NBA 2017/18 VR Season Pass Available, Schedule Announced

NextVR and NBA Digital announced the immediate availability of the season pass for watching the 2017/18 season of NBA in virtual reality. The two opted to extend their partnership and provide consumers with the option of watching 27 live games using their compatible VR headsets, noting that the NBA League Pass VR will cover all 30 teams from the most popular basketball league on the planet. The VR versions of games will be offered to all holders of the NBA League Pass regardless of whether they purchased it directly from the association or through a licensed third-party distributor, the companies said. Once you have acquired your season pass which starts at $6.99 per month depending on the amount of games and teams you want to watch, you'll be able to log into the NBA section of the NextVR Android app with your NBA-issued credentials.

NBA is also presently offering a free trial of the subscription pass which provides you with seven (individual) opportunities to experience a live game in a virtual reality environment and see if watching a real match in such a manner is something you'd be willing to pay for. Apart from VR broadcasts of NBA games, NextVR will also provide you with on-demand content like highlights and even complete game replays, the Laguna Beach, California-based company confirmed. The coverage is set to start next Saturday, October 21st, with a free preview of the game between Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks. Another novelty related to NextVR and NBA's partnership is the NextVR Screening Room which will provide subscribers with an opportunity to watch any games they paid for as part of their season pass in a VR movie theater.

The offer is available to customers in the United States and other parts of the world, so long as they're able to purchase this year's NBA League Pass. NextVR is seeking to improve on its VR offering with additional content and more games after debuting its NBA service in 2016, the firm suggested. Apart from the Android app, subscribers looking to experience NBA games in VR will need a compatible smartphone-reliant headset like Google's Daydream View or Samsung's Gear VR. In addition to the NBA, NextVR is also covering the new NFL season. The entire NBA VR schedule for the 2017/18 season is available below.

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