NBA League Pass Arrives on Apple TV In Australia
After spending a year or so staring at the MLB & NHL apps on my Apple TV wishing there was an NBA equivalent, the NBA has finally released an NBA Apple TV app.
Watching NBA League Pass on a computer, tablet or mobile is great but often it restricts the use of that device and chews up major battery usage…plus it can be a pain to connect and disconnect everytime.
The new NBA app on Apple TV is ridiculously easy to use so lets have a look at what it does (bare with me these photos are from my phone).
Start up your Apple TV and you should notice the new NBA app next to the NHL & MLB Apps.
Once you click the app you are taken to the welcome screen with options to watch:
- Todays Games
- Game Highlights
The ‘Todays Games’ section contains Live and archived games from the current season with scores which you can turn off.
Watch out though as they are in US time so the games shown as today are really tomorrows games (it is one day in front of our time).
Its a bit hard to show the quality but I personally feel it is much better quality and much more reliable than streaming via Airplay from laptop or tablet.
Apple TV automatically uses the best stream available so I am unsure if there is anyway to lower the quality if you are worried about bandwidth.
You can view the conference standings and team scores at any time via the ‘Standings’ menu option.
…and watch highlights, press conferences and more at any stage via the ‘Hiighlights’ menu option.
I’m not sure if I did something previously but this all just worked automatically for me. Perhaps it was because I have the NBA Game Time app on both my iPhone and iPad with my full League Pass subscription.
Either way I was stoked when I saw this and have already watched 2 full games with no problems.
Let us know what you think of the app and if you had any problems getting it setup below.