Believe it or not, the NBA has had a Windows Phone app since 2011. They first launched Game Time back in time for the 2011 playoffs allowing players to catch the latest news from the NBA. A year later, the app was updated with the ability to watch live video of the playoffs if you were an NBA League Pass holder. Today, we’re looking at a new update for NBA fans that will let you catch the entire season. Details below.
NBA Game Time is the app for basketball fans on Windows Phone. You’ll get over 50 new video highlights a day from around the league. If you’re a League Pass subscriber you’ll also get live and on-demand games through the app. We’re not that serious with our basketball affection yet, so we can’t really test it out right now.
Want to watch those live games? Again, you’ll need to be a League Pass member with a current plan. There are three different tiers. For example, the mobile only option starts at $49.99 and allows access to NBA games on your iPhone, Android device and presumably Windows Phone. We say presumably because their website hasn’t been updated to list Windows Phone as an option. After that there are two other options to become a League Pass member. Broadband starts at $129.99 and gives you access to NBA games on a variety of devices like your computer, Xbox 360, Roku, and more. Then there’s the $189 TV/Broadband/Mobile plan that gives you access from basically any screen on this planet. Learn more about pricing and a free trial on the League Pass info page.
NBA Game Time for Windows Phone also gives users the latest news, box scores, play-by-plays, and more in the app. For example, you can get information on a specific player like their season points, rebounds, etc. by using NBA Game Time. We’re also seeing Lockscreen support in the screenshots for the app inside the Store, but can’t find them in the app or inside our lock screen settings. If you figure this out, let us know.
So this new NBA app, it’s not bad. Although, some users (on Twitter and first reviews in the Store) are having problems with the app crashing. Hopefully bugs will be killed with a quick update now that the app is out the in there Store. I’m also having trouble signing into the app with my NBA account, so your initial impressions of the app may vary. Do voice your opinion below in the comments.
Want NBA Game Time for Windows Phone? It’s available for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 users for free. Again, you’ll need to pay for the live games by being a League Pass member. Grab it in the Windows Phone Store, use the QR codes below, or swipe to the right in our app.
P.S. It looks like the Store is slowly updating. It might show as unavailable on your device at the moment. Try later if that’s the case. Users in the UK and India have installed it with success, but not in doesn’t appear to work in the US yet. Worst case scenario is that this app is region locked and the US won’t get it. We’ve reached out to the NBA and Microsoft and will let you know the details.
Thanks for the tip @wpscoops!