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NBA League Pass Remains Same Price for 2021-22 Season, But Adds Cheaper NBA TV Add-On

Jason Gurwin

When the NBA season returns for the 2021-22 season, the league’s out-of-market streaming service, NBA League Pass, won’t see many changes when it comes to price. For the last two years, the price of the service has remained the same.

NBA League Pass 2021-22 Plans

  • Team Pass: $119.99/year
  • League Pass: $199.99/year
  • League Pass Premium: $249.99/year
  • NBA TV Add-on: $29.99/year

However, there is one major price change to the service. Previously, if you wanted to add NBA TV to your NBA League Pass subscription, it cost $59.99/year, but now that drops to just $29.99. That will add another 100 games to the package.

That’s a nice addition, because just like previous seasons, nationally televised games on NBA TV, ABC, ESPN, and TNT, as well as games available in your local market are blacked out.

If you just want NBA TV, you can still purchase the separate NBA TV add-on ($59.99, or $7.99 a month) to get access to those games.

What’s The Difference Between NBA League Pass Plans?

Team Pass includes live and on-demand HD telecasts of a single team, while League Pass includes every team. If you upgrade to League Pass Premium, you’ll also get access to an in-arena stream during commercial breaks.

With all plans, you can choose the home and away feed. They also have in-stream advanced stats, so you can check the players’ and teams’ performance without leaving the stream. After the game, you will have access to full-length and 10-min condensed replays. For those games that are blacked out, you will get on-demand access 3 days after the broadcast.

Last season, NBA League Pass added the ability to download games for offline viewing, but it seems like that feature has been removed this season.

But, one major downgrade that has continued is that you can no longer share your account with your family, unless you subscribe to NBA League Pass Premium. Previously, all NBA League Pass accounts used to offer five simultaneous streams. Now, all plans except League Pass Premium, offer just one stream. If you upgrade to League Pass Premium, you can stream on two devices at the same time.

However, there is one workaround to this.

If you subscribe to NBA League Pass through a third-party like Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV, or YouTube TV – each offer three simultaneous streams.

For those who want to stream games in their local market, you will still need a Live TV Streaming Service. Unfortunately, with Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, fuboTV, and Sling TV all without Bally Sports RSNs, YES Network, Altitude, Spectrum SportsNet, and AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, your only option is the $84.99 DIRECTV STREAM Choice Plan.

For teams carried on NBC Sports-owned RSNs like the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, and Philadelphia 76ers, you have multiple options to stream like Hulu Live TV, fuboTV, and YouTube TV.

For others like the New York Knicks (MSG), Portland Trail Blazers (ROOT Sports Northwest), and Houston Rockets (AT&T SportsNet Southwest), you can use either fuboTV or DIRECTV STREAM.

TBD

DIRECTV STREAM Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $50 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for DIRECTV STREAM.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Sling TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $25 Uber Eats Gift Card when you sign up for Sling TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Hulu Live TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $35 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for Hulu Live TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.