Ir al contenido

How Does the NBA League Pass Blackout Policy Work?

Jeff Kotuby

NBA League Pass is the Association’s out-of-market streaming service that allows fans to watch teams from all over the country — except their local teams. Here’s a little more info about the NBA’s blackout policy and what you can do to avoid it.

What is the NBA’s Blackout Policy?

Per the NBA website, “Blackout restrictions include your local NBA team(s) and all nationally televised games. Blacked-out games will be available for viewing after the game has concluded.”

Blackouts are specific to your current location, so if your location changes, your blackout restrictions for live, locally televised games will also change. Your location is determined by the IP address or location services (if turned on). Within the U.S. and Canada, a zip code is used to determine what teams are covered by your local broadcaster.

If you could theoretically change your current location to another location, you could watch your local team using NBA League Pass without leaving your house. But be advised that doing so (without actually leaving your house, of course) is technically against League Pass’ terms of use and could result in your account being limited or deleted.

What Do I Do If My Team is Blacked-Out on League Pass?

If you prefer to play by the rules or not risk any sort of ramifications, your best option would be to sign up for a live TV streaming service that carries your local RSN or, in the case of national games, the broadcast station airing said game. Our extensive guide on streaming the 2021-22 NBA season breaks down the best streaming services for NBA fans and how to most easily view your local team.

In short, your best bet is to sign up for DIRECTV STREAM, as you’ll have access to ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV, most RSNs (excluding NBC Sports Philadelphia), and the ability to sign up for League Pass through DirecTV Stream. While fuboTV brands itself as a sports-themed streaming service, it currently lacks TNT as part of its channel lineup.

If you’re only interested in national games, Sling TV’s Blue plan offers the aforementioned national stations at a much lower price compared to DirecTV Stream but lacks all RSNs.

If a live TV streaming service isn’t the answer, you can always watch your team’s games 72 hours after they air through League Pass or just get the gist of things by watching 30-second clips on Twitter.

Speaking of short clips, if you’re a League Pass subscriber already, Buzzer's official launch will allow you to integrate your League Pass account with Buzzer for additional features.

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Sling TV YouTube
Inscríbete Prueba gratis Sign Up Prueba gratis Inscríbete
USD 69.99 USD 64.99 USD 69.99 USD 35 USD 35 USD 64.99
Atlanta Hawks
Bally Sports Southeast
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
Boston Celtics
NBC Sports Boston
≥ USD 84.99 - -
Brooklyn Nets
YES Network
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
Charlotte Hornets
Bally Sports Southeast
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
Chicago Bulls
NBC Sports Chicago
≥ USD 84.99 - -
Cleveland Cavaliers
Bally Sports Ohio
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
Dallas Mavericks
Bally Sports Southwest
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
Denver Nuggets
Altitude
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
Detroit Pistons
Bally Sports Detroit
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
Golden State Warriors
NBC Sports Bay Area
≥ USD 84.99 - -
Houston Rockets
AT&T SportsNet Southwest
≥ USD 84.99 - - - -
Indiana Pacers
Bally Sports Indiana
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
LA Clippers
Bally Sports SoCal
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
Los Angeles Lakers
Spectrum SportsNet
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
Memphis Grizzlies
Bally Sports Southeast
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
Miami Heat
Bally Sports Sun
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
Milwaukee Bucks
Bally Sports Wisconsin
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
Minnesota Timberwolves
Bally Sports North
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
New Orleans Pelicans
Bally Sports New Orleans
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
New York Knicks
MSG
≥ USD 84.99 - - - -
Oklahoma City Thunder
Bally Sports Oklahoma
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
Orlando Magic
Bally Sports Florida
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
Philadelphia 76ers
NBC Sports Philadelphia
- - -
Phoenix Suns
Bally Sports Arizona
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
Portland Trail Blazers
Root Sports Northwest
≥ USD 84.99 - - - -
Sacramento Kings
NBC Sports California
≥ USD 84.99 - -
San Antonio Spurs
Bally Sports Southwest
≥ USD 84.99 - - - - -
Utah Jazz
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
≥ USD 84.99 - - - -
Washington Wizards
NBC Sports Washington
≥ USD 84.99 - -
Toronto Raptors
NBA TV
≥ USD 84.99 ^ USD 11 - ^ USD 11 ^ USD 11

Devolución de AT&T TV

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $75 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for AT&T TV.

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

Devolución de Sling TV

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $10 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for Sling TV.

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