Verizon go90 Streaming Free NBA Basketball Games5 Feb, 2016 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Verizon Communications Feb. 5 announced it is offering users of its go90 app free mobile streaming access to NBA basketball games Feb. 6-7. The promotion is a preview of NBA League Pass, a standalone subscription streaming service offering users access to all out-of-market games. The League Pass is available for $50 since the NBA season is half over.
Beginning Feb. 8, registered go90 users will have free access to up to five NBA League Pass games during the remainder of the 2015-16 NBA regular season, regardless of whether they watch the previous free preview weekend or have any other League Pass subscription.
Launched last year, Verizon’s free go90 app is available on both Android and iOS operating systems offering ad-supported news and entertainment video clips.
The NBA is not Verizon’s first foray into streaming sports. The telecom is also the official mobile distributor of Super Bowl 50, which enables users via a special app to watch the game live on portable devices only.
While go90-registered Verizon Wireless customers can watch go90 content on the telecom’s LTE network without incurring data charges, non-Verizon subs could be subjected to data charges when streaming video for extended periods of time, depending on their data plans.
Similarly to MLB.tv, NBA League Pass enables subscribers to stream basketball games on connected devices, including the television. Both MLB.tv and NBA League Pass are available on Roku and Apple TV, among other streaming media devices.