So I was going to post something about league pass. Glad to see the thread. I've had league pass from directv (all teams) and single team in the past. Obviously it's more expensive for all teams but I pretty much hated the streaming version, which is what you need to get if you want one team.
My issues with the streaming version were that I could not start watching a game from the beginning once it had started but before the game was over. So used to doing that with any other game I record on my DVR.
The other issue I had was an even bigger one. When I went to watch a game after it had ended you can see that DANG score when you went to start the game. How dumb is that? What's the point of watching the game if you see the score before starting it?
Anyway, I have an older TV that is smart, but not nearly as user friendly as newer sets. Perhaps these issues have been fixed. Or perhaps I missed something when I had it. But I wouldn't get the streaming version again.
Thatís the biggest dissapointment for me, not having the option of restarting it from the beginning while itís still on. Iím pretty sure you can put it on and rewind it, but you still risk seeing the score.
As far as seeing the score in the app, you can turn that off by going into options/settings. It wonít show live or finished scores unless you click on box score/recap.
Here is my feedback in terms of a quality perspective from a fan living in another city that relies on non local broadcasts. I won't get into cost because obviously reddit is free and the others aren't.
Best: NBA League pass through cable provider. Before I canceled my cable, this was almost perfect quality, no lag, etc. Was like watching a live game on NBC. No difference.
Below Average: Reddit streams. You have to navigate through popups and the other annoyances of getting something illegally. If the game is huge (Celtics vs Warriors), you're going to get laggy situations that require restarts, watching 320p or less (sometimes you have to make out what is happening through a sea of blur -- hey I think that was Smart that shot a ball and it maybe went in), the stream sometimes buffers and skips back 30 seconds. It's just not a consistent experience and you WILL miss plays.
Terrible: NBA League pass through streaming. It's absolutely trash and the fact that you pay for it exacerbates the situation.
Long and short: if you have cable, buy it through your cable provider. If you don't have cable, you're at the mercy of the redditstreams Gods.
Iím a little confused. Iíve only bough through my cable provider (Iíve had Time Warner and Verizon), and on heavy game nights (usually Wednesdays and Fridays), I would be forced to watch a game in standard definition depending on the start time.
And in the 2014-15, I spent four months of the season away from home and had to rely on watching through my iPad and had no real issues.
This past season, if I forgot to record or whatever and had to use the app, I had zero issues and actually thought picture quality was excellent (as good as HD feed through cable provider).
Canít speak to reddit, but I donít see what everyoneís issue is with the quality stream through the NBA app. Iíve used it on my Samsung TV, Apple TV, iPad, and multiple iPhones and yeah itís not perfect but certainly not bad enough to moan and groan about.
One other thing...
My ten year old son is super into the celtics and wants to watch the games. He wonít be able to stay up for most of them. The replay option on league pass is therefore appealing. Any opinions on that aspect of league pass?
Most of the time Iíve used the NBA app, itís after the game has ended.
I really like it. They cut out most commercials and give you both teams feeds to choose from (cable providers usually provide you with the home teams telecast).