NBA to Broadcast Games in 360-Degree VR This Season

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After streaming weekly live games in VR last year, the NBA announced plans this week to offer a slate of games in VR this season as well.

Via NextVR’s app, the official League Pass VR partner of the NBA, the NBA, users will be able to stream 27 different live games on their Samsung Gear VR or Google Daydream headset from the Screening Room.

Every game night, fans can immerse themselves in a 360-degree VR environment with the opportunity to select up to 13 NBA games to livestream on a massive virtual screen. Additionally, the screen will display infographics of live stats within the field of play.

“Following a groundbreaking first season of NBA games in VR, we will introduce new product features, including real-time graphics floating like holograms within the field-of-play, deliver sharper images, and introduce more VR devices to fans,” said David Cole, NextVR CEO. “We are continuing to advance the realism and fidelity of our NBA broadcasts and these new features will deliver the most immersive live basketball experience to date.”

If you don’t have an NBA League Pass, fans can pay $7 USD for the game you wish to stream, courtesy of the NBA‘s on-demand service.