NBA Fans to Experience All-Star Game in Virtual Reality
For the first time in the history of the league, the NBA will allow its fans too watch NBA All-Star Weekend live in virtual reality. This new concept will apply to all of the games international fans, except those in China. Fans in the United States and Canada will not get this opportunity either, but then again, the game’s on our continent so we can’t complain too much.
It has been announced that the NBA and NextVR, the official League Pass VR partner of the NBA will offer both the Saturday and the Sunday night festivities in virtual reality on International NBA League Pass for NBA fans with a Google Daydream View or Samsung Gear VR headset, along with a compatible smartphone.
Subscribers will have the chance to watch the events for free, while non-subscribers will have to purchase the package. For more information, fans can visit http://nextvr.com/nba/international.
According to an NBA press release, NBA All-Star 2017 “will reach fans in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages on their televisions, computers, mobile phones and tablets. This includes the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 17 at 9 p.m. ET, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. ET, the 66th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. ET, as well as behind-the-scenes coverage and interviews throughout the week.”
As the NBA continues to test technological limits, the fans continue being the real winners!