How to stream NBL online

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Catch every NBL game live from anywhere in the world.

NBL doesn't get much airtime on traditional television. SBS broadcasts just a single match live each Sunday, with the rest of the round relegated to score sheets and video highlights during the nightly news. Thankfully, through the magic of online streaming, Australian basketball fans can watch all the NBL they want, live and untethered from the living room couch. Every steal, every assist, every dunk; with NBL TV, you'll never have to miss another shot.

What is NBL TV?

Available online through the NBL.tv website and through the NBL mobile app, NBL TV is a subscription streaming service dedicated to covering all things basketball here in Australia. In addition to streaming every NBL game live to subscribers, the service offers the latest news, statistics, team rankings, and video highlights from the current NBL season, all available from your phone or Internet-capable device.

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How do I sign up for NBL TV and what does it get me?

To enjoy the wealth of basketball coverage NBL TV has to offer, you'll need to sign up for an NBL TV subscription. If you're only interested in watching your favourite team play, the free Your Team Access Pass lets you pick a single team and watch every one of their games live all season long. You'll also get access to replays of every one of their matches along with highlight videos from across the entire league.

If that's not enough basketball for your liking, an All Access Pass gets you access to live streams of every NBL game, regardless of what teams are playing. It also scores you access to the NBL video archives, chronicling over 300 hours of the biggest games from NBL history.

Whichever subscription you choose, you'll be able to stream NBL TV from anywhere in the world except for New Zealand since contractual obligations prevent NBL TV from being accessible there.

How much does NBL TV cost?

Signing up for the Your Team Access Pass is completely free, letting you follow your favourite team without forking over a cent. For the league-wide coverage provided by the All Access Pass, you'll need to shell out $5 a month.

If you're a Telstra mobile customer, the telco is bundling in a free All Access Pass with its mobile plans. To claim your free subscription, all you need to do is log in to the NBL app through your compatible Telstra mobile device.

It's also important to note that NBL TV subscriptions auto-renew unless you explicitly opt out, so make sure to change your settings if you don't want to be charged indefinitely.

What devices are compatible with NBL TV?

Whether at home or on the go, there are plenty of ways to watch NBL TV. If you're out and about, the NBL app for Android and Apple devices is your best bet. The Android app supports phones and tablets running Android 4.1 or higher, and the iOS app supports iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches running iOS 8.0 or higher.

At home, you can access NBL TV through Windows and Mac devices by logging into the NBL.tv website. A modern web browser is necessary for watching live streams and video highlights.

If you want to watch the game on your TV, the NBL mobile apps support screen mirroring to Apple TV devices through Apple AirPlay. Alternatively, if you own a Telstra TV set-top box, you can download the NBL app there and stream straight to the big screen.

Best of all, NBL TV supports an unlimited number of devices linked to a single NBL TV subscription. This means you are free to share your account with friends and family with everyone able to watch live matches at the same time.

How much data does NBL TV use?

Streaming live matches and video highlights through the NBL TV app can chew through quite a bit of data, and if you're watching on the go, it's important to be aware of the toll it'll take on your monthly data cap. Since NBL TV uses an adaptive bitrate streaming algorithm, the amount of data used depends on the speed of your connection and the size of your device's screen. As a guide, streaming a 40-minute NBL match to a phone typically uses around 500MB of data.

Once again, Telstra customers are at an advantage here. If you're on a BigPond ADSL, Cable, NBN, or Telstra mobile Internet connection, all NBL TV video content is unmetered. This means it won't count against your monthly cap. This offer does not apply to Telstra mobile broadband dongles, Wi-Fi hotspots, or business broadband plans, however.

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