NextVR, the leader in live VR sports broadcasting, today released their full schedule for their live NBA coverage, including 25 games featuring 30 teams throughout the 2016-2017 season. Make sure to have your phone battery charged, your Gear VR lenses cleaned and ready to go tonight though, because the first VR live coverage starts tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET (local time) with San Antonio Spurs vs. Sacramento Kings.

NextVR is throwing you two free NBA games this season via a free trial of the NBA LEAGUE PASS, which includes unlimited access to both TV broadcasts and VR broadcasts until November 1, 2016 at 11:59pm ET (local time). NextVR has told us however that it’s not necessary for users to input a credit card in order to take advantage of the free trial period for VR viewing.

The free trial includes coverage of tonight’s game and the Tuesday, Nov. 1 game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers.

I Watched an NBA Game With Next VR and I Can't Go Back to Normal TV

If you already have the NBA LEAGUE PASS, all you have to do is authenticate your account by inputting your login credentials (obtained at or the NBA App) within NextVR’s app, and you have all 25 games to look forward to.

After games are over, NextVR will be publishing highlights, condensed games and full games on demand within the NBA channel on the NextVR app.

NextVR App for Gear VR

The company makes this possible due to strategic partnerships with NBC Sports, Turner Sports, and FOX Sports, and has livestreamed NASCAR, hockey, boxing, soccer, and golf. According to Crunchbase, NextVR has received a total of $115.5M across 3 funding roads.

Check out the full schedule of VR coverage below. More information can be found at




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  • Andrew Tarter

    Hmm, no Oculus support? I’d love to try it.

    • James Friedman

      The fact that they haven’t added Rift or Vive support yet is a joke.

  • Keith.


  • ummm…

    no rift or vive support? what a bunch of dunces.

    • ummm…

      looks like oculus home has the app. im still out in the cold cause i have a vive. would i revive it? then i have to get the nba pass? these dudes think im gonna buy a package to get a vr trial. they just wasted their money capturing the .01 percent of vr consumers that have that retarded package.

      • Sky Castle

        Oculus Home does not have the app. It’s only for GearVR

        • ummm…

          i went to nextvr and it can be found on the oculus home. doesn’t that mean rift too?

          • Sky Castle

            It clearly says on that page Platform: Gear VR

            You can download it on Oculus Home website, but that only attach the app to your Oculus account. It won’t show in your Rift library, just in Gear VR.

          • ummm…

            oooooooo. good to know. im a vive guy. seems overly complicated, but hey the geniuses at the nba must know better…..

          • Sky Castle

            I agree, I have a Vive too and it’s much better in every way.

          • ummm…

            things are changing fast. if we dont get some real full content then we may start falling behind, especially if everyone is going the exclusive route. lets hope.

  • Sky Castle

    There’s a problem with this.

    The Note 4 and S6 series overheat after 15-30 minutes.

    The S7 series overheats after an hour or so.

    The Note 5 blows up in your face.

    So not only are Vive and Rift owners not able to watch it, nobody is.