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NBA gives you a better view of games on your phone

League Pass users won't have to squint when watching basketball in mobile apps.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
October 24, 2016
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Just because you can watch live sports on your phone doesn't mean you'll enjoy it -- the footage is usually optimized for TV, which sometimes means staring at players the size of ants. You won't have to squint if you're an NBA League Pass customer during the 2016-2017 season, though. The basketball streaming service is trotting out a Mobile View option that gives you a close-up shot in its Android and iOS apps. You can switch back to a traditional view when you want an overview, but this promises to help in those moments when you want to identify the ball carrier or get a good look at that impending dunk.

And crucially, this isn't just a matter of cropping the regular view and calling it a day. The NBA and Turner Sports installed new cameras in every team's arena, and each game has a producer dedicated to Mobile View. You should experience the same quality that you'd get on TV, just with a new perspective. As always, though, you'll have to pay to see this for yourself. A full season of out-of-market games will cost you $200 US, while a team-specific pass will set you back $120; individual games cost $7 each.

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