How to hack NBA League Pass to bypass blackouts

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NBA League Pass hack to bypass blackouts

Thinking about getting the NBA League Pass but can’t deal with the blackouts? Although there are many ways to watch the NBA season, NBA’s League Pass is still the best way to enjoy the games! If you’re looking for other ways to stream the NBA, check out our streaming guide in the link here:
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If you weren’t already aware, the NBA League Pass has some frustrating blackouts when viewing from state to state in the U.S. Due to the reality of broadcast rights, local TV broadcasters have already secured rights to broadcast a game in a particular area. Which means that whenever a specific game is being played on television, NBA League Pass subscribers will experience a blackout. Bummer!
Fortunately though, there’s got a solution.

As it turns out, the International League Pass is much more forgiving. Given that the NBA games aren’t available on any of their local television stations, International League Pass subscribers can enjoy ZERO blackouts.
Just like how it is for NFL’s Game Pass and NHL.TV, the international version is always better!


U.S vs International NBA League Pass

There’s a huge difference between the NBA League Pass available in the U.S and other countries. The most obvious one as mentioned above, would be the ZERO blackouts on the international version. Not to mention, the League Pass pricing is also vastly different! Take a look at the screenshots we took for both versions below.


NBA League Pass – U.S Version

NBA League Pass USA
If you’re located in the U.S and headed over to NBA’s League Pass page, you will find that an annual subscription is going to cost you $199.99. However the most noticeable thing here is the dreaded “blackouts apply” notice informing you that you will be subjected to blackouts for selected nationally televised games in the U.S.
Note: NBA Game Pass requires a separate account in the United States, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Antigua and any U.S territories (including Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the US Virgin Islands, and Guam).


NBA League Pass – International Version

NBA League Pass Canada
If you’re outside of the U.S and headed back to the NBA’s League Pass page, it’s going to look quite different. The first thing you’ll notice is the non-existent “blackouts apply” notice and that the prices are in their local currency instead.

(In the example image above, we had the prices in Canadian Dollars but had changed it to USD$ from the currency drop-down menu for easier comparison)

The most compelling difference though, is that those prices are actually a whole lot cheaper than those in the U.S! For example, in Canada you could get the League Pass at just under $120/year. That’s almost half the price! Then way across the world, there’s an even cheaper option that will save you more than 90% of the price! We’ll explain it in the table below.
Note: NBA Game Pass International is available globally except for certain countries as listed by


Which Country Has The Cheapest NBA League Pass?

Time to hop on a plane and see the difference in other countries! After some testing in other countries, here are the differences we found in prices:

Location Blackout Restrictions Features Cost
United States Very Restricted – NBA USA “Blackouts” FAQs ● Live or On-Demand Games (subjected to blackout)
● Replays (Every Game)
● NBA Classic Games
Canada Restricted – NBA Canada “Blackouts” FAQs ● Live or On-Demand Games (subjected to blackout)
● Watch multiple games simultaneously
United Kingdom No Restrictions ● Live or On-Demand Games
● NBA TV game analysis + documentaries
● NBA Classic Games
France No Restrictions ● Live or On-Demand Games
● NBA Classic Games
Australia No Restrictions ● Live or On-Demand Games
● NBA TV game analysis + documentaries
● Watch multiple games simultaneously
Singapore No Restrictions ● Live or On-Demand Games
● NBA TV game analysis + documentaries
● Watch multiple games simultaneously
Hong Kong No Restrictions ● Live or On-Demand Games
● NBA TV game analysis + documentaries
● Watch multiple games simultaneously
Romania No Restrictions ● Live or On-Demand Games
● NBA TV game analysis + documentaries
● Watch multiple games simultaneously
Mexico No Restrictions ● Live or On-Demand Games
● NBA TV game analysis + documentaries
● Watch multiple games simultaneously
Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Africa No Restrictions ● Live or On-Demand Games
● NBA TV game analysis + documentaries
● Watch multiple games simultaneously


No Restrictions (Note: Requires India VPN to be turned on while streaming) ● Live or On-Demand Games
● NBA TV game analysis + documentaries
● Watch multiple games simultaneously

Clearly – India is offering the steepest discount available anywhere globally for League Pass. So just to recap the differences:
U.S League Pass
● Price: $200/year
● Blackouts: Live local team games unavailable

International League Pass
● Price: As low as $15/year
● Blackouts: No
Now that you’ve got a better understanding on how League Pass works around the world, it’s time to get you started on accessing it.


How To Hack NBA League Pass To Bypass Blackouts

You might be asking at this point, “Did we really just sent someone across 14 countries just to test NBA League Pass?”. No, of course we didn’t, we’ve got a better way. By using our VPN servers located in over 44 countries, we were able to change our devices IP address to that of those countries. As a result, we’d virtually appear to be in another country.
When you visit the NBA League Pass website, they will first check your IP address so they can determine your location. If you have a United States IP address, you will be served the U.S version. However, if you were using our VPN and changed your IP address to one that’s outside of the United States (i.e. India, Canada, etc.), you will then be served the International version instead.
So first things first, you’ll need to use a VPN to connect to another country outside of the U.S.


VPN Connection Setup Guide

1) Sign Up for a free My Private Network account.
2) Install our VPN on any device that you’ll be using to watch the NBA games.
Note: NBA for iOS & Android will not work with any VPN as the app requires the GPS Location Services to be turned on to work. A VPN spoofs your IP address, but it does not spoof your GPS location.


Hacking NBA League Pass Blackouts

The steps here are for users that already have an existing League Pass subscription and would simply like to avoid blackout.

1) Once you’ve setup our VPN service on your device, you’ll need to connect to our Mexico (MEX) servers.
Note: This is to ensure you’re connected to a country closest to the U.S or Canada.
2) Depending on the device you’re using, you’ll see some sort of notification that you’re connected to our VPN. To confirm this, kindly visit our IP Address Checker and see if the IP address is one from Mexico.
3) Now, login to your NBA League Pass account and start enjoying the full blackout-free access to NBA games.


Hacking NBA League Pass For Cheaper Prices

The steps here are for users that do not have an active League Pass subscription. You will learn how to save up to 90% on a new League Pass subscription by using our VPN.

1) Firstly, connect to our India (IND) servers.
Note: League Pass purchased from India requires the VPN to be connected while streaming any games. Other countries do not have the same restrictions. Besides India, you may also connect to our Brazil (BRA), Malaysia (MYS), Indonesia (IDN), or South Africa (ZAF) servers as these are the countries with the next cheapest available rates for League Pass.
2) Then head over to the NBA’s League Pass subscription page. You will see the prices in their local currency but you can change it to USD$ by clicking on the currency drop-down menu from the top-right corner.
3) Click the “Select Plan” button to proceed with your order.
Note: You’ll be required to create a free NBA account, or sign in if you already have one.
4) In the following page, your personal information will be required. Kindly fill up the relevant information and enter your real billing address as designated by your payment card if required.
5) Once you’re ready, click on the “Submit Payment” button to confirm your purchase.
6) That’s it, you’re done! You should now be able to watch any live games while connected to our VPN.
Note: If you used another VPN country besides India for the cheaper rates, you may not want to do so when streaming live games. As those countries may be physically further away from the U.S (where you’re from presumably), it’ll take a longer time for the connection to get there which makes your overall internet connection slower. Hence, once you’re done with the cheaper League Pass purchase, we suggest that you connect to another country closer to you. For example, Mexico (Mex) would be a good choice if you’re located in the U.S. If you’re not within “blackout” areas (U.S and Canada), then you wouldn’t need to connect to the VPN to watch any games.


Why VPNs Are Important?

VPNs aren’t just for bypassing sports blackouts. In actual fact, VPNs do much more important things for you online. To demonstrate, when you connect to a My Private Network VPN server, all of your internet traffic gets pushed through our private servers whilst encrypting every single bit of data. This makes it incredibly difficult for anyone attempting to see your online activity – even for the most experienced hackers.
More critically, if you ever use public Wi-Fi, it’s vital to connect to a VPN first so that everyone using that Wi-Fi can’t see your traffic information. Obviously, doing any kinds of online transactions such as banking or payments is a BIG No-No when in public Wi-Fi. Using a VPN when ever you connect to the internet will significantly boost your online privacy and help protect you against hackers or other bad guys on the internet.

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