Isaac
Years ago

NBL Live app launched

Free:

iOS

Android

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Happy Days  
Years ago

So how will the live streaming of games work?

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Train  
Years ago

It appears that this will stream games no charge. Oh .... My.....god!! I love Larry Kestleman

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Train  
Years ago

It also looks like it's streaming direct from Fox Sports News.

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KET  
Years ago

Well it appears that way for now (as it's just coming up with the FSN stream), but I think Fox Sports News is streamed for free online anyway?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Is there an on demand feature available?

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XY  
Years ago

Wow. Look forward to seeing how it works.

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NBL #1 Fan  
Years ago

Is there an app for the PC??

How about Windows phone?

Shame they didn't include 100% of their target audience is this is the case.

Anyway, it's a step in the right direction, but having NBL.TV was a better product, except for the streaming quality. Improve that and NBL.TV would be been amazing.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

the list of things the app wants access to on the phone is a little concerning.

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LV  
Years ago

I downloaded and had a 5 minute look on the train, and it just seemed to be stats and news. I couldn't locate a "streaming" option. Must’ve been doing something wrong....

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KET  
Years ago

There's streaming. Click the "Watch LIVE" link above each game. I know it doesn't say it for the 36ers, but they all just use the same Fox Sports News stream anyway so it doesn't matter which one you click.

There's clear intention to not have it on computers/laptops - because that starts going into Foxtel's TV domain.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Excellent, great to have free streaming!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

stupid question, can you use the app on a computer/laptop??

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Anonymous  
Years ago

There are programs on the computer that let you airplay to that computer but I doubt you will be allowed to airplay through the app, you would have to most likely jailbreak the device first

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LV  
Years ago

Has anyone tried using a HDMI Adaptor and connecting their iPhone/iPad to TV yet?

I was reading an article this morning, it claimed that some apps will work with TV Streaming but others won't.

(Now if I was Fox and I didn't want people streaming to TV.... I'd tell the NBL to make sure the app couldn't function this way).

But- has anyone tried it?

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LV  
Years ago

Ie: With Laptop, I just connect the laptop to the TV via a HDMI Cord. The TV becomes the laptop screen (or a second screen if you want).

There is an adaptor to use so you can connect HDMI Cord direct to from your TV to your iPad, via Adaptor.

I've never tried this with iPad mini before- will it work in the same way? Has anyone tried this with the NBL Live app?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

My understanding LV is a HDMI adapter from your ipad should work at it is the output from the device and not an application within the device like airplay. I used it all last season on the old nbltv.

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NBL #1 Fan  
Years ago

I understand the right to protect Foxtel, but seriously, if people can work out how to hook a tablet to a large monitor/TV then what's the point in protecting foxtel?

The best way forward would to have streaming on all devices (mobiles, laptops, PCs etc) via foxtel simulcast and charge an appropiate fee for it. Maybe $5 a month for NBL since Foxtel charges around $5 a month for premium channel addons.

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Train  
Years ago

Foxtel Play/Go(whatever its called) wont let you connect or airplay to a TV and I imagine the same thing will apply for this ap.

But hey you have every game streamed live on tablet or phone...if your not happy with that get Foxtel. First 6 rounds will cost you $25 a month as Fox Sports News is included in Foxtels basic package.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

$5 per month for every game?

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Train  
Years ago

I can't believe that some people here are still not happy with what they have been given.

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Isaac  
Years ago

I understand the right to protect Foxtel, but seriously, if people can work out how to hook a tablet to a large monitor/TV then what's the point in protecting foxtel?
Because most people won't bother doing this or know that they can do this. I doubt I'd bother - I'd just watch on my phone or tablet.

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natwhereyouat  
Years ago

App is free for the first round and then will need to pay after that, however I'm told it will be less than what NBL TV was.

If you have Apple TV you can mirror your iPhone to Apple TV and watch it on your TV. If you have an android, some have TV outs (I think the Sony Z2 and Z3?) or you have a few other options like Chrome Cast (like Apple TV) or there's an android box apparently. Both you can mirror your phone to the TV.

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LC  
Years ago

Here is a look with some screen grabs so you can see what you get...

A first look at the new NBL Live app

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Anonymous  
Years ago

NBL finally seems to have its act together. About time!

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RMQ  
Years ago

If it's "less than NBL TV" was last season then don't expect games to be "on demand" Catch it live of miss out.

Chances are you will most likely be able to "Air Play" or "mirror" via apple TV for iOS devices.

I'll test that tonight.

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linds  
Years ago

A step in the right direction..

I wonder what the bitrate will be- chances are it will be a blocky mess when output to the TV

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Mark  
Years ago

I just used my chromecast to cast my screen with this app open and it looked to work fine. Went to the live game option and that worked also.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

This new nbl ownership is making it way too hard for us keyboard warriors to complain. I really hope they start stuffing things up soon.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

anyone know if we can watch games on demand??

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natwhereyouat  
Years ago

No word on if you can watch games on demand yet

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cant use on iPhone 4.

Time to get the HTC One M8

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CT  
Years ago

'Foxtel Play/Go(whatever its called) wont let you connect or airplay to a TV and I imagine the same thing will apply for this app'

I can output Foxtel Go just fine to my TV via my laptop HDMI out.

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Train  
Years ago

"I can output Foxtel Go just fine to my TV via my laptop HDMI out."

Really, thats interesting. I'll have to try with my laptop....I was trying using an apple HDMI - ipad adapter and it wouldnt work with Go.

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Fworld  
Years ago

Why do people really want to watch it on a mobile anyway? Surely you aren't all on the train when the bball is on?

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Ugly Igley  
Years ago

The app's listing weight of Nate Jawai might be a little optimistic at 100kgs...

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Train  
Years ago

"Why do people really want to watch it on a mobile anyway? Surely you aren't all on the train when the bball is on?
"I'm in WA so with the 2-3hr time difference I'm either at work or on the train home lol"

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Minor detail, but given that Telstra are a partner now, will streaming through the app count towards my data usage?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What is the price $$$$$ after first week trial?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Great question re: Telstra data usage. Hope so.

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NBL #1 Fan  
Years ago

With the App only being for small screens they wouldn't need much bandwidth at all. Probably 256 colours at 8-bit.

Hope it turns out to be fantastic for people. For myself, I rather a big screen, so hopefully we get NBL.TV for the PC etc, otherwise foxtel it is then.

For the league to really boom we need full time live coverage on FTA. With the foxtel deal going for 5 years I doubt they'll happen soon. Shame about that really, but this is a great step in the right direction.

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BettyLeadfoot  
Years ago

A nbl.tv product with the quality of the Blitz stream would be good. It would be great if we could get the Fox feed for this product. I would pay more than nbl.tv cost for this product. Just not that interested in the other Fox stuff.

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Mark-e-Mark  
Years ago

People need to stop talking about the prospect of "full time NBL on FTA". Even with the improvements we are a long long way from that.

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BettyLeadfoot  
Years ago

Just linked social media accounts to app. FB and Twitter, will send tweets but does not seem to be able to post on FB. We'll see but it can be unlinked.

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paul  
Years ago

What league has full-time coverage on FTA? AFL and NRL don't.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

So everyone's in WA eh?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Three hour time different BLOWS.

At least make the tipoffs 8pm rather than 7:30pm Eastern daylight time so it's 5pm in the west instead of 4:30pm.

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Dunkin' Dan  
Years ago

"With the App only being for small screens they wouldn't need much bandwidth at all. Probably 256 colours at 8-bit."

You'd be surprised. The Galaxy has been Full HD or better since the S4, and the iPhones have gotten there as well now with the 6 Plus.
Most streaming services these days have pretty good control over ramping the quality up & down so hopefully this one is the same and people can have the best of both worlds.
Guess we will know in about 45 minutes...

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AngusH  
Years ago

There's a 2 week trial for the Foxtel Play app if you want to watch on PC - just don't forget to cancel before the trial ends.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Play doesn't show NBL live

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I love WA. Wait Awhile. They won't agree to the Daylight savings changes. Bad Luck.

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AngusH  
Years ago

It says 7.30 in the Play guide? Fox Sports News?

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AngusH  
Years ago

Watching it live on my Foxtel Play trial account...

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Train  
Years ago

Live stream looks awesome.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

My live stream on phone is the wrong aspect ratio, looks squashed.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

App performed well for me that half
Good stuff

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Was it just me or was the streaming quality of the sixers v nz game today on NBL Live app pretty poor?

I can normally watch decent streaming quality on the ipad but this was pretty bad. Lots of the video stopping but voice continuing, pixelation etc

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XY  
Years ago

Turned the app on whilst at the game. Stream worked perfectly, stats were great given we had none at the stadium (only gripe with tonight is we need a new scoreboard). Anyway, I know where to get my stats in the interim.

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LV  
Years ago

Love the app

Great work LK

Mine cut out regularly but I assume this was due to my old ish phone (M7). I expect it will be fine on my iPad at home. That's what happened at the Blitz. Will test tomorrow.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Angus H, does the Foxtel play account allow you to watch games on replay/on demand??

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AngusH  
Years ago

No it doesn't unfortunately. Some channels are on demand, but the sports channels are live only.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

doh, thats my only criticism of the NBLs new coverage is that we can no longer watch games on demand like we could last year with nbl.tv which is a feature i liked

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XY  
Years ago

Highlights package now up which is predictably excellent quality. (not NBA standard, but who's comparing)

Loving the new LK era

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RMQ  
Years ago

Where did u find the highlights package?

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Lisa  
Years ago

I streamed NBL LIVE from my iPad to TV with hdmi cable no problem at all - had patches where it froze but no-where near as bad as the blitz streaming - LOVE IT the NBL is heading in the right direction

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Can you watch games on demand on the app? Doesn't appear so from what I can see but I'm a n00b.

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KET  
Years ago

NBL has been tweeting all game with little highlights videos as well, very Cricket Australia style.

Nice work!

Also, how good is the Fox Sports intro?!

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XY  
Years ago

Replay of the game now available on the App.

RMQ, click on 'latest' for the highlights/replay, or go to 'news & video' in the menu bar

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Anonymous  
Years ago

XY agreed the live stream wasn't that great. Actually NBL.TV last season looked better on my phone. Ah well at home I watched it on Fox looked perfect except can't wait to see Fox HD in a better stadium as the Dome court and surrounds isn't the best looking.

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AyJay  
Years ago

This season the quality of life of the majority of the NBL fans has been sunk by the NBL selling out to Foxtel. The NBL as a not for profit organisation is totally failing in its advertised objectives! Not for profit! Hah someone other than the viewing public is sure getting profit from it!!! Mmmm!

Walk around with a little 2" screen! Bullshit! Not this little black duck!!

NBL, fail, fail, fail!

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koberulz  
Years ago

I honestly cannot tell if that's serious.

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Swagger  
Years ago

Just because the NBL has never made a profit doesn't mean they are a non for profit.

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