NBA League Pass with Rakuten
Rakuten has partnered with the NBA to provide NBA fans in Japan with the best content and resources in market! Beginning September 2019, access all NBA content and live game action via Rakuten’s website and app. Some exciting package features will include:
- Up to 15 games per day. Select games available with Japanese commentary!
- Original programming exclusively by Rakuten
- Live real-time chat during NBA games
- News in Japanese and video archive
- In-depth player and team stats
How will I be able to access NBA League Pass for the 2019-20 season?
All NBA content including live games will be available through a new NBA Rakuten website and app coming September 2019 powered by Rakuten. You will no longer be able to access watch.nba.com or the NBA app.
Your Rakuten NBA League Pass subscription will be accessible on the following platforms:
- PlayStation 4 (*)
- Chromecast (*)
- Fire TV (*)
- Apple TV (*)
- Android TV (*)
Once activated, you will be able to enjoy your NBA League Pass subscription on any Rakuten supported platforms in Japan.
*To Be Released
What will I get with my NBA League Pass subscription through Rakuten?
Your NBA League Pass subscription through Rakuten provides you with access to all the best NBA games and highlights! Specifically, your subscription includes the following:
- Live games – most pre-season, all regular season, Playoffs & Finals
- Rapid Replay – includes in-game highlights from all games
- Current NBA TV Programming – select episodes & studio clips
What NBA League Pass Packages will I be able to purchase for via Rakuten?
- Packages to be announced soon.
I currently have a subscription purchased with the NBA. Do I need to buy a new subscription with Rakuten once it is available?
Yes, beginning September 2019 you will need to purchase a new subscription with Rakuten directly. To cancel your current subscription, please contact NBA Customer support here. If you purchased your subscription in-app through Apple or Google, you will need to cancel your current subscription directly through your app store.
I want to purchase a subscription to watch games during the off-season Where can I go?
Rakuten currently offers a Rakuten NBA Special package. You can activate your NBA League Pass subscription with Rakuten by visiting https://tv.rakuten.co.jp/nba/
If you have any issues with your Rakuten NBA League Pass subscription through Rakuten, please contact support here.
I am having issues with my current Rakuten account. What should I do?
For issues pertaining to your Rakuten account, please visit the FAQ sites below.