How to Cancel Your NBA League Pass Fast
Some would argue that NBA basketball, not baseball, is America's game. ESPN says that viewership was up significantly the first few games of the 2021-22 season, hitting an average of 1.44 million viewers in each game. What's more, adults 18-49 are watching 28% more, and women are tuning in 26% more often than last season. is a popular subscription service to watch the NBA, but you might be ready to cancel yours. DoNotPay is here to walk you through how to service.
What is an NBA League Pass?
Consumers sign up for NBA League Pass thinking that they can watch every game in the league live. The NBA owns League Pass, but the website doesn't exactly broadcast the fine print. That could make it more difficult to watch some games. DoNotPay explains why League Pass isn't such a great idea, and how you can cancel your subscription.
Because of the tangled web of streaming services, internet providers, cable TV companies, and blackout rules, subscribers can only watch "select" games live. The League Pass website does cop to the "blackout restrictions may apply" caveat on their website, on the page where they describe plans.
What Does "Blackout Rules May Apply" Really Mean?
"May apply" is NBA corporate speak for "you're not watching your home team play until after the game's over. And we know where you live." The NBA restricts broadcasting games in the zip codes that make up the regional markets for the 28 cities that are home to an NBA franchise; instead relying on regional sports networks (RSN) to televise the games live.
The good news is that if you're traveling, you can stream your home team's games live. The bad news? You'll have to subscribe to the RSN in your area to see games live—or watch it at the gym three days later.
Of course, the idea here is to sell out arenas, but the season is long, tickets are expensive, and games often end late. So even diehard fans would rather stay home sometimes.
The NBA as Big Brother
Your smart TV, tablet, phone, or computer tattles where you are when you log into your League Pass account. If your IP address and location services are within the lockout range, you're out of luck with your League Pass account.
Here's an example. If you live in the Bay area and can't live without your Steph Curry fix, you can't watch the Warriors on League Pass when you're home. You can catch them on RSNs, but that's another layer of subscriptions you'll have to pay for. If you live on the other side of the country, in Steph's hometown of Charlotte, you can see him sharpshoot in real time.
NBA TV Might Be a Better Option
Because the NBA is an organization never to miss an opportunity, they also have an official league channel, NBA TV. This package is not available with all streaming or cable carriers, and it's only included with "select" packages if your provider does offer the channel. If you're a real NBA fanatic and want access to all the games in real time, you need both League Pass and NBA TV.
I'm Done With League Pass. How Do I Get Out?
Your exit strategy depends on how you purchased League Pass. Here are the options for the various platforms. All League Pass accounts auto-renew based on your subscription plan.
This is for purchases made directly from the NBA website.
- Sign into your account
- Go to the My Account page
- Click on Opt Out
Purchases made via iOS, Roku, Amazon, or Android
- Go to Settings.
- Tap your name.
- Select Subscriptions.
- Tap the NBA League Pass subscription.
- Tap Cancel.
Managing Roku subscriptions is easier on your laptop or tablet, not on your smartphone
- Go to the Roku website—myroku.com.
- Sign in.
- Find Manage Subscriptions.
- Select your NBA League Pass app.
- Select Unsubscribe.
You can also unsubscribe using your remote and the device
- Press the Home button.
- Click on the NBA app.
- Press the * button. This opens the Options menu.
- Choose Manage Subscription, then Cancel Subscription.
Amazon is kind of like Roku; it's easier to manage your account on a tablet or laptop.
- Log into your Amazon account.
- Find Memberships and Subscriptions
- Click on the NBA app and select Manage Subscriptions.
- Select the link under Advanced Controls, and you'll redirect to the main subscription page.
- Click on Cancel.
- Open Google Play Store on your device.
- Select Menu, then My Apps, then Subscriptions.
- Tap NBA League Pass.
- Tap Cancel and confirm by tapping Yes.
You can contact NBA through:
|Submit a request||https://support.watch.nba.com/hc/en-us/requests/new/|
DoNotPay Wins the Cancel Game
If you're like most people, you have no idea which platform to access to cancel League Pass. DoNotPay makes it simple and easy, just three steps and you're done.
- Log-in to DoNotPay and search for the Manage Subscriptions product.
- Provide the name of the subscription service you want to cancel.
- Provide your account details such as email address and username.
Once you submit the details, we’ll work on canceling your subscription! We’ll even try to get a refund on your behalf.
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