WNBA LiveAccess provides online viewing of live and archived WNBA games all season long. LiveAccess uses adaptive bandwidth technology to periodically check your Internet connection and deliver you the optimal video quality experience for that connection, up to a max 3MB which is triple the standard video on demand quality. All streams will be fed with commercials and game breaks already integrated.
Users will be able to activate statistical overlays within the product when watching games. In addition, users will have dual and quad view which will allow the ability to watch up to four games at once.
LiveAccess will cost $4.99 for a season long subscription and users can purchase using any major credit card or PayPal.
Games airing on ESPN2, ESPN and ABC or during the ESPN2, ESPN and ABC game window will be subject to live blackouts. Local blackouts will apply for each WNBA market depending on the local TV schedule.
After purchasing, WNBA LiveAccess users can log in from the WNBA Center Court mobile application on iPhone and iPad to access game streams.
WNBA Center Court, but not WNBA LiveAccess, will be available on Android at start of season. Shortly after start of season, users who purchase WNBA LiveAccess on WNBA.com can log in to WNBA Center Court on Android to access WNBA LiveAccess. In-app purchase on Android will not be available this season
Note: iPhone & iPad
For the first few weeks of the season, users will only be able to purchase WNBA LiveAccess via WNBA.com/liveaccess. After that, they will also be able to purchase directly within the WNBA Center Court app.
Games are subject to blackouts. Check WNBA.com for listings. Blacked-out games will be archived and available for viewing on demand.
WNBA LiveAccess Frequently Asked Questions
Why are customers being charged a fee this year for WNBA Live Access after not being charged in previous years?
In order to help ensure that we will be able to provide the most comprehensive live game coverage of the WNBA this season, a minimal fee ($4.99) is being charged this season for WNBA LiveAccess, which will stream over 180 live out-of-market games and archived games all season long.
Why is it important to get WNBA LiveAccess this season?
WNBA LiveAccess is the perfect complement to the full slate of regular season and post season games offered on TV by ESPN2, ABC and NBA TV.
Will WNBA LiveAccess stream all WNBA games lives this season?
WNBA LiveAccess will offer over 180 out-of-market live games, which will complement the nearly 70 games on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and NBA TV.
Games airing on ESPN2, ESPN and ABC or during the ESPN2, ESPN and ABC game window will be subject to live blackout rules.
Local blackouts may apply for each WNBA market depending on the local TV schedule.
What are some of the features offered by WNBA LiveAccess?
WNBA LiveAccess provides multi-game viewing, which will allow fans to watch up to four games at once.
Fans are able to activate statistical overlays when watching games.
All games streamed live are archived and then made available on demand.
WNBA LiveAccess provides a live game DVR, enabling viewers to pause and rewind game action, as well as a timeline feature to jump directly to game highlights.
How do you acquire WNBA LiveAccess?
WNBA LiveAccess can be acquired by registering through WNBA.com/LiveAccess and team sites.
By registering for WNBA Live Access, fans have access to the WNBA Center Court mobile app, which is available on iPhone, iPad and Android (available on Android after the first week of June).
WNBA Center Court is a free application for the global audience that allows users to access WNBA schedules, scores, stats, news, photos, and the WNBA Twitter stream. Users can also watch live and archived games with an active WNBA LiveAccess account.