Turner Sports brings virtual reality to NBA All-Star Game, Playoffs

Turner Sports is bringing virtual reality to its NBA coverage debuting this weekend with the annual NBA All-Star game and the launch of the “NBA on TNT” VR app. 

The technology, powered by Intel VR, places fans inside Studio J, home of the “NBA on TNT,” where they can explore and interact with available programming. Fans can watch highlights, recaps and view stats along with having access to select live games and full game replays in VR.

The app is available for download today on the Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus, and Google Daydream platforms. The move follows a partnership announced between Turner Sports and Intel in November.

After the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, one game per week will be available in the virtual reality app. Additionally, select “NBA on TNT” playoff games, through the 2018 Western Conference Finals, will be available in VR.