No NBA International Leauge Pass on Roku
I got my shiney new Plex 3 setup nicely running Plex. When browsing through the Roku channels I stumbled on the Roku NBA App. I'm a paid NBA International League Pass subscriber, so got a little excited when I thought my Roku could also run it.
So I was obviously disappointed when greeted with this error message:
"We're sorry. At this time, we don't support adding channels from the web for your region."
I emailed NBA League Pass to find out why/when this would be fixed, and their response was:
NBA Game Time does not have a Roku application and what you are looking at is the application for the US League Pass which is different product. NBA Game Time does not have any plans to release a Roku application however we are always looking to expand the viewing experience.
NBA Game Time is only available to stream through your computer and through iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android mobile and tablet, Playstation 3 and 4 and XBOX 360 with the use of the NBA Game Time application. There are no other supported devices at this time, however we are always looking to expand the viewing experience. If you have any more questions please let us know.
I'm not sure why the US League Pass and International League Pass are such different products, especially since the Roku is a mostly US-based product you would assume it could play it. I understand TV blackouts, but surely that doesn't need to be controlled by a whole separate app/system.
Judging from their reply, it doesn't look like they have any plans to build an NBA International League Pass Roku app in the near future :(
If anyone knows any workarounds for NBA on the Roku, please leave your comments below!