SHENZHEN, CHINA – OCTOBER 05: Kevin Durant #35 and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors attempt to block Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors as part of 2017 NBA Global Games China at Universidade Center on October 5, 2017 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

As we’re set to begin a new NBA season, the league’s over the top streaming package, League Pass, is set to offer some new features and ways to hook the hoops fan. Among the new packages are a premium tier that offers in-arena streams during breaks as well as virtual reality and a monthly option.

The premium package, which will run $249.99 for the entire season, offers in-arena coverage, even during commercial breaks. Viewers will see team huddles, live entertainment, and other scenees from inside the arena that aren’t seen while commercials are run.

There are other options for fans as well, including a virtual reality package for $49.99. That will be a season-long subscription that will allow fans to see games in virtual reality on their Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, and Windows Mixed Reality devices. Fans will be able watch games as if they’re actually at the game, and VR games will be available to premium, traditional, single-game, and international subscribers.

Monthly packages are available this season, and will cost $39.99 for the premium subscription, $28.99 for the standard League Pass, and $17.99 for the single Team Pass. For the full season, in addition to the $249.99 Premium offering, League Pass will cost $199.99 and Team Pass will be $119.99. Single Game plans are also available at $6.99 a pop.

There’s also NBA Mobile View, which was introduced last year and provides zoomed-in feeds of games that are catered to small mobile screens.

NBA fans do have options to watch their favorite teams, whether they want to see games without commercials, in the traditional way with ads, in virtual reality, or through whichever platform they desire.

The league is also offering a free preview week of League Pass, starting Tuesday.

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He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.