The Women’s National Basketball Association has confirmed that the WNBA app and website have now been updated ahead of the start of the 2023 season. The update not only provides better streaming coverage, but additional features and general improvements as well.
The 2023 WNBA season officially begins on March 19. The first games will tip off at 7 pm ET and will see the Connecticut Sun take on the Indiana Fever while the New York Liberty host the Washington Mystics.
Days before those games and the start of the season, the WNBA app has gotten quite the upgrade. The WNBA explains that “users will experience new ways to watch games” including live streams with higher video quality and more of a seamless user experience.
The redesigned app will also keep users notified on the latest breaking news and game alerts. In addition, users will now be able to share highlights via social-style vertical videos.
Besides games, users get access to a library of additional video content including live access to streams of select pregame and postgame WNBA press conferences, curated short-form content such as highlights and recaps, behind-the-scenes features, and more.
WNBA League Pass is also now integrated into the WNBA App, making it easy for users to subscribe and stream games on a supported device. A WNBA League Pass subscription costs $7.99 per month (or $24.99 per year), and unlocks on-demand access to all games as well as live access to local games.
For reference, WNBA League Pass was recently added as a premium add-on option to YouTube Primetime Channels. For those who prefer to integrate their subscriptions with their live TV package, the same add-on is also now available through YouTube TV as well. While YouTube Primetime Channels offers both season and monthly subscriptions, YouTube TV only offers the option to sign up on a monthly basis.