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2022 Update: How much does NBA Rakuten charge?

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Published on Oct 10, 2022 | 5 Minutes Reading
I want to watch a sports game, but how can I get the best deal? Which plan is right for me? If you have questions like these, let us introduce you to NBA Rakuten! We will introduce you to the three plans, their rates, and the renewal period from the very beginning!

I want to watch a sports game, but how can I get the best deal? Which plan is right for me? If you have questions like these, let us introduce you to NBA Rakuten! We will introduce you to the three plans, their rates, and the renewal period from the very beginning!

How much does NBA Rakuten cost?

NBA Rakuten is a video streaming site known to all sports lovers, and since NBA Rakuten is operated by Rakuten, Inc.


The price, number of games, and available content differ depending on the plan you choose. Details are explained below.

BASIC PASS (Basic Pass)

The monthly fee for NBA Rakuten is 990 yen (tax included). Seven games per week are included. (Provided by NBA Rakuten, not selectable by you).

Games are also divided into live and missed games, which can be watched at any time on PC or mobile tablet. ideal for users who are just starting out with NBA Rakuten and want to give it a try first.

Basic Pass can be checked in advance from "Schedule & Results" and a "B" mark indicating "Basic" will be displayed before the eligible games.

LEAGUE PASS [Price to be raised].

League Pass allows you to watch all games of all teams. For new subscribers after September 8, 2022, the plan will change to 2,970 yen (including tax) for one month and 21,780 yen (including tax) for a season. For those subscribing to League Pass before September 7, 2022, the new price will apply from the next renewal date.

The reason for the price increase was not clearly announced, but it is probably due to the depreciation of the yen. Another factor may be that the price of screening rights has increased due to the rise in team salary caps, which are determined by league revenues.


The third plan offered by NBA Rakuten is the "SINGLE GAME TICKET", with a monthly fee of 550 yen (tax included). With a single ticket, you can choose your favorite game to watch, and despite LIVE and missed games, it is recommended for those who want to enjoy only their favorite games!

However, the ticket is valid for 31 days from the date of purchase, and there is a 7-day limit on the number of days you can watch your chosen matches, so it is recommended that you check in advance.

*No refund if you cancel in the middle of the month, but even if you cancel, you will still be able to watch until the end of the month, so there is no particular loss.

NBA Rakuten earns Rakuten points . You will earn points equivalent to 1% of the fee paid.

NBA Rakuten now free for the first 3 months

NBA Rakuten is holding a special campaign starting July 1, 2022. What's more, your first three months will be free!

Now, let me show you how to get this special offer.

First, there are two conditions to qualify for this campaign. You must be a Rakuten UN-LIMIT VII subscriber and have a contract with BASIC PASS for Rakuten Mobile. If you do not have both, don't worry, you can start by applying for Rakuten UN-LIMIT VII first. Of course, if you already have a contract with Rakuten UN-LIMIT VII, you can start directly with STEP2, signing up for NBA Rakuten.

In STEP1, we will start with Rakuten UN-LIMIT VII.

Click here to apply for Rakuten Mobile.

Then, select Start using Rakuten UN-LIMIT VII.

STEP2 Apply for BASIC PASS for Rakuten Mobile

Log in with your previously registered or newly registered Rakuten account and go straight to the application!

After the 3-month free period, you can continue to receive a 44% discount on the monthly fee without any procedure.BASIC PASS for Rakuten Mobile offers one game every day, which was strictly selected by the NBA. It also supports missed games, so you can watch at night or on weekends according to your own schedule.

NBA Rakuten Payment Methods

NBA Rakuten offers three payment methods: credit card, debit card, and Rakuten points. Credit and debit cards are accepted as long as they are VISA, mastercard, jcb, Amex, or Diners Club. However, some debit cards cannot be used, so credit cards are recommended.

Rakuten points are also accepted, and the use of limited time points or surplus points is also recommended.

Please note that itunes store payment and google pay payment are no longer supported.

When does NBA Rakuten charge accrual and renewal date?

NBA Rakuten's monthly fee accrual and renewal dates are on the same day, and the membership fee for the current month will be collected on that day.

For example, if you register and purchase membership on August 10, the next membership fee payment date will be September 10. In other words, you don't lose any money no matter when you pay your monthly dues, and you don't have to worry about the time, just register casually!

The seasonal renewal date will then be the day the next season begins. It starts in October each year, but is subject to change, so it is a good idea to check the website about a month in advance.

How to change your NBA Rakuten price plan

Only those who have paid with a credit card can immediately change their NBA Rakuten price plan.

1. To change your subscription plan, first login to NBA Rakuten and click on "Menu" in the upper left corner.

2. Select "Viewing Plans" from the menu, choose the plan you wish to change to, and click "Change Plan".

3. After confirming the payment fees and precautions, click "Viewing Plan Change Procedure".

If you wish to use Rakuten points, enter the number of points and click "Use".

5. Finally, check the "I have read and understood all the information and precautions to change my subscription plan" checkbox, and click "Confirm Purchase" to complete the process.

Some users may want to change their subscription plan, but they may not be eligible for the new plan.

What do I do after downloading NBA Rakuten videos?

To record NBA Rakuten videos, we recommend using software that allows you to save the videos to your PC in MP4 format. Here we recommend the " KeepStreams for Rakuten TV" download software. KeepStreams for Rakuten TV" is one of the products of KeepStreams, which allows you to download Rakuten TV videos in the best Full HD quality.

It saves the video in MP4 format, so you can easily transfer the video to a large-screen TV for viewing. And since it saves videos faster and with less lag than recording software, KeepStreams for Rakuten TV is the best software for saving NBA game videos.

How to download videos with "KeepStreams for Rakuten TV"?

Visit the official website of "KeepStreams for Rakuten TV" and download the software for free.

2. Launch KeepStreams and click "VIP Service" on the left side of the screen. Then, select "Rakuten TV" from the list of supported streaming services.

2. When the Rakuten TV top page appears, click "Login" in the upper right corner of the screen.

3. Once logged in, you will be able to select the video content you wish to record from the screen.

4. After making your selection, click "Download Now" if you want to download the video now, or click "Add to Queue" if you want to select other videos to download at once.

5. Click "Download" on the left side of the operation screen to display the video titles you have selected. If there are other video titles you wish to record, click "Home" on the left side of the operation screen and follow the same procedure to select more videos.

6. Once you have selected the videos you wish to record, click "Start All" to begin recording (downloading). Then simply wait for the recording to finish.

7. When recording (downloading) is finished, click [Download] on the left side of the operation screen to display the recorded video data.

Summary of NBA Rakuten's fees

In this article, we have explained in detail about NBA Rakuten's usage plans and fees. In addition, there are procedures on how to sign up and how to change plans, etc. If anyone has any concerns about NBA Rakuten, there is no particular loss if you first try three months of free use!

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