What is Courtside 1891? Subscription price, cost & everything to know about FIBA’s streaming platform on DAZN

The road to many of basketball’s most prestigious international tournaments begins on Thursday.

The first window of qualifying for the AmeriCup, EuroBasket, AfroBasket and Asia Cup will last from Thursday, Feb. 22 to Monday, Feb. 26.

There will be no shortage of high-octane action, as there will be 90 games in five days across the four major tournaments.

Fans hoping to catch all the action can do so on Courtside 1891.

What is Courtside 1891?

Courtside 1891 is the exclusive home of FIBA live streaming, as the platform casts its specific focus on national team basketball and the Basketball Champions League.

The streaming service houses content from FIBA World Cups, FIBA Qualifiers, FIBA Continental Cup competitions, continental leagues and Youth World Cups.

Courtside 1891 offers two subscriptions. There is Courtside 1891 Plus, which is a free subscription that provides access to highlights and curated feeds. While it is a free subscription, users are still required to create a free account before utilizing the subscription.

Courtside 1891 Max, meanwhile, is a paid subscription service providing access to live game streams as well as complete game replays.

  • Courtside 1891 Max Subscription cost: $29.99 (USD)
  • Courtside 1891 Plus cost: Free

How can I watch Courtside 1891?

Courtside 1891 is available on DAZN, which became a global distributor of Courtside 1891 via a long-term partnership in February.

Through the partnership, fans can watch Courtside 1891 as a standalone offering on DAZN. Free-to-access content and paid-for content from Courtside 1891 will be available to access through DAZN

In addition, fans can also stream Courtside 1891 through the app, which is available in the app store for both Apple and Android users.

Supported devices and browser types are listed below: 

  • Chrome: Android mobile, Windows
  • Safari: iOS mobile, Mac, tablet
  • Firefox: Windows, Mac
  • Edge: Windows
  • Samsung Internet: Android mobile
  • Android Webview: Android mobile

Fans can also cast all of the action to their television via AirPlay on iOS devices and Chromecast on Android devices.

Why is it FIBA’s app called Courtside 1891?

The digital platform’s name is an ode to James Naismith, the inventor of the game of basketball. Naismith invented the sport in 1891, hence the name ‘Courtside 1891.’

When are the FIBA Basketball 2025 Qualifiers?

The four FIBA Qualifiers will begin with an initial scheduling window, which will occur from Feb. 22 through Feb. 26. The dates for the specific tournaments are listed below:

  • FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers: Feb. 22 to Feb. 26
  • FIBA AfroBasket 2025 Qualifiers: Feb. 23 to Feb. 25
  • FIBA EuroBasket 2025 Qualifiers: Feb. 22 to Feb. 26
  • FIBA AmeriCup 2025 Qualifiers: Feb. 22 to Feb. 26

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