Top 9 Best NBA Android Apps – 2020

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If you're on the lookout for the best NBA Android apps out there, you're in the right place. We've hand-picked 9 applications that you may be interested in. Before we get into it, please do note that we have not included NBA games on this list, we have a separate list for that.

Some of these applications are specifically focused on the NBA, while others are not. Whatever the case may be, they can be used either for getting information regarding the NBA, watching NBA matches, or something of that sort.

Regardless of what exactly are you looking for, we did our best to assemble a versatile list of apps. Each app will be highlighted in a separate category with a specific type of user in mind, so that you can decide on what suits you most.

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Top 9 best NBA Android apps 2020

Below is a quick overview of the top 9 best NBA Android apps for 2020, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

Download Cost In-app cost (per item)
NBA: Live Games & Scores $0.99-$369.99
SofaScore $0.99-$1.49
Basketball Wallpaper HD
NBA Fan Quiz $1.79
Sports Alerts – NBA edition $6.30-$37
ESPN $0.99-$75.99
Feedly $88
Basketball NBA Live Scores, Stats & Schedules
TuneIn $1.30-$164

Top 9 best NBA Android apps 2020 downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app's Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

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Best NBA Android app for most users

NBA: Live Games & Scores

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

If you're planning to install one NBA application for all your needs, well, this is probably the one you should get. This app's name is 'NBA: Live Games & Scores', and it's an official NBA application. It has been updated for the 2019-20 season, and you have all the necessary details included here. This app does offer ads and in-app purchases, though, so keep that in mind… but you're not forced to buy anything.

This application brings you the latest scores from NBA matches, tons of stats, news, and more. If you acquire the 'NBA League Pass' subscription, well, you'll get far more content. You'll be able to watch matches live, while on-demand videos will be at your disposal as well. Rapid Replay function will become unlocked for you as well.

This app offers in-game and post-game highlights, so that you're aware of what's going on exactly. Game previews are included, as are recaps. You'll get live access to select press conferences via this application, the same goes for events. You can decide to favorite players and teams, in which case you'll get easy access to content specific to those teams / players. Not all news will be pushed your way via this application, only those picked by editors. That way, you'll have less stuff to go through, and yet get all the best info you.

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If you decide to go with a subscription model, well, there are several packages at your disposal. Depending on your personal preferences and budget, you can choose what you need this app to give you. All in all, there's plenty of content here for all NBA fans.

Download NBA: Live Games & Scores (official app)

Best NBA Android app for highlights

SofaScore

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

If you're looking for a free way to check out NBA match highlights, well, this is it. SofaScore, for those of you who don't know, is one of the world's most popular live score applications. This application is not limited to the NBA, though, it covers a ton of different sports. That being said, it delivers plenty of NBA info, and most importantly, match highlights. You won't be required to pay in order to watch those highlights, or anything of the sort. All you have to do in order to access them is to select the game you want to check out, and hit the 'Media' tab.

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Match highlights are only a part of the picture here, though. SofaScore has much more to offer. This application will show you match details as well, in addition to channels you can watch specific games. Detailed statistics are available here as well, that goes for both statistics for a specific game, and stats in general. You can check out team stats, and statistics for specific players. Box score information is also available.

All that is presented in a really nice-looking UI, which is really easy to navigate. The dark mode is also supported in SofaScore, in case you were wondering. SofaScore also offers push notifications, so it can let you know when a game is about to start, when a specific quarter is starting, when a team scores and so on.

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Best NBA Android app for wallpapers

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Basketball Wallpaper HD

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: None
  • Android version: 4.0.3+

Many of you are probably quite frequent to change wallpapers on your smartphones. Well, if that's the case, and you're an NBA fan on top of that, we have a great app for you. Basketball Wallpapers HD is an app focused exclusively on NBA wallpapers. Inside of this app, you'll find a bunch of exclusive wallpapers that cannot be found anywhere else, plus some that you may spot on other sites / apps.

This application contains over 10,000 NBA wallpapers that you can choose from. The developer is also committed to weekly wallpaper updates, so you'll always have something fresh to use on your phone. Wallpapers can be adapted to fit your smartphone's display. These wallpapers are usually made to be quite large, so getting them on your display should not be a problem. Most of them are made so that they fit all display sizes, essentially.

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You can set a specific wallpaper as your smartphone's background directly from an app. If you want to save it or share it instead, you can do that as well, without a problem. Full support for both portrait and landscape mode is enabled here as well. This app does have hidden in-app purchases, or anything of the sort.

Download Basketball Wallpaper HD

Best NBA Android app for quiz fans

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NBA Fan Quiz

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.1+

If you'd like to test your NBA knowledge, what better way to do it than through a fan quiz. The 'NBA Fan Quiz' app is essentially a trivia application for hardcore basketball fans. There are 'heads up', 'survival', and 'normal game' modes included here, that you can choose from, and test your knowledge. Over a thousand NBA-related questions are included in this database, and more are being added constantly.

Before you begin, you can choose an avatar that best suits you. After that, and choosing your mode, you'll be good to go. The app will keep track of your stats, just so you can show how good or bad you are at it. Top score leaderboards and achievements table is available here as well, for bragging purposes. This app even comes with tablet support, in case you still use it. On top of everything, the NBA Fan Quiz app allows you to suggest your very own NBA-related questions.

This application is completely free to use. There is one in-app purchase included here, and it's ad-related. Ads are a part of the experience here, but you can easily remove them for a one-time payment. If you plan on using the app frequently, or want to support the developer, that is recommended, of course.

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Best NBA Android app for live scores

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Sports Alerts – NBA edition

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

Are you just looking for a great live score app for NBA games, well, here it is. Sports Alerts app comes in several forms, and this particular app is focused on the NBA only. It is officially called 'Sports Alerts – NBA edition', and it will keep you notified on games you're interested in.

This app provides live play-by-play info, while it comes with live scores widget. That widget is updated every minute, but general push notifications are also available. You can actually customize notifications inside of this application, so that you're notified only on aspects you're interested in. For example, you can tell the app to notify you when the game starts, when the opposing team takes the lead, and when 30 points end up being scored. On the flip side, you can also focus notifications on assists, triple-double, and so on. There are various options to choose from.

In addition to such notifications, this app also offers custom notification cards for Wear OS, in case you use a smartwatch. Team schedules are also available, and the same goes for full team rosters. You will be able to find season stats for every player inside the Sports Alerts app as well. On top of everything we've mentioned, this app also gives you an option to read the news. News from various outlets will be pushed your way, to keep you up-to-date on what's going on in the NBA world.

Download Sports Alerts - NBA edition

Best NBA Android app for live streaming

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ESPN

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

If you'd like to watch full NBA games, ESPN does offer such a service. It will cost you, though. You can use WatchESPN service in order to do that, you'll need your cable provider login for that, though. Once you log in, you'll be able to watch those games on your tablets, smartphones, PCs, and so on. Some of you probably know that ESPN offers a streaming service called 'ESPN+', but it doesn't seem to cover NBA games, or basketball in general.

EPSN app actually offers far more than just live streams. This app is generally free to use, but you have to pay up for some additional services. This app also provides highlights from matches that you're interested in. You can also get plenty of new related to NBA and specific teams. All you have to do is select your favorite sports inside of this application, and the app will provide you the content that you may be interested in.

You can even listen to podcasts via this application. The design of this application is really nice as well, it's not overbearing for new users, not at all. On top of everything, the app offers both light and dark themes, so you can choose which suits you the most. You'll need Android 5.0+ in order to install and use this app, though, keep that in mind.

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Best NBA Android app for news

Feedly

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.1+

Feedly is a news reader app, and in our opinion, one of the best ones out there. That being said, this app can act as a hub for your favorite news websites. You can add whichever NBA-related news websites you want, and the app will show you all the news that those websites publish. That way, you will stay tuned to what's going on in the world of NBA, and you won't have to use more than one app in order to do so.

Feedly is one of the best-looking news-reading applications out there. It allows you to fine-tuned your reading experience. You can fine-tune pretty much everything, from text size, to scrolling. If you prefer paginated scrolling, that is available. If you're one that prefers list view over grid view or magazine view, you can choose that as well. On top of everything, you can choose between light and dark themes here, which is always appreciated.

Feedly does come with an in-app purchase, but won't force you to pay up. Feedly Pro does offer some additional options, including Notes, for example. We never needed any of those features, though, as a free version offers plenty of stuff as it is. Chances are you won't need to pay up either, so just try the app and see if you like it. You'll need Android 5.1+ in order to do that.

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Best NBA Android app for statistics

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Basketball NBA Live Scores, Stats & Schedules

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: None
  • Android version: 4.4+

If you're looking for a really simple application that will let you focus on statistics, this is the one. The app is called Basketball NBA Live Scores, Stats & Schedules, and that name is really descriptive. There are a ton of match stats that this app will provide you, and all that on the same page. You'll be able to see assists, blocks, steals, turnovers, rebounds, free throws, and tons of additional content in the 'Game Stats' section of this app.

That is not all, though. This app is really good at providing live scores as well. So if you want to keep track of what's going on during a specific game, this app is quite useful as well. Sports Alerts and SofaScore offer more options in that regard, but if you need something more casual, this app will do. Do note that push notifications are enabled, though. This app will also provide you with real-time plays information, so that you know exactly what is going on in a specific moment.

The app has been updated for season 2019/2020, and it will even show you want radios and TVs are streaming a specific game. If you're in a place where an Internet connection is not available, that is not a problem for this app either. The whole schedule is saved on your phone, so you can check it at any time. This app does not come with ads or in-app purchases, while you'll need Android 4.4+ in order to run it.

Download Basketball NBA Live Scores, Stats & Schedules

Best NBA Android app for radio coverage

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TuneIn Radio

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

TuneIn Radio is a radio app that offers you a chance to listen to NBA games, play-by-play. Do note that you will need to pay for a premium service in order to access that feature, though. That premium service costs around $10 on a monthly basis. You can listen to MLB and NFL games as well, if you get that premium service, so it will pay off if you're into more sports.

If you do not need play-by-play service, you can access local radio stations for free. So chances are that most people will be happy with coverage those stations offer, in which case this app will be completely free for you. At half time, you can switch radio stations and listen to something else if you want. This app is good to have no matter if you're listening to sports games coverage often, or not.

This app allows you to listen to podcasts as well. You can favorite your favorite radio stations and podcasts, so that you have easy access to them. The app also offers a really intuitive design. You will be presented with four menus on the bottom, which contain every option you may need to access.

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