Top Basketball Apps For Android

The NBA is one of the most popular, fast-moving sports around. Trying to keep up to date on game scores, player and team news while away from your computer or television is made much easier with the use of a few of the top NBA apps for your Android device.

Tip: All the apps below should be equally available no matter which company makes your Android phone, including Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.

NBA Digital

Screenshots of the NBA Android App.

One of our favorite NBA apps and the most popular NBA-focused one in Google Play is the NBA Digital app from the developers at NBA Digital. This app gives you up to date scoring information on all the NBA games, as well as NBA news, team and player news and access to all the stats and standings you could ever ask for.

If you love the NBA, this app is a great download to keep track of your favorite teams. 

What We Like

  • Customize team notifications.

  • Compatible with Chromecast.

  • Professional app design.

What We Don't Like

  • App design isn't intuitive.

  • Many features are purchase only.

theScore: Sports Scores and News

Screenshots of the theScore app for sports scores.

This simple app delivers NBA and other sports content directly to your Android device quickly, accurately and freely. This app acts like an RSS feed, in that it scours the Internet and finds sports-related updates and news for real-time scores, stats, news coverage and alerts from NFL Football, MLB Baseball, NBA Basketball, NCAA Football, NHL Hockey, English Premier League Soccer, La Liga Soccer, Champions League Soccer, World Cup 

If you want one app that does all the sports, this app will do nicely. 

What We Like

  • Intuitive app design.

  • Nice dark theme.

  • Stats are frequently updated.

What We Don't Like

  • Social features are confusing.

  • Videos autoplay.

Yahoo! Sports

Screenshots of the Yahoo! Sports app for Android.

Yahoo! continues to outshine the pack when it comes to their coverage of sports. Though not dedicated to just the NBA, Yahoo! Sports provides the most accurate and updated scores for all major sports. Its coverage of the NBA, where scores change more frequently than any other major sport, is flawless. 

We've tested this app's ability to provide up to the minute scoring information while watching games on television. Though there was some understandable delay, Yahoo! Sports amazed us at how quickly it updated the scores of the game. 

If you are looking just for scoring updates, this app and its widget has to be installed on your Android device.

What We Like

  • Clean app design.

  • Frequently updated news headlines.

  • Fantasy leagues feature.

What We Don't Like

  • Inconsistent scroll directions.

  • Inactive social community.

WNBA Center Court

Screenshots of the WNBA Android app for women's basketball scores.

Though the NBA is more popular, true basketball fans are also fans of the WNBA as well. This highly rated app is focused to delivering news, stats, standings and scores from around the WNBA league.

What makes this app so popular is not only its dedicated WNBA content​ but its fantastic graphics and layout. It is easy to navigate your way around and the addition of player photos makes a great added touch.

No longer do WNBA fans have to get league updates and information by searching the Internet; this app delivers all the content and information you need.

Highly recommended for fans of the WNBA

What We Like

  • Minimalist app design.

  • Easy to navigate.

  • Integrated with Chromecast.

What We Don't Like

  • Must register to use the app.

  • Fewer features than other sports apps.