Top NHL Hockey Apps for Android

The NHL app, and other free hockey apps for Android let you get your hockey on

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Whether it's the regular season or the playoffs or if you just can't get enough of the NHL, a quick visit to Google Play will provide you several apps to both keep you informed and entertained. Whatever your team, your Android device will keep you connected, inspired, and in the action. 

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

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NHL Android app

What We Like

  • Easy integration across multiple devices.

  • Definitive source of information about NHL teams.

What We Don't Like

  • No Chromecast support.

  • Plagued by slow load times and technical bugs.

Every major sport has at least one premier app that gives fans news, updates, and highlights. For the NHL, that app is the NHL app. Focused exclusively to the NHL, this app provides hockey news, scores, updates and all the stats and team information you could ask for.

There were previous versions of this app that, depending on your budget and hunger for live broadcasts, would fill the need. But the current, free version has been updated to help hockey fans connect with their favorite teams and the hockey action they crave. 

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Sportfusion NHL News Edition

Sportfusion NHL News

What We Like

  • Doesn't take up any space on your device.

  • Easy to set up with any RSS reader app.

What We Don't Like

  • Doesn't always have the most up-to-date scores.

  • No customization features for following specific teams.

If you just need a steady stream of NHL news, then the free NHL News Feed app may be all you need. Really nothing more than a news feeder, this app is a convenient way to keep up to date with all things hockey.

NHL News Feed also provides scoring updates though I found the updates are often slow and inconsistent. Still, considering that this news streamer is a free app (ad-supported) it is certainly worth the memory space on your Android device.

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What We Like

  • Excellent news updates

  • Live scoring updates and notifications

  • Fantasy points updates

What We Don't Like

  • None. Seriously, this one is excellent

theScore has established itself as a major source for sports news, no matter which sport or league you call your favorite. It provides real time score and standing updates in addition to the latest news from around the NHL.

With theScore, you can customize your experience, picking which teams you want to follow most closely. theScore sends you notifications on your device whenever something breaking happens. You can also use theScore to track your fantasy players and the points they're earning in real time, making it an excellent resource for anyone in a fantasy league.

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Hockey NHL Playoffs Live Scores, Stats & Schedules

Hockey NHL Playoffs

What We Like

  • Real time updates

  • No nonsense scoring and stats

What We Don't Like

  • It does contain ads

Hockey NHL Playoffs is a no fills, right to the point, app that brings you real time scores, standings, and stats. Don't expect extras, or much of anything beyond the straight facts. If that's more your style, this is the ideal app for you. You can configure what you want, though, including team tracking and customized notifications.

Hockey NHL Playoffs updates regularly, so its info is always current. In addition to the scores and standings, you'll also get the latest NHL news. With this app, you can also get additional player stats based on the latest games.

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NHL Hat Trick Challenge

NHL Hat Trick

What We Like

  • Super simple to use

  • Win real prizes

  • Make watching more fun

What We Don't Like

  • Chances of winning aren't great

  • Nothing to do in the off season

Want to play an official NHL game to win authentic NHL prizes, jerseys, and even cash? Give the NHL Hat Trick Challenge a try. It's a simple game that lets you compete against other fans by answering three questions at the start of game day.

It's super simple to get started with the Hat Trick Challenge, and it's even easier to make your picks. Once you do, you're entered to win tons of prizes and compete for the major jackpot prize at the end of the season. This is a great way to add an extra dimension to game day.

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Pro Hockey Radio

Pro Hockey Radio

What We Like

  • Live radio broadcasts

  • Live scoring

  • Simple navigation and interface

What We Don't Like

  • Contains ads

Would you rather listen to your Hockey news? Pro Hockey Radio is an awesome option to not only get your hockey scores and standings in real time. You can listen to real live radio broadcasts from the home cities of your favorite teams.

With Pro Hockey Radio, you can select a team that you want to listen to. Pick a local radio station, and start listening right away. You only need a network connection. It's a great way to experience the games without needing to stream them.