Official NBA App Review

The NBA app is the official way to keep up to date with the best basketball league in the world, straight from your phone or tablet.

The app is available across both Android and iOS devices and comes loaded with everything NBA. You can get all the latest news, scores, videos and real-time highlights in one place. Select your notifications so you never miss a moment of the action.

NBA app features

NBA app – Full review

The NBA app requires an email address and password to be set up in order to access the action. This allows you to receive emails from various sources (based on your preferences, editable by various tick box options during the email/password set up).

Once this is set up we then went ahead and highlighted the teams we were most interested in within the favorites section.

We decided to choose our favorite team, as well as bogey sides and rivals to keep in the know across all aspects of the game and league. The choice here in terms of what teams you enter is entirely up to you. We just like the fact you have the ability to focus on and follow more than one team at a time. News items within your feed and video highlights are then tailored accordingly to your taste.


NBA app screenshots

*Taken from an iPhone XS max

App features

Everything we expected to see on the NBA app was present alongside some other handy features that took us by surprise. App features include:

  • Latest news feeds
  • A dedicated section for upcoming fixtures
  • Player search tool
  • Team search tool
  • Video highlights section.
  • League standings tables.
  • Key dates reminder
  • Broadcast schedule
  • Stats section.
  • League information.
  • NBA store for all your official merchandise.
  • NBA league pass integration.

NBA league pass is the league’s premium subscription-based service. It provides subscribers with all the NBA action on video, both live and on-demand right across the season. There are different subscription levels too to cater to all types of fans right up to the hardcore levels.

Official NBA app images

For example, there’s an option to only open up all your favorite team’s games throughout the season or you can go all out and open up the ability to watch every game live or anytime after the actual fixture.

So no matter what level of interest you have in the NBA, if you have some then the NBA app is a worthwhile download and install on your mobile device, in our opinion.

Can you wager on the NBA app?

One area that is lacking as far as we are concerned is any type of betting options. There are no options to bet on the NBA app or to view available odds and markets on live or future fixtures. This is mainly due to the legislative nightmare of trying to abide by 50 different state laws at the same time! The NBA app is also available outside of the United States, which then makes the process even trickier still.

However, there are plenty of options though for most in terms of wagering on your favorite basketball teams. Just not within the official NBA app. We have a state by state guide available, which keeps up to date with all the latest gambling legislation changes across America, as well as a list of our favorite basketball betting apps that are currently available in certain regions. Check the pages out if you wish to know more.

It can be found in both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store and is free to download and install.

Want to find apps where you can wager on the NBA?

Find the USA betting apps here

Find the best Canada betting apps here