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NBA: Live Games & Scores

NBA: Live Games & Scores

NBA Properties, Inc.

Official NBA basketball, stats, scores & news. Stream live games on League Pass!

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    It's the official NBA app, so you're pretty much sure you'll find everything you need. The free version will get you scores, news, and even live streams for events. With premium, you can watch games as well.
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    1 year ago
  • img Community
    League Pass has been an absolute game changer NBA fans over recent years. On the official NBA app you can subscribe to watch all 1230 games, or you can just dip in and out as you choose. It'll also help you keep up to date with the latest news as it breaks.
    img by Antonio
    9 months ago
  • img Expert The Best Live Sports Streaming Apps for Your Buck in 2022

    The Best Live Sports Streaming Apps for Your Buck in 2022

    If you're a cable cutter or just want a way to watch your favorite sport on the go, you're in luck: there are lots of live sports apps. We tested 10 to find the best.

  • Apr 19, 2022

    By Alec W
    Unfortunately the app won't cast audio for more than 20 seconds in the background before shutting off entirely, and also won't show up on your devices media player, so you can't pause and resume from the notifications tray. Will update review when this issue is fixed. Edit: thank you for the quick response, I submitted a ticket. Best regards. Edit: all playback issues fixed and the customer support was very prompt!
  • Good, but I miss the old layout Dec 15, 2020

    By #TheComeback
    Hear me out, this new update is mostly good. The Stories feature is really nifty, the videos play without trouble, and it’s easy to access content and interviews from the league. But the thing I used the old app for the most was checking box scores of games the next morning. And that’s my issue. This is my main complaint: When looking at the box scores, I find it really difficult to digest any of the stats. There is a ton of white space spreading everything apart, making it impossible to get a full box score without scrolling and swiping multiple times. There are also no separation lines drawn between categories or players. The box score viewer is clunky, I’ve accidentally swiped it down and hidden it a dozen times when I meant to swipe right to see stats like BLK and FGA. The old box scores seemed to be sorted by position, but now it’s sorted by minutes played. That tends to confuse my brain while quickly flipping through the games to see how players did. I would like an option to choose how to sort. I’d like to see the box score feature become more streamlined and like the old app in that manner. Overall, it’s a great app. I hope this feedback can be used.
  • A step in the right direction... Dec 13, 2020

    By Not taken oops yes it is
    I feel like the devs for this app have grand ideas that are either being bottlenecked or overridden by execs. I like the new UI, but it seems like it’s trying to glitz and glamor us when all we really want is access to data and analytics. The single item I used the most, written recaps of each game published by the Associated Press every night a few hours after the games end, seems to be missing in favor of video recaps. Call me a boomer but I don’t want to watch a video to know how a game unfolded. If I want to see a play or an injury or a highlight, I’ll go look for it elsewhere in the app. Overall, the app performs admirably on my iPhone XS, and seems to be less buggy overall, but there are clear issues that need to be addressed (why do I have to scroll through the entire league of players to access Westbrook’s stats?) and a more cohesive index of the plethora of content needs to be readily available on start-up. And PLEASE tell me whoever was responsible for copy-pasting the AP recaps wasn’t fired or deemed unnecessary; I’m not kidding when I say those recaps were 90% of the reason I open the app every morning. :/
  • Mar 19, 2022

    By Scott Smith
    I don't use the app for that much, mostly to check scores, standings, and boxes. The one improvement I'd suggest, though, would be to shorten or eliminate the brief video of hands holding the Larry O'Brien trophy aloft as the app opens. I'm sure someone thought this would be a great symbolic focus...why we play and all that, but it's annoying when all a user wants is quick information. Otherwise, the app is fine.
  • Jan 24, 2022

    By Aanakhtat Ka'a
    I would love if this app was a part of the TV. Trying to view live games on TV through Chromecast, lately has many glitches, where it pauses, and cause too many interruptions in the games. It wasn't like this before, but it is, now. If I were to just watch a game on my phone, it plays fine without any interruptions. Please consider a app for the Samsung TV! And any others.
  • Overall ok, but needs a lot of work. Dec 12, 2020

    By santos93
    Specifically the player profiles. There should be no reason why I click on a player’s name to find out their info and only their picture and one small line of their current stats shows up and the rest is a random ad + huge list of random NBA videos. I liked the old way where it gave you all of their information: height, age, DOB, school, career stats + current stats. etc. I have to click on Advanced Stats, then find their “Profile”. There is nothing “Advanced Stat” about their height and DOB. I should be able to see that information on the first page. I understand putting their advanced stats on a separate page, but there shouldn’t be a 1 inch section dedicated to their whole profile and the rest is an ad and videos . The second biggest thing is searching for a player. Scrolling through an entire list of 400+ NBA players is exhausting.
  • Something is wrong with the app Nov 13, 2021

    By Code 356
    More recently, I have noticed a problem with this app, where it doesn't send me any notifications at all. No score updates or anything. I keep going to settings and turning on all possible notifications, but then they automatically turn off the moment I exit the app. I know this because if I exit the app and go back on again, and go back to settings, notifications show up as being turned off again, despite me having turned it on just moments ago. This is a big and annoying problem that needs to be fixed ASAP. Update: I sent this review a few days ago, and I tried the solution that the Developer Response gave me, which was to delete the app and reinstall it. It didn't work. The notifications still automatically turn off every time I exit the app.
  • Apr 19, 2022

    By Alec W
    Unfortunately the app won't cast audio for more than 20 seconds in the background before shutting off entirely, and also won't show up on your devices media player, so you can't pause and resume from the notifications tray. Will update review when this issue is fixed. Edit: thank you for the quick response, I submitted a ticket. Best regards. Edit: all playback issues fixed and the customer support was very prompt!
  • Good, but I miss the old layout Dec 15, 2020

    By #TheComeback
    Hear me out, this new update is mostly good. The Stories feature is really nifty, the videos play without trouble, and it’s easy to access content and interviews from the league. But the thing I used the old app for the most was checking box scores of games the next morning. And that’s my issue. This is my main complaint: When looking at the box scores, I find it really difficult to digest any of the stats. There is a ton of white space spreading everything apart, making it impossible to get a full box score without scrolling and swiping multiple times. There are also no separation lines drawn between categories or players. The box score viewer is clunky, I’ve accidentally swiped it down and hidden it a dozen times when I meant to swipe right to see stats like BLK and FGA. The old box scores seemed to be sorted by position, but now it’s sorted by minutes played. That tends to confuse my brain while quickly flipping through the games to see how players did. I would like an option to choose how to sort. I’d like to see the box score feature become more streamlined and like the old app in that manner. Overall, it’s a great app. I hope this feedback can be used.
  • A step in the right direction... Dec 13, 2020

    By Not taken oops yes it is
    I feel like the devs for this app have grand ideas that are either being bottlenecked or overridden by execs. I like the new UI, but it seems like it’s trying to glitz and glamor us when all we really want is access to data and analytics. The single item I used the most, written recaps of each game published by the Associated Press every night a few hours after the games end, seems to be missing in favor of video recaps. Call me a boomer but I don’t want to watch a video to know how a game unfolded. If I want to see a play or an injury or a highlight, I’ll go look for it elsewhere in the app. Overall, the app performs admirably on my iPhone XS, and seems to be less buggy overall, but there are clear issues that need to be addressed (why do I have to scroll through the entire league of players to access Westbrook’s stats?) and a more cohesive index of the plethora of content needs to be readily available on start-up. And PLEASE tell me whoever was responsible for copy-pasting the AP recaps wasn’t fired or deemed unnecessary; I’m not kidding when I say those recaps were 90% of the reason I open the app every morning. :/
  • Mar 19, 2022

    By Scott Smith
    I don't use the app for that much, mostly to check scores, standings, and boxes. The one improvement I'd suggest, though, would be to shorten or eliminate the brief video of hands holding the Larry O'Brien trophy aloft as the app opens. I'm sure someone thought this would be a great symbolic focus...why we play and all that, but it's annoying when all a user wants is quick information. Otherwise, the app is fine.
  • Jan 24, 2022

    By Aanakhtat Ka'a
    I would love if this app was a part of the TV. Trying to view live games on TV through Chromecast, lately has many glitches, where it pauses, and cause too many interruptions in the games. It wasn't like this before, but it is, now. If I were to just watch a game on my phone, it plays fine without any interruptions. Please consider a app for the Samsung TV! And any others.
  • Overall ok, but needs a lot of work. Dec 12, 2020

    By santos93
    Specifically the player profiles. There should be no reason why I click on a player’s name to find out their info and only their picture and one small line of their current stats shows up and the rest is a random ad + huge list of random NBA videos. I liked the old way where it gave you all of their information: height, age, DOB, school, career stats + current stats. etc. I have to click on Advanced Stats, then find their “Profile”. There is nothing “Advanced Stat” about their height and DOB. I should be able to see that information on the first page. I understand putting their advanced stats on a separate page, but there shouldn’t be a 1 inch section dedicated to their whole profile and the rest is an ad and videos . The second biggest thing is searching for a player. Scrolling through an entire list of 400+ NBA players is exhausting.
  • Something is wrong with the app Nov 13, 2021

    By Code 356
    More recently, I have noticed a problem with this app, where it doesn't send me any notifications at all. No score updates or anything. I keep going to settings and turning on all possible notifications, but then they automatically turn off the moment I exit the app. I know this because if I exit the app and go back on again, and go back to settings, notifications show up as being turned off again, despite me having turned it on just moments ago. This is a big and annoying problem that needs to be fixed ASAP. Update: I sent this review a few days ago, and I tried the solution that the Developer Response gave me, which was to delete the app and reinstall it. It didn't work. The notifications still automatically turn off every time I exit the app.
  • Some improvements, some downgrades Dec 12, 2020

    By keyvon23
    There are some improvements in the new design. There are some big downgrades too. Most of the reviews have covered the same flaws I have noticed. The one thing I wish you guys would bring back is the paid version. You used to be able to pay 10 bucks to remove ads and get audio to the games. Even if it was 10 bucks to remove ads I would do that in a heart beat. Ads makes the user experience pretty poor and pretty much botch the ux designers efforts to make a nice app. Also instead of overhauling the app every couple of years why don’t you just make the improvements everyone is asking for. I wouldn’t be hard to go through and pick out all the features everyone is requesting. Isn’t the app for US anyway? Not everything is negative, so thanks. Please listen.
  • It’s good Nov 1, 2020

    By OGGGGG5
    I really like the new layout. I think it looks more polished/modern and runs smoother. I haven’t personally had any of the problems/errors so far that others have mentioned. Everything’s working as it should for me and I enjoy it. The only thing I’m not a big a fan of is the new lead tracker graphic for the games. I like that you can now scroll on it to find the specific plays but I wish that you could also just click on the graphic itself and it show a bigger graphic more similar to the old version. This version doesn’t have the grid lines with the numbers to really show how much a team is leading by. It also doesn’t say what the biggest lead was or how many lead changes and ties there were. In my opinion, it just doesn’t convey the match up between the teams as well as the old app’s “match up” tab did which is a bit disappointing since I really enjoyed viewing that tab every game. I would like to see that aspect get some improvements but overall this seems like a good app
  • Good I guess Dec 12, 2021

    By jeeniebeans
    This app is interesting and it keeps me updated with games and stats and extra features which is really cool but I feel like they could make it more fun and you could do stuff like watch games without needing to get a feature and needing to sign in which they want your password to your gmail,I am going to need to check on that with my mom. I love the NBA and I would love to be part of the fam and the stuff that I am able to do is most of the stuff on the app and it is really interesting. I am a new fan of the NBA so I think I heard in some of these reviews that there was a classic version that was a little better so maybe you could add some of the things to this version that there was in the last version
  • Don’t buy league pass Feb 4, 2022

    By Eduardo Gilmore
    I use this app to access my league pass, which is garbage. You can’t use a VPN, and they are admittedly selling your information to 3rd parties. You can’t ask NBA to stop selling your information—instead they instruct you to contact every single one of their “partners” separately (which is many) and I guess ask them to stop buying your information? And even if you buy league pass, you can’t watch games that are on NBA TV or blacked out because of local broadcasts. So if you actually want to watch all of your teams’ games, you have to pay for cable, pay for NBA TV, and league pass. If they were smart, they would make this whole thing simpler for the people they are asking to pay them. UPDATE: the “developer response” or lack thereof only reinforces my criticisms. They’re selling your email address to third parties who will spam you. NBA TV blackouts have nothing to do with local broadcasting contracts. One thing you can do to make the app better (aside from selling my information) is make it work with airplay—any time I try to AirPlay, it takes me dozens of tries before it actually works. Other apps are airplaying, but when I try with this app, it acts like it’s doing something and then just goes back to the Home Screen after a few seconds. After 20 minutes or so of repeatedly trying, you might get lucky and get it to work.
  • Apr 6, 2022

    By Nicholas Spagnolo
    Runs like a poorly optimized mobile web page. Weird banner ads. I'm a League Pass customer. Casting works at first, but inevitably leads to a freeze. I listen to radio broadcasts a lot, and there are problems: Incorrectly requires location data to stream game audio (not video). And if the screen goes off, the audio stops. Just doesn't feel like a flagship app.
  • Old app is better and last season league pass is better Apr 3, 2021

    By The Luke24
    I purchased league pass during preseason. Was only able to watch live games. If I was to go back and watch an old game audio was two to four plays ahead of game play was able to watch a game for about 10 minutes then a video playback error pops up. Went to to talk to live tech support no one was available. I sent an email for help no response. I thought to myself this issue will get taken care during regular season. Big shock! I was wrong. Regular season starts and I finally was able to talk to a live person on tech support. He wasn’t able to help me. I had to send another email and then I received a response. They still can’t fix the problem. This has been going on since November! When I ask for compensation they tell that can’t because I purchased the league pass through iTunes. When I talk to iTunes about guess what happens? That’s right they tell me it’s on NBA league pass since they are the developers. Go back to the league pass “We are unable to give compensation or a refund since you purchased NBA league pass through iTunes”. They don’t care. I have talked to 8 different people about my situation and are asked the same questions when a new person “try’s” to help me. Also when I ask a question does it get answered. Nope! DO NOT GET LEAGUE PASS THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING!!!!!
  • Apr 6, 2022

    By Michael Stone
    Does not work with Wi-fi when streaming games. Reached out to customer service and they told me to use my phone. Good thing I have unlimited data. Needless to say, will not be renewing league pass for next year Dropped review to one star since this didn't fix the problem. For some reason ESPN, Peacock, and MLB work fine. Sounds like a NBA App issue.
  • Apr 6, 2022

    By Chris Cardinal
    Can't watch from beginning either on phone or Chromecast. Miserable experience having a game in progress ruined when you want to watch on a slight delay. The web supports this, no clue why the app doesn't. And clicking restart on the scrub control (after you've already had the score ruined because it starts live) doesn't work on Chromecast anyway. This is a solved problem, guys.
  • NBA league pass is terrible Jan 12, 2022

    By Pappleby
    I am extremely disappointed with NBA league pass. I paid $120 so that I could watch the Warriors games this season and I have been blocked from watching a large amount of them so far. When I made the decision to subscribe to NBA league pass I calculated how many warriors games I would be able to watch outside of the ones aired on tnt, ESPN, nba tv etc. Since paying for the subscription though, the NBA has decided to change many of the games to NBA TV after the fact. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to watch these games. If there was a way to rent a single game, I would pay for it. I am not going to subscribe to NBA Tv in addition to league pass, that is ridiculous. Why wouldn’t NBA tv be available for league pass subscribers?? I don’t even know how to watch NBA TV games as there is no app for it and they are not available on the nba app. I have been a subscriber to league pass for a number of years but this year is unacceptable how many games they have changed after the fact to NBA TV. There has been at least six changed so far. I don’t see myself subscribing again in the future if the games I paid for are not available whenever the league decides.
  • Mar 5, 2022

    By Carlos
    Could be so much better. Scoreboard doesn't have a compact view. I rather look at a different app where I can see all basic stats in portrait mode and switch to landscape to see more detailed stats. But the worst part is getting notifications of highlights and they immediately disappear after watching them. I can't watch again or even share. I can't share anything. No articles, game highlights, top plays, nothing. I basically only open the app to watch League Pass games when on the go.
  • Paid for NBA League Pass, doesn’t work across multiple apps live Apr 5, 2021

    By Casey Adamo
    Have tried to watch multiple games from the app on my mobile and from the app on Apple TV. Neither work consistently. Have taken the time to confirm login details, uninstall, reinstall, confirm internet connection. Everything setup correctly, just poor low quality apps. In the middle of the game, they will cut to adds, skip around and have unwatchable playback. I have never been able to watch an entire live game with the app working correctly and it always causes me to just turn it off. Have had this happen multiple times now and finally upset enough to leave a negative review because I’ve had such a bad experience. Super disappointing specifically when it is extremely hard to justify the expense. Will never make this mistake again and will look into paying for NBC Sports app or any other alternative in the future. Buyer beware, these apps don’t work and you can’t watch the games in real time without issues. Update 4/5/21 - Submitted request to troubleshoot issues per comment to response. Will report back if anything comes of it.
  • Downgrade Dec 26, 2020

    By kcwerkme
    I should preface this review by saying that I use this app primarily as a way to look up player stats and watch league pass. I would assume that this is the case with most people, and that is why I am only going to talk primarily about those two features. This used to be a really great app.... I say used to be because the developers took everything that made the old app good (player profile page, ease of use, clean look, etc) and completely screwed it up. The player profile page used to be great. It had all the important stats, age, height, alma mater, etc. Now it’s a 1 inch line of useless junk followed by a bunch of spammy looking ads and videos all of which is showcased on an ugly white background that looks like something you would have considered second rate back in 2004... like first of all, after charging 200$ a pop for league pass that only has half the games on it, getting $2.66 billion a year from tnt, and charging ungodly amounts for in person tickets, I know there’s no way you needed to destroy this app just to sneak in a couple ad spots. NOBODY HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE OLD APP...
  • Mar 7, 2022

    By Jeremy Sand
    Watching on an NVIDIA Shield, any time a game goes from the regular broadcast to ads, it instantly crashes. I have rebooted devices and reinstalled, it still crashes every time it tries to play ads. Even better, the League Pass site won't let me ChromeCast it to my TV for more than about 3 seconds before failing. Just an awful experience all around.
  • img Community
    It's the official NBA app, so you're pretty much sure you'll find everything you need. The free version will get you scores, news, and even live streams for events. With premium, you can watch games as well.
    img by Aubrey
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    League Pass has been an absolute game changer NBA fans over recent years. On the official NBA app you can subscribe to watch all 1230 games, or you can just dip in and out as you choose. It'll also help you keep up to date with the latest news as it breaks.
    img by Antonio
    9 months ago
  • img Expert The Best Live Sports Streaming Apps for Your Buck in 2022

    The Best Live Sports Streaming Apps for Your Buck in 2022

    If you're a cable cutter or just want a way to watch your favorite sport on the go, you're in luck: there are lots of live sports apps. We tested 10 to find the best.

  • Apr 19, 2022

    By Alec W
    Unfortunately the app won't cast audio for more than 20 seconds in the background before shutting off entirely, and also won't show up on your devices media player, so you can't pause and resume from the notifications tray. Will update review when this issue is fixed. Edit: thank you for the quick response, I submitted a ticket. Best regards. Edit: all playback issues fixed and the customer support was very prompt!
  • It’s good Nov 1, 2020

    By OGGGGG5
    I really like the new layout. I think it looks more polished/modern and runs smoother. I haven’t personally had any of the problems/errors so far that others have mentioned. Everything’s working as it should for me and I enjoy it. The only thing I’m not a big a fan of is the new lead tracker graphic for the games. I like that you can now scroll on it to find the specific plays but I wish that you could also just click on the graphic itself and it show a bigger graphic more similar to the old version. This version doesn’t have the grid lines with the numbers to really show how much a team is leading by. It also doesn’t say what the biggest lead was or how many lead changes and ties there were. In my opinion, it just doesn’t convey the match up between the teams as well as the old app’s “match up” tab did which is a bit disappointing since I really enjoyed viewing that tab every game. I would like to see that aspect get some improvements but overall this seems like a good app
  • NBA overlay is so annoying Mar 4, 2021

    By Kaiser Kieran
    I love the NBA, and I shell out for LP anyways (even though black out rules keep me from watching my Wizards on LP) because I enjoy watching. But my god, the overlay showing recent plays, substitutions and timeouts on the NBA LP stream takes up a third of my screen on my iPhone. The NBA already streams a great product, why add an unmovable overlay to it. The new app is decent, don’t have a strong opinion yet— Except the overlay!! Please allow an option to close it, or better yet get rid of it all together. I feel bad about giving 3 stars, it’s probably closer to 5, but this overlay is driving me insane. Apologies Adam Silver.
  • Much faster Dec 4, 2020

    By been here day1, but im done
    I haven’t used it that much so far but I like this one a lot better than the old one already. With the old one my friends and I would always have a running joke about how it was possibly the worst made app of all time (not because the actual app itself was bad) but just because it had probably the slowest and most aggravating loading screens of all time😂😂. Like if I wasn’t on Wi-Fi and I clicked on the app to open it it would take a good 30 seconds sometimes to just open, this does not happen with the new one which is great.
  • Great app with very clean layout Dec 27, 2020

    By #1ChelseaFan
    Overall I really like this app because it is very easy to use. And if you have notifications on it will basically tell you everything big that has happened. So if you miss a big game I guarantee it will be in the notifications or coming. My favorite thing about the app is that is so easy to use. From the great layout to the customization options it is a very easy app. All in all this is a great app for catching up on any games that you missed and very easy to use.
  • Frustrating Dec 27, 2020

    By AZaz23p
    For someone who is constantly checking this app, I can appreciate the changes and I understand the intentions, but when checking box scores I want to scroll up and down on players but not have to constantly go back out of the box score and into video. Now I have to scroll slowly back up so it stays. Ith something as simple but important as box scores why can’t it be it’s own screen? PLEASE change it back. Also where did the search player function go?
  • I’m strictly talking League Pass on the NBA app May 3, 2022

    By Jon Benji
    I loooovvve the app on my smart tv, the picture quality is superb, I like having the option to pick the regional team broadcasts, no commercial breaks. The archive’s option goes back a few years, they even have summer league and pre season games. I like the spoiler option too👍🏽. I’m not a big fan of the price but if you’re a die-hard NBA fan I would definitely recommend NBA League Pass through the NBA app
  • OMG So good Mar 16, 2021

    By hodhdb DVD s
    I really like this app it allows me to watch games and look at stats and people say they have to scroll through hundreds of players to ding there stats all you have to do is select the team there on and it’s 100% easier to find and the grate thing about this app is you can look at almost everything stats games player stats team stats teams wins and loses this app is amazing thanks so much for making this app!!!!!!👍👍👍👍👌👌🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀
  • NBA Loyalist Jul 15, 2021

    By Bklyn Yankee
    I have been a fan since the early 80’s. I was born and raised in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. I grew up watching local legends like Bernard King. I had the pleasure and honor to witness some of the greatest players through television. Be it on CBS, NBC and eventually TNT, ESPN and last but not least ABC. The ASG and Playoffs are the showcase of the league. The seasons are always exciting and grinding. Lets not forget about technology. Advances in technology has allowed the casual fan or loyalist (this guy) to follow their favorite teams all season long. The inception of League Pass, the NBA app, NBATV has really put the league in the forefront in the U.S. sports market. I sound a bit long winded but basketball and baseball are my favorite sports. I turned 50 this year and can say that the NBA has left some memorable moments etched in my brain for life. Cheers, Fred Velasquez
  • Video Quality was better in Old App Dec 27, 2020

    By PissedoffPeter99
    The main thing I used this app for was to watch the video recaps and highlights of games. Now I'd rather watch elsewhere cuz the video quality is so bad. Even on good connection the best option is 720p and the sound is like you're in a tin can. I was thinking about getting League Pass again this year, but probably won't be worth it in this app. Hope you guys work on this.
  • Good I guess Dec 12, 2021

    By jeeniebeans
    This app is interesting and it keeps me updated with games and stats and extra features which is really cool but I feel like they could make it more fun and you could do stuff like watch games without needing to get a feature and needing to sign in which they want your password to your gmail,I am going to need to check on that with my mom. I love the NBA and I would love to be part of the fam and the stuff that I am able to do is most of the stuff on the app and it is really interesting. I am a new fan of the NBA so I think I heard in some of these reviews that there was a classic version that was a little better so maybe you could add some of the things to this version that there was in the last version
  • It would be great if.. Nov 16, 2021

    By Capoling
    Love the app - i do have a feature request that would be a great to have: I always have the “hide scores” options on and go in the app at night and watch the last 5 minutes of most games, looking for close ones. It would be great if in the “hide scores” layout there was some sort of visual indication of a close game (ie games that ended within 5 points difference are highlighted in red, or even an asterisk would do it). This would let us avoid having to go through a bunch of blowout games (ad + skipping forward to the actual 4th quarter takes a while..) before getting to the interesting ones (all while adding the actual scores and winners). Would be a real nice to have..
  • Convoluted Feb 22, 2021

    By Siralexfinlay
    First, get rid of the 3 second animation of the Larry O’Brien trophy every time you open the app. I just want some scores and I have to wait this darn thing out. Second, I like the home page but they only put on a select few games so you have to delve into the scores section to find more. I’d be nice if they were all there. The whole thing feels convoluted. It’s like those web graphs they’d make you do in school. Everything is just sprawling around everywhere and you have to chase it. I still give four stars because the app works and it has a lot of stuff, I just wish that trophy would go and it felt more fluid in ease.
  • Non-Live Viewing Mar 30, 2021

    By JarrettG44
    I got NBA League pass because I wanted to watch more Bulls games. While league pass obviously allows me to do that, unfortunately, it also ruins the games for me. When the Bulls play on the west coast, I generally don’t watch live because I wake up early. And I can’t get to the recording of the game without seeing the score l, which ruins the whole game for me. It’s not the end of the world, but I just wish there was a way for me to get to the recording without being forced to see the score of the game.
  • Great app but Oct 20, 2021

    By Jonah Westemeier
    The camera angles are not very good you should make us be able to see the whole game not just certain parts for example I don’t want to see just the home team or the away team or the back boards on each side of the court I want to see both ends at the same time but after all that it’s a really good app it tells you everything you want to know and it cuts out all the useless extra stuff so yeah a great app except for the camera angles
  • Pacers vs Knicks Dec 9, 2021

    By Lureyn
    I am in New York visiting from Indiana and could not get the game on my relative’s cable, so I bought a one game pass. I was unable to start the game from the beginning but from the middle of the 3rd half. That was disappointing but what I did see on my phone was clear and was the local Indiana broadcast which was gratifying. I will from now on try to watch from the beginning since was unaware could not backtrack. Otherwise, would have been 5 stars. Thanks!
  • It’s great but you have to watch out for spoilers!!!! Jan 5, 2021

    By Adrianrod
    The app is great to watch the games but they have a lot of spoilers even when you turn off the scores. For example they have headlines of the games when you open it so you may have the scores turned off but they receive you with “Steph hits 62 on Warriors win” 🤦🏻‍♂️ Also when you access the game highlight they have a line with the score even when you hide the scores also.
  • Looks and feel of app is nice, missing some features Dec 22, 2020

    By Cinefile24
    I really enjoy the new look and feel of the app. Also some cool features that were added on like Player Transactions is really nice to see. But then there are some features like Player Search that’s missing. I don’t like to have to scroll through a list to find the player. And if you could add cool stuff that I see on other sport apps like betting odds that would be cool too Thank you!!
  • Bugs need to be fixed Jan 5, 2022

    By senna444
    Apps great love the features. But there’s one major bug that ruins the experience and something that I rely on as a sports better is the notifications and I’ve noticed that notifications randomly turn themselves off. You have to repeatedly go back and turn it on. Very frustrating. My only issue with the app. Besides that it’s great . Hope it gets resolved soon.
  • ACCESS TO ALL GAMES Jan 3, 2021

    By uff k
    What’s the point of me paying 300 dollars for league pass and I don’t have access to all games??? There shouldn’t be any reason I shouldn’t be able to watch a game. A blackout restriction is stupid. What if I’m not home? I’m punished for not being Around a tv. And nba TV games don’t allow you to watch those either. That’s so freaking stupid and if this doesn’t change I promise I will not purchase leaguepass ever again.
  • Good, but I miss the old layout Dec 15, 2020

    By #TheComeback
    Hear me out, this new update is mostly good. The Stories feature is really nifty, the videos play without trouble, and it’s easy to access content and interviews from the league. But the thing I used the old app for the most was checking box scores of games the next morning. And that’s my issue. This is my main complaint: When looking at the box scores, I find it really difficult to digest any of the stats. There is a ton of white space spreading everything apart, making it impossible to get a full box score without scrolling and swiping multiple times. There are also no separation lines drawn between categories or players. The box score viewer is clunky, I’ve accidentally swiped it down and hidden it a dozen times when I meant to swipe right to see stats like BLK and FGA. The old box scores seemed to be sorted by position, but now it’s sorted by minutes played. That tends to confuse my brain while quickly flipping through the games to see how players did. I would like an option to choose how to sort. I’d like to see the box score feature become more streamlined and like the old app in that manner. Overall, it’s a great app. I hope this feedback can be used.
  • A step in the right direction... Dec 13, 2020

    By Not taken oops yes it is
    I feel like the devs for this app have grand ideas that are either being bottlenecked or overridden by execs. I like the new UI, but it seems like it’s trying to glitz and glamor us when all we really want is access to data and analytics. The single item I used the most, written recaps of each game published by the Associated Press every night a few hours after the games end, seems to be missing in favor of video recaps. Call me a boomer but I don’t want to watch a video to know how a game unfolded. If I want to see a play or an injury or a highlight, I’ll go look for it elsewhere in the app. Overall, the app performs admirably on my iPhone XS, and seems to be less buggy overall, but there are clear issues that need to be addressed (why do I have to scroll through the entire league of players to access Westbrook’s stats?) and a more cohesive index of the plethora of content needs to be readily available on start-up. And PLEASE tell me whoever was responsible for copy-pasting the AP recaps wasn’t fired or deemed unnecessary; I’m not kidding when I say those recaps were 90% of the reason I open the app every morning. :/
  • Mar 19, 2022

    By Scott Smith
    I don't use the app for that much, mostly to check scores, standings, and boxes. The one improvement I'd suggest, though, would be to shorten or eliminate the brief video of hands holding the Larry O'Brien trophy aloft as the app opens. I'm sure someone thought this would be a great symbolic focus...why we play and all that, but it's annoying when all a user wants is quick information. Otherwise, the app is fine.
  • Jan 24, 2022

    By Aanakhtat Ka'a
    I would love if this app was a part of the TV. Trying to view live games on TV through Chromecast, lately has many glitches, where it pauses, and cause too many interruptions in the games. It wasn't like this before, but it is, now. If I were to just watch a game on my phone, it plays fine without any interruptions. Please consider a app for the Samsung TV! And any others.
  • Overall ok, but needs a lot of work. Dec 12, 2020

    By santos93
    Specifically the player profiles. There should be no reason why I click on a player’s name to find out their info and only their picture and one small line of their current stats shows up and the rest is a random ad + huge list of random NBA videos. I liked the old way where it gave you all of their information: height, age, DOB, school, career stats + current stats. etc. I have to click on Advanced Stats, then find their “Profile”. There is nothing “Advanced Stat” about their height and DOB. I should be able to see that information on the first page. I understand putting their advanced stats on a separate page, but there shouldn’t be a 1 inch section dedicated to their whole profile and the rest is an ad and videos . The second biggest thing is searching for a player. Scrolling through an entire list of 400+ NBA players is exhausting.
  • Something is wrong with the app Nov 13, 2021

    By Code 356
    More recently, I have noticed a problem with this app, where it doesn't send me any notifications at all. No score updates or anything. I keep going to settings and turning on all possible notifications, but then they automatically turn off the moment I exit the app. I know this because if I exit the app and go back on again, and go back to settings, notifications show up as being turned off again, despite me having turned it on just moments ago. This is a big and annoying problem that needs to be fixed ASAP. Update: I sent this review a few days ago, and I tried the solution that the Developer Response gave me, which was to delete the app and reinstall it. It didn't work. The notifications still automatically turn off every time I exit the app.
  • Some improvements, some downgrades Dec 12, 2020

    By keyvon23
    There are some improvements in the new design. There are some big downgrades too. Most of the reviews have covered the same flaws I have noticed. The one thing I wish you guys would bring back is the paid version. You used to be able to pay 10 bucks to remove ads and get audio to the games. Even if it was 10 bucks to remove ads I would do that in a heart beat. Ads makes the user experience pretty poor and pretty much botch the ux designers efforts to make a nice app. Also instead of overhauling the app every couple of years why don’t you just make the improvements everyone is asking for. I wouldn’t be hard to go through and pick out all the features everyone is requesting. Isn’t the app for US anyway? Not everything is negative, so thanks. Please listen.
  • I liked the old app more, but it has potential. Dec 13, 2020

    By poweredbytofu713
    I’m assuming the app is still be tweaked and updated to work 100% smoothly. Every time I open the app I have to sign in, and I’m not receiving any of the notifications I’ve turned on. I turned on notifications for game starts of my favorite teams, but then I go to the game itself and it shows the notifications are turned off. So now I have to go through every game and turn on which ones I want to be notified about (we’ll see if I get the alerts tomorrow). It also took me a while to figure out why my League Pass subscription wasn’t working, and my NBA TV subscription still isn’t showing up. The previous app seemed more streamlined and easier to use.
  • Unresponsive Nov 24, 2021

    By fjnske
    I expect this app to run a lot smoother considering the prices of subscriptions. Please update the responsiveness, resume game feature, and keeping the app from totally restarting after switching apps for a second. Great app if you’re a big fan of basketball. The only terribly annoying problem is how u responsive the app is when watching a game. It’s takes minutes for me to pause, replay, or go forward because the app doesn’t respond to taps at an efficient rate. Then it will absolutely restart the whole app if you leave it for a second, which means you must go through the slow rate of finding a game again, plus it won’t save your place 9/10 times.
  • Annoyed Dec 18, 2020

    By Untouchable Young
    A lot of times, I’m using an app and I get a pop up asking for a review. I typically decline and continue about my business. I didn’t get that prompt from this app but I was so annoyed by it, I went to the App Store and found it to give this review. I’ll try to keep this short; I’d like to search players, not scroll through them. I’d like to see what games are currently on as soon as the app starts up. And when I do tap on “games” I’d like it to show me the current day. Not sure if this is the same developer for Roku but I don’t understand why I’m constantly looking at tomorrow’s date when I’m looking for games. It just doesn’t make sense.
  • Apr 6, 2022

    By Nicholas Spagnolo
    Runs like a poorly optimized mobile web page. Weird banner ads. I'm a League Pass customer. Casting works at first, but inevitably leads to a freeze. I listen to radio broadcasts a lot, and there are problems: Incorrectly requires location data to stream game audio (not video). And if the screen goes off, the audio stops. Just doesn't feel like a flagship app.
  • Apr 6, 2022

    By Chris Cardinal
    Can't watch from beginning either on phone or Chromecast. Miserable experience having a game in progress ruined when you want to watch on a slight delay. The web supports this, no clue why the app doesn't. And clicking restart on the scrub control (after you've already had the score ruined because it starts live) doesn't work on Chromecast anyway. This is a solved problem, guys.
  • Mar 5, 2022

    By Carlos
    Could be so much better. Scoreboard doesn't have a compact view. I rather look at a different app where I can see all basic stats in portrait mode and switch to landscape to see more detailed stats. But the worst part is getting notifications of highlights and they immediately disappear after watching them. I can't watch again or even share. I can't share anything. No articles, game highlights, top plays, nothing. I basically only open the app to watch League Pass games when on the go.
  • Feb 8, 2022

    By Carlos Montoya
    The new update prevents the livestream video player from loading. We pay for league pass but can't watch the games on our phones. When it used to work, the screen cast was very poor. It would buffer so much compared to other apps being casted onto the TV. I wish they had picture in picture so that you could exit the app and get back in without losing a second of the game or have to reopen the app and buffer to the live stream.
  • Ad walls for paying customers; landscape only Feb 3, 2022

    By nvjdsjhjhgrjvmshskbh
    The amount of ads in this app is insane. I’m a paying customer. Show me ads during commercial breaks. Also known as ad breaks. I just sat through a 90 second ad to begin a stream and then a 120 second ad just to make the screen bigger. During play. There should not be ads during play EVER. There should not be ads when switching between games. I paid to watch the games. Generally, it is ludicrous that the app only works on landscape and the different tabs are garbage. Like when I open the app and it’s just garbage or when I go to the “watch” tab and it’s also garbage. Then I mercifully realize I have to go to “games” in order to WATCH the games I paid for, AFTER ADS. I used the NHL app last year and now ESPN and those apps deliver programming on demand without interrupting or ad-walling during play. And work vertically. This app experience is terrible and I feel it unlikely I will be a repeat customer.
  • Feb 2, 2022

    By Peter Maxwell
    This app continually blows up my phone with notifications even though I disabled notifications in the settings. Also, on rare occasions when I do click on a video I'm interested in, it never takes me to the video. It just takes me to the home screen and I have to search through the app to try to find it. Really poor design.
  • League Pass/Player Stats Jan 13, 2021

    By Nick name //786
    I usually don’t write a review for any app but I’ve had a continuous struggle with this app for a while with two main things that began to bother me. Most importantly watching games through league pass on this app is a big struggle as it works about 20% of the time while the other times it says the video is unavailable. Keep in mind this isn’t caused by blackouts as it gives the message for every game, even NBATV. I find that I have to try again in about 20 minutes or keep refreshing the app until it works. Secondly searching for players stats simple doesn’t exist. The only efficient way to find a player is to filter by team and select them. I was bewildered by this as it seems like a pretty easy thing to add that was in past versions of the app. Hopefully Lebron can complain about these two things and get a fix going.
  • Ads are infuriating Mar 24, 2022

    By N183947
    There are constant app-specific ads that block live game action on League Pass. Every time you start watching a game, 30-75 seconds of ads. Switch feeds? More ads. Just watching the game? Don’t worry, the app will leave the game to show you a 30-second ad while your team is making a run. Plus, there are lots of technical issues that interrupt your feed, and you have to watch more ads every time you restart it. I just spent 10 minutes trying to cast to my TV with airplay. Not only did it never work, but I spent about 7 of those 10 minutes with ads playing instead of basketball. I’m paying for the ability to watch NBA games, but the app is preempting live game action in favor of an ad. That would be unacceptable even for a free, ad-supported service. It is beyond the pale for a paid service.
  • Most important bug fix: Player Pages Mar 3, 2021

    By MC2020202
    When looking at box scores, you can obviously click on individual players names to bring up their profile. But this is almost entirely useless, as it merely shows their head-shot, PPG, RPG, and APG. No age, college, size, bio, let alone anything beyond the three most remedial box score stats. There is a prominent blue button below this labeled, “Advanced Stats”. This is a dead link. It does nothing. This means there is no way to ascertain any more information on these players within the NBA’s own app. This forces me to use Basketball Reference to check box scores. At a BARE minimum, these player pages should be expected to include the attributes I mentioned above, let alone full season stats, like minutes per game, blocks, steals, FG%, etc. I won’t go on listing all of the basic information this facet lacks as it’s basically everything. As mentioned above, it has no actual utility and clearly doesn’t function as intended (e.g., aforementioned dead button). There are other aspects of this app that have improved from years past but, for me, the bugs and fundamental lack of accessible information makes it basically useless. I would love to see this corrected before the season ends.
  • Ruined Player Profiles and Roster Screen Dec 10, 2020

    By zachsteck
    The old app was just way more clean on the roster page and player profiles! First of all why does it look like each players picture was taken in 2006 being that blurry when you click on a player. Second why can I only see 3 of the stats when I go to a players profile when they used to all just be there. Third change it back it was a lot easier to use, less loading time when you want to see players stats. Instead of clicking to see stats we should click to see the videos because people want to see the stats, not the highlights from 5 months ago! This app has gotten worse since the update as it used to be better! Change the player profiles back! Please!
  • Don’t buy league pass Feb 4, 2022

    By Eduardo Gilmore
    I use this app to access my league pass, which is garbage. You can’t use a VPN, and they are admittedly selling your information to 3rd parties. You can’t ask NBA to stop selling your information—instead they instruct you to contact every single one of their “partners” separately (which is many) and I guess ask them to stop buying your information? And even if you buy league pass, you can’t watch games that are on NBA TV or blacked out because of local broadcasts. So if you actually want to watch all of your teams’ games, you have to pay for cable, pay for NBA TV, and league pass. If they were smart, they would make this whole thing simpler for the people they are asking to pay them. UPDATE: the “developer response” or lack thereof only reinforces my criticisms. They’re selling your email address to third parties who will spam you. NBA TV blackouts have nothing to do with local broadcasting contracts. One thing you can do to make the app better (aside from selling my information) is make it work with airplay—any time I try to AirPlay, it takes me dozens of tries before it actually works. Other apps are airplaying, but when I try with this app, it acts like it’s doing something and then just goes back to the Home Screen after a few seconds. After 20 minutes or so of repeatedly trying, you might get lucky and get it to work.
  • Old app is better and last season league pass is better Apr 3, 2021

    By The Luke24
    I purchased league pass during preseason. Was only able to watch live games. If I was to go back and watch an old game audio was two to four plays ahead of game play was able to watch a game for about 10 minutes then a video playback error pops up. Went to to talk to live tech support no one was available. I sent an email for help no response. I thought to myself this issue will get taken care during regular season. Big shock! I was wrong. Regular season starts and I finally was able to talk to a live person on tech support. He wasn’t able to help me. I had to send another email and then I received a response. They still can’t fix the problem. This has been going on since November! When I ask for compensation they tell that can’t because I purchased the league pass through iTunes. When I talk to iTunes about guess what happens? That’s right they tell me it’s on NBA league pass since they are the developers. Go back to the league pass “We are unable to give compensation or a refund since you purchased NBA league pass through iTunes”. They don’t care. I have talked to 8 different people about my situation and are asked the same questions when a new person “try’s” to help me. Also when I ask a question does it get answered. Nope! DO NOT GET LEAGUE PASS THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING!!!!!
  • Apr 6, 2022

    By Michael Stone
    Does not work with Wi-fi when streaming games. Reached out to customer service and they told me to use my phone. Good thing I have unlimited data. Needless to say, will not be renewing league pass for next year Dropped review to one star since this didn't fix the problem. For some reason ESPN, Peacock, and MLB work fine. Sounds like a NBA App issue.
  • NBA league pass is terrible Jan 12, 2022

    By Pappleby
    I am extremely disappointed with NBA league pass. I paid $120 so that I could watch the Warriors games this season and I have been blocked from watching a large amount of them so far. When I made the decision to subscribe to NBA league pass I calculated how many warriors games I would be able to watch outside of the ones aired on tnt, ESPN, nba tv etc. Since paying for the subscription though, the NBA has decided to change many of the games to NBA TV after the fact. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to watch these games. If there was a way to rent a single game, I would pay for it. I am not going to subscribe to NBA Tv in addition to league pass, that is ridiculous. Why wouldn’t NBA tv be available for league pass subscribers?? I don’t even know how to watch NBA TV games as there is no app for it and they are not available on the nba app. I have been a subscriber to league pass for a number of years but this year is unacceptable how many games they have changed after the fact to NBA TV. There has been at least six changed so far. I don’t see myself subscribing again in the future if the games I paid for are not available whenever the league decides.
  • Paid for NBA League Pass, doesn’t work across multiple apps live Apr 5, 2021

    By Casey Adamo
    Have tried to watch multiple games from the app on my mobile and from the app on Apple TV. Neither work consistently. Have taken the time to confirm login details, uninstall, reinstall, confirm internet connection. Everything setup correctly, just poor low quality apps. In the middle of the game, they will cut to adds, skip around and have unwatchable playback. I have never been able to watch an entire live game with the app working correctly and it always causes me to just turn it off. Have had this happen multiple times now and finally upset enough to leave a negative review because I’ve had such a bad experience. Super disappointing specifically when it is extremely hard to justify the expense. Will never make this mistake again and will look into paying for NBC Sports app or any other alternative in the future. Buyer beware, these apps don’t work and you can’t watch the games in real time without issues. Update 4/5/21 - Submitted request to troubleshoot issues per comment to response. Will report back if anything comes of it.
  • Downgrade Dec 26, 2020

    By kcwerkme
    I should preface this review by saying that I use this app primarily as a way to look up player stats and watch league pass. I would assume that this is the case with most people, and that is why I am only going to talk primarily about those two features. This used to be a really great app.... I say used to be because the developers took everything that made the old app good (player profile page, ease of use, clean look, etc) and completely screwed it up. The player profile page used to be great. It had all the important stats, age, height, alma mater, etc. Now it’s a 1 inch line of useless junk followed by a bunch of spammy looking ads and videos all of which is showcased on an ugly white background that looks like something you would have considered second rate back in 2004... like first of all, after charging 200$ a pop for league pass that only has half the games on it, getting $2.66 billion a year from tnt, and charging ungodly amounts for in person tickets, I know there’s no way you needed to destroy this app just to sneak in a couple ad spots. NOBODY HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE OLD APP...
  • Mar 7, 2022

    By Jeremy Sand
    Watching on an NVIDIA Shield, any time a game goes from the regular broadcast to ads, it instantly crashes. I have rebooted devices and reinstalled, it still crashes every time it tries to play ads. Even better, the League Pass site won't let me ChromeCast it to my TV for more than about 3 seconds before failing. Just an awful experience all around.
  • App only good if you pay NBA directly. Jan 12, 2021

    By Primetimeprim
    I pay for league pass though my cable provider and year after year I have issues with the app. If I want to watch any game this season I have to press the watch button over 6 times before it will let me watch the game. I am greeted with an error message that says the video can not be played. I pay through my provider because I usually watch at home but traveling with the app I may as well not try. I have friends that pay NBA direct and they have no issues with the app at all. I wonder why? It’s beyond frustrating that the app or their ecosystem hasn’t been more well integrated for those who use a cable provider. You are still getting paid please fix this. It’s Beyond frustrating especially for a loyal consumer of your product. I can imagine there are quite a few others with my issue. This would mark the 4 year with the same issue. Also I understand that you have blackout issues but is there no way to integrate local network sign in so that I don’t have to leave league pass app?
  • Feb 17, 2022

    By Arick Narvaez
    Worst experience when trying to watch a game. I stream to chromecast and it buffers and freezes at least 30 times a game, I have to restart the stream every time it freezes. When i need to restart it i miss dwcent chunks of the games. Paying as much as I do for access to games this product should work properly. I never have issues streaming any other apps. Also, I've seen the comments that says to update the app or re-download it, I have done that and it was not better.
  • My first App Store review Dec 24, 2020

    By 1Millhouse
    Congratulations! This has to be a genius level scam. You charge a subscription fee and then block all of my teams games. Wow... just wow! The amazing team that developed this app must have had some crazy brainstorming sessions. “Hmm... what can we do to drive away our paying customer base. Let’s release an app that doesn’t work properly. Yup that should do the trick!” Great job you guys. Give yourselves a pat on the back because this fantastic new update is causing me to cancel my NBA league pass subscription. You disabled the ability to use a VPN and for some dumb reason you also disabled the mirror/airplay function. Who the heck wants to watch a game on their phone after paying for a premium subscription. If I’m paying for the service I should have the option to either watch on my phone or on my tv. But none of that matters because now that I can’t use a VPN, I can no longer watch home or away games because they are all blacked out. So what’s the point in paying for a service that you blocked all access to. The answer is none.

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