NBA Game Time app gets UI refresh in time for opening day
The 2013-2014 NBA season is set to tip off tonight, which means it is a good time to update the official NBA Game Time app for both Android and iOS in preparation for the new season. The update brings a new UI and a bunch of new features to help to stay up to date on everything in the NBA, and it gives you better controls to follow your favorite team.
Navigation has been made easier with a new slide-out menu that you can pull in from the left side. Oddly, there are a lot more navigation links available on phones than there are on tablets. On phones, you'll get links for schedule, League Pass, video, standings, news, leaders, teams, players, and settings. But, on tablets, there is only schedule, video, standings, and settings. Part of the reason for this is because League Pass mobile only includes phones, not tablets, so you have to bump up to the League Pass broadband for use on your tablet, but it is odd that all of the extra stats sections aren't on tablets.
The app has also added alerts for game recaps and video, as well as live streaming of news conferences. And, to help you follow your team, there is now a "team video" option in the video on demand section which will filter the highlights for your team.
The NBA Game Time app is free, but there is an in-app purchase that will unlock more video. Sprint customers get all of that for free, but they also get an ugly Sprint branded version of the app, so that's a trade-off there.