The March Madness Live app is available as many sports fans will be looking for how to stream the 2016 NCAA Tournament games online for their devices. The free website and app gives viewers the ability to use the service on multiple devices and platforms including iOS, Android, Windows, smartphones, tablets, computers, streaming media devices and video game systems. With a total of 32 games taking place for the First Round of the tourney in various regions on Thursday and Friday, it makes for a smart choice for anyone who might be traveling, without their cable or satellite service, or anywhere else that might require a bit of a sneak peek at how teams are doing in the brackets. Here’s more info on using the March Madness Live app for the 2016 tourney.
According to Wired.com in their March 16 report, every game from this year’s men’s basketball tournament will be streamed live on the app. It will work on iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and the Chromecast, among other devices. The app supports the Chromes and Airplay, allowing viewers who use these technologies to stream games from their device to the TV screen. It also works for the Apple TV which has a unique split screen feature allowing for viewing of multiple games at once. In addition to showing the games, the app also provides matchup previews from the Bleacher Report Team Stream crew, as well as updated brackets, scores and stats from around the country as the tournament takes place.
The great aspect for anyone without cable is that the March Madness Live website or app can be used for up to 3 hours to watch a game live streaming from truTV, TBS or TNT. After that, the app or site will require logging in with a valid cable or satellite account. Any CBS game can be watched on the app or website for free without requiring this sort of log-in though. With that said, a fan of a specific team would be smart to wait to watch their team play if they don’t have cable, and hope that the selected game stays within three hour window and doesn’t hit multiple overtimes. Otherwise, finding a friend with a willingness to lend out the cable and satellite log in may be the best way of watching.
The 2016 NCAA Tournament games tip off at 12:15 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday. First up on the schedule for the first round will be the No. 4 Duke Blue Devils taking on the No. 13 UNC Wilmington Seahawks. More games tip off after that including Butler vs. Texas Tech on truTV at 12:40 p.m. ET, Connecticut vs. Colorado at 1:30 p.m. ET on TNT, Iona vs. Iowa State on TBS and Yale vs. Baylor on CBS. Games will be going on throughout the day, with the last of them starting up at 9:57 p.m. ET as Gonzaga and Seton Hall will square off. With that in mind, it seems downloading and installing that app on any and all devices in the house or with you on your trip is the smart way to go!