The NCAA Tournament is an event where online streaming isn’t just a luxury anymore, it’s now expected. With office pools, people need to find the games online so CBS and Turner Sports have widened the availability of the NCAA March Madness Live app to include platforms which weren’t in existence when the concept of streaming the Tournament began.
Now you can watch the NCAA Tournament not just on your computer, Android, Apple or Windows mobile or tablet, you can watch it on Amazon Fire (TV and tablets), Apple TV, Apple Watch and Roku devices. This means that NCAA March Madness Live will be available on 12 platforms, the most since the online experience began. And on Apple TV, you have the ability to watch two games at once using a split-screen feature. For fans, this will mean not just convenience, but the opportunity to really get into the game experience.
The March Madness Live app has improved the GameCenter experience with live video, better navigation and Google Cast and Airplay support.
There will be more video on demand with classic tournament moments, analysis, game previews, highlights and more.
The streaming on the March Madness Live app will begin with the NCAA Tournament Selection Show this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET and continue through the end of the Tournament with the Championship Game on April 4.
Once again, you will have to use your cable or satellite log-in to watch the games on the Turner networks (TBS, TNT, truTV). All CBS games will be available to all and not require a log-in. However, one big change this year is that both the NCAA Final Four and the National Championship Game are on TBS so if you have cut the cord, you may be out of luck to watch both events as you need to authenticate.
However, the March Madness Live app will stream all of the Westwood One radio broadcasts throughout the tournament.
And during Final Four Weekend, Turner will provide all streams of its planned “Team Stream” broadcasts meaning the traditional game coverage on TBS and team-centric telecasts airing on TNT and truTV for both the Final Four and National Championship game.
It’s going to a cornucopia of streaming games in March and April for college basketball fans and there will be plenty of opportunities to catch all 67 games online. And fans now have more platforms to watch the game as well.