March Madness officially begins tomorrow (March 13), and before all is said and done on April 2, a whopping 67 games will have been played. It's tough to keep up with the sheer number of games going on, but it just got a whole lot easier thanks to the fresh-on-the-market official app, NCAA March Madness Live.
The app is free, and offers an impressive list of features:
- Live game radio of all 67 games
- Live social chatter for teams in every game
- Fill out your official NCAA Bracket Challenge bracket right from your Android
- Track the entire bracket live throughout the tournament
- Get alerts for upsets, overtimes, crunch time (close games), and your favorite teams
- Post directly to Facebook and Twitter
- Use My Channels to see where each game is on all four networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV
You can also upgrade the package in-app for $3.99, which allows you to:
- Watch the NCAA Basketball Selection Show live on Sunday, March 11
- Watch LIVE streaming of all 67 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament games
- Watch a live stream of team practices for the Final Four®
- Watch highlights of all 67 games; highlights available right after each game
- Take it with you: Buy it once and use the March Madness Live account you create to login and watch on your computer.
Yup, you can even watch the games from your computer or phone over 3G, 4G, or WiFi once you fork over the $4. Impressive, but there's a caveat here worth noting: while most of the features work for every device running Froyo and up, streaming only works on Froyo (Android 2.2) and Gingerbread (up to 2.3.7) at the moment. Also, the app itself doesn't seem to be compatible with all phones - of the phones on my list, it's not compatible with the Amaze 4G and Photon 4G, though it is compatible with the other 4 phones I have showing. One final note: it's not available on any tablets, so you'll be confined to watching it from the clutches of your small screen or computer.