12
Mar
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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.

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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.

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • Tom

    not compatible with my Xoom :-(

  • John

    It's also no compatible with my Iconia Tab A100

  • Jon

    Not available in the UK...lame!

  • Ruperto

    Great to see good quality apps. Behind are the days when Android used to get the short end of the stick.

  • bedwa

    Hilarious! Not compatible with my Infuse or Thrill(posing as an O3D), but compatible with my "tenderloin" aka: HP Touchpad. I'll let you know how videos are after I get the chance. Plan to sideload to my thrill/o3d as well.

    • Chris Webster

      Lmao! Its only supported on the non-android device XD

  • skitchbeatz

    I almost paid the $4 yesterday without knowing streaming only worked on 2.2-2.3 devices. Would have been quite angry come Thursday. Thanks for the heads up Android Police.

  • Mark

    Read the article, you dolts. It says "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."

  • bubblegoose45

    Not compatible with my Transformer Prime. The paid upgrade will allow you to watch on any browser as well. Have not tested it yet but you could use full desktop site option to watch on tablet.

  • http://ldjones99.weebly.com/ Larry

    Will this work on the Kindle Fire?

  • Nastybutler77

    Not compatible with my SGS2 on AT&T. WTF?

  • http://www.fanboycafe.com Dustin

    Really disappointed that my Verizon Gnex isn't supported. Kind of mad I spent the $4 but at least I will be able to watch a few at home when around a computer.

  • CJ

    Where the hell is tablet support holy crap. My excitement went from "yesss!!! upgrading for sure!! to complete disappointment".

  • CJ

    Ok after about 25 minutes of searching google I managed to land an .apk file and installed it onto my tablet. Works great! Upgrading sometime this week so I can watch the games...

    • GiuDai

      Hey.. Could you give us the link of where you downloaded the apk? I have searching for about half an hour and can't find it.
      Thanks

  • Aaron

    In the web market my device is listed 3 times. Two say "sprint samsung sph-m920" and one says "samsung sph-m920". Only one of the sprint ones say it is compatible. The other 2 are greyed out. O.o Strange requirements I guess.

    • PaintDrinkingPete

      I've noticed the same with one of my devices, but I believe that's due to the fact that I'm rooted and have installed a few different OS versions. The "registered" dates for my devices (which is really only one device) seem to correspond to when I would have done the upgrades.

  • http://www.statsprofessor.org/ StatsProfessor

    Not compatible on Atrix...ugh........ :\

  • http://www.tncnewscentral.com Chris Pagan
  • Michael

    Text 0(your favorite team ie. KANSAS) to 2653. Coke Zero is doing a promo where they give you live streaming for free

  • PaintDrinkingPete

    I find it almost unbelievable that they could put this app out there with no Honeycomb or ICS support.

    I understand the issues with fragmentation, but I think that Honeycomb tablet support should have been at the top of their list...

  • spprtgator

    Its not compatible with my Galaxy S2! What a joke!!!!