By Chris Ciaccia, ,
Published March 16, 2017
NCAA March Madness starts in full on Thursday, as college basketball teams from around the country duke (pun intended) it out and great players like Lonzo Ball vie to become champions. Chances are though, you’ll be at work and may not be able to sneak away from your desk to watch the games.
Don’t worry though -- the NCAA, Apple and Google and a host of others have your back.
Watching on the go
Every game will be streamed live via the NCAA March Madness Live mobile app. It’s available for free on the App Store and Google Play, so basketball fans can watch all the buzzer beaters and Cinderella stories on their iPhones and Android phones.
Fans can also watch games that are broadcast on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV on their desktop computer and other mobile devices. Links to CBS Sports for the iPhone and Android devices can be found here and here.
To watch livestreams of the games on a computer, fans can go to ncaa.com/march-madness-live/watch and watch as much basketball as they want.
More devices than ever
As content makers struggle to attract viewers for “must-see” events, they’ve been adding devices to allow users to watch and experience their favorite content. And the NCAA is no stranger to this trend.
This year, NCAA March Madness Live is now on 15 different platforms, including Amazon Alexa devices and Xbox for the first time, the NCAA said in a press release. With Alexa-enabled devices, users can use the March Madness Alexa skill to ask March Madness questions on scores and results, as well as getting the radio broadcast from Westwood One for all games.
In addition to the aforementioned devices, NCAA March Madness Live is also on Amazon Fire tablets, Apple TV, Chromecast and more (For a full list of devices, click here).