The 2014 March Madness showdown is about to officially begin, and for those looking to enjoy some college basketball at its finest while on the go, we have you covered. It officially starts with Selection Sunday, and then the games begin.
There’s plenty of options when it comes to watching live sports on our mobile devices, but many of them cost users money in the long run. If you want to catch all 67 buzzer beaters, biggest rivalries, and multiple upsets right from your Android smartphone or tablet, you can do exactly that. Below we’ll explain a few ways you can catch every single game live on Android.
While there is a variety of ways users generally watch live TV and sports on mobile devices, thankfully the NCAA makes this very easy. March Madness is one of the best few weeks and most competitive games in all of sports, and they make it extremely easy for every fan to enjoy all the games.
Updated earlier this month was the official NCAA March Madness Live Android app. And to be honest, that’s just about all you need. As long as you’re a paying cable subscriber from any of the multiple supported options, you can download the app, sign in, and enjoy all the games on the go for free.
Every NCAA college basketball game being aired on TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV can all be enjoyed live from your Android smartphone or tablet. There’s a small preview period for all users, then you’ll need to login with your TV providers information. All CBS games will be live-streaming without a need to sign in, so essentially 100% free.
Once setup you can enjoy an interactive tournament bracket, minute by minute updates and stats, tons of alerts for game starts, overtime, upsets, or even just close games, and there will be a lot of them. There’s also an unbelievable real-time moment tracker on the bottom (shown above) that highlights key moments, big plays, slam dunks, or popular photos and tweets.
The NCAA provides an interactive TV guide, game recaps for those in a hurry, and even a Channel finder for games in your area and more. It’s really the only thing you need, as long as you’re a cable TV subscriber in some fashion.
Download it now from the Google Play Store
There’s also a variety of other apps full of details, scores, alerts, and video. Users can get the CBS Sports App for Android, not to mention Aereo and other streaming methods.
Users can also simply head to NCAA.com/March-Madness to catch every game right from a browser. Whether that be on your PC, laptop, or the browser on your Android smartphone or tablet.
Last year the NCAA March Madness Live app cost $3.99 for live streaming games, but this year once you confirm your cable provider all games are free. This is the best option, but again for those without a provider, you can catch CBS games free with the Android app.
Of course the Slingbox and Slingplayer is an excellent option for those who’ve already paid for and enjoy it. Which is a device that connects to the users TV service at home, work, or anywhere with an internet connection and then streams it over Slingbox servers. The mobile app is $15, but if you already have this setup, you’ll be able to stream all the NCAA games with ease to any mobile device or browser. Just tune into any of the channels with a game you’d like to enjoy, and stream it to your device of choice.
We can’t forget that there’s always those “shady methods” of apps and websites full of pop-ups, ads, and junk that can be harmful. While we don’t recommend these, or will link to them, there’s a few popular ones like Justin.TV or USTREAM. Not to mention plenty of apps on the Google Play Store, but again, use caution.
The official NCAA March Madness app is available on Android, iTunes, Windows, and even the Kindle App Store, so all platforms can tune in and enjoy more than 67 games and over 150 hours of quality games.
I have my money on the undefeated Wichita St. Shockers.