The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is just around the corner and for those who partake in March Madness the Windows Store has a few apps that might help you survive all the highs and lows of the tournament.
The NCAA Basketball Tournament is one of the most popular sporting events around. Seventy-two teams will compete over the next few weeks to ultimately crown a NCAA Men's Basketball Champion. The event will generate billions in revenue, and millions will be lost in job productivity due to everyone calling in sick to watch the games.
The number of apps exclusive to the NCAA Tourney has slimmed down a bit over the years, but we still have a few that should only help contribute to the chaos. These are out best March Madness Windows 10 apps.
NCAA March Madness Live
If you are looking for just one Windows 10 app to cover the Men's Basketball Tournament, NCAA March Madness Live is the one to have.
Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, the app is slated to be updated any day now, and it covers all the tournament action with the following features:
- Watch live streaming of all 67 games (paid TV subscription required for games broadcast on TBS, TNT and truTV; 3-hour live video pass available before logging in; CBS games do not require a paid TV subscription).
- Follow up-to-the-minute scores and stats, and explore the tournament with the interactive bracket.
- Immerse yourself in the tournament with analysis, best storylines, and classic March Madness moments.
- Make your picks in the official bracket game of March Madness, the Capital One NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge.
- Satisfy your team fan loyalties, learn about the Cinderellas, and research your bracket with the all-new team pages.
- Receive live game notifications for upsets, overtimes, close games, and your favorite teams.
- Enjoy team-specific live video streaming during each of the National Semifinal games at the Final Four.
Personally, I think what sets NCAA March Madness Live apart from the other sports apps is two features – live streaming of games and the Bracket Challenge. The live streaming places the games in your hands while on the go through your Windows 10 Mobile phone and the Bracket Challenge makes it easy to prove to everyone you are a master at Bracketology. Overall, NCAA March Madness is a great Windows 10 app to keep up with all the Tournament action while on the go, in the office or stretched out on the couch.
Please note the app is currently reflecting videos and stats from the 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament. We expect an update to be pushed out once the tournament selections have been made.
While the Domino's Pizza app may not be able to deliver tournament scores to your Windows 10 device, it can help deliver piping hot pizza, wings, pasta and sandwiches to your doorstep. While restricted to the certain markets, the Domino's app makes it easy to grab a bite to eat without missing any of the action on the court.
The free, Windows 10 Mobile app allows you to build your pizza just the way you like it, as well as order chicken wings, breads, and desserts. Curious as to the status of your order? The Domino's App lets you track your order easily from the prep table to the oven to the delivery car with Domino's Tracker.
The app remembers your most recent store for convenience and if you are traveling, find a store close by. Overall, it is a well-rounded Windows 10 Mobile app when the craving for pizza is too strong to ignore. Please note that the Domino's App is only available in some markets.
ESPN is the largest sports network on the planet, and the Windows 10 app delivers all the sports goodness to your Windows 10 PC and Mobile device. The free app delivers news, scores, stats and more from Major League Baseball, Pro and College football, the National Hockey League, MLS and more.
This includes all the scores, news, highlights and stats from the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The app supports your ESPN account that allows you to highlight favorite team scores on the main page and receive alerts on scores and news items related to your favorite teams.
The ESPN App also allows you to stream live ESPN Radio programming and catch video highlights and analysis from the ESPN family of networks. It's is a fully comprehensive source for sports information to have installed on your Windows 10 device.
- Download ESPN App from the Windows Store (PC Version)
- Download ESPN App from the Windows Store (Mobile Version)
There are a number of basketball-oriented games in the Windows Store. Basketball Tournament is a fun game to pass the time with in between NCAA Tournament marches or during commercial breaks. The Windows 10 Mobile game places you on the basketball court for a friendly shoot-around competition.
The free title has two modes, Tournament and Ranked games, in which you must sink a number of basketball shots from various positions. As you shoot around the basketball court, the angle and distance vary to increase the difficulty of your shot.
Controls are simple and intuitive, and the graphics look good, offering a variety of basketball courts to play on, ranging from the gritty street courts to the polished gymnasium courts. While Basketball Tournament may not offer up a traditional game of hoops, it is an enjoyable game to play and can keep you in a basketball frame of mind while you wait for March Madness to resume.
If you have tried any of these apps out or have your own recommendations to offer for a Windows 10 March Madness app, let us know what you think in the comments. If you are a March Madness fan, enjoy the tournament and here's hoping your team comes out on top!