Big college hoops fan? Then you’re going to be pretty stoked that March Madness is right around the corner. Since you’re reading this on Windows Phone Central you’ll be even more stoked to know that an official NCAA March Madness Live app is coming to Windows Phone and Windows 8. Let’s make it rain.
This year the NCAA is doing something a little different. All 67 games during the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament will not only be broadcasted live on television, but will be viewable through an official app on all major platforms.
Each of the two semifinal games will also feature three simultaneous broadcast feeds. TBS will have a national broadcast of those games, while TNT and truTV will offer broadcasts specific for the teams competing. All three feeds can be viewed using the app.
There’s no word on exactly when the NCAA March Madness Live app will drop for Windows Phone, it’s just listed as “coming soon” on the website. It’s worth noting that the Android and iOS apps are also listed as coming soon. It does state that AT&T is a sponsor for the Windows Phone version of the app. Does this mean the app will be exclusive to AT&T handsets? We’ll find out when the app launches.
Here are all the features we’ll be able to look forward to when the apps drop in the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store:
- New bracket layout – new interface for smartphones and tablets, includes more views and functionality
- GameCenter – redesigned with live game streams, pre-game matchup analysis, live in-game analysis, live in-game stats, key social moments and fan chat
- Capital One NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge – Official bracket game for March Madness right in the app. Make your picks and share them.
- Coke Zero NCAA March Madness Social Arena – forum to expend conversation around games with over fans using the NCAA March Madness Live apps. Follow game tweets, Instagram photos and Vine videos. Participate in chats and more.
- TV Schedule – Easily see when exactly your favorite teams and games are taking place with the included schedule.
- Tournament News – the apps will provide fans with direct access to the latest tournamenet news and updates, including highlights, recaps and more.
How many of you are stoked for March Madness games live on your Windows 8 tablet and Windows Phone handset? Sound off below and give a shout out to your favorite college team!
Now if only the NBA would get an app out for Windows Phone...