March Madness app updated for Windows Phone 8.1 handsets and Windows 8.1 slates


It's March and you know what is most important to sports fans. Spring Training? Nope. NFL free agent signings? Not quite. It means March Madness, the time of the year when the 64 team NCAA Men's basketball tournament begins. Office workers make up their own brackets, Cinderella teams shock the nation. And at the end of the day, only one team is left standing in the single-elimination tourney.

Turner Sports has published the NCAA March Madness Live app for Windows Phone 8.1 powered handsets and Windows 8.1 powered tablets. Updated for 2015, you can stream every game on your mobile device. There are actually 67 games in all, and you can watch them all on the app regardless if they are being broadcast on TBS, CBS, TNT or truTV.

Games broadcast on CBS are free to everyone while the contests on TBS, TNT and truTV require you to verify your paid subscription with a cable provider. Besides up-to-the-minute scores and stats, you can enter your own bracket picks, receive notifications for upsets, overtimes, close games, and your favorite teams. Monitor real time feedback around the world with the Twitter feed in the Coke Zero Social Arena. And during the Semifinal games, you can decide which team's live feed you want to stream.

Now if Cortana can pick the winners for NCAA hoop contests like she does with other sports including the Super Bowl, Windows Phone 8.1 users should probably be planning a trip to Las Vegas soon.

source: NCAA MarchMadnessLive (WindowsPhoneStore|Windows Store) via MicrosoftNews, WMPoweruser

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