March Madness officially opened Tuesday night as the First Four teams clashed for the right to enter the NCAA Tournament?s first round on Tuesday night from the University of Dayton Arena in Ohio.
The NCAA announced earlier this month that it would be live streaming all of the 2016 March Madness games on various platforms, and even teased an exclusive feature for Apple TV users. Users interested in catching the non-stop action on their iPhones and other mobile devices can do so with the latest released March Madness Live app.
Here?s how to catch the action on your iPhone:
March Madness Live app
All you need to watch this year?s tournament is the official NCAA March Madness Live app from the iPhone App Store. From there, you can immediately start streaming games for free.
Because there are so many games, CBS partners with truTV, TNT and TBS for rights to some of the broadcasts. As in the past years, you will be able to stream 3 hours of content from truTV, TNT and TBS before you are asked to authenticate with a cable login. All CBS content, however, is unlimited.
In addition to your iPhone, The March Madness Live app is also available for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.
Apple TV users are in for a treat as the fourth-gen Apple TV users will have the ability to watch two games at once with an exclusive split-screen functionality, so you?ll never have to choose between two close games. The app is as well available for Mac users.
Another way of streaming the games is through the Sling app. The popular online streaming service which, though is exclusive to United States, offers access to select cable TV channels for a monthly fee.
The service?s Best of Live TV package, which includes TBS and TNT and will include TruTV during the tournament, costs $20 a month. In addition, you get to watch a week?s worth of tournament games for free, with Sling?s free 7-day trial. You?ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.
The Sling app is available on the App Store and more information is available on Sling?s website. Besides the app, is also available on Google Play store, Roku, Chromecast, Nexus player, ZTE and XBox One.
The First Four play-in round tips off on March 15th, while the official first/second rounds start on March 17th. The tournament wraps up with the championship game in Houston on April 4th. For more information regarding the schedules and live streaming the matches of 2016 NCAA Tournament, you can check it out here.