Apple TV and March Madness
In a matter of days, college basketball fans all across the United States will be monitoring their brackets for their pools and rooting for their picks.
Technology is going to do their part to help ensure fans will not be able to miss out on the action on their devices. And the Apple TV will not be any different as one of the handy tools.
The NCAA’s March Madness Live app serves as the main option to watch the Tournament. Those who have it on their standard devices like a Mac would be able to watch up to three hours of action before it prompts details regarding one’s cable provider. That restriction is only for games that either on TNT, TBS, or TruTV, with the ones on CBS getting the full free treatment. The app also supports iOS multitasking.
If one is watching online, the AirPlay capability of the Apple TV would allow for user to watch the action onto a tv from a Mac, if the user actually has a cable tv connection.
In addition, March Madness Live also has its own app on the tvOS App Store, with the exclusive feature of being able to simultaneously watch two games at once.
For those who wear an Apple Watch, one can already configure alerts involving your teams into the device, making it handy for those who have meetings during the games.
The Tournament begins on March 15-16 with the First Four, a pair of play-in doubleheaders held in Dayton, Ohio. The first round will then be played at different sites on March 17-18. The weekend will feature second round action, while the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 takes place next week.
Houston hosts the Final Four on April 2, with the final to be played on April 4.