The NCAA March Madness Live app for Windows 10 looks great

By: Vamien McKalin
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If you’re into basketball and can’t get enough of grown men playing catch and throwing a ball into a net, then the NCAA March Madness Live app might just be the thing you’re looking for.

This app is the result of Microsoft’s bid to bring March Madness action to users of Windows 10 in partnership with the NCAA. It’s a good move with the potential of getting more folks to take the plunge into the world of Windows 10.

From what we have come to understand, the NCAA March Madness Live app grants access to live streaming videos of all 67 tournament games. However, this can only happen after a temporary preview period so it is not technically live. To watch live video, users will need to sign in with their cable provider’s credentials.

Seeing as most people now are cord cutters, they’ll be unable to take advantage of live streaming features — we sure couldn’t. Pre-recorded video ran smoothly, though, with plenty of lot of videos to choose from.

At the moment, the app is limited as we are unable to check on specific teams because that section is empty. Furthermore, since March Madness hasn’t fully begun yet, the scoreboard section of the app is also empty.

What to do when watching videos is no longer interesting until the games are up? Simple: head over to the Social Arena. Here, users can see what folks are tweeting about. Bear in mind that the Twitter stream is live, so nothing there will last forever.

Cable subscribers can also find their channel by using the Channel Finder option. We can’t tell exactly how well it works, but we can say it is possible to choose between SD or HD channels.

Overall, there’s not much we can say about the NCAA March Madness Live app at this time. We will definitely revisit the app once everything is up and running. In the meantime, check it out for yourself by downloading the app from the Windows 10 Store.

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