Top 9 Best March Madness Android Apps – 2020

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The NCAA March Madness 2020 is right around the corner. This basketball tournament is quite popular in the US, and quite a few of you are probably planning to watch some games. Others may not have the time to watch games, but would like to stay in touch on what's going on in particular matches. Well, if you belong in either of those groups of people, we've prepared some March Madness Android apps for you, the very best ones.

In the list down below, you'll find nine apps that are related to March Madness. As per usual, we've separated them into categories, based on what they have to offer. These apps are not listed in a particular order, though, so keep that in mind. You'll also find some information on their pricing here, the required version of Android to run them, a description of the app itself, and so on.

These are only our favorite March Madness apps, so keep that in mind, they don't have to be on your best / favorite list, of course. Having said that, if you're interested in checking out this list, read on, as this tournament is looking quite promising this year.

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Top 9 best March Madness Android apps 2020

Below is a quick overview of the top 9 best March Madness Android apps for 2020, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

Download CostIn-app cost (per item)
NCAA March Madness Live
Sling TV
ESPN$1-$100
SofaScore$1
College Basketball Radio$2.4
Sports Alerts – NCAA Basketball edition$6.3-$406
College Basketball Live Scores, Plays, & Schedules
theScore
FOX Sports

Top 9 best March Madness Android apps 2020 downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app's Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

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Best March Madness Android app for most users

NCAA March Madness Live app image March 2020

NCAA March Madness Live

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

NCAA March Madness Live is the only official March Madness app on this list. It has been published by NCAA Digital, and it's completely focused on the tournament. Having that in mind, this is quite probably the best option for the vast majority of you. The app's design is really minimal, which is a good thing, in this case. The UI is predominantly white, but it combines that with shades of gray, and some other colors.

This app allows you to stream all March Madness games, live. You can even enter the March Madness Bracket Challenge Game, if you want. All you need to do is fill out a tournament bracket and receive personalized alerts to let you know how your picks are performing. Do note that you'll need to lock your brackets before Thursday, March 19, in order to be eligible to participate.

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This application also allows you to replay college basketball highlights, and follow the latest games via a live blog. You can even watch exclusive March Madness VOD content, such as classic games, in-depth analysis, highlights, and behind-the-scenes features. Some users seem to have issues with sign-ins, which is affecting the app's rating, but that will hopefully be fixed before the tournament begins.

Download March Madness Live (official app)

Best March Madness Android app for watching games live

Sling TV

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

If you're planning on watching March Madness games live, the best app to do it is probably Sling TV, as all games will be streamed via this service. Sling TV is, of course, not limited to NCAA March Madness. This service comes with a ton of channels, depending on your subscription model. The Sling Orange service offers over 30 channels, including ESPN, Disney Channel, AMC, TNT, CNN, and so on.

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With this service, you can even get Cloud DVR for just $5. You can stream content via Sling TV anytime, whether you'd like to do it via your phone, TV, computer, or whatever else is supported. In addition to the Sling Orange service, you also have access to the Sling Blue service. That service offers over 40 channels, including FOX, NBC, Discovery, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, National Geographic, and so on.

This app also doesn't have glowing reviews in the Play Store. Some users seem to have issues with various errors, while others are complaining about the pricing model. The app does work fine for the most part, though, and it also looks really nice. The whole focus is on the content, and that's always a good thing when it comes to streaming applications. If you'd like to check it out, hit the link down below.

Download Sling TV

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Best March Madness Android app for live scores

SofaScore app image March 2020

SofaScore

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

SofaScore is an app that most of you sports lovers are probably familiar with. This is one of the most popular, if not the most popular, livescore apps in the Play Store. SofaScore is not limited to March Madness, or even basketball, there are a ton of sports available here. You can follow football, soccer, tennis, Formula 1, cricket, volleyball, baseball, and so o. It really does have a lot of sports in its database.

This app's goal is to keep you up to date on what's going on in particular matches, that you choose to follow. The same goes for March Madness, if that's your thing. You can even set notifications for specific events on such matches. The app does support push notifications. On top of that, you can check out the lineups, statistics, rankings, player statistics and information, and so on.

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This application also offers video highlights for some sports / matches. It usually links to some other websites which host such highlights. We're not sure if highlights will be available for college basketball, but they might, you'll just have to wait and see. This is one of the best-rated apps on this list, and it comes with both light and dark mode options. If you need a live score app, SofaScore is a great option.

Download SofaScore

Best March Madness Android app for highlights

ESPN app image March 2020

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ESPN

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

ESPN has a really good app available in the Play Store, that has plenty of sports content. March Madness games are well-covered by ESPN, and the app usually offers highlights for such matches. We're not entirely sure if that will be the case this time around, but it is expected. On top of that, you'll be able to find plenty of news regarding the tournament, if you're interested in that.

This app is not focused solely on March Madness or basketball, not even close. ESPN, as most of you know, covers a ton of sports. It even allows you to watch plenty of games, depending on your subscription model. This app covers NFL, NBA, MLB, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, eSports, and it even has some ESPN Shows that you can watch, if you're interested in something like that.

This app actually allows you to stream ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, and SECN… it all depends on your subscription models, though, of course. If you don't want to install a separate live scores application, this app will do just fine. It can keep you up to date on scores from various sports, college basketball included. And yes, EPSN does support push notifications, so you can set that up as well.

Download ESPN

Best March Madness Android app for radio coverage

College Basketball Radio app image March 2020

College Basketball Radio

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

If listening to games via the radio is your thing, you're in luck. You can tune in to March Madness matches via the College Basketball Radio application. This is a great option if you're on the good, and are unable to watch the games on a TV, your phone, or somewhere else. This app is really simple, and it comes with a simple UI. It's easy to use, and the focus is on the audio side of things, not the design, of course.

All you need to do is find the right radio station, and you're good to go. You can get up to date scores, schedules, and standings via this application as well, in addition to everything. You can get your news fix via this app as well, and even compile a list of your favorite teams. So, even though this is a radio application first and foremost, you do have some extra options on the inside.

You will need an internet connection in order to listen to this radio, though, as we're looking at an Internet radio application. Make sure to note that before you try anything, as you may lose some mobile data in the process if you're not connected to WiFi. This app is actually rated really well in the Play Store, and people seem to like it, for a reason. This is the very best college basketball radio app in the market.

Download College Basketball Radio

Best NBA Android app for live match updates

Sports Alerts NCAA Basketball Edition app image March 2020

Sports Alerts – NCAA Basketball edition

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

Sports Alerts is a live score app, and this particular edition is specifically focused on NCAA basketball, as its name says. The app comes with a really simplistic design, which is a good thing in this case, a really good thing. The whole focus is on the content, the games themselves, and all the stats that go with them. This is actually one of the best-rated live score apps for basketball in the Play Store.

This application will not only deliver match results your way, and do it really fast, but it will also share a ton of other info with you. Notifications within this app are configurable, so you can choose what you want to be alerted about. You can choose the game start, game end, period end, lead change, close game, overtime game, 30 points, 4 points… and so on. There are a ton of categories you can check for notifications.

In addition to that, this app provides full team rosters, team schedules, and even AP rankings and conference standings. Believe it or not, even free and paid picks from some of the top sports handicappers are available in the app. The app is free to use, but in-app purchases are a part of the picture, though you're not forced to pay for anything.

Download Sports Alerts - NCAA Basketball edition

Best March Madness Android app for stats

College Basketball Live Scores Plays Schedules app image March 2020

College Basketball Live Scores, Plays, & Schedules

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.4+

The College Basketball Live Scores, Plays, & Schedules app is quite self-explanatory. This is a really simple application that delivers a lot of information. If you're into college basketball, and want a really simple app that will keep you up to date with results and everything connected to them, this is the one. The app is predominantly white, though, so if that's not your cup of tea, avoid it.

This app will deliver live scores to your phone. Push notifications are supported, and even though it doesn't offer as many options as Sports Alerts, it's still quite useful. You can check out real game stats with this app, and up to the minute team and boxscore stats. Game preview matchup stats are also available here, and the app includes the AP top 25 team rankings as well.

To make the whole package even more appealing, the app offers TV listings as well. You can even customize the schedule the way you want. Filtering via teams, divison, and conference are available. If you're not in a place with an internet connection, don't fret, as the whole schedule is saved on your phone, presuming you've installed and used the app before.

Download College Basketball Live Scores, Plays, & Schedules

Best March Madness Android app for news

theScore

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

theScore is also a live score application, but with a twist. This app brings you a ton of other content, and its focus is all over the place, in a good way. If you're looking for a truly versatile app, theScore is worth checking out. This app does not cover only college basketball, or anything of the sort, it's covering a ton of sports. You can keep track of the NFL, NBA, NCAA sports, MLB, NHL, Soccer, Golf, and various other sports via this app.

You can create a personalized feed for your needs. So all you need to do is select your favorite teams, player, and league. You can get up-to-date information on specific matches, including stats, player stats, results, and so much more. News headlines from various sports are also available here, and the same goes for multimedia content. Standings and various other stats for various competitions are available in this app as well.

theScore even supports the chat function. If you like to talk about sports, you can do that via this application. The app can connect you with like-minded people from around the world, so that you can enjoy matches even more. The UI design in this app is also really nice, and chances are you won't have many complaints. theScore is a truly versatile app, and one of the best-rated in its category, check it out if you're interested.

Download theScore

Best March Madness Android app for video content

FOX Sports app image March 2020

FOX Sports

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

FOX Sports is yet another quite interesting app that is trying to be a lot of things at once. This app will bring you a ton of sports content, and it even offers live streaming for some events, including NCAA Basketball. On top of that, you can get your sports news via this app as well. Once you personalize the app, and select your favorite teams / topics, you'll be able to get personalized news headlines.

You can even watch some FS1 Studio Shows via this application, such as The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Lock It In, and NASCAR Race Hub, to name a few. BTN is also available on the FOX Sports app now, so you're getting even more content out of it. This app's design is also quite simple, which is a good thing. It's extremely simple to use, and its eye-pleasing,  that's for sure.

The app does contain ads, so do note that before you download it. Some users are having problems with it, but those problems are related to the content itself, more than the app functionality. If you're interested in what this app has to offer, it's definitely worth the install, at the very least.

Download FOX Sports