Listen to All March Madness Games Live With Google Home and Google Assistant - Lifehacker
Listen to All March Madness Games Live With Google Home and Google Assistant LifehackerMarch Madness 2019 might be nearing its final stretch of games, but Google Assistant can help you keep up with the remainder of the tournament through ...
might be nearing its final stretch of games, but Google Assistant can help you keep up with the remainder of the tournament through various voice commands, and will even let you —provided you have the right device.
Like most Google Assistant commands, tuning into a game only requires a simple “Hey, Google,” voice command, but the feature is only available on Google Home, Smart Display, and other Google Assistant-based smart home devices and speakers. You can make a request like “Hey Google, place NCAA March Madness on Westwood one,” or “Play the [Team name] March Madness game on Westwood One” to listen while the games are happening live.
While live listening is limited to Google Home devices, any device equipped with Google Assistant—such as an Android phone—can get up-to-date information by using March Madness-specific terms and commands. For instance, if you happen to skip a game, you can get the latest news or catch up on updates you may have missed by asking “What’s the latest March madness news?” or “Who won the [team names] game?”
Google Assistant can also provide you with a schedule of upcoming game times by asking questions like: “When is the next March Madness game?” “When does [team name] play next?” or “What is the march madness schedule?”
NCAA March Madness 2019 concludes on Monday, April 8, but these commands will be available through the rest of the tournament and presumably will work during future tournaments as well,