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How to Watch March Madness Live on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, and Android

The Big Dance is upon us — and starting next week you can stream every NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament even if you don’t have cable or satellite. Don’t worry if you’re stuck in the office all-day, you’ll still be able to watch on iOS, Android, or your Computer.

Over the last 12 months it’s become even easier to watch your favorite College Basketball team battle on their way to the Final Four and NCAA Championship Game. This season more games have shifted to CBS, including both Final Four matchups and the title game.

Including the “Last Four” games to fill out the bracket, there are 67 tournament games across CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV. Across the six major Live TV Streaming Services, you’ll be able to catch all the action online.

Before the action starts, you can watch Selection Sunday to find out who’s in and who’s out of the tournament. The broadcast starts at 6pm ET on CBS, which can be watched with a 7-Day Free Trial of CBS All Access.

How to Stream the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

All 67 games of NCAA March Madness will air on CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV.

  • CBS: Televising 24 games including Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final Four, and National Championship.
  • TBS: Televising 18 games through the Elite 8.
  • TNT: Televising 12 games in the first and second rounds.
  • truTV: Televising 13 games, mostly of the play-in, first, and second rounds.

1. Subscribe to a Live TV Streaming Service

There are six major streaming providers that offer Live TV Streaming. These allow you to watch NCAA Men’s Tournament games live using iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and Web.

This is the best option for fans that want to watch their local channels (CBS), as well as nationally televised games on cable networks like CBS, TBS, TNT, & TruTV.

Top Pick

With fuboTV you’ll be able to watch every game in the tournament. You can try it for free with a 7-Day Free Trial.

Not only will you be able to watch games live on CBS, TNT, TBS, and TruTV, you can record it to your Cloud DVR or watch them on-demand.


Price: $45
Includes: CBS, TBS, TNT, & TruTV

Budget Pick

With CBS All Access you’ll be able to watch 24 games on CBS. You can try it for free with a 7-Day Free Trial.

If you want a budget friendly way to add TBS, TNT, & TruTV, you can add Sling TV which is offers them for just $15 after a 7-Day Free Trial.

CBS All Access

Price: $5.99
Includes: CBS

All Live Streaming Options

You can also stream the March Madness games with PlayStation Vue, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, and YouTube TV.

While most services offer CBS, they may not offer it in every city. You can use our Local Channel Finder to find out if it’s available in your market.

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truTV - - ^ $5


Price: $45
Includes: CBS, TBS, TNT, & TruTV

PlayStation Vue

Price: $45
Includes: CBS, TBS, TNT, & TruTV

Hulu Live TV

Price: $45
Includes: CBS, TBS, TNT, & TruTV

Sling Blue

Price: $15
Includes: TNT, TBS, & TruTV


Price: $50
Includes: CBS, TBS, TNT, & TruTV

YouTube TV

Price: $40
Includes: CBS, TBS, TNT, & TruTV

2. Watch March Madness Live Using Your TV Everywhere Credentials

Starting on March 19th, the streaming app will allow you to watch every March Madness game live when you authenticate with your cable, satellite, streaming service subscription.

Only games on TBS, TNT, and TruTV can be viewed on your streaming media player. Games on your local CBS network in the March Madness Live mobile or tablet Apps, even without authenticating with a cable or streaming provider.

As of today, the only streaming services supported are PlayStation Vue, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV. If you don’t have an account, you can access a 3-hour preview to watch games.

This year, they added support for Android TV, meaning you can now stream on all major platforms including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox, iOS, Android, and Web.

If you’re away from your TV, you can use your streaming service credentials to watch directly from the March Madness Live iOS App, Android App, or website.

March Madness Live