Live Stream 2024 NCAA Tournament Online

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Quick Answer: Fans can stream every March Madness game online with DirecTV Stream, or with subscriptions to both Max + B/R Sports and Paramount+ with Showtime.

The Madness is back.

This year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament has officially arrived as we enter the second round of play this weekend. The First Four matches saw No. 16 Wagner, No. 10 Colorado State, No. 16 Grambling State, and No. 10 Colorado secure spots in the tournament. In the first round, a few Cinderella stories started to form with wins by underdogs like No. 11s Duquesne, Oregon, and NC State, and — most shockingly — No. 14 Oakland who sent No. 3 Kentucky home after an 80-76 win.

However, if you still need a good way to watch every March Madness game, read on. Below is a full guide on where and how to watch every March Madness game, whether you’re watching with cable or you’re livestreaming the NCAA Tournament online.

What Channel is March Madness On?

2024 March Madness broadcasts are spread out across CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV, so you can tune in there with cable a live TV streaming service.

How Can I Stream March Madness Without Cable?

Don’t have cable? You still have a few ways to watch every March Madness game live. Live TV streaming services are a great option, and Paramount+ and Max with B/R Sports are both streaming games as well. Here’s a full breakdown of all your options for watching March Madness games online this year:

Stream Every March Madness Game on DirecTV Stream

If you want to watch every March Madness game online, all in one place, a live TV streaming service like DirecTV Stream is your best bet. DirecTV Stream carries CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV in its most affordable plan, the Entertainment package. DirecTV Stream subscriptions start with a five-day free trial, and then payment will kick in at $79.99 a month.

Stream March Madness on Paramount+ with Showtime

Paramount+’s upgraded plan, Paramount+ with Showtime, has simulcasts of all the March Madness game shown on CBS. You won’t get any other live TV channels, but it’s a fraction of the price: Paramount+ with Showtime costs just $11.99 a month, and it starts with a seven-day free trial. Paramount+ also offers a cheaper plan, but you’ll need the upgraded package to watch March Madness livestreams.

Stream March Madness on Max + B/R Sports

Max will also be offering March Madness livestreams this year, but you’ll need the B/R Sports add-on to access them. This add-on normally costs an extra $9.99 a month, but Max is offering it for free right now through the end of the NCAA Tournament. If you get Max + B/R Sports and use it in tandem with Paramount+ with Showtime above, you’ll be able to stream every March Madness game.

Stream Every March Madness Game on Hulu + Live TV

Another streaming service that you can use to watch every March Madness game online is Hulu + Live TV, which carries CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV in its lineup of 90+ channels. The service costs $76.99 a month (no free trial, unfortunately) and also includes subscriptions to ESPN+, Disney+, and Hulu (on-demand).

Can I Stream March Madness for Free?

If you want to watch March Madness games for free, we suggest taking advantage of the five-day free trial offered by DirecTV Stream. You’ll be able to watch a few games without paying, as long as you cancel the free trial before it ends. Alternatively, if you have a digital antenna like this one, you’ll be able to watch March Madness games on CBS for free.

When Is March Madness 2024? Round of 64 Schedule, Scores

March Madness officially kicked off Tuesday, March 19, and runs through to the championship, which takes place on Monday, April 8.

We’re now nearing the end of the first round, a.k.a the Round of 64, which runs through this Friday. Here are all of the remaining games during the Round of 64 (times in ET):

Friday, March 22 (Round of 64)
(8) Nebraska vs. (9) Texas A&M — 6:50 p.m. on TNT
(4) Duke vs. (13) Vermont — 7:10 p.m. on CBS
(1) Purdue vs. (16) Grambling State — 7:25 p.m. on TBS
(4) Alabama vs. (13) College of Charleston — 7:35 pm. on truTV
(1) Houston vs. (16) Longwood — 9:20 p.m. on TNT
(5) Wisconsin vs. (12) James Madison — 9:40 p.m. on CBS
(8) Utah State vs. (9) TCU — 9:55 p.m. on TBS
(5) Saint Mary’s vs. (12) Grand Canyon — 10:05 p.m. on truTV


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