How to Watch March Madness On Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV & More (2019 Update)




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March is here again and that means spring is close and great basketball is here. Once again in 2019 cord cutters will have full access to every March Madness game—something we could have only dreamed about a few years ago. So here is our full guide to watching March Madness:

Games Aired on CBS

CBS will be the place to go for many of the biggest games. Hulu, PlayStation Vue, fuboTV, YouTube TV, and DIRECTV NOW all offer CBS in some markets; however, the best way to watch is 100% with an antenna. With an antenna, you will find the best picture without any delay.

You could also get CBS All Access and in most areas, you will be able to stream CBS live in your area.

Games Aired on TNT, TBS, and TruTV

A few years ago the games on cable networks meant cord cutters had to go to a bar to watch them. Now you can catch them on every major live TV streaming service including Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, and DIRECTV NOW.

So which one is right for you?


Hulu with live TV subscribers will have full access to March Madness both. Networks like TNT, TBS, and TruTV can all be found on Hulu.

Sling TV

Sling TV is the least expensive option. You will need the Sling TV Blue package that is currently on sale for just $15 a month. This will give you access to TNT, TBS, and TruTV. Add in an antenna and you have all the March Madness games you could want for just $15. (You could also add CBS All Access to get CBS live in most areas.)

PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue starts at $39.99 a month and has a ton of CBS affiliates across the nation and access to TNT, TBS, and many more.

YouTube TV

The other options include YouTube TV in select markets for $40 a month. Recently YouTube TV added networks like TBS and TNT to their lineup making it a great option for March Madness.

fuboTV costs $45 a month and offers CBS in most areas. This is one more great option to watch March Madness.

March Madness App

CBS also has a March Madness App that will let you stream many games.  Yet to stream games on networks like TNT you will need a live TV streaming service to log in with.


DIRECTV NOW for just $40 a month will give you access to the March Madness games. In many markets, you will find your local CBS affiliate also streaming on DIRECTV NOW.

DIRECTV NOW offers a 7-day free trial allowing you to test out DIRECTV NOW before you pay.

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