How to Watch Purdue vs. UConn – 2024 NCAA Men’s College Basketball National Championship Game on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV & More on April 8




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State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona will host the conclusion of March Madness 2024. Two top seeds collide when the UConn Huskies, who are hoping to win back-to-back titles, take on the Purdue Boilermakers in the 2024 NCAA Men’s College Basketball National Championship Game live on Max.

Purdue and UConn have only met once before during March Madness in 2009. UConn was victorious in the Sweet 16, 72-60, en route to the Final Four. Heading into tonight’s game, Purdue looks to be the first No. 1 seed who lost to a No. 16 the previous year to come back and win a national title. The Huskies will be looking to become the first team since the 2006 and 2007 Florida Gators to win back-to-back titles.

When to Watch

Monday, April 8 (National championship game)

  • (1) UConn vs. (1) Purdue | 9:20 p.m. ET | TBS/TNT/truTV/Stream on Max

How to Watch March Madness 2024 Without Cable TV

CBS Sports and TNT Sports will combine to bring college hoops fans live coverage of March Madness games during the men’s tournament on CBSTNTTBS, and truTV. From the First Four to the NCAA Tournament Championship, fans will want to have a streaming service that carries all four channels to not miss any of the action as it unfolds on the hardwood.

Where to Stream March Madness for Free

Cord cutters who are wondering where to watch March Madness for free online have a few different options. If you’re a new subscriber, you can take advantage of the free trials from FuboParamount+, and DIRECTV STREAM to watch live college basketball games during the tournament. After the trial period ends, you’ll have to pay for the service unless you cancel.

The Cheapest Ways to Stream March Madness

If your free trial period has ended and you still need a streaming service on a budget to watch the college hoops postseason, you’re in luck. With an active internet connection, Sling TVParamount+, and Max via B/R Sports are the three cheapest ways to stream March Madness online for $20 or less.

Max via the B/R Sports Add-on Offers March Madness Games For As Little As $9.99 Per Month

After launching in late 2023, the B/R Sports add-on is the official streaming home of all things TNT Sports. Subscribers to any Max base plan can get the add-on for free for a few months (a savings value of $9.99 per month) which means you can watch live games on TNT, TBS, and truTV during March Madness. By subscribing to Max with Ads for $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year, you’ll get access to the B/R Sports add-on, live college basketball games, MLB, NHL, and NBA games as well. Outside of sports, Max offers hours of acclaimed movies, iconic series, and much more.

For a limited time, eligible subscribers can save 40% on any Max Annual Plans. The discount drops, the annual price to as low as $69.99 when you sign up at the link below before the promotional period ends.

Watch March Madness on Max via B/R Sports add-on here

Paramount+ Offers March Madness Games & More For As Low As $11.99 Per Month

With the Paramount+ SHOWTIME package, you can watch live games during March Madness that air on the CBS network. After your 7-day free trial, the plan is only $11.99 per month or $119.99 per year and it gives you access to your live CBS affiliate, thousands of hours of shows and movies from an expansive library of Paramount content, and much more. In addition to live sports, you can stream hit shows and premium content from Showtime.

Sign up for Paramount+ SHOWTIME today

Sling TV Gives You March Madness Coverage & More For As Low As $20 For the First Month

If you want a multi-channel live TV streaming service that includes March Madness then look no further than Sling TV. Sling is currently offering half off of the first month for new subscribers, which means you can subscribe to the Sling Orange or Sling Blue plans for as low as $20. Both of those plans include TNT and TBS which will give you some live March Madness games and you’ll have access to over 30 more popular entertainment, news, and lifestyle networks.

To unlock truTV, you’ll need Sling Blue, but Sling Orange subscribers can get the network with the Entertainment Extra add-on, which includes 10+ networks for only $6 per month.

Since the half-off of the first-month discount is only available for a limited time, sign up at the link below before the shot clock hits zero. The Sling Orange and the Sling Blue plans currently start at $40 per month at regular price, and they include 50 hours of DVR storage, so you can record the tournament and much more to rewatch later.

Sign up for Sling TV and get half off the first month

Other Ways to Watch March Madness

In addition to the services above, there are a few other streaming services that will be carrying live games throughout March Madness. If you’re watching on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or any other compatible device then you can find games on DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu + Live TV, and YouTube TV. Also, if you have an antenna, you can find out which CBS affiliate is near you by using a tool like AntennaWeb.

Find out more about each streaming platform, below.

How to Watch March Madness Live With DIRECTV STREAM

As mentioned earlier, DIRECTV STREAM offers a 5-day free trial for new subscribers, which makes it a viable option to watch some March Madness games for free. After the trial expires, the Entertainment plan, which features CBS, TNT, TBS, and truTV in a lineup of over 75 channels is the cheapest way to watch March Madness with the service.

For a limited time, you can get the Entertainment plan (normally $79.99 per month) and the Sports Pack add-on (normally $14.99 per month) for only $84.98 per month for the first three months. Normally, that combo would have a price tag of $94.98 per month, but the promotional offer is a monthly savings of $10 per month. The Sports Pack add-on unlocks the tops sports networks, including CBS Sports Network, NFL Network, MLB Network, Bally Sports RSN, NHL Network, NBA TV, ACC Network and much more.

Sign up for DIRECTV STREAM today and try for free for 5 days

Stream March Madness and 100s of Other Sports With Fubo

Fubo’s Pro plan gives you over 180 live channels and 100s of live sports, including college basketball during March Madness. Fubo carries CBS, however, it doesn’t carry TNT, truTV, and TBS, so you’ll have to find another option to watch games airing on the TNT Sports networks. With Fubo Pro, you can record your favorite events, shows, sports, movies, and more with 1000 hours of Cloud DVR space and you can watch on up to 10 screens at once.

Sign up for Fubo to try for free

How to Watch March Madness With Hulu + Live TV

Comprehensive coverage of March Madness 2024 is available to stream with Hulu + Live TV. With over 95 live channels, fans won’t miss any of the action on TBS, TNT, truTV, and CBS as the platform will carry every single game from the First Four to the Final buzzer during the national title game. For only $76.99 per month, a Hulu + Live TV subscription includes unlimited DVR space, Hulu’s growing library of content, classic shows and movies on Disney+, and thousands of hours of live sports on ESPN+.

Sign up for Hulu + Live TV to stream all of March Madness

Watch March Madness Live With YouTube TV

Known as one of the best overall streaming platforms due to its channel lineup of over 100 channels, YouTube TV is another stellar option to stream March Madness. For only $72.99 per month, you can stream college basketball’s biggest postseason tournament on TNT, TBS, truTV, CBS, and much more. With unlimited DVR, you can record the fallout and rewatch it later as well.

Save $30 across your first 3 months by signing up for YouTube TV today.

Stream March Madness With Sign-On Authentication

Another option to stream the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament during March Madness is by using TV Everywhere sign-in authentication. Whether using the apps or websites, you can watch the action on the go or any compatible device by using the TNT, TBS, CBS, TruTV apps/websites or via the NCAA’s March Madness Live app/site.

Check out our coverage on the 2024 March Madness App

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