How to Watch The 2017 March Madness Without Paying For Cable TV





March is here again and that means spring is close and great basketball is here.

Once again in 2017 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

Many of the best games are 100% over the air and online on CBS. The best option is an antenna whenever possible. To see if you can get CBS free over the air just head over to, enter your address, and it will show you what type of antenna will give you CBS.

If you are one of the 10% of Americans who struggle to get CBS free over the air, we have good news. CBS streams college basketball games 100% free. Just head over to the CBS Sports website and click watch live next to the game being aired on CBS.

It also offers free streams on its March Madness apps on many players such as Roku, Fire TV, Android TV, and Apple TV. (Note: It only works for games aired on CBS.) Just search your app store for March Madness.

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, PlayStation Vue, and DIRECTV NOW.

So which one is right for you?

Least Expensive

Sling TV is the least expensive, starting at $20 a month for one stream or $25 a month for three streams at once. At that price you will get every channel covering March Madness and a ton more. (Many Sling TV subscribers can add on a DVR option.)

Streaming CBS

If you want a live TV service that also has CBS make sure to check out PlayStation Vue. It is the only live TV streaming service on the market today with CBS. It also offers CBS to well over half of its customers. (It also will offer a free DVR option.)

PlayStation Vue starts at $30 a month.

Data Caps

If you want to watch on an AT&T mobile device and are worried about a data cap, check out DIRECTV NOW. If you stream on DIRECTV NOW you can watch all you want without it counting against your data cap.

The best part is they all offer a free trial to allow you to test them out.

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