This year, March Madness starts on March 16th and continues until the National Championship on April 3rd. Are you ready to catch all 67 games – no matter where you might be? These are some of the best ways to keep up with the entire tournament at home, at the office and on-the-go.
1. The March Madness tournament is aired on 4 TV channels: CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV. All the details on which games are on which channels are on the NCAA’s March Madness TV schedule. Every DISH package includes TBS, TNT and truTV, and all America’s Top packages include your local channels. If you’re a DISH customer, you’re all set to keep up with every single March Madness game.
- Check local listings for your CBS channel number.
- TBS is DISH channel number 139.
- TNT is DISH channel number 138.
- truTV is DISH channel number 242.
2. You can watch March Madness games from your phone or laptop with the DISH Anywhere app. Download the free iOS and Android app and log into your DISH account to stream your entire TV package, including CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV. The DISH Anywhere app also lets you set your Hopper from your phone, so if you forgot to set the DVR to record your favorite team, no worries.
3. The Tuner Networks, TBS, TNT and truTV, let you watch live TV after signing into their websites with your TV service provider login. DISH customers can take advantage of this to watch 43 of the March Madness games, including the First Four matchups and parts of the first and second rounds, Sweet 16 and Elite 8.
4. For college basketball fans without a TV subscription, Sling TV is a great option. Sling TV Blue includes TBS, TNT and truTV. If you pair this service with an OTA antenna to watch your local channels, you’ll be all set! Sling TV is offering a free 7 day trial for new customers, and if you’re looking for an inexpensive way to get a few cable networks, this is a good time to try it out.
5. The NCAA streams every single March Madness game via their March Madness Live app. Diehard college basketball and tournament fans can watch every game, plus check stats, highlights and a bunch of other cool stuff. The best part about March Madness Live is that it’s available on a ton of platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows, Roku, Chromecast and more. You can watch 3 hours of video for free, plus all CBS games (with the exception of a few platforms, including Roku and Fire TV). For complete access, log in with your TV provider info.
6. If you’re only interested in the Final Four and National Championship games, all of which air on CBS, you can sign up for CBS All Access, which offers limited-commercial and commercial-free plans. When you’re watching live TV, you’ll always have commercial breaks, so if you’re interested in this option for no commercials, you may be disappointed.