After two years, it appears as though the United States will have its beloved March Madness men’s college basketball tournament.
The tournament was canceled last year after the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Like how it has been for the last several years, the tournament will air on CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV.
This year, the Selection Show will air on Sunday, March 14, with the first games beginning to air on Thursday, March 18.
To stream the Selection Show, which will air at 6 p.m. ET on CBS on that Sunday. The best way to stream it live will be through Paramount+, which costs just $5.99 per month and is currently having a one-month free trial of the service, which will enable you to stream your local CBS station.
The local CBS feed on Paramount+ can be accessed on the Apple TV app with a subscription from the service on Apple TV Channels.
Another way to stream it through CBS will be through the free Locast live TV streaming service. However, it is only available in select TV markets at this time.
Of course, there is always the opportunity to stream it live through premium live TV streaming services like YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV and fuboTV.
When it comes to streaming the tournament itself, that is where this can get a little more complicated.
Outside of the CBS games, the best way to stream the games will be through Sling TV’s Blue Plan, which costs $35 a month after a week-long free trial. This will have TBS, TNT and TruTV on it. However, starting on Sunday, March 14, Sling TV users on the Orange Plan will get access to Sling TV’s Comedy Extra, which includes TruTV. For Orange Plan subscribers, that will last until Saturday, March 20.
After that, the only way to have TBS, TNT and TruTV on one plan on Sling TV will be its Blue Plan.
As mentioned earlier, other live TV streaming services like YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV and fuboTV will have those channels, as well as CBS.
You can also stream the games on the March Madness app. It will require you to sign in with your TV provider, but should provide an easy way to access and stream all of the live games at that time. It is available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Apple TV.
It can also be viewed on the Mac by going to the March Madness website.
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