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March brings signs of spring–and the National Collegiate Athletic Association® (NCAA) basketball tournament. By now you’ve filled out your bracket and are updating it when you get a moment to check scores and replays. But how can you watch the games themselves, especially if you don’t already subscribe to TV? Read on to find out.

How to Watch March Mania

March Mania is shown across four different networks: CBS®, TBS®, TNT®, and TruTV®. If you subscribe to cable or satellite TV, like DISH® TV, you’re good to go! You can watch at home or stream online through the NCAA® March Madness® Live website. To watch on the site, simply click “Select TV Provider” in the upper right-hand corner, and log in with your cable provider credentials to start watching.

On the go during March? You can still catch all the action through the NCAA® March Madness® Live app. Yes, there’s an app for that! And it’s available on iOS and Android devices, as well as for Amazon® devices, Windows® 10, and Roku®.

Have a TV antenna? Great! You can pick up your local CBS broadcast stations for games, but you’ll have to be home to watch them.

No cable TV subscription service, and no TV antenna? No problem! There are a number of ways to watch March Mania online, including:

  • Sling® TV
  • CBS® All Access
  • YouTube® TV
  • Hulu® with Live TV
  • PlayStation Vue®

Each has a subscription fee associated with it, but most offer a 7-day free trial. If you don’t want to pick one, or have been meaning to sample them all, March Mania might be a good time to do so. Just remember to unsubscribe from what you don’t want before the trial period ends, or you’ll be charged the monthly subscription fee.

March Mania Schedule

Now that you know how and where to watch, you need to know when! Here’s the schedule:

  • March 22-23 on CBS and TBS: NCAA Sweet 16®
  • March 24-25 on CBS and TBS: Elite Eight®
  • March 31 on TBS: The Final Four® at 6pm and 8:30pm Eastern
  • April 2 on TBS: National Championship at 9pm Eastern

Whether you’re rooting for a top-ranked team or an underdog, don’t miss a single shot of March Mania.