March Madness Livestream: How to Watch the Men’s NCAA Tournament Online

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Quick Answer: Fans can stream every March Madness game online with DirecTV Stream, or with subscriptions to both Max + B/R Sports and Paramount+ with Showtime.

The Madness is back.

This year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament has arrived, kicking off arguably the best sporting event of the year. Over the next three weeks, we’re almost guaranteed to see thrilling upsets and razor-close games until one college team is named champions.

But, if you’ve cut the cord since last year’s NCAA Tournament, it can be tricky to figure out how to watch March Madness. To help get you set up, we’ve compiled a full guide below on where to stream every March Madness games online without cable in 2024.

How to Watch March Madness Games Online Without Cable

2024 March Madness broadcasts are spread out across CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV, so you can tune in there with cable a live TV streaming service. Another option is to get both Paramount+ and Max with the B/R Sports add-on. These streaming services will be showing different March Madness games, and you’ll be able to watch every game by subscribing to both.

Here’s a full breakdown of all your options for watching March Madness games online this year:

1. Stream Every March Madness Game on DirecTV Stream

Every Game

If you want to watch every March Madness game online, all in one place, a live TV streaming service like DirecTV Stream is your best bet. DirecTV Stream carries CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV in its most affordable plan, the Entertainment package. DirecTV Stream subscriptions start with a five-day free trial, and then payment will kick in at $79.99 a month.

2. Stream March Madness on Paramount+ with Showtime

Every CBS Game

Paramount+’s upgraded plan, Paramount+ with Showtime, has simulcasts of all the March Madness game shown on CBS. You won’t get any other live TV channels, but it’s a fraction of the price: Paramount+ with Showtime costs just $11.99 a month, and it starts with a seven-day free trial. Paramount+ also offers a cheaper plan, but you’ll need the upgraded package to watch March Madness livestreams.

3. Stream March Madness on Max + B/R Sports

Every TBS, TNT, and TruTV Game

Max will also be offering March Madness livestreams this year, but you’ll need the B/R Sports add-on to access them. This add-on normally costs an extra $9.99 a month, but Max is offering it for free right now through the end of the NCAA Tournament. If you get Max + B/R Sports and use it in tandem with Paramount+ with Showtime above, you’ll be able to stream every March Madness game.

March Madness Schedule 2024

March Madness officially kicked off Tuesday, March 19, and runs through to the championship, which takes place on Monday, April 8. Here are all of the upcoming games during the first week of play (times in ET):

Tuesday, March 19 (First Four)
(16) Wagner vs. (16) Howard — 6:40 p.m. on truTV
(10) Colorado State vs. (10) Virginia — 9:10 p.m. on truTV

Wednesday, March 20 (First Four)
(16) Grambling vs. (16) Montana State — 6:40 p.m. on truTV
(10) Colorado vs. (10) Boise State — 9:10 p.m. on truTV

Thursday, March 21 (Round of 64)
(8) Mississippi State vs. (9) Michigan State — 12:15 p.m. on CBS
(6) BYU vs. (11) Duquesne — 12:40 p.m. on truTV
(3) Creighton vs. (14) Akron — 1:30 p.m. on TNT
(2) Arizona vs. (15) Long Beach State — 2 p.m. on TBS
(1) North Carolina vs. (16) Howard/(16) Wagner — 2:45 p.m. on CBS
(3) Illinois vs. (14) Morehead State — 3:10 p.m. on truTV
(6) South Carolina vs. (11) Oregon — 4 p.m. on TNT
(7) Dayton vs. (10) Nevada — 4:30 p.m. on TBS
(7) Texas vs. (10) Colorado State/(10) Virginia — 6:50 p.m. on TNT
(3) Kentucky vs. (14) Oakland — 7:10 p.m. on CBS
(5) Gonzaga vs. (12) McNeese — 7:25 p.m. on TBS
(2) Iowa State vs. (15) South Dakota State — 7:35 p.m. on truTV
(2) Tennessee vs. (15) Saint Peter’s — 9:20 p.m. on TNT
(6) Texas Tech vs. (11) NC State — 9:40 p.m. on CBS
(4) Kansas vs. (13) Samford — 9:55 p.m. on TBS
(7) Washington State vs. (10) Drake — 10:05 p.m. on truTV

Friday, March 22 (Round of 64)
(8) Florida Atlantic vs. (9) Northwestern — 12:15 p.m. on CBS
(3) Baylor vs. (14) Colgate — 12:40 p.m. on truTV
(5) San Diego State vs. (12) UAB — 1:45 p.m. on TNT
(2) Marquette vs. (15) Western Kentucky — 2 p.m. on TBS
(1) UConn vs. (16) Stetson — 2:45 p.m. on CBS
(6) Clemson vs. (11) New Mexico — 3:10 p.m. on truTV
(4) Auburn vs. (13) Yale — 4:15 p.m. on TNT
(7) Florida vs. (10) Colorado/(10) Boise State — 4:30 p.m. on TBS
(8) Nebraska vs. (9) Texas A&M — 6:50 p.m. on TNT
(4) Duke vs. (13) Vermont — 7:10 p.m. on CBS
(1) Purdue vs. (16) Grambling/Montana State — 7:25 p.m. on TBS
(4) Alabama vs. (13) College of Charleston — 7:35 pm. on truTV
(1) Houston vs. (16) Longwood — 9:20 p.m. on TNT
(5) Wisconsin vs. (12) James Madison — 9:40 p.m. on CBS
(8) Utah State vs. (9) TCU — 9:55 p.m. on TBS
(5) Saint Mary’s vs. (12) Grand Canyon — 10:05 p.m. on truTV