Cinderella Streams: Best Ways To Stream 2017 March Madness Games
The NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament will be announced this Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 5:30pm ET. That means millions of fans will want to watch every buzzer beater and Cinderella upset wherever they are over the next month. So we’re going to share with you a handful of ways you can stream 2017 March Madness, whether it’s to a streaming device connected to a TV or just an app on your smartphone.
If you don’t subscribe to Cable or Satellite TV, you should be able to at least watch CBS on a relatively cheap over-the-air antenna, like this one that I use from Mohu for under $60. It’s paper thin, easy to install, 4K-ready HDTV with a 16-foot cable and 50-mile range.
What Channels Are Showing the First Round?
The 2017 NCAA Tournament tips off on Tuesday, March 13, and it runs for three weeks.
The four channels airing games in the first two rounds include CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV. But the Sweet Sixteen will only be aired on CBS and TBS, with the Regional Finals airing on those same channels also. The NCAA Championship Game on Monday, April 3, which will be aired on CBS, along with the Final Four games.
DISH Makes 2017 March Madness Even Better
You might know DISH as a Satellite TV provider, which they are, but they’ve also recently gotten much more involved in the streaming world. With the DISH Anywhere app, you’ll be able to watch all of the NCAA Tournament games on your mobile device wherever you go. DISH’s Game Finder app helps you locate current and upcoming games.
Also, they have some great features specifically for streaming March Madness, including “Sports Bar Mode.” This is also known as MultiView, and it can be used to watch four games going on at once. Sneaking your iPad under your shirt when you go for that bathroom break Thursday afternoon at work just became that much more awesome! (Bring headphones!)
They even have “Bracket View,” which is an app that populates an interactive bracket with upcoming games, completed games and live games still in action.
Stream 2017 March Madness With Sling TV
If you’re trying to stream March Madness, then you must be a sports fan, which means you’ll also want access to sports channels like ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Fox Sports 1 and the NFL Network. Sling TV has a couple different packages you can choose from, but both the Orange and Blue packages will get you the games on TBS and TNT. But only subscribers to the Orange package will have access to the games on TruTV.
For the games on CBS, you’ll either need an antenna, as we mentioned, or you’ll need to subscribe to CBS All Access. They have a Live TV option, and you’ll be able to watch the games live. What’s cool is – you’ll also be able to watch all of those games on your mobile devices, too!
You can read more about how Sling TV will help you stream March Madness games on their blog.
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