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A year after attendance was limited, the 2022 NCAA tournaments are a full-go for fans again. Arenas will be packed from San Diego to Buffalo, the road to a title paved with the sounds we’ve come to expect with all those buzzer beaters and breakout performances.

Two years of pent-up energy is about to be released and it’s going to be a noisy ride.

March Madness officially gets into full swing Thursday with first round games in the 2022 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Sixty-four teams are battling for a spot in the Final Four in New Orleans and a national championship.

Second round coverage of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament begins Saturday, March 19 and continues on Sunday, March 20 on CBS, TNT, TBS, and truTV.

How to stream every game of March Madness 2022 for FREE, Without Cable

If you’re looking to maximize savings this year, you’ll want to know how to watch March Madness 2022 online for free. Luckily for you, there are options to catch the games for free this year. One of your best bets is to use Sling’s 3-day free trial to catch a string of games like the Final Four on April 2 and NCAA Championship game on April 4, if you so choose. Your next best bet is to sign up for a Paramount+ free trial. The service currently offers a seven-day free trial. If you’re an Amazon user, you may also want to consider Amazon Prime‘s seven-day Paramount Plus free trial, which also comes with a 30-day free trial for Amazon Prime Video.

Cord-cutters can stream the NCAA Tournament for free online at NCAA March Madness Live. Other options include Sling TV (which offers a free trial) and several other dedicated streaming sites.

FuboTV (free trial); Paramount+ (free trial); Hulu Live TV (free trial); DirecTV Stream and Sling TV (promotional offers).

The games will be televised on CBS, TNT, TBS and TruTV all the way until the national championship game on Monday, April 4.

What: 2022 NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

When: Thursday, March 17 through Monday, April 4, 2022.

TV: CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV.

Cable channel finder: AT&T U-Verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish, Verizon Fios, WOW.

Live streams: fuboTV (free trial); Paramount+ (free trial); Hulu Live TV (free trial); DirecTV Stream and Sling TV (promotional offers).

When: Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20


Streaming: Watch with a 5-Day Free Trial of DIRECTV STREAM.

Below is a full rundown (not every option includes Turner Sports channels):

Streaming option Cable subscription needed? Free? Cost Free trial?
Paramount+ No No $11.99/month Yes
NCAA March Madness live No Yes
fuboTV No No $64.99/month Yes
DirectTV Stream No No $69.99/month No
Hulu Plus Live TV No No $69.99/month Yes
YouTube TV No No $64.99/month Yes
Sling TV No No $35/month Yes

Turner Sports holds the rights to the entire Men’s NCAA Tournament

This means you’ll be able to watch all 67 games, including the First Four, on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV. If you have cable, you’re all set. If you pay for a live TV streaming service like YouTube TV or Hulu, you’re also in good shape. If you don’t have either, don’t worry, you can still watch a good chunk of the tournament.

Turner Sports will allow anyone to watch the games that are broadcast on CBS on the web and mobile devices without a TV provider log-in. Paramount+ users will be able to do the same through that streaming app. If you do have credentials from your TV plan, you can stream everything through the March Madness Live app that’s available on a host of devices. You can find it on Amazon, Android and iOS for mobile and macOS on the desktop. For streaming gadgets, it’s on Apple TV, Fire TV, Google TV, Roku and Xbox and the app also supports some LG smart TVs.

With some of those home entertainment devices, Turner will give you a very handy feature. On Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google TV and Xbox One, the March Madness Live app will allow you to stream two games at once. Sure, in an ideal world we would get the ability to stream up to four like ESPN’s app goes on an everyday basis, but two is certainly better than one. If you opt for the desktop, mobile or tablet versions, you’ll get picture-in-picture viewing while you browse away from the main game view.

You can certainly use your cable interface or streaming TV service of choice, but Turner has made March Madness Live a centralized hub for the tournament. If you have log-in credentials that get you access to everything, using those will allow you to jump from game to game much faster than scrolling through a guide. And Turner also gives you all of the alerts and stats you could ask for, including the ability to easily follow picks from your bracket if you filled it out on

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How to Stream Using March Madness Live

March Madness Live is the official digital platform of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. You can link your TV Everywhere credentials to your March Madness Live app and stream all of the madness from your compatible devices, including Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox, Google Chromecast and select LG Smart TV devices.

Once you have the app downloaded, go to the “Settings” tab, then simply log in using your TV anywhere credentials and enjoy the madness!

Sling TV 3-day free trial for March Madness

Catch the NCAA college basketball and much more with this free trial of the Sling TV Blue package. It's $35 a month thereafter should you choose to continue. No contract. Cancel at any time.

How to Stream the NCAA March Madness Tournament on Paramount+

If your TV provider does not include CBS, you can supplement your viewing experience with Paramount+, which offers live feeds of your local CBS affiliate as part of its “Premium” plan. There are also plenty of other great movies, shows, and sports to watch with Paramount+ outside of the March Madness tournament.