Tonight Villanova takes on Michigan for the NCAA Championship. The game officially starts at 9:20pm ET/ 6:20pm PT on TBS.
That TBS detail might pose an issue for basketball fans that also happen to be cord cutters. While most of this year’s March Madness games were broadcast on CBS, which you can get using a traditional antenna, the championship game (as well as the Final Four and Section Sunday) are on TBS this year.
NCAA March Madness Live
If you haven’t used the NCAA’s March Madness app yet, then tonight’s the night to bust it out. The free app is available for iOS and Android as well as Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, and Xbox One.
The app offers 3 hours of streaming for free, so if you haven’t used it yet then you should be in the clear. If you have, then you’ll need to sign in with credentials for a paid cable subscription to watch the game.
Other Streaming Services
DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue all offer the ability to live stream TBS. There’s just one catch: they don’t all offer the ability in every market.
All of these offer a monthly subscription price between $35-$40, except Sling which offers a $20 “Orange plan” that includes TBS. If you don’t currently subscribe to any of these (and haven’t in the past) then you can also probably score a free trial that will let you watch tonight’s game.
If you go this route, you want to be super careful to read the fine print on the service you choose to make sure that they do in fact offer a live feed of TBS in your area.