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- March Madness is around the corner, and so is the struggle of finding cheap ways to watch all 67 games.
- We did some research and found the best ways to stream the 2019 NCAA tournament on a budget.
- Check out our March Madness streaming tips below and all of INSIDER’s 2019 NCAA tournament coverage here.
It’s almost time for the most exciting three weeks in sports.
The 2019 NCAA tournament is set to tip off with Selection Sunday on March 17, meaning there’s only a few more weeks to find ways to watch all 67 games without breaking the bank.
All NCAA tournament games – from the First Four to the national championship game – will be broadcast on CBS, TBS, TNT, or TruTV, so the easiest way to watch March Madness is on your TV if you have cable.
If you have a cable subscription, there are also added options for streaming the tournament from your laptop, cell phone, or tablet. You can log in using your cable account and watch all of the games NCAA March Madness Live or through CBS All Access, the former of which has a three-hour trial period if you’re only interested in catching one game.
If you’re a wire cutter, you may have to get a bit craftier in order to access individual NCAA Tournament games. You’ll likely be able to tune into CBS – which will host 21 of the 67 games – with a digital antenna. The cheapest way to access the games broadcast on any of the Turner networks, however, is to sign up for a free trial of a live TV streaming service. DirecTV Now, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV all offer seven-day free trials, while PlayStation Vue offers a five-day preview at no cost. Depending on where you live, CBS could also be included with these trials, so this may be the best option for those without cable.
Outside of cable and streaming, your best bet may be to find a local sports bar and camp out for a few weeks.
Here’s the NCAA tournament schedule and channel guide:
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