Best streaming services for college basketball
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‡ For the first three months ($79.99 thereafter)
Sling TV is one of our top picks for streaming sports because you get tons of pro and college action in the affordable base packages, along with reasonably priced sports add-on packs that yield tons more sportsball channels.
We also think Sling TV is the best value for tournament games. You can get TBS, TNT, and truTV in Sling’s Orange & Blue plan ($45.00 a month). That’ll cover you for most of the NCAA Tournament in even years.
In odd years, you’ll need an OTA antenna for CBS to watch the Final Four and the NCAA Championship game. (And, again, you don’t really need CBS Sports Network unless you want to watch tournament reruns.)
We also really like fuboTV’s Ultra package ($74.99 a month‡). It has 168+ channels with tons of sports, including all five of our tournament channels. The plan also includes nine SHOWTIME® channels, 500 hours of cloud DVR space, and three streams.
A really cheap way to watch some of the tournament is to sign up for CBS All Access (starting at $5.99 a month). It’ll have all of the live CBS games plus the replays from CBS Sports Network.
In the next section, we’ll tell you how to watch college basketball for free—or close to it.