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March Madness Guide for Cord Cutters

College basketball's "March Madness" is a time for filling out brackets, guessing where the big upsets will be, and finding out who will be crowned champion. With so many TV streaming options available, one of the most important questions is - How can I watch every game without cable?
 
If you are looking to stream every game, you can do so from your laptop, tablet, smartphone or smart tv. A complete TV and live streaming schedule of the tournament can be found here. With a large number of the games airing on CBS, viewers can sign-up for CBS All Acess for $5.99/month after the free trial.
 
Another option for cord cutters is a subscription to streaming services like Sling TV, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, or Hulu with Live TV, all of which offer some combination of TBS, CBS, TNT, and truTV. They each have trial periods if you’re just looking to stream for a few days.
 
Here is a breakdown of streaming options from a Cord Cutter’s Guide to March Madness article posted by the Democrat & Chronicle.  

•Hulu- Hulu's Live TV service ($39.99 monthly after the free seven-day trial) has 141 CBS affiliates covering nearly 80% of the USA and all the Turner channels. You can use your Hulu username and password at access March Madness Live. A March Madness hub will keep you updated on news and highlights.

•PlayStation Vue- Sony's TV offering starts at $39.99 monthly after the free five-day trial. It has CBS for 78% of the USA and the Turner channels — and you can use the PS Vue app to watch while on the go or to log into March Madness Live. If you watch on a PlayStation 4, you can use a multiview feature to watch three channels at the same time.

•DirecTV Now- The AT&T-owned service has CBS channels in 43 markets and TBS, TNT and truTV channels in its lowest-priced package, which is $35 per month after free seven-day trial

•YouTube TV-  Available in more than 90 markets, YouTube TV, at $35 monthly after a free seven-day trial, has CBS live channels on board in all but Jackson, Miss. (Check YouTubeTV.com for locations.)

•Sling TV- Sling TV has the Turner channels but not CBS. You could use an antenna to get CBS — check the AntennaWeb.org site for more information — or subscribe to CBS All Access. TBS and TNT appear in both the Sling Orange package, which is $20 monthly after the free seven-day trial, and Sling Blue packages, at $25 monthly after a free seven-day trial. Sling Blue has truTV.

•FuboTV- The onetime soccer-focused service fuboTV has more than 60 channels, including CBS across 67% of U.S. homes — but not TBS, TNT or truTV. Check fubo.tv for CBS coverage. After a free seven-day trial, it is $19.99 for the first month, then $44.99 monthly.
 
Having GoNetspeed Internet will allow for you to stream on any of these platforms without any delays or interruptions to your connection. With speeds up to 100x faster than other providers, you can have a seamless and stress-free cord cutting experience. 


 
Posted: 3/13/2018 10:05:57 AM


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