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A cord cutter's guide to March Madness

14 March 2018

You'll need a password for the remaining games, which are split among the Turner-owned cable channels - TBS, TNT and truTV.

Eastern time. It will be televised on TruTV and available to stream on March Madness Live as well.

To view on a streaming device such as Apple TV, Roku or Fire TV, you need a $6-a-month subscription to CBS All Access, or a subscription to one of those cable-like online packages. Powered by Intel True VR, tha app offers virtual reality coverage for 21 games in 2018, including first and second round games in Dallas and Charlotte, Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games from the West Region in Los Angeles and East Region in Boston, along with the NCAA Final Four National Semifinals and National Championship in San Antonio.

March Madness as we now know it didn't begin until 1985, when the NCAA tournament was expanded to 64 teams.

Of course, if you want to see just the CBS games, you can access them the old-fashioned way with a TV antenna (not that many of us have those anymore).

It's the time of year again when almost all of America-basketball fans or not-seems to get caught up March Madness. It's available through the March Madness app on various devices and browsers. There are also new ways to subscribe to online TV packages, which stream numerous channels you'd get from a cable subscription.

Even services that include CBS might not offer the local CBS station where you live. If you watch on a PlayStation 4, you can use a multiview feature to watch three channels at the same time. Check before you subscribe by entering your ZIP code. 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.

Using Apple TV, you can watch multiple games simultaneously via the March Madness Live.

If you stream the games, there are some new reasons to watch via March Madness Live.

There's a new Fast Break video channel that - similar to the NFL RedZone channel - will cover all the buzzer beaters during the first round of the tournament and constantly update viewers on close games, finals and highlights.

A cord cutter's guide to March Madness