It’s March, and college basketball fans know what that means – it’s MARCH MADNESS time! As the excitement builds, more and more fans are preparing for the fast-paced action of the NCAA Tournament by getting their streaming options figured out. A common question we get is how to watch March Madness on Amazon Fire TV devices (both the Fire TV stick and the full streaming box), so we’ve put together this guide to help.
As the picture above suggests, March Madness games will air on four channels: TBS, CBS, TNT and TruTV. Luckily, all of these networks are available without a cable subscription, and they can all be watched on Amazon Fire devices. In this guide, we’ll go over the best methods to get March Madness streaming on Amazon Fire TV and other Fire devices.
Watch March Madness on Amazon Fire TV with DIRECTV NOW
DIRECTV NOW is the best way to stream March Madness on Amazon Fire TV devices. This service is a non-contract internet streaming service that offers live TV channels without a cable subscription. It works over the internet, and can be used on your Amazon Fire devices as well as computers, tablets, smartphones and more.
In DIRECTV NOW’s basic package ($35/month, 60+ channles), TruTV, TNT and TBS are all included. These three channels will provide access to the majority of March Madness games, throughout the entire tournament. You’ll also get ESPN, ESPN2, AMC, HGTV, FOX News and a whole lot more. Check out our DIRECTV NOW review for more info.
So, with DIRECTV NOW, you can enjoy March Madness streaming whenever a game falls on TruTV, TNT or TBS. If a game falls on CBS (the only other channel that offers NCAA Tournament coverage), you’ll have to use CBS All Access, which we discuss below.
DIRECTV NOW offers a free 7-day trial of its popular service. And remember, it’s non-contract, so you never need to commit to more than a month at a time!
Use CBS All Access to Stream March Madness on Fire TV
CBS All Access is a service offered by CBS itself, which will be useful to watch March Madness on Fire TV and other Amazon Fire devices. The service, which costs only $5.99 per month, offers CBS live streaming in most markets around the US. This access to CBS will give you access to the CBS-hosted NCAA Tournament games, which is perfect for filling in the gaps left by DIRECTV NOW.
At $6 per month, with no contract, this service is a great deal. Plus, in addition to the CBS live stream, it also offers a massive on-demand library of popular CBS shows to enjoy on your own schedule. Check our CBS All Access review to learn more.
Watch March Madness Games on Amazon Fire TV with Sling TV
Sling TV is another popular streaming service that works similarly to DIRECTV NOW. It’s compatible with Amazon devices, so it can be used to watch NCAA Tournament games on Amazon Fire TV this month. It also works on most other devices, including tablets, smartphones, computers and more. See the list of Sling TV devices for full information.
Sling offers 30+ channels in its basic package, and TNT, TBS and TruTV are all included – so you cana watch March Madness on Amazon Fire TV, whenever a game airs on one of these three channels. Again, CBS is not offered, so you’ll likely want to also get CBS All Access to get complete coverage. Sling TV is quite affordable, though, offered at just $20 per month for the base package. Also, Sling TV offers a free 7-day trial – so if you’re on the fence, the free trial is a great way to test the waters.