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How to Watch March Madness on Android Devices (Phones, Tablets & Android TV)

By March 16, 2017 No Comments

Watch March Madness on Android

March Madness is finally here! With all the action underway at long last, fans are tuning in from all over the world to enjoy the fast-paced games of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. More than ever, folks are using alternative methods to access March Madness games – like watching on their mobile devices. For you Android fans out there, you may be wondering how to watch March Madness on Android devices, including smart phones and tablets.

Well, wonder no more: it’s actually quite simple to stream March Madness on Android phones and tablets, and even on Android TV. In fact, you can do it even without a cable TV subscription. March Madness games will air on TruTV, TBS, TNT and CBS – but you can watch these channels without cable. There are a couple different options, which we will go over in the guide below.


Watch March Madness on Android Devices with DIRECTV NOW

Our top recommendation overall for March Madness streaming on Android is to use DIRECTV NOW. This powerful online streaming service presents a complete alternative to cable TV. Offering upwards of 60 channels for only $35 per month, it’s an affordable, accessible and easy alternative to the expense of cable.

DIRECTV NOW offers several channels that will be key to stream March Madness on Android tablets and phones. The three most important channels are TruTV, TNT and TBS – which, combined, will host the majority of March Madness games throughout the tournament. You’ll also get ESPN, AMC, HGTV, FOX News, CNN, Comedy Central, and a whole lot more!

DIRECTV NOW works on many devices, including Android phones and tablets. It does not yet support Android TV, though. You can also use it on your computer or streaming device. To learn more, check out our DIRECTV NOW review.

To sum up, for $35 per month (with no contract) you can stream March Madness games on Android devices (and many other devices), plus enjoy the best TV has to offer across 60+ channels – all live, on all your favorite devices. There’s even a free 7-day trial you can use to test the service out!


Use CBS All Access to Stream March Madness on Android TV, Phones & Tablets

CBS All Access is an affordable online streaming service that can be very useful for watching March Madness on Android devices. The service provides CBS live streaming in most areas, which helps to fill in the gaps left by DIRECTV NOW. This service will be useful for watching the CBS-hosted March Madness games, which why it pairs so well with DIRECTV NOW. Combined, these two services will offer coverage of the entire NCAA Tournament!

CBS All Access is $5.99 per month, and offered without a contract. In addition to live streaming of CBS, it also offers on-demand access to thousands of episodes of hit CBS shows. It’s non-contract, so you can cancel at any time. Remember, this service is only good for the games that air on CBS, so we recommend pairing it with DIRECTV NOW or Sling TV. Check out our CBS All Access review to learn more.

Click here to try CBS All Access free for a week!

Note: if you have cable TV, you may be able to watch March Madness on Android for CBS-hosted games via the March Madness Live app. This only works for CBS games, and only for cable subscribers.


Watch March Madness Games on Android Devices with Sling TV

Sling TV

Sling TV is another great service to use for the March Madness live stream on Android devices. It offers the three most important channels: TNT, TBS and TruTV, with prices starting at just $20 per month. No contract is required, so you can cancel at any time.

Sling TV pairs very well with CBS All Access to offer complete coverage of March Madness. But even without the CBS games, Sling TV still offers a significant majority of the March Madness game live streams. Plus, it’s also just a great way to watch TV in general, offering some of the best networks out there.

Currently, Sling TV offers a free 7-day trial for new customers!


We hope that you now feel prepared to watch March Madness on Android devices throughout the tournament. For more general information, check out our March Madness live stream guide.


Austin Meadows

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Austin Meadows is a cord-cutting reporter living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific North West. Disclosure: Streaming Observer is supported by readers. Articles may contain referral links. For more information, see the disclosure at the bottom of the page.

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