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How to Watch March Madness on Roku Streaming Players and Roku TV

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Watch March Madness on Roku

March Madness is underway at last, and fans are excited – as they should be! March is the most exciting month for NCAA basketball fans. It’s even more exciting this year, as more and more people are able to watch the NCAA Tournament without cable, using their favorite devices. Since Roku is one of the most popular line of streaming players, we thought we’d put together a guide on how to watch March Madness on Roku devices — all your favorite models, including the Roku smart TV.

If you have a Roku, you probably use it to stream services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. What a lot of people don’t realize is that there are also services that you can use to watch live TV on Roku. This includes the channels that host March Madness games – which means that you can stream March Madness on Roku TV and Roku streaming players! Take a look at the options below to learn more.


Watch March Madness on Roku Streaming Devices with Sling TV

Sling TV

The best way to stream March Madness on Roku TV or your favorite Roku streaming device is to use Sling TV. It’s one of the most popular Roku channels. This service, for those who don’t know, is a live streaming service that gives you access to live streaming of many popular TV channels. The basic package alone offers 30+ channels, for only $20 per month (and without a contract!)

Sling TV (review here) offers the three most important channels for March Madness streaming on Roku: TruTV, TBS and TNT. These three channels will cover the majority of March Madness games. The only channel that is missing is CBS, which unfortunately is not offered by Sling TV (see the next section to learn how to watch CBS-hosted games). Beyond March Madness, you’ll also be able to enjoy a ton of news, TV shows, sports and more on networks like AMC, CNN, ESPN, Comedy Central and many more.

Sling TV is compatible with all Roku devices, which means you can use it to stream March Madness on Roku devices and Roku TV devices. You can also use the service on your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc. Sling TV is actually a big fan of the Roku product line – they offer a free Roku Express when you prepay for 2 months, or 50% off a Roku Premiere+ if you prepay for 3 months. If you’re in need of a new Roku streaming device (or an upgrade), these are great deals to take advantage of.

You can also start things off for free with a FREE 7-day trial of Sling TV!


Use CBS All Access for March Madness Streaming on Roku

CBS All Access is your ticket to live CBS streaming, which means access to the CBS-hosted March Madness games. And since the service is compatible with Roku, you can access March Madness streaming on Roku TV and Roku streaming devices using this service.

CBS All Access (review here) is only $5.99 per month, and offers the CBS live stream in most areas (and therefore, the ability to watch March Madness on Roku, when games fall on CBS). This is a perfect service to pair with Sling TV, as together, these two services offer access to ALL March Madness games! Even on its own, this service presents tremendous value for only $6 per month.

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


As the 2017 NCAA Tournament gets rolling, you definitely won’t want to miss the action unfold – and now, you won’t have to! For more info, head over to our guide on how to watch March Madness online.

Austin Meadows

Author Austin Meadows

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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