Dates: March 25th and 26th
Live stream: CBS All Access (free 7-day trial) for Sunday’s games
Well folks, it’s been quite an exciting tournament. We’ve seen many hours of intense action, last-minute upsets, and some overall fantastic basketball. This weekend, the competition intensifies as we move into the Elite 8. It’s now or never for these talented teams, as they face off for a chance at the Final Four – and hopefully, and NCAA Championship title. If you’re wondering how to watch the Elite 8 online, we’ve got you covered.
The Elite 8’s action will be split over Saturday and Sunday, and over TBS and CBS. TBS will host Saturday’s evening games (6:00 p.m ET and 8:30 p.m. ET), while CBS will host Sunday’s afternoon games (2:00 p.m. ET and 4:55 p.m. ET). It’s possible to watch the Elite 8 live stream without cable TV – read on to learn how.
On Sunday, Watch the Elite 8 Live Stream via CBS All Access
CBS All Access will provide direct, easy access to Sunday’s Elite 8 game streams. Sunday’s games will air on CBS, and CBS All Access is the best way to watch CBS online. The service costs only $5.99 per month, and provides live streaming access to CBS and all the content it offers. In addition, thousands of episodes of TV series are available in an on-demand library. To watch the Elite 8 online on Sunday, you’ll want to use CBS All Access. Check CBS All Access review to learn more.
Right now, you can try a FREE 7-day trial of CBS All Access! You’ll likely want to keep the service for the next few weeks, though, because CBS will cover the entire rest of the NCAA Tournament.
On Saturday, Use DIRECTV NOW to Watch the Elite 8 Online
DIRECTV NOW is a full-fledged cable alternative, serving up a whopping 60+ channels for only $35 per month (and without a contract). It works over the internet, so you don’t need cable to use it.
In the basic package, TBS streaming is included. This means direct access to the Elite 8 game live stream for both of Saturday’s games. Additional channels include TNT, truTV, AMC, ESPN, HGTV and much more – check the DIRECTV NOW channel list for details.
You can use DIRECTV NOW on many different devices (see the full list in our DIRECTV NOW review), including tablets, smartphones, computers, and of course streaming players hooked up to your TV.
On Saturday, Sling TV Provides an Elite 8 Streaming Alternative
Sling TV will offer another way to watch Elite 8 games online, at least for the Saturday games. Like DIRECTV NOW, this service offers live streaming of TBS, the network which will host Saturday’s Elite 8 matchups. CBS is not included, so this will only be useful on Saturday.
Sling TV is $20 per month, with no contract. It works on nearly every streaming device, mobile device, computer, etc. you could think of, and in fact, you can get a free Roku from Sling TV if you’re in need of a device. Check out our Sling TV review for details.
Elite 8 Schedule
Saturday, March 25th
Xavier vs Gonzaga – 6:10 p.m. ET – TBS
Oregon vs Kansas – 8:49 p.m. ET – TBS
Sunday, March 26th
South Carolina vs Florida – 2:20 p.m. ET – CBS
Kentucky vs North Carolina – 5:05 p.m ET – CBS