How to watch NCAA March Madness on Roku

March 17, 2023 - 18:36 -- RokuGuide

NCAA March Madness on RokuThe NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, also known as March Madness, began with the "First Four" on Tuesday, March 14, at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. Play continues through the Final Four on Saturday, April 1, and the National Championship Game on Monday, April 3. Games will be broadcast on CBS, TBS, truTV, and TNT, with the non-CBS games also being streamed on the NCAA March Madness Live app, available on Roku and other streaming devices. Read on to learn how to stream all of the March Madness games on your Roku.

Here is where the various championship rounds will be broadcast:

First Four X
First Round X X X X
Second Round X X X X
Sweet Sixteen X X
Elite Eight X X
Final Four X
National Championship X

March Madness on CBS

If you subscribe to DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, or YouTube TV, local CBS affiliates are available in many markets, and you can also stream CBS-aired games on the CBS app. Lives streaming on the CBS app is also available if you subscribe to a participating cable or satellite TV service.

If you don't subscribe to any of these, you can still watch CBS games on Roku with a Paramount+ Premium subscription, which includes live streaming of your local CBS station. Paramount+ Premium is $9.99/month or $99.99/year after a 7-day free trial, and you can cancel at any time.

March Madness on TBS, TNT, and truTV

To watch March Madness competition on TBS, TNT, and truTV, you can subscribe to DIRECTV STREAM, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, or YouTube TV, all of which include these cable channels. All of the non-CBS games will also be streamed live on the NCAA March Madness Live Roku app, which gives you three free hours of use. After that, you will need to authenticate the channel with a pay TV subscription. More details can be found on our NCAA March Madness Live Roku app page. may receive a referral fee for any purchases or subscriptions made through links on this page. See our full FTC Disclosure Statement for more information.