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How to Watch the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship On TV, Online & Mobile

march-madness-logoThe 2016 NCAA Men’s Division 1 Final game between Villanova (34-5) and North Carolina (33-6) tips off tonight at 9:19 p.m. Eastern Time on TBS. Pregame coverage of the Championship stars at 7 p.m. ET on TBS. Here’s how to watch the game on various devices including Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, Android tablets and phones, Apple TV, iPad, and iPhone, the Roku streaming media player, Windows 10 devices, and on PCs.

On Amazon Fire devices

The Championship game of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament can be live-streamed on Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets via the newly updated March Madness Live app. Just download the free app from the Amazon app store and authenticate with your TV provider for full access.

On Google Android devices

Android tablets and phones can also download an updated March Madness Live app from Google Play that now supports Google-cast and includes other app improvements. A preview is offered but will alerts will ask you to authenticate with a TV service provider to full access to content.

On Apple TV, iPhone, & iPad

The NCAA March Madness app has been updated for iPad and iPhone, as well as Apple TV (a first for the streaming device). The free app can be downloaded from iTunes or the Apple TV store and once authenticated offers access to the entire March Madness app content.

On Windows 10

The March Madness Live app for Windows 10 devices and PCs has also been recently updated. The app is free to download from the Windows Store and can be previewed or authenticated for full, interrupted access.

On Roku

Roku also just added the March Madness Live app for Roku streaming media players. And, it appears the app will be supported by most Roku devices. Users can authenticate the app for full access.


The NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game will be streaming on NCAA.com through the March Madness Live section of the site. There will also be access to the TNT North Carolina live stream and the truTV Villanova live stream. Live video may only be available in the US and its territories.

On Broadcast TV

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game will be broadcast by TBS at 9:19 p.m. Eastern Time. Be sure to tune-in to the HD broadcast of the game.


App users can authenticate the March Madness Live apps through service providers such as AT&T U-verse, Charter Spectrum, Cox, DirecTV, Dish, Cablevision Optimum, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Comcast Xfinity and many more. All games broadcast on CBS will be available without authentication.

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