Cord-cutters can watch NCAA Basketball live without cable using one of the following six options: fuboTV, PlayStation VueSling TV, Hulu with Live TVYouTube TV, and AT&T TV Now. In this article, we’ll help you decide which streaming option is best for NCAA Basketball. Let’s get started.

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Watch NCAA Basketball on FuboTV

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For those who want as much NCAA coverage as possible, fuboTV is a good option. This sports-streaming-focused service has a large number of the networks you’re going to want, with one huge exception

FuboTV Pricing and Packages

The base “Fubo Standard” package comes with over 80 channels in most locations, and includes several channels you’ll need for NCAA basketball. 

You can watch NCAA Basketball gamesl on fuboTV through PAC-12, Fox Sports, and more.

To learn more about fuboTV’s pricing and packages, click here.

FuboTV Channels

The “Fubo Standard” package offers Fox Sports, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, and beIN Sports. That’ll get you coverage of most NCAA basketball games.

To learn more about fuboTV’s channels, click here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

You can stream this service directly from the web, or on dedicated apps for Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and iOS or Android phones and tablets.

The full list of apps includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick (1st gen and up), Chromecast and Roku (2, 3 and 4)
  • Smart TVs: Android TV (4.4 and up)
  • Game consoles: None
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers

Click here to learn more about fuboTV’s device support.

FuboTV Simultaneous Streams

You’ll get 2 simultaneous streams per account through fuboTV. You can add a third stream for an additional fee, or choose a subscription option that offers the max number of streams.

To learn more about fuboTV’s simultaneous streaming policy, check here.

FuboTV DVR

The base fuboTV package includes a 30-hour cloud DVR. You can expand that to 200 hours with an add-on, or you can opt for one of the other subscription packages that include more storage space.

To learn more about fuboTV’s DVR, click here.

FuboTV On-Demand Library

There’s a 72-hour rewind feature available through fuboTV that gives it a rather beefy on-demand library. Outside of that, you’ll get hundreds of hours of content from most of the channels, to include new and past TV series episodes, movies, and sports content.

Want more? You can use your fuboTV account information to log in to many channels’ separate apps and websites.

Click here to learn more about fuboTV’s on-demand library.

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NCAA Basketball on Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV is one of the best cord-cutting services on the market and a decent option for those who want NCAA basketball without cable (although it’s far from perfect).

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages

Unlike fuboTV and Sling TV, you’ll get one channel package available through Hulu with Live TV, as well as a minimal number of add-ons. For $44.99 per month, you’ll get 60+ channels, including a large sports channel offering.

Hulu + Live TV
7-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

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To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s pricing, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Channels

 That line-up of Hulu with Live TV channels includes must-haves for NCAA games: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, CBS, CBS Sports, NBC, Fox Sports 1 and 2, SEC Network, and Big Ten Network. Tthat’s pretty good coverage, though you’ll miss out on some smaller conferences.

Click here to learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s channel options.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

Hulu’s device coverage is among the best on the market, as you’ll be able to stream on most of the expected devices (Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, web browser, iOS and Android devices), but you can also stream on apps for Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch.

The full list of devices includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick, Chromecast and Roku (most models)
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (select models), Samsung TV (select models), Android TV and Roku TV
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets)
  • Game consoles: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox 360
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers
  • Smart home devices: Amazon Echo Show (video and voice controls)
  • Desktop operating systems: Windows 10 (dedicated app)

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s supported devices, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Simultaneous Streams

You’ll get 2 simultaneous streams through this service. You can use the Unlimited Screens add-on to get an unlimited number of device streams on the same WiFi network, and up to 3 off-network.

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s simultaneous streaming policy, click here.

Hulu with Live TV DVR

By default, Hulu with Live TV offers 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. You can up that to 200 hours with an add-on.

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s DVR storage options, click here.

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

Hulu comes with not just live TV, but the original Hulu on-demand service. That means you’ll get the most expansive on-demand option on the market for this type of service (think combining any other service on this list with Netflix). Most channels also offer their original content on-demand, and you can use your Hulu account information to log in to separate channel website and apps for even more content.

You can learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s on-demand library by checking here.

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Watch NCAA Basketball on Sling TV

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Sling TV is going to be a great, low-cost option for college basketball fans. It offers a huge list of channels, although getting access to all of them might be a bit complicated.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

There are three base streaming packages available through Sling TV.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

1 simultaneous stream.

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Sling Blue
Free Roku Deal$25.00/ month

49 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

3 simultaneous streams

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Sling Orange + Blue
Free Roku Deal
$40.00/ month

56 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

4* simultaneous streams

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* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

Sling Orange and Sing Blue are each $25/month and come with a slightly different lineup of channels, but both carry at least some channels you’ll want for NCAA basketball. That said, combining them through Sling Orange + Blue may be the best option. 

To learn more about Sling TV pricing, check here.

Sling TV Channels

Sling TV additionally offers a few add-on channel packages for $5/month, including a “Sports Extra” package that carries SEC Network, beIN Sports, Pac-12, SEC Network, and Stadium. Sports Extra can only be added to Sling Orange, however.

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

You can use Sling TV with a large number of devices, including directly from your web browser, or through apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS and Android Devices, some smarts TVs and more.

The full list of options includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV (all versions), Chromecast, Roku (LT and up), AirTV,
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (Web OS 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0, as well as select 2016-2018 models), Samsung TV (2016 through 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV, Mi TV,
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (4.4 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets)
  • Game consoles: Xbox One
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome on Mac and Windows recommended

Check here for more info on Sling TV’s supported devices.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

The simultaneous devices are where things are a bit confusing. Sling TV Orange channels can only be streamed on one device at a time, while Sling TV Blue channels can be streamed on up to 3. This doesn’t change even when you combine the two packages under Sling Orange+Blue. You also can’t increase your streaming limit.

To learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

Sling TV DVR

Sling TV does not come with a cloud DVR as part of the package, but you can add one in for $5/month extra. That’ll grant you a 50-hour storage limit.

To learn more about Sling TV’s DVR, check here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV has a decently-sized on-demand library, which is maximized if you opt for Sling Orange+Blue. Most channels provide some of their content, with the majority of it locked by their individual channel websites and apps.

Click here to learn more about Sling TV’s on-demand library.

Watch NCAA Basketball on AT&T TV Now

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AT&T TV Now is actually one of the worst options on the list, with a huge lack of college sports channels and an unimpressive set of features. It’s an okay option if you just need coverage of the most major NCAA conferences, though.

AT&T TV Now Pricing and Packages

Through AT&T TV Now, you can get over 120 channels, but the two cheapest subscription options include:

  • PLUS: 40+ channels, $50/month
  • MAX: 50+ channels, $70/month

Both will include some sports channels necessary for NCAA basketball, but neither are the best, or cheapest, options for maximum coverage.

To learn more about AT&T TV Now’s pricing and packages, click here.

AT&T TV Now Channels

Depending on how expensive you want to go, you’ll be able to get ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, Fox Sports 1 and 2, and SEC Network from AT&T TV Now. 

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV Now’s channels.

AT&T TV Now Supported Devices

On a positive note, AT&T TV Now has wide device coverage. Almost any device you want to use will have a native app for it, to include the major streaming devices like Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV, as well as several smart TVs.

Here’s a full list of available apps:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up, 5th gen and up for 4K), Amazon Fire TV (2nd gen and up, 1st gen for Cube), Chromecast (2nd gen and up), Roku (most models)
  • Smart TVs: Samsung TV (2017 and 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV (7000X), Mi TV, Amazon Fire TV edition smart TV (2nd gen and up), Chromecast Built-in TV
  • Gaming consoles: None
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (10 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets)
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Safari recommended

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV Now’s supported devices.

AT&T TV Now Simultaneous Streams

You’ll get 2 simultaneous streams, which is standard in this industry, and you can add a third for $5 per month extra. 

To learn more about AT&T TV Now’s streaming policy, click here.

AT&T TV Now DVR

The cloud DVR is among the most limited we’ve seen. You can record up to 20 hours of video per account, and those videos have a 30-day limit on them.

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV Now’s DVR.

AT&T TV Now On-Demand Library

AT&T TV Now has a massive amount of on-demand content, particularly for movie fans. The lower-cost packages come with HBO and all of HBO’s on-demand library. Most of the other live TV channels also offer a selection of their content on-demand, primarily popular TV shows and some older series and seasons.

Check here to learn more about AT&T TV Now’s on-demand library.

Watch NCAA Basketball on PlayStation Vue

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Also known as PS Vue for short, PlayStation Vue has a somewhat small number of channels carrying NCAA basketball, making it a less-preferable option.

PlayStation Vue Pricing and Packages

There are four key channel packages available through PlayStation Vue:

Access
5-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

50 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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Core
5-Day Free Trial
$49.99/ month

75 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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Elite
5-Day Free Trial
$59.99/ month

96 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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Ultra
5-Day Free Trial
$79.99/ month

98 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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* You get 3 streams to use in-home or out-of-home streams and 2 extra streams to use in-home.

The “Access” package will get you a small number of major sports networks (Fox Sports 1 and 2, ESPN, ESPN2, NBC Sports) as well as local TV broadcast networks that might carry college basketball games.

Click here to learn more about PlayStation Vue’s pricing and packages.

PlayStation Vue Channels

if you want as many options as possible, the “Elite” package is going to be your best option. Elite offer everything found through Access but also includes Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPNU, and Stadium. Outside of “Elite”, your channel options for NCAA games are limited, but you can add some additional options if you tack on the Sports add-on. 

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s channels, click here.

PlayStation Vue Supported Devices

You can stream on multiple devices through PlayStation Vue, including PlayStation 3 or 4, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, web browsers, and several more.

The full list includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Android TV (all gens), Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick (all gens), Chromecast (1st gen and up) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up)
  • Smart TVs: Amazon Fire TV (all gens), Android TV (all gens) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up).
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android OS 5.0 and up, iOS 9 and up, and Amazon Fire HD6 tablets and up
  • Game consoles: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge are recommended (most recent versions will work)

Click here to learn more about PlayStation Vue’s device support.

PlayStation Vue Simultaneous Streams

You can also stream on 5 devices at the same time through this service, which is the most of any other option out there.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s simultaneous streaming policy, check here.

PlayStation Vue DVR

You’ll get a rather short 28-day DVR with PS Vue. You get unlimited storage in that four-week window, so as long as you keep up with your shows every month, it’s a good feature. This also service offers a rather impressive 10 individual user accounts, each of which gets its own settings and DVR.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s DVR, click here.

PlayStation Vue On-Demand Library

PlayStation Vue’s on-demand library can be sizeable if you opt for the higher-tier packages. Regardless, most channels offer some of their content on-demand through the service. You can expand your options using the service’s account information with many channels’ individual websites and apps.

You can check here to learn more about PlayStation Vue’s on-demand library.

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Watch NCAA Basketball on YouTube TV

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YouTube TV has been gaining some notable market share as it expands into new regions. It’s currently a good option for college sports, including NCAA basketball.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages

YouTube TV entered the market after Hulu with Live TV and takes a page out of Hulu’s playbook. You’ll find just one streaming package, heavy on the sports channels, for $49.99 per month. 

To learn more about YouTube TV’s pricing options, click here.

YouTube TV Channels

The channel package lineup is somewhat similar to what’s available from Hulu with Live TV with some variations. YouTube TV advertises 70+ channels, which includes ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Fox, Fox Sports, CBS, CBS Sports NBC, NBC Sports, Big Ten Network, SEC Network, and NESN, which covers some ACC content.

To learn more about YouTube TV’s channel list, click here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

Device coverage is also good, as you can use this service natively over the web, or through apps for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and several smart TVs. 

The full list of devices includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku (most models)
  • Smart TVs: Android TV (select models), Samsung TV (2016+ models only), LG TV (2016+ models only), Vizio (select SmartCast models), Hisense (select models), Sharp (select models)
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (9.1 and up)
  • Game consoles: Xbox One (all versions)
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers

Click here to learn more about YouTube TV supported devices.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streams

This service provides users with up to 3 simultaneous streams per account. 

To learn more about YouTube TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

YouTube TV DVR

YouTube TV offers an unlimited DVR with a 9-month expiration date on recordings. You’ll also be able to create up to 6 user profiles, each of which gets its own DVR storage.

Click here to learn more about YouTube TV’s DVR options.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

There are thousands of hours of on-demand content available through YouTube TV immediately upon sign-up. You’ll also be able to use your YouTube TV account to log-in to several dozen TV Everywhere apps, and individual channels’ websites for more content.

To learn more about YouTube TV’s on-demand library, click here.

How to Watch NCAA Basketball on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch NCAA Basketball on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, PlayStation VueSling TV, Hulu with Live TVYouTube TV, and AT&T TV Now. All of these apps are available for fast download via the Amazon Fire TV app store.

How to NCAA Basketball on Roku

You can watch NCAA Basketball on Roku with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, PlayStation VueSling TV, Hulu with Live TVYouTube TV, and AT&T TV Now. Each app is available on the Roku Channels store on any Roku device or Roku TV.

How to Watch NCAA Basketball on Apple TV

You can watch NCAA Basketball on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, PlayStation VueSling TV, Hulu with Live TVYouTube TV, and AT&T TV Now. These apps are readily available and free on the Apple TV App Store.

Where Can Watch I NCAA Basketball Without Cable?

Unlike professional sports, where different broadcasters are allowed to pay millions (and billions) for wide-ranging broadcast rights, NCAA basketball and other college sports have a far more complicated rights structure.

While many games can be found on top channels, like ESPN, Fox Sports, and NBC Sports Network, you won’t be able to find every game from every team on any one channel.

You’re going to need access to more than a dozen different broadcasters if you want to watch games from the 30+ NCAA basketball conferences. Most likely, you’ll find it’s best to try to follow just a few teams, as your viewing options can get extremely complicated.

Based on our research, you’ll need access to the following broadcast networks to watch NCAA basketball without cable from the largest conferences:

  • ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU: A10, ACC, American, America East, Atlantic Sun, Big 12,  Big South, Big Sky, Big Ten, Big West, Conference USA, Horizon, Ivy, MAC, MAAC, MEAC, MVC, MWC, NEC, OVC, Pac-12, SEC, SoCon, Southland, Summit League, Sun Belt, SWAC, WAC, WCC
  • Fox/FS1/Fox Sports Network: Big East, Big Ten, and Pac-12, ACC, Big 12, Big East
  • ACC Network: ACC (including ACC tournament)
  • CBS/CBS Sports Network: ACC, American, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC,  Mountain West Conference, Conference USA, MAC, Atlantic 10 Conference, American, Northeast Conference and Patriot League, and NCAA Tournament
  • Stadium: Atlantic 10, American, Big South, CAA, Conference USA, Horizon, Ivy, MAC, OVC, Patriot, SoCon, Southland, WAC
  • Pac-12 Network: Pac-12
  • SEC Network: SEC
  • Big Ten Network: Big Ten
  • NBCSN: Atlantic 10 Conference
  • beIN Sports: Conference USA
  • Big Ten Network: Big Ten

For smaller conferences, check here to locate the correct channels carrying games throughout the season.

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