How to Watch March Madness 2024

How to Watch March Madness 2024

If you are looking at how to watch March Madness 2024, look no further. Both the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Tournament bracket, seeds, matchups, and TV times are announced during Selection Sunday. The Men’s March Madness games air on truTV, CBS, TNT, and TBS this year. For the women’s March Madness, their games are on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPNews. We’ll cover what you need to know to plan to watch your favorite team and matchups for this postseason. 

What Channels will Broadcast March Madness?

When you are looking for how to watch March Madness 2024, the men’s games are televised on TNT Sports channels (TNT, TBS, truTV) and CBS Sports. Women’s March Madness is on all of the ESPN channels and ABC. For March Madness streaming options, Paramount+ with SHOWTIME will have the CBS games and B/R Sports on Max carries the truTV, TBS, and TNT games. ESPN+ will carry some of the ABC/ESPN games. 

March Madness Basketball Tournament Schedules

There are 67 games in both of the tournaments. That’s 134 total games for the 2024 edition of March Madness between March 20th and April 8th. To help you keep straight which channels are carrying what part of the respective tournament schedule, we have listed those out for you below. We’ve also included the links to the men’s and women’s tournament brackets and complete TV schedules (they are posted and updated) to help follow the game action. 

How to Watch March Madness 2024 Women’s TV Channels

EventStart dateChannels
Selection SundaySunday, March 17, 8PM ETESPN
First FourWednesday, March 20ESPN2, ESPNU
First RoundFriday, March 22ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU
Second RoundSunday, March 24ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU
Sweet 16Friday, March 29ESPN, ESPN2
Elite EightSunday, March 31ESPN
Final FourFriday, April 5ESPN
NCAA Championship GameSunday, April 7ABC
Women’s March Madness TV Channels 2024

2024 Women’s March Madness Bracket and Schedule

2024 Women’s March Madness TV Schedule

How to Watch March Madness 2024 Men’s TV Channels

EventStart dateChannels
Selection SundaySunday, March 17, 6PM ETCBS
First FourTuesday, March 19truTV
First RoundThursday, March 21CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV
Second RoundSaturday, March 23CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV
Sweet 16Thursday, March 28CBS, TBS
Elite EightSaturday, March 30CBS, TBS
Final FourSaturday, April 6TBS
NCAA Championship GameMonday, April 8TBS
Men’s March Madness TV Channels 2024

2024 Men’s March Madness Bracket and Schedule

2024 Men’s March Madness TV Schedule

How Do You Watch March Madness for Free? 

So, if you are truly old school and just want to rely on an OTA (over the air) antenna. If you get the CBS and ABC broadcasts in your local area, then you’ll be able to watch the games assigned to those networks. For the women’s tournament you might be in luck and be able to check out the championship game scheduled for ABC. For the men’s tournament, the championship is slated for TBS. 

Does the NCAA Provide an App to Watch March Madness?

March Madness Live App on Google Play Store
March Madness Live App on Google Play Store

The NCAA streams the games on if you want totally free. If you already subscribe to a cable service, then you can watch everything via the March Madness Live app (Google Play link, non-affiliate) for the men’s games. It is available to download on just about every type of device you can think of. Amazon Fire, Roku, AppleTV Android, Apple, XBox, and so on. The womens’ games will require ESPN+ or a streaming service that already carries the ESPN family of networks and ABC. 

Some options that include all of the games from both tournaments are Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Stream. Those have different options when it comes to free trial offers, so its really your preference on what you want to try out and potentially stick with for your TV needs. Paramount+ became better known as a Super Bowl streaming option in February. It will only carry the CBS televised games this March Madness season. Max will stream all March Madness games that are on truTV, TNT, and TBS through the B/R Sports Add-on.

Tips for Entering Your March Madness Bracket Contests

Most fans will enter some type of free (or paid) March Madness bracket contest this year. If you do, we have a few tips for March Madness picks up for you here. You will also want to see which teams have been to the Final Four before. Some fans like to pick teams who have been there before when deciding on their Final Four picks in their brackets. It should be a fun month!

Will Lewis

Have been covering sports of all types for more than 18 years. March Madness is my favorite time of year before we hit the NBA and NHL playoffs. Will is a lifelong Kentucky Wildcats fan and rooted for the Bengals way back when Joe Montana dashed our hopes and dreams. Now a Padres fan as well. He covers all sports here at Sports Brackets.

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