The NCAA Men’s Final Four is part of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, popularly known as March Madness. It’s a showdown between the final four teams still standing from a pool of 68 Division I teams that have played in the single-elimination tournament. Many college basketball fans have made it an annual tradition to create brackets predicting which teams will move forward.
Some of the best cinderella moments in sports history have happened during the Final Four. To watch March Madness Final Four, sports can tune into one of the national TV networks that broadcast the tournament live. Channels like TBS, CBS, and truTV, and TNT often rotate which round(s) the stations will air live.
When is the 2020 NCAA Men’s Final Four?
The 2020 NCAA Final Four was canceled on March 12 by the NCAA along with all other winter and spring championships after the outbreak of pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus. Originally, the NCAA Men’s Final Four was to take place on April 4-6 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. TBS was scheduled to air the Final Four for 2020.
Live TV streaming services for the NCAA Men’s Final Four
The following streaming services may not be able to bring you the NCAA Men’s Final Four this year, but they do have plenty of other things you can watch, like classic games and sports commentary shows. All the services we review below have apps you can find on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku and your apps store. And all are compatible with several devices, including Android and iOS products, smart TVs and web browsers.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV gives you 7 days to try out its service for free and then starts at $54.99/mo. Its premium ad-free plan, Premium + Live TV, costs $60.99/mo. The service offers the same networks you would get on cable or satellite TV like Comedy Central, Disney Channel and HGTV. You can stream the service on only two screens simultaneously. If you want to watch on more devices, you’ll need to upgrade to unlimited screens for $9.99/mo. Hulu + Live TV provides 50 hours of DVR storage standard with every plan. You can increase that to 200 hours for $9.99/mo.
Sling TV starts you off with a $10 discount on your first month’s bill. It’s a three-plan service with Sling Orange ($30/mo.), Sling Blue ($30/mo.) and Sling Orange + Sling Blue ($45/mo.). While Sling TV Orange and Sling TV Orange + Blue have ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3 and TBS in their packages, Sling TV Blue only comes with TBS. Sling TV Blue lets you stream on up to three devices at once, whereas Sling TV Orange only allows you to stream on one. Sling TV Orange + Blue combines both features providing up to four concurrent streams. DVR storage for all 3 plans starts with 10 hours. If you want to upgrade to 50 hours, it’ll cost you an extra $5/mo.
YouTube TV costs $49.99/mo. after a 7-day free trial. The service offers tons of channels, such as ABC, Discovery Channel, History Channel, MTV and many more. It operates as a true cable replacement. With the Family Group feature, you can create up to six user profiles — just keep in mind that you’ll only be able to stream on three devices at the same time. YouTube TV will let you save as much programming as you want, but content disappears automatically after nine months. Visit our YouTube TV review to read more.
ESPN+ is priced at $4.99/mo. and is also part of the Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+ bundle ($12.99/mo.) ESPN+ doesn’t offer a free trial, but like most streaming services, you can cancel your account at any time. ESPN+ wasn’t going to carry the NCAA Men’s Final Four like its parent network ESPN — but while we wait for the COVID outbreak to end, it’s a great option for sports fans. ESPN+ carries popular sports shows and commentary — some of which you can download for offline viewing. And you’ll have the option to share with two others as ESPN+ lets you stream on up to three screens simultaneously. Visit our ESPN+ review to read more.
You don’t have to go without sports just because we’re done with college hoops for the year. You’ll be able to get your fix of all things sports on over-the-top (OTT) streaming services like ESPN+. Streaming services that serve as traditional TV alternatives will not only broadcast ESPN and other sports channels, but many other networks to keep you entertained in the meantime. But if you’re unsure about which service is the best fit for you, sign up for a free trial and give each one a chance to win you over.