How to watch the NCAA Women’s Final Four

The NCAA Women’s Final Four is one of the most anticipated events in modern athletics. During the tournament, 64 teams compete in single-elimination gameplay with the winning teams moving on. The last four teams to make it to the National Semifinals battle it out in what’s known as the Final Four. 

The winners of these two semifinal games duke it out for the national championship. Just like the Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, the Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament is part of March Madness.

When it comes to watching the NCAA Women’s Final Four each year, there are plenty of live streaming options. The games are typically broadcast by ESPN; this means you would need a TV provider that carries ESPN to watch tournament action. 

Live TV streaming services for the NCAA Women’s Final Four

ESPN+

ESPN+ never was going to broadcast the NCAA Women’s Final Four, but with COVID-19 shutting the event down, the app is a great way to enjoy other sports. ESPN doesn’t offer a free trial, and the service costs $4.99/mo. Select content from the app can be downloaded to watch offline, like sports commentary shows and 30 for 30 documentaries. And you’ll be able to stream content on ESPN+ on up to three screens simultaneously.

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV starts at $54.99/mo. The service is an outstanding cable alternative. Hulu’s entry-level live TV plan includes limited ads as well as access to tons of on-demand content. To avoid ads, opt for the $60.99/mo. Premium + Live TV plan. If you want to try Hulu out first, you can do so for seven days with its free trial. Hulu + Live TV only offers two simultaneous streams. You can upgrade to unlimited streams for $9.99/mo. Hulu + Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage, which you can increase to 200 hours for $9.99/mo. Visit our Hulu Live review to read more.

Sling TV

Sling TV is a highly customizable streaming service with three main plans: Sling Orange ($30/mo.), Sling Blue ($30/mo.) and Sling Orange + Blue ($45/mo.) that combines both packages into one. For your first month, you’ll receive a $10 discount on whichever plan you choose. 

Sling TV Blue doesn’t include ESPN. But both Sling TV Orange and Sling TV Orange + Blue do. Sling Blue provides three simultaneous streams and Sling Orange one. Sling Orange + Blue offers a total of four simultaneous streams. You can switch between Sling TV Orange and Sling TV Blue as you wish. You’ll have access to up to 10 hours of DVR storage with each of the 3 plans, and if this isn’t enough, you can purchase 50 more hours for $5/mo. Visit our Sling TV review to read more.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is much more than its free counterpart. A true cable alternative, this innovative service gives you many of the same channels as cable and satellite TV providers. YouTube TV costs $49.99/mo. and features more than 70 popular channels. It offers a seven-day free trial. 

YouTube TV works well for the whole family, too. And you’ll be able to keep your interests separate from the rest with the Family Group feature. You can create up to six user profiles per account so that everyone can enjoy their own watchlist and content recommendations. However, you won’t be able to stream simultaneously on all six profiles. Instead, you’ll be capped at three screens to watch at the same time. There’s also unlimited DVR storage available with YouTube TV, which means you’ll have all the space you need to save games when the sports world is back up and running. You can keep recordings for up to nine months. Visit our YouTube TV review to read more.

The takeaway 

Streaming services like Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV give you a variety of networks to choose from when it comes to watching the NCAA Women’s Final Four. Services even include live broadcasts as well as entertainment, sports and news programming. All of these options usually offer either a free trial or a new subscriber discount. You can also relive some of the most compelling games in history on ESPN Classic, or keep an eye on sports commentary and news between seasons.

Zack Kulm

Zack Kulm is a writer and contributor of soda.com. He covers a variety of topics from entertainment and gaming technologies to pop culture commentary. Kulm received a degree in English from Penn State University and Film Studies from Pittsburgh Filmmakers Institute. He also produces award-winning documentaries.