clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

How to watch the Sweet 16 via live stream

The new Sweet 16 format makes for a fantastic experience for viewers wanting to see every second of every game. Here’s a look at some of the streaming options available.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Why Oral Roberts may advance to the next round of the NCAA Tournament

The NCAA Tournament went with a different format to the schedule for their 2021 version, but one of the best adjustments might be how the Sweet 16 is set up for viewers. Instead of jumbling eight games into two nights on a Thursday and Friday as is normally the case, they will take place all day on Saturday and Sunday one at a time as stand-alone games.

If you needed multiple TVs to watch all the action or tired yourself out channel flipping in the first weekend, those days are over for the rest of this year’s NCAA Tournament. With four games each day, the first two will air on CBS with the second two on TBS to close out the day’s Sweet 16 slate.

Additionally, there are a variety of ways to stream this weekend’s Sweet 16 action. Viewers can continue to stream March Madness Live, which is streaming every game of the NCAA Tournament. Paramount+ and WatchTBS will stream some of this weekend’s games as well.

For March Madness Live and WatchTBS, viewers will need to log in through a cable or streaming provider, while Paramount+ requires a subscription to its service or signing up for a free trial. If you don’t have a cable login to access those stations for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the Sweet 16.