The cheapest way to watch March Madness if you don't have cable

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  • March Madness kicks off on March 13. For college-basketball fans without cable, Sling TV is the most affordable place to watch March Madness.
  • For $US25 a month, Sling TV subscribers could access TNT, TBS, and TruTV – all of which will broadcast March Madness games.
  • But to gain access to more games, it’s also worth looking into CBS and CBS All Access.

March Madness kicks off on March 13. For college-basketball fans without cable, figuring out how to watch the games can be a headache.

To save you the hassle, we did the research.

The winner? Internet TV service Sling TV, which offers a deal starting at $US20 a month for over 25 channels.

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March Madness will be broadcast on TNT, TBS, TruTV, and CBS. Sling Orange, as it’s called, gets you TNT and TBS, plus 20 other channels, for $US20. The “Comedy” add-on will get you TruTV for an extra $US5.

Sling Blue gets you TNT, TBS, and TruTV, and 40 other channels, for $US25.

Sling TV customers with an Over-the-Air antenna can access CBS free. But CBS All Access is $US5.99 a month if you choose the limited-commercials option.

Even if you were to pay for a month of Sling and CBS All Access, it would still be the cheapest option compared to other live-TV services. Hulu TV and PlayStation Vue both start at $US39.99, and YouTube TV and DirecTV are both $US35.

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