So you want to broadcast March Madness live, huh? Well, there are numerous places you can do that, and that includes the new Paramount Plus streaming service.
Paramount Plus was previously called CBS All Access, but ViacomCBS decided to change the name to Paramount Plus to compete in the modern market for broadcast services. With many cable cutters looking for a way to broadcast sports and live entertainment, the creators of the service saw an opportunity to attract a new clientele with the launch of this service in March.
Here are the answers to all the questions you have about Paramount Plus and how you can watch March Madness games live with the service.
How to watch March Madness games on Paramount Plus
Paramount Plus is an online streaming platform that launched in the United States on March 4, 2021. You can subscribe to the service by visiting ParamountPlus.com and clicking the “Try it free” button. The service comes with a one-month free trial if you sign up on or before March 31.
Paramount Plus can be streamed on virtually any device, including:
- iOS and Android devices
- Most smart TVs, including Samsung, Vizio, and LG TVs
- Play station
- Apple tv
- Fire tv
- Portal TV
- XFinity Flex
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What is Paramount Plus?
Paramount Plus is an online streaming service offered by ViacomCBS that gives users access to a vast library of on-demand entertainment options, as well as live shows on CBS networks. This includes live sports, news, and more.
Paramount Plus includes shows from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, and The Smithsonian Channel. The service also features numerous movies, both new and classic, from Paramount, Miramax and MGM. And 30 to 45 days after Paramount movies debut in theaters, such as “Mission: Impossible 7,” they will be available for viewing on Paramount Plus.
The service already has notable new content included, including the highly publicized “SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run,” which debuted when the streaming service launched. There are also plans to reboot the popular Nickelodeon series “Rugrats” and “iCarly.”
Other titles include new and old “Star Trek” series, “Indiana Jones” movies and the new version of “Twilight Zone.” And if it was available on CBS All Access, it will be available on Paramount Plus.
Paramount Plus Price
There are two pricing options for Paramount Plus. The cheapest option costs $ 5.99 per month after one month free trial and comes with “limited ads” within the schedule.
The second option costs $ 9.99 after a month’s trial and it comes without ads. Also, subscribers with this plan can download videos and play them offline.
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Why did CBS All Access switch to Paramount Plus?
CBS All Access switched to Paramount Plus in an effort to expand its audience internationally. Bob Bakish, CEO of ViacomCBS explained that the company chose to rename the streaming service under Paramount because it is “an iconic and legendary brand loved by consumers around the world, and synonymous with world-class quality, integrity and storytelling.”
All content previously available on CBS All Access is available on Paramount Plus. In fact, the company has added more to the streaming service and has migrated all of its CBS All Access users to Paramount Plus. Therefore, consumers with the service now have access to a larger library of content to view.
Free live streams of the NCAA tournament
Cable cutters can easily stream March Madness in 2021 for free online via NCAA March Madness Live. Other options include fuboTV (offering a seven-day free trial) and various other dedicated streaming sites.
Below is a full summary (not all options include Turner Sports channels):
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.