Shhh! How to stream March Madness when the boss isn't around

Shhh! How to stream March Madness when the boss isn't around

The NCAA's "March Madness" tournament kicks off tonight and continues for the next 21 days.

For the eighth consecutive year, Turner Sports and CBS Sports will provide live coverage of all 67 games from the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship across four national television networks, TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV, and via NCAA March Madness Live. According to the NCAA, all 67 games will be broadcast on either CBS or one of three Turner-owned channels (TBS, TNT, or TruTV).

But numerous games, including the Final Four, will require a password through your cable or satellite TV subscription in order to view.

Fortunately for you - though not your boss - all the games in the NCAA men's basketball tournament will be available online, and the March Madness website even has a "boss button" to hide your screen during work. Overall, fans watched about 20 million live video hours last year, up 10% from the year before. Thanks to March Madness Live, you know have a way to get buckets! All the games will be there, regardless of where or when they are televised.

Play-in games start on March 13th. All the games will be available, but you'll need to be a subscriber to a traditional pay-TV provider to access many of them.

On desktops and laptops, the March Madness website will have a 'boss button'.

Interest in the tournament will drive customers to try out or return to these broadband-delivered services, said John Tantum, co-founder of Suppose, a site that lets users compare TV services based on their needs.

Fans will have access to a virtual courtside seat via two ticket options, VR Ticket and VR Tournament Pass. VR Ticket costs United States dollars 2.99 per game, while VR Tournament Pass offers access to all 21 games and features available in VR for USD 19.99. These games won't require a cable or satellite password.

If you want to ramp up your viewing options for just the first round of the tournament Thursday and Friday, the services have free trial periods of up to a week. The 16 platforms include your iOS devices, Apple TV, Android phones and Tablets, Amazon Echo devices, Amazon Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, Roku and Xbox One.

To get CBS, you can also subscribe to All Access or use an antenna. A March Madness hub will keep you updated on news and highlights.

With Vue on a PlayStation 4 device, you can watch three channels on the same screen at once.

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