March Madness: where to watch the 2014 NCAA Tournament live online

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Get your brackets ready: The 2014 NCAA Men’s Division tournament will officially start on Tuesday March 18, and continue all the way to the National Championship game on April 7. A number of those games will be on TV when many of us are at the office, but no worries: Once again, all of the action will be live streamed on the web and on mobile devices.

However, there is a twist: Only the 22 games that air on CBS, which includes the National Championship, Elite 8, Sweet 16 and second and third rounds, will be available to everyone online. Games that are shown on TNT, TBS and truTV will require authentication, meaning that you’ll have to log in with the username and password you use for your cable company’s website. This year, authentication will also be required for the two semifinal games.

Most major TV providers, including Comcast, Charter, Cox, Dish, DirecTV and Time Warner Cable are participating, but some regional providers, including Google Fiber, are not on board, which means that their customers are out of luck for games requiring authentication. Users who can’t find their login details in time will get a bit of a break; there’s a four-hour grace period that allows them to access a live stream before they’ll have to authenticate.

Here’s where to start streaming:

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pockerman

How about replay? Last year I watched a great number of games on my Ipad’s CBS March Madness app because I actually work during the day. I can’t find any replay’s anywhere. Am I wrong? http://tinyurl.com/o45wrqs

JDew

Are replays (in U.S.) available for viewing right after the game ends or is there a lag?

ManMKE

What if I want to stream a replay after the game? Looks to me like the NCAA web site offers that, but will that be true for all the Final Four games? And do I d to authenticate for any replays?

baxter

How about replay? Last year I watched a great number of games on my Ipad’s CBS March Madness app because I actually work during the day. I can’t find any replay’s anywhere. Am I wrong?

Larkoie

Watching replays from europe on NCAA.com
There is one thing that really really sucks : To launch a game replay you have to go on the schedule page and from here you can’t hide the scores…
It’s impossible to launch a replay without winner/loser spoiler :(

Nico

Hi Larkoie, I’ve been doing the same than you (ncaa.com) in order to at least see the replays from europe in good quality, I wanted to watch some games today but I’m getting an error message “Geoblocking, outside of the US”. Any idea why this shows up today? can’t see any replay anymore right now..

Larkoie

Hum since yesterday I also have the “geoblocking outside of the us”. Looks like replays are still tagged “live games” so it’s blocked for us… it sucks we can’t see anything now :(

willweb77

Hello,
I add the same problem and just realised that you just have to wait for the video to load.

DanB

I’m confronting the same problem. Is there any way to get the replay without being told the final score beforehand?

Bob

I don’t have cable, but am watching the Florida-Albany on ncaa.com right now. I wasn’t asked for authorization.

Chris

You will be. We got the word at half time in the elite eight final game. Wasn’t pretty!

tonyperkinscctv9

If you already have cable TV, what’s the point? What we need is a totally authentication-free stream for those of us who pulled the plug and look at the internet as the future of what used to be television.

Madnessfan

Where can I have a legit live stream if im in canada…all those links are for U.S. only…

Brian O

That only helps if you’re a TSN subscriber. I’ve been able to stream somewhere in all previous years, but not this year apparently. Not happy!

pockerman

How about watching? Last year I watched a great number of games on my Ipad’s CBS March Madness app because I actually work during the day. I can’t find any replay’s anywhere. Am I wrong? http://tinyurl.com/o45wrqs

Jocelyn

TuneIn is international. It’s an app.

“Audio live streams of the 67 games will be available through the TuneIn apps for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry, courtesy of WestWood One Sports.”

Ryan

There’s a tiny, but BIG mistake at the beginning of this article. The year is 2014.

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