March Madness 2021 concludes with the Men’s NCAA Championship Game tonight on CBS – here’s how to watch live without cable

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  • March Madness 2021 will come to a close with the Men’s NCAA Championship Game tonight at 9 p.m. ET.
  • You can watch the game live on CBS through cable or select streaming services like Paramount Plus.
  • Paramount Plus starts at $6 a month for ad-supported streaming.

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March Madness 2021 reaches its conclusion with the Men’s NCAA Championship Game tonight on CBS. You can watch the game live at 9 p.m. ET on cable, or via streaming services with access to CBS, including Paramount Plus. You can sign up for Paramount Plus for as little as $6 a month.

After canceling the annual event for the first time in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA revived its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments for 2021 with precautions in place. Rather than splitting tournament games across several different cities, the NCAA invited all 68 qualifying men’s teams to Indianapolis and the 64 women’s teams to San Antonio.

The Women’s NCAA Championship Game was held on April 4 between the Stanford Cardinal and Arizona Wildcats. Stanford won the game with a final score of 54-53.

March Madness 2021 dates and times

March Madness 2021 began with the First Four on March 18. The Women’s NCAA Championship Game was broadcast on April 4 at 6 p.m. ET. The tournament reaches its end with the Men’s NCAA Championship Game tonight at 9 p.m. ET.

The Men’s Championship Game will pit the Baylor Bears against the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

How to watch March Madness 2021 Championship Game: Baylor vs. Gonzaga

March Madness will conclude with the Men’s NCAA Championship Game tonight at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. If you don’t have cable or satellite, there are several streaming services you can use.

One of the cheapest options to watch the Men’s NCAA Championship Game is Paramount Plus. The service offers live CBS streaming and on-demand content with ads for just $6 a month. You can get ad-free on-demand streaming for $10 a month.

For detailed impressions on Paramount Plus, check out our full Paramount Plus review and our Paramount Plus guide.

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Another option to stream CBS is Hulu + Live TV. This service offers around 65 channels for $65 a month. You get to watch on two devices at once, and new members get a free one-week trial.

The service also includes access to Hulu’s entire on-demand library of movies and shows.

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Youtube TV features a total of over 85 channels for $65 a month, including CBS. You can get two weeks free up front if you’re new, and you get three simultaneous streams.

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Fubo TV also include access to live CBS streaming in its packages. The service costs $65 a month for its Starter plan with around 120 channels, support for three devices at the same time, and 250 hours of cloud DVR storage. New members can get a free one-week trial.

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You can save 15% off the monthly price of Paramount Plus if you sign up for an annual plan

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  • You can save 15% off the monthly cost of Paramount Plus if you subscribe to an annual plan.
  • New members can also get a free one-week trial to test the service before paying.
  • The Paramount Plus ad-supported annual plan costs $60, while the ad-free annual plan is $100.

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Paramount Plus offers two types of plans: ad-supported and commercial-free. Both plans feature a monthly or annual payment option, but the annual option saves you about 15%.

The Paramount Plus ad-supported plan costs $6 a month, and the commercial-free plan costs $10 a month. If you end up using the service for a full year, that comes out to $72 or $120, respectively.

The streaming service’s annual plans, however, will knock those costs down by around 15%. If you pay for a full year up front, you can get an ad-supported plan for $60 a year, or a commercial-free plan for $100 a year.

Paramount Plus also offers a seven-day free trial for new subscribers. This way you can test the service before you commit to paying for an annual plan.

Subscribers get access to a variety of original programs, including a new “SpongeBob Squarepants” movie and spinoff series. There’s also a number of other original shows and movies on the way. You can read our full Paramount Plus review here.

How to save 15% on one year of Paramount Plus

  1. Go to the Paramount Plus website and click “Try it Free.
  2. Click “Continue” and choose the limited-commercial plan or commercial-free plan.
  3. Check the box next to the “Save over 15%” text prompt and then hit “Continue.”
  4. Click “Continue” again and then enter your payment information.
  5. The discount should apply and you’ll save 15% by paying for an annual Paramount Plus plan

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March Madness 2021 nears its end with the Final Four this weekend – here’s how to watch every game without cable

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  • The 2021 NCAA Basketball tournament, commonly known as March Madness, began on March 18.
  • This weekend, the men’s Final Four will air on CBS, while the women’s Final Four will air on ESPN.
  • To stream all the games through a single app, we recommend Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV.

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March Madness is nearing its conclusion as the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball tournaments are both down to their Final Four. The women’s Final Four will play first on April 2 with ESPN airing the game live from San Antonio, Texas; CBS will broadcast the Men’s Final Four on April 3 from Indianapolis, Indiana.

After canceling the annual event for the first time in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA revived its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments with precautions in place. Rather than splitting tournament games across several different cities, the NCAA invited all 68 qualifying men’s teams to Indianapolis and the 64 women’s teams to San Antonio.

If you don’t already have access to CBS through your TV provider, you can stream the men’s Final Four and national championship game with a Paramount Plus subscription starting at $6 a month. The women’s Final Four and championship game will only air on ESPN, so if you’re not a cable subscriber you’ll need to pay for a service like Sling, Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV to watch live.

March Madness 2021 dates and times

March Madness 2021 began with the First Four on March 18 and continues with the Final Four this weekend. The tournament will conclude with the Men’s NCAA Championship Game on April 5.

The men’s Final Four will feature a clash of two Texas schools when Houston plays Baylor, while a surprising UCLA team will continue its run towards the school’s 12th tournament championship against Gonzaga, an undefeated powerhouse.

In the women’s tournament, three of the four top seeded teams remain, including the perennial favorite UConn Huskies, led by freshman and AP Player of the Year Paige Bueckers.

Below you can find a chart of the remaining games, dates, and times for the 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament, as laid out by the official March Madness website.

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Women’s Final Four:
South Carolina (1) vs. Stanford (1)

6 p.m. ET on April 2 ESPN

Women’s Final Four:
Arizona (3) vs. UConn (1)

9:30 p.m. ET on April 2 ESPN

Men’s Final Four:
Houston (2) vs. Baylor (1)

5:14 p.m. ET on April 3 CBS

Men’s Final Four: UCLA (11) vs. Gonzaga (1)

8:34 p.m. ET on April 3 CBS
Women’s Championship Game 6 p.m. ET on April 4 ESPN
Men’s Championship Game 9 p.m. ET on April 5 CBS

How to watch March Madness 2021

The remaining men’s March Madness 2021 games are airing on CBS, while the remaining women’s games are being broadcast on ESPN.

If you don’t have cable or satellite, and you want a single streaming service with access to all of the women’s and men’s March Madness games, Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV will be your best bet.

If you just need access to the men’s games, Paramount Plus is your cheapest option. If you just need access to the women’s games, Sling Orange is your most affordable option.

Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV both offer every March Madness game

Hulu + Live TV offers around 65 channels for $65 a month, including CBS and ESPN. You get to watch on two devices at once, and new members get a free one-week trial. The service also includes access to Hulu’s entire on-demand library of movies and shows.

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Youtube TV features a total of over 85 channels for $65 a month, including CBS and ESPN. You can get two weeks free up front if you’re new, and you get three simultaneous streams.

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You can use Paramount Plus to watch the March Madness games on CBS

If you just want access to the men’s March Madness games on CBS, one of your cheapest options is Paramount Plus. The service offers live CBS streaming along with some exclusive on-demand content for plans starting at just $6 a month.

You can find more information about Paramount Plus in our full guide here.

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You can use Sling Orange to watch the March Madness games on ESPN

If you just want access to the women’s March Madness games on ESPN, Sling TV’s Orange plan is your cheapest streaming option. Sling Orange offers live ESPN along with several other channels for $35 a month. New members can get their first month of service for just $25.

You can find more information about Sling in our full breakdown of Sling TV channels.

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March Madness 2021 is airing on CBS, TNT, TBS, and TruTV – here’s how to watch every game without cable

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  • March Madness 2021 began on March 18, and will end with the NCAA Championship Game on April 5.
  • Games are spread across CBS, TNT, TBS, and TruTV through cable and live streaming services.
  • To get access to every channel through a single app, we recommend Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV.

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March Madness, the annual NCAA basketball tournament, is in full swing. CBS, TNT, TBS, and TruTV are all showing select games, and you can catch the action through several streaming services. Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV are our top recommendations since they include every channel you need for $65 a month.

The NCAA has created two safe sites for this years men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, with 68 men’s teams playing in Indianapolis, Indiana, and 64 women’s teams playing in San Antonio, Texas. The single-elimination tournament will be held over a three-week span to determine which college has the top squad.

Wondering how to get your eyeballs on all these high-stakes contests without a cable subscription? Look no further.

March Madness 2021 dates and times

March Madness 2021 began with the First Four on March 18. The tournament will conclude with the Men’s NCAA Championship Game on April 5.

Below you can find a chart of the remaining dates and times for the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, as laid out by the official March Madness website. For a full breakdown of each game’s specific airing station and time, check out this handy list.

Event Coverage begins Channels
Second round (day two) 12:10 p.m. ET on March 22 CBS, TNT, TBS
Sweet 16 (day one) 2:40 p.m. and 7:25 p.m. ET on March 27 CBS (afternoon), TBS (primetime)
Sweet 16 (day two) 1 p.m and 7 p.m. ET on March 28 CBS (afternoon), TBS (primetime)
Elite Eight (day one) 7 p.m. ET on March 29 CBS
Elite Eight (day two) 6 p.m. ET on March 30 TBS
Final Four 5 p.m. ET on April 3 CBS
NCAA Championship Game 9 p.m. ET on April 5 CBS

The 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament began on March 21, with the Women’s Final Four planned for April 2, and the Women’s National Championship Game scheduled for April 4.

How to watch March Madness 2021

March Madness 2021 games are spread across CBS, TNT, TBS, and TruTV. The easiest way to watch every game is to use the March Madness Live website or streaming app, and sign in with a supported cable or satellite provider. From there, you can stream every game in the whole enchilada.

If you don’t have cable or satellite, and you want a single streaming service with access to all four March Madness networks, Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV will be your best bet.

Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV both offer every March Madness game

Hulu + Live TV offers around 65 channels for $65 a month, including CBS, TNT, TBS, and TruTV. You get to watch on two devices at once, and new members get a free one-week trial. The service also includes access to Hulu’s entire on-demand library of movies and shows.

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Youtube TV features a total of over 85 channels for $65 a month, including CBS, TNT, TBS, and TruTV. You can get two weeks free up front if you’re new, and you get three simultaneous streams.

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You can use Paramount Plus to watch the March Madness games on CBS

If you just want access to the March Madness games on CBS, one of your cheapest options is Paramount Plus. The service offers live CBS streaming along with some exclusive on-demand content for plans starting at just $6 a month.

You can find more information about Paramount Plus in our full guide here.

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You can use Sling TV to watch the March Madness games on TNT and TBS

If you just want to stream the games on TNT, TBS, and TruTV, and you don’t want or need CBS, then Sling TV is the most affordable streaming service you can use.

Sling has two basic packages: Sling Orange and Sling Blue. The Blue plan offers all three Turner networks, but Orange is missing TruTV. Blue will run you $35 a month, and you can watch three simultaneous streams.

Sling’s three-day free trial won’t get you the whole tournament, but you could watch a solid slate of games that way. Remember, though: no CBS with Sling.

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March Madness 2021 begins tonight with the first games on TBS and TruTV – here’s how to watch every matchup without cable

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  • March Madness 2021 will begin with the First Four on March 18 at 5:10 p.m. ET.
  • Games will be spread across CBS, TNT, TBS, and TruTV through cable and live streaming services.
  • To get access to every channel through a single app, we recommend Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV.

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March is upon us, and you know what that means. The sports community – and the sports betting community – are gearing up for this year’s edition of March Madness, the annual NCAA basketball tournament.

The NCAA has created two safe sites for this years men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, with 68 men’s teams playing in Indianapolis, Indiana, and 64 women’s teams playing in San Antonio, Texas. The single-elimination tournament will be held over a three-week span to determine which college has the top squad, and which fight song will play as colorful confetti rains down and the champs cut down the nets.

Last year’s tournament was canceled for the first time in NCAA history as the COVID-19 outbreak swelled. With the pandemic still looming, Indiana will limit the normally raucous crowds to 25% of their normal capacity. That said, millions will no doubt be watching remotely with baited breath to see which team will capture the first title since Virginia’s 2019 win.

Wondering how to get your eyeballs on all these high-stakes contests without a cable subscription? Look no further.

March Madness 2021 dates and times

March Madness 2021 began with Selection Sunday determining the tournament bracket on March 14. The tournament will commence with the First Four on March 18 starting at 5:10 p.m. ET. Below you can find a chart of the key dates and times for 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, as laid out by the official NCAA March Madness website.

For a full breakdown of each game’s specific airing station and time, check out this handy list.

Event Coverage begins Channels
Selection Sunday

6 p.m. ET on March 14

CBS
First Four

5:10 p.m. ET on March 18

TruTV, TBS
First round (day one) 12:15 p.m. ET on March 19 CBS, TruTV, TNT, TBS
First round (day two) 12:15 p.m. ET on March 20 CBS, TruTV, TNT, TBS
Second round (day one) 12 p.m. ET on March 21 CBS, TruTV, TNT, TBS
Second round (day two) 12 p.m. ET on March 22 CBS, TruTV, TNT, TBS
Sweet 16 (day one) 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET on March 27 CBS (afternoon), TBS (primetime)
Sweet 16 (day two) 1 p.m and 7 p.m. ET on March 28 CBS (afternoon), TBS (primetime)
Elite Eight (day one) 7 p.m. ET on March 29 CBS
Elite Eight (day two) 6 p.m. ET on March 30 TBS
Final Four 5 p.m. ET on April 3 CBS
NCAA Championship Game 9 p.m. ET on April 5 CBS

The 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament will begin on March 21, with the Women’s Final Four planned for April 2, and the Women’s National Championship Game scheduled for April 4.

How to watch March Madness 2021

The easiest way to watch March Madness 2021 – which you likely have already figured out if you’ve got the credentials – is to use the March Madness Live website or streaming app, and sign in with a supported cable or satellite provider. From there, you can stream every game in the whole enchilada.

If you’re reading this article, however, you’re probably saying to yourself, “But I don’t have cable. That’s why I’m here.” Right! Well, there are other ways to watch, so fear not.

Games are being spread across CBS, TNT, TBS, and TruTV, and there are several streaming services that include one or more of those channels. If you want a single service with access to all four March Madness networks, Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV will be your best bet. Each service costs $65 a month.

If you just want access to some of the channels, we’ve broken additional details on streaming options for each network below.

How to watch the CBS games without cable

As a network station, there are many ways to stream CBS if you don’t already have a cable or satellite package.

Paramount Plus

One of the cheapest ways to get live CBS streaming access is via Paramount Plus. The service offers some exclusive on-demand content in addition to live streaming for plans starting at just $6 a month. You can find more information about Paramount Plus in our full guide here.

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Live streaming services with CBS

For people who want a larger assortment of channels to go along with CBS, live streaming services like Hulu + Live TV, AT&T TV, Youtube TV, and FuboTV all have you covered. Crucially, Sling does not offer CBS, so don’t go that route.

How to watch the Turner games without cable

Since TBS, TNT, and TruTV are all Turner networks, they all fall under the same subscription umbrellas. Unfortunately, their availability doesn’t overlap perfectly with CBS, which would have made this guide a little bit simpler and shorter. Alas!

Youtube TV

Youtube TV includes all the Turner networks and CBS, which makes it pretty enticing, but it does run $65 a month. You can get two weeks free up front if you’re new, and you get three simultaneous streams.

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Hulu with Live TV

Hulu also offers live streaming with all four networks included. It costs $65 a month, though you can plop down an extra $7 a month to get a bundle with Disney Plus and ESPN+ as well. You can get a week free to start, and you get to watch on two devices at once.

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AT&T TV

You’ll get CBS and the Turner networks with the “base” tier of AT&T TV, called “Entertainment,” though it does run $70 a month. You can watch on three devices at the same time, but there does not appear to be any sort of available free trial.

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Sling Blue

Sling has two basic packages: Sling Orange and Sling Blue. The Blue plan offers all three Turner networks, but Orange is missing TruTV. Blue will run you $35 a month, and you can watch three simultaneous streams. A three-day free trial won’t get you the whole tournament, but you could watch a solid slate of games that way. Remember, though: no CBS with Sling.

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Paramount Plus features a huge catalog of series and movies, including new ‘SpongeBob’ and ‘Star Trek’ shows – here’s everything announced so far

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  • CBS All Access became Paramount Plus on March 4.
  • The expanded service features new original shows and movies.
  • Brand-new Paramount films will also be available to stream as little as one month after they hit theaters.

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From revivals of hit ’90s shows to original movies based on popular franchises, Paramount Plus is entering the streaming game with dozens of upcoming projects.

The streaming service, a rebranding of CBS All Access, launched on March 4 and includes live sports along with exclusive series and films. In total, Paramount Plus hosts a catalog of over 2,500 movies and 30,000 TV episodes, including content based on popular franchises, like “SpongeBob,” “Star Trek,” and more.

If you sign up before March 31, you can get a one-month free trial of Paramount Plus. The streaming service currently has two types of plans, an ad-supported plan and a premium plan.

The ad-supported plan costs $6 a month ($60 a year) while the premium plan costs $10 a month ($100 a year). The premium plan includes live access to CBS channels with commercials along with ad-free, on-demand movies and shows. You can learn more about the service in our full Paramount Plus guide.

Here’s a roundup of all the original shows and movies announced for Paramount Plus:

Original shows available now

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After Paramount Plus launched on March 4, subscribers got immediate access to several original series.

Most notably, fans of the lovable sea creatures from Bikini Bottom can watch “Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years,” a prequel to “SpongeBob Squarepants.” The 3D-animated show follows a young SpongeBob and other Bikini Bottom friends as they make their way around a camp at Lake Yuckymuck.

In addition to brand-new series, the service also continues to stream existing CBS All Access originals, like “Star Trek: Picard.”

Here’s a list of original titles, both new and old, that are available on Paramount Plus now:

  • “Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years” 
  • “60 Minutes Plus”
  • “The Real World: Homecoming: New York”
  • “Star Trek: Discovery”
  • “Star Trek: Lower Decks”
  • “Star Trek: Picard”
  • “Star Trek: Short Treks”
  • “No Activity” 
  • “Tooning Out the News”
  • “The Twilight Zone”
  • “The Good Fight”
  • “Why Women Kill”
  • “Coyote”
  • “Interrogation”
  • “One Dollar”
  • “The Stand”
  • “Strange Angel”
  • “Tell Me A Story”
  • “Texas 6”
  • “That Animal Rescue Show”
  • “The Thomas John Experience”
  • “For Heaven’s Sake”

Original movies available now

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Paramount Plus is also home to a couple of new movies including “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.” The film was originally set for a global release in 2020, but the pandemic delayed its US premiere.

Here’s a list of new Paramount Plus movies that debuted on March 4:

  • “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run”
  • “76 Days”

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ViacomCBS has teased a number of upcoming Paramount Plus shows without confirmed release dates. 

The lineup includes live-action remakes of popular series from the past, such as kids programs like “The Fairly OddParents” and “Dora The Explorer.” 

Paramount Plus also plans to revisit other existing series and franchises with new “Star Trek” shows, a “Criminal Minds” revival, a prequel to “Yellowstone” called “Y:1883,” a drama based on “Flashdance,” a reboot of the ’90s sitcom “Frasier,” and more.

Video game fans can also rejoice that a “Halo” series will come to the streaming service in early 2022.

Here’s a list of all the shows announced for Paramount Plus without a release date:

  • “Avatar: The Last Airbender”-based show
  • “Y:1883”
  • “American Tragedy”
  • “Guilty Party”
  • “Fatal Attraction”
  • “The Man Who Fell To Earth” 
  • “Lioness”
  • “iCarly”
  • “Rugrats”
  • “Star Trek: Prodigy” 
  • “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”
  • “The Harper House” 
  • “Halo”
  • “Grease: The Rise of the Pink Ladies”
  • “Frasier” (reboot) 
  • “Flashdance”
  • “The Fairly OddParents” (live-action)
  • “Dora The Explorer” (live-action)
  • “Yellowstone: 6666”
  • “Land Man” 
  • “The Italian Job”
  • “Love Story”
  • “Mayor of Kingstown”
  • “The Offer” 
  • “The Parallax View”
  • “The Game”
  • “8 Fights – The Life of Muhammad Ali”
  • “Console Wars”
  • “Girls with Guns”
  • “Happy Face”
  • “Mercy House”
  • “The Multivorce”
  • “Remote”
  • “RIP”
  • “Star Trek: Section 31”
  • “Twenty Four Seven”
  • Untitled Kenya Barris series
  • “You’re Killing Me”
  • “Unplugged”
  • “Yo! MTV Raps”
  • “The Weekly Show with Trevor Noah”
  • “Love Island on Paramount Plus”
  • “Ink Masters” 
  • “Queen of the Universe” 
  • “Road Rules” 
  • “Big Brother Live Feeds”
  • “The Challenge: All Stars” 
  • “Dating Naked”
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars”
  • “Inside Amy Schumer Specials” 
  • “Stories from the Beautiful Game”
  • “48 Hours Original: The Lie Detector”
  • “Behind the Music”
  • “Black Gold”
  • “From Cradle to Stage”
  • “Watergate”
  • “The Real Criminal Minds”
  • “Insta Docs”
  • “Younger” 
  • “Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon” 

Original movies without a release date

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More exclusive movies are also in the works for Paramount Plus.

The popular Nickelodeon franchise “Avatar: The Last Airbender” will see more stories on the streaming service, including a new animated film.

The movie will come from Avatar Studios, a collaboration between Nickelodeon Animation Studio as well as “Avatar” creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino.

New horror flicks, including entries in the “Paranormal Activity” and “Pet Sematary” franchises, are also in development for the streaming service.

Here’s a rundown of upcoming exclusive movies expected to debut on Paramount Plus:

  • “Avatar: The Last Airbender”
  • “Paranormal Activity 7”
  • “The In-Between”
  • “Workaholics”
  • “Beavis and Butt-Head”
  • “Pet Sematary Prequel” 
  • “Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In” (expected May 2021)

Brand-new movies coming to Paramount Plus

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In addition to new original series and films, Paramount Plus will also be the streaming home of upcoming Paramount theatrical releases as little as one month after they hit the big screen.

Some titles will arrive on the service just 30 to 45 days after they premiere in theaters, while others will be added after a longer period of time. Some new MGM movies will also make their way to Paramount Plus.

Here’s a list of some upcoming big-screen releases that are scheduled to stream on Paramount Plus in the months following their theatrical releases:

  • “A Quiet Place 2” 
  • “Mission: Impossible 7” 
  • “Top Gun: Maverick”
  • “James Bond: No Time to Die” 
  • “Creed III” 
  • “Transformers 7”
  • “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”
  • “Dungeons and Dragons”
  • “Snake Eyes” 

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  • CBS All Access became Paramount Plus on March 4.
  • The rebranded streaming service features original shows and movies from popular franchises.
  • Paramount Plus starts at $6 a month, and new members can get a one-month free trial.

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On March 4, ViacomCBS rebranded its CBS All Access streaming service. The expanded platform is now called Paramount Plus.

Paramount Plus offers a handful of new original series and films, like a “SpongeBob Squarepants” movie and a spinoff show. More exclusive movies and shows are set for release in the coming months.

New releases include an “iCarly” reboot, a “Frasier” reboot, and a “Workaholics” movie. Big-screen Paramount movies, like “A Quiet Place 2,” will also stream on Paramount Plus after they debut in theaters. On last count, we found just over 90 original movies and shows out now or on their way to Paramount Plus.

The streaming service comes with an assortment of live sports broadcasting, too, whether you’re a fan of UEFA soccer action or want to catch your favorite NFL team on Sundays. You can also use the streaming service to watch primetime CBS interviews as they air on the network.

If you sign up now through the end of March, you can get one month of the service for free. Previous CBS All Access trials have been for one week, so take advantage of this extended offer while you can.

Below, we’ve detailed all the ins and outs of Paramount Plus, including pricing, release dates, and what you can expect to watch.

What is Paramount Plus?

Paramount Plus is a subscription streaming service from ViacomCBS. The platform replaced the company’s previous service, CBS All Access, on March 4.

The rebranded platform promises to offer an expansion of its predecessor’s on-demand lineup while maintaining access to live CBS networks (with the premium plan) and sports content. Paramount Plus includes programs from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, and The Smithsonian Channel.

New and classic movies from Paramount, Miramax, and MGM are included with the streaming service, as well. The library also features Paramount Plus originals you won’t find anywhere else.

The new streaming service keeps its predecessor’s huge catalog of classic shows and the rebrand signals a deeper dive into ViacomCBS’ library over the next year. ViacomCBS has previously announced that the rebrand includes the addition of at least 10,000 TV episodes.

When does Paramount Plus launch?

Paramount Plus launched in the US, Canada, and Latin America on March 4. Nordic countries will get Paramount Plus on March 25, while Australia is expected to get the streaming service later in 2021.

How much does Paramount Plus cost?

Paramount Plus launched with an ad-supported plan for $6 a month ($60 a year) along with a premium plan for $10 a month ($100 a year). The premium plan includes live CBS playback with commercials, along with ad-free streaming for on-demand content.

Beginning in June, Paramount Plus will replace the current ad-supported plan with a cheaper option for $5 a month. It should be noted, however, that the new ad-supported plan will not include live streaming for your local CBS network. For live CBS access, you’ll need the premium plan.

Does Paramount Plus offer a free trial?

If you sign up for Paramount Plus through the end of March, you’ll be able to get a one-month free trial. CBS All Access previously offered a one-week trial, so it’s not a bad idea to jump on this extended trial while you can.

You can also get 25% off Paramount Plus if you’re a student at a US college or university. This offer is only available for the monthly ad-supported plan. Students are eligible for the discount for a span of four years.

What devices can I use to watch Paramount Plus?

Paramount Plus is compatible with the following devices:

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Apple TV
  • Fire TV
  • Portal TV
  • Samsung smart TVs
  • Vizio TVs
  • LG TVs
  • Playstation
  • Xbox
  • Xfinity Flex

How does Paramount Plus compare to CBS All Access?

Paramount Plus is essentially an expansion of CBS All Access.

Former CBS All Access members transitioned over to Paramount Plus on March 4, enabling them to use their same account information. The CBS All Access app automatically switched to Paramount Plus. This means you’ll get all the same content offered from CBS All Access, along with brand-new shows and more classic titles.

With that said, Paramount Plus will be introducing a new ad-supported plan in June, and it does differ from the CBS All Access ad-supported plan in one key area. Though the Paramount Plus base plan will costs $1 less each month, it will no longer offer live CBS streaming. You’ll need to have the premium plan in order to keep live CBS access.

What can I watch on Paramount Plus?

Paramount Plus offers access to live CBS streaming via its premium plan. It offers 50% more content than its predecessor in terms of on-demand TV episodes. You can expect to see original content from the likes of Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, MTV, Paramount Pictures, and CBS.

The service will be home to brand-new movies, including Paramount’s upcoming theatrical releases 30 to 45 days after they debut on the big screen. This includes major titles like “A Quiet Place 2” and “Mission: Impossible 7.” Older films will also be included. At launch, the service features over 2,500 titles, including movies from popular franchises like “Indiana Jones,” “Star Trek,” and more.

New Paramount Plus originals set for release over the next two years will include “Halo,” a show based on the video game series of the same name, and “Y:1883,” a prequel to the popular show “Yellowstone.” If nautical nonsense is something you’re after, a new animated series “Kamp Koral: Spongebob’s Under Years” began streaming on March 4.

Fans of the classic “Godfather” movies will be happy to see “The Offer,” a limited event series based on the making of the movie. There is also a reboot of MTV’s “The Real World” out now. Other upcoming reboots include MTV’s “Behind the Music,” BET’s “The Game,” Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” and “Rugrats,” and a “Criminal Minds”-inspired docuseries called “The Real Criminal Minds.”

Of course, existing CBS All Access exclusives will also remain available, including “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Star Trek: Picard,” “The Twilight Zone,” and “The Stand.”

Time will tell how Paramount Plus stacks up to similar streaming services, like Disney Plus and HBO Max. But, if you can lock in a plan with a one-month trial before the end of March, this deal alone could make this a very appealing streaming option.

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How to watch Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for free online

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  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from their royal duties in 2020.
  • The couple revealed more about their exit in a CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey on March 7.
  • You can watch the special right now on CBS.com or the CBS app.

Roughly one year after they left their royal duties behind, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle discussed what led to their big exit during a CBS interview on March 7.

The interview, conducted by Oprah Winfrey, was a two-hour primetime special that touched on some of the reasons for their departure. The program featured a number of revelations from the two, including that Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, made Markle cry. The two also discussed unnamed members of the royal family who had “concerns and conversations” about their son Archie’s skin tone.

CBS filmed the interview before bullying accusations were made against Markle from a number of staff members at Buckingham Palace. On March 3, Buckingham Palace announced it would investigate the accusations.

If you want to catch up on Oprah Winfrey’s CBS interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, here’s how you can watch the full special online.

How to watch ‘Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special’

Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” aired March 7 on CBS. You can now watch the full interview on-demand through CBS.com and the CBS app.

The interview is available for free without the need to sign in with a cable subscription, but there are commercials during the program. You can access CBS.com through web and mobile browsers. The CBS app is available on most media devices, including Roku, Fire TV, Android TV, and Apple TV.

Is Oprah’s interview with Meghan and Harry available on Paramount Plus?

As of March 8 at 9 a.m. ET, “Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” is not yet available on Paramount Plus. It’s possible that the program could be added to the service at a later date.

Paramount Plus typically airs news specials and programs from CBS shortly after they are broadcast on the network. The subscription service costs $6 a month for the ad-supported plan, or $10 a month for the commercial-free plan. 

Both plans currently include access to your local CBS network in most markets. You can see a full list of supported areas here. Subscribers also get access to a huge library of on-demand shows and movies. You can find more information about the service in our full Paramount Plus guide. If you want to try Paramount Plus, you can sign up for a one-month free trial. 

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How to watch Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tonight on CBS

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  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from their royal duties in 2020.
  • The couple will reveal more about their exit in a CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
  • You can watch the special on cable or through streaming services with CBS, like Paramount Plus.

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Roughly one year after they left their royal duties behind, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will discuss their big exit during a new interview tonight on CBS. 

The interview, conducted by Oprah Winfrey, is a two-hour primetime special that will touch on some of the reasons for their departure. In clips from the program, Markle discusses the royal family’s role in spreading misinformation about her. Markle also tells Winfrey about feeling pressured to decline interviews with her while she was a member of the royal family. The program will run from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

CBS filmed the interview before bullying accusations were made against Markle from a number of staff members at Buckingham Palace. On March 3, Buckingham Palace announced it would investigate the accusations.

If you want to catch Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, here’s how you can watch it tonight on CBS through cable and streaming services.

How to watch ‘Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special’

“Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” will air on March 7 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. You can watch the program on cable, over-the-air TV, or streaming services with CBS.

You can also stream the interview on CBS.com if you have an authenticated cable plan.

Streaming services with CBS

For easy streaming access to CBS, we recommend Paramount Plus (formerly CBS All Access). The subscription service costs $6 a month for the ad-supported plan, or $10 a month for the commercial-free plan. With that said, the ad-free option still has commercials during live TV. 

Both plans currently include access to your local CBS network in most markets. You can see a full list of supported areas here. Subscribers also get access to a huge library of on-demand shows and movies. You can find more information about the service in our full Paramount Plus guide.

If you want to try Paramount Plus, you can sign up for a one-month free trial. However, if you want to continue watching live CBS through the service in the months to come, be aware that the $6/month ad-supported plan will drop to a new $5/month plan in June. The new ad-supported plan will not include live CBS.

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Outside of Paramount Plus, Locast is another streaming option with access to CBS. The non-profit service offers dozens of local streaming channels for free in 29 markets across the country.

On the downside, Locast interrupts its streams with donation requests unless you pay the $5 a month donation fee. Its app is also very limited and it only includes local stations. 

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You can also watch CBS on other live TV streaming services, such as Hulu + Live TV, Fubo TV, YouTube TV, and AT&T TV.

Those streaming services cost significantly more than Paramount Plus, however, with starting prices ranging between $65 and $70 a month. On the plus side, they all provide a larger selection of live channels, including other local stations and several cable networks.

If you’re looking for a true cable alternative, and not just a simple method to stream CBS, then it’s worth paying the extra money for one of these platforms.

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