How To Watch The 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament On Paramount+

From March 19 to April 5, NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship action is streaming on a device near you! Check out the schedule and more.
Posted on Apr 5, 2021 | 07:00am
Even though most fans won't be able to travel to Indianapolis this year, Paramount+ is bringing the excitement of the 2021 NCAA Tournament® to you.

The new streaming service lets you watch all of the games from the CBS broadcast coverage of first and second rounds, Sweet 16®, Elite Eight®, Final Four®, and the Championship Game itself.

SUBSCRIBE: Sign Up For Paramount+ And Stream All The NCAA Tournament Action

Here are the important details about the schedule, how to watch, and more.

Who's playing in the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Paramount+?
The 68-team tournament has been set, and you can find a printable PDF bracket that lists all of the teams over on CBS Sports along with online bracket games.

When is the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Paramount+?
Here's the general schedule of games from CBS Sports that are being streamed on Paramount+. Matchups and approximate tipoff times will be updated following each round's action.

NOTE: Games are broadcast live and these listings are ET. Click here for a full NCAA Tournament schedule.

Saturday, Mar. 27 (Sweet 16)
2:40 PM: (8) Loyola Chicago vs. (12) Oregon State
5:15 PM: (1) Baylor vs. (5) Villanova

Sunday, Mar. 28 (Sweet 16)
2:10 PM: (1) Gonzaga vs. (5) Creighton
5:00 PM: (1) Michigan vs. (4) Florida State

Monday, Mar. 29 (Elite Eight)
7:15 PM: (12) Oregon State vs. (2) Houston
9:57 PM: (3) Arkansas vs. (1) Baylor

Saturday, Apr. 3 (Final Four)
5:14 PM:  (2) Houston vs. (1) Baylor
8:34 PM: (1) Gonzaga vs. (11) UCLA

Monday, Apr. 5 (National Championship)
9:20 PM: (1) Gonzaga vs. (1) Baylor

Also, remember you can keep up with the full coverage from CBS Sports and round-the-clock coverage from CBS Sports HQ.

Who's announcing the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Paramount+?
While the schedule is a little different than in past years, you can count on some familiar faces (and voices!) from CBS Sports. For the sixth time in a row, the final weekend's games will be called by Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, and reporter Tracy Wolfson.

​Greg Gumbel will host studio coverage from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York and be joined by Clark Kellogg, Seth Davis, and Wally Szczerbiak, with Adam Zucker providing game updates

How can I watch or stream the 2021 NCAA Tournament live online?
It's easy! Just sign up for Paramount+, which is currently available online at and on mobile devices via the Paramount+ app for iOS and Android. The service is also available to stream across a wide number of platforms, including smart TVs, connected-TV devices, online, mobile, gaming consoles, and leading OTT providers.

More sports coverage is available on, the CBS Sports app, and CBS Sports HQ, the 24/7 streaming sports news network available to Paramount+ subscribers.

What else can I stream on Paramount+?
Paramount+ is the home of live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment!

Not only will Paramount+ let you stream the NCAA Tournament, but sports fans also get an impressive lineup of other live events. Our sports roster features NFL on CBS, college football (including SEC on CBS), elite soccer (including UEFA Champions League and National Women's Soccer League), professional golf (including the PGA Tour, the Masters, and the PGA Championship), and Hockey East.

Paramount+ has more than 24 exclusive original series currently available, with many more on the way, including Star Trek: Prodigy, a new Frasier series, and Halo. Of course, Paramount+ continues to carry the lineup of CBS All Access Originals Series, including hits like The Good Fight, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, Why Women Kill, and No Activity. You can see an expansive listing with descriptions in the official announcement.

READ: Paramount+: Everything You Need To Know About The New Streaming Service

Of course, you'll get CBS primetime shows like NCIS and Young Sheldon and live specials like the 63rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards.

Paramount+ boasts a massive library of more than 30,000 episodes and movies from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Smithsonian Channel, and more.

Paramount+ is also the new streaming home to CBSN, CBS Sports HQ, and ET Live, each offering unique 24/7 coverage of the world.

How much does Paramount+ cost?
You can select from two pricing tiers for Paramount+ in the U.S. The premium tier ($9.99) is available with the full depth and breadth of live sports, around-the-clock news programming, and world-class entertainment spanning Paramount+ originals to an expansive suite of current and library shows and movies.

The offering includes CBS' live linear feed and commercial-free on-demand viewing, with 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision, mobile downloads, and cross-platform dynamic play functionality.

An ad-supported tier ($4.99) will launch in June 2021 and offer the best in sports, news, and entertainment. At that time, the current $5.99 plan will no longer be available for new users, but existing CBS All Access users will maintain grandfathered access.

Both Paramount+ tiers feature a seamless user interface, enhanced curation and discovery, personalized homepages, content categories, and central hubs for ViacomCBS' brands. Additionally, each subscription option includes parental control capabilities and up to six individual profiles.

Sign up for Paramount+ now to enjoy all the action... and good luck with your bracket!