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How to Watch the NCAA Final Four Games Without Cable

Nebraska plays Kansas in 2009.Nebraska plays Kansas in 2009.
Nebraska plays Kansas in 2009.

The Final Four tips off this weekend, and even if you don’t have a cable package there are ways to catch Villanova take on Oklahoma and Syracuse battle it out with North Carolina without spending a dime.

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As MONEY reported previously, the NCAA will televise the semifinal games (which take place Saturday, April 2, stating at 6:09 p.m. ET) and the championship game (slated for Monday, April 4) on TBS. Unfortunately for cord cutters, to watch or stream the games via TBS, you have to login with your cable package info (which you can do the NCAA’s website). That said, you can watch for free for three hours before the website locks you out.

One more legitimate workaround is to sign up for the seven-day free trial of Sling TV, a streaming service that normally costs $20 a month and lets you stream live TV. While TBS isn’t included in Sling’s standard package (it’s part of a $5 add-on), Sling is running a special during the tournament.

PlayStation Vue also offers a $29.99 streaming option that includes TBS, though that, too, offers a seven day free trial period. So there are plenty of options for super fans who don’t like paying super high cable bills.

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