March Madness: Where is the Sweet 16 streaming? (Is it on Paramount+?)

There are only 16 teams left in the 2023 NCAA Tournament, down from 64 one week ago at this team. A number of top teams have been knocked out, and it’s officially March Madness.

As we get further into the tournament, there are obviously fewer March Madness games, and the options for streaming those games get a little bit tricky. We shared how to watch and stream the Sweet 16 games on Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24, below.

Where to stream the Sweet 16 games

Like the First Round and the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament, you can watch the games with a cable and satellite subscription. The games will be on CBS and TBS, no more games on TNT or truTV, it looks like.

So, there are a few ways to stream these channels. One way is March Madness Live, which is the official streamer of March Madness. You get some amount of time free, and then you have to login in through your cable/satellite subscription to continue streaming.

We also shared some of our favorite live streaming services to watch the Sweet 16 games:

You can also watch the Sweet 16 games with Paramount+ Premium, but there’s a catch.

Are the Sweet 16 games on Paramount+?

Technically, yes, some of the games are on Paramount+. But, and it might be a dealbreaker for some, you need to subscribe to Paramount+ Premium. It is $9.99 per month, and it gives you access to your local CBS channel.

Unfortunately, only two of the four games for each day of the Sweet 16 are available to watch on CBS. So, there are four games total you can watch on CBS via Paramount+ Premium.

We shared which games will be on CBS and which games will be on TBS.

March Madness games today and tomorrow

As mentioned, there are four games each day. Things get started in the East Region and West Region on Thursday, March 23, before the South and Midwest Regions get going on Friday, March 24.

Thursday schedule:

  • Michigan State vs. Kansas State | 6:30 p.m. ET | TBS
  • Arkansas vs. UConn | 7:15 p.m. ET | CBS
  • Florida Atlantic vs. Tennessee | 9:00 p.m. ET | TBS
  • Gonzaga vs. UCLA | 9:45 p.m. ET | CBS

Friday schedule:

  • San Diego State vs. Alabama | 6:30 p.m. ET | TBS
  • Miami vs. Houston | 7:15 p.m. ET | CBS
  • Princeton vs. Creighton | 9:00 p.m. ET | TBS
  • Xavier vs. Texas | 9:45 p.m. ET | CBS

What time do the March Madness games start today?

Unfortunately, gone are the days of 12 p.m. tip-offs for March Madness. All the games from here on out will start later in the day.

For the Sweet 16, the games start at 6:30 p.m. ET on TBS. As you can see, this also means that there will be games overlapping throughout the evening, so you’ll have to pick and choose which games to watch.

Personally, I’d prefer that they feature the games over a longer time period and spread them out so we could watch all of the games, but I guess that’s not very realistic in this day and age. It’s more important that the games air in Primetime.

Stay tuned for more updates on the March Madness schedule and how to stream the games.