Watch North Carolina Basketball Online: 2015-2016 Live Stream Guide & TV Schedule

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Tar Heels blue is a basketball royalty 365 days a year. And why wouldn’t a Tar Heels fan want to follow their team? North Carolina not only dominates Tobacco Road, but has made 46 NCAA Tournament appearances (second only to Kentucky), and they’ve gone to a record 18 Final Fours and won 5 national championships. Want to watch North Carolina basketball online? We’ll show you how.

Just a few years ago, it was pretty much impossible to enjoy a North Carolina basketball live stream without having cable. Today, that’s no longer the case! There are several viable ways to watch Tar Heels basketball online, and you can learn how below.

Watch North Carolina Basketball Online with Sling TV

Sling TV

Sling TV is a new online streaming service that is changing the way people watch TV. It’s also a great option to access a North Carolina basketball live stream, and we’ll show you why.

Sling TV is a standalone service, meaning you don’t need a cable subscription to use it. However, it’s actually pretty similar to cable in terms of what it offers. Basically, when you subscribe to Sling you’ll get access to LIVE streaming of 20+ great TV channels. The Sling TV channel list includes great options like ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, AMC, A&E, and many more.

The service works over the internet, and you can use it on a variety of devices. Watch on-the-go on your smartphone or tablet, on your computer, or on your big-screen using a streaming device, such as a Roku or Chromecast. Don’t have a streaming device? No worries – Sling TV will give you a free Roku 2 streaming player when you prepay for 3 months of Sling TV! What a deal!

As far as watching North Carolina Basketball online, Sling TV is our top recommendation because it lets you watch ESPN online, as well as ESPN2 and ESPN3. As you likely know, ESPN hosts a ton of college basketball games, so you’ll be able to watch a ton of games live with Sling. The service also lets you watch TNT online and access TBS streaming. You can also watch truTV online with Sling TV. Both TNT and TBS host a lot of games during March Madness, so that will be useful during the tournament. In fact, Sling TV is the best way to watch March Madness online without cable.

With all those great channels, you’d think Sling TV would cost just as much as cable TV – but you’d be wrong. Amazingly, it will cost you only $20 a month to get Sling’s basic package! Better yet, there’s no contract to commit to so you won’t be locked into anything.

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WatchESPN Offers Select North Carolina Basketball Live Stream

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ESPN has agreements with select internet service providers to provide free access to ESPN3 via the WatchESPN app. If your ISP is on the approved list, you may be able to stream ESPN3-hosted games for free. ESPN3 does host Tar Heels games sometimes, but it’s pretty limited. Still, it’s a free option for some people.

Watch CBS-Hosted Games for Free with an Antenna

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North Carolina is one of the bluebloods of college basketball and thus makes regular-season appearances from time to time on CBS. Luckily for cord-cutters, CBS is an over-the-air channel. What does that mean? Basically, it means you can watch CBS for free using an antenna. Don’t have an antenna? We recommend the Mohu Leaf 50, a high-quality antenna with a 50+ mile range. Also, if you want to record the games to watch later, use a high end DVR like the Tablo. With the Tablo, you can pause, rewind, record, etc. and you can also stream your recordings to connected devices. This lets you watch North Carolina basketball live stream while on-the-go, when games air on CBS.

PlayStation Vue Lets You Watch North Carolina Basketball Online

Playstation Vue

Playstation Vue offers another way to watch North Carolina basketball online, but it’s only available in select areas. If you live in Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas, New York or Chicago, you can subscribe to Vue. This new streaming service offers TBS, TNT, CBS and many more channels in its packages – a good option for the duration of the NCAA Tournament. And you know the Heels will be playing deep into March this season with such a talented roster. Plans start at $50 a month, which is a bit on the expensive side, but it’s still a good option for some people.

Watch All Sports Online

Want to follow your other teams? Check out our guide to college basketball streaming. To learn about other popular sports and how you can watch them online, read our live sports streaming guide.


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