How to watch NCAA Selection Sunday 2022 live stream online right now: Time and channel

Selection Sunday 2021 live stream
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It's time to watch Selection Sunday live streams, as we see the layout of this year's March Madness NCAA Tournament. And while we're still looking to see who will be getting the other three No. 1 seeds (only one is locked in so far), you can watch all the news happen with one of the newest streaming services.

Selection Sunday 2022 schedule, channels

Date: Today (March 13)
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Channel: CBS
• Watch in the U.S. on Paramount Plus (opens in new tab)
• Watch in the U.K. on BT Sport (opens in new tab)
• Watch in Australia on Kayo Sport (opens in new tab)
 Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab) 

Selection Sunday is all about the big bracket reveal, so we can all see who has a chance to coast to the end, and so fans can start making their picks for office pools. Last night had some news for today, though, as Virginia Tech stunned Duke, taking the ACC title.

As of this moment, while we wait for conference tournaments to conclude, we only really know that Gonzaga will be the No. 1 seed in the West (its fourth No. 1 in five years). That was confirmed after its 82-69 win over St. Mary, which locked in the team's eighth WCC title in nine years.

Arizona, Auburn and Baylor are three of the top prospects for those remaining No. 1 seeds, with Baylor and Kansas duking it out for one of them in the Big 12 title Game. Kentucky could change the mathematics of everything, depending how they play in their remaining games.

Here's everything you need to know to watch Selection Sunday online, plus the full schedule and what we know about the brackets so far.

How to watch Selection Sunday online from anywhere on Earth

Hoops fans, if for some reason you've had to leave your own "bubble" — or you can't get CBS where you are for some strange reason — and you can't watch the Selection Sunday live streams you want, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

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How to watch Selection Sunday in the US

In the U.S., Selection Sunday is CBS, which is on Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV, but they're not on our list of the best streaming services. And they cost a lot, at $70 and $65, respectively.

So, we've got a different game play for how to watch March Madness, and Selection Sunday as well. You can catch CBS if you get Paramount Plus Premium ($9.99 per month (opens in new tab)), and then you can get the other March Madness channels (TBS, TNT and truTV) via much more affordable Sling TV Blue ($35 per month (opens in new tab)). 

It all totals to $45 per month, $20 to $25 less than going with one of the other options.

Paramount Plus (opens in new tab)

Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from ViacomCBS partners. Includes Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Discovery, 1883, The Good Fight and the upcoming Halo series.  You can try Paramount Plus with a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).

How to watch Selection Sunday in the UK

Basketball fans across the pond can follow the tournament live on BT Sport (opens in new tab), where ESPNHD will feature everything from Selection Sunday to the games.

Prices differ hugely depending on whether you already have BT TV and a BT broadband subscription. If you have both, you can add the Sports package for £15/month plus a £20 upfront fee, or go for the £40/month Big Sports package which also includes all of the Sky Sports channels, giving you a bunch of other sports on top of March Madness.

Another option for non-BT subscribers is the BT Sport Monthly Pass (opens in new tab) (£25), which lets you watch via an app for a fixed time and doesn't require a lengthy subscription.

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the March Madness live streams on a service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

How to watch Selection Sunday in Canada

We can't tell how many of the March Madness games will be airing on TSN (TSN2, for example, has an NCAA Bracketology special on Selection Sunday), but we can see it has some NCAA games. 

Completists without a way to watch the games, though, should — like those in the UK — take a VPN service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) for a spin.

How to watch Selection Sunday in Australia

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It appears that (as was the case in previous years) Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) is your best bet for Aussie streaming services serving up March Madness live streams. Kayo offers a 14-day free trial for both its Basic and Premium plans, more than enough time to confirm they're actually showing the games. The Basic package costs $25 per month thereafter. 

The $35 per month Premium Kayo plan gives you all the same things as the normal plan, but it offers three simultaneous streams. The Basic plan gives you two streams at the same time. 

If you want the full American channel broadcasts, though, we recommend trying out ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Henry T. Casey
Senior Editor

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.