How to watch NCAA Selection Sunday 2023 live stream online right now: Time and channel

A general view of a 'NCAA March Madness' logo on a court
(Image credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

It is time to watch the Selection Sunday live streams! Because now we get to see the brackets in pristine condition right before they’re tarnished during the 2023 March Madness NCAA Tournament. Currently, we're all trading predictions about who goes when and where.

Selection Sunday 2023 date, time and channel

Date: Today (Sunday, March 12)
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Channel: CBS
• Watch in the U.S. on Paramount Plus
• Watch in the U.K. on BT Sport
• Watch in Australia on Kayo Sport
 Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free 

As always, we head into Selection Sunday with a few top seeds in mind. This year, the likely 1-seeded teams are Alabama, Houston, Kansas and ... well, that's where things get tricky. 

Many put Purdue there, others put UCLA there. UCLA's in trouble without Jaylen Clark, which could have them drop to a No. 3 seed. Speaking of the second seeds, Arizona, Texas, Gonazga and Marquette are expected to take the No. 2's. 

UAB's chances of stealing a high spot were deferred by FAU, and Vanderbilt's loss to Texas A&M hurt their odds. Ohio State's L to Purdue is also seen as a factor for a lower bracketing.

Here's everything you need to know to watch Selection Sunday online.

How to watch Selection Sunday online from anywhere on Earth

Hoops fans, if you're in the road and can't find a CBS station you can still watch the Selection Sunday live streams. 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. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN. ExpressVPN offers superb speeds and excellent customer service, and there's even a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not happy with it.


We think speed, security and simplicity make <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ExpressVPN second to none. During our tests, we saw fast connection times, and we're impressed by the service's ability to access more than 3,000 services spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. There's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied.

How to watch Selection Sunday in the US

In the U.S., Selection Sunday is on CBS, which can be viewed with 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), and then you can get the other March Madness channels (TBS, TNT and truTV) via much more affordable Sling.

Sling TV Blue is $40 per month (unless you're in an area charged $45 because you get ABC). It all totals to $50 to $55 per month, around $10 to $25 cheaper than going with Hulu or YouTube TV. 

Paramount Plus

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Paramount Plus 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 <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">7-day free trial.

How to watch Selection Sunday in the UK

Basketball fans across the pond can follow the tournament live on BT Sport, 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. Right now, you can get BT Sport for £18 per month, and get each and every channel it includes, plus Eurosport and Discovery Plus.

Another option for non-BT subscribers is the BT Sport Monthly Pass (£29.99), 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

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 for a spin.

How to watch Selection Sunday in Australia

Australia flag

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

It appears that (as was the case in previous years) Kayo Sports 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 Kayo One package costs $25 per month thereafter, and Kayo Basic is $30.

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.

More from Tom's Guide

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing 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.