There's a nice mix of sports, TV, and new content on Netflix and free streaming sites for the new month. Most of the good sports are only available with cable, but the NCAA men's basketball championship will be free on Monday. If you haven't tried it already, this would be a great week to try a Sling TV trial. They will have the Final Four, MLB Opening Night/Day, season premiere of Mad Men, and season finale of Better Call Saul. Have a nice weekend!
The Final Four games are on Saturday evening, but a pay TV package with TBS is required to watch on the March Madness Live app for iPhone, iPad, Android, or on computers. The championship game is free to stream on Monday at 9pm.
MLB Opening Day is on Monday, preceded by Cardinals vs Cubs on ESPN Sunday night. The free game of the day available on MLB.tv hasn't been announced yet, and ESPN is also broadcasting games all day on Monday.
Now streaming free
- Roast of Justin Bieber: highlights free, watch with cable, or buy on iTunes
- Mr. Selfridge S3 premiere from PBS
- Wolf Hall premieres this Sunday on PBS
- A.D. The Bible Continues premieres this Sunday (Easter) on NBC
- Weird Loners, new from FOX
- Roast of Justin Bieber
- Mad Men final episodes available Monday
- Game of Thrones S4
- The Walking Dead S5
- Better Call Saul S1
- The Affair S1
New this week
- Derek: Special
- Lots of new movies
New last week
- Mad Men S7
- Trailer Park Boys S9
- Turn S1
Interstellar, Wild, The Imitation Game, Into the Woods, and Penguins of Madagascar are now available to rent on iTunes, Amazon, or VUDU. Taken 3 is available for purchase for $20, and iTunes has the Taken trilogy for $30.
In the News
The launch of HBO Now on Apple devices is just a few days away, with it reportedly coming in time for the Game of Thrones season premiere on April 12th. HBO is also coming to Sling TV for an additional $15 per month over the $20/month base package. The main HBO channel will be streaming 'live' on Sling, with on-demand content available. I haven't seen if it will include HBO Go access, or on-demand content will be available through Sling's interface.
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