Streaming March Madness: How to Watch from Anywhere in the World
March 2, 2019
For some, March is just the third month of the year. For us, it is the ushering in of yet another session of the March Madness.
We are even more expectant of what
we will be getting this year. Seeing all the powerhouse teams competing for
that Championship title, we don’t have a single doubt that this is going to be
one interesting season to watch.
So that you never miss out on any
game this season, we have set up a simple guide to help you get through common
What are the common threats to enjoying the March
Quite a number of them, if you ask
For some people, it is the cost of
cable TV. If you are one of such peoplewho have kept their cable alive for the
purpose of steaming the games, you will agree that it gets even more expensive.
Besides, one of the problems with
cable is that you usually have to be within the reach of a TV. In short, the
costs and flexibilities – or lack thereof – is a turnoff sometimes.
When that is not an issue, content
restriction and geo-blocking will rear its ugly head. This is
why fans and enthusiasts of basketball who are travelling/ living in othercountries
will usually not get access to the games –or have to wait several hours after
the live game is done before they get it too.
All that, and we have not even
mentioned the imposed game blackouts that could happen when the games are being
played in your locale. Afterall, the promoters will wat to sell most of their
tickets off – but at the expense of your inconvenience.
Fortunately, there is a way around
these problems now – using a VPN and streaming services together.
Streaming Services to Use
Depending on what networks and games
you watch to catch, the below are the most recommended streaming options:
YouTube TV – At $40/ month, this platform gives you access to
all of ESPN, BTN, CBS, Fox, and the SEC networks. That means you can watch
teams in the Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, and ACC play live.
even take advantage of the 14-day free trial package to get the best run for
your money before financially committing to the other games.
Sling TV – This is yet another great pick for those who do not
have cable. Starting at $25/ month, SlingTV grants you access to ACC games, Big
12 team action and all college basketball games.
add the Pac-12 network for an extra $5, you also get all their games on your
DirecTV–If you are looking for no more than the ACC games,
DirecTV is a great pick for you. At $40/ month, though, we don’t see why you won’t
go for the YouTube TV package instead
PlayStation Vue – The Sony streamingplay form will
also bring you channels such as ESPN, SEC, Fox and CBS. That grants you access
to all the games you could want (except for Big Ten and Pac-12).
you can take advantage of the free trial too, you will have to start paying
$50/ month afterwards.
Combining streaming services with a VPN
You might not see the importance of
a VPN to stream March
Madness games till you encounter content restrictions or limitations
of any kind.
If you are streaming from markets
besides the US, a VPN is theonly way you will be allowed to get the games too.
Doing so is as simple as:
Purchasing a VPN subscription plan
Connecting to a server location in
Subscribing to a preferred platform
schedules to see when your preferred games are due to be played
Tuning in to enjoy the games at the
As promised, you can now stream the
games from anywhere in the world, and you don’t even need to have a cable TV subscription
to do so.
Now that you know how to grab all
the action, who are you tipping to take home the crown – and why?