Set your brackets because March Madness 2019 is finally here.
The NCAA Division I Men ' s Basketball Tournament of March Madness as it is more commonly known is a 68-person college tournament that starts on Sunday, March 17 with the selection screen and lasts until the national champions game on Monday, April 8. And with TechRadar & apos; s handy guide, you can make sure you get a live March Madness live stream from wherever you are in the world.
Villanova won the national championship last year and currently Duke, Tennessee, Virginia and Gonzaga are the top seeds this year. We will not find out how the rest of the 68 teams are piling up until Sunday and at that time we will have a better idea of how this year's tournament will run.
Although this year's bracket is not yet under control, some notable players to watch are Duke & Zion Williamson, who is expected to be number one in this year's NBA draw, Murray State & apos; s Yes Morant, Coby White from North Carolina, Texas Tech & apos; s Jarrett Culver and Gonzaga & apos; s Rui Hachimura.
Whether you are a student trying to see your college team play, an alumni rooting for your alma mater or just a fan of the basketball sport, we'll show you how to play March Madness 2019 online from anywhere. world.
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How to view March Madness 2019 from outside your country
If you live in the US and want to know how to catch all the games, keep scrolling and we'll tell you your best 2019 March Madness live stream and viewing options – we've looked in other countries like the UK, but this is not surprisingly not available in most other regions ' s.
But if you cannot watch because you are not in your own country and your coverage is geo-blocked, then we can propose a smart alternative (and no, it does not mean that you will find an unreliable feed on Reddit). Using a VPN – or virtual private network – you can change the IP address to another country or another country with a stream, so you can stream March Madness 2019 live from anywhere in the world. The process is very simple …
How to view March Madness 2019 in the US
If you live in the US and want to watch all 67 games in the NCAA tournament, you're lucky because there are plenty of ways to watch.
While you can watch the games on television, you can also do so via the NCAA's own March Madness Live app. The app and its website all show 67 tournament games with a free 3-hour preview, with which you can watch games broadcast on TBS, TNT and truTV. However, as soon as the time limit has expired, you must log in with the login details of your cable provider. One thing to note is that all games shown on CBS that are over the air for free do not count towards the 3-hour time limit.
If you have a cable subscription and prefer to watch March Madness on your TV, truTV shows all games in the First Four, CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV will show the first and second rounds, CBS and TBS show the regional semi-finals and finals and CBS show both the Final Four and the national championship.
Don't want to pay for a premium cable subscription to watch March Madness? Don't worry, because there are a number of streaming services that give you access to CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV. To make things a little easier for you, we have listed some of our favorite options below.
And don't forget our handy little VPN trick if you are outside the US when you try to watch and discover that the coverage of your favorite broadcaster is geo-blocked.
Your options to stream March Madness 2019 live online
One streaming service that is worth watching this year is Sling TV. The company is currently running a promotion whereby new users receive a 40% discount on the Sling Orange and Sling Blue packages in the first three months. In fact, this means you can watch March Madness 2019 on Sling TV for just $ 15 a month during the tournament. Don't you want Sling? Then these other options are also worth a look.
PlayStation Vue $ 44.99 per month – The basic PlayStation Vue access package offers more than 45 channels, including ABC, TNT, ESPN and ESPN2. A 5-day trial version of Playstation Vue is also available to get you started.
DIRECTV NOW $ 50 per month – DIRECTV NOW gives users all the channels needed to watch the NBA and numerous other sporting events. Use the 7-day trial of DIRECTV NOW to test the platform yourself.
YouTubeTV $ 40 per month – YouTubeTV gives you access to TNT, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.
Hulu with Live TV $ 40 per month – Hulu with Live TV includes ABC, TNT, CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.
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March Madness: what is it and how does it work?
We cannot imagine that you have landed on this page if you do not yet know the answer to these questions. But just in case …
Over the course of three weeks, US university basketball teams will play a total of 67 games to decide which team will be crowned champions. The tradition dates all the way back to 1939 when only eight teams participated in the competition.
March Madness starts with Selection Sunday, where 32 teams get automatic access as a result of winning their respective conferences and the remaining teams are chosen by a selection committee. In addition to learning which teams will play in the tournament, Sunday is also the first day on which the bracket is officially released to the public. The eight teams are divided into four regions ' s and are then sown from one to sixteen, with the highest team from each region earning the best seed.
The NCAA tournament then enters the first round where number one seed will see the number 16 team and the rest of the teams will be matched accordingly with low seed teams facing high seed teams. During the second week, the remaining teams move on to the Sweet Sixteen and then to the Elite Eight. The winners of each region will go to the Final Four during the third and final week of the tournament, where they compete for a place in the national championship to see who will be the winner this year.