How to watch NCAA March Madness outside the US



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March Madness is well underway and if you’re a college basketball fan, then you’ll be hoping to watch all the action.

Whether you’re a Gonzaga fan, a Duke or Virginia fan, March Madness is about to get messy.

If you’re in the US then there’s no problem watching, head over to the official NCAA website.

If you’re outside the US, this is where things start to become difficult.

College basketball isn’t that popular outside the US (don’t ask me why, because, crazy?) so finding a place to watch is impossible.

You would think you could just visit the NCAA website like you would in the US, but if you’ve already tried, then you’ll know you’re blocked.

So, to unblock March Madness outside the US you’ll need to use a VPN. Below I’m going to explain all.

What you need to get watching

So you’re itching to watch March Madness?

I don’t blame you.

For this, you’re going to need a VPN app.

You’ll also need your regular cable login details or sign up for one of the online streaming deals.

You’ve probably already heard of VPNs before because they’re popular for protecting your online privacy.

If you haven’t heard of them before, don’t worry – you have now.

Before you start to panic, VPN apps are completely legal.

They won’t turn you into a teenage-hoodie-wearing-hacker overnight but what they will do is let you watch March Madness outside the US.

There are absolutely loads of VPN apps out there (I told you they were popular!)

After testing a whole sh… *ahem* ton of them I can tell you that ExpressVPN is about the best.

They’re fast which is fantastic for streaming live sport (it means you don’t get buffering at the crucial points) and they work on any type of phone, tablet, computer or other device you’ll have.

OK, they are a dollar or two more expensive than the competition – however, for the quality of their service, it’s worth it, trust me.

If you’re a bit of a cheap-charlie (i don’t blame you), then there are some other good choices.

NordVPN is another excellent choice and you can pick them up for as low as $2.99 a month as long as you commit to a longer subscription.

Failing that, check out IPVanish, they are mid-priced ranged and work as well as the other two.

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How do I use the VPN to stream March Madness

You’ll need to sign up to one of the VPN services from above.

If you haven’t already done that then do it now. Again, I recommend using ExpressVPN but any will do.

Once you’ve signed up download their app.

For tablets and phones get this from your usual app store, just search ‘ExpressVPN’ or the name of the service you signed up to.

If you’re using a computer, then you can find apps on the VPN services’ website. ExpressVPN has them in the ‘Products’ section.

Open the app up and login. Use the same details you used when signing up.

Press the ‘Selected Location‘ (1) button.

Then press ‘United States‘ (2).

The app will either automatically connect for you or you’ll need to hit ‘Connect‘ (3).

Once you’re connected just head over to the NCAA March Madness website.

You’ll now be able to live steam any of the games wherever you are in the world outside the US.

ExpressVPN desktop app showing United States

Stream March Madness live anywhere.

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When does March Madness take place?

March Madness starts as the name suggests in March but actually runs into April each year.

The games take place over three weeks.

The event takes place yearly so you can tune in to watch March Madness each year if you’re outside the United States.


To watch March Madness, you’ll need to get a VPN app.

There’s loads of choice and searching Google can be confusing.

I discovered that using ExpressVPN was the best for unblocking March Madness and watching outside the US.

Sign up for their service and download their app.

Then connect to one of their United States servers using their app.

You’ll now be able to watch all the NCAA March Madness action in any country.

So wherever you are in the world you can enjoy college basketball and keep up with Gonzaga, Kentucky, Duke, Virginia or any other team.

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