The NCAA Division I Men’s college basketball 2019 tournament is here, and it has already kicked off on a high gear. Fans across the country and around the world wouldn’t miss a single match, and neither should you. This article will ensure that you don’t by showing you when, where, and how to keep track of your favorite college basketball tournament.
Watching March Madness Outside the U.S.
U.S. residents have a variety of platforms on which to watch the 2019 March Madness tournament. Your best bet is cable TV as CBS Sports and Turner Sports have gained exclusive rights to air each game live – you can follow the schedule above. You can even go a mile further and attend these games live (that is, if you can get tickets) as they will take place in several stadiums across the country.
What is you are outside the U.S.? You may not have the convenience of cable TV or the luxury of attending the games live, but there are lots of options on the internet. They include:
Hulu will be broadcasting all of the games live as they go down, and you don’t have to be in the U.S. to get in on the action. In fact, Hulu promises to be more convenient than cable TV as you don’t have to switch from channel to channel.
Hulu is accessible online via a variety of devices and platforms. All the major web browsers including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will get you in. Popular devices including iOS and Android gadgets, Xbox, Apple TV, FireTV, Samsung smart TVs, and Roku will also grant you unhindered access.
Convenience does not end with bringing all the games on one platform; you also get the option to record the matches to watch later as the premium plan comes with 50 hours of DVR space while an upgraded plan offers 200 more hours, which are more than enough to record the entire tournament.
If you are new to Hulu you will get a 7-days free trial period. Hulu’s premium plan goes for $39.99 per month.
- YouTube TV
YouTube TV is perhaps the most popular platform for watching March Madness – as well as a majority of international sports events. This platform will also be broadcasting all the games live directly from the licensed channels. Anyone with access to the internet can watch the tournament live from a variety of online platforms and internet-enabled devices.
Like Hulu, YouTube TV also comes with free DVR storage space where you can record the matches to watch later – however, unlike Hulu, the storage space is unlimited, and you can store recordings for much longer.
YouTube TV comes with a 7-days free trial for new subscribers and charges $40 per month.
Now You Know!
It doesn’t matter whether you are in the U.S. or halfway across the world; there is nothing stopping you from watching March Madness. All you need is good internet connectivity and a strong virtual private network (VPN) to bypass IP and geographical restrictions. As such, don’t let this explosive tournament pass you by – simply choose your platform of choice and stream March Madness live.