All of college basketball fans all the country should set aside time for probably the most exciting part of the reason.
It is that time of year again when you get to watch the finals of the NCAA March Madness.
Now, since the beginning of the season, a ton of stuff has happened.
You probably do not need us to review the season here in this guide.
If you managed to witness the whole of the season even by watching replays, then you should consider yourself lucky because this season gave us a ton of all-time great NCAA matches.
And fittingly enough, this NCAA season will come to its scheduled conclusion on April 8th, 2019 at the NCAA March Madness 2019 final.
If that does not excite you then, of course, you should look at some other sport.
In this guide, we will try our best to give you the best information that you need to successfully watch NCAA March Madness finals online and live from any country in the world.
List of official broadcasters for NCAA March Madness 2019 finals
Here is the list of streaming channels that will broadcast the whole of the NCAA March Madness 2019 finals.
Now, the thing about all the channels that we have mentioned above is that none of them offer streams to viewers who are not residing in the US.
If you do not live in the United States of America then you can’t use these services to watch NCAA March Madness.
If you ignore what we have mentioned in the above sentence and try to access the NCAA March Madness stream via these sites from abroad then these streaming sites will block you almost instantly.
More specifically, when you try to access any of the above-mentioned channels’ streams you will get slapped with a geo-error message.
The message will appear on your screen stating that you cannot view the content that you are trying to view for the simple reason that it is not available in your location.
Of course, as always, you can get rid of all such problems with the help of a simple tool called VPN.
A VPN stands for Virtual Private Network.
We will talk more about the other benefits of using a VPN service aside from unblocking streams.
For now, you should know that tools such as VPN services have made a name for themselves by enabling users to circumvent any and all regional restrictions which services impose on people of certain regions.
Not only that, if you have properly set up your VPN service then you can pretty much stream content from any and all American channels that have signed up for rights to broadcast the NCAA March Madness finals on the 8th of April 2019.
Let’s talk a bit more about how you should go about watching NCAA March Madness finals in the coming days.
How to watch NCAA March Madness finals online and live
The first thing we need you to know about is the official NCAA March madness live application.
For all practical purposes, you should consider this app as the definitive and comprehensive mobile source for anything and everything related to college basketball in any part of the country and especially this time of a given year.
People who have the means to log into this app with the help of their television service provider’s credentials can potentially gain access to a ton of other free streams of different games.
One of those games will definitely include the finals of the prestigious NCAA March Madness this year.
Of course, the app does a lot of other things as well.
It assists users to closely track each and every college basketball match throughout the whole duration of the very-exciting finals of the NCAA season.
People who do not have an interest in technology and do not want to learn about it should definitely use this app since it provides a pretty smooth interface.
Our research shows that most of you lot should find the design as easy to understand and navigate through.
Now, to further add cherry on the cake, basketball fans who do not have the option of watching two basketball games all at the same time just because their preferred basketball team has found itself in a match-up can take advantage of the app’s feature which allows them to check the detailed scores of any other ongoing basketball games.
The application also allows users to quickly flip between different matches.
We have already mentioned the fact that in order to watch NCAA March Madness online and live you will first have to make sure that you have access to a valid cable subscription.
Once you have managed to have that on you then you should have no problems in streaming each and every NCAA March Madness match that will get broadcast.
Most of the times, you will be able to stream NCAA March Madness content on devices such as,
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular cable service providers that you should subscribe to if you want to make sure that you are able to stream NCAA March Madness online and live.
- Verizon FiOS
- AT&T U-verse
How to unblock NCAA March Madness in the US live and online
As indicated before as well, any of the streaming services that we have mentioned in the beginning of this guide are not available to anyone living outside the US.
In order to stream content outside the US, you will have to follow the steps that we have mentioned below.
And while doing that, make sure that you follow them as they are mentioned.
- First, you need to sign up for a reliable VPN service.
By reliable, we mean that a VPN service that has a good reputation and good features.
But since you want to sign up for a VPN because you want to watch NCAA March Madness outside the US, you need to sign up for a VPN that has fast servers located in various locations within the United States.
The VPN industry has finally matured to a point where it offers you a good number of VPN services for almost any task.
And while we would love to mention a single best VPN for NCAA March Madness, the fact is that there is none.
However, what we can do is to let you in on the best VPN services that the industry has to offer today.
Then after reading a bit about each, you can make up your own mind on which one would satisfy your requirements more comprehensively and economically.
Click here to read about the best VPN service providers in the world right now.
- Now, we will assume here that you have signed up for a decent VPN service provider.
What you need to do now is to go to the official website of the VPN service provider that you have signed up for.
Then you need to create an account there if you have not done so already while purchasing their service.
Good VPN service providers always provide a money-back guarantee to their users so that if something goes wrong or if they simply do not like the service, they can ask for their money back.
The best VPN service providers offer users close to a 30 day period within which the customer can ask for his/her money back and get a full refund with no questions asked.
What we also want you to understand is that, if you sign up for a VPN service that offers a money-back guarantee (and a long one) then you aren’t really taking any risks with your purchase since you can get all of your money back even if you have used the VPN service for 29 days from the date of your purchase.
- The next step is to go to the official website of the VPN service (if you are not there already) and then select a VPN app for your streaming device.
We recommend that you should download the VPN app that is dedicated to your platform rather than a generic one.
Click the button that allows you to download the VPN app for your device and then download it to your device in a place that you can remember easily.
If you download the app for your Android or iOS device then you will probably be doing it from the official Google Play Store platform or Apple App Store.
In such a case, you don’t have to worry about remembering the place where you download your file because your mobile device will take care of all of that for you.
All you will need to do in the case of a mobile device is simply find it on the appropriate app store.
- In any case, after you have finished the downloading process, you need to install the VPN app on your machine.
Again, if you are on the mobile platform then you are probably running your device on either Android or iOS and for such platforms, you really do not have a choice of the place where you download your apps from since these devices generally only work with Google Play Store and App Store respectively.
Once you have downloaded and installed the VPN app, you need to run the app and then sign in with the help of your new VPN credentials.
Your VPN service provider should have either emailed you all the details regarding your login or should have made your input them at the time you were purchasing the packages.
- So, launch the application after you have finished completing step 4.
After that, you should launch the VPN application and then from the main menu of the app go to the page that allows you to see the VPN server list.
From here, you need to pick a VPN server that is actually located in the United States.
If you do not do that and connect to a VPN server randomly then you won’t be able to watch NCAA March Madness finals.
So make sure that the VPN server that you select is actually located in the US and not anywhere else.
- When your VPN app shows you the green light in the sense that it has formed a connection with the VPN server that you selected, you should see a pop up informing you so.
Then we want you to open up the official NCAA March Madness Live application on your streaming device.
- Then all you need to do is to start watching whatever game you feel like watching and from any country in the world.
Again, we would remind you that there is no single best VPN for NCAA March Madness that works for everyone.
Since each consumer is an individual, different VPN services are suitable for different kinds of consumers.
Some of the big names in the industry are no doubt ExpressVPN, IPVanish, NordVPN, and StrongVPN, but all of these are unique in their own ways.
All of elite VPN service providers offer users VPN servers numbering in the thousands.
They also offer these numbers in a good number of countries.
Some of the other benefits of using a VPN service included security and anonymity.
Whenever you connect to a VPN service to access the wider world of the online universe, you are actually not only securing your connection but also your device from all the nasty kinds of cyber attacks that rely on knowing the victim’s IP addresses.
Of course, no single piece of software is going to protect you from any and all cyber attacks.
But if you are an average joe in terms of internet usage (that is, you are not Edward Snowden, Putin or Julian Assange) then a VPN has you covered on all fronts.
As mentioned just now, use a VPN service to get security and anonymity.
But also exercise common sense while surfing the world of the internet.
Almost all public WiFi networks are unsafe.
So sign up for a good VPN service to not only secure your device but also watch NCAA March Madness live and online from abroad.
Click here to read more about the best VPN service providers in the world that can assist you in your search.
How can you stream the NCAA March Madness National Championship final on Sling TV live and online in 2019?
Well, we have already mentioned the fact that Sling TV has evolved itself to become one of the best streaming service options for cord cutters.
It is probably the easiest way for anyone to keep up with everything that NCAA March Madness has to offer.
With Sling TV, you actually have a total of three subscription packages to sign up for.
Sling TV is different from other streaming services in the sense that the three packages that it offers really are different from each other.
Some streaming services have the habit of offering the exact same service in the form of different packages for a slightly different price and subscription period.
At the time of writing this guide, Sling TV offered users a different set of high-quality channels with each package.
Users get access to a different number of channels based on which package they have subscribed for.
Apart from that, you should also know that Sling TV allows users to add extra content and channels for just $5 a month in most cases.
When users do subscribe to these extras, they also gain access to various different bundles.
Each of the bundles comes packed with,
- Premium channels
- Other content
As for compatibility options, our research shows that Sling TV supports a real plethora of different platforms.
Some of the platforms that Sling TV supports are as follows,
- Xbox One
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- Amazon Fire TV
- A number of Smart TV sets
As for the cost of actual packages that Sling TV offers to all users, they go something like this,
- Sling Orange for just $25 per month.
This package enables users to stream all the channels that it offers on a single internet-enabled device.
- Sling Blue for just $25 per month.
This is the tier that allows users to stream Sling TV content on a total of three devices at the same time.
- Sling Orange plus Blue for just $40 per month.
This is the package to sign up for if you want everything that the previous two packages offered in terms of channels and other service features.
Another thing you should know about Sling TV is that it offers users a mammoth 40 percent discount on all monthly prices for their first three months of Sling TV service.
That means you could sign up for Sling TV for a potential monthly cost of around $15 as far as Blue and Orange packages are concerned.
Our research shows that this is indeed a great deal for many customers who would like to watch sports events finals.
The other thing you should keep in mind is that you probably have less than a week to make a decision about whether or not you want to sign up for Sling TV.
And because of that, you can simply sign up for Sling TV and take advantage of the 7-day free trial that it offers to all users.
If you play your cards right, you can watch NCAA March Madness for absolutely free.
Of course, if you do not want to sign up for the full Sling TV package then you can go with the $5.99 package which will allow you to join the online and live March Madness broadcast and various other sports.
With that said, do keep in mind that with the $5.99 per month package you will have to work up the patience to sit through a few CBS limited commercials.
If you can’t do that then you will have to find a way to conjure up $9.99 per month for the same package.
Again, we want to remind you that if you subscribe to Sling TV right now, you can take advantage of the service’s 7-day free trial.
In order words, take all the channels that you are interested in for a test drive.
Only after that should you commit to the service for a longer period of time.
Needless to say, the fact that you can have access to CBS All Access with Sling TV, that alone is enough to make the price well worth it.
As for CBS All Access compatibility, you can watch CBS All Access on internet-enabled devices such as,
- Amazon Fire TV
- PlayStation 4
- Apple TV
NCAA March Madness Finals
The semifinals will be decided on March 30th and March 31st.
You probably do not need us to tell you that the results of the Elite 8 rounds will comprehensively determine who will get to play the semi-finals.
Teams such as Texas Tech, Michigan, Florida State, and Gonzaga will battle it out to have the privilege of playing in the final.
And guess what?
That only takes care of the west regional finals.
For the south, you will have more teams competing such as Oregon, Virginia, Purdue and Tennessee.
As for the east regionals, you will have Virginia Tech, Duke, LSU and Michigan State.
Finally, the Midwest Regionals would see North Carolina taking Auburn and Houston taking on Kentucky.
Once all of these matches are done and dusted with, the tournament will move on to the semi-final stage.
The semifinals will take place on April 6th.
After that, with a 2-day rest period, the National Championship season would come to an end.