It is that time of the year again when basketball fans across the U.S. and beyond get to enjoy the sport’s biggest event of the year: March Madness. Tickets are likely already sold out, and only a few will get to attend the games live.
Those who will miss out can always revert to the next best thing: stream each match live as it goes down. If you feel lucky, you can also go a step further and bet on your favorite team.
Watching March Madness Live
CBS Sports and Turner Sports have retained exclusive rights to broadcast this season’s March Madness tournament. If you have cable TV, you can watch each game live on several of their channels, including CBS Sports, TBS, TNT, and truTV in the order below:
- Selection Sunday on CBS Sports on March 17
- First Four on truTV on March 19
- First & Second Rounds on CBS, TNT, TBS, and truTV from 21st to 24th March
- Regional Semi-finals& Finals on TBS and CBS from 28th to 31st March
- Final Four on CBS on April 6
- Championship on CBS on April 8
Fans who do not have access to cable TV, as well as those outside the U.S., can also watch each match live online via the following platforms:
YouTube TV has it all, including all the four channels broadcasting this season’s March Madness tournament. The platform will be airing all the matches live as they happen, and all you need to do is subscribe and enjoy.
Subscription will cost you $40 per month, and you get to enjoy the first 7 days for free. You can also record the matches to watch later.
Hulu will also be airing the tournament live as it offers access to all of the licensed channels. Like YouTube TV, you also get 50 hours’ worth of free DVR storage space where you can record the matches to watch later.
Hulu TV subscription will cost you $39.99 per month. You also get to enjoy a 7-days free trial period.
Get a VPN
Viewers outside the U.S. will need a virtual private network (VPN) to bypass the licensing limitations and watch the games live. Using a VPN, you can stream your favorite March Madness games live and access virtually all blocked data on the internet – all you have to do is choose the designated location, and you are good to go. Just ensure that you are connected to your VPN before opening the live streaming platforms.
Recommended Betting Sites
Sportsbooks are all set to enable you to wager on and profit off your favorite NCAA teams. There are so many betting platforms offering bets on March Madness that you will be spoilt for choice. We have taken the liberty of picking out two of the best and most trustworthy betting sites for you:
MyBookie will be offering wagers on every NCAA march this season. The site has fairly good odds and attractive packages. For instance, bettors get deposit bonuses of 50% on wagers up to $1,000. Debit and credit card deposits are also free, and pay-outs are fast. The site has highly responsive platforms for both desktop and mobile so that you can bet on the go. The platform also accepts a wide range of cryptocurrencies.
SportsBetting is a favorite among March Madness fans as it offers unique, mouth-watering bonuses specific to NCAA each season, and this season promises to be lucrative. The site also offers 50% bonuses on deposits up to $1,000, so you have more to work with. Credit and debit card deposits are also fast and free, and pay-outs are timely and guaranteed.
SportsBetting goes a step further to offer access to a wide range of betting markets and offers some of the friendliest odds. It also accepts Bitcoin and Litecoin cryptocurrencies.