Get your parentheses ready for marsgarnity 2019 finally here.
NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament or March Madness as it is more well known is a 68-college tournament that starts on Sunday March 17 with the exhibition exhibition and lasts until the landmark game on Monday, April 8th. With TechRadar's handy guide you can make sure you get a marsh live stream from anywhere in the world.
Mars Madness – When and where
Mars Madness lasts for three weeks from mid-March to early April.
The tournament starts with the selection Sunday on March 17 at 18.00 ET (3pm PT, 11pm GMT) where we find out which teams are playing, their seeds and the match lineups in the knockout bracket. The exhibition will be broadcast live from CBS Studios in New York.
From there, the first four games will take place on March 1
Villanova won last year's national championship and currently Duke, Tennessee, Virginia and Gonzaga are the best seeds of the year. We will not find out how the rest of the 68 teams stack up until Sunday when we will get a better idea of how this year's tournament will play out.
While we still don't have the hands of this year's stronghold, some notable players are watching Duke's Zion Williamson, who is expected to be number one in this year's NBA draft, Murray State's Ja Morant, North Carolina & Coby White, Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver and Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura.
Whether you're a student trying to watch your college team play, an alumni rooting for your alma mater or just a fan of the basketball game, we'll show you how to live stream March Madness 2019 online anywhere in world.
How to look at March Madness 2019 from your country
If you live in the United States and want to know how to catch all the games, keep rolling and we'll tell you about your best 2019 March Madness live stream and viewing options – we've looked in other countries like the UK, but this is not surprisingly available in most other regions.
But if you can't watch because you are not in your home country and so your c overlay is geoblocked then we can suggest a smart option (and no, it does not mean finding some dubious food on Reddit). Use a VPN or Virtual Private Network – you can change the IP address of one in another country or country that has the power so you can stream March Madness 2019 from anywhere in the world. The process is very simple …
We have tested all major VPN services and we rank ExpressVPN as the absolute best. It is compatible with all your devices, supports most streaming services and ranks among the fastest. You can even install it on devices like an Amazon Fire TV stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation. So for a single store you can't go wrong with Express – but there are also great VPN options out there:
1. ExpressVPN: the best all-round VPN for streaming, comes with 30 day trial and then 3 months FREE with an annual plan. We really admire ExpressVPN's speed, safety and ease of use – a great plan.
2nd IPVanish: supports up to 10 units, so good on the go
3. NordVPN: SmartPlay tech makes NordVPN a good and affordable choice for streaming
From there you simply open the VPN app, dial "select location" and choose the appropriate location – it is super easy to do. Choose your country you know shows a Live Madness Live Stream and watch as if you were at home.
Watching March Madness 2019 in USA
If you live in the United States and want to watch all 67 games in the NCAA tournament, then you are lucky because there are many ways to look.
While you can watch the games on TV, you can also do so from NCAA's own March Madness Live app. The app and the included website will show all 67 tournament games with a 3-hour free preview that lets you watch games flying on TBS, TNT and truTV. But when the time limit is up, you must log in using reference data from your cable provider. One thing to note is that all games displayed on CBS, which are free over the air, do not count towards the 3-hour limit.
If you have a cable subscription and prefer to watch Mars Madness on your TV, truTV will show all games in the first four, CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV will show first and second rounds, CBS and TBS will show regional semifinals and finals and CBS will show Final Four and the national championship.
Don't want to pay for a premium cable subscription to watch Mars Madness? Don't worry because there are a number of streaming services that give you access to CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV. To make it easier for you, we have listed some of our favorite options below.
And don't forget about our practical little VPN trick if you are outside the US when you try to look
Your opportunities to live stream Mars Madness 2019 online
A streaming service that is worth considering to watch this year's tournament is Sling TV. The company is currently running a campaign where new users can get a 40% discount on their Sling Orange and Sling Blue packages during the first three months. Basically it means you can watch March Madness 2019 on Sling TV for as little as $ 15 a month during the tournament. Don't you want Sling? Then these other options are worth a look as well.
PlayStation Vue $ 44.99 per month – PlayStation Vue's Basic Access Package offers over 45 channels including ABC, TNT, ESPN and ESPN2. A 5-day attempt at Playstation Vue is also available to help you get started.
DIRECTV NOW $ 50 per month – DIRECTV NOW gives users all the channels needed to watch the NBA and lots of other sporting events. Use DIRECTV NOW's 7-day test 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.
Mars Madness: What is it and how does it work?
We cannot imagine that you will have landed on this page unless you already know the answer to these questions. But just about …
For three weeks, college basketball teams from across the US will play 67 games in total to determine which team will be champion match. The tradition goes all the way back to 1939 when only eight teams participated in the competition.
Mars Madness begins with selection Sunday where 32 teams will receive automatic entry as a result of winning their respective conferences and the remaining teams will be selected by a selection committee. In addition to learning which teams will be played in the tournament, Sunday will also be the first day that the console will be officially released to the public. The eight teams are divided into four regions and are then seeded from one to 16 with the top layer of each region serving the top seed.
The NCAA tournament then enters the first round where the number one seed will face law 16 and the rest of the law will be matched with low seed beats against high seed beats. During the second week, the remaining teams will move on to Sweet Sixteen and then Elite Eight. Each region's winner then goes to Final Four during the third and final week of the tournament where they will compete for a place in the national championship to see who will be this year's winner.