College Basketball’s pinnacle returns for the 81st time as the countdown for NCAA’s March Madness 2019 gets underway. Scheduled to begin on 19th March 2019, the March Madness 2019 will follow the same format as last year and will have 68 teams competing for the title. 32 of these 68 contenders will enter the tournament on the back of winning their respective conferences while the remaining 36 will be picked “at-large” by NCAA basis many criteria. Minnesota’s dashing U.S. Bank Stadium will host the Final Four and the Championship game to become the fortieth stadium to host the tournament’s final. Interestingly, it will be for the first time since 1970 that a new stadium will host the Final of March Madness. There are many more firsts this time around, and many more records are set to be re-written when the action gets underway on the court.
The tournament has gained an immense following over time and has become one of America’s most popular annual sporting events. The popularity has grown enough to make it one fan favorite for basketball lovers all across the globe. Just like every year, the official broadcast for March Madness 2019 via CBS and TBS will also be restricted to viewers residing in the United States only. Viewers from around the globe will not have any official broadcaster unless one of CBS or TBS or maybe both decide to share the broadcasting rights with some company in your country. With that possibility ruled out for this season, it is high time for basketball fans willing to watch March Madness 2019 to look up for an alternate. VPNs, as they have been for every other sporting event, will be helpful for watching March Madness 2019 as well. Here is the complete step by step guide followed by a few top options for you to pick from.
How To Set Up A VPN?
VPNs, though they look all dark, are easy to use. Here are the five simple steps you need to follow to set up a VPN of your choice on your device.
- Step 1: Download and install the VPN app that you’ve selected and want to use.
- Step 2: Sign up for it using your credentials once you’re done installing it.
- Step 3: Select one of the available packages that might be monthly, bi-monthly, half yearly, or yearly and make the payment.
- Step 4: Open the setup and turn on location masking. (Not needed in a few VPNs)
- Step 5: In the setup, select a server of your choice that allows you access to any of the channels that will broadcast March Madness 2019 and then sit back and enjoy.
Top 5 VPNs To Watch March Madness 2019
Now, the VPN Market has become massive with tons and tons of VPN Service Providers out there trying to pull users by giving lucrative offers and features. Of that very long list, here are five top names you could use for enjoying March Madness 2019.
The undisputed king of the VPN Market rated the top VPN Service Provider by many websites, ExpressVPN is probably the best option available for all you March Madness fans outside of the United States. Two thousand servers spread across 90 countries is something no other service provider has been able to match so far. They’ll charge you a minimum of $8.32/month, slightly more than the other, for their highly rated security, quality, and connectivity. They’ve got enough servers in the US for you to pick from and enjoy March Madness 2019.
Four years is all that CyberGhost has taken to become one of VPN Market giants. Fifty-nine countries, 80 locations, 2960 servers give you a fair idea of your connection not dropping by any chance when you’re using CyberGhost. Features pretty much remain the same as most of the other top names and come at an astonishingly low price tag of just $2.75/month.
IPVanish has been quite a pick for every sports user over the years owing to its 850 servers spread across an impressive 63 countries. It has got some exceptional security features and connecting speeds to keep you on the move for enjoying March Madness 2019 on your favorite device without encountering many difficulties. It comes with a price tag of minimum $4.54/month and gives mere seven-day money back guarantee.
When it comes to having access to US-only content, OverPlay becomes a default top option to pick. It has a mere 150 servers located across 48 countries, but the fact that most of them are based in the United States make it a valid option. It will cost you around $6.25/month for streaming March Madness 2019, and the added SmartDNS option make the price tag completely worth it.
Private Internet Access
When it comes to the number of networks, PIA has reached an all new level. With 3282 servers across 47 locations in 30 countries, it has become by far the strongest VPN network. The best thing about PIA is their easy to use UI and setup mechanism. Security is their top priority as they ensure you remain encrypted even if your VPN server goes down for some reason. All this comes for just as low as $2.5/month.
You can also use VPN to setup Kodi – We have a full guide for Kodi to watch March Madness here.
We hope this VPN guide helps all the basketball fans based outside the United States to enjoy their favorite college basketball action from March Madness 2019. In case of further assistance, drop a comment, and we’ll get you sorted.