Your A-to-Z guide to catching the heat of March Madness 2017 using a VPN

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The 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is just around the corner and it continues to be streamed online for countrywide and worldwide coverage. It starts on the 14th of March and goes on till the finals on the 3rd of April; all 67 of the games are being broadcasted online.  The broadcasting right are held by CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV. But if you happen to be outside the US at the time, or if you are an avid fan living outside of the US, watching the NCAA can be tricky.

As a NCAA fan you don’t want to miss watching last year’s national champions, Villanova vying for a repeat and a third overall championship. Although we know that to do so they will have to navigate through some of the 67 other challenging teams first! The speculations suggest that the  contenders to Villanova’s hopeful “throne” and hat-trick victory will include basketball powerhouses like Kansas, UCLA, and Gonzaga.

This is additionally exciting because the tournament will serve as a precursor to the inevitable picking of players for the upcoming 2017 NBA draft. This prequel to the NBA 2017 is not to be missed at any cost. Some of the talented players who are hoping to make an impression on the NBA scouts who will be attending some of the league games during the tournament are Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Jackson.The budding superstars along with many other NBA hopefuls will be competing for the chance to make it to the Final Four. The National Championship will finally be taking place on the 3rd of April on in Glendale, Arizona.

It is tricky, but not impossible. And, definitely not difficult. The best and the only viable solution here is a Virtual Private Network (VPN). You can watch the March Madness of 2017 from anywhere in the world. There are number of ways of watching the March Madness for free while you are in the country. But if you’re not in the US then you can use a VPN to access these free methods of watching the NCAA. Here we will elaborate on both – getting a VPN connection and watching the March Madness free of cost.

To get access to a VPN, you have to select on that is an established brand. This is important as older, more verified VPNs run lesser risks of data harvesting, or virus infections, or bad and slow connection. A VPN will modify your IP address and make the ISP think that you are in the USA, enabling you to access the websites to watch NCAA on. One of the recommended and cheapest VPNs available is LimeVPN – www.limevpn.com

Here is a step-by-step guide to install the VPN before you get to watch the NCAA. It’s a hassle-free and fast process –

  1. Go to the LimeVPN website and sign up for the VPN connection. You can choose the basic account version, but in case you want to share it with your friends and acquaintances then LimeVPN Pro account is more economical.
  2. Download the Windows or Mac software from the “Download LimeVPN Apps” area of the LimeVPN website.
  3. Install the software, run it and log in when asked for authentication details.
  4. When asked to select location, you can choose any VPN server in USA. Click here for a list of VPN Servers in USA. This will enable you to access the internet like you were in the USA.
  5. Connect to the internet and continue session normally.

 

Now that we have safely breached into the US internet space and are currently using the internet as though we were geographically located there, let’s see what are the ways in which you can use your newly acquired access to watch the March Madness.

As you might have guessed, the best way to watch March Madness online via VPN is through the official NCAA March Madness website. The viewing options and the app is only available for US residents, which shouldn’t be a problem with the VPN. Limevpn app is available for PC ,for Android you can use OpenVPN  & for IOS you can use L2TP VPN . Normally you would need to have a cable subscription to access live streams. With the VPN this option is completely viable and also free.

The second option available to March Madness enthusiasts is Sling TV. It is a streaming service that is rapidly becoming the go-to choice for cord-cutters looking to shed a pricey cable subscription. In the US, with a Sling TV subscription you get access to CBS, TBS, and TNT. Since all three of those are the official broadcasters of the NCAA, it is possible for users to watch it on Sling TV. SlingTV is only available in the USA at the moment, but that is not a hassle with LimeVPN. However, Sling TV plans start at $20 a month, which is a price to pay on top of the VPN subscription just purchased. But Sling TV also provides a seven day free trial period. So for some who would like to check out the Sling TV experience, this is an opportunity to use it while enjoying the March Madness. After the seven day period, there still are the other two options that become completely free using LimeVPN.

The third option for watching March Madness online using LimeVPN for free is using the Kodi Box. This is a risky option. Beware that Kodi Box is currently not a favorite with the authorities, who are willing to prosecute over the questionable legality of streaming copyrighted content through Kodi. Though LimeVPN doesn’t condone the use of an illegal streaming site, it does make it safer for the user. You are practically untraceable. This comes with a bonus of having the opportunity to open up the geographically restricted content on Kodi.

Now you are equipped with the complete knowledge of watching the March Madness while not in the US. Sign up for the best plan at LimeVPN and choose the easiest hassle-free viewing option on the internet and get on with the games!

 

 

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