How to live stream NCAA March Madness 2018 online

Published: Mar 17, 2018

Are you wondering how to watch March Madness free online? Looking for free college basketball streaming options?

Use ExpressVPN to stream the NCAA tournament in HD. From the Sweet Sixteen and the Elite Eight to the Final Four and the NCAA National Championship.

Catch it all with ExpressVPN!

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Watch March Madness Outside of the US

… or inside, for that matter. Select an option below and get FREE streams!

Official March Madness free streams

Free March Madness Mobile streams

Free NCAA Basketball streams on other channels

Psst! Check out ExpressVPN’s strategy to watch every game FREE

Step-by-step guide to watching March Madness 2018

The NCAA has partnered with CBS and Turner Sports (through 2032) for March Madness streams. Of the 67 available games this year, 43 will be shown on Turner, while the remaining 24 will be available through CBS.

Stream CBS games on the March Madness live Website (FREE)

You can catch all of the CBS games FREE on the official March Madness Live website.

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server in the USA. Pro tip: For Windows and Mac app users, use the Speed Test to find the fastest U.S. servers.
  3. Visit 
  4. Enjoy the games!

How to watch March Madness streams on mobile (FREE)

Watching on the go? Get the NCAA March Madness Live app and don’t miss a moment!

The app gives you 3 hours of free Turner-carried games.

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. ExpressVPN server
  3. Get the iOS NCAA March Madness Live app or the Android NCAA March Madness Live app
  4. Tune in to the live stream!

Watch March Madness live streams on YouTube TV (Free trial)

YouTube TV carries Turner’s sports programming, so be sure to use the service’s free trial to watch March Madness!

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. ExpressVPN server
  3. Head to YouTube TV and use the free trial
  4. You’re all set!

Stream March Madness live on PlayStation Vue (Free trial)

Looking for another free option? Use the free trial from PlayStation Vue and get 5 days of free streams!

  1. Download ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server in the USA
  3. Go to PlayStation Vue and select a plan that offers a free trial
  4. Enjoy!

Watch NCAA March Madness on Sling TV (Free trial)

Still want another week of free streams? Give Sling TV a try!

  1. Get ExpressVPN on your devices
  2. Connect to a U.S. ExpressVPN server
  3. Go to Sling TV and use the free trial
  4. Kick back and tune in!

Infographic: How to live stream 2018 March Madness

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NCAA March Madness schedule: When are NCAA tournament games?

Second round: March 17-18

Sweet 16: March 22-23

Elite Eight: March 24-25

Final Four: March 31

National championship: April 2

Get your printable March Madness Bracket

Ready to fill in your brackets and predict the next hoops national champion? Download and print out the official CBS March Madness bracket!

March Madness streams: Frequently Asked Questions

How can I watch every March Madness game free?

It’s possible, but you’ll have to play it smart.

  1. Check out the NCAA TV Broadcast Schedule (Select “Men’s Basketball” and “Division 1”).
  2. If the game is shown on CBS, use the official free web stream or mobile stream.
  3. If the game is shown on a Turner channel, use the mobile stream (no TV subscription needed for first 3 hours of Turner-carried games) and the free trial options.
  4. If you need further options, check sites like Reddit for on-the-day streams.

I have trouble streaming March Madness with ExpressVPN

No need to call a time-out! If you have any questions, including picking the best servers for streaming, the ExpressVPN Support team is available 24/7 to help you!

Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

Who will make the Final Four?

Where were you when the greatest upset in NCAA Tourney history occurred? By defeating the top-seeded Virginia Cavaliers, the UMBC Retrievers became the first 16th seed to ever beat a no. 1 seed! Can this Cinderella story go all the way?

Elsewhere, top teams like Arizona and Oklahoma also found themselves going home early. KansasDukeOhio State, and Gonzaga all progress, but they (and all other contenders) will be on warning now.

When/where will the next upset happen? Share your predictions below!

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    1. Hi Adam,

      It is possible there may be some minor loss of speed when connected to servers that are far from your location. However, ExpressVPN is constantly optimizing server speeds and you can use the speed test function to see which servers are best for your location!

  1. i am about to buy express vpn to watch march madness tonight. once I have the app on my macbook pro, how do I find the games?

  2. I’m in BA Argentina and dying to watch the NCAA tournament; the DSL connection in the apartment is poor and there are no sports bars that can get the games. Do you have service here?

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