Use a VPN to watch NCAA March Madness 2017 live

Published: Mar 8, 2016

Last Updated: Apr 5, 2017 @ 9:42 am

It’s the best time of the year for college basketball fans! The 2017 NCAA men’s March Madness basketball tournament is now underway, and this season may be the most exciting edition yet!

From the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight through to the Final Four, the games have been a bracket-busting thrill ride. Finally, the field is set for the national championship game between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the North Carolina Tar Heels!

If you want to catch all the action, all you need is a VPN and this trusty guide.

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How a VPN works for streaming

A VPN stands for virtual private network. When you connect to a VPN server location, you take on another IP address. You’re instantly able to secure your network and able to browse the web without limits.

On top of that, ExpressVPN adds an additional layer of security with minimal speed loss.

With a VPN, you can stream every March Madness game in all its glory with an added level of privacy and security.

Don’t miss Gonzaga vs. North Carolina in the National Championship!

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Step-by-step guide to watching March Madness 2017

No college basketball fan wants to miss out on the action just because they don’t know how to stream the games. Luckily, there’s an easy way to dribble past sketchy streaming sites and beat the buzzer with a VPN!

March Madness is one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year, and while there are a few different broadcasters this year, you can catch all the games in the same place.

Catch each and every March Madness game online

College basketball fans are extremely lucky because the NCAA has partnered with CBS and Turner Sports (through 2032!) to make it easier than ever to stream each and every game online. To stream them with a VPN just:

  1. Sign up for an ExpressVPN account and install the app on whichever device you want to watch March Madness on.
  2. Use the app to connect to an ExpressVPN server in the USA. Pro tip: For Windows and Mac app users, use the Speed Test to find the fastest US servers.
  3. Visit to watch the game live online.
  4. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the games!

Note that this year Apple users will be able to watch two games side-by-side with the March Madness Live app!

Instructions are the same as above, just sign up for your ExpressVPN account, download the app, connect to a U.S. server, and enjoy!

The NCAA’s March Madness schedule

Matches begin on March 14th and will last until April 3th. When’s the national championship happening? Check out the schedule below!

National Championship Game Monday, April 3

Game Date Time (ET) Network
Gonzaga vs. North Carolina April 3 9:00 p.m. CBS


For an updated list of dates, times, and teams competing, check here.

Who will be crowned king?

After weeks of exciting games and countless busted brackets, the Gonzaga Bulldogs took on the North Carolina Tar Heels for all the marbles.

While both teams showed grit and plenty of talent, it was the Tar Heels that triumphed in a 71-65 thriller. Are you picking North Carolina to repeat next year? Sound off in the comments below!

And if you want to make sure you don’t miss a dunk, get your VPN set up today!

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10 thoughts on “March Madness

    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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