Blog How to Watch the 2015 NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament Online from Anywhere
Alex Lloyd March 16, 2015

How to Watch the 2015 NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament Online from Anywhere

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The 2015 NCAA Basketball Championship tournament (better known as March Madness) kicks off tomorrow.

Do you have your bracket filled out yet? Will the Kentucky team go all the way to become the first team to complete the season undefeated since the Indiana Hoosiers did it in 1975-76? Which top seed teams will be the 1st to fall? Which 4 teams will make it to the Final Four?

If you don’t want to miss out on the action, read on to find out how you can follow the NCAA March Madness live online. We will show you how to bypass firewalls at your office, school, or any country that has geo-restriction.

Where to Watch March Madness Online

If you live in the US you can catch the games on CBSTBSTNT, and TruTV. As a cable or Dish subscriber you can stream the games from March Madness Live channel. You can even download the March Madness Live app to stream the games on your Android, iOS, or Windows mobile.

Alternatively you can watch March Madness using Sling TV service ($20/month) which will give you access to TBS and TNT broadcasts on your computer, phone or tablet.

How to Bypass Your Office’s or School’s Firewall

Is a team in your bracket playing during office hours? Chances are the IT team has probably taken actions to block you from streaming March Madness. You can use Hotspot Shield to bypass the firewall and connect to streaming sites via our US virtual location. Hotspot Shield’s servers in the U.S. will access the content on your behalf and transmit the content back to your device. Since Hotspot Shield encrypts the content, the firewall won’t be able to detect the type of content transmitted to your device and will not block it.

How to Overcome Geo-restrictions

Although the NCAA March Madness is one of the most popular sporting events, the games are only available to viewers in the USA. This means that if you are staying abroad, you will be blocked due to the geo-restrictions imposed by the TV service providers.

The TV service providers can detect your location by the IP address of the device you are using to connect to the Internet. So, if you don’t have a U.S. IP address, you will get blocked! The good news is that by using Hotspot Shield, it can help you bypass these geo-restrictions.

Using Hotspot Shield to watch the March Madness games from Anywhere

Hotspot Shield gives you a virtual U.S. IP address, which will enable you to watch the games without running into location based restrictions or firewall.

Added bonus: If you happen to be streaming the games on a public WiFi hotspot, Hotspot Shield will also protect and secure your device, preventing hackers from stealing any sensitive information you keep on your laptop or mobile.

Hotspot Shield has support for multiple devices and platforms so you can unblock your favorite content on your Mac laptop, Windows PC, Android tablet, or iOS smartphone.

Below are the step-by-step instructions on how to watch the March Madness games via Hotspot Shield:

1. Click on the below button to download Hotspot Shield on your device.

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2. Once it’s installed and turned on, you may upgrade to Hotspot Shield Elite for faster speed and for an ads-free viewing experience. Be sure to select the U.S. as your virtual location. With one Elite license, you will be able to protect up to 5 devices (iOS, Android, Mac and/or Windows).

3. Connect to the streaming site, and enjoy watching the games!

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About Alex Lloyd

Alex Lloyd heads AnchorFree's content department. Before joining the team, he was a former professional race car driver—competing in the Indianapolis 500 four times—and has spent the past decade writing content for major publications such as Yahoo and CNN.

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