What are the best ways to watch 2019 March Madness?

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    #1fuboTV

    fuboTV

    FuboTV is an American over-the-top internet TV service with the best streams of world soccer, American sports, motorsports & more without long-term contracts. It offers a 7-day free trial and also has a platform for Android and iOS devices.

    Websites

    $54.99- Varies by plan

    Eugene Davidson
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "For a sportsman like me fuboTV has been my go-to website to watch any sports. Thankfully it is one of the ways i can watch the 2019 March Madness since i dont even have CBS and TNT on my channel. "
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    #2CBS

    CBS

    CBS or Columbia Broadcasting System is an American broadcast television network. It was founded by Arthur Judson on September 18, 1927, and first aired on January 18, 1929. It features popular tv shows like The Late Late Show with James Corden.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Moisés Valdez
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "So this year CBS will broadcast the NCAA March Madness live from the first rounds to the championship game. TBH i was relieve that i don't have to pay for another streaming service/cable provider just to watch the March Madness. "
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    #3ESPN+

    ESPN+

    ESPN+ is a video streaming subscription service that provides live sports coverages for MLB, NBA, NFL, MLS, NHL, PGA TOUR, Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open, and many others. It also features award-winning ESPN original shows. 

    Websites

    $4.99- Free trial available

    Bryan Stone
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "Ever since i was a kid my dad has been an avid fan of NCAA basketball. He even tells me that the only reason we got a cable subscription is because of the ESPN and now we have ESPN+ to watch the March Madness live from the first four to the championship which will be on CBS if i am not mistaken. "

WHAT’S THE MEANING?

March Madness is the annual National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament. It runs from the second week of March until the first week of April. The term was first used by Henry V. Porter and was later popularized by CBS broadcaster Brent Musburger in 1982.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know the NCAA is protective over its March Madness trademark? It polices the unauthorized use of its trademarked term for promotional purposes. Moreover, the NCAA owns every major marketing term associated with the NCAA tournament. Sure, they do not have the trademark on the term "March Madness," but they own most of the rights of other major phrases. These phrases include Elite Eight, NCAA Sweet Sixteen, March Mayhem, and The Big Dance. Use of these phrases to promote an event would invite the risk of a cease and desist letter.

Aside from that, March Madness is also a big business both on and off the court. It has been generating more money than what you can even imagine. It has also turned millions of Americans into illegal gamblers. People would clamor to know March Madness predictions ahead of the tournament to wager illegally. There are even corporate losses on businesses due to unproductive workers. In other words, this NCAA college basketball tournament is more than just an NCAA men’s basketball tournament. 

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    #4NCAA March Madness Live

    NCAA March Madness Live

    NCAA March Madness is the official mobile application of NCAA where you will be able to watch live games and highlights, track live scores, set alerts, follow the brackets and learn everything you need to know about the teams. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Ralph Lane
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "Whenever my friends ask me how to watch March Madness without cable. I always answer them that i watch the matches on the NCAA March Madness Live app. With this app i can watch it anywhere as long as i have a decent internet connection. "
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    #5Hulu

    Hulu

    Hulu is a video-on-demand service offering a huge catalog of exclusive programs, Hulu originals, and many more. It launched its live television streaming service in 2017, but currently, it is only available in the United States and Japan.

    Websites

    $5.99- Varies by plan

    Jacqueline Jacobs
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "FYI Hulu is is streaming platform where you can watch March Madness live. If you dont know March Madness matchess will be aired on CBS Sports, TNT, TBS and TruTV [unfortunately i dont have those channels since we don't have cable :((( ] but YAY for HULU! I can watch the matches live thru Hulu as it has those channels. "
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    #6Youtube TV

    Youtube TV

    YouTube TV is an online platform that streams more than 60 live and on-demand channels. It supports a limitless Cloud-based DVR of videos and works on most devices across all platforms.

    Websites

    $49.99- /month

    Rodrigo Montiel
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "Thanks to my girlfriend's Youtube TV subscription i can watch all the stages of March Madness live without paying (Well she's actually paying for the subscription lol) I'm rooting for my alma mater Duke!!!!!"
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    #7Sling TV

    Sling TV

    Sling TV is the most popular service for TV channels online because of its high-quality content and reliability. Plus, it supports Xbox, Roku, Smart TVs, desktop; iPhones. It also provides sports like NBA and much more.

    Websites

    $15- 1 month

    Carl Hayes
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "Getting a Sling TV subscription is the best decision that i have ever made. Through this i am able to watch sports events, movies and tv series. The best part is that i can watch watch March Madness too. "
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    #8Sony PlayStation Vue

    Sony PlayStation Vue

    Sony PlayStation Vue is a live streaming TV service where you can watch and enjoy sports, news, movies, TV shows, premium channels and more. Although the service is paid, it also offers a free trial to the users.

    Websites

    $50- Varies by plan

    Rebecca Bennett
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "Never thought that i would be grateful that my boyfriend owns a PlayStation Vue because through this i discovered that i can watch the NCAA March Madness live. Yes i am noob like that. And can you believe it that you can also record matches to watch replays. Isn't that amazing?"
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    #9DirecTV Now

    DirecTV Now

    DirecTV Now, which is now called AT&T TV Now, is an online streaming service owned by telecom company AT&T in 2016. Through this streaming service, users will be able to enjoy live news, sports, events, and shows as they happen. 

    Websites

    $50- Varies by plan

    Benjamin Matthews
    Written on February 14, 2019
    "i didn't know that i would be able to watch March Madness live thanks to the DirecTV Now. My subscription to this has been worth it! I haven't encountered any issue yet eh. "
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    #10Turner Sports

    Turner Sports

    Turner Sports is a division of the Turner Broadcasting System which does sports broadcasts. It operates the digital media outlets of NCAA, NBA, PGATour, and PGA. It also operates the NBA TV. 

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Emma Barnett
    Written on February 14, 2019
    "Uhmmm i am not really sure that you can watch march madness live on Turner Sports but well i know it operates the NCAA website. "

Summary

Best What are the best ways to watch 2019 March Madness
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1fuboTVWebsites 22 Paid
2CBSWebsites 12 Free
3ESPN+Websites 11 Paid
4NCAA March Madness LiveApps 3 Free
5HuluWebsites 1 Paid
6Youtube TVWebsites 1 Paid
7Sling TVWebsites 0 Paid
8Sony PlayStation VueWebsites -1 Paid
9DirecTV NowWebsites -2 Paid
10Turner SportsWebsites -4 Paid
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