We wait all year for March Madness and then, before you know it, we’re down to the Final Four. And the first of the two games coming from Minneapolis is the number one ranked team Virginia going up against Auburn of Alabama. The great news is that watching March Madness is really easy from a number of outlets, and we can tell you how to get a Virginia vs Auburn live stream regardless of where in the world you are.
Virginia vs Auburn in the Final Four – where and when
March Madness 2019’s Final Four is coming from the U.S. Bank Stadium in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The action is due to start at 5.09pm local time (so just after 5pm ET, 2pm PT) on Saturday, April 6 and will be immediately followed by the second Final Four game.
With that number one ranking, there’s no doubt that Virginia go in to this Final Four game – their first for over 30 years – as favorites. Virginia’s buzzer-beating win against Purdue in the Elite Eight was too narrow a win by far, and they’ll be hoping for a more comfortable passage to the Championship game here. Can the likes of Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome and De’Andre Hunter fire them there?
But Auburn are pretty hot themselves right now, boasting an impressive winning streak and some three-point shooting that’s hard to match. Just one problem…star man Chuma Okeke is still missing through injury. Can Auburn overcome his absence and reach its first ever Championship game?
It doesn’t matter who or where you are, as TechRadar has your guide to getting a Viginia vs Auburn March Madness live stream from absolutely anywhere. The only thing you have to worry about is the snacks!
How to live stream Virginia vs Auburn from outside your country
It’s pretty easy to watch if you’re in the US this Saturday night – scroll down and we’ll tell you your myriad options for streaming March Madness Final Four 2019.
But if you discover that your chosen broadcaster from your home country is geo-blocked then we can suggest a clever alternative (and no, it doesn’t involve finding some dodgy feed on Reddit). Using a VPN – or Virtual Private Network – you can change the IP address to one in a different state or country which does have the stream so that you can live stream March Madness 2019 from anywhere in the world. The process is very straightforward…
We’ve tested all of the major VPN services and we rate ExpressVPN as the absolute best. It’s compatible with all of your devices, supports most streaming services and ranks amongst the fastest. You can even install it on devices like an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation. So for a one-stop shop, you can’t go wrong with Express – but there are more fantastic VPN options out there as well:
1. ExpressVPN: the best all-round VPN for streaming, comes with 30-day trial and then 3 months FREE with an annual plan. We really admire ExpressVPN’s speed, security and simplicity to use – a great plan.
2. IPVanish: supports up to 10 devices, so great on the go
3. NordVPN: SmartPlay tech makes NordVPN a great, affordable choice for streaming
From there, you simply open the VPN app, hit ‘choose location’ and select the appropriate location – it’s super easy to do. Choose your country that you know is showing a March Madness live stream and watch as if you were back at home.
How to live stream March Madness 2019 in the US
CBS is the place to watch Final Four action (as well as the National Championship game) on your TV. Nice and easy, assuming you have access to that station.
If you’d sooner watch online then you can find the action on the NCAA’s own March Madness Live app. The app and accompanying website will show the games when you login using the credentials from your cable provider.
Don’t want to pay for a premium cable subscription to watch March Madness? Don’t worry as there are a number of streaming services that give you access to CBS. To make things easier for you, we’ve listed some of the best TV streaming services below.
And don’t forget about our handy little VPN trick if you’re outside the US when you try to watch and find that your preferred broadcaster’s coverage is geo-blocked.
Your options to live stream March Madness Final Four 2019 online
One streaming service worth considering to watch this year’s tournament is Sling TV. The company is currently running a promotion where new users can get 40% off its Sling Orange and Sling Blue packages for the first three months. Basically this means you can watch March Madness 2019 on Sling TV for as little as $15 per month during the tournament. Don’t want Sling? Then these other options are worth a look, too.
PlayStation Vue $44.99 per month – PlayStation Vue’s basic Access package offers over 45 channels including ABC, TNT, ESPN and ESPN2. A 5-day trial to Playstation Vue is also available to help you get started.
YouTubeTV $40 per month – YouTubeTV gives you access to TNT, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.
Hulu with Live TV $40 per month – Hulu with Live TV includes ABC, TNT, CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.
Worldwide March Madness live stream with ESPN Player
March Madness is a phenomenon that doesn’t necessarily translate that well globally. But if you want to know what all the fuss is about or you’re a US expat wanting to catch the college basketball, then ESPN Player has you covered.
It’s available in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia and comes at a cost of £9.99/€11.99 for the next month (or £69.99/€79.99 for a whole year to get additional content from ESPN).
That gets you live and on-demand coverage of every game from the 2019 March Madness, available on desktop and mobile devices.
In the UK and not all that baffled by the popularity of university sport? Then the BT Sport ESPN channel is where you need to be for this one.