Watch March Madness Outside the US

This is my favorite time of the year.  NCAA March Madness is approaching which means 64 of the best college basketball teams are about to go head to head.  If you’re in the United States then watching the games is easy but if you are traveling or live outside the US finding coverage can be difficult.  In a moment I’ll show you how you can watch March Madness outside the US with Smart DNS.

March Madness

First it helps to know which broadcasters will be covering the 2016 NCAA basketball tournament.  This year March Madness will be covered by CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV.  You can expect most the big match ups to be on CBS.  That’s perfect as you can stream the CBS games online without a cable or satellite subscription.  The TBS, TNT, and TruTV broadcasts will require them.

So why do you need a Smart DNS service to watch March Madness?  It comes down to geo-blocking.  If you live or frequently travel outside the United States then you probably know how frustrating it can be to access popular channels like Netflix US and Hulu.  They are blocked for users outside the US.  This is done by IP address.  A good Smart DNS service will take care of that problem and let you access channels as if you were sitting in the USA.

If you want to catch all the most exciting games then i suggest you subscribe to a service like Unblock-Us and watch the CBS streams live online.  They offer a 7 day free trial so this is the perfect time to test the service.  If you prefer highlights the NCAA March Madness YouTube channel will host exciting clips from the games.  I for one plan to watch as many games as possible so I’ll be tuned into the CBS coverage of the tournament.

Best Smart DNS to Watch March Madness

You have a few Smart DNS services to choose from. When it comes to streaming live sporting events you want to make sure the company is reliable and ready to unblock the channels you plan to watch on the device you plan to stream them on.  The last thing you want to do is get ready to watch a big game and be disappointed.  Visiting a site only to be greeted by a restricted access message is never fun but it’s especially annoying when you’re trying to watch your favorite team in the tourney.  Here are some services that are up to the task.

  1. Unblock-Us – 7 day free trial, $4.99 a month
  2. Unlocator – 7 day free trial, $4.95 a month
  3. Blockless – 7 day free trial, $4.95 a month

As you can see all of the Smart DNS providers listed above offer free trials. The trials are open to all new members and do not require any payment information. The companies understand you need time to test their services. Just enter your email address and test out the services free of charge. The free trial will give you plenty of time to watch a round of the tourney and test other channels.


I enjoy using Unblock-Us for live events. The service is easy to set up and is quite reliable. They have a full list of channels along with supported devices. You can use the service on your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, game console, media player and more.  Unblock-Us was one of the first Smart DNS services to launch and has built up a great reputation. Unblock-Us is my favorite because it’s always worked.  I haven’t had any hassles or complications with the service.

For those who want to add privacy protection I suggest OverPlay. They offer VPN access in addition to Smart DNS. You don’t need a VPN to unblock geographic restrictions. A VPN will work for that purpose but it’s more expensive and overkill if you just want to unblock geo restrictions. Some content providers like Hulu try to block VPN’s from accessing their sites. A VPN is a good choice for those who want an encrypted connection.

Don’t miss a minute of the action. Watch your favorite college basketball teams compete with Smart DNS. Watch on your tv, phone, tablet, game console or media player.  Those interested in additional coverage from ESPN might want to check out Sling TV.  For $20 a month you get access to a number of channels including ESPN.  Please share our post with your friends so they can enjoy March Madness as well. Follow us @SmartDNSFan for the latest Smart DNS guides and deals.