For college basketball fans, the month of March is truly considered to be holy.
Every single year there is a massive pilgrimage to watch the NCAA tournament that is simply referred to as March Madness.
In recent years, it’s become possible to watch every single game live online if you live in the United States.
If you live in Canada, normally you would be out of luck but I’m here to show you how to stream March Madness games live in Canada or anywhere else around the world!
If you head over to www.ncaa.com/march-madness you’ll see the following welcome page:
If you go ahead and click on the “watch now” button and try to watch a live game it will show you the following disheartening sight:
So now what is a Canadian who wants to watch live March Madness games online in Canada to do? Well… take a closer look at that image above because they tell you the answer!
They tell you that “live video is only available to viewers in the US, US territories and Bermuda.”
That’s right, you’re going to use a simple software trick that will allow you to virtually reside in the United States making it possible for you to stream NCAA March Madness games live all the way up here in Canada.
Nothing but net!
Get HMA. HMA is a Pro level VPN which allows you to redirect your internet connection through one of their nearly 200 servers spread out all over the United States of America.
By doing this you will be able to virtually reside in the USA at will. Just simply sign yourself up with HMA and make sure one simple setting is optimized and you’ll be watching live March Madness games online in Canada in no time.
Like I said before, there is only one setting that you need to make sure is optimized. And honestly… if you don’t change this setting it’s not the end of the world :).
In order to have the best fan experience you’ll want to make sure that your change the VPN country setting to the one where you allow HMA to randomly pick one of the 10 closest locations based on where you live. Just like so:
Once you have set to connect to a US-based HMA server, go ahead and click the green button that says “connect to VPN.”
Once HMA has done it’s thing on the back end you will now be virtually residing in the good ol’ United States of America which means that you will now be able to stream the live NCAA March Madness games online even though you are up in Canada.
Here’s a screen shot of the Kansas vs. North Carolina game:
Here is another screen shot from the Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Arizona Wildcats game on March 28, 2013:
Alright, now that you know you can watch Live March Madness games online in Canada (or anywhere else around the world) head on over to HMA and sign up for an account.
The Boss Button
Now, being able to stream the March Madness games from up here in Canada is the best part about this but a very close second is the “boss button.” It’s a button at the top of the window:
When you click that button the scree instantly changes from the live game to this:
How funny is that!?!? Plus, it’s ingenious too! More things need boss buttons…
Making The Most of HMA
A lot of people ask me “what else can I do with HMA?” This question always brings a smile to my face because it’s a green light for me to blow people’s minds with some of the following fact:
With HMA you can:
- Access the US Netflix library in Canada which is believe to be between 3 and 10 times bigger than the Netflix library available in Canada
- Virtually watch an unlimited amount of the most popular TV shows on hulu and hulu plus
- Listen to Pandora Radio in Canada
- Have access to millions (yes, millions) of songs on Spotify in Canada
- Watch NHL GameCenter without blackouts
- and so much more!
What are you waiting for? Click here to sign up for HMA!
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