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How to watch NCAA March Madness basketball live in Australia

The NCAA Division I basketball tournament is back. Here's how to watch in Australia.

The premier college basketball tournament is back for 2023 and you can watch the NCAA March Madness in Australia.

The Kansas Jayhawks are the defending champions after winning their fourth title last year. Alabama have earned the number 1 overall seed for the 2023 tournament while Houston, Purdue and Kansas are the other number 1 teams across the 2023 bracket.

The 2023 March Madness tournament runs from 15 March AEDT to 4 April AEST.

As per usual, keen NBA fans will keep an eye on the college pipeline of basketball talent. Players to look out for that will likely be drafted include Brandon Miller (Alabama), Jarace Walker (Houston) and Nick Smith Jr (Arkansas).

This week's NCAA Basketball Australian TV schedule


How to watch March Madness NCAA basketball in Australia

ESPN is the home of college hoops in Australia and is where you can watch March Madness NCAA basketball.

That means Foxtel iQ, Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now and Fetch TV are all viewing options for March Madness.

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Watch NCAA March Madness basketball on Foxtel Now

To get ESPN on Foxtel Now to watch March Madness, you will need the Sport pack as well as the base Essentials pack to access sports content so you will pay a minimum of $54 a month to watch college basketball. A 10-day free trial is available for new customers. This might seem expensive, but you do get access to entertainment content and not just sport. You will also be able to watch the NBA on Foxtel Now.

Foxtel Now is available on PCs and Macs, mobile devices, Chromecast and AirPlay, PS4, Telstra TV and the Foxtel Now box.

Instead of streaming via Foxtel Now, you could watch March Madness with a set-top box on Foxtel iQ. It is a more expensive option, with no free trial. To watch March Madness on ESPN you will need the Sports HD and Foxtel Plus packs for a combined cost of $100 a month. Again, you also get access to entertainment as well as sport, plus you can watch some content in 4K where available.


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Stream NCAA basketball on Kayo

Streaming platform Kayo Sports has a wide range of American sports available, including the NFL, the NHL and the MLB. It also has loads of college basketball courtesy of ESPN so you can watch March Madness. All up, Kayo has more than 50 sports for you to choose from.

Subscriptions to Kayo start with a $25 a month Kayo One package, which allows viewing on only 1 device at a time. Get a $35 a month Basic subscription to watch on 2 screens at the same time. If you're looking for a higher quality stream, the Basic plan is also 4K compatible. A 7-day free trial is available for new customers.

Kayo also has a number of special features such as Kayo Minis, a condensed version of matches. Other features include SplitView, where you can watch 4 sports at once.

Kayo is available on PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices, Telstra TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PS4, PS5 and select smart TVs.


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Watch March Madness on Fetch TV

Subscription television service Fetch TV also has access to ESPN and March Madness. You can access it via the Vibe channel pack for $6 a month. The total cost of your subscription though will depend on whether you bought your Fetch box outright or secured it through a broadband provider.

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