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How to watch college basketball in Australia

The March Madness college basketball tournament is back for another year of high-flying action.

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SUMMARY: College Basketball is on ESPN. Unless you're already a Foxtel customer, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial.

The NCAA Men's Basketball's season is underway as fans rejoice in the first (almost) back-to-normal, post-pandemic season.

The season will run for 5 months, finishing on April 5 2022 with the national title game scheduled for New Orleans.

Newcomers St Thomas of Minnesota take the competition to 358 teams in total, with 68 earning the chance to play for the famous final four in New Orleans.

When is the College Basketball season?

The season began on Tuesday, 9 November and will run through until April 5 with matches played every day except Christmas Day.

How to watch College Basketball in Australia

ESPN is the home of college hoops in Australia. That means Foxtel iQ, Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now and Fetch TV are all viewing options.

There is no free-to-air coverage of college basketball in Australia outside of some niche Pac-12 division action on 7plus. For full access to March Madness, you need a subscription service. We have a full viewing guide for the regular NCAA season here.

Stream Kayo Sports for 14 days FREE and no lock-in contract

Take Kayo Sports' Basic or Premium plan for a spin and stream over 50 sports live completely free for 14 days.

10-day free trial of Foxtel Now

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Stream College Basketball on Kayo Sports

Our choice for streaming college hoops and more than 50 other sports including the NBA and NBL is Kayo. First off Kayo has a 14-day free trial for new users. So you can take it all for a test run before deciding if it's the right service for you.

With Kayo you can choose to watch live, on-demand or from the start while an event is underway. Given the college basketball games often start around 3am (AEDT) each day, that ensures you won't miss a minute of the action.

Following the trial period, subscriptions for Kayo are $25 per month for the Basic option, where you can watch games on two screens or devices. The Premium option is $10 more per month and gives you three screens.

Kayo boasts a number of special features, such as Kayo Minis. Available shortly after matches have completed, you can then watch a condensed version. Other features include SplitView, where you can watch four sports at once, Interactive Stats and a Key Moments Timeline.

The platform is compatible with Android, iOS, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later), Sony Bravia TVs, Mac and PC as well as Chromecast or AirPlay. We have a full Kayo review of the service for you.

Live stream March Madness on Kayo: Start your 14-day FREE trial now

Watch College basketball on Foxtel Now

Foxtel Now is the pay TV giant's digital streaming service. You have to subscribe to the Essentials pack in addition to the Sport pack which costs a total of $54 per month. So it's significantly more expensive than Kayo, but you do get additional channels outside sport.

If you haven't tried it previously, Foxtel Now offers a 10-day free trial. We have also put together a full guide which includes the list of compatible devices.

Keen to know about more sports streaming? Check out our full guide here. If you're not sure who to stream with, we've got a Foxtel vs Kayo comparison so you can decide which one suits you best.

Image source: Kayo Sports website

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