Third Slam of the tennis year, The Championships, Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. And it's widely regarded as the most prestigious. At home, the BBC broadcasts the tournament on television since 1937. But what if you're abroad? It's a bit more complicated unfortunately. But in this article I'll tell you how to watch Wimbledon live stream, to get the exact same experience from anywhere in the world.
How to watch Wimbledon 2018 live streaming?
If you're in the UK, as I said in introduction, it's relatively easy. Indeed, you just need to tune in on BBC One or BBC Two, sit back and enjoy the game. And the TV rights contract is valid until 2024. So no need to stress about that for now!
However, if you have to leave the country between July 2 and July 15, you're in trouble. Because the BBC website and the iPlayer are geo-restricted to a broadcast in the UK. So you simply can't watch Wimbledon live online. If you try, you'll get a message like this one: “BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry, it’s due to rights issues.”
While it's boring, it's understandable. It allows more users to get a localized experience on their national channels, following their champions in their language. And that's good for the notoriety of the tournament. But in return, it means that channels can only broadcast on their territories.
But it's not the BBC… And you have to actually stay in Australia. So that's a long shot. But there's a solution to get the Wimbledon streaming. From the official BBC site or app. And it's 100% legal. Because I won't redirect you to a free streaming site full of viruses that buffers every 2 minutes. No way. My solution give you access to Wimbledon live streaming free, straight from the source.
How to watch Wimbledon live on the BBC from abroad?
It's very easy. And you just need the right tool: A Virtual Private Network. A VPN is a security tool for your connection. A bit like an antivirus is a security tool for your PC. Let's not get into the details, because you don't actually need to.
The feature that you want to use to watch Wimbledon online is the emulation of your position. Because a VPN can help you pretend to be in another country, digitally speaking. And all you have to do is to connect to a VPN server. The more servers your VPN provider offers, the better.
Instead of visiting websites directly from your device, you connect to a VPN server. And then it visits sites on your behalf. So if you connect to a server in the UK, you can use the IP address of the server, which is English. And this is how you can watch Wimbledon live.
Just to show you it's not witchcraft, I'll explain how the websites determine your position. They use the IP address of your device. And they compare it to a list of addresses that are allowed to access their content. If your IP isn't on that list, you can't watch Wimbledon 2018 online. Simple as that.
By connecting to a VPN server, you hide your own IP address and you borrow the address from the server. If the server's IP is on the white list, you can get Wimbledon live stream.
What's the best VPN for Wimbledon live stream?
I always recommend ExpressVPN to unblock English content. But let me give you more choice. Because other VPN can allow you to watch Wimbledon online. First, you need a VPN with a server in the United Kingdom. But this is an easy requirement: UK is one of the richest countries in the world with lots of users.
Second, you must choose a VPN that is effective to unblock content. While this is harder to evaluate (you need to try each VPN), you can trust me that the VPN I recommend will work. Because I tried them all, and I keep in touch with them to make sure I'm up to date.
Third, you must select a fast VPN, because you want to watch a live video in the best quality. And this consumes broadband. The speed will play a big role in your viewing experience.
Fourth and last, you need a user-friendly VPN. Plug & play. Don't bother with a white elephant. For your own sake!
Taking all these criteria into consideration, I made the ranking below. These are the definite best VPN for Wimbledon 2018 live streaming.
My tutorial for Wimbledon live stream
In conclusion of this article, a quick step by step guide. It's generic and should work with all the VPN I listed above. If you have any question, feel free to buzz me.
- Choose a VPN from my list above, ExpressVPN or another
- Click on the orange button to go to the VPN website
- Register and select a plan
- Download, install, and launch the VPN client
- In the server list, select a server located in the UK
- Click on the “Connect” button
- Go back to the BBC site or app
Game. Set. Match. You can now enjoy Wimbledon live stream, like you would at home, on the BBC. And it works wherever you are.
This was my guide: Wimbledon live stream: How to watch Wimbledon 2018 live online? Stay tuned for more articles coming soon.
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