Wimbledon 2019 starts Monday, July 1 and runs through July 14th. If you want to watch without cable, you’ve got options—depending on where you live. Here’s how to watch.
If You Do Have a Cable Login
ESPN will air every game of the tournament (that’s over 500 matches!) on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and ESPN+ for viewers in the US. The matches start earlier this round, with many beginning around 6:00 am EST. You can find the full schedule (and results) on ESPN’s site.
If You Don’t Have a Cable Login
If you don’t have a cable TV login, you can still watch the tournament. The catch is that you’ll still have to get them through a streaming service that carries the ESPN channels. Fortunately, most of the popular streaming services do, including Sling, YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue.
Not sure which to pick? No worries, we’ve got you covered with a full rundown of which TV streaming app is right for you.
Even better, most of these services offer some kind of reduced-rate trial period so you can at least try them out first. None require long-term contracts, either, so you could always sign up for a month, get your soccer on, and then cancel your subscription.
If You Live Outside the US
In the UK, Wimbledon will be broadcast by the BBC. Live matches will air on BBC1, BBC2, and the BBC Red Button. Online, you can stream the tournament on BBC Sport site or through BBC iPlayer. You can also watch the matches using the BBC Sport app (iOS and Android) or the BBC iPlayer app (iOS and Android).
If you live outside the US and UK, the official Wimbledon site has a list of all broadcasters worldwide that will be airing the tournament.
Having Issues Bypassing Geographic Restrictions? Use a VPN
Whether you’re traveling from your home country or live in a place that has ridiculous restrictions on what’s available, the solution to bypassing restrictions is always to use a VPN, which will make it appear as if you are coming from a different location. Our VPN picks are these:
- ExpressVPN: This VPN choice is incredibly fast, easy to use, and has very user-friendly clients for every platform.
- StrongVPN: This VPN isn’t quite as user-friendly, but is very fast and tends to be useful for bypassing restrictions because it’s not quite as well known.
In general, the way to bypass restrictions is to switch the VPN server to another country that has access to the website you’re trying to view. If it’s still blocked, try a different server. Both of the choices offer free trials, so you won’t have to pay for something that doesn’t work for you.