Whether you spend your time travelling for business or have moved abroad, you may find you don’t have access to your favourite sports. There’s no need to miss out on the match though.
If you’ve been avoiding a cable subscription, or just don’t have access to cable where you’re located, the good news is you don’t need one to stream sports. All you need is to download a VPN.
A Virtual Private Network can be added to any of your devices, providing a secure connection for you to use the internet without compromising your device’s speed or performance. If there are restrictions on access to websites — which may be the case if you’re travelling to certain countries or are using school or company networks — a VPN can also serve as a proxy.
This reroutes your computer to a server that gives you access to the games you want — even if the area you’re in isn’t broadcasting the game you want to watch.
Pick a Provider
To stream sports live using a VPN, you also need to choose a streaming service. If you’re a frequent traveller, a VPN will be invaluable to you when you stream, as many services can only be used in the country of your subscription’s origin.
Using a VPN to reroute you through your home country will have you watching in no time. There are many good options out there, so to choose the provider and streaming service that’s best for you, begin by identifying which sports (and which teams) you want to watch to quickly weed out any options that won’t work for you.
Once you know which service you’re moving forward with, take a good look at the available packages. Whether you need to see just a few of the big games or you plan on catching even the minor ones, there’s a streaming package out there that will get you the games you’re looking for — without relying on cable.
If you have already subscribed to a streaming service, you may even find there are add-ons available that work for your needs at a discounted price.
Don’t be afraid to price-shop once you’ve found the exact package you’re looking for. Many streaming services have partnered with top sports broadcasters for inexpensive packages. With a little effort, you may find an even better deal out there for your sports-streaming needs.
Even after you’ve made your selection, keep an eye out for promotional and seasonal deals that may save you money or give you access to more of the games you crave.
Don’t Forget the Free Options
Many sporting events do require a subscription fee, however, there are opportunities to view games that won’t cost you anything at all. Certain games may be broadcasted on major networks and available for free in network-specific apps.
Choose this option if you’re an occasional viewer or need access to streaming sports for just a limited amount of time. If you’re after access to many sports or games for a short duration of time, a free trial of a subscription service (or several) is just the ticket.
Streaming on the Go
Whether you’re using a tablet, computer, or cell phone, you can stream live sports while you’re at home or on the road.
For the very best results, make sure you’ve mapped out your season so you’re never late to a must-see match. Iron out the details in advance so you aren’t navigating technical issues and missing big plays.
A little bit of planning and the right VPN providers can give you the live-streaming sports you’ve been looking for — no matter where you are.