In this space, you’ll find information on the best sports events streaming each week, get some context for the action, and find out how to stream it all securely and in blazing-fast HD.
How to watch live sports with a VPN
No matter your allegiance, we know you want to watch your team in blazing-fast HD, free of buffering and content-based throttling from your ISP, school, or office network. To live sports securely with ExpressVPN, just follow these easy steps:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a server location that matches the broadcaster you want to watch. For example, American sports fans can connect to a U.S. server to securely watch the coverage carried by U.S. streaming services.
- Head to your preferred streaming platform, such as Sling TV, Hulu, Fubo, YouTube TV, ESPN+, or DirecTV Stream.
- Tune in to the action!
Can I use a VPN to watch sports from another country?
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NASCAR: Daytona 500
Are you ready for The Great American Race? We still are, even after after heavy rain postponed the iconic race to Monday. Ricky Stenhouse arrives hoping to become the first repeat Daytona 500 winner since Denny Hamlin from 2019-20. Reigning Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney vies for his first Daytona 500 victory after three prior top-5 finishes. Let’s see who opens the 2024 NASCAR season in style.
Daytona 500 – Monday, February 19, 4 p.m ET / 9 p.m. GMT
Copa do Brasil
Copa do Brasil action officially kicks off Tuesday when Nova Venécia and Botafogo SP headline an intriguing three-game slate. Which clubs will start Brazil’s domestic cup on the right note?
Nova Venécia vs. Botafogo SP – Tuesday, February 20, 7:15 p.m. local time / 5:15 p.m. ET / 10:15 p.m. GMT
Itabaiana vs. Brasiliense – Wednesday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. local time / 5:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 p.m. GMT
Cianorte vs. Corinthians – Thursday, February 22, 8 p.m. local time / 6 p.m. ET / 11 p.m. GMT
NHL: Edmonton Oilers vs. Boston Bruins
Barring an incredible late-season finish, Oilers star center Connor McDavid won’t lead the NHL in scoring. However, the reigning Hart Trophy winner has the Oilers in position to make a deep playoff run and win their first Stanley Cup since 1990. Let’s see how the perennial All-Star fares against the slumping Bruins. Check out our NHL page for a complete list of this week’s national TV games.
Blues vs. Maple Leafs – Monday, February 19, 1 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. GMT
Oilers vs. Bruins – Wednesday, February 21, 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. GMT
Flyers vs. Rangers – Saturday, February 24, 3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. GMT
Our favorite way to watch with a VPN: Although Hulu+Live TV does not have a free trial, it does include ABC, ESPN, and TNT (which will offer nationally televised games throughout the 2023-24 season), along with select matchups only available on Hulu and ESPN+. Subscriptions start at 70 USD/month. Alternatively, those wanting a free trial can check out YouTube TV, which offers ABC, ESPN, and TNT.
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
The Omloop Het Nieuwsblad hasn’t seen a multiple-time champion since Greg Van Avermaet’s second triumph in 2017. Can reigning champion Dylan van Baarle join the club and become the first consecutive winner since Van Avermaet? Get ready for a fun day in Flanders!
Coverage begins Saturday, February 24, at 11 a.m. local time / 5 a.m. ET / 10 a.m. GMT
Rugby: Six Nations
Ireland and England each enter Six Nations’ third round with unblemished 2-0 records. Can they continue their perfect starts with respective victories against Wales and Scotland? Sunday features a meeting between France and Italy in Lille.
Ireland vs. Wales – Saturday, February 24, 2:15 p.m. local time / 9:15 a.m. ET
England vs. Scotland – Saturday, February 24, 4:45 p.m. local time / 11:45 p.m. ET
France vs. Italy – Sunday, February 25, 4 p.m. local time / 10 a.m ET / 3 p.m. GMT
Our favorite way to watch with a VPN: France TV is expected to offer free live streams of every Six Nations rugby match for French viewers. Users in the UK (ITVX and the BBC) and Ireland (RTÉ Player) will also have access to free Six Nations streams. United States viewers can catch the rugby on Peacock.
Tennis: Rio Open
World No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz and defending champion Cameron Norrie headline the marquee names participating in the 2024 Rio Open. Both look to become the first two-time singles winner in tournament history; 2018 champion Diego Schwartzman nearly achieved the feat in 2022 before running into Alcaraz in the finals. Will history be made in Rio, or can another player etch their name into the record books?
Daily coverage begins Monday, February 19, at 4:30 p.m. local time / 2:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. GMT
Our favorite way to watch with a VPN: U.S. tennis fans looking to watch the Rio Open should check out YouTube TV, Fubo, or DirecTV Stream, all of which offer the Tennis Channel and a free trial. United Kingdom viewers can catch the action on NOW.
FAQ for streaming sports
Can I stream sports on my computer?
Can I stream sports on my phone or tablet?
How can I stream on my TV with a VPN?
In brief there are five different ways to stream sports on your TV with ExpressVPN:
- With the native app for a smart TV or streaming device
- By streaming on your computer and connecting to the TV with an HDMI cable
- By mirroring or casting wirelessly to your TV or streaming device from your computer or mobile device
- By connecting to an ExpressVPN-enabled router, which allows for unlimited devices and makes it super simple to connect to different server locations simultaneously
- With MediaStreamer, ExpressVPN’s solution for devices that cannot install a VPN, such as some streaming consoles and gaming consoles. MediaStreamer only needs to be set up once, although it does not provide the full security benefits of a VPN.
For more information on all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your big-screen TV, click here or contact a 24/7 Support agent for step-by-step instructions.
I connected to the suggested VPN server location but I can’t log in to the streaming service!
No worries! Server load changes rapidly (especially when lots of people are trying to watch certain events), but that’s exactly why ExpressVPN has high-speed servers all over the world. If you’re trying to access a site in the U.S. or Germany, for instance, try connecting to a different server location in those countries.
If you’re trying to connect to a country with one server location, the first step is to check your location settings. If you’re on a mobile device, disconnect from the VPN, turn off location services, then connect to the VPN again. On both Windows and Mac computers, you can turn off Location Services within the Privacy & Security settings menu.
For more help, you can always talk to a member of our Support Team, available 24/7 by live chat.
I connected to the VPN but my internet speed is slow
If your internet speed is slow or your streaming seems to lag, there are a few possible reasons:
-The distance of your selected VPN server location from your physical location
-Your connection type (wired connections are more reliable than wireless connections)
-Suboptimal interconnectivity between the VPN and your ISP
-Slow internet connection speed at your location
-Your device type and processing power
Try each of the following steps to troubleshoot:
-Download the latest version of ExpressVPN
-Connect to a different VPN server location
-Change your VPN protocol
If you try each of the above and are still experiencing issues with your streaming speed, contact the ExpressVPN Support Team 24/7 and someone will be with you in seconds.
What other streaming services can I watch with ExpressVPN?
ExpressVPN works seamlessly with all the most popular streaming apps from around the world. Using a VPN for streaming ensures you watch securely in blazing-fast HD with unlimited bandwidth, free from ISP throttling (which can sometimes slow down speeds). If you want to watch your favorite team from anywhere—even while traveling or on unsecured networks like public Wi-Fi—ExpressVPN is a great way to enhance your sports streaming experience.