Stream sports playoff games live with a VPN

Published: Dec 20, 2018

The playoffs are the best part of the sporting season. As the top teams from the regular season clash for league championships and promotion spots, playoff games are a must-watch for every sports fan.

Use a VPN to enjoy HD streams for every sports playoff, no matter where you are.

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Beat blackouts and make the playoffs with a VPN

No matter what lineup of sports you favor, a VPN is your MVP for safe and anonymous streaming when getting around sports blackouts.

A VPN does this by routing your internet connection and all its associated traffic through a server of your choice.

This lets you connect to servers unaffected by broadcast blackouts and watch the playoffs in HD from anywhere—all while giving your internet connection an added bump of security.

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See all playoff streaming options below!

2019 NFL playoffs free stream

When: January to February 2019

Where: NBC (See full broadcast schedule here)

The Yahoo Sports app will offer free NFL Super Bowl streams, no matter what mobile carrier you use. To watch:

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  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Fire up the Yahoo Sports app or visit the Yahoo Sports mobile web (Note: you may need to enable location services)
  4. Stream the Super Bowl free!

Note: This option only works on smartphones and not for tablets or connected TVs.

After a 16-game regular season, 12 teams will compete in the NFL playoffs. The four division champions from each conference will automatically qualify for the playoffs, while the two next best teams in each conference will qualify for the wildcard round. All playoff games are one-off elimination matches.

The wildcard round pits the four lower-seeded division champions against the four conference wildcards, with the winner moving on to face the four higher-seeded division champions. From there, the winner of the playoffs will claim the Lombardi trophy. Last year, it was the New England Patriots versus the Philadelphia Eagles for all the marbles. Who’s your pick for the Super Bowl this year?

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Stream the 2018-2019 NCAA college football playoffs

When: December 2018 to January 2019

Where: ESPN (See full broadcast schedule here)

There’s nothing quite like the pageantry and rivalries of college football. After a 12-game regular season, the four highest-ranked teams will compete in the single-match playoffs for the NCAA college football national championship.

Everyone agrees the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers are two of the best teams in the nation. But Oklahoma and Notre Dame are also solid contenders. Which team clinches it?

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Catch the 2019 NBA playoffs

When: April to June 2019

Where: ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBA TV (See full broadcast schedule here)

As one of the biggest sporting events in the world, the NBA playoffs puts the eight best teams from the Eastern Conference and the eight best teams from the Western Conference in a best-of-seven elimination tournament to determine the NBA Finals championship.

The Golden State Warriors cemented their place as the greatest team of this generation with another NBA title last year. Who’s their closest challenger this year? Is it the Celtics, Rockets, or the Lakers? Tune in with your VPN!

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Stream the 2019 MLB League Championship Series and World Series

When: October to November 2019

Where: ESPN, Fox, TBS (See full broadcast schedule here)

It’s not easy to reach the pinnacle of America’s pastime. First, a one-game wildcard playoff, two best-of-five Division Series games, and a best-of-seven League Championship Series will determine the winner of the American and National leagues. Then, the stage is set for the two league champions to play each other in a best-of-seven World Series. Batter up!

2018 saw the Boston Red Sox ascend to the top, but the LA Dodgers will be gunning for revenge. Can the Sox make it to the top again?

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Watch the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs

When: April to June 2019

Where: NBC (See full broadcast schedule here)

At the end of the NHL regular season, the Eastern and Western conferences will each send their eight best teams into the Stanley Cup playoffs. The teams will play four rounds of best-of-seven games, with the final round being the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Vegas Golden Knights capped a memorable debut season by making it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals, but the Knights were quickly humbled by the Washington Capitals. Can the Knights build on an impressive first year and finish the job this time round?

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Catch the 2019 MLS Cup playoffs

When: October to December 2019

Where: ESPN, Fox, MLS Live (See full broadcast schedule here)

Soccer fans everywhere will not want to miss the MLS playoffs. After the regular season wraps up, the twelve best teams from the Eastern and Western conferences will vie for a place in the playoff championship game, where the MLS Cup will be up for grabs.

With Los Angeles Galaxy no longer holding a monopoly on MLS titles, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was recruited to fire the team back to championship glory. Can the Galaxy claw its way back to the top? Can Wayne Rooney‘s DC United make an extended stay in the playoffs? Follow the excitement with your VPN!

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Stream the 2019 English Football League playoffs

When: May 2019

Where: Sky Sports (See full broadcast schedule here)

Ever wondered how teams make it into the English Premier League? The answer is the EFL playoffs system. For the Football League Championship and Football League One, the top two teams automatically move to the division above, leaving the third to sixth-placed teams to play a two-leg semifinal and a one-game final for the final promotion spot.

In the 2018 playoffs, Fulham clinched the last promotion spot into the Premier League while Rotherham United rode a dominant performance to move up to the Championship. Excited to see who will emerge victorious from the 2019 EFL playoffs? Make sure you catch the action with a VPN!

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Who will win the playoffs this year?

That’s ExpressVPN’s guide to the biggest sports playoffs of the year. Now, it’s time for your predictions.

Will the Lombardi trophy and Stanley Cup find new homes? Who will emerge victorious from the grueling NBA Finals and World Series? And what about the MLS and EFL playoffs?

Leave your predictions below, and remember to kick off the action with your VPN!

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