How to use a VPN to watch Euro 2020 online

Published: Jun 13, 2018

The Euro is the second most watched football tournament on the planet after the World Cup. This year’s UEFA European Championship in France will feature more teams and matches than ever.

There are a few broadcasters streaming the event this year, and if you have a VPN, you can watch every match live online.

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How VPNs make it easier to watch Euro 2016 online

A VPN allows you to route your internet connection and all its associated traffic through a server of your choice. For the Euro 2016, a VPN lets you watch live matches on websites that broadcast the tournament for free.

[Looking for ways to watch World Cup 2018? Check out the full streaming guide or other ways to watch for free.]

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Step-by-step guide to watching the Euro online

There are a few different ways to catch the Euro online, but your best bets for watching a free live stream will be either ITV or BBC, both of which have live broadcast rights for matches on their respective websites and apps

Here’s how you can watch:

  1. Sign up for an ExpressVPN account.
  2. Install ExpressVPN on any device that you want to watch the 2016 Euro on.
  3. Connect to a VPN server location in the United Kingdom.
  4. Head to the BBC iPlayer website or download the BBC iPlayer desktop app, iOS app, or Android app OR go to the ITV Player website or download the ITV Player app on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, game console, smart TV or set-top box.
  5. Navigate to the Euro 2016 live stream and watch the tournament as it happens!

Other ways to stream the 2016 UEFA Euro online

In France, only beIN Sports gets a broadcasting license for all 51 matches of the Euro 2016. Watching on beIN Sports Connect website requires either a cable/satellite subscription or a separate paid subscription to its online viewing service. Make sure you connect to a VPN server in France and are using a browser that supports Microsoft Silverlight: either Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Edge.

You can also find an aggregated list of streams on LiveSoccerTV as game day approaches. The process for each will be similar to the above steps. Connect to the respective country’s VPN server, go to the appropriate broadcaster’s website, and then watch the matches. Most, however, will require some sort of paid subscription, which is why the UK may be easiest for you.

And if you’re interested, you can find the full match schedule here (PDF).

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The first match kicks off at 9 p.m. on June 10 (UTC+2). The Euro 2016 will increase the number of teams from 16 to 24 for the final tournament, which means a total of 51 matches–20 more than the last championship in 2012. The final match takes place on July 10 at 9 p.m.

See which team will return home with the Henri Delaunay Trophy. Spain will be looking for a hat-trick after becoming the only team in history to have won two consecutive Euros in 2008 and 2012.

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5 thoughts on “UEFA Euro

  1. Unfortunately this does not work anymore. The BBC have blocked VPN’s from connecting to iplayer. Unless the address is recognised as coming from the UK you will be told that BBC iplayer is no longer available

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