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How to Watch ESPN Online With a VPN

Use a VPN to live stream ESPN games outside of the U.S. Watch ESPN online privately, without blackouts or throttling. Get set up in under five minutes.

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Watch ESPN live on:

  • Windows
  • Android
  • Apple TV
  • Mac
  • iPad
  • and more!
  • Linux
  • iPhone
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Use a VPN to watch live sports on ESPN in 3 steps!

Step 1:

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Sign up for ExpressVPN, the fastest VPN on the planet.

Step 2:

ESPN on any device

Select a U.S. server location on ExpressVPN.

Step 3:

Watch ESPN on your device

Log in to your ESPN account and stream from anywhere!

A VPN lets you access WatchESPN, ESPN3, and all other ESPN services anywhere.

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How a VPN prevents WatchESPN and ESPN3 blackouts

ExpressVPN is a VPN service that hides your IP address and encrypts your traffic by routing it through any one of 145 secure VPN server locations that you choose when you connect.

A VPN creates a private tunnel between your device and the Internet.

By connecting to a server location where your desired game is not blocked, you can stream all games on ESPN3 and WatchESPN.

For instance, if you choose a VPN server location in the United States, you can sign in and watch ESPN online as if you were in the United States, no matter where you actually are in the world.

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Get the fastest speeds for WatchESPN and ESPN3 live streams

There’s nothing worse than streaming a live game and having the video buffer just as your favorite team is about to score a goal or touchdown.

ExpressVPN's apps for Windows, Mac, and Android feature a VPN speed test that tests the latency and download speed of each VPN server location and ranks them by Speed Index.

To find the fastest VPN server location for streaming ESPN online, run the speed test and choose the US server location with the highest Speed Index.

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FAQ: How to watch ESPN live online with a VPN

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Does ExpressVPN come with a subscription to watch ESPN?

No, ExpressVPN does NOT come with any subscriptions to watch ESPN, and it is not a replacement for ESPN. Rather, it complements your existing subscription for watching ESPN by delivering it at blazing-fast speeds.

What devices can I stream ESPN on?

You can stream ESPN online in the following ways:

  • On your laptop/desktop using the ExpressVPN app for Mac / Windows / Linux
  • On your smartphone/tablet using the ExpressVPN apps for iOS and Android
  • On your AppleTV

Will a VPN slow my WatchESPN or ESPN3 streaming?

All VPNs have the potential to slow your internet connection, but ExpressVPN is one of the fastest and users rarely notice a difference.

In fact, using a VPN might actually improve your connection if your ISP has been throttling ESPN traffic. In any case, if you do notice a drop in video quality, make sure you’ve selected the U.S. server closest to your actual location.

If you're using a streaming media device like an Apple TV, you may want to try watching ESPN by changing your DNS settings, a feature which is included with every ExpressVPN subscription.

What live sports can I stream on ESPN?

With ExpressVPN, you can take advantage of the full range of sports available on ESPN. Use your VPN to defeat ESPN blackouts and enjoy:

  • NFL
  • College Football
  • Soccer
  • NBA
  • College Basketball
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • Tennis
  • WWE
  • MMA
  • And more!

What else can I do with ExpressVPN?

With ExpressVPN, you can bypass censorship in certain countries that block access to sites like Facebook, Google, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu and Twitter. Enjoy all of your favorite sites privately and securely.

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ExpressVPN is a VPN service not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the ExpressVPN Terms of Service and ESPN Terms of Use for more details.

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