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He's had a two-year wait, but Novak Djokovic is back to defend his crown at Wimbledon after a Covid-19-enforced break. It looks like he will pull it off, too as his opponent in the Wimbledon tennis final, Matteo Berrettini, seems to be flagging after a great start in which he took the first set. Read on for your full guide on how to watch Wimbledon 2021 online – in some cases for free – no matter where you are in the world with our live stream guide below.
We've got all the info on how to live stream Wimbledon 2021 matches from anywhere. And if you're out of the country and can't access your preferred domestic broadcaster, you can always use a VPN to bypass any geo-restrictions (opens in new tab).
Where can I watch Wimbledon 2021 for free in the UK?
Few national broadcasters cover a sporting event quite like the BBC does with Wimbledon in the UK.
The free-to-air terrestrial channel will once again be showing every key match across its various channels and platforms, including BBC One, BBC Two and its Red Button service.
To watch the BBC’s coverage you should have a valid UK TV license, and you can watch all the action online via BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab), its streaming platform, available on plenty of devices, including:
- Smart TVs: JVC, Philips, LG, Polaroid, Panasonic, Samsung
- Desktop: Windows, Mac
- Mobile: iOS, Android
- Media streamers: Amazon Fire TV, Now TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku
- Consoles: Xbox One, PS4
How to live stream Wimbledon 2021 tennis if you're abroad
If you're out of the country for any of the action from this year’s tournament, you can still get access to a live stream - simply use the best VPN around to get past those geo-restrictions.
With most domestic broadcasters locking streaming services to their country, you may hit a wall when it comes to accessing the likes of BBC iPlayer, 9Now and ESPN when overseas. However, by getting yourself a handy streaming VPN, you can hop on a server within the US or UK (or anywhere else for that matter depending on where your online content is geo-restricted to), and this will switch your IP address to make it appear as if you're browsing right from the comfort of your own home.
ExpressVPN is the champ of VPN providers (opens in new tab) with its excellent speed, plethora of security features, and, of course, its ability to unlock geo-restricted content and get us the best seat in the house for Wimbledon 2021.
Better still, it offers new customers a 30-day money back guarantee (opens in new tab), allowing you to give it a shot and find out if it's actually the service for you, before you part with your hard-earned dollar. Better still, right now you can save 49% and receive an additional 3 months with your plan for free.
How to live stream Wimbledon 2021 anywhere else in the world
Regardless of where you're tuning in from, there's a Wimbledon 2021 live stream for you that'll let you catch every serve, smash and volley.
Coverage of this year’s tournament in the US is being split between ESPN and The Tennis Channel (opens in new tab). If you already have access to ESPN via your cable subscription then you're all set and can watch the action from SW19 - just log-in with details of your cable provider. Play is set to start most days at 6am ET / 3am PT.
Don't have cable? Then check out cable-cutting streaming service Sling TV (opens in new tab), with its Sling Orange plan, only $10 for your first month (opens in new tab), including ESPN channels, as well as 30 other sports and family channels.
Alternatively, get FuboTV (opens in new tab) which carries a host of premium TV channels including ESPN. New subscribers can take advantage of a free 7-day trial. After the trial ends, the service will set you back $65 a month for 120 channels.
Canadian tennis fans can watch all the action via TSN (opens in new tab) and French-language channel TVA Sports (opens in new tab). Both networks will let you watch matches online too - either by registering with details of your pay TV provider, or by signing up for a standalone streaming package.
TSN Direct (opens in new tab) streaming service is priced at $7.99 a day or $19.99 a month and can be purchased by anyone - regardless of whether you have the channel as part of a pay TV package in the country or not, while TVA Sports Direct (opens in new tab) is also perfect for cord-cutting Canadians, costing just $19.99 a month.
If you're in Australia, there’s even better news as you’ll be able to watch without spending a cent. You can watch all the key action from the All England Club live via Channel 9 (opens in new tab) and 9Gem (opens in new tab), which are free to watch.
That means you can also fire up a Wimbledon live stream on the 9Now streaming service (opens in new tab), which is completely free to use too.
If Channel 9’s coverage doesn’t provide enough grass Court action for you, then you might want to take a look at Stan Sport (opens in new tab), which is live streaming every match on every court, ad-free. A subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), but you can take advantage of a 7-day FREE trial.
Play from Wimbledon typically starts at 8pm AEST each evening, extending well into the early hours.
How to use a VPN to unblock any restrictions
If you're outside of your preferred broadcaster's boundaries, you can use a VPN to unblock any geo-restrictions and watch a Wimbledon 2021 live stream as if you were right at home. Here's our step-by-step guide on how to do just that.
- VPN - standing for virtual private network - offers security and anonymity as you browse online, using set protocols to encrypt your data and make it unreadable to outsiders.
- As a part of that, you can also switch your IP address, which identifies your location.
- Most VPNs offer a list of locations where its servers are based to join. Connecting to them switches your IP to appear as if you're browsing from that country/city. In turn, you can then access content locked to that country.
- When it comes to finding a VPN, you should make sure you find the best one that's suitable for your chosen device, with VPN providers offering compatibility for a ton of devices, including VPN for Mac, VPN for Android smartphones, an iPad VPN, and even a range of fairly nifty free VPNs.
- Once you've made the decision for the most suitable VPN for your device and your means for using a VPN, sign-up and install it.
- To live stream Wimbledon 2021, all you need to do is select a UK server from its list of available servers and connect. You'll then be able to hop over those geo-restrictions, with the likes of BBC iPlayer opening its online gates to you.
- We also want to ensure your money is well spent, so we would recommend going for a VPN that offers a risk free trial. ExpressVPN is one of many providers that has a 30-day money back guarantee (opens in new tab).
When does Wimbledon 2021 take place?
This year’s tournament takes place between Monday, June 28 and Sunday, July 11
Start times for the majority of days will be at : 11am BST / 6am ET / 3am PT / 8pm AEST / 10pm NZST.