The 2017 version of Wimbledon Championships (usually just called Wimbledon) will be held at the All England Club from July 3rd and finish on July 17th. There are five major events that will be played in the 131st edition. Those include Gentlemen’s Singles, Ladies Singles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Ladies Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. There are also junior and invitational events that take place during the 2 weeks of competition.
The origin of Wimbledon dates back to 1877. It is the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament. It is one of four major tournaments and the only one that is still played on grass. Wimbledon is also well known for it’s strict dress code for competitors and royalty. Though it was traditionally held in late June, modern changes in the schedule have seen it move to early July.
Because you are here to find out how to stream it online, we’ll take a look at the available options.
Using BBC iPlayer to stream Wimbledon
For residents of the UK, the BBC iPlayer is the outlet for the multiple TV and music channels of the British Broadcasting Company. While watching, you can enjoy live TV or catch up with the service. If you are in the UK, you need to make sure you have a TV license to watch this or anything else. If you are traveling outside the United Kingdom, you will need to use a VPN to connect to a server in the UK. Otherwise you will be blocked by geo-restrictions.
The service is free for residents and can be enjoyed on Roku, Xbox, Wii U, PlayStation 3 & 4, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and more. Because of the number of platforms, be sure to check specifics on the iPlayer website for the other devices that are supported.
Use Sling TV to watch Wimbledon Live
Sling TV is a live TV streaming service that offers an easy way to watch the race. This affordable option gives you access to popular pay TV channels, without the need for cable, a satellite subscription, or a contract. If you are a cord cutter or thinking of becoming one, the service is only a fraction of the cost. Of course, prices and number of streams available vary based on the plan you choose. The tournament will be shown on ESPN and ESPN 2, so you’ll need the Orange package. You can try Sling TV free for 7 days to test the service.
The Sling TV service may be watched on your favorite television by using streaming devices like Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and others. Additionally, it is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. There are other devices supported, so you may want to check their website for the latest list.
Using PlayStation Vue to stream Wimbledon
The PlayStation Vue streaming service (often called PS Vue) is another option you have. It offers the user more than 45 channels for $30 a month without a contract. Those channels include ABC, Bravo, Fox, NBCSN, ESPN, and many more. PS Vue does not only focus on sports, but gives you other popular choices as well. You can also add premium channels like HBO, Fox Soccer Plus, Showtime, and more for additional fees. It is one of the only services to offer the big 4 US networks. PSVue is offering a 5-day free trial to new users.
It is compatible with PS3, PS4, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and others. With this one, you have the option of streaming up to 5 devices at one time, and you can also stream and play video games. Those factors make PS Vue a good option to stream the event.
Use DirecTV Now to watch Wimbledon
DirecTV Now is the stand alone version of the satellite provider, DirecTV. Though some of the streaming services we mention here are focused more on sports, this one has the goal of being a total package. It provides the subscriber more than 60 channels in the starting package for $35 a month with no contract. Those include NBCSN, ESPN, Fox, TNT, and many others. It also includes more than 10,000 on demand channels. You can sign up for a 7-day free trial to see if DirecTV Now is right for you.
The service is usable on Chromecast, Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. If you are planning on streaming from your PC or Mac, you will need to use Google Chrome or Safari. You are allowed to use 2 devices at one time, and there is a rewind feature so you can replay up to the last 72 hours of TV. That can be a real advantage if you want to watch one of the great serves or points in the tournament.