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How to watch BT Sport abroad


If you’re in a foreign country you will experience difficulty watch BT sport via the official app or website. Here we show you how to watch BT Sport abroad.

How to watch BT Sport abroad

  1. Download and Install a VPN
  2. Select a server in the UK
  3. Login to the BT Sport app or Website
  4. Watch BT Sport live

Why do I need a VPN to watch BT Sport?

BT Sport, like any broadcaster, is subject to its licences. This means it cannot broadcast live pictures to countries outside of these licences. This is why you won’t be able to watch live sports, via the BT Sport app or website, when you’re in a foreign country. Unless you have a VPN.

The way BT Sport, or any internet service, detects a users location is via IP addresses. Using a VPN (with a UK server) will spoof your location/IP address and allow you to watch BT sport abroad.

Best VPN to watch BT Sport

  1. NordVPN – £4.34/Month
  2. IPVanish – £3.92 / Month
  3. TunnelBear – £3.77 / Month
  4. Windscribe – £3.08/Month

(See our Best VPNs of 2017 guide for more info)

If you want to watch BT Sport abroad, you can use either a free or paid-for VPN. They both do the same job in terms of spoofing your location. However, there are a few things you need to be aware of.

Data caps are usually the most common issue. Streaming live sports can range from 600MB to 2GB an hour. This will eat up most free trials’ data allowance in a matter of minutes. The next issue you’re likely to face is not being able to select a server location of your choice. Finally, there’s throttling. This is when your data speed is limited, making streaming live video impossible. The best free VPN we’ve found for streaming live video is Windscribe, this service gives you a generous 10GB of data and lets you select your server location. The only issue is that some users have had occasional issues with data speed, meaning you may struggle to stream live video from time to time.

See also: How to listen to TMS abroad.

How to watch BT Sport abroad

The best way to watch an uninterrupted BT Sport stream is to pay for a VPN. This can cost as little as £3/month if you sign up for a 12-month contract or around £9 for a one-off 30-day licence.

Like free VPNs, paid-for services also vary in terms of server locations and data transfer speeds. The best VPNs will offer multiple servers in 25+ countries with enough bandwidth to stream live video in HD on BT Sport. Here’s our pick of the best VPNs.



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