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Well, it’s been a year since the 2012 US Open, and we’ve only recently come down from the high of seeing Andy Murray pull out the title in a marathon, five-hour match to defeat Novak Djokovic.
And now the 2013 US Open is underway, and all of the usual suspects are set to compete. We’re hoping to see another thrilling series of games from Roger Federer as his career slowly winds down, but there’s always Murray, Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal to give him a run for his money.
We’ll probably be watching from our living rooms, or nearby bars, but for those who prefer a more modern option, we’re happy to point you in the direction of the best ways to stream the 2013 US Open online.
How to Stream the Tennis US Open
There are a couple of very simple options if you’d like to stream the 2013 US Open for Tennis.
For starters, if you already have a cable provider but would like to stream the games instead (perhaps when you should be working, but we won’t tell), you can always access the games on WatchESPN. You almost certainly don’t need us to explain the merits of a stalwart sports channel like ESPN, but rest assured, their coverage will be comprehensive and will come complete with expert analysis and commentary.
Your other option (arguably, the better one) doesn’t even necessitate that you have a cable subscription, and it’s such an obvious solution that we feel a little silly for pointing it out; but if you want to watch the 2013 US Open, you can always enjoy it at USOpen.org. You can be certain that, unlike ESPN, they have little else to cover but the 2013 US Open, and they’re not likely to miss anything important as a result. Use USOpen.org to get in-depth analysis and access behind-the-scenes videos that you will find nowhere else. Plus streaming the US Open on USOpen.org is free! Can’t beat that.
Use VPNs to Stream the US Open From Anywhere
Of course, those outside of America don’t necessarily have the option to stream the US Open, which is a bit weird considering how much non-domestic interest there is in tennis (most of your favorite players aren’t likely to be American, after all). So what is a person in Canada or the UK or China (maybe even an American traveling abroad) supposed to do if they want to enjoy the US Open?
It’s as simple as can be. Just subscribe to a VPN service provider.
A VPN service, or Virtual Private Network service, is a subscription based service devoted to ensuring the complete online safety and privacy of their customers. When you log in to a VPN, all of your online data is tunneled through encrypted servers located all over the world, making your sensitive information (credit card numbers, e-mails) completely secure and out of the reach of hackers/would-be identity thieves. In this age of increased online security issues, those benefits alone justify a VPN subscription.
But, as it happens, there’s even more to VPNs. Since VPNs maintain your security by tunneling your information through servers located around the world, you can use those servers to change your IP address and trick your computer into thinking it’s in a completely different country. All you have to do is log in to your VPN and pick a server located in the country of your choice. So if you’re abroad and looking to watch the US Open, log in to your VPN and pick a US server.
VPNs open up a whole world of geographically restricted internet content to you. You can watch different versions of Netflix from around the globe! Popular VPN service providers for US IP addresses include IPVanish VPN, Overplay VPN, HideMyAss VPN, and PrivateInternetAccess VPN. FlashRouters also offers a new VPN provider comparison list to help you find the virtual private network that best suits your needs.
The Best Way to Stream or Watch HD Sports Online
We here at FlashRouters are happy to help our customers find ways to enjoy the US Open from any part of the world, but we can provide so much more than good advice. In fact, using a FlashRouter will help make your US Open streaming experience that much more fluid.
All of our routers are flashed with either Tomato or DD-WRT firmware, replacement firmwares that are designed to upgrade already powerful routers. With DD-WRT or Tomato, you can extend your wireless network’s range, take advantage of advanced security options, or manage how your bandwidth is allocated (meaning you can prioritize high volume tasks like live streaming, wink).
And if you’re going to be using a VPN, then a FlashRouter can help you with that as well. Our routers come equipped with built-in VPN-connectivity, which saves our customers the time and trouble of trying to install the VPN software on their own, a tricky process that can often lead to bricked routers. And if you hold on to your old router, you can use our popular dual-router set-up, which allows you to switch back and forth between your local network and your VPN with incredible ease.
Some of our favorite routers for streaming include the Cisco Linksys E1200 DD-WRT FlashRouter, the Andy Murray-esque underdog that always performs the way you need it to. If you’re looking for more of a powerhouse like Rafael Nadal, then you have to go with the Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Tomato router. But if it’s the speed of a Roger Federer you’re seeking, then the Asus RT-AC66U DD-WRT FlashRouter, our only Wireless-AC router, is the way to go.