Still coming down from Andy Murray and Serena Williams’ Wimbledon victories? Eager to see what happens to 2015 US Open champs Novak Djokovik and Roberta Vinci in 2016?
We know the feeling. Tennis tournaments don’t get much more important than the upcoming 2016 US Open, which begins on August 29th. Those of us unlucky enough to lack tickets to the event will likely be relying on live streams to stay up to date on all of the latest US Open news.
So if your goal is to watch US Open tennis live, especially when you won’t be near your TV 24/7, streaming is your best bet. And if you’re going to live stream in order to watch US Open tennis, you’ll need to know which channels are offering a live US Open 2016 stream, and you’ll need a top router for live sports streaming.
Where Can I Watch US Open Tennis?
First things first: Streaming the 2016 Tennis US Open.
If you’re not in front of your TV for one reason or another during the US Open, you have plenty of options in terms of streaming. For starters, there’s the official homepage of the US Open, which will have live coverage a-plenty.
US Open Tennis Moves From CBS to ESPN
As we reported previously, the big news in the world of US Open streaming is that the the folks behind the US Open Tennis tournament ended their roughly 50-year set-up with CBS in favor of an 11-year contract with ESPN. So for serious Tennis fans, we recommend getting your ESPN3 AKA WatchESPN connection in order, as ESPN coverage of the US Open ramped up considerably, and they’ve more than proven they’ve got the money to cover the tournament in exhausting detail.
Online Tennis Streaming for Cordcutters
Not only can you watch US Open Tennis live but if you are a true Federer Fanatic, you can watch all of his matches on…Tennis Channel Everywhere, which is also affiliated with the US Open. Go with their Tennis Channel Plus program and yourself 24/7 coverage with over 1000 on demand hours of tennis. All for $89.99 a year.
Lastly, if you’re deadly serious about tennis, then perhaps it’s worthwhile for you to subscribe to Tennis TV. It’s not exactly the cheapest service ($19.99 a month, or $129.95 for the year), but a hardcore tennis fan will be over the moon for the opportunity to watch four games at once and 2700 matches a year, with 7 days full replay and pause and rewind functions.
Tennis US Open Streaming Availability by Country
Where you do your US Open streaming may be dependent on what country you’re in, and many of the best streaming services for these games are blocked outside of the US. Of course, you can use any of these streaming services with a VPN, but we’ll get into that later. Anyway, here’s a country-by-country breakdown of what you need to know to watch US Open tennis:
- United States: – ESPN and the Tennis Channel.
- Belgium: – Eén, Canvas, and Eurosport
- Brazil: – SporTV and ESPN
- Canada: – TSN, TSN HD, TSN2, RDS, RDS2
- Germany: – Eurosport 360 HD
- India and Pakistan: – Ten Sports
- Japan: – WOWOW
- South Korea: – XTM
- Mexico: – Televisa Deportes cable network
- The Netherlands and Germany: – Eurosport and Eurosport 2-
- The Philippines: – Balls
- Portugal and Spain : – Eurosport (only available on cable providers)
- Russia: – NTV Plus, Eurosport
- United Kingdom: – Sky Sports, Eurosport
Stream US Open Tennis 2016 From Anywhere With a VPN
As you’re surely aware, not all of these services are available all over the world, but bypassing geographical web restrictions is no problem at all if you have the right VPN on your side.
A VPN service, or Virtual Private Network service, is a subscription-based service with two distinct functions. The primary function is to secure your online data by tunneling your online activity through encrypted servers set up globally. With near-constant hacks and rampant governmental snooping all over the news, believe us, you want to protect your sensitive information with a VPN.
More relevantly for would-be streaming of the 2016 Tennis US Open, a VPN can help you circumvent location-specific web restrictions. All you have to do is log into your VPN and pick a server in a country that offers the streaming service you desire. Your internet-capable device is then given an IP address in that very country, allowing you to view whatever you’d like. In this case, we recommend using a US-based server, as that’s where the most US Open streaming options are available.
We can rattle off VPN recommendations all day here at FlashRouters, but in the interest of concision, we’ll just give you a few favorites that will give tennis fans exactly what they need when the games start on August 29th.
- ExpressVPN – Keeps adding more & more servers with some of the fastest server speeds worldwide.
- NordVPN – A highly popular EU based VPN service.
- HideMyAss – Running a summer special to get you the VPN service you desire ASAP.
Boost Your 2016 Tennis US Open Streaming Experience With a FlashRouter
The important thing to remember when considering your potential Tennis US Open streaming experience (aside from assuring that you can watch it from anywhere in the world with a VPN) is how powerful your network is. A lot can change in a second of tennis-watching, and you definitely don’t want to sudden freezes or stalls to interrupt a key moment.
That’s why you need a FlashRouter. Not only are our routers extremely VPN-friendly – if your VPN is on our supported provider list, we can send your router with your VPN subscription completely set up – but buying one is a surefire way to future-proof your wireless network.
With a FlashRouter, you can access advanced security options, extend your wireless network, or (and this is a big issue for streaming live sports) control how your bandwidth is allocated. This allows you the freedom to prioritize activities that require the use of a lot of bandwidth (streaming live sports falls exactly into this category), and make sure they aren’t compromised by other activities on the network.
Picking the right FlashRouter is a potentially intimidating process- we just offer too many good choices- but we can help you out by pointing you towards our recent best DD-WRT routers of 2016 list. Or maybe you’d be more interested in seeing the best-sellers of last month to find out which are the most popular FlashRouters right now. Whether you’re looking for an excellent and affordable upgrade or a full-blown network overhaul, you’re bound to find something that suits you:
- Asus RT-AC5300 DD-WRT – Offers the best specs all around of a DD-WRT WiFi Router; 1.4 GHz processor & 8 external antennas and peerless tri-band speeds. A true powerhouse.
- Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT – One of our highest powered Netgear routers, and preferred as the top router for online console gaming.
- Linksys WRT3200ACM DD-WRT – The ultimate Linksys networking centerpiece with power and style for future-proofing your WiFi network to next-gen Wireless-AC standards.