Tennis tournaments don’t get much more thrilling than the upcoming 2018 US Open, which begins on August 27th. 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 2018 stream. You’ll also need a top router for live sports streaming.
Where Can I Stream US Open Tennis?
First things first: Streaming the 2018 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. For starters, there’s the official homepage of the US Open, which will have live coverage.
ESPN: The Home of US Open Tennis
In 2015, 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. According to Broadway World, this year’s coverage will span across ESPN2, ESPN3, and the ESPN app, so if you’re subscribed, you’ve got it made in the shade.
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 hours of tennis for $99.99 a year.
Meantime, Tennis TV is only $14.99 a month to watch over 2000 live and on demand tennis matches. They also offer 64 ATP tournaments as well as all 9 prestigious Masters tournaments. There are plenty of goodies for hardcore tennis fans to enjoy around their site.
How To Stream US Open 2018 – 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. 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.
- Europe: Eurosport
- Canada: TSN & RDS
- Japan: WOWOW
- Middle East and North Africa: beIN Sports
- Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America: ESPN International
- Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport
- Asia: Fox Sports
- India: Star India
Stream US Open Tennis 2018 From Anywhere With a VPN
However you decide to stream the US Open in 2018 make sure you have the right privacy protection on your side. 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 government snooping all over the news, you’ll want to protect your sensitive information with a VPN.
More relevantly for would-be streaming of the 2018 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. In this case, we recommend using a US-based server. 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 28th.
- ExpressVPN – Now available with a custom easy to use router firmware.
- IPVanish – The premier US based VPN provider that owns and operates their own servers.
- NordVPN – A EU favorite with the most affordable service with highly-rated speeds.
Boost Your 2018 Tennis US Open Streaming Experience With a FlashRouter
If you are interested in streaming the US Open on a Kodi or PS4 through a VPN, you will need some help. Many popular streaming devices have no native VPN support. Using a FlashRouter will allow you to use a VPN on any connected device. This will work regardless of whether the device in question has native VPN support.
Picking the right FlashRouter is a potentially intimidating process – we just offer too many good choice s- but we can help you out by pointing you towards our recent best DD-WRT routers of 2018 list. 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:
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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 or extend your wireless network. You can also control how your bandwidth is allocated. This allows you to prioritize activities that require the use of a lot of bandwidth. This makes sure speed isn’t compromised by other activities on the network.