The new tennis season is just around the corner and we wanted to make sure that everyone knows how they can watch Wimbledon online since this is such an iconic tournament.
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, going back to 1877. It’s one of the four Grand Slam tournaments, alongside the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open.
There are five main events at Wimbledon, as well as four junior events and seven invitation events. The five main events are the ones that are getting all the media time, so you’re going to see gentlemen’s singles, ladies singles, gentlemen’ doubles, ladies’ doubles, and mixed doubles.
For the first time ever, the 2019 event will have a set tie-break in the final sets. According to the All England Lawn Tennis Club, tie-breaks will be played at 12-12 in the final set at Wimbledon. The decision comes after the final set of Kevin Anderson and Josh Isner during their semi-final in 2018 lasted almost three hours, making it the second longest match in Wimbledon history. The winner will be the first player or team to reach seven points with an advantage of two or more points.
In 2019, Wimbledon will take place in July, between the 1st of the month and the 14th. Here is the schedule for the next Wimbledon, and if it looks familiar it’s because they do things the same way every year.
- First Round – July 1 (Monday)
- First Round – July 2 (Tuesday)
- Second Round – July 3 (Wednesday)
- Second Round – July 4 (Thursday)
- Third Round – July 5 (Friday)
- Third Round – July 6 (Saturday)
- Round of 16 – July 8 (Monday)
- Women’s Quarterfinals – July 9 (Tuesday)
- Men’s Quarterfinals – July 10 (Wednesday)
- Women’s Semifinals – July 11 (Thursday)
- Men’s Semifinals – July 12 (Friday)
- Women’s Finals – July 13 (Saturday)
- Men’s Finals – Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer on July 14 (Sunday) at 2 PM
As the Wimbledon kicks off, we have a full list of players that you can check out, alongside their results. You can see the competitor list for both the Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Seeds.
The full schedule for the event is also available and you can check to see who’s playing against whom and at what time. Thankfully, the site will display both the Wimbledon time and your local time, depending on the location your IP gives out.
There are numerous broadcasters signed up for Wimbledon, coming from all corners of the world. In the UK, for instance, it’s a BBC affair, with the broadcasts being split between BBC1 and BB2. In the US, the broadcast is split between ESPN and Tennis Channel, so you have some room to play with here.
How to Watch Wimbledon Online?
Nowadays, we have the privilege of watching TV online, which is quite the thing to be able to do, especially since we are no longer rooted to our living rooms and can watch even when on the bus, for example. One thing these platforms have in common, however, is that you can’t watch anything if you’re outside the US. So, if you have any traveling plans during the Wimbledon you should look into ways you can unlock the live TV platforms you chose to watch the matches on. In order to do this, you need to change your IP address, which is exactly what VPNs are great at, so you should look into subscribing to a VPN service. Here’s what you need to do.
- The first thing you need to figure out is which VPN to subscribe to. We’ve reviewed countless such tools over the years and we’ve come to really appreciate ExpressVPN for its security features and the many servers it has. So, start by visiting ExpressVPN’s website and subscribing to the service.
- Now, you can download and install the app. When the process is complete, launch the app and log into your account.
- Then, you should look for a US-based server and connect to it. There are dozens of those on ExpressVPN, so you have plenty of room to choose.
- Once the connection is established, you can load the live TV platform you chose to watch Wimbledon on, such as ESPN+, and switch to the match you want to watch.
How to Watch Wimbledon Without Cable?
Since we want you to be able to watch these Wimbledon matches online, we’re going to look at online live TV streaming platforms that offer some great perks and TV channels.
|Bundles||fubo ($54.99/mo) + Family ($59.99/mo), Family Deluxe ($64.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo) promo packs.|
|Customization||Channel Bundles - fubo Cycling ($11.99/mo), International Sports Plus ($5.99/mo), Sports Plus ($8.99/mo), Adventure Plus ($4.99/mo), NBA League Pass ($28.99/mo), Portuguese Plus ($14.99/mo), Latino Plus ($7.99/mo), fubo Extra ($5.99/mo) Premium Networks - Showtime ($10.99/mo), AMC Premiere ($4.99/mo), FX Plus ($5.99/mo), RAI Italia ($7.99/mo)|
|Device support||Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, Android, Chromecast, web browser|
|DVR||30 hours, unlimited time storage, expandable to 500 hours via extra feature ($9.99/mo)|
|Free trial||Yes, 7 days|
First, on our list, we have fuboTV, which is a great platform for sports lovers, offering dozens of dedicated channels. There’s a single bundle you can get here, namely fubo, but you can add loads of channel packs and premium networks if you want more. Well, while fuboTV may not feature ESPN in its offering, you can get Tennis Channel via the fubo Extra pack which costs $5.99 per month. fuboTV also has some special-priced packs that will get you a better deal for various add-ons.
fuboTV offers subscribers a way to record up to 30 hours of content to the cloud via the DVR feature, but anyone can upgrade to 500 hours by paying $9.99 per month. Also, subscribers can enjoy watching content on two devices at once, with a third being available for $6 per month. Better prices are offered via the special packs fubo has. Read all about the platform by reading our fuboTV review.
2. Sling TV
|Bundles||Sling Orange ($25/mo), Sling Blue ($25/mo), Sling Orange + Blue ($40/mo)|
Channel bundles - Comedy ($5/mo), Espanol ($5/mo), Heartland ($5/mo), Hollywood ($5/mo), Lifestyle ($5/mo), News ($5/mo), Kids ($5/mo), Sports ($5/mo with Orange, $10/mo with Blue or Orange + Blue), Kids + Comedy + News + Lifestyle ($10/mo)
Premium Channels - Showtime ($10/mo), STARZ ($9/mo), EPIX ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Here TV ($8/mo), Grokker ($7/mo), Stingray Karaoke ($7/mo), UP Faith & Family ($5/mo), Pantaya ($6/mo), CineFest ($5/mo), Hopster ($5/mo), Comedy Dynamics ($5/mo), Dove Channel ($5/mo), DogTV ($5/mo), CONtv ($5/mo), Docurama ($5/mo), Outside TV Features ($5/mo)
NBA- League Pass ($29/mo), Team Pass ($18/mo)
|Device support||Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, AirTV Player, Xiaomi, LG Smart TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, Fire tablets, Xbox One, Chrome web browser|
|DVR||Up to 50 hours, unlimited storage time. Expandable by another 50 hours with extra feature|
|Free trial||Yes, 7 days|
First on our rundown is Sling TV, or, in other words, the most adaptable platform we’ve seen up until now, offering heaps of customization openings. There are three bundles you can get here – Orange ($25/mo), Blue ($25/mo), Orange + Blue ($40/mo) – and loads of channel packs grouped by the interest for the anyone who loves news, kid’s shows, sports, entertainment, and so on. There are also some premium channels you can enjoy. On Sling TV, you’ll find that ESPN (alongside ESPN 2 and ESPN 3) are present in the Orange and Orange + Blue bundles. The Tennis Channel is also an option if you add the Sports Extra pack, which costs $5 per month for Orange subscribers and $10 per month for Blue and Orange + Blue subscribers.
Sling TV doesn’t come with any cloud DVR space included in the subscription so you will need to pay $5 every month to get 50 hours of cloud space. Likewise, since the OTT has a rather odd attitude towards multi-screen streaming, those who pick the Orange package get one screen only, while Orange + Blue subscribers get four. In order to get all the info about this platform, come read our Sling TV review.
|Bundles||Monthly - $5, Yearly - $50|
|Multi-screen streaming||5 devices|
|Device support||Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Smart TVs, Fire Tablets, iOS, Android smartphones, Android TV, Chromecast, web|
|Free trial||Yes, 7 days|
You have another option to watch the Wimbledon online – ESPN+. The platform was only launched in April 2018 and managed to attract millions of subscribers in just a few months.
Access to the premium platform costs $5 per month or $50 per year, and subscribers get access to all that’s on the regular ESPN platform, as well as exclusive events, original content, and much more. We have an ESPN+ review ready if you want to give it a read.
|Bundles||A single bundle - Hulu with Live TV - $44.99 per month|
Premium channels - HBO ($14.99/mo), Showtime ($10.99/mo), Cinemax ($9.99/mo), STARZ ($8.99/mo)
Channel Packs - Entertainment ($7.99/mo), Espanol ($4.99/mo)
|Device support||iOS, Android, FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, browsers|
|DVR||50 Hours Cloud DVR by default, Enhanced Cloud DVR - 200 Hours ($14.99/mo)|
|Free trial||Yes, 7 days|
On top of the video-on-demand plans Hulu has offered for years, there’s also a live TV option featuring a single bundle of channels for $44.99 per month. Thankfully, it’s full of really cool channels that we know you’ll love. The list of channels thankfully includes ESPN and ESPN 2. Sadly, there’s no Tennis Channel on the list, so you’ll have to embrace ESPN instead.
Subscribers get access to 50 hours of DVR storage space that they can use to record the matches in the event so that you won’t miss any. Furthermore, you can likewise expand to 200 hours of storage space by paying $14.99 every month for the Enhanced Cloud DVR feature. With Hulu with Live TV, you’ll also get to enjoy two simultaneous streams on your account, although you can upgrade to an infinite number of devices by paying $14.99 per month. Check out our Hulu review for all the info you need to make a decision.
5. YouTube TV
|Bundles||A single bundle - $49.99 per month ($54.99 if billed through Apple)|
|Customization||Premium channels - AMC Premiere ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($15/mo), Showtime ($7/mo), Starz ($9/mo), Shudder ($5/mo), Sundance Now ($7/mo), NBA League Pass ($40/mo or $124/year), EPIX ($6/mo)|
|Device support||Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, Samsung and LG Smart TVs, iOS, Android|
|DVR||Unlimited storage space, recordings saved for 9 months|
|Free trial||Yes, 7 days|
Next comes YouTube TV which only has one bundle of channels. It’s an odd platform for this reason because aside from Hulu, they all offer multiple options. Of course, in the case of Hulu, it makes sense since it’s not a standalone tool, but with YouTube TV, not so much. The monthly subscription for dozens of channels and some cool perks costs $49.99. Thankfully, YouTube TV will help you watch all Wimbledon matches since its list of channels features ESPN, ESPN 2, as well as the Tennis Channel.
If you don’t want to miss a thing, YouTube TV offers unlimited storage space, although the recordings will expire within nine months. Plus, if you want your family to be able to watch something else while you watch the top tennis players, they can do so quite easily as three simultaneous streams are permitted. Make sure to give our YouTube TV review a read before making a decision.
6. DirecTV Now
|Bundles||Plus ($50/mo) and Max ($70/mo) Other Packages - Entertainment ($93/mo), Choice ($110/mo), Xtra ($124/mo), Ultimate ($135/mo), and Optimo Mas ($86/mo)|
|Customization||Channel packs - DirecTV Now Deportes ($5/mo) and DirecTV Now Espanol ($15/mo) Premium Networks - HBO (included with Plus and Max), Cinemax ($11/mo or included with Max), Showtime ($11/mo), STARZ ($11/mo) International Bundles - Vietnamese ($20/mo), Brazilian ($30/mo), Korean ($30/mo)|
|Device support||Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, browsers|
|DVR||Up to 20 hours, 30 days limit, no expansions|
|Free trial||Yes, 7 days|
We also have DirecTV Now on the list, which is great because the platform has loads of bundles to choose between. Two of the seven bundles DirecTV Now features were added in early spring, namely Plus and Max, while the other five – Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, and Optimo Mas – were renamed and their prices went up quite a bit. If you want more, you can add a bunch of packs featuring Spanish or international channels, as well as premium networks. When looking for ESPN on DirecTV Now, you’ll find it in all seven bundles, although it is replaced by ESPN Deportes in the Optimo Mas bundle. As for the Tennis Channel, that one is only a part of three bundles, namely Choice, Xtra, and Ultimate.
When it comes to recording matches when you’re away, you should know that there’s only one cloud storage space option here – 20 hours that come included with the subscription. The platform allows users to stream to two devices simultaneously, but you can add another for $5 per month. Give Our DirecTV Now review a read to get all the details.
7. PlayStation Vue
|Bundles||Access ($49.99/mo), Core ($54.99/mo), Elite ($64.99/mo), Ultra ($84.99/mo)|
|Customization||Channel bundles - Sports Pack ($10/mo), Espanol Pack ($4.99/mo, $3.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Premium channels - HBO ($15/mo, or included in Ultra), Showtime ($10.99/mo, $8.99/mo with PlayStation Plus, or included in Ultra), FX+ ($5.99/mo), Epix ($3.99/mo, $2.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Cinemax ($15/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($14.99/mo or $12.99 with PlayStation Plus), Hi-YAH! ($2.99/mo or $1.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Bundles - HBO + Cinemax ($21.99/mo or $19.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Epix Hits + Showtime ($13.99/mo or $11.49/mo with PlayStation Plus)|
|Device support||Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Roku, PS3, PS4, browser|
|DVR||Up to 500 programs, 28 days limit|
|Free trial||Yes, 5 days|
The next platform actually managed to get the best score out of all OTTs when we reviewed them – PlayStation Vue. There are four bundles you can get here – Access ($44.99/mo), Core ($49.99/mo), Elite ($59.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo), and the latter is so much more expensive because it also includes access to HBO and Showtime. If you’re looking for ESPN, you should know that all bundles feature the channel so you can pick whichever one you like best. PlayStation Vue features Tennis Channel in the Elite and Ultra bundles.
If you want to make sure you can record the matches you’re going to be too busy to watch, PlayStation Vue offers cloud DVR storage space for 500 programs. The recordings expire after 28 days, so you have to make sure you watch them all beforehand. PlayStation Vue also allows users to watch on up to five devices simultaneously, and if you’re adventurous, you can also split your screen in three and watch three programs at once. Give our PlayStation Vue review a read before going forward.
Wimbledon is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments and it’s watched and loved by people from all over the world. Thankfully, today’s technology has made it easy for everyone to watch the matches online, on whatever device they want, from whatever corner of the world. We’d love to hear what platform you’ve picked in the comments section below, and please share the article online so others can enjoy the Wimbledon online. Come chat with us on TechNadu’s Facebook and Twitter pages.