How to watch 2be.be outside Belgium
Chris, a UK-born media connoisseur, is an expert in watching international TV. Known as "The Global Screen Wanderer", he has travelled extensively across the globe with long stints away from home. With over 10 years of experience he has become the go-to guru for streaming content from home and abroad.
If you’ve ever tried to watch 2be.be from outside Belgium then you will know like me that it’s impossible to view.
In this simple guide I’m going to show you the quick steps that will enable you to watch the online live stream from anywhere in the world so rather than seeing a block message you’ll be able to watch as much as you want.
If you haven’t previously heard of 2be.be then it’s a great TV network from Belgium that shows a range of programming. Most importantly for football fans it shows events such as the Champions League and other high profile games so it’s well worth a look.
So let’s find out how you can watch from any country outside Belgium
How to watch 2be.be outside Belgium
If like me you’ve already tried to visit the 2be.be website outside Belgium then you’ll know that instead of being able to stream live you’re blocked with an error message similar to the one below.
This can be annoying especially if you’re travelling outside Belgium for a period of time or you’re an expat. Even if you’ve never set foot in Belgium but want to watch one of the events they’re showing then the error message above can be a big disappointment.
The great news is there is a really simple way in which you can stream 2be.be outside Belgium from anywhere in the world.
All you need is a simple tool called a VPN which is a piece of software you can download for your PC or Mac or even an app for your Android or iOS device.
When connected to a VPN you can alter your online location. So if for example you’re in the United States you can make it appear as if you’re in Belgium which will result in 2be.be streaming you the content you wish to watch.
A VPN can be purchased really cheaply for under US$10 and there is a huge choice when it comes to finding a company to provide the service.
Below I’ve rounded up some of the best options to help you make a decision.
Where to get a VPN
As VPN services are originally intended to protect your online privacy and privacy has become a big issue in recent years it means there is an overwhelming amount of choice which can be really confusing.
I’ve tested some of the best providers that offer Belgian connections and who offer fast enough speeds to stream video.
Below I’ve put together my three favourite providers who all performed well enough to stream 2be.be from outside Belgium.
All you need to do is click on one of the names below, visit the site and sign-up.
You can also click the orange button above to visit my recommended provider.
Once you’ve visited and signed up all you need to do is continue reading below where I’ll show you how you can use the VPN to watch 2be.be.
How to use the VPN
If you’re worried that a VPN sounds complicated and that you might not be able to use it then don’t worry, VPNs are really easy to use and within just a few clicks you can be up and running.
The basic idea is you sign-up to one of the providers above, download their software or app and then connect to their Belgian server. Once connected visit the 2be.be website and rather than see the block message from earlier you’ll be able to stream without any problems.
I’ve put together a more detailed example below using ExpressVPN with a Windows computer but it’s the same for a Mac too. The other providers are the same too but their software layout looks a little different. If you want to use one of the mobile apps then they’re even easier and self explanatory.
- Visit the ExpressVPN website and sign-up.
- Download their software from the Products area.
- Install and run the software.
- Press Choose Location.
- Press All, Press Europe.
- Press Belgium.
- The app should automatically connect for you but if not press Connect.
You don’t need to do anything else. The ExpressVPN software will take care of all the technical side of things and make connection for you. This should take between 10-30 seconds.
Once the software tells you it’s connected all you need to do is visit the 2be.be website and you’ll be able to watch anything as if you were in Belgium.