How to watch Sky Sports outside the UK



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.

In this guide I’ll be showing you the quick and easy solution allowing you to watch Sky Sports outside the UK.

Sky Sports is without question one of the best premium sports channels in the UK. They show most of the English Premier League matches and a whole host of other premium sports.

Unfortunately though as you probably already know, Sky Sports is blocked outside the UK. If you’re outside the UK travelling, on holiday or as an expat then you could still be paying for Sky Sports but not be able to watch it.

Below I’ll show you how by using an app called a ‘VPN‘ you can unblock your Sky Sports account in any country letting you watch all the action from anywhere in the world.

What you need to watch Sky Sports outside the UK

To watch Sky Sports outside the UK you’ll need a VPN app.

A VPN allows you to change your online location letting you appear in another country. If for example you’re in America you can use a VPN app to pretend you’re in the UK. This works from any country.

A VPN fools the Sky Sports website or app into thinking you are in the UK allowing you to watch either live or on catch-up.

There are absolutely hundreds of companies selling VPN apps but after extensive testing I found ExpressVPN to be the best for the job. There are however other options and below are my top 3 picks:

Best VPN to watch Sky Sports outside the UK:

  1. ExpressVPN – Highly recommended
  2. IPVanish
  3. NordVPN

I found ExpressVPN to be a little faster than most of the competition which means you’re less likely to suffer buffering if you’re far from the UK in Australia for example.

They’ve also got a neat deal right now that lets you save 49% off their standard price. Just pick their annual package and you get 3-months entirely free. If you won’t be outside the UK long then you can of course just grab a 1-month package.

ExpressVPN also has a 30-day money back guarantee so there’s no risk.

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How to watch Sky Sports outside the UK

Watching Sky Sports outside the UK using a VPN is really easy. Below I’ve put together the steps you need to take to do just that.

I’ve been using ExpressVPN so the steps will vary a little if you sign up to one of the other recommended providers above but not by much.

How to watch Sky Sports outside the UK:

  1. First click here to visit ExpressVPN and sign up for their service.
  2. Download their app from their website and install it.
  3. Open the app and activate it or login.
  4. Press Selected Location (1).
  5. Press United Kingdom (2).
  6. Press Connect.
ExpressVPN app connecting to the UK.

Watch Sky Sports outside the UK with ExpressVPN.

It will take around 30 seconds or less for the ExpressVPN app or one of the other provider’s apps to make connection.

Once connected you should visit the Sky Sports website or launch their or any other app such as Sky Go that you usually use to watch just as you would in the UK.

Instead of being blocked from watching you’ll find that the service is completely unblocked allowing you to watch Sky Sports outside the UK from anywhere in the world.

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How does a VPN work?

You’re probably wondering how a VPN works so I’ll explain.

A VPN takes your internet connection and first forwards it to another location. Let’s say for example you’re in America.

When you access the Sky Sports website or app it does so directly. Sky Sports can see you’re not in the UK so it’s a simple affair for them to block you.

When you use a VPN your connection is first forwarded to the UK. Your request to watch Sky Sports is then sent on from the UK. As Sky Sports only see a request from the UK they show you whatever video you want to watch.

The VPN service then passes this back to you in America or wherever you happen to be in the world.

The app from the VPN company does all this for you. You won’t even notice this happening.

Are VPN apps even legal?

Another good question is about the legality of VPN apps. You’ll be happy to know that VPN apps are completely legal.

While they do allow you to watch TV from abroad such as Sky Sports it isn’t their original intended purpose.

Their purpose is to protect your online privacy. Part of how this is done is by allowing you to disguise your location and it is this feature that lets you watch Sky Sports outside the UK.

Recap: How to watch Sky Sports outside the UK

Watching Sky Sports outside the UK is easy and to do this you need to sign up for a VPN app.

I’ve tested hundreds of different VPN apps and find that ExpressVPN works the best for watching Sky Sports outside the UK. There are however other choices listed earlier in this guide.

Sign up to ExpressVPN using the button below and download their app. Then connect to the UK with their app. Once connected you can visit the Sky Sports website or use any apps like the Sky Sports or Sky Go app to watch anywhere in the world.

Don’t forget ExpressVPN has a massive 30-day money back guarantee so if you can’t get it working then simply get your money back.

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I would love to hear what country you’re watching Sky Sports in. Why not let me know in the comments section below?

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4 Responses

  1. Serg says:

    Hi Chris, once you log on via the vpn can one get a membership of sky sports if I don’t have an Uk address ?

  2. Glen says:

    I can’t get express VPN to work with Sky Sports on my iPad because Sky insist that I have Location switched on

    • Chris says:

      Hi Glen,

      In this case you may need to switch to Surfshark as they allow you to alter your “Location” / GPS to the same location as the VPN server locations. Drop us a message via our Contact form and we’ll sort you out with a 1-month account free for you to test.

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