How to watch 2018 World Rowing Championships live anywhere
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.
The 2018 World Rowing Championships are well under way and if you want to watch all the action live then this guide is for you.
The 2018 Rowing event is taking place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and if you want to watch live you might be finding it difficult. Most countries don’t offer any live coverage of the event and in others, it’s restricted to expensive paid cable networks.
If you’ve been looking for a reliable way to watch the 2018 World Rowing Championships live from Bulgaria then your search is over.
For this you’ll need an app known as a VPN from ExpressVPN and below I’ll show you exactly how.
How to watch 2018 World Rowing Championships live
The 2018 World Rowing Championships are being shown live on MatchTV!
However, if you’re not in Russia you’ll be blocked from watching. By using a VPN app you can pretend you’re in Russia which will let you watch on the MatchTV! website from any country in the world.
For this I recommend using ExpressVPN because they’re super simple to use but there are a couple of other good providers too including NordVPN and CyberGhost VPN.
Below I’ll show you how to watch the 2018 World Rowing Championships live with ExpressVPN but the process is the same with the other two providers too.
How to watch 2018 World Rowing Championships live Step-by-step:
- Visit the ExpressVPN website by clicking here and sign up for their service.
- Then download the correct app for your device from the ‘Products’ area of their website.
- Open the newly installed app and login when the app requests.
- Press Choose Location.
- Press All, Europe, and then Russia.
- Press Connect or wait for the app to connect automatically.
- Once the app has connected visit the MatchTV Live Stream page.
Now you’re connected to the VPN any websites you visit will think you’re in Russia.
This lets you watch the 2018 Rowing Championships from Bulgaria live online.
You can watch on any kind of device that has a web-browser. Obviously this includes Windows and Mac OS computers, laptops, tablets and phones.
You can even watch on other devices that support VPN like the Amazon Fire TV Stick and use a web-browser such as FireFox to visit the MatchTV live stream page.
There are no added costs and you can connect and disconnect as much as you want.
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When are the 2018 Rowing Championships shown
The 2018 Rowing Championships start on 9th September 2018 and run through until 16th September 2018.
Live coverage will start from the Semi-Finals which starts on Thursday 13th. The full live schedule you can watch with the VPN can be seen below. All times given are UTC/GMT.
- Thursday 13th @ 7:20 am
- Friday 14th @ 8:55 am
- Saturday 15th @ 8:00 am – Finals
- Sunday 16th @ 8:30 am – Finals
You can watch live on all days above using the VPN method described above.
Is a VPN legal?
You’re probably wondering if the VPN service is even legal, right?
Well, good news, VPN apps are completely legal in nearly every country in the world! They’re just a simple tool to protect your online privacy.
When using a VPN it means no one can track what you’re doing online. Not companies, not your internet company or even your government.
You can even disguise your location which is how a VPN helps you pretend you’re in Russia to watch the 2018 Rowing Championships live.
MatchTV! is an official broadcaster from Russia so it’s not an illegal sketchy stream either. Best of all, they show the Rowing completely free! All you need is the VPN app from ExpressVPN to watch in any country in the world!
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How does the VPN work to let me watch?
Whenever you visit a website it knows what country you’re in based on your internet connection.
Let’s say for example you’re in America and you visit the MatchTV! website directly to watch the 2018 Rowing Championships.
The website would block you because it knows you’re not in Russia.
When you use a VPN your request to watch is first sent to the VPN company’s ‘server’ in Russia and then passed onto the MatchTV! website. The MatchTV! website only see a request from Russia and so live stream the 2018 Rowing Championships. The VPN company’s server then passes this back to you in America or wherever you are.
A VPN server is just a powerful computer owned by the VPN provider that acts as a middleman between you and the MatchTV! website.
Recap: How to watch the 2018 Rowing Championships
Watching the 2018 Rowing Championships is really easy no matter what country you’re in.
You’ll need to get a VPN app which lets you change your location.
I use ExpressVPN because I find them to be one of the best. You can get ExpressVPN by clicking the button below. Then sign up for their service.
Download their app for your device and connect to Russia. You can then watch all the 2018 Rowing Championships action live online from any country in the world on the MatchTV! website.
Which team do you want to win this year’s event? I would love to hear your thoughts so please let me know in the comments section below.
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