How to watch BT Sport abroad in 6 simple steps
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’m going to show you the fastest, easiest and most reliable way to watch BT Sport abroad. If you’re outside the UK and you want to watch your BT Sport account then this guide is for you.
BT Sport is one of the best online sports streaming services in the UK. It has everything from Premier League football to Rugby and much more in between. If you’ve got a BT Sport account then you know how invaluable it has become.
If you’re outside the UK abroad and you’re trying to watch BT Sport then you’ll already know it’s blocked.
You’ll be happy to know there is a really easy way to unblock BT Sport abroad and watch from anywhere in the world while you’re travelling or even as an expat. So read on to find out how.
Watch BT Sport abroad
If you’re already abroad outside the UK and you’ve tried to access your BT Sport account to watch your favourite sports then you’ll already know you’re blocked from viewing.
To avoid this block you’ll need to get yourself an app called a VPN. A VPN will allow you to bypass the block and watch from anywhere in the world.
VPN: A VPN is a 100% legal privacy tool that helps protect your privacy online. One of the features is it allows you to disguise your location.
A VPN will cost a few pounds per month and the longer you subscribe for the cheaper they become.
For example with ExpressVPN, a 1-year subscription can be 49% cheaper than paying monthly so if you’re abroad for a while it’s worth signing up for longer to save that extra cash.
This solution works on both Windows and Mac computers and laptops and also Android devices like tablets and phones. It sadly does not work on Apple devices like the iPhone or iPad.
Just follow the 6 steps below and you can watch BT Sport abroad in any country in the world.
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How to watch BT Sport abroad:
- Visit the VPN provider ExpressVPN by clicking here and sign up for their service – There’s a 30-day money back guarantee if you can’t get it to work.
- Click on the ‘Products‘ section of the website and download the correct app for your device. For Android devices, you can also search ‘ExpressVPN’ on the Google Play Store and install from there.
- Once the app is downloaded and installed, open it and login with the account details you created when you signed up for the service.
- Press Selected Location and then choose United Kingdom. See the example image below.
- Press Connect and wait for the app to make connection.
- When the app has connected head over to the BT Sport website or open the BT Sport app.
You can now stream any live sport you want or even watch videos on catch-up that you missed earlier. You can use the BT Sport service exactly the same as if you were at home in the UK.
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When you’ve finished watching BT Sport just press Disconnect on the ExpressVPN app. Your connection returns to normal.
When you want to watch BT Sport again in future simply reconnect to the ExpressVPN app. There are no limits on how many times you can connect or how long you can stay connected so you can watch BT Sport abroad as much as you want.
What if I don’t have the BT Sport Android app?
The easiest way to watch BT Sport abroad is to do so on a Windows or Mac computer or laptop. You only need the ExpressVPN app and no additional apps to watch.
If you want to watch on your Android device it’s best if you install the BT Sport app on your tablet or phone BEFORE you leave the UK because it will save you effort in the long run.
If you’ve already left the UK and you don’t have the Android app installed then it’s still possible to get it.
First you should try and visit the Google Play Store and see if you can install BT Sport directly in the usual manner. You can find the BT Sport app on the Google Play Store here.
You may find because you’re already outside the UK you’re blocked from downloading the app. If that is the case you’ll need to follow the instructions below.
How to install the BT Sport Android app abroad:
- Click the Settings area on your Android device and navigate to Security.
- Check the option that allows you to install apps from Unknown Sources. If you have a newer Android device you may not have this option and can skip this step.
- On your Android device use your browser to visit the following URL : https://apkpure.com/bt-sport/com.bt.btsport
- Download the latest version of the BT Sport app.
- From the Downloads section of your Android device click on the downloaded file and install it.
You can now open the BT Sport app on your Android device. You should then follow the 6-steps from earlier in this guide to watch the BT Sport app abroad.
Recap: How to watch BT Sport abroad
To watch BT Sport abroad outside the UK you’ll need to get yourself an additional app called a VPN.
A VPN allows you to change your online location so you appear elsewhere. In this case, appear in the UK even though you’re in another country.
Once you’ve got a VPN you simply connect to the UK and can then use BT Sport anywhere in the world. You can get our recommended VPN for watching BT Sport abroad by clicking the button below, then follow the 6-steps earlier in this guide.
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How do I get around the fact that I need an English creditcard?
That’s a difficult one to answer.
Have you tried signing up at https://www.bt.com/sport/monthly-pass?s_intcid=con_BTSportPortal_Content_Monthly_Pass_PR ?
Alternatively look at a UK virtual card from revolut https://blog.revolut.com/a/virtual-card/
What is the cost? I cannot find any mention of this.
The cost is from US$6.67 (around £5) depending on how long you sign up for. Click through to ExpressVPN for full price details. They also have a 30-day money back guarantee.
(You’ll already need a valid BT Sport subscription for this to work with)