How to watch the Champions League final 2016

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Chris has a passion for helping you watch your favourite TV abroad. When he isn't helping you he can be found watching football, browsing Netflix or watching a good documentary.

Champions League

If you want to watch the UEFA Champions League Final 2016 between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid then this guide is for you as I’ll show you how you can watch for free on an official stream.

Real Madrid progressed to the final after beating a lackluster Manchester City in the semi-final. After a 0-0 draw at Man City’s ground, Real Madrid cruised to an easy 1-0 win on return to Spain.

Atlético Madrid had a slightly more pressing route to the final after meeting German opposition Bayern Munich. After a 1-0 home win for Atlético, Bayern fought back on the return leg but with a final score of 2-1 to Atlético Madrid, the away goal was enough to secure an aggregated win of 2-2.

So an all Spanish final is ready for the UEFA Champions League and will take place at Milan’s San Siro in Italy on May 28th, 2016.

Let’s find out how you can watch the final anywhere in the world.

How to watch the Champions League final 2016

The great news is the UEFA Champions League final 2016 will be being shown live on BT Sport online on Youtube.

Unfortunately the Youtube channel is restricted to viewing from within the UK only and if you try to visit directly without my solution then you’ll be hit with a block message that looks something like below.

BTSport Youtube Blocked

The uploader has not made this video available in your country.

Don’t worry though because with a simple service called a VPN (Virtual Private Network) you’ll be able to appear as if you are in the UK regardless of where you really are in the world and rather than seeing the block message above you’ll be able to watch the Champions League final 2016 completely subscription free.

A VPN takes your local IP Address and changes it to one from somewhere else. In this case one from the UK so as far as websites are concerned you’re virtually residing in the UK even if you’re in the USA, UK, Australia, Brazil or anywhere else in the world!

Below I’ll show you the best place to get a reliable VPN service fast enough to stream live football and show you how easy they are to use.

Where to get a VPN for the final

The intended purpose of a VPN service is to protect your online privacy. Part of this privacy is the ability to disguise your location and virtually reside elsewhere. A VPN is a completely legal tool.

As online privacy has become a big concern in recent years it means there is a big choice of places to get a VPN service from but not all are fast enough to watch live football.

A good VPN service suitable for the task should cost you no more than between $5 – $10 per month. If you only want to watch the Champions League final then you’ll only need a 1 month service but there are other football events such as the Europa League, English Premier League, and other sports on channels like the Russian MatchTV or Australian SBS so it’s worth keeping for more than a month if you’re into your football or sports like Ice Hockey etc.

My first choice provider is IPVanish because they’re competitively priced and they’re one of the fastest providers I’ve tested which means you get no buffering when streaming from the UK but if you want to take a look at a few choices then the following three are all suitable.

  1. IPVanish
  2. ExpressVPN
  3. StrongVPN

All you need to do is click on one of their names to visit their website and sign-up.

Once you’ve done that read below to see how to use the VPN to watch the Champions League final.

How to use the VPN

Using the VPN service is really simple. All you need to do is download the software from the website of the provider you signed up to. You can use the service on a tablet or mobile too as long as you can access the Youtube website via a browser or installed app.

All you basically need to do is run the software or app, connect to a UK server and then visit the Youtube page for BT Sport.

For this guide I’m going to concentrate on using IPVanish on a Windows computer but the process is the same on a Mac. It’s exactly the same process with the other providers too, only their software will look a little different.

  1. Download the IPVanish software from the VPN Apps area of their website.
  2. Install it and Run it.
  3. Change the option next to the flag to OpenVPN (UDP).
  4. Press Server Selection.
  5. Press UK Media or Gaming.
    IPVanish UK Server

    UK Media or Gaming

The IPVanish software will take care of connection. Once connected websites that you visit will think you’re in the UK.

Now all you need to do is visit the BT Sport Youtube page using this link on 28th May 2016 at 20:45 CEST.

Enjoy the match!

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