How to watch ESPN+ outside the US



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 super quick and easy way you can watch ESPN Plus outside the US in any country in the world.

ESPN+ took the US by storm as one of the best online sports streaming services around when it burst onto the market.

With loads of exclusive content, premium sports and a super low price there’s every reason to sign up for ESPN+. Unfortunately, if you’re outside the US for example in Australia or the UK, then you can’t directly sign up and watch.

However, by using an app called a VPN, you can! A VPN will allow you to sign up and watch ESPN+ in any country. Below I’m going to show you how.

Step 1:

You’ll need to sign up for a VPN service which comes as an app you download for your device.

There are hundreds of them, searching Google will leave you dizzy from the options.

After some extensive tests, I found ExpressVPN to be the fastest and one of the cheapest. However, two other good choices include NordVPN and CyberGhost too.

Just click on one of the names above and sign up for their service.

It’s worth taking ExpressVPN’s 12-month package because it’s almost 50% cheaper than paying per month.

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Step 2:

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll need to download the VPN app. I’ll be using ExpressVPN as my example.

For Android and Apple iOS devices you can search your regular app store for ‘ExpressVPN’ and install directly from there.

For Windows and Mac computers you can download the ExpressVPN app from the ‘Products’ section of their website.

ExpressVPN products menu

Step 3

Open the ExpressVPN app and login with your account details. These are the same details you created when you signed up.

If you’re using a computer, you may need to enter an ‘Activation Code’. You can find this either in your welcome email or by going to the My Account area on the ExpressVPN website and logging in.

Step 4

On the ExpressVPN app, you should now connect to the United States. Follow the steps for your device below.

  • Computer: Click ‘Selected Location‘ (1), press ‘United States‘ (2) then press ‘Connect‘ (3).
  • Phone/Tablet: Press the “” next to Selected Location then press ‘United States‘.
ExpressVPN desktop app showing United States

Watch ESPN+ outside the US.

Step 5

When the VPN app has connected now visit the ESPN+ website.

Press the ‘Start My 7 Day Free Trial button‘.

Step 6

Press ‘Sign Up’.

Then enter your First Name, Last Name, Email Address and create a Password.

Then press ‘Sign Up‘.

Step 7

Now enter your Credit Card details and any US Zip Code.

For example, you could use 90210 or 10001.

Tick to accept the Privacy Policy and press ‘Start 7 Day Free Trial‘.

ESPN+ Sign up

Step 8

Once your payment details are confirmed press the ‘Get Started‘ button.

You can now watch ESPN+ from anywhere in the world.

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What countries can I watch ESPN+?

You can now watch ESPN+ in any country in the world.

So that means you can watch ESPN+ in Canada, Mexico, the UK, France, Germany, Israel, South Africa, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Australia or New Zealand to name a few.

However, you’re not restricted to watching in those countries because you can view anywhere!

Do I need to be a US Citizen to watch?

No, not at all.

If you are a US citizen and you’re travelling overseas then you can use a VPN from ExpressVPN or one of the other service providers to access and watch your account.

You don’t need to be a US Citizen though. You can sign up with an international credit card or Paypal account and watch in any country.

Can I watch ESPN+ on my phone or tablet?

Yes, definitely.

As well as being able to watch on a regular computer you can also watch on your phone or tablet.

All three recommended VPN apps have Android and Apple iOS apps.

You’ll also need to download the ESPN+ app which you can do from a site such as APK Pure for Android.

Or use this guide to install it on an iPhone or iPad.

Can I watch ESPN+ on my TV device?

If you’ve got a type of media box attached to your TV, then it’s possible to unblock and watch ESPN+ outside the US but it depends on the media box you have.

The best to use is the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick or Fire TV Cube because ExpressVPN and the other recommended services have apps available.

Some also have apps that work with Android TV devices too and the regular Android app will work with many.

In Summary

Watching ESPN+ outside the US is now really easy and with a subscription costing from as low as $4.99 per month, it’s an excellent option to stream premium sports.

For this you’ll need to get a VPN app such as ExpressVPN.

Once you’ve signed up for one, download their app and connect to the United States.

You can now sign up or login to ESPN+ and stream all your favourite sports wherever you are in the world without restriction.

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14 Responses

  1. Hi.Thanks for your excellent site.
    Im having a nightmare trying to pay or connect to ESPN+ using Cyberghost VPN which is advertised as one of the best.
    In streaming one can choose the US server which it says is best for ESPN+ but that doesnt work.Have tried all the US city servers with no luck.It appears VPN’s arent working as they use to do.Any suggestions.Thanks in advance.

    • Chris says:

      Hi Rafael,

      Is this a case of the VPN not working or it’s not accepting your payment details because your card is registered outside the US?

  2. Chadwick Fairfoull says:

    I have a Espn+ account but it wont let me watch most content without turning on my “location’. Once I do that it wont allow me to watch anything. Help? I am using Apple products

    • Chris says:

      Hi Chadwick,

      You can try turning on In-Flight mode and then after that re-enabling WiFi.

      Alternative you may need to use a provider like Surfshark which lets you change your GPS location. However, you would need to check if this is available on their Apple apps because we have only tried their Android version.

  3. Philippe says:

    Trying to access it from France but it won’t let me watch a number of videos unless I authorize the location tracker to be turned on, and of course they then see where I am, despite using nordvpn and being connected to a US server. Any way to circumvent that?

    • Chris says:

      Hi Phil,

      Possibly the only way to avoid that is to use Surfshark on an Android device which lets you spoof your GPS location to that of the server. I’m not sure why more providers don’t offer it.

      Alternatively can you turn on Airplane mode then re-enable Wi-Fi and try again.

  4. Rod Florida West says:

    All sounds good until you try to sign up…..In Australia and wanted to stream NHL and ESPN + was the only way via VPN. All goes okay till it’s time for an address ( USA ) and to pay via credit card. Tried getting Sling TV and it just won’t register via VPN. Guess we will have to wait till ESPN+ comes here. Was able to stream NHL last year but no more…new home on ESPN+ but on cell and tablet only. No Good 2 hrs watching a game on cell.

  5. Marcel says:

    Same problems here.
    I figured out, that the various free VPNs I tried cant unblock me. After paying for NordVPN I managed to get to the subsribe-form.
    But from here I am stucked. PayPal wouldnt work and I dont have a credit card. The support says, that there is no way, even via VPN, to subscribe from other countrys (Germany, in my case).

    I guess, you have to update your instruction.. 😉


    • Chris says:

      Hi Marcel,

      Thanks for the info. You can use a service like Statescard (Google it) to subscribe to ESPN+ and other services.

  6. Trent says:

    Thanks for this article. I am trying to watch ESPN+ from Australia and am getting an error message on the ESPN+ subscription page saying ‘something went wrong, please try again’. The VPN is working fine because I can’t even get onto the homepage unless it on. Any suggestions?


    • Chris says:

      Hi Trent,

      Are you trying to sign up? It may be that it won’t accept payment details from your location.

      Have you tried a different city or on another type of device?

      • Trent says:

        Hi Chris
        Thanks for the response. Yep, have tried multiple devices and browsers but can’t get to the actual payment page. Haven’t tried different US cities on the VPN but will.

        I contacted ESPN+ but no joy as they did not recommend using a VPN etc. That is not much help of course because the content is only available in the US (despite our willingness to pay).

        Will also try get my daughter in the US to try subscribing and then I will try to use that.


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