In this article I’m going to look at how you can watch the European Men’s Handball Championship 2016 online.
The 2016 Handball Championship takes place between January 15th and January 31st, 2016 and will be available to watch online in certain countries. Unfortunately it won’t be possible to watch everywhere and that includes some of the countries that are taking part in the tournament.
If you try to access the streaming services that are showing the event and you’re not in the country it is intended for then you’ll be blocked from watching.
In this article I’m going to look at the extremely easy way you can bypass that block and watch the European Men’s Handball Championship 2016 online from any country in the world.
Watch European Men’s Handball Championship 2016 Online
The European Men’s Handball Championship 2016 will be shown live online on Germany’s ZDF TV station.
If you’re in Germany then you can just visit the ZDF website and watch for free without doing anything else. If you’re outside Germany and you try to visit then you’ll be blocked from watching and likely see a screen similar to the example below.
Which roughly translates to ‘For legal reasons this content is only available within Germany’.
The good news however though is that you can appear as if you are in Germany and rather then seeing that block screen you’ll be able to watch all of the European Men’s Handball Championship 2016 matches live online.
To appear as if you are in Germany you don’t need to wear lederhosen, you don’t even need to drink beer from a huge boot glass, all you need is a service called a VPN.
A VPN is a small piece of software for your computer or an app for your phone or tablet that allows you to protect your online privacy and while doing this disguise your location to appear somewhere else.
Below I’ll show you the best place to get a VPN to watch European Men’s Handball Championship 2016 online and also how to use it. You’ll actually be surprised just how easy it is.
Best VPN for the European Men’s Handball Championship
VPN services are sold by hundreds of different providers and cost roughly the same regardless of who you sign up with.
They’re sold on a monthly subscription basis and it’s possible to just sign up for 1 month which will be enough to watch the whole European Men’s Handball Championship 2016 tournament.
You should expect to pay around US$10 or less which is roughly €9.
As you’ll be streaming video all the way from Germany to your location then a fast VPN is important so to save you the time searching the internet and possibly ending up with a poor service I’ve listed three of the best VPN providers which I’ve personally tested to watch the German station ZDF.
All you simply need to do is click one of the provider’s names above and then keep reading below as I’ll show you how to use the VPN to watch the European Men’s Handball Championship.
How to use the VPN for the European Men’s Handball Championship
Once you’ve signed up to a VPN provider decide what device you’re going to use it on.
IPVanish and ExpressVPN have software and apps for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android and Overplay has software for Windows and Mac with set-up guides for mobile devices.
All you have to do next is load their software or app and choose the Germany option to connect to. Once connected visit the ZDF.de website.
Below I’ll show you an example of how to use IPVanish on a Windows computer but the process is exactly the same for Mac. ExpressVPN and Overplay are the same only the layout of their software looks slightly different. The mobile apps are even easier to use, just choose their German server.
First download the IPVanish Windows software from the VPN software section of their website.
Install it and run the software.
Press Server Selection (1.) on the left hand side.
Press List and in the Search Box (2.) type Germany.
Click on the first option in the list and press Connect (4.).
The IPVanish software will now make connection to Germany making it appear to any website that you visit that you are in Germany.
Once connected visit www.zdf.de.
You can now watch all the handball action wherever you are in the world on their livestream.
You can watch all the games at the following times.
|Round||Date / Time||Match|
|Group A||15.01.16 / 18:00||France vs Macedonia|
|15.01.16 / 20:30||Poland vs Serbia|
|17.01.16 / 18:15||Serbia vs France|
|17.01.16 / 20:30||Macedonia vs Poland|
|19.01.16 / 18:15||Macedonia vs Serbia|
|19.01.16 / 20:30||France vs Poland|
|Group B||15.01.2016 / 16:00||Croatia vs Belarus|
|15.01.2016 / 18:15||Iceland vs Norway|
|17.01.2016 / 16:00||Belarus vs Iceland|
|17.01.2016 / 18:15||Norway vs Croatia|
|19.01.2016 / 18:15||Belarus vs Norway|
|19.01.2016 / 20:30||Croatia vs Iceland|
|Group C||16.01.2016 / 18:30||Spain vs Germany|
|16.01.2016 / 20:45||Sweden vs Slovenia|
|18.01.2016 / 18:15||Slovenia vs Spain|
|18.01.2016 / 20:30||Germany vs Sweden|
|20.01.2016 / 17:15||Germany vs Slovenia|
|20.01.2016 / 20:00||Spain vs Sweden|
|Group D||16.01.2016 / 18:00||Hungary vs Montenegro|
|16.01.2016 / 20:15||Denmark vs Russia|
|18.01.2016 / 18:00||Russia vs Hungary|
|18.01.2016 / 20:15||Montenegro vs Denmark|
|20.01.2016 / 17:15||Russia vs Montenegro|
|20.01.2016 / 20:00||Denmark vs Hungary|