How to watch Match of the Day in the USA and elsewhere

Chris

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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.

Match of the Day is without a doubt the number one football round-up show for Premier League football in the UK and around the world.

Unfortunately if you’ve ever tried to watch Match of the Day and you’re outside the United Kingdom then you’ll know it’s not possible because you’re blocked from viewing on BBC iPlayer. The good news is though that it is possible and there is a really simple way to bypass those blocks.

Match of the Day rounds up the daily football happenings from the English Premiership and with Match of the Day 2 showing the Sunday football highlights there is plenty to enjoy.

So you’re probably wondering how to watch Match of the Day in the USA, Australia or anywhere else in the world? So let’s find out.

How to watch Match of the Day in the USA and elsewhere

If you try to access BBC iPlayer that shows Match of the Day in the USA, Australia, Europe or anywhere else in the world outside the UK then you’re blocked from viewing. You’ll see something similar to the message below.

Content blocked

An example of a block message you may see.

When you visit the Match of the Day page it checks your internet connection to see where you’re located. As soon as it sees you’re not in the UK it throws up the block message.

The good news is there is a service called a VPN that allows you to protect your privacy and one of the features of this is the ability to spoof your online location and appear in another country.

In the case of watching Match of the Day in the USA or elsewhere, you want to appear as if you’re in the UK and this is really easy to do.

Below I’ll show you where to get a VPN service and also how to use it to watch Match of the Day anywhere in the world.

Where to get a VPN for MOTD

There is a huge choice of VPN services these days and it can be confusing with all the different options.

The only real important things to consider are price and if there VPN service offers a UK “server”. Luckily nearly all VPN services offer a UK server which is what will allow you to watch Match of the Day in the USA, Australia or anywhere else in the world.

The last thing to consider is the speed of the service. To stream video to your location from the UK requires a fast service and not all VPN services are fast enough. I’ve tested a selection of services to find those that are suitable to watch Match of the Day anywhere in the world and the following are the best options.

Just click on one of their names to visit their site and sign up. A good VPN service should cost around US$5-10 per month or less if taking a yearly package.

  1. ExpressVPN
  2. NordVPN
  3. CyberGhost VPN

Once you’ve signed up to one of the VPN services above read the section below that will show you how easy it is to use it to watch Match of the Day in the USA or elsewhere.

How to use the VPN for MOTD

It’s best to watch Match of the Day on your computer or laptop so I’m going to concentrate on that. It’s possible to watch on mobile devices but the process is a little different and if you don’t already have the BBC iPlayer app installed then it can be complicated.

Firstly you should download the software for your PC or Mac from the VPN service provider’s website.

Below I’m using ExpressVPN as an example but it’s the same process with both NordVPN and CyberGhost VPN apart from the fact their software layout looks a little different. Basically all you need to do is connect to their UK server and then visit the Match of the Day page on BBC iPlayer to watch.

Below is a quick run through using ExpressVPN.

  1. Visit the ExpressVPN website and sign up.
  2. Download the app from the Products section of the ExpressVPN website.
  3. Open the app and login.
  4. Press Selected Location and then United Kingdom.
  5. The app will start to auto-connect for you.
ExpressVPN app connecting to the UK.

Stream MOTD anywhere.

The ExpressVPN software will now make connection. Once connected all you need to do is head over to the BBC iPlayer website by clicking this link. You can either watch Match of the Day live or use their catch-up service to watch it repeated at a later date.

That’s all there is to it, enjoy watching Match of the Day in the USA, Australia and anywhere else in the world.

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