How to Watch NBC Sports Outside US

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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.

NBC Sports or NBC Sports Live Extra is only available online to view in the US so in this guide I’m going to show you a quick and easy way to Watch NBC Sports outside the US in any country in the world.

First off to watch NBC Sports you need a cable subscription in the US, or you at least need a login / password for one of the cable companies there. Generally all the major networks will allow you to login to NBC Sports but to name a few Xfinity, DirecTV, Cox, Verizon, Spectrum-Brighthouse and many more will allow you to access NBCSports.com.

There is a huge range of sporting events on NBC Sports mainly covering US sports such as American Football, Hockey, Basketball and Baseball but there are also other sports covered such as Soccer, Nascar, Golf and a whole host of other sports.

So let’s find out how you can watch NBC Sports outside the US.

How to Watch NBC Sports Outside US

If you’ve tried to watch NBC Sports outside the US then you’ll know like me that after you’ve logged into your cable package that you’re blocked from watching and you’ll see an error message like the one below.

NBCSports Blocked

The selected item is not currently available.

The reason that “the selected item is not currently available” is because you’re outside the United States and NBC only have rights to stream the shows and sports within the United States.

The website knows you’re outside the US based on your internet connection. Based on something called your IP Address which is a series of numbers unique to your connection the NBC Sports website can determine your location and as it sees you’re outside the US then it blocks you.

The good news is it’s possible to get an IP Address from another country and disguise your online location to appear as if you are in the United States and when you do this the NBC Sports website thinks you’re in the US so streams you NBC Sports Live Extra allowing you to watch your sports anywhere in the world.

The way to get an IP Address for the United States is to sign up for a service called a VPN. A VPN is basically a piece of software you download, click a button to connect to the US and there is nothing more to it.

Below I’ll show you where you can get a VPN to watch NBC Sports outside the US and also how simple it is to use.

Where to get a VPN for NBC Sports

VPN services are very common these days because their intended purpose is to protect your online privacy. They encrypt your internet connection to stop pesky hackers or the government snooping on what you’re doing or accessing online.

A side feature of this privacy is they allow you to disguise your online location and appear elsewhere. Due to online privacy being a major concern these days there are thousands of different companies all offering their services.

Some are good and some are bad. For streaming video such as NBC Sports Live Extra outside the US you need a fast provider otherwise you’ll suffer buffering and poor playback.

I’ve been testing various providers and found the following three are the best for watching NBC Sports outside the US.

Just click one of the provider names below to visit their site and sign-up.

  1. ExpressVPN
  2. IPVanish
  3. NordVPN

Once you’ve signed up take a look below to find out how to use the VPN to watch NBC Sports outside the US.

How to use the VPN to watch NBC Sports

The process is simple. All you need to do is download the software for your PC or Mac and connect to their “United States server”. Once it’s connected you can visit NBCSports.com and watch as if you were in the US.

Below I’ve put together an example step-by-step guide and a guide video using the provider ExpressVPN on Windows but the process is the same for Mac, Android and iOS too. If you’ve signed up to one of the other providers then it’s exactly the same theory only the layout of the software will look slightly different.

  1. Visit the ExpressVPN website by clicking here.
  2. Sign up for their service.
  3. Download their app for your device from the Products section of the website.
  4. Open the app and login.
  5. Select Choose Location and select United States.
  6. The app should automatically connect for you.
  7. Once the ExpressVPN software has connected visit NBCSports.com, login as normal and enjoy your favourite sports streams!

You’re not free to watch NBC Sports outside the US from any country in the world.

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