How to watch Royal Ascot outside the UK

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If you’re looking for an official way to watch Royal Ascot outside the UK then this guide is for you. In this guide I’m going to show you how you can watch all the Royal Ascot action live online from any country in the world.

Royal Ascot is one of the biggest horse racing events in the UK and if you’re a Brit abroad or you’re just a horse racing fan then you’ll want to tune in to watch.

With 5 days of racing action to watch it’s one you won’t want to miss.

Unfortunately though around the world there is limited coverage of Royal Ascot. In this guide I’m going to show you an easy way how you can keep up with all the action on your computer, laptop, tablet, phone, firestick or many other types of devices.

Watch Royal Ascot outside the UK

Royal Ascot is being shown live in the UK on the ITV channel. This means it’ll also be streamed live on the ITV Hub service which was formally known as ITV Player.

As well as the live streams there will also be catch-up coverage of the event so if you can’t make the live viewings due to time differences then you can also watch at a later time or date.

ITV Hub is restricted to viewing from within the UK and if you try to visit outside the UK you’ll be blocked.

The solution to this is to get yourself a VPN app. A VPN will allow you to unblock the ITV Hub website and watch Royal Ascot outside the UK from any country.

A VPN is a completely legal privacy tool that can help you disguise your real location. This stops companies and hackers from tracking you and allows you to unblock overseas services such as ITV Hub.

All you need to do is follow the simple steps below which show you where to get a VPN and how easy they are to use to watch Royal Ascot outside the UK.

How to watch Royal Ascot outside the UK Steps

Watching Royal Ascot is really simple and all you’ll need is a VPN app. VPN apps are offered by different companies and not all are suitable for ITV Hub.

I’ve tested a range of them and the following 3 VPN services were my favourite. All you need to do is pick one.

  1. ExpressVPN
  2. NordVPN
  3. IPVanish

ExpressVPN is ever so slightly better than the other providers and below I’m using them as my example, but the process is pretty much the same with the other two options too.

  1. Visit your chosen VPN provider, for example ExpressVPN by clicking here and sign-up for their service.
  2. Once you’ve completed sign-up head over to the Products section of the menu and select the type of device you have, eg; Android, Apple iOS, Windows, Mac etc.
  3. Download and install the correct app for your device.
  4. Open the app and login when required.
  5. Press Choose Location (1.) then double click on United Kingdom (2.).
  6. The app will now start to connect and let you know when it’s connected. This should take less than 30 seconds.
  7. Once the app has connected head over to the ITV Hub website by clicking here.
ExpressVPN app connecting to the UK.

Watch Royal Ascot.

You’ll need to create an account on the ITV Hub website if you don’t already have one. They’re free but you’ll need to enter a UK Post Code. You can enter any such as WV5 9DL, TW9 3HR, ML6 6DE or PL34 0HL.

You can now watch Royal Ascot live by clicking ‘Live TV’ or you can watch on catch-up using the Search function.

When you’ve finished watching simply disconnect but don’t forget that Royal Ascot runs for 5 days so you can reconnect at any point and continue watching.

When is Royal Ascot taking place?

Royal Ascot starts in June and will run for 5 days.

Day 1:

Coverage will start from 9:30 am BST (British Summer Time) and run until 6 pm on the opening day. This includes an opening show and a full days coverage of live events.

Import times to remember:

2.30 – The Queen Anne Stakes
3.05 – The Coventry Stakes

Day 2:

Again coverage kicks off at 9:30 am with an opening show that runs until 10:30. After which there is live coverage of events from 1:30 pm until 6 pm.

Important times to remember:

2.30 – The Queen Mary Stakes
3.05 – The Queen’s Vase
3.40 – The Duke of Cambridge Stakes
4.20 – The Prince of Wales’s Stakes
5.00 – The Royal Hunt Cup
5.35 – The Jersey Stakes

Day 3:

Day 3 is another full day of racing action starting from 9:30 am and running until 6 pm. Again the early morning show starts at 9:30 until 10:30 and then resumes with live coverage from 1:30 pm until 6 pm.

Important times to remember:

2.30 – The Norfolk Stakes
3.05 – The Hampton Court Stakes
3.40 – The Ribblesdale Stakes
4.20 – The Gold Cup
5.00 – The Britannia Stakes
5.35 – The King George V Stakes

Day 4:

Day 4 follows the same pattern as the other days starting from 9:30 am and running until 6 pm.

Important times to remember:

3.40 – The Commonwealth Cup
4.20 – The Coronation Stakes
5.00 – The Sandringham Stakes
5.35 – The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes

Day 5:

The schedule of the final day hadn’t been released at the time of writing this article but you can assume it’ll follow a similar pattern to the other days. A full day of racing is on the cards.

Recap Watch Royal Ascot outside the UK

If you want to watch Royal Ascot outside the UK then you’ll need to get yourself a VPN app which will allow you to tap into the official UK stream of the event.

I recommend using ExpressVPN because I found them to be a bit better than the competition. You can sign up for an account by using the link below.

Once you’ve signed up, download the correct app for your device type, install it and connect to the United Kingdom.

When you’re connected head over to the ITV Hub website where you’ll be able to watch all the Royal Ascot action live in any country.

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