How to watch Wimbledon 2024: Guide to streaming tennis tournament from anywhere in the world

a tennis player wearing white dives to return a ball

Wimbledon takes place June 24 — July 14 this year, with live coverage across 19 courts available on BBC One, BBC Two, and BBC iPlayer in the UK

Aaron Brown

By Aaron Brown

Published: 10/07/2024

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Updated: 10/07/2024

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Wimbledon is broadcast on linear channels and streamed in the UK, but going abroad can make watching the coverage a serious headache

  • Wimbledon takes place between July 1 – 14
  • British hopefuls Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray are out
  • Last year's winner Carlos Alcaraz has reached the semi-final
  • BBC has live coverage of the Championship every day

Want to know how to watch Wimbledon from anywhere in the world?

The latest Championship is well underway. Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray, recovering from spinal cyst surgery earlier this month, decided to withdraw from the Singles draw, but crashed out of the Men's Doubles campaign with his brother Jamie in the first week of Wimbledon.

British superstar Emma Raducanu returned to SW19 after sitting out the competition last year due to injury. Raducanu managed to reach the Round of 16, but lost to Lulu Sun. The 21-year-old US Open winner also pulled out of the Mixed Doubles campaign with Andy Murray due to a stiff wrist.

Seven-time champion Novak Djokovic is back in SW19 too, after he pulled out of the French Open to undergo an operation on his knee earlier this month. As we reach the final few days of the Championship, we know the Women's Singles Final will include either Croatian player Donna Vekić or Jasmine Paolini of Italy.

Meanwhile, Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz will face-off for a position in the Men's Singles Final.

Wimbledon concluded with a breathless Men's Singles final between Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz last year, which saw the underdog best the bookmakers' favourite on Centre Court.

Latest VPN prices to unblock Wimbledon streaming from anywhere —

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Novak Djokovic returns to SW19 to compete in the latest Championship


If you're based in the UK, it couldn't be easier to watch every match taking place at Wimbledon. Coverage of all 19 courts will be available on the BBC, starting every morning between 10:30 – 11am BST on BBC Two, before switching over to BBC One at 12:15pm. Additional matches will be shown on the red button.

Both of these channels are available via Freeview, Freely, Freesat, Sky Glass, Sky Stream, Sky Q, and Virgin TV 360. You can also stream live coverage from BBC Two and BBC One via BBC iPlayer.

Coverage of Wimbledon will continue on both channels throughout most of the afternoon, before switching to just BBC One from 7pm for the rest of the day. This will change if there's a clash with a Euro 2024 match.

If you're outside the UK, you'll need to sign up for one of the best VPN deals to bypass strict geo-blocks, or watch coverage from another broadcaster. We've got detailed instructions on how to watch Wimbledon in all of these circumstances, scroll down for our complete guide.

How to watch Wimbledon 2024 in the UK

Setting aside the annual cost of your TV Licence, Wimbledon is completely free to watch in the UK. Live coverage will be broadcast across BBC One and BBC Two every day of the Championship.

BBC is available across a wide range of free-to-air platforms, like Freeview, Freesat, and the newest addition to the line-up, Freely, as well as paid-for boxes like Sky Glass, Sky Stream, Sky Q, Virgin TV 360, TalkTalk, and EE TV. However, those who still watch on an ageing Sky+ box will be left unable to watch Wimbledon.

Coverage from BBC One and BBC Two will be available to stream via BBC iPlayer, which is available to download across a dizzying number of devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Fire TV Stick, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation consoles, and Samsung Smart TVs, to name just a few.

Radio listeners can follow along on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra, and BBC Sounds.

And you can follow the latest match reports and news from SW19 on the GB News website and mobile app too.

How to watch Wimbledon 2024 for free when you're abroad

Things are a little more complicated if you're outside of the UK. Those hoping to watch coverage in Australia will be able to see comprehensive coverage of the Championship on channel 9NOW at no cost.

However, if you've paid your TV Licence fee, but are currently abroad for work or holiday — you won't be able to stream anything on BBC iPlayer.

That's because BBC iPlayer is geo-restricted to the UK. It uses the IP address assigned to your device when you connect to the internet to determine your current location. If you're outside of the UK, you'll only be able to watch shows you've previously downloaded — everything else will be offline.

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) let you manually change your IP address.

To do this, you'll need to connect to a server in another country, like the UK. Once connected, you'll have exactly the same experience as if you really were located in the country — bypassing any geo-blocks and unlocking region-specific apps.

  1. Install your choice of VPN on the device you want to use to stream Wimbledon
  2. Grant the permissions to allow the VPN to work
  3. Connect to a server in the UK
  4. Open the streaming service you want to use
  5. Start watching as if you're in the UK

VPNs are available across a raft of popular devices, including Windows PCs, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Linux, Fire TV Stick, and Wi-Fi routers from some of the biggest brands.

ExpressVPN is one of the most popular options on the market. Although it's not the cheapest VPN subscription, ExpressVPN will never allow your broadband provider to throttle certain types of traffic — like video streaming — and includes unlimited bandwidth for every user.

Streaming video is one of the most bandwidth-intensive tasks, so it's important to ensure your VPN provider doesn't impose any restrictions on you. Many free VPNs include bandwidth and speed limitations to incentivise people to upgrade to a paid subscription plan.

If you haven't already signed up to one of the best VPN deals, these are our top picks:

Although it's possible to unlock streaming from anywhere in the world with a VPN, you'll need to check the small print of every streaming service to make sure you're not breaking the terms and conditions. Using a VPN is completely legal — in fact, most offices require homeworkers to install and use these apps — but it could be against the terms of individual services, like Disney+, Prime Video, or BBC iPlayer.

How to watch Wimbledon 2024 when you're abroad

If you're not looking to stream BBC iPlayer coverage of the Wimbledon 2024 tournament from outside of the UK, other options are available.

For those in the United States, ESPN has the exclusive rights to the Championship. Subscriptions start from $9.99 per month, although you won't need to spend more than that as the final will be held on July 14, 2024.

If you're living in Canada, a subscription to TSN+ will cost you $19.99 per month.

Australian viewers who don't want to watch free of charge on 9NOW can subscribe to Stan Sports for $27 per month. The streamer has dedicated apps for Smart TVs, game consoles, Telstra TV set-top boxes, Apple TV, laptops, and desktop PCs.

If you're working or visiting Germany, Amazon's Prime Video streaming service has the rights to Wimbledon. It costs €8.99 per month, but it's also bundled as part of the annual Amazon Prime membership. This annual plan also includes next-day delivery on thousands of items, music streaming, Kindle books, and more.

Without a VPN, you'll need to rely on Movistar+ in Spain to watch all of the action from Wimbledon. A subscription costs €9.99 per month, although like TSN+ and Stan Sports, you won't need to subscribe for longer than a single month, since the Championship ends in mid-July.

What is Wimbledon?

Wimbledon is one of the iconic Grand Slams. Set against the iconic backdrop of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, the Championship will draw elite players from across the globe to compete on grass courts, which are renowned for their unique challenges.

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Naomi Osaka pictured serving in her match against Emma Navarro on the third day of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London


Defending champions and rising stars alike will vie for glory, aiming to etch their names in the annals of tennis history. Fans and analysts will be keenly observing who will emerge victorious, securing their legacy at one of the sport's most revered venues.

What is a VPN?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is software that protects and anonymises everything you do online. These clever apps can disguise your online activity by routing traffic through an encrypted tunnel that connects to secure servers across the globe.

illustration showing how vpn encryption works to enhance privacy and unblock streaming services across the worldVPNs work by encrypting all of your online traffic before it's sent over the internet. This prevents your ISP, advertisers, hackers, and fraudsters from tracking your online activity, stealing your personal data, or placing restrictions on you SURFSHARK PRESS OFFICE

The best VPNs use the same encryption standard as governments in Britain and the USA, so even the Internet Service Provider (ISP) connecting you to Wi-Fi can't see a record of the websites you're visiting, how long you're spending on each site, and your current location.

Advertisers, trackers, and hackers are also blind when trying to track your activity.

Likewise, personal information entered into online forms and other sensitive data sent to and from your device will also be shielded from hackers with strong encryption from a VPN.

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