If you can get away, the first few months of the year are actually a great time to go on holiday. At this time of year, the weather at home is foul, but ideal in places like Spain; flights and accommodation are cheap, and you can sightsee without having to push your way through throngs of other tourists.
There’s actually only one problem with the idea of going on a winter break. It’s Premier League time, and travelling might mean missing out on matches because the country you’re in doesn’t have broadcasting rights. But don’t worry, you don’t have to abandon your plans for a cheap winter getaway just yet. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can actually have your cake and eat it too. And we’ll explain how.
It is no surprise that these sorts of activities are possible, considering it possible to have at your fingertips all the latest slots online, bank accounts, vital health stats and the ability to monitor your house while away all through the power of the Internet. And to watch EPL matches live from wherever you are in the world, all you need is your phone and a VPN subscription.
What is a VPN?
A VPN (Virtual Provider Network) hides your location and protects your privacy online by disguising your IP address. Your Internet activity is routed through private servers in different locations, making it seem you’re in the country where the server is, even though you might be thousands of miles away. Your device connects directly to your VPN server, which then acts as a cutout between you and the sites you are visiting.
Why do I need a VPN to watch Premier League matches?
Just because you are abroad doesn’t necessarily mean you will need a VPN. But EPL is big business, and broadcasters have to pay a considerable sum for broadcast rights. In countries where interest in league football is not that high, it’s just not commercially viable to broadcast the matches.
If you are in one of these countries, whether on business or pleasure, watching matches on your phone or computer with the help of a VPN is the only option. Because you can make it look like you’re somewhere else, all you have to do is choose a location that has broadcast rights for EPL matches.
3 Easy Steps to watching Premier League live while abroad.
- Choose a VPN provider. Just Google VPN, compare the offers and sign up to the one that suits you best.
- Connect to a server. Open the VPN and choose a location where Premier League matches are available for viewing.
- Enjoy the match
It’s as easy as that, just connect to a VPN server in the UK, and you’ll be able to watch every minute of EPL action as if you were at home in front of the box! Now you no longer have to choose between footie and fun in the sun. Just do your research into the best VPNs around, and, of course, check that you actually need one in the first place. Maybe your exotic holiday destination is as football mad as we are, and all the matches will be live on big screens in the hotel bar.