How to Watch ESPN From Anywhere in the World

Content Verification Date: February 18, 2024

The Quick Guide to Unblock ESPN

  1. Create an Unlocator account
  2. Configure your device to use Unlocator Smart DNS or VPN
  3. Go to the website of ESPN or use their app if supported.
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Unblock ESPN

Most sports fans are familiar with ESPN, which is one of the biggest sports networks in the world. Online streaming of ESPN requires access to an American Cable subscription. If you have access to such a subscription Unlocator Smart DNS and VPN can remove the last geographical restrictions. This in turn allows you to use your ESPN subscription from anywhere in the world.

Unblock ESPN With Smart DNS

The first of your options to unblock ESPN is our Smart DNS. Once your device is configured to use our DNS then the lookups that ESPN makes to figure out your location are sent to our US servers. Since the IP of our US servers will be used by ESPN to validate your location you will appear to be American – regardless of where in the world you are. Sounds complicated? In reality it’s not and you don’t need any technical knowledge to use the Smart DNS.

In order to get started you first need to subscribe to Unlocator and then follow the setup guides for the device you want to use.

The great thing about using Smart DNS to watch ESPN is that all your other streaming services will continue to work. We make sure that you are in the right location whenever you try to stream. In fact we also remove blackouts from the MLB streaming service with our Smart DNS. So it’s a great solution for sports fans.

Use VPN to Unblock ESPN and Watch Abroad

Smart DNS is not the only option to unblock ESPN. We also have a great VPN network, which will allow you to stream ESPN while on the go abroad. In fact we recommend using VPN if you are connected to public WiFi like you find in hotels, airports, cafes, restaurants, conferences and the likes. The reason being public networks are unsecure to use without being connected to VPN. It’s a well known fact that any data you send or receive over public WiFi can be intercepted if not broadcast securely.

This is why VPN is pivotal to anyone who is the least bit concerned about avoiding identity theft and the likes.

Once you have registered you can download one of the apps for Android, iOS, Mac or Windows and then select a US server. Once connected you will receive a US IP and all your data traffic is encrypted. The security and unblocking features of VPN makes it a perfect choice for anyone on the go.

Some of the ESPN Shows Available

There is no shortage on content when it comes to ESPN. Below is a selection of the shows that you can watch once you have unblocked ESPN.

News / analysis

  • Baseball Tonight
  • College Football Final
  • College Football Live
  • College Football Scoreboard
  • College GameDay basketball
  • College GameDay football
  • College Football Final
  • E:60
  • Get Up!
  • The Jump
  • Monday Night Countdown
  • NBA Countdown
  • NFL Insiders
  • NFL Live
  • NFL Matchup
  • NFL Primetime
  • SportsCenter
  • Sunday NFL Countdown

Talk / debate

  • Stephen A. Smith – main panelist on First Take, and analyst on multiple other ESPN programs
  • Around the Horn
  • Highly Questionable
  • First Take
  • First Take Re-Take
  • High Noon
  • Intentional Talk
  • Outside the Lines
  • Pardon the Interruption
  • SportsNation

Original series

  • 30 for 30
  • World Series of Poker

Game telecasts

  • ACC Wednesday
  • Big Monday
  • ESPN College Football Primetime
  • ESPN College Football Primetime
  • ESPN Megacast
  • ESPN Major League Soccer
  • ESPN2 College Football Friday Primetime
  • ESPN2 College Football Saturday Primetime
  • Friday Night Fights
  • Monday Night Baseball
  • Monday Night Football
  • NBA Friday
  • NBA Wednesday
  • NTRA Super Saturdays
  • Professional Bowlers Association
  • Saturday Primetime
  • Sunday Night Baseball
  • Super Tuesday
  • Throwdown Thursday
  • Wednesday Night Baseball
  • Wednesday Night Fights
  • Wimbledon
  • WNBA Tuesday

The Following List of Devices Work With Unlocator Smart DNS and ESPN

For a full list of compatibility between Unlocator Smart DNS, channels and devices please see our Channels & Devices Page