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How to Watch ESPN+ in the UK (Step-By-Step)

Most guides on how to watch ESPN+ in the UK miss out on the key aspect of getting ESPN+ in the UK, which is using the right card to sign up on ESPN+. This is the case even on the bigger “trustworthy” sites. It’s not enough to make ESPN+ think that you are in the US. 


In this guide, we are going through the entire process of getting ESPN+ in the UK, ranging from registration to fooling ESPN into thinking that you are in the US.




Something to Know Before Reading This Guide on How to Watch ESPN+ in the UK

ESPN+ won’t provide you with all ESPN content.


With an ESPN+ membership, you’ll get access to ESPN original content as well as to some top sports documentaries along with a lot of live sports whether it’s college or pro sports, but you won’t get access to the ESPN channels. For that, you need to have a US TV subscription.



ESPN+ will still offer you most of that content, but not all of it. Something to be aware about. Oh, and if you are looking to access more European content, we highly recommend you check out our DAZN guide. It provides the likes of the Premier League and Champions League for the fraction of your TV subscription price, and we have a guide about how to unblock it.


Either way, on our blogs, we cover how to unblock the entertainment content that you want to access, including how to access Hulu in the UK.



How to Watch ESPN+ in the UK

There are just 2 steps that you need to take if you want to watch ESPN in the UK.


  1. Create an ESPN+ account that requires an American card.
  2. Fool ESPN into thinking that you are in the US.


We’ll walk you through how to do it even if you don’t currently have an American card.



Creating an ESPN+ Account to Watch ESPN+ in the UK

If you are traveling to the UK and do have an American card, you don’t even need to read this step.


For the rest that did live in the UK and don’t have an American card?


Use Revolut which you might already have.


Revolut, for some reason, works both with Hulu and ESPN+. We tried both the premium, metal, and virtual cards they offer, and they just work.


Now, we do not know if this will always be the case, but for now, with Revolut, you will be able to watch ESPN+ in the UK.


PrivateVPN isn’t affiliated with Revolut in any way. We just care about solving all your safety and entertainment issues which we do on our blog.


The great thing about Revolut is that it’s incredibly easy to set up since it’s an online bank that does things differently, and since they offer premium and metal users virtual cards, you can get started with ESPN+ right away. Oh, and it’s easy to cancel too if this method does stop working in the future


And if it does, make sure to let us know so that we can help others trying to figure out how to watch ESPN+ in the UK.


The alternatives?


  1. Ask someone with a US card if they can help you out with account creation or if they can share an account with you.
  2. Get a prepaid card issued in the US.
  3. Get a virtual prepaid card issued in the US.


Step 3 and 4 will require some research on Google and might take some time, but should get you a working card, with some patience.


In this step, we covered how to create an ESPN+ account to watch ESPN+ in the UK, but you still first need to fool ESPN+ into thinking that you are in the US which we cover below.



How to Fool ESPN+ to Watch ESPN+ in the UK

If you want to watch ESPN+in the UK, ESPN+ must think that you are in the US at all times. And for that, you need to use a VPN.


VPN services allow you to change your location virtually to be anywhere in the world, provided that the VPN service you are using has servers there. PrivateVPN? It won’t let you connect to every single city in the world. What it will let you do is unblock the entertainment services that you want to unblock such as ESPN+, DAZN, Hulu, American Netflix, and American Amazon Prime. It does that by focusing on quality rather than quality.


For business purposes, it might make sense to connect to a specific location, but for entertainment purposes, that is not the case. 


See, platforms such as ESPN+ must make efforts to prevent VPN services from working in order not to get in trouble. After all, they do not own the likes of Serie A. If you watch it on their platform in the UK, and they only have rights to show it in the US, they might get in trouble for breaking their legal agreements. That’s why most standard VPN servers don’t work with such services.


For a full list of services we support, check out either our app or our blog. And if you see that the service that you want to access isn’t mentioned, reach out to our customer service, or even better, try it out for yourself as we offer a 7-day risk-free trial. Just provide your email and password, and you are ready to go, with the ability to be connected on up to 6 devices at any given time, without any speed limits. 



That’s How to Watch ESPN+ in the UK

On our blog, we do things differently because we test things out before writing about them. And if you found this useful and planning to use PrivateVPN to watch ESPN+ in the UK, then you for sure will find our blog useful for finding out what other services you can unblock, as well as about how you can stay protected better on the internet.


The one thing that we didn’t mention? That you won’t be able to watch ESPN+ in the UK on most smart TVs and platforms such as Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku as these platforms simply don’t support VPN services. What can you do? Install a VPN on your router — not a fantastic option but a possibility that we cover on our site.


Written by Michael Smolski.