The Centennial Copa America otherwise known as Copa América Centenario takes place between June 3rd and June 26th, 2016 in the United States.
If you’re interested in watching this football competition made up mostly of South American teams with a selection of Central and North American countries taking part then it can be difficult.
It’s increasingly difficult to watch in the UK or Europe because most of the live streams will take place on South American TV stations that are unavailable outside their intended country. In fact, if you live in the UK or most European countries there are no TV stations at all showing the Centennial Copa America.
The good news is there are a handful of countries showing the tournament that also have online live streams.
The bad news is these live streams are only officially available in the country they’re intended for. However, no need to worry as there is a simple solution to bypass the geographical restrictions in place and watch the 2016 Centennial Copa America online from anywhere in the world.
How to watch the 2016 Centennial Copa America online
Surprisingly the best place to watch online is the German TV network RAN.de who will be showing the tournament live. If you live in Germany then it’s simply a case of visiting their site directly.
If you’re outside Germany and you visit the site then you’ll be stopped with a warning similar to the following.
Basically the message above is informing you that RAN.de isn’t available outside Germany.
So if you want to watch Centennial Copa America outside of Germany what’s the solution?
The solution is to sign up for a service called a VPN or Virtual Private Network. A Virtual Private Network allows you to protect your privacy and disguise your location. When you visit the RAN.de website it checks where you’re located and if they see you’re outside Germany then it blocks you.
With a VPN you can appear as if you are in Germany and so you won’t get blocked.
I’ve been testing many different VPN services to find out which is the best to unblock RAN.de and have made some suggestions below.
Best VPN to watch Centennial Copa America
If you quickly search Google or other search engines for VPN services then it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the choice available especially if you’re new to the VPN world.
It’s important that the VPN service you sign-up to has a German “server” as this is what will enable you to watch the Centennial Copa America. It’s also important that it’s a quality service with fast connections otherwise you’ll be plagued with buffering and stuttering and that’s the last thing you want if one of the teams are about to score a goal.
After countless tests I’ve found the following three providers to be the best options to watch Centennial Copa America online from anywhere.
All you need to do is click one of the provider names above to visit their site and sign-up then continue reading below where I’ll show you how to use the VPN service to watch the Centennial Copa America 2016 anywhere in the world.
How to use the VPN to watch
All three recommend providers above have software for both PC and Mac. In this example below I’m using IPVanish but apart from the layout of the software the process is the same.
- Firstly download the IPVanish software from VPN Software.
- Install and Run it.
- Click Server Selection.
- In the search box type “Germany“.
- Next to the German flag change the option to OpenVPN (UDP).
- Select the top most option and press Connect.
This is an Australian example, but you will choose Germany.
The IPVanish software will make connection to Germany that shouldn’t take any longer than 30 seconds.
Once the software has connected you’re now virtually in Germany. All that is left to do now is visit RAN.de website and stream the matches live.
If you signed up to ExpressVPN then it’s also possible to connect to Colombia and watch live on CaracolTV.
Centennial Copa America 2016 Fixtures
You can download the full match schedule using this link or check the table below.
|Friday, June 3|
|6:30 PM ET||United States vs Colombia||Levi’s Stadium|
|Saturday, June 4|
|4:30 PM ET||Haiti vs Peru||CenturyLink Field|
|5:00 PM ET||Costa Rica vs Paraguay||Orlando Citrus Bowl|
|7:00 PM ET||Brazil vs Ecuador||Rose Bowl|
|Sunday, June 5|
|4:00 PM ET||Jamaica vs Venezuela||Soldier Field|
|5:00 PM ET||Mexico vs Uruguay||University of Phoenix Stadium|
|Monday, June 6|
|7:00 PM ET||Argentina vs Chile||Levi’s Stadium|
|7:30 PM ET||Panama vs Bolivia||Orlando Citrus Bowl|
|Tuesday, June 7|
|7:00 PM ET||United States vs Costa Rica||Soldier Field|
|7:30 PM ET||Colombia vs Paraguay||Rose Bowl|
|Wednesday, June 8|
|7:00 PM ET||Ecuador vs Peru||University of Phoenix Stadium|
|7:30 PM ET||Brazil vs Haiti||Orlando Citrus Bowl|
|Thursday, June 9|
|7:00 PM ET||Mexico vs Jamaica||Rose Bowl|
|7:30 PM ET||Uruguay vs Venezuela||Lincoln Financial Field|
|Friday, June 10|
|7:00 PM ET||Chile vs Bolivia||Gillette Stadium|
|8:30 PM ET||Argentina vs Panama||Soldier Field|
|Saturday, June 11|
|7:00 PM ET||United States vs Paraguay||Lincoln Financial Field|
|8:00 PM ET||Colombia vs Costa Rica||NRG Stadium|
|Sunday, June 12|
|6:30 PM ET||Ecuador vs Haiti||MetLife Stadium|
|8:30 PM ET||Brazil vs Peru||Gillette Stadium|
|Monday, June 13|
|7:00 PM ET||Mexico vs Venezuela||NRG Stadium|
|7:00 PM ET||Uruguay vs Jamaica||Levi’s Stadium|
|Tuesday, June 14|
|7:00 PM ET||Argentina vs Bolivia||CenturyLink Field|
|8:00 PM ET||Chile vs Panama||Lincoln Financial Field|
|Thursday, June 16 – Quarterfinals|
|9:30 PM ET||1A vs 2B – Match #25||CenturyLink Field|
|Friday, June 17 – Quarterfinals|
|8:00 PM ET||1B vs 2A – Match #26||MetLife Stadium|
|Saturday, June 18 – Quarterfinals|
|7:00 PM ET||1D vs 2C – Match #27||Gillette Stadium|
|10:00 PM ET||1C vs 2D – Match #28||Levi’s Stadium|
|Tuesday, June 21 – Semifinals|
|9:00 PM ET||Winner of Match #25 vs Winner of Match #27||NRG Stadium|
|Wednesday, June 22 – Semifinals|
|8:00 PM ET||Winner of Match #26 vs Winner of Match #28||Soldier Field|
|Saturday, June 25 – Third Place|
|8:00 PM ET||TBD||University of Phoenix Stadium|
|Sunday, June 26 – Copa America Centenario Final|
|8:00 PM ET||TBD||MetLife Stadium|
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