The Invictus Games are back for 2017 and if the previous year’s event in Orlando, Florida is anything to go by they promise to be explosive.
In this guide we’re going to look at how you can watch the Invictus Games 2017 online from anywhere in the world. We’re gearing the article towards Brits outside the UK but the instructions will work for anyone regardless of where you’re from or where you are in the world.
To watch the Invictus Games 2017 online anywhere outside the UK you’re going to need a service called a VPN. Below we’ll show you the simple steps to getting one and also how easy it is to use.
How to watch the Invictus Games 2017 online anywhere
The Invictus Games 2017 are being shown live online on BBC iPlayer in the UK.
If you’re in the UK all you need to do is hop over to BBC iPlayer or watch on BBC on your TV.
If you’re outside the UK and you try to watch you’ll be blocked with a message that looks like this:
The reason you’re blocked is because you’re not in the UK but with a small app called a VPN (Virtual Private Network) you can avoid this block and be watching in seconds from anywhere.
Follow the six simple steps below to get yourself a VPN and to use it anywhere in the world.
- Visit IPVanish by pressing here and press Start Now.
- Select a 1-month package and complete sign-up – it’s enough to watch the entire Invictus Games
- Go to the Apps section of the website and download the correct app for your device.
- Install the app, run it and then login when required.
- Select United Kingdom in the bottom right-hand corner.
- Press Connect.
Once you’ve connected which should take less than 30 seconds all you need to do is visit the BBC iPlayer website which you can do by clicking here.
Below is an example image of how you can connect on both a mobile device such as a phone or tablet or a more traditional desktop. If you’re connecting on a phone or tablet it’s only possible to watch if you’ve previously downloaded the BBC iPlayer app in the UK.
Mobile Device :
Desktop or Laptop :
You can connect and disconnect as many times as you wish as long as your subscription to IPVanish is valid. This allows you to watch the entire Invictus Games 2017 and all the events being shown.
Alternative VPN Providers
You don’t need to solely pick IPVanish to watch the Invictus Games 2017 online anywhere and there are thousands of other VPN providers out there.
We’ve tested IPVanish with BBC iPlayer to see how well they performed and in our testing we found them to offer the best combinations of speed coupled with reliability.
If however you’ve got time to search around and look at the available options then three more providers we recommend are:
They work the same as IPVanish.
All you need to do is click on one of their names to visit their website. The process is exactly the same with IPVanish.
The only difference is the apps will look a bit different in their layout but they work exactly the same.
Invictus Games 2017
Invictus Games 2017 will be hosted in Toronto, Canada.
The games start on September 23rd and will run until September 30th.
This year plans to have more games and sports than any other year as the games continue to grow in size.
The 15 countries that took part in the Orlando games in 2016 have all been invited back plus two more additional countries being Romania and Ukraine.
This year will have 12 different events and unlike previous years they’ll be taking place at multiple venues. Previous they were all held in the one location.
Don’t forget to watch the entire Invictus Games 2017 online anywhere all you need is a VPN. You can get one by clicking the link below and following the instructions earlier in this guide.