Watch the NFL Super Bowl XLIX live online abroad

Super Bowl XLIX

The Super Bowl is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated sporting events in the United States and not only that, for a game that is usually though of as a generally North American past time, the Super Bowl has a huge worldwide following. With such a following many viewers will want to watch the Super Bowl XLIX live online. This Sunday, February 1st 2014 sees the culmination of the current season with the NFL Super Bowl XLIX between New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.

At 18:30 ET (23:30 GMT) the American football game will be streamed live around the world. For the first time ever the game is being streamed free live online from American networks. The Super Bowl will also be broadcast live online by British broadcaster, Channel 4.

Both stations will be restricting viewing to viewers of their own respective countries. If you’re in the States then you can view live on the NFL Website and if you’re in the UK then you can watch live on Channel 4. If you live outside either of those countries both broadcasts will be restricted and you won’t be able to view directly.

However, a system called a Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to disguise your current physical location and appear as if you’re in another location. VPN providers cost a few dollars/pounds per month but VyprVPN one of the leading providers offers a 3 day trial, so you can see how it works and cancel before the 3 days are up if you aren’t happy. IPVanish an equally good provider has a SuperBowl 15% discount running at the moment so you can save on their usual price.

15% Discount

All you need to do to watch the NFL Super Bowl XLIX abroad, ie; from anywhere in the world, is sign up to one of the providers above, download their easy to use software for the system of your choice, PC, Mac, Android or iOS device, connect to either a US Server to watch on the NFL site, or a UK Server to watch on Channel 4 and you’ll be able to stream the Super Bowl live without any issue and without any blocking no matter where you are in the world.

If you’re still worried that it sounds extremely difficult, don’t be, let’s take the two providers above and below I’ll show you a step by step guide just how simple it is.

VyprVPN Logo

  1. Visit the VyprVPN website and sign up by pressing “Start Free Trial“, the VyprVPN Pro package is the best option.
  2. Press Support and then VyprVPN Support.
  3. Download the software for your system/device, for this example, Windows.
  4. Double click the downloaded file “VyprVPN-2.6.7.4591-installer.exe” and install it.
  5. Run VyprVPN, Press the Location icon, Press “Show All Server Locations…
  6. Choose either the UK server or the US server closest to your location. Quit that window.
  7. Press Connect and visit either Channel 4 if you connected to a UK server or the NFL site if you connected to a US Server.
  8. Enjoy watching the SuperBowl XLIX live online from anywhere in the world!

IPVanish Logo

  1. Visit the IPVanish website and sign up by choosing your package length.
  2. Press VPN Software and download the software for your device, our example is Windows.
  3. Double click the downloaded file “ipvanish-setup.exe” and install it.
  4. Run IPVanish, Press Server Selection, then press List.
  5. Choose either the UK server or the US server closest to your location.
  6. Press Connect on the right hand side and visit either Channel 4 if you connected to a UK server or the NFL site if you connected to a US Server.
  7. Enjoy watching the SuperBowl XLIX live online from anywhere in the world!

It really is that simple to watch the Super Bowl XLIX live online and as you’ll have the VPN package for the rest of the month you can use it to watch other great content such as BBC iPlayer, Hulu, Netflix and a range of other services if you’re outside the country of origin. Take a look around our site and you’ll find other handy guides and useful suggestions on what to use your VPN package for.

Christopher Seward

Author: Christopher Seward

After 25 years of using the internet, Christopher launched one of the very first VPN comparison websites in 2013. An expert in the field his reviews, testing and knowledge have helped thousands of users get the correct VPN for their needs.

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