In this guide you’ll learn how to watch the Paralympic Winter Games from anywhere in the world in just 5 simple steps.
The Winter Paralympics are back for 2018 following hot on the heels of the successful Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Unfortunately the Winter Paralympics is often overlooked in place of what is usually considered the main event the Winter Olympics. However, if you’ve ever watched any of the Winter Paralympic sports then you’ll see just how skilful the entrants are. It’s certainly a feat to enjoy.
With lesser importance put on the Winter Paralympics, it means the coverage of the games is often reduced or in some countries non-existent.
The good news is you can tap into streams of the Winter Paralympics using a really simple app called a VPN and below we’re going to show you how.
Watch the Winter Paralympics 2018 anywhere
The Winter Paralympics are being shown on the UK’s Channel 4. There is around 100 hours of live action and even more on catch-up.
With the interest in the Winter Paralympics growing the coverage has extended in the UK. Unfortunately though if you’re not in the UK you’ll be blocked from watching Channel 4.
Using a VPN app you can unblock the Channel 4 streams of the Winter Paralympics and watch from anywhere in the world.
A VPN sounds complicated but they’re really easy to use and from downloading it to installing and using it only takes 5 simple steps – below we’ll show you how.
How to watch the Winter Paralympics 2018 anywhere in the world:
- First visit the leading VPN provider IPVanish and sign-up to their service by clicking here.
- Once you’ve signed up download the correct app for your device from the Apps area of their website.
- Install the app, run it and login with the account details you created when you signed up.
- Next select the United Kingdom (1.) in the bottom right-hand corner.
- Then press Connect (2.).
It doesn’t take long for the IPVanish app to connect.
Once it’s connected any websites you visit will think you’re in the UK. All you need to do next is visit the Channel 4 website.
You can either press Watch Live and watch any events that are live or you’re also able to use Catch Up to watch any events that have happened that you missed.
When you’ve finished watching the event you simply press Disconnect on the IPVanish app which is in the same location as the Connect button was.
You can reconnect at any time and as many times as you want. There are no limits how many times you can connect.
Winter Paralympic 2018 coverage
The Winter Paralympics 2018 coverage shown on the UK’s Channel 4 will be broadcast live from the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead in the UK.
Coverage will start on 9th March 2018 and run until the end on 19th March 2018.
60% of the presenters of the event will be disabled themselves. As well as a host of well-known UK presenters some former Paralympic champions will be in the studios such as Jonnie Peacock who is a double gold Paralympic champion.
More than 100 hours of coverage from the event will be live including the Opening Ceremony, the Closing Ceremony, Downhill Skiing, Wheelchair Curling, Cross Country, Snowboarding, Ice Hockey, Slalom and a whole host more.
There will also be further coverage of the event which will be able to be viewed on catch-up TV.
A detailed schedule of the live events can be found on Channel 4’s Winter Paralympic Schedule page.
Are VPNs legal and what about other providers?
The main purpose of a VPN app is to protect your privacy online.
A side feature of it is it allows you to disguise your online location as part of that privacy protection. VPN apps are completely legal and are a legitimate way of protecting your online privacy.
We recommend IPVanish for watching the Winter Paralympics because we find them to offer one of the fastest and most stable services. In our latest review we scored them highly.
There are however alternative providers and some more to choose are ExpressVPN, NordVPN and CyberGhost VPN which are also worth checking out.
Watch Winter Paralympics Recap
You can watch all of the Winter Paralympics from any country in the world using a simple app called a VPN.
You can get a VPN by clicking the button below, once you’ve got a VPN all you need to do is connect to the Channel 4 website where you’ll be able to stream the majority of the events live.
Follow the 5 step instructions from earlier in this guide after clicking the button below to get a VPN.