Watching the US Open Tennis Championships online has never been easier, and we’re going to make sure that come to the 2019 event, you know just what your options are.
The US Open Tennis Championships was founded back in 1881, making it one of the oldest sports events in the US. Since 1987, the US Open has been the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the year, following the Australian Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon.
The tournament is split between five championships – men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. The most recent winners in the singles championships are Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka.
The 2019 US Open Tennis will be held in New York. The Main Draw starts from August 26th and ends September 8th. While the Qualifiers are scheduled between 19th to 23rd August. The matches are split throughout the announced days, several taking place each day. The games are also divided between multiple arenas – the Arthur Ashe Stadium, the Grandstand Stadium, and the Louis Armstrong Stadium.
You can check out the schedule on the US Open Tennis official website. Right now, there are no names attached to it, but we’re sure they’ll go up closer to the start of the US Open.
According to an agreement reached by the US Open Tennis, ESPN and Tennis Channel are the two channels that will broadcast the events in the United States. If you live abroad, there are loads of local channels that feature the events and will also stream the content live online.
How to Watch US Open Tennis Online?
In order to watch US Open Tennis Live Stream 2019 online, you need a subscription for various live TV platforms or streaming services. The beauty of using such tools is that you get to enjoy streaming wherever you may be, without having to run back home so you can catch the broadcast. Well, not even these platforms can allow you to watch anywhere you go, because there are licensing deals in place which prevent them from allowing broadcasts outside the US. So, if you happen to be traveling, you won’t be able to watch anything. The only thing you can do, however, is to subscribe to a VPN service which will help change your IP address, since that’s what gives out your actual location. We’ll walk you through it.
- First, you should look into which VPN you want to pick. We’ve reviewed dozens of these over the years and we can recommend you go for ExpressVPN, which is one of the best. So start with visiting ExpressVPN’s website and subscribing to the service.
- Then, you have to download and install the app before launching and logging into your account.
- Next, you should pick a US-based server and connect to it. There are dozens of those in there, so you don’t have to worry about it.
- Once the connection goes green, you can load the live TV platform you chose to watch the US Open on, such as fuboTV, tune in to the required channel and watch the event.
How to Watch US Open Tennis Without Cable?
Since we’re talking about watching the US Open Tennis Championships online, we’re going to take a look at several over-the-top platforms since those will get you what you want at top quality.
First, we have fuboTV on the list, which is a great platform for those who love sports since there are so many dedicated channels. There is only one bundle of channels to choose here, namely fubo. If you want to customize the service there are loads of channel packs available, as well as premium networks. While fubo doesn’t feature any ESPN channels, you can find the Tennis Channel over in the fubo Extra pack, which costs $5.99 per month.You’ll get it for a better price if you check out the pre-designed packs they offer new subscribers.
On fuboTV, you can record up to 30 hours of content with the regular subscription, but you can always expand to 500 hours by paying $9.99 per month. The service also permits up to two simultaneous streams, but you can upgrade to three devices by paying $5.99 per month. You’ll get considerably better prices if you pick any of the deals they offer when subscribing. Check out TechNadu’s fuboTV review for more info.
First on our list is Sling TV, which is one of the most versatile platforms we’ve seen so far, offering loads of customization opportunities. In fact, there are three bundles you can get – Orange ($25/mo), Blue ($25/mo), Orange + Blue ($40/mo) – and loads of interest-based channel packs for those who love news, cartoons, sports, entertainment, and more. Plus, you can add premium channels, which are great, to begin with. So, Sling TV doesn’t have the Tennis Channel, but ESPN channels are abundant. In fact, you can get three channels – ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3 – straight with the Orange and Orange + Blue bundles.
Sling TV doesn’t offer any cloud DVR space for free, which means you’re going to have to pay $5 per month to get 50 hours of space. Also, since the platform has a pretty weird model to distribute multi-screen streaming, subscribers of the Orange bundle only get one screen, while Orange + Blue subscribers get four. So, make sure you make the right choice here. To get all the facts, read our Sling TV review.
Another option you have is ESPN+, which is a platform launched in April 2018 by the massive sports network. For $5 per month or $50 per year, subscribers get access to all content that’s on the regular ESPN app, plus exclusive events, original content, and more.
The platform works great and it managed to attract millions of users right from the start, quickly becoming a fast-riser among OTT platforms. Check out our ESPN+ review to figure out if this is the right choice for you.
If you’re going to miss any of the games, PlayStation Vue offers enough DVR space for 500 programs, so you can watch them later. The recordings expire after 28 days, though, so you might want to see them before that. On PlayStation Vue, you can watch content on up to five devices at the same time. Furthermore, users can watch three programs at once on their devices, thanks to a cool split-screen feature. Read our PlayStation Vue review to get all the info you need.