Returning to Aspen Colorado on January 24th, the X Games promises to deliver three days of high octane action. From snowboarding to skiing and snow biking, the schedule of events has no rivals when it comes to keeping viewers on the edge of their seat.
Hosted, produced, and broadcast by ESPN, the extreme sports competition is sure to be enjoyed by subscribers to the US cable channel. It is, however, still possible to watch X Games live online from Aspen Colorado online if you do not have an ESPN subscription or live outside the US.
To get started, you’ll need to get a sign up for a VPN subscription.
What Does a VPN do?
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to browse the internet, stream, play games and more as if you were in another country. More specifically, they route your connection through a server in another country to provide you access to geo-locked content.
Simply by selecting a country of your preference, for instance, the US, France, Germany, the UK, etc. You’ll be able to access all of the streams and sites which are exclusive to that location. In other words, by using a VPN, you’ll never be frustrated by the message ‘this content is not available in your country/region’ ever again!
Why Do I Need a VPN to Watch X Games?
As the Games are being broadcast on ESPN.com, you’ll need a VPN to trick the website into thinking you are accessing it from the US. Indeed, only by accessing the website as though you were in the United States will you be able to sign up for a pass to watch all of the events.
Cool! So, Where Do I Get a VPN?
There are more than 50-established VPN’s on the market, so, choosing one can be daunting. As such, I have done the hard work for you. Meaning, you don’t have to bother comparing any of them, I’ve already reviewed some of the very best, see here. Take a look, each will help you on your way to watch X Games live.
However, if you want to get this done with quickly head over to one of these recommended services. Followed by selecting a subscription which suits you best, and you’ll be set to sign up for a Games package with ESPN.
Will a VPN work on my iPhone, Android phone, and Computer?
Each of the VPNs recommended above is compatible with computers, iPhones, iPads, and Android smartphones. So you’ll be able to watch X Games on your desktop, tablet, or mobile. Plus, most widely used operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Not, to forget that the PS4, Xbox One X, One S, and sticks like Chromecast are also compatible.
Here’s How to Watch X Games Live from Abroad with a VPN
- Choose a VPN from our recommended list and subscribe.
- Once you’re running a VPN on your device, simply select the ‘USA’ as your preferred browsing location
- Visit www.xgames.espn.com/xgames. From here, you can subscribe for one of the X Games packages offered by the broadcaster.
However, if you don’t want to pay, there are free streaming sites with X Games coverage, they are:
- LiveTV.sx – With nothing to pay this is a nice freebie, but, picture quality is not HD! And you will need both VPN for security and AdBlock to disable ads.
Keep in mind that sometimes these streaming sites are able to detect that you are using an Adblocker and they will ask you to de-activate it. In that case, you will have to endure some annoying pop-up ads, so make sure to close them manually, but at least you will watch the content for free.
And as easy as that, you now have hours of extreme sports to look forward to.