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Wimbledon 2018 gets underway on July 2nd and runs through July 15th. The most popular tennis tournament in the world will feature the sport’s biggest superstars you all know and love. It’s an exciting time of the year for tennis fans, and we are as excited as you are for the tournament to begin! This year (and every year through 2023), Wimbledon will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks, but if you don’t have cable, don’t worry — you can watch a legal Wimbledon live stream without cable TV.
Based on the current TV schedule available at press time, I’ve outlined everything you need to watch Wimbledon online without cable for the entire tournament. Enjoy!
Watch Wimbledon Live Stream with Sling TV
The ESPN family of networks will broadcast Wimbledon 2018 from start to finish. In the past, anyone who wanted to watch Wimbledon live on ESPN would have needed cable TV, but that’s no longer the case. Now, it’s possible to use Sling TV to watch Wimbledon online!
Backed by Dish Network, Sling TV allows subscribers to stream over 30 popular cable channels, including ESPN and ESPN2, on their TV, streaming device, phone, tablet, or PC using their internet connection. Additionally, you also get other great channels such as TNT, TBS, AMC, Food Network, HGTV, and more. Here’s the kicker — Sling TV is just $20 per month and there’s no contract required, so you can cancel any time you want.
Sling TV offers a free 7-day trial for those who want to test out their service, but because Wimbledon runs for two weeks, the free trial won’t last long enough to allow you to watch the entire tournament. If you are willing to prepay for a few months of the service, Sling TV will give you a free streaming device!
Access Wimbledon Streaming via DIRECTV NOW
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DIRECTV NOW is a streaming service that aims to give you an easy way to watch all your favorite shows, live sports, news, and more, without having to pay a fortune for cable TV. It costs just $35 a month, and offers 60+ channels in the basic package alone. All of these channels can be watched live, over the internet, on all your devices (streaming players, mobile devices, computers and more!)
ESPN and ESPN2 are both included in the basic package from DIRECTV NOW, so it’s easy to stream Wimbledon 2018 with this service. Plus, enjoy 60+ other networks, like AMC, FOX News, CNN, TNT, TBS and much more. See our DIRECTV NOW review to learn more.
DIRECTV NOW’s free 7-day trial offers a great way to get started and watch Wimbledon online free for a week!
Use PlayStation Vue to Stream Wimbledon Online without Cable
PlayStation Vue provides another simple way to access Wimbledon live stream during the 2018 tournament. This service offers 45+ channels to its subscribers, for just $39.99 a month. There’s no contract to sign, no hidden fees, and no nonsense – just awesome live TV!
Vue’s package of channels includes both ESPN and ESPN2, so you’ll be able to watch Wimbledon online throughout the entire tournament. You can watch live, just like if you had cable TV. Select content will also be available on-demand.
As for devices, you can use PlayStation Vue to catch the Wimbledon live stream on Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PS3/PS4, iOS devices, and more. Read details in our PlayStation Vue review.
Click here to begin a free trial of PlayStation Vue!
Watch Wimbledon Online from Outside the US Using a VPN
If you don’t live in the US, you won’t be able to use the services described above to access Wimbledon streaming. However, there are other options available. If you live in the UK, you’ll be able to stream Wimbledon on the BBC iPlayer app. Don’t live in the UK? That’s okay, you still have options. What you can do is use a VPN to mask or change your IP address to a UK IP address so that you can still watch Wimbledon online with the BBC iPlayer.
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Complete 2018 Wimbledon Streaming Schedule
The full Wimbledon live stream schedule is as follows:
Monday, July 2 Round 1 TBA
Tuesday, July 3 Round 1 TBA
Wednesday, July 4 Round 2 TBA
Thursday, July 5 Round 2 TBA
Friday, July 6 Round 3 TBA
Saturday, July 7 Round 3 TBA
Sunday, July 8 No play
Monday, July 9 Round 4 TBA
Tuesday, July 10 Quarter-finals TBA
Wednesday, July 11 Quarter-finals TBA
Thursday, July 12 Women’s Semi-finals TBA
Friday, July 13 Men’s Semi-finals TBA
Saturday, July 14 Women’s Final TBA
Sunday, July 15 Men’s Final TBA
**All times listed are Eastern Time (ET).
Now that you know how to watch the Wimbledon 2018 online, it’s time to kick back and enjoy the tournament! Be sure to check out our tennis streaming guide to learn how to watch all sorts of tennis online!