Ray Walsh

Ray Walsh

May 7, 2018

In this article, we will look at why you might want a VPN to unblock beIN Sports outside of the Middle East. beIN Sports is a global network of sports channels that is owned by Qatari Sports Investments and offers one of the most comprehensive sports packages in the world. The channel streams the Barclays Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A, Champions League and World Cup live streams (among other things – Formula 1 live, Tennis, Rugby). It is also one of the cheapest ways to watch sport around, so it is always a disappointment to anyone that discovers the channel if it is unavailable in their country.  

In the UK (and numerous other places), beIN Sports is unavailable due to geo-blocking restrictions. For this reason, it is necessary to use a VPN service to mask your IP address, and make it look like you are in the region that does offer the service before you purchase a subscription.

As beIN Sports is only available in the Middle East and North Africa (they do offer packages in the US, Canada, France, Spain, and Australia – but at varying costs) you will need to use a VPN service that has an exit point available in one of those countries. Not all VPNs let you do that, so if you are going to be using your VPN to access beIN Sports be sure to check with absolute certainty that it does have an exit point in a relevant country  (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Morocco, Tunisia, etc.)

Obviously, you are in the best place to choose your VPN service provider right here at Best VPN.com where we put VPN services to the test and review them for your benefit. VPNs are very easy to purchase and set up, but if this is the first time you are hearing about them you may want to head over to our Ultimate Privacy Guide to learn the basics.

Depending on which country you are in, you will be able to find quickly the best VPN for your circumstances from our home page – where there are top 5 best VPN articles for most countries.  Alternatively, if you are in a hurry to access beIN Sports as quickly as possible you can simply go to our 5 Best VPN Services for 2015 article to choose any one of the five outstanding services there.

Once you have chosen a VPN service that does allow you to appear to be in a country where beIN Sports is available, head over to their site and purchase a subscription. If you intend to buy a year’s subscription to beIN Sports, it would be sensible also to buy a year’s subscription to your chosen VPN as these are offered at a discount compared to monthly tariffs.

After you have purchased the VPN service and have installed the client software, you will very easily be able to select a country that offers beIN Sports from a list of exit points. This will make your IP address look native to that country and allow you to purchase a subscription to the sports channel.

There are a few things worth remembering. While you are connected to your VPN server in the Middle East, you will not be able to connect to UK only websites. To do so, simply disconnect from the VPN. VPNs also do affect your internet speed. For this reason, you are strongly advised to choose a good VPN provider as these tend only to slow down your connection speed by around 10%.

Do not forget that VPNs also encrypt your traffic and are great for your (and your family) privacy – stopping your ISP from knowing what you are doing – and preventing government intelligence agencies from spying on you too.

A final noteworthy point is that most good VPNs (like the ones on our top 5 list) allow you to use your VPN on multiple devices. This means that you will be able to access your beIN Sports account on your PC, laptop or Mac, as well as your Android, iPhone or iPad.

Here is a list of most of the sport from around the world that is available on beIN Sports. To get your heart racing at the prospect of what you could be watching very soon!


You will also be able to watch: