This summer’s ongoing European Championship tournament isn’t lacking in drama or upsets, despite the overall paucity of goals. Some teams have been accused of torpid, stifling play, normally from those corners that don’t love the drama an underdog or stock-narrative-killer brings. That’s why we put together our five best VPN picks to watch the Euro 2016 final. BBC and ITV Hub have been splitting broadcasting duties evenly for the group stage and knockout matches thus far, with each one also broadcasting the final. More details to go after our VPN picks. Time for kickoff!
Iceland made it two ‘Brexits’ in three days (too soon?!). Well, at least all the games are free to watch with a UK IP.
Best VPN for Euro 2016 Summary
|1||ExpressVPN review||$6.67 / month||Visit Site|
|2||IPVanish review||$3.25 / month||Visit Site|
|3||VyprVPN review||$6.67 / month||Visit Site|
|4||BolehVPN review||$6.67 / month||Visit Site|
|5||SaferVPN review||$5.99 / month||Visit Site|
- UK Servers
- Blazing Speed
- Intuitive UI
- Superb Support
- Great Encryption
- Pricier Side
ExpressVPN is an industry stalwart begininning with its robust server network, for global coverage. With servers in upwards of 78 countries – and multiple UK option – you’d be in the clar for most unblocking and streaming locations. Watching the final rounds of this exciting Euro edition on ITV Hub and the BBC iPlayer is a breeze, with speeds more than adequate for catching all the action live, as opposed to hearing your phone alerts go off for a goal, and spoiling the moment.What’s more, ExpressVPN’s VPN apps are the same regardless of OS or mobile device, so you’re good there – just don’t watch and drive!
There’s also an ample 30-day money-back guarantee in place should you run into any issues, which we can say with some confidence is unlikely. Even so, support is regularly mentioned as among the best on offer from any VPN service. Don’t miss a cracking final, underdogs, or not.
- UK Servers
- Speed Demon
- Cross-Compatible Software
- Decent Support
- Tough encryption
- You won’t be able to get your friends out of your house!
We feel above-board in recommending IPVanish for streaming the Euros, or any other VPN function for that matter. The superlative speeds we’ve come across in testing matchup well with the robust security measure in place to safeguard your connection. Better yet, there are enough setup guides for novices and old-heads alike to get up and running, minus extraneous jargon.
Support is pretty good, but doesn’t have LiveChat for instant answers. No matter, as we’ve regularly received replies within a few hours, max. Try out the on week trial now, and catch all the games live, not unfashionably late on replay.
- High speed connections
- UK Servers
- Stylish Apps
- Beefy Encryption
- Basic Package Is Lacking
VyprVPN is part of the Golden Frog Internet Privacy Consortium, with over two decades in the infosec business. It boasts a Tier-1 network with fabulous speeds – exactly what you’ll need to stream without annoying pixelation, not to mention lag. As with our other picks, you can seamlessly transition from streaming on a PC to a smartphone, without dealing in clunky user interfaces.
Please don’t sign up for the basic plan as it only uses the insecure and not to great for geo-spoofing PPTP protocol. Otherwise, there’s a three-day free trial – a bit shorter than options one and two above – but that should be plenty to squeeze in a juicy semifinal match before the main event on July 10th. Get streaming, unless reading recaps is your thing!
- UK Servers
- Fast Speed
- One Day Trial (upon Request)
- Quality encryption
- A Bit Bare Bones
- Limited Support Hours
This medium-sized Malaysian outfit offers some of the best security and speed combos found in the VPN respository.UK servers and consistenly reliable – not to mention fast – speeds make watching the Euro ’16 Final a pleasurable experience. The website is a tad spartan, and support hours are limited to working hours in Malaysia, thus the fourth place ranking here.
Nevertheless, you should email BolehVPN and ask for the one-day free trial, preferably a day or two before the final. You could also signup with a spouse and save your trial, but if you enjoy the service, it might be worth investing in the discounted yearly price.
- UK Servers
- Decent UI
- Some Connection Logs
- Support Could Be Better
SaferVPN rounds out our Euro 2016 VPN list with a nice admixture of the four entrants above. It’s got pretty decent (if not the absolute best) encryption, and some detailed setup guides. Support is occasionally hit or miss regarding more technical queries, but quick issues are resolved in a timely fashion.
The real selling point is the three-day free trial offer or two-week money-back guarantee. The SaferVPN apps are also – keeping right in line with our other contestants – cross-compatible and smooth to operate. Why not give SaferVPN a go below,
How Can I Access These Games, Legally?
Well, it’s easy. Just pick a VPN service that sounds good to you beyond the tournament (or just use a money-back offer during it), then follow the quick setup guides. Each VPN on this list was chosen partly on its non-techyness and ease to setup (in addition to UK servers and speed), bar Boleh VPN, which is more for experienced folks. Once you’ve setup you VPN, just head on over to BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub and stream away. That’s it!
Wednesday 6 July, 20:00 Portugal V Wales/Belgium – 20:00 BBC1 Thursday 7 July, 21.00
Thursday 7 July, Germany/Italy BBC1 V France/Iceland 20:00 ITV
Euro 2016 Final
Sunday 10 July, 20:00 : Winner SF1 V Winner SF2 BBC & ITV
Conclusion For Euro 2016 Final VPNs
So now that we’ve gon over our VPN picks to watch the Euro 2016 Final, let’s wrap-up. Each VPN service listed above – and reproduced below for your convenience – has a free trial or money back guarantee. Some have both, so you can try it out before subscribing long-term, or even use the temporary registration to stream the tournament, and get your money back afterwards. If you’re looking for a VPN not listed here to use, make sure it has UK servers and reputable speed and reliability, lest you’re stuck with an unwatchable stream. For more solid VPN options, head here, or feel free to browse through our site. Good luck, and may the
best on paper or form most deserving team win!