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How To Watch Live Sports On Twitter From Outside The U.S.

By Lyn Atwood / July 25, 2016 / Tags: ,

Here’s how to stream live sports on Twitter from anywhere. This will let you unblock all of the sports streams on Twitter if they’re restricted in your country, so you can watch the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and more.

Unblock twitter to watch live sports outside the US

Twitter is now streaming more live sports than ever. It has secured deals with all the major US leagues: the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL. And there’s even more on the horizon.

Unfortunately, viewers outside the US will be blocked from the live sports streams on Twitter. With only a few exceptions, Twitter will geo-block all of its sports streams to prevent anyone not in the US from watching.

But there is an easy workaround. You just need to bypass the geo-blocks and get access to the live streams. You can do this with a proxy, VPN, or DNS service.

Unreliable services can slow your connection or leave you open to security breaches. We’ve always had great results with ExpressVPN. It has superior speed, and easy-to-use apps for nearly every device. Plus, they’re one of the few that offers a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it out risk-free.

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We’ll show you exactly how to unblock Twitter with ExpressVPN. Then we’ll give you some alternatives.

A quick note — there are quite a few options in this space. If you venture off and try different methods on your own, such as free VPN/DNS services, just be careful. One such service, Hola Better Internet, was very popular — until it came to light they were selling users’ bandwidth to run a spam-bot network. Therefore, you might want to stick with what we’ve already vetted.

Unblock Live Sports On Twitter: Step-By-Step Instructions

Unblock content with ExpressVPN

We like ExpressVPN the best because it unblocks content in the most countries, has great apps for every device, is super fast, and is very easy to set up and use. Even better — they have a 30-day, no-hassle, money-back guarantee. I recommend you take advantage of this to try it out.

With ExpressVPN you can unblock everything on Twitter — plus get access to virtually every other geo-blocked website around the world. Here’s exactly what to do to.

STEP 1) Get a 30-day money-back ExpressVPN account. Pick the 12-month plan to get the best deal ($8.32/month).

Unblock content around the world

STEP 2) Download the ExpressVPN app

ExpressVPN apps for every device

Download the app for the device you want to use. You can download multiple apps and can use ExpressVPN simultaneously on up to 3 different devices. Their apps are super easy to use, and are available for every device: smartphone, tablet, computer, router, media streamer, gaming console, or smart TV. Pretty much, if you have it, ExpressVPN will work on it.

STEP 3) Connect and start streaming all the sports on Twitter

Now open the app and connect to an ExpressVPN server in the US. Any US server will do.

Unblock live sports streams on Twitter

Once you’re connected, ExpressVPN will take care of everything. Just visit Twitter like you normally do, only now you’ll be able to access all the live sports streams. As long as you’re connected to the US, you can also access content on other region-restricted US sites.

Unblock content in the US with ExpressVPN

If you’re interested in branching out, ExpressVPN makes unblocking content around the world a snap. Just switch your server location to the UK, Canada, Australia, France, Spain, Italy — or a bunch of other countries (over 87 in all) to unblock sites across the globe.

You’ll also find you now have access to a whole slew of other geo-blocked streaming services. For example, if you have Netflix, you can get tons of new titles by unblocking other regional versions of Netflix in the UK, US, and other countries. ExpressVPN also works to unblock Hulu and Amazon Video — handy if you live or travel outside the US. So do explore. It’s pretty cool.

If you want to compare other providers, check out our list of the five best VPNs for streaming.

Unblock Twitter With SmartDNS

Unblock Us SmartDNS

Instead of using a VPN to unblock Twitter, you could use what’s called a SmartDNS service. This is very similar, but has some key differences.

First, instead of unblocking virtually every site, SmartDNS works with only a set selection of sites and services. If there’s a site you want to access that’s not on the list, you won’t be able to.

Second, to set it up, you’ll need to change the DNS settings on your device. This is really easy to do, but becomes more of a hassle if you want to turn it off and on. For example, if you want to access the internet without it. This is why I prefer using an app.

SmartDNS also doesn’t offer the same level of privacy and security as a VPN. The trade-off here is that streaming speeds are supposed to be faster (although current VPN technology has gotten so good I never notice a difference anymore).

SmartDNS used to be the go-to option to unblock Netflix. But lots of SmartDNS providers have folded in recent months, after Netflix got wise and outsmarted their technology. ExpressVPN and some others still work to unblock Netflix.

Of the SmartDNS providers still in business, we like Unblock-Us the best. It does currently work to unblock Twitter. After you sign up, just use the region picker to set your location to the US.

Unblock content in the US

Unblock Twitter For Free

Another option is to use a free proxy service, such as Instant Unblock. Proxies are pretty easy for sites to detect and block. Therefore, they aren’t as reliable as VPNs, and the streaming quality won’t be as good, but hey — it’s free. So until Twitter gets wise to proxy use, it’s worth a try.

If you only want to stream a little bit of content, you can use a free VPN. TunnelBear is a safe, dependable choice that will not sell your bandwidth to run a bot network.

TunnelBear works on Mac and Windows computers, and Android and iOS devices. They have nice apps, plus slick browser extensions for Chrome and Opera.

You can unblock content in over 20 countries, including the US. It isn’t always the fastest, but you can stream 500MBs of data a month for free. (Go here to get a free account.) To get unlimited bandwidth, you can get a monthly ($7.99/mo) or annual ($4.16/mo) account.

Conclusion

This will give you access to all the sports streams on Twitter, plus tons of other content around the world. We think you’ll be surprised how much great stuff there is to watch once those geo-walls come down and you can finally enjoy ‘TV Without Borders’.

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