European Championship in football – How to watch the event online?

Would you like to watch the European Championship in football online? From June 12th until July 12th the championship will be arranged in 10 different nations in Europe. Which nation will win? And how and where can you watch the football-matches online?

The European Championship in football (also referred to as Euro 2020) will be a fantastic event in 2020. Together with the Summer Olympics, this is the biggest sports event. Would you like to watch one special match during the tournament, or maybe you want to watch every single match? How and where can it be done?

TV channels broadcasting the European Championship

There will be several TV channels showing the matches played during the championship. The best TV channels that will let you watch every single match online are NOS in the Netherlands, BBC/ITV in the UK, and ARD/ZDF in Germany.

These all have free streams online where you can view every single match from the football tournament online. But, if you try to watch a match on BBC in the UK, or maybe on ZDF in Germany, while residing somewhere, you will receive an error message. It will tell you that you can only watch the broadcast in that given country. What can you do about this?

To watch the matches for free on one of the mentioned TV channels, you will need to own a subscription to the VPN provider SurfsharkVPN.

If you click the button above, you will be taken to the SurfsharkVPN website. There you can purchase a subscription. They have a 30-day full-refund policy, so if you do not like it, you can easily ask for your money back.

How to watch the tournament online in 5 steps!

  • Click the button above and visit the SurfsharkVPN website.
  • Purchase a subscription.
  • Download their application.
  • Run the application and connect to a server in Germany (ZDF/ARD), in the Netherlands (NPO), or in the UK (ITV/BBC).
  • Visit the website of the channel you want to watch.

Can I watch the European Championship in football on my iPhone, iPad, Android TV, or on my Android phone or tablet?

Yes, you can easily watch the European Championship in football on your mobile device with Surfshark.

  • First of all, click the button above and visit the SurfsharkVPN website.
  • After you have purchased a subscription, download their VPN client.
  • Connect to a server in the country of the TV channel you are interested in.
    • Android instructions
    • Download the ZDF, DasErste, NOS, BBC, ITV applications from the Google Play Store. If you cannot find the applications, visit the following website and manually download them from there.
      • You will have to allow the installation of programs from unknown sources on your Android device for the installation to start.
    • Run the programs and watch the European Championship in football on your Android device.
    • iOS instructions (iPhone and iPad)
    • Look for the applications in the Apple Store. If you cannot find them, you will need to create a brand new Apple ID registered in the country of the TV channel you are interested in. In other words, to download the BBC iPlayer and the ITV Hub, you will need to create a British Apple ID. This can be done at the following site.
    • It is very important to you are connected to a VPN server in the UK during this process.
    • When you have created your new Apple ID, use this to visit the Apple Store. Download the applications you need and get ready to watch the European Championship in football on your mobile device.

Why can I watch the European Championship online with SurfsharkVPN?

When you visit the website of NOS in the Netherlands, of BBC/ITV in the UK, or the website of ZDF/ARD outside those nations, you will always see some sort of error message. For example, if I try to watch BBC live online outside the UK, I will see an error message like this. You can also see examples of error messages you see when you try to watch ZDF outside Germany and NOS outside the Netherlands.

Euro 2020 online on BBC
Error message if you try to watch BBC online outside the UK
Euro 2020 on ZDF Germany
Error message when you try to watch ZDF outside Germany.
Euro 2020 on Dutch TV
Error if you try to watch NOS outside the Netherlands

What can you do to get rid of these error messages? What can you do in order to watch the European Championship in football 2020 online on BBC/ITV, ZDF/ARD, or NOS instead?

When you have a subscription to SurfsharkVPN, you can get a local IP address in those countries (and many others). When you download the Surfshark application and connect to a server in Germany, you will get a German IP address. You can then watch the live broadcast from the European Championship in football on both ZDF and ARD online at once.

If you connect to a server in the UK, you can watch the European Championship in football for free at ITV and BBC. You will need to register a user (free) on both sites, but once that is done, you can watch the matches for free. It is important that you register your user with an address and zip code in the UK!

What to do after the football match is finished?

If you have a SurfsharkVPN subscription, you should use it for much more than just to watch the Euro 2020 online. You can also use it to watch content on Netflix in almost 15 countries.

  • Connect to a SurfsharkVPN server in the United States and visit Netflix.com (or open your Netflix application). You will then be able to watch all the content on American Netflix.
  • Connect to a SurfsharkVPN server in Canada and watch all the content available on Canadian Netflix.
  • Connect to servers in Italy, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Australia, Switzerland, and all the others and unblock streaming sites and TV networks in all those countries.

Can I use some other VPN provider instead?

Would you like to use a different VPN provider? Here you have two other VPN providers that can be used to watch the European Championship in football online.

ExpressVPN – This is a British Virgin Islands-based VPN provider. They are known to be the fastest on the market, but they are also one of the most expensive VPN providers. They have brilliant customer service, and their service can be used to watch all the mentioned TV channels in England, Germany, and in the Netherlands. You can also use it to watch the European Championship in football on SRF in Switzerland.

Besides this, ExpressVPN works very well with Netflix in 8 different countries, with Disney+, 9Now in Australia, and lots of other services.

PureVPN – This is a Hong Kong-based VPN provider. It is way cheaper than ExpressVPN, and it is really easy to use. When you purchase a subscription, download their VPN client and open the program. Here you can select the “streaming mode” and there you can click the BBC, ITV, ZDF, and NOS links. You will then automatically connect to a server that will let you watch these channels online. PureVPN also works with Netflix in 5-6 countries and many other websites.

You should now be ready to watch the tournament online.

The groups of the tournament

Which nation will you cheer for during the European Championship in football? In order to win, they will first have to end up among the two best nations in their group. Here you can see the different groups of the tournament.

Group AGroup BGroup C
Turkey
Italy
Wales
Switzerland
Denmark
Finland
Belgium
Russia
Netherlands
Ukraine
Austria
Group DGroup EGroup F
England
Croatia
Czech Republic
Spain
Sweden
Poland
Portugal
France
Germany

There will be many interesting matches during the group stage of the European Championship. Group F might be the most interesting of all the groups, and the matches between France and Portugal, Germany and France, and between Portugal and Germany will be interesting for people all across the world.

The opening matches of the tournament will be played between Turkey and Italy on June 12th at 21.00.

Which nation will you cheer for during the European Championship in football?

If you need any help watching the European Championship online, write a comment, and we will do our best to answer as quickly as possible.

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