Wimbledon Livestream: How to Watch Tennis Tournament Online Free

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We’re nearing the finale of the 2023 meeting of Wimbledon — the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world — and there’s been no shortage of grass-court excitement so far.

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Looking to catch the action live from London? Read on. Below is everything you need to know about the famed tournament, including where to watch Wimbledon online without cable and how to stream Wimbledon for free in 2023.

Quick Answer: The best way to watch Wimbledon online is DirecTV Stream, which gets you access to Wimbledon livestreams on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2. Sign up for a five-day free trial here.

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How to Watch Wimbledon Online Without Cable

Wimbledon is being broadcast on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2, with ESPN showing the majority of the tournament. But, if you don’t have cable, you can still access those channels online using a live TV streaming service live DirecTV Stream or fuboTV, or you can stream most of Wimbledon 2023 online with ESPN+.

Below are our favorite streaming services that you can use to watch Wimbledon online. All these options will let you watch Wimbledon live on streaming devices like Roku, Firestick, and Apple TV, as well as smart TVs, phones, and tablets.

Editor’s Pick: DirecTV Stream

Free Trial: fuboTV

Most Affordable: ESPN+

Also Great: Sling

1. Stream Wimbledon on DirecTV Stream

Our favorite way to watch Wimbledon live online is DirecTV Stream. It’s essentially a DirecTV cable subscription turned into a streaming service, delivering access to as many as 140+ live TV channels. You also get unlimited cloud DVR storage to record any Wimbledon matches that happen too early in the morning.

DirecTV Stream costs $99.99 a month for the Choice Package (which includes ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2), but subscriptions start with a five-day free trial before you pay.

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2. Stream Wimbledon on fuboTV

fuboTV is another one of our favorite live TV streaming services. With ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 in its channel lineup, it’s an easy way to watch Wimbledon online without cable. Besides ESPN, fuboTV gets you up to 200+ channels, and the service costs $74.99 per month after a seven-day free trial. fubo also lets you store up to 1000 hours of DVR recordings, which comes in handy for early morning Wimbledon games.

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3. Stream Wimbledon on ESPN+

The cheapest way to stream Wimbledon is ESPN+, although the streaming service won’t have every match (see broadcast schedule below). ESPN+ costs $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year, but you can also take advantage of the Disney Bundle when signing up for ESPN+. The Disney Bundle gets you ESPN+, Disney+, and Hulu, all for $12.99 a month, saving you 50% compared to paying for each separately.

Buy ESPN+ $9.99

4. Stream Wimbledon on Sling

Another good way to watch Wimbledon online is Sling, whose live TV packages are cheaper than the other live TV streamers above. Sling’s top-tier Orange + Blue package comes with 48 channels — including ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 for Wimbledon livestreams — and costs $60 a month. Sling Orange + Blue also includes 50 hours of DVR space, so you can record Wimbledon games to watch at a more reasonable hour.

Buy Sling Orange + Blue $60

How to Watch Wimbledon for Free

If you want to stream Wimbledon online for free, you’re in luck: Using the free trials from fuboTV and DirecTV Stream, you can watch free Wimbledon livestreams for 12 days. This will let you stream Wimbledon for free through the finals, making it a good way to watch tennis without paying.

Check out DirecTV Stream’s five-day free trial here, and go to fubo.tv for their seven-day free trial.

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How to Watch Wimbledon for Free With a VPN

U.K. viewers can watch Wimbledon for free through BBC’s free-to-watch service, iPlayer, but this is normally geo-blocked for viewers in the U.S. However, U.S. viewers can access those free Wimbledon livestreams from BBC iPlayer by using a streaming-enabled VPN (virtual private network) like ExpressVPN or NordVPN.

If you don’t already have a VPN, sign up for one here and set your location to anywhere in the U.K. to access free Wimbledon livestreams on BBC iPlayer.

Buy ExpressVPN $12.95

When is Wimbledon? 2023 Schedule

Wimbledon 2023 kicked off on Monday, July 3, and runs for almost two weeks. We’re now in the second round, which takes place on Wednesday and Thursday, July 5 and 6. The women’s singles final will take place on Saturday, July 15 and the men’s singles final will finish off the tournament on Sunday, July 16.

Here’s the full Wimbledon schedule for 2023, including broadcast information:


Thursday, July 13
Women’s Semifinals, Mix Doubles Final — 8 a.m. on ESPN, ESPN+

Friday, July 14
Men’s Semifinals — 8 a.m. on ESPN, ESPN+

Saturday, July 15
Women’s Finals — 8 a.m. on ESPN, ESPN+

Sunday, July 16
Men’s Finals — 8 a.m. on ESPN, ESPN+

Wimbledon 2023 Players, Standings

We’re nearing the end of Wimbledon 2023 with men’s and women’s semifinals set.

The men’s semifinal doesn’t include many surprises. In the first match, No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz will take on No. 3 Daniil Medvedev, and the second semifinal will see Jannik Sinner (8) across the court from Novak Djokovic (2).

The women’s semifinal, however, is a bit more exciting. The first match sees unranked players Elina Svitolina and Marketa Vondrousova both looking to make the final. In the other game, women’s heavy hitters Ons Jabeur (6) and Aryna Sabalenka (2) will face off for the other final spot.