How to Watch the Wimbledon Live Stream

Catch every moment of the action on the grass courts in London

Novak Djokovic extends to return the ball in his fight to win Wimbledon.

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The Wimbledon Championships, more commonly known simply as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, the last grand slam tournament that's still held on real grass, and you can catch every moment of the action without ever turning on your television.

ESPN has the the broadcast rights to broadcast the Wimbledon Championships again in 2019, so cable and satellite subscribers can watch the Wimbledon live stream through the official WatchESPN site.

Everyone else can watch the Wimbledon live stream through online streaming service like Sling TV. To watch this live stream, all you need is a high speed internet connection, a device like a smartphone or laptop, and the right television streaming app.

First Round: July 1, 2019
Women's Finals: July 13, 2019
Men's Finals: July 14, 2019
Location: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Stream: WatchESPN

How to Watch the Wimbledon Live Stream from ESPN

Cable and satellite television subscribers can watch Wimbledon on ESPN and ESPN2, but what if you don't want to sit in front of your television for two whole weeks in July?

WatchESPN is a streaming service that's available to cable subscribers, and you can use it to watch the Wimbledon live stream on your computer, phone, tablet, or even game console. The only requirements are that you need a high speed internet connection, and your cable subscription needs to include ESPN and ESPN2.

The WatchESPN website works on Windows, MacOS, and Linux computers and laptops, as long as you use a web browser like Chrome or Firefox that supports streaming. You don't need to download an app, because you can watch the live stream right on the website.

Here's how to watch the Wimbledon live stream through WatchESPN:

  1. Navigate to the WatchESPN.com when the Wimbledon Championship is on the air. Locate the player that is labeled Wimbledon, and click the play button.

    A screenshot of WatchESPN showing Wimbledon.

    If you see your cable or satellite provider's logo in the upper right corner of the page, you may not have to log in. Click on the player that says Wimbledon, and the live video will start playing right away if you were logged in automatically.

  2. Select your cable or satellite provider.

    A screenshot of the ESPN provider selection page.
  3. Log into your cable or satellite account and click Sign In, Log in, or Continue.

    A screenshot of a television provider login page for WatchESPN.

    The login page you see will vary depending on your provider, but you will always have to enter your cable or satellite account email and password to log in.

  4. If the Wimbledon live stream video doesn't automatically open, return to WatchESPN.com and click the play button again.

Which Streaming Services Include The Wimbledon Live Stream?

Cord cutters aren't able to use WatchESPN, but that doesn't mean you're cut off from the WImbledon live stream if you don't pay for cable. Instead of using a cable subscription, cord cutters can watch all of the same action through any television streaming service that includes ESPN and ESPN2.

Streaming services provide access to the same live television channels that you would normally watch through a cable or satellite subscription. Instead of using a cable connection or satellite dish, you stream the live video over a high speed internet connection. These services typically offer more options, and cost less, than traditional cable television.

Since the entire Wimbledon tournament is broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2, it's important to select a service that includes access to both of these ESPN channels. Most streaming services include ESPN, but a few popular services don't carry it.

These are the most popular streaming services that give you access to the Wimbledon live stream:

  • Sling TV: ESPN and ESPN2 are both included with the affordable Sling Orange plan. Other services charge more and offer more channels, but this is a great choice if all you care about is Wimbledon.
  • YouTube TV: This service includes both ESPN and ESPN2 with the base plan.
  • Hulu with Live TV: This service gives access to ESPN and ESPN2, and there are no confusing plans or add-ons to deal with.
  • PlayStation Vue: ESPN and ESPN2 are both included with the least expensive package, but this is still a more expensive option than Sling TV, YouTube TV or Hulu with Live TV.
  • DirecTV Now: ESPN and ESPN2 are both included in every plan, but this is an even more expensive option than Vue.

All of these services provide some type of free trial, so pick your favorite and you can start watching the Wimbledon live stream for free.

Watching the Wimbledon Live Stream on Mobile, Streaming Device and Consoles

The WatchESPN website is designed to work with laptop and desktop computers, so it may not work on your mobile device. If you want to watch the Wimbledon live stream on your phone, tablet, or a streaming device like Roku or Apple TV, you need to download the ESPN app on your device.

This option is only available if you have a cable or satellite subscription. The ESPN app only allows you to stream live events like the Wimbledon Championships if you subscribe to cable or satellite television. If you don't, then the streaming services in the previous section all have apps as well.

Here are the apps you'll need to watch the Wimbledon live stream through WatchESPN:

Full 2019 Wimbledon Championships Schedule

The Championships, Wimbledon, more commonly known as just Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the entire world, and the third grand slam of the Tennis year, so there's a lot of action to catch over the course of this exciting two week tournament. It gets started on July 1 with Round One, and finishes off with the Women's Final on July 13 and the Men's Final on July 14.

Here's the full Wimbledon schedule for 2019:

Date Event Time
July 1-2 First Round 1 PM UK
July 2-4 Second Round 1 PM UK
July 5-6 Third Round 1 PM UK
July 8 Fourth Round 1 PM UK
July 9-10 Quarter Finals 1 PM UK
July 11-12 Semi-Finals 1 PM UK
July 13 Women's Finals 3 PM UK
July 14 Men's Finals 3 PM UK

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