The world has gone so digital, and we now love to consume content on the go too.
Gone are the days when people had to scramble for a TV screen before they go ay visual content. Today, you can easily access anything you want on the internet/ major TV networks by streaming from your devices.
That is the same kind of convenience many people who watch college football live, and online, want.
Guess what, though? It’s not as sweet and rosy as it might sound. So that you beat all the issues which could arise from wanting to get all your action online, a VPN is your very best bet.
Why use a VPN to watch sports?
Glad you asked.
Did you know that a VPN works by tunneling your internet traffic through many different servers placed in different countries of the world? Besides that, they also ensure your data is not seen by anyone who might be sniffing around for sensitive information?
This mode of encryption ensures you don’t subject yourself to data breaches or sensitive information loss when you connect to the internet to stream games. That would be very important when you ae streaming said games on public/ free Wi-Fi networks, or a personal unencrypted network.
That being said, we haven’t even gotten to the best parts yet.
- Bypass the geo-restrictions:
Normally, it would be impossible for anyone outside the US to gain access to college football games. This is sports content that has been designed for distribution only within the States and blocked to all external servers.
That puts US residents travelling outside the country and fans from other countries at a disadvantage when the games are running. When you have a VPN, though, all you have to do is:
- Fire up your VPN
- Connect to a server location in the US
- Login/ sign up to a choice streaming platform (Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, etc.)
- Enjoy the games anytime they go live.
- Beat the blackouts:
Game blackouts are never welcome. Not after you have paid to get access to the games and some promoter is still trying to coerce you into buying tickets. Yes – they are only happening because that game is being played in your area.
But then, should you have to pay for that?
We don’t think so. Got your VPN, right? Good. Now do this:
- Connect to a location where the game has not been blacked out
- Get into your streaming service
- Enjoy the games without worrying about the blackouts anymore.
Selecting the right VPN
All VPNs might offer the same broad set of services, but not all of them have been optimized to work for sports. Due to the nature of the location where the games can be accessed from, and streaming conditions for sports, here are key indicators to look out for:
- Speed: You don’t want to stream a game live and still have to deal with buffering/ lags. Thus, choose a VPN which has been optimized for speed and see all the points as they happen.
- Unlimited bandwidth: Since bandwidth is tied to the volume of data which can be transferred over the VPN at a given time, you will want to ensure your provider gives you an unlimited offering.
That ensures you don’t have to worry about the connection slowing down over time.
- Multiple server locations: and in the US too. How else are you going to combat the problem of blackouts and geo-blocking like we discussed?