How to watch the US Open Tennis 2019 on Kodi – free livestream
The US Tennis Open 2019 will run from August 26 to September 8. This year Williams, Osaka, and women’s world No.1 Barty are some of the big names featured. While live streaming access online will be limited, you will be able to watch the US Tennis Open 2019 on Kodi in the US, UK, Canada or abroad with the right combination of addons and services. While some viewers may even be able to watch at least part of the tournament for free. Free options may not exist for everyone, so we’ll cover how anyone can live stream from both paid and free Kodi addons.
Important note: Our guide only recommends official Kodi addons. The US Tennis Open 2019 is one of the biggest sporting events of the year. Limited viewing access may tempt some fans to turn to unofficial streams to take in the action. However, there are several streaming options available which will let you watch the US Tennis open 2019 on Kodi. With these official sources, you won’t have to worry about unreliable streams and putting your privacy and security at risk.
Read on to learn how to watch the US Open tournament on Kodi (and possibly free)!
Depending on your location, you may need to use a VPN in order to view the US open. We’ll explain how and which ones work.
How to watch the US Tennis Open 2019 on Kodi for free with a VPN
US viewers can watch the US Open 2019 through ESPN. Viewers in continental Europe can take in the action through Eurosport. You will need to have a subscription to Eurosport or ESPN in order to watch the live stream. However, with ESPN there are several services that offer ESPN streams. Some services offer free trials. If you are outside of the supported geographical regions of Eurosport or ESPN, you might still be able to access these services, although a VPN will be required. In general, a VPN can help prevent ISP speed throttling and other privacy-invading actions taken by ISPs.
Here’s how to watch the US Tennis Open 2019 on Kodi:
- Create an account with a trusted VPN service. We recommend IPVanish for Kodi users. Other options to consider are: ExpressVPN, NordVPN, or CyberGhost.
- Install the VPN app on the same device as your Kodi app. While you have the option to install your VPN on your router, thus covering all of your devices, this is typically a complicated process. We recommend keeping the VPN app on the same device where you run Kodi.
- Connect to a US-based server (Connect to a server within continental Europe if you are using a Eurosport subscription). Connect to a VPN server in a supported location to access your desired stream.
- Install and stream from the Kodi addon that offers ESPN and the US Tennis Open 2019.
There’s no guarantee that everything will work perfectly when trying to access the US Tennis Open 2019 stream. For this reason, we recommend that you test your options before the tournament begins in case of issues. This will give you enough time to iron out any problems or explore alternatives if needed.
How to watch the US Tennis Open 2019 on Kodi
ESPN will provide access to the US Tennis Open 2019 to US customers while Eurosport is the exclusive broadcast partner of the US Open in continental Europe. Meanwhile, Prime Video will stream the event in the UK and Ireland. There are Kodi addons available for all of these options, although it’s unclear whether the Prime Video Kodi addon will offer live broadcasts.
If you’re in the US or can access a US-based payment method, you can create a free trial to either Sling TV (Orange Package) or Playstation Vue (Access package). Both services offer ESPN and can be accessed through Kodi addons. If you’re in the UK or Ireland, you can use the Prime Video addon. Others across Europe can use the Eurosport Kodi addon.
Meanwhile, anyone worldwide can access ESPN via USTVNow, which offers ESPN through its All Channels subscription.
All of these options are available to download immediately on Kodi through the official Kodi addon repository.
USTVNow Kodi addon – International access
USTVNow is available to anyone located outside of the US. You can access the service even without using a VPN. While it is a solid option there is a $19/mo charge to get ESPN.
You can access USTVNow using the USTVNow Kodi addon available in the official Kodi repository.
Head to USTVNow to get started creating your account. Go to Plans, then pick the All Channels option. Make sure to sign up with your email address. If you use the Register with Facebook option, you won’t be able to login to the Kodi addon since it doesn’t provide authentication through Facebook.
Eurosport Player – International access with a VPN
Eurosport is available to customers within continental Europe. This is great news for those who want to watch the US Tennis Open 2019. Monthly subscriptions are available at €9.99/mo.
You can access Eurosport through the Eurosport Player Kodi addon which is available through the official Kodi addon repository.
Connect to a VPN in Europe, head to eurosportplayer, change the language to English and hit Subscribe in order to get started with your Eurosport plan.
PS Vue Kodi addon – Free trial subscription available (US)
Playstation Vue (PS Vue) is a viable option for tennis fans in the US to catch the 2019 US Tennis Open. There are several channels available through this Sony streaming service, including ESPN. You can also access the service’s functionality through a Kodi addon which connects to your PS Vue account.
Head to the Playstation Vue website, and select the Access package. You will be able to view at no cost through the 5-day free trial. The tournament lasts for 13 days so you may have to pick the period of it that you really want to watch if you want to watch for free.
The PS Vue Kodi addon is available in the official Kodi addon repository.
If you have a US-based payment method, it might be possible to create a Playstation Vue account from outside the US. If this is the case for you then you can try connecting to a US VPN server to create an account for free access to the US Tennis Open 2019.
Sling TV Kodi addon – Free trial subscription available (US)
Sling TV is another internet TV streaming service, similar to PS Vue, that gives you access to a variety of channels including ESPN.
To get ESPN through Sling, head to Sling.com and sign up for the Orange subscription. Do not choose the 40% off deal, as this requires prepayment and offers no free trial. A regular subscription will give you access to a 7-day free trial.
You can download the Sling TV Kodi addon from the official Kodi addon repository. Sign in to the addon using the same email address and password you used when setting up your subscription.
Zattoo Box – Free access to Eurosport via VPN
Zattoo Box is a European TV streaming service which offers access to several live TV networks from across the EU, including Eurosport. There’s a free version of Zattoo Box available that you can sign up for even from outside of the EU, although you may need a VPN to sign up and stream if you’re outside of the Eurozone where Zattoo Box is available.
There is a Zattoo Box Kodi addon that you can download from the official Kodi addon repository.
You’ll need to register at Zattoo.com for a free account. If you are outside of the EU, connect to a VPN server in a country where Zattoo Box is available, such as Sweden or Germany. When you’re logged in and ready to stream the 2019 US Open on Eurosport, make sure you’re connected a VPN in an EU country. You may also need to run your browser in a private or incognito session.
We found mixed results with accessing content to Zattoo Box via VPN. However, if you can get it to work, it’s your best option for free access to the event.
US Tennis Open History
Dating back to 1881, the US Tennis Open is one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world and currently carries the largest victory purse. This year, the purse is set to reach a record $57 million. The showdown between Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams in 2018 was epic and 2019 promises some great action as well both in the men’s and women’s singles.
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