Live stream the Azerbaijan Grand Prix online with Kodi or a VPN
Published by on June 21, 2017 in VPN & Privacy

The eighth Grand Prix of the 2017 Formula 1 season is just around the corner. All eyes will be locked on Baku City Circuit on Sunday, June 25 at 2 p.m (7 p.m. UK time) for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Qualifying takes place on Saturday, June 24 at 2 p.m. Practices happen on Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. (all times BST, GMT +1, UTC +0). After securing his third consecutive win, Lewis Hamilton needs to win in Azerbaijan to overtake Sebastian Vettel for the number one rank.

This event is held at Baku City Circuit in Baku.  This is the second F-1 Grand Prix race ever to be held on Baku Circuit, which was just added to the calendar in 2016.  Read on to see what options are available to watch the Azerbaijan Grand Prix live online.

We’ve included some streaming methods through the Kodi media player on this list. At this time of writing, the Kodi add-on options we’ve listed provide some legal streaming methods. We’ve omitted any add-ons that either provide only pirated streams, or that do not offer legal streaming methods for the Grand Prix. Users looking to access premium streams should seek out legal streaming services.

Comparitech does not condone or encourage any violation of copyright restrictions, including illegal streaming through Kodi. Kodi can be used for many excellent, legal online streaming purposes. Please consider the law, victims, and risks of piracy before downloading or streaming copyrighted material without permission.

In Short

There are a number of ways to watch the Azerbaijan Grand Prix online including two good free options to view practice, qualification and the race in HD. You can stream the race online in HD for free on TenPlay from Network 10 with a VPN. Normally this channel will only work if you are located in Australia, as you need to have an Australian IP address. Channel 4 in the UK will have live coverage of the Azerbaijan GP as well. It is free of charge but will only work for those based in the UK, unless you use a VPN.

A VPN will spoof your location so it looks like you are in Australia, the UK or whichever country you choose to connect to. It’s a quick and easy but very effective workaround with the right VPN. You need a fast VPN for quality streaming that also has Australian servers.

We recommend ExpressVPN, which meets these criteria and has a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it risk free and then cancel after the race for a full refund if you don’t want to keep it.

Use this offer to get three months extra free, in case you do decide to keep it for watching future Grand Prix races for the rest of the season and other sporting events not broadcast in your location. You can still cancel within 30 days and receive a full refund if you don’t want to keep it; there’s no risk attached.

In detail and all options

Cable subscribers in Australia can watch the race on Channel 10 or Fox or free on Network Ten.

If you’re in the UK and have a cable subscription that includes Sky Sports F1, then the Azerbaijan Grand Prix can be live streamed on the Sky Sports website or Sky Go app. If you have such a cable subscription but are outside of the UK, then check out our tutorial for watching Sky Go abroad using a VPN or smart DNS.

Viewers in Canada can catch the race on TSN 3 or RDS 2 with a cable subscription. Online streaming via TSN 3 or RDS 2 is also possible but requires a subscription.

Viewers in the U.S. can watch the Grand Prix via the NBC Sports Network or online through the NBC Sports website. Please note that this will require a subscription.

We will also explain how you can watch the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with Kodi free of charge with a VPN by streaming a free Australian TV channel.

Race Schedule

The main event begins Sunday, June 25 at 2 p.m. Qualifying begins on Saturday, June 24 at 2 p.m. Practices start Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m.

All times are UK time, BST, or GMT +1 (UTC+0).

Below we’ve listed the broadcasters for Australia, the UK, Canada, and the US along with their respective live streaming options. If you want to watch in a web browser, the best option looks to be Network 10’s tenplay from Australia or Channel 4 from the UK. The race is a “free to air” event so no subscription is necessary. You will need an Australian/UK IP address to view it on Channel 4 or tenplay respectively, so be sure to connect with a VPN to a server in Australia or the UK.


  • tenplay – no subscription required

United Kingdom

  • Sky Sports F1 (subscription)
  • Sky Go – cable subscription required


  • TSN 3 – cable subscription required
  • TSN 3 Online – cable subscription required
  • RDS 2
  • RDS 2 Online – cable subscription required

United States

  • NBC Sports Network – cable subscription required
  • NBC Sports Live Extra – cable subscription required

How to watch the Azerbaijan Grand Prix live using Kodi

If you have Kodi, which is available for a wide array of devices such as Windows, Mac and Android devices, or you are thinking of downloading it, then this guide is for you.

Related: How to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire Stick.

You have a few options for watching the race, so let’s get started.

Note first, however, that most options available through Kodi offer illegal, pirated streams alongside legal streaming options. Please avoid pirated streams and stick to those which do not infringe copyright laws.

Expert Tip: Streams are often removed or are overwhelmed with traffic, so preparing multiple add-ons is a good idea for Kodi users. Copyright restrictions differ by country. Be sure to check the relevant laws in your area so you do not end up on the wrong side of the law. Most Kodi users subscribe to a VPN to protect their privacy and remain anonymous. VPNs are a good bet for Kodi users who want to utilize free and legal options as well. ISPs may throttle your data due to a bias against online video streaming. Additionally, some third-party add-ons can be hacked and used in man-in-the-middle attacks, allowing the hacker to access your computer and private data. A good VPN will help ward off both of those concerns.

A favorite VPN of ours and the Kodi community’s is IPVanish, which offers high speeds and a great level of privacy protection. IPVanish works with all Kodi add-ons and the annual plan is available to our readers with a huge 60% discount. We’ll revisit VPNs in more detail later in this article.

cCloud TV

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Here we have yet another option for enjoying the Grand Prix. Beware there are a large number of illegal streaming options from around the globe available through cCloud TV which should be avoided. For the Grand Prix, the only legitimate option that exists here is the UK Channel 4. 


You can find the latest version of cCloud TV in the Kodil (Kodisrael) Repository.  To install cCloud through Kodil, do the following:

  • Go to Settings >File Manager. Under “Enter the paths or browse for the media location” enter “”.
  • Under “Enter a name for this media source” you can enter a name such as “Kodil”.
  • Go to Add-ons > Package Symbol > Install from Zip File and select Kodil. Locate the zip file in the folder and install it.
  • Wait for the “Add-on enabled” message before continuing.

To install the add-on:

  • Go to Add-ons > Package Symbol > Install from Repository and select Kodisrael Repository.
  • Choose Video add-ons, locate cCloud TV and then install the add-on
  • After the “Add-on enabled” notification, you can access this add-on from the Add-ons section on your home screen.

How To Watch

Open cCloud TV and go to Search, then type in Channel 4.

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