On March 7 and 8, the X Games will return to Norway for the fifth year running. As well as the usual skiing and snowboard events, there’ll also be a Knuckle Huck competition, where contestants essentially trick while rolling over the lip of the big air ramp instead of trying to get as much air as possible. Below, we’ll explain how you can live stream the X Games 2020 from anywhere in the world, even abroad.
Please keep in mind that we’ll only be recommending official sources for watching the X Games online. This is an increasingly popular sporting event so unlicensed streams are inevitable. However, we don’t recommend the use of unofficial sources due to their low resolution and frequent lag. What’s more, they’re notoriously unreliable as they can be taken offline for copyright violation. There are multiple ways to watch the X Games for free anyway, so you don’t need to waste time on unauthorized streams.
The X Games will mostly be shown on region-locked platforms. If you’re traveling abroad, you’ll likely need a VPN in order to unblock the content for live streaming and connect to your usual home streaming services.
How to watch X Games online: Live stream with a VPN
First time using a VPN? The good news is that it’s easy to set up a VPN to watch the X Games online from abroad. All you need to do is follow these simple step-by-step instructions:
Here’s how to live stream X Games 2020 online from anywhere:
- First, sign up with a VPN service. We recommend ExpressVPN. However, NordVPN and CyberGhost and offer great value for money and strong unblocking ability.
- Next, download and install a VPN app or browser extension, making sure it’s the correct version for your device.
- Open the VPN app and connect to a server in the USA to get a US IP address. You can then unblock the likes of ESPN and live stream the X Games outside the US.
- Clear your browser’s cache and cookies. This helps websites forget your actual IP address and location. They should then accept the new IP address of the VPN.
- Go to your preferred streaming service and select a live stream (you may need to sign in or register for an account beforehand). The content should now be unblocked.
The X Games will broadcast live which means it’s a good idea to test your VPN ahead of time. This reduces the risk of missing out on the action due to technical issues. It also gives you enough time to contact your VPN’s customer support for further guidance.
How to live stream the X Games on US TV
The X Games is hosted, produced, and broadcast by ESPN. As such, if you have a cable TV subscription that includes these channels, you can log in and watch every X Game event for free. Alternatively, it’s possible to sign in with an AT&T TV Now, Hulu with Live TV, or YouTube TV account. All of these services offer a free trial.
ESPN is geo-blocked, but you can still access it abroad by using a VPN to get a US IP address. ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee which means you can try it risk-free and receive a full refund if you’re not satisfied.
Where else can I watch the X Games 2020 online?
The X Games in Norway will be shown in a number of countries worldwide. Take a look below to find out where you can watch:
Every X Games event will be shown live, free of charge on NRK. Users don’t have to create an account before watching, but if you’re outside of Norway, you will have to provide a BankID or MiniID number to prove you usually live in the country. Alternatively, you could just use a VPN to obtain a Norwegian IP address.
To watch the Norway X Games in the UK, you’ll need a BT Sport subscription. Existing BT TV customers can sign into the website directly and watch at no extra cost but if you don’t have cable, you can purchase a BT Sport Monthly Pass instead. This contract-free option costs £25 a month and grants you unlimited access to BT Sport via the various apps. BT Sport content is only available in the UK and Ireland so you’ll need a UK IP address from a VPN to unblock it abroad.
If you live in Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia, or Africa, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to watch on your local ESPN station. Many of these countries have an online streaming platform such as ESPNWatch, ESPN Play, or ESPN Player, although prices and availability differ from one region to another.
Norway X Games: full schedule
|March 7||Women’s Snowboard Big Air||9:30 AM|
|Women’s Ski Big Air||10:30 AM|
|Men’s Snowboard Big Air||11:30 AM|
|Men’s Ski Big Air||12:30 PM|
|Snowboard Knuckle Huck||1:30 PM|
|Ski Knuckle Huck||2:30 PM|
|March 8||Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle||5:30 AM|
|Women’s Ski Slopestyle||7 AM|
|Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle||8:30 AM|
|Men’s Ski Slopestyle||10 AM|