With the qualifiers behind us, the usual names have risen to the top Wimbledon 2019, with some new, surprising entries making a name as well. This year, Tennis fans can watch Wimbledon 2019 on Kodi live and free, anywhere in the world.
Important note: This guide only recommends official Kodi addons. Wimbledon is one of the most popular sporting events of the year. Even still, access to streams can be limited or locked behind paywalls, leading some Tennis fans to turn to unofficial sources. However, unofficial sources for Wimbledon can be inconsistent, and Kodi unofficial Kodi addon sources can have a piracy and security risk. Thankfully, there are a handful of free, legitimate addons you can use to stream the 2019 Wimbledon matches this year.
If you want to watch Wimbledon 2019 in the US, Canada, or elsewhere for free, you may need to bypass geographic content restrictions using a VPN. We’ll explain how and which VPNs work best with Kodi.
Warning: Kodi should only be used for content to which you have the legal right to access. Neither the Kodi Foundation nor Comparitech advocates the use of Kodi for piracy.
How to watch Wimbledon 2019 on Kodi with a VPN
The 2019 Wimbledon matches will be available through numerous international TV networks, some of which are free-to-air in their respective countries. Residents in countries without free access, such as the US and Canada, can turn to a few Kodi addons that offer this free-to-air content. However, a VPN will be required to unblock content and access to those live streams.
To get started with your VPN, do the following:
- Create a VPN account. We recommend IPVanish for Kodi users in most case. However, some addons, like iPlayer WWW, might require other VPN options. A few good alternatives include ExpressVPN, NordVPN, or CyberGhost.
- Install your VPN app onto your selected devices. For best results, you should install your VPN app onto the same devices you have your Kodi app installed, and where you plan to stream your content.
- Connect to a server in the country where your streams are available. Depending on which Kodi addon you’re using, you may need to connect to VPN servers in locations like Australia, Switzerland, or the UK, among other options.
- Install the Kodi addons you plan to use and connect to your streams.
There is no guarantee that any Kodi addon we recommend will work to access Wimbledon. You may need to test your addon and VPN options prior to the matches you want to see to ensure you have access before game time.
You can watch Wimbledon 2019 for free on Kodi through a few Kodi addons we’ve carefully located and selected. In some cases, a free trial may be necessary, while others are free-to-air and only require a VPN to connect if you’re outside of that country or traveling abroad.
How to watch Wimbledon 2019 on Kodi
The following Kodi addons will give you free and live access to Wimbledon 2019. We’ve noted which VPN servers you may need to gain access while abroad, and any other restrictions that may exist for those services.
Zattoo Box – Best free option for US and Canada tennis fans
Zattoo Box is a European streaming service that offers access to hundreds of live TV networks from across the EU. There’s a free version you can easily sign up to, even from outside of the EU, that offers the following networks that are scheduled to carry Wimbledon 2019:
- RTS, RSI, SRF (Swiss networks from SRG/SSR TV)
If you’re in a country where Wimbledon streams come at a cost, Zattoo Box is your best option. Normally, BBC broadcasts require a UK TV License, but Zattoo Box appears to legally offer broadcasts to BBC streams without this requirement. The service’s other channels are also free and clear.
You can install this addon directly from the official Kodi addon repository.
To register, you’ll need to go to Zattoo.com, then register for a free account. If you’re outside of Zattoo’s service area (the EU), you’ll need to connect to a VPN server in an EU country, such as Switzerland. Then, create your free account using an email address of your choice. No credit card or address verification is required.
IPTV AU Kodi Addon – Free access to Australian-based Wimbledon streams
Wimbledon and tennis, in general, is a popular sport in Australia. Unsurprisingly, you can get live streams to Wimbledon events on free-to-air Australian TV. This year, that’s happening through the channel Seven.
The IPTV AU Kodi addon offers access to free-to-air Australian TV channels, including Seven.
To install, download the Matthuisman Repository here: https://k.mjh.nz/.
Next, open your Kodi app, go to Addons and then click on the Package Symbol. Then, click in Install from zip and locate your downloads location. Find the repositry.matthuisman zip file, and click to install.
Finally, go to Install from repository from the package installer screen, and then open the Matthuisman Repository. Go to Video addons and then locate IPTV AU. From there, install the addon.
BBC iPlayer (iPlayer WWW) – Quick BBC access for UK sports fans
The BBC iPlayer is going to be a great option to watch Wimbledon 2019 live online through Kodi if you’re in the UK, or traveling abroad from the UK. This addon provides users with a direct connection to BBC’s iPlayer streams. The iPlayer WWW also does not require any login information and avoids a lot of the excess menu clicking that you have to suffer through on the web browser.
You can install the addon directly from the official Kodi addon repository.
That said, the iPlayer is still only available for UK residents with a TV License. The service does not double check to ensure you have one, but by law, only UK residents who have a TV License can view BBC iPlayer streams. If you’re traveling from the UK, you can view the iPlayer’s content through Kodi from anywhere in the world.
Unfortunately, IPVanish will not work with the iPlayer, either through Kodi, or any other medium. However, you can use ExpressVPN to unlock the BBC iPlayer. ExpressVPN is our recommended alternative for the iPlayer as it works well, maintains a high level of encryption and user protection standards, and ensures you won’t deal with buffering or bandwidth issues while connected.
USTVNow Kodi addon – Free international streaming (no VPN required)
USTVNow is a live TV streaming service that offers US-based channels. There’s a free version that carries ABC, and a paid version that carries ESPN (which will have most of the Wimbledon events).
Anyone can purchase access to USTVNow for ESPN, but you can also watch the ABC broadcasts for free. If you opt for the free version, note that ABC will only carry the Men’s and Women’s finals this year live. Otherwise, you’ll be limited to a few highlights every so often.
The USTVNow Kodi addon is available through the official Kodi addon repository.
What’s the 2019 Wimbledon schedule?
Wimbledon runs from June 24 through July 14 this year. The Men’s and Women’s qualifiers ended in June, while the main events run from Monday, July 1, through Sunday, July 14.
For a full schedule or daily events, check the official Wimbledon website.
- 1 How to watch Wimbledon 2019 on Kodi with a VPN
- 2 How to watch Wimbledon 2019 on Kodi
- 3 Zattoo Box – Best free option for US and Canada tennis fans
- 4 IPTV AU Kodi Addon – Free access to Australian-based Wimbledon streams
- 5 BBC iPlayer (iPlayer WWW) – Quick BBC access for UK sports fans
- 6 USTVNow Kodi addon – Free international streaming (no VPN required)
- 7 What’s the 2019 Wimbledon schedule?