Euro 2020 is fast approaching and like the world cup this year, it’ll be on our screens before we know it. The UEFA Euro 2020 event is the 16th European Championship scheduled to take off in Summer of 2020.
Unlike previous years where the tournament is held in one country (i.e. France in 2016), it will be staged in 12 different host cities around Europe. Stadiums are as far away as Baku, Bucharest, Bilbao, Glasgow and St Petersburg.
Given the huge distances involved most teams will be situated in a particular part of Europe to avoid fans travelling thousands of miles between games.
Speaking of fans, they’ll be able to watch 24 teams instead of the usual 16 teams. It’s been dubbed the summer party of Europe with fans and teams travelling around and all mingling with each other.
Like all tournaments, teams had to go through a qualifying process, with the teams and draw now being decided.
If you did want to go, you’d have had to buy your tickets a long time ago with many games selling out and going to a ballot process.
You can still get tickets for smaller games using the EURO 2020 ticket portal. However if you couldn’t get tickets or simply want to watch the tournament on your couch at home, you’ve come to the right article.
Where To Stream UEFA Euro 2020 Online?
Euro 2020 is the largest football tournament in Europe and it will be broadcast via TV, radio and around the globe. Official broadcasters currently are:
- United Kingdom: ITV, S4C, Sky Sports
- New Zealand: Sky Sports.
If you’re located in New Zealand you’re going to need an active Sky Sports satellite connection and subscription to watch the games. Like previous years, ITV have retained the rights, offering free coverage to people in the UK.
How To Watch Euro 2020 In New Zealand
Given it’s not on free to air in New Zealand, you really only have one option to watch it free of charge.
Step 1: Get A VPN Provider
To watch EURO 2020 live in New Zealand for free you’ll need to use the best VPN provider to pretend you’re in the United Kingdom.
There are many different VPN providers out there on the web, from our experience the cheapest and most affordable option is PureVPN.
You’ll be able to buy a VPN using your New Zealand credit card/Paypal.
Step 2: Download & Install VPN Application
You’ll need to decide how you plan on accessing ITV player. You could use your smart TV, Apple TV or just a computer web browser.
You’ll need to download the PureVPN Application to your device first, then the ITV app.
Login with the details you were provided via email during signup.
Step 3: Choose British Server
You’ll now need to connect through to a UK based server. If you’re given an option of which city then I’d choose London.
You’ll be advised by the VPN app once your IP has changed and you’re routing your connection via the UK.
You’ll now be able to go to the ITV player website/app and create an account.
It’s 100% free to create an account. When asked for a postcode enter a random England postcode.
Step 4: Start Watching Euro 2020
Search for the tournament on the website search box, although it’s likely going to be on the homepage.
You’ll now be able to play any of the on demand content available.
Keep your account and watch again in 2024.
There you have it, four of the simplest steps ever to start watching the European Championship in New Zealand for free. You don’t need a satellite connection, an expensive cable plan or even a fully fledged VPN, with PureVPN you can get started for under a few dollars per month.
Your VPN can then unlock pretty much any channel in the world too.
Aelwyn is based in the UK and has a masters in security. He’s studied further in the United States while working for companies such as Google and Cisco. He loves rugby and has played professionally too.