The 2020 XFL season will kick off on Saturday, February 8, with two games. The first is Seattle Dragons v DC Defenders which takes place at 2 PM EST (11 AM PST). The second is LA Wildcats v Houston Roughnecks at 5 PM EST (2PM PST). If you’re already missing the NFL, the XFL might just be for you. Here we’ll explain how you can live stream the XFL 2020 season online from anywhere (even abroad) with a VPN.
In this article, we’ll only recommend official sources for watching the 2020 XFL season. The trouble with unlicensed streams is that they’re often taken offline for copyright violation. What’s worse, they’re usually poor quality streams with lag and buffering that may impact your enjoyment of the XFL’s inaugural season. Besides, there are multiple ways to live stream the XFL online, so there’s need to risk missing out due to an unreliable illegal stream.
The 2020 XFL season will only be shown on region-locked platforms. In order to live stream it from abroad via your usual home streaming services, you’ll need a VPN.
How to watch the XFL 2020 season online with a VPN
A VPN works by encrypting your internet traffic and sending it to one of its own servers. In doing so, it provides you with a new, temporary IP address. This makes it appear as if you’re browsing from another location entirely. You can then unblock geo-restricted content such as the 2020 XFL matches and watch them online from anywhere. Read on for step-by-step instructions on exactly how you can do this.
Here’s how to live stream the XFL 2020 season from anywhere in the world:
- First, sign up with a reputable VPN service. We recommend ExpressVPN. However, NordVPN and CyberGhost offer excellent value and strong unblocking abilities.
- Next, download and install one of the VPN’s apps or browser extensions, making sure it’s the correct version for your device.
- Open the VPN app and connect to a server in the country from which you want to watch the XFL 2020 season. For example, connecting to a server in the US will provide you with a US IP address for unblocking ABC, ESPN, Fox, and Fox Sports 1.
- Go to whichever streaming service is showing the game and select a live stream. This should now play without restriction.
- If the content is still blocked, clear your browser’s cache and cookies before refreshing the page. Alternatively, connect to another server in case the IP address you’re using has been blacklisted.
All of the 2020 XFL games will air live. That’s why we recommend you test your VPN in advance. This gives you enough time to troubleshoot any issues and contact your VPN’s customer support for further assistance.
How to live stream the 2020 XFL season on US TV
The US broadcasting rights to XFL games are shared between ABC, ESPN/ESPN2, Fox, and Fox Sports 1/Fox Sports 2. To find out which broadcaster is showing a particular game, you can take a look at the 2020 TV schedule. If you have a US cable TV subscription, you can sign in to all of the aforementioned broadcasters’ websites and watch their content online.
If you don’t have cable TV, don’t worry. All official broadcasters of XFL 2020 are available through multiple streaming services, allowing you to live stream the XFL 2020 season contract-free. The following streaming services offer all three of the XFL channels: AT&T TV Now ($80 USD/month), Hulu ($54.99/month), and YouTube TV ($49.99/month). Note that in the case of AT&T TV Now, there’s an option that doesn’t include FS2 for $65 monthly.
You may also want to consider FuboTV ($54.99/month) though it doesn’t offer ABC or ESPN. Sling TV ($45/month) offers some XFL broadcasters with the exception of ABC and FS2. All of the above streaming services are region-locked and only available in the US. This means you’ll need to connect to a VPN’s US server for a US IP address in order to watch when traveling abroad. ExpressVPN unblocks the above streaming services and includes a 30-day money-back guarantee. As such, you can try it risk-free and receive a full refund if it doesn’t meet your expectations.
Where else can I watch the XFL 2020 season online?
The good news is that the XFL 2020 season will be shown in many countries worldwide via ESPN Player (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) and Fox Sports (Hong Kong and Southeast Asia).
To watch the XFL 2020 games in the UK, you’ll need to sign up for ESPN Player. A monthly pass costs €11.99 (approximately £10) while an annual pass is priced at €79.99 (roughly £68). All of the XFL games will be available both live and on-demand, including the playoffs and championship games.
It’s worth knowing that ESPN Player is available in many other countries across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In fact, if you purchase an ESPN Player subscription in a European country, you can still access the content even if you travel to another European country. While ESPN Player is available in many countries, you’ll need a VPN to access the service from some countries due to geographic restrictions.
If you’re in Hong or Southeast Asia, you can live stream the XFL 2020 season on Fox Sports Asia. To watch online, you’ll need a cable TV subscription or a subscription for the FOX+ streaming service. Note that Fox+ is only available in Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan. It’s important to remember that you’ll need to connect to a VPN server in one of the countries in which Fox Sports is available to live stream the XFL.
Every single XFL 2020 season game will air on TSN in Canada. Full access to TSN and live coverage costs $4.99 CAD per day or $19.99 for a monthly pass. TSN is region-locked and only available in Canada. However, you can use a VPN to obtain a Canadian IP address, allowing you to unblock TSN even if you’re traveling abroad.
What should I know about the XFL?
The XFL is an American football league that first ran for a single season in 2001. The league is divided into two four-team divisions with the Eastern Conference consisting of DC Defenders, New York Guardians, St. Louis BattleHawks, and Tampa Bay Vipers. The Western Conference teams are Dallas Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, Los Angeles Wildcats, and Seattle Dragons.
The eight XFL teams will play a 10-week regular season before a two-week postseason consisting of two semi-final playoff games and a championship game. The entire season lasts just 79 days from February 8 to April 26. The game itself is somewhat different to that of the NFL. Described as being “less stall, more ball”, XFL games are more fast-paced with fewer stoppages.