Do you want to know more about the exact steps that you have to take in order to stream the 2023 edition of the French Open?
Do you want to watch the French Open live and online?
How about doing it for free?
Well, in this guide we will try to explain all the things that you need to learn in order to watch French Open 2023 live and online.
We will talk all the details regarding the channels who will broadcast the event, when the French Open 2023 would begin and how online consumers such as yourself can watch the 2023 edition of the French Open online and live from practically any country in the world with the help of nothing but a Virtual Private Network or a VPN service.
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Introduction to the 2023 French Open.
Now, in order to avoid any future confusion, the first thing that you should know is that the French Open is sometimes known as Roland-Garros.
Both refer to the same tournament.
And that is true not just for the 2023 French Open, it is true for all future and past French Open tournaments as well.
Currently, the tournament makes use of the Stade Roland Garros which is located in Paris.
The qualifying stages of the tournament will begin and take place in the month of May (usually after the 18th).
However, the big players usually do not arrive at the scene since they are busy with other tournaments (such as Masters 1000 tournaments in Madrid and Rome).
What you need to know is that no matter when everybody arrives, the tournament will end on either 5th or 6th of June for sure.
Roland Garros is one of the four big tennis tournaments of the year.
And that is why, this year you will see the best of the best tennis players on earth going against each other for a period of close to three weeks both on the doubles and singles along with mixed doubles side.
In other words, you will get to see a ton of high-quality tennis.
Of course, you do not have to go to Paris in order to fully enjoy all the matches the 2023 edition of the French Open will bring you.
With modern technology, there is no need for a person to be in the stadium anymore.
And this is what we want to explain further for the rest of this guide.
More simply, we will teach you how to watch the entire French Open 2023 live and via streaming from the comfort of your office and/or home.
Please keep in mind that in this guide we will only recommend those streaming sources which are official and legal.
Why do we say that?
Well, we say that because the majority of the big sporting events such as the 2023 French Open and others are so big that people are able to pirate them and make the events available on various different online streaming sites for free.
However, you should not go to such sites.
The reason why we do not recommend anyone watching the 2023 French Open live and online with the help of piracy sites is that it is dangerous.
Moreover, these unofficial and probably illegal shady websites provide you with a video that lags a lot.
Sometimes, the match itself is very pixelated.
Apart from that, you also have to take into account the chance that such streams can go down suddenly without any notice because of copyright violation.
So you do not want to rely on such services and they can stop showing you the match midway.
Needless to say, you should not waste your time like that.
If you are going to watch a match then you should make sure that you are able to watch it till the end to know who wins a given game.
Besides, there are many legitimate ways, some of which are free by the way, to watch the 2023 French Open.
What we mean to say is that there is no need for anyone to make use of unreliable and/or unauthorized streams.
The majority of the streaming services that stream content like the French Open have geo-restrictions on their content.
That means, no user can access that content without the help of a VPN service.
If you want to watch the French Open 2023 online abroad then you will have to invest in a good VPN service.
We’ll talk more about that in the coming sections.
How to easily watch the French Open 2023 edition abroad by using a VPN service?
If you are a beginner to all of the streaming stuff on the internet, hearing the term VPN may confuse you at first.
However, modern VPN service providers have actually made it pretty easy and simple to use VPN services and unblock services that have regional restrictions on them from abroad.
All you really need to do is to follow the below-given steps in order to watch the 2023 French Open online from anywhere.
The first step is always to make sure that you pick the right VPN service for the job.
While it would be very easy for us to recommend a single big-name from the VPN industry such as IPVanish, CyberGhost, NordVPN, and ExpressVPN, our research tells us that is no the best approach neither for us nor for the reader.
Each VPN is different.
And, each VPN user is different as well.
So you really need to briefly read more about the best the VPN industry has to offer before you go out in the market and spend your hard-earned money on a VPN service.
We recommend that you click here and read more about the best VPN service providers available in the market today.
You do not have to break the bank while signing up for a VPN service but you should not sign up for the cheapest VPN service that you can find either.
Once you have the VPN subscription with you, we need you to take the following steps.
- After subscribing to a VPN service that suits your needs, you need to install the VPN app on your streaming device.
Now, most of the times, a VPN service would provide you with a multiple number of versions of its VPN apps.
What you need to do is to download the VPN app version which is appropriate for your streaming device.
- Then you need to make a decision about which platform you want to use for streaming.
By platforms, we mean the streaming platform. Not the device platform.
- After you have decided on your streaming service, you should connect to a VPN server that is located in the country where the streaming service works.
Let’s take an example to further simplify things.
Let’s say you want to unblock NBC online.
If that is the case, then you will need to connect to a VPN server that is located in the US.
On the other hand, if you want to watch ITV abroad then you will have to make sure you sign up for a VPN service that has plenty of servers available in the UK.
- Once you have completed step 3, all you really need to do is to go to the official website of your streaming service and then start watching.
Our research shows that the streaming site should stream content pretty much instantaneously.
However, if the streaming site does not work then before tossing out your VPN service, you should clear the web browser’s cache and cookies.
Then you should reload the given page in order to try one more time.
As mentioned before in this guide as well, our research shows that many channels will broadcast the 2023 edition of the French Open live and online.
Hence, it is vitally important for everyone to make sure that their VPN service is working with the service that they want it to work with, well in advance.
Taking such an approach will ensure that you do not miss an important Nadal, Alcaraz, Medvedev or Djokovic game if you run into some problems with your VPN service.
Remember, if you set up everything a little early and something goes wrong, you will still have a good amount of time to seek help and get assistance from the customer support staff of your VPN service.
That way you will not miss the beginning or the middle part of a given football match.
How to easily watch Roland-Garros 2023 edition for absolutely free via UK TV
Our research shows that this year, online consumers have the option of streaming the entire French Open 2023 tournament from Discovery+ and Eurosport.
Discovery+ and Eurosport will broadcast everything related to the French Open 2023 edition.
In other words, if you have a valid subscription to the recent Discovery+ and/or Eurosport then you can potentially stream everything and catch all the French Open action live and online.
Now, remember that the coverage for the first day usually starts around 10 AM BST (5 AM EST/ 2 AM PST). The exact times will become more clear as the tournament time draws near.
Moreover, you should also know that the first day French Open coverage would probably get added to the on-demand Discovery+ library shortly after the live transmission finishes.
The other thing you should keep in mind is that there are services available which are free to use (such as 9Now in Australia).
However, in order to watch content from the service, you have no other choice but to create an official account.
You will have to do that before you want to watch any content on the service.
But there is nothing to worry about here.
Why do we say that?
We say that because the registration process is easy.
Do take note that during the registration process you may have to provide the service with a Australian postal code.
Again, nothing to panic about here.
9Now is not going to use that information in order to determine your physical location.
Moreover, any and all Australian postcode should work (if the service asks which isn’t always the case).
Residents of other countries should know that, previously, if you resided in a place like Scotland and/or are made use of a VPN server that was located in Scotland, you sometimes could see a prompt which would give you the option of making use of the STV Player.
From a functional perspective, our research shows that the STV Player platform was pretty much identical to the official ITV Hub service (a service that no longer has exclusive rights to the French Open).
Back then you had to create a different and separate account with STV Player before you ccould start watching stuff. Thankfully, users do not have to do that anymore as there are other services with simpler sign up processes.
For UK users, perhaps this is a good time to remind you that under UK Law, an online consumer needs to have a valid and working TV license before that user can begin to watch an online live stream.
This applies specifically to times when the content that the user is trying to watch is being shown on the telly simultaneously.
Our research shows that ITV Hub did occasionally remind the user of such facts with the help of a pop-up alert.
However, we have also come to know that it actually did not perform any checks to see if the user had a valid TV license or not.
What did that mean for the end user?
For the end user, it meant that they ccould take full advantage of the honor system that existed on ITV Hub.
Needless to say, the ITV Hub service is, in fact, is pretty much redundant now as people of the UK and others around the world have more options.
Anyone who would like to access any type of content via ITV Hub has to sign up for a VPN service and then start watching from overseas. Back to the current French Open streaming services though.
If you have still not decided on which VPN service you should sign up for then click here and read our guide on the best VPN service providers in the world for every kind of user.
Almost all of our recommended VPN service providers come with an official money-back guarantee.
So you do not have to take any risks while trying the VPN services that we have recommended in our guide.
In our experience, good VPN service providers offer close to a 30-day official money-back guarantee but there are other equally competent VPN services that offer a shorter money-back guarantee period (seven days).
The point is, you should be thankful that you live in an era where you can try even the best VPN service providers and then ask for your money back without any problems.
Money back guarantee offers are aimed towards users who may feel unsatisfied after they have used a given VPN service.
Users who would like to make use of a VPN service for a very short amount of time can also make use of the official money-back guarantee feature.
As mentioned just now, all that users have to do is to cancel their subscription in order to qualify for their full refund claim.
In which countries can I watch the 2023 French Open live and online via streaming?
As alluded to before as well, the 2023 edition of the French Open will have plenty of broadcasters to rely on.
These broadcasters will make sure that people can see the 2023 edition of the French Open in over a total of dozen countries and regions all over the world.
To put it in simpler terms, the actual process is very simple regardless of what your location is or what your home country is.
In the next section, we will talk more about all the networks which will broadcast the French Open 2023 and/or Roland-Garros in or at least, near your area.
How to watch the 2023 edition of French Open via US TV
Perhaps it should not come as a surprise to you that all American fans have the option of watching the French Open 2023 edition live and online on NBC Sports.
Those who do not like the NBC Sports channel for one reason or another can also catch all the French Open 2023 action on the Tennis Channel.
In order to watch French Open 2023 directly on US NBC Sports, the online user must have a valid NBC Sports Gold subscription/account.
Now, if your only interest in watching NBC Sports is the French Open, then we will recommend staying away from NBC Sports.
It is not a good service for that specific purpose.
Because NBC Sports packages are poor.
They are poor in the sense that NBC charges users a lot of money and they also limit the user to watching just a single specific sport.
With that said, there are many other TV services on the internet that you can sign up for instead.
We’re talking about services such as,
- PlayStation Vue
- YouTube TV
- DirecTV Now
- Sling TV
- Hulu with Live TV
Each of the above-mentioned services offers NBC Sports as a part of its packages.
All of these online streaming services provide new users with a free trial.
Potentially, if you play your cards right, it is entirely possible to watch the 2023 edition of the French Open for nothing if you are in the US.
Now, if you happen to have signed up for a cable TV subscription/package which includes access to channels such as the Tennis Channel, then too you have the option of simply signing in and then starting streaming the content you want without paying any additional money to the service.
But what about people who do not have a cable subscription?
Well, they have the option of signing up for a slightly different streaming service.
It goes by the name of Tennis Channel Plus. There is another service called Tennis Channel that is only available to people living in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Greece, Switzerland and Austria. Users have to pay $30 a year or $3 per month to use the service.
However, for best experience, users need the Tennis Channel Plus. Keep in mind that this service costs users around $109.99 USD each year and is only available in the US.
Another problem with this Tennis Channel Plus service is that it does not provide users with any monthly packages.
With all of that said, which is the easiest option?
Well, our research shows that the easiest way to watch the French Open 2023 live and online is to watch it with the help of Sling TV. More specifically, the Blue or Orange subscription package of Sling TV.
The Sling TV Blue and Orange package (sold separately) costs users around $35 each month.
You also have the option of paying for the base subscription which costs $35 and then pay again for the sports pack with an additional $11 per month.
Keep in mind that the Sling TV Blue (or Orange) plan, when combined with the Sports Extra package gives users access to both NBC Sports and the Tennis Channel.
All of this neatly brings us to the same old point.
The streaming services we have mentioned in this section and elsewhere are not available to users who do not live in the US.
That’s because they are geo-blocked.
Only then can you watch the French Open from abroad.
As for Canada, people living there have a total of two options when it comes to French Open broadcasters.
The first one is TSN. It takes care of people who want to watch their French Open matches in English.
The second one is RDS for those people who want their coverage to be in the French-language.
Both of the services that we have mentioned above enable users to watch the French Open online and free.
All that users have to do is sign in with their valid cable subscription package details.
Of course, we are assuming here that you actually have a package that includes the above-mentioned channels in Canada.
If you don’t have that cable package, then simply sign up for a TSN or RDS Direct streaming service.
It doesn’t really matter which service you choose here.
You will have to pay around $7.99 per month in Canadian dollars for your daily pass.
On the other hand, you can also sign up for a monthly package which costs $19.99 CAD.
There is no free trial either from TSN or RDS.
To watch content, sign up and connect to a Canadian VPN server and then go.