Watch the Summer X Games Live Online

Summer X GamesThe Summer X Games are an extreme sporting event hosted by, produced, and broadcast by ESPN and its sister network, ABC. This year, the Summer X Games will be held in Minneapolis with TV coverage beginning on Thursday, August 1st and ending on Sunday, August 4, 2019. However, if you want to watch the actual first event, it is going to happen on July 31st. If you are not going to the games and have to watch it on TV, you will need to be in the US. That said, you can watch the Summer X Games with a VPN.

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The Summer X Games were first held in the Summer of 1995 in Providence and Newport Rhode Island. Participants compete to win bronze, silver, and gold medals. Often times through the years, you are likely to see new tricks at the games such as Tony Hawk’s 900 in skateboarding. It is interesting to note that athletes are not drug tested.

How to Use a VPN to Watch Summer X Games

We will use ExpressVPN for the example of how to use a VPN service to watch the games. First, you’ll want to download the VPN client. ExpressVPN offers client software for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Mobile users can download apps for iOS and Android. You can even connect your router to secure every device on your network. It will send all your communications through the VPN which extends support to devices like game consoles and streaming boxes. They even have an app for Amazon Fire TV devices.

Now that you’ve had a chance to download and install the software, go ahead and connect. Launch the ExpressVPN client and select a server location. We’ll walk you through step by step using their Windows client. Keep in mind we are using images from US servers since the Summer X Games are geo-restricted.

ExpressVPN server locations

  • Since ABC and ESPN are only available in the US, you will want to pick a server in the United States. ExpressVPN has a large network of servers located all over the US.
  • We recommend you select OpenVPN (TCP) or (UDP). For streaming videos from sites like YouTube, we use OpenVPN (UDP) because it’s faster than TCP. They also support PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP. We still recommend OpenVPN UDP for the best mix of speed and privacy protection.
  • Click the big round connect button. After a few seconds, you’ll see the shield around the button turn green. There will also be a message letting you know the “VPN is ON”
  • You now have an IP address in the USA, as far as anyone can tell online. As such, you can reach any site as if you were sitting there. The same would be true if you connected to a server in the UK or anywhere else in the world. Keep in mind you will need an external streaming service such as Sling TV.

It is just that easy to do. Now that you have an IP address from an ExpressVPN server in the US, you can browse the Internet or watch the Summer X Games as if you were actually there. The same is true from any country, but you will want to connect to a server in the US to watch.

Let’s take a quick look at the schedule for this year’s Summer X Games.

Thursday, August 01 – 10:00 – 12:00 AM ET

X Games Minneapolis 2019 on ESPN

Friday, August 02 -9:00 – 11:30 PM ET

X Games Minneapolis 2019 on ESPN

Saturday, August 03 – 1:00 – 6:00 PM ET

X Games Minneapolis 2019 on ABC

Saturday, August 03 – 7:00 – 10:00 PM ET

X Games Minneapolis 2019 on ESPN 2

Sunday, August 041:00 – 6:00 PM ET

X Games Minneapolis 2019 on ABC

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