How to Watch Alabama vs Clemson From Outside the US (Updated 2019)

John Bennet Last Updated by John Bennet on March 12, 2020

For the fourth straight year, Clemson and Alabama are meeting in the College Football Playoffs. In 2016 and 2017 they played in the National Championship game, with each team winning a game. Last years match up was in the semi-finals with Alabama going on to win another championship.

These two powerhouses meet again on January 7th with an 8:00pm ET kickoff on ESPN.

While ESPN is geo restricted to the US, even if you have a cable subscription, Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV, or any other streaming subscription you won’t be able to watch the game, you can use a VPN to access these sites and watch the heavyweight battle.

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How to Watch the 2019 National Championship Game On WatchESPN


If you have a US cable subscription (or have a relative or friend willing to share their login information with you) you can use a VPN to access the live stream in 3 simple steps.

  1. Get a lightning fast VPN that can handle streaming without buffering. We’ve had great experiences watching sports on ExpressVPN and highly recommend it.
  2. Download, install, and login to the VPN
  3. Connect to a US server
  4. Go to WatchESPN, log into your account and enjoy the game

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How to Watch the 2019 National Championship Game on Hulu Live

Hulu Live TV

If you have Hulu Live, or want to try it out free for a week, you can access it from outside the US in a just 4 steps. If you don’t have a US credit card or PayPal account read this to see how you can open can account without one.

  1. Get a VPN that is proven to bypass the Hulu Live VPN block. We use NordVPN when watching Hulu Live, it’s fast and has plenty of US servers.
  2. Download and install the VPN
  3. Connect to a US server
  4. Go to Hulu Live on January 7th at 8:00 and tune into ESPN

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How to Watch the 2019 National Championship Game on Sling TV

Sling TV FireStick app

Sling TV is a great option for cord cutters, and their Orange Package includes ESPN. If you don’t have an account, you can try it out for for free for a week.

  1. Get a VPN that will give you access to Sling TV. ExpressVPN is a great choice for Sling TV. With unlimited speeds and data you won’t have to worry about connection issues.
  2. Download, install, and login to the VPN
  3. Connect with a US server
  4. Go to Sling TVIf you don’t have an account already, read this and we’ll walk you through the steps needed to open an account from outside the US.

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3 Best VPNs for Watching Alabama vs Clemson 2019 National Championship Game

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Why You Need a VPN to Watch Alabama vs Clemson

A VPN is a great little tool that will connect you to a remote server, thereby changing your IP address to make it appear as if you’re in that location instead of where you really are. What this means for college football fans is that even if you are located outside of the US, you can change your virtual location and access the sites listed above to watch the big game.

Of course, not every VPN will be able to bypass VPN detection of ESPN, Hulu, Sling, and YouTube TV which is why we ran multiple tests before recommending the VPNs listed above. All of the VPNs we recommended, and the three streaming sites come with either a trail period or a money back guarantee. So, if you’re just looking to watch the Alabama vs Clemson 2019 championship game, you could get it all for free by taking advantage of these money back policies.

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John Bennet
John Bennet is an experienced data and communications engineer and cross-platform copy and content writer and editor with a keen interest in cybersecurity. He has been working with and researching, VPNs and other online privacy tools for many years.