It's day 4 of Wimbledon, and later today we'll see highlights including Murray v Lu and Konta v Buchard. We show you how to watch Wimbledon 2016 live stream online (for free), even from outside the UK. (Also see: How to live stream Euro 2016.)
Provided you have a valid TV Licence, you can tune into Wimbledon live or catch up on-demand through your PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone or games console. The coverage is free to watch, but it's worth checking your data allowance if you don't subscribe to a broadband package with unlimited downloads and want to avoid a hefty bill. If you're outside the UK you will also need a VPN such as TotalVPN to get around the geographical blocks put in place by the BBC – see our best VPNs round-up – or you can tune in via one of the alternative broadcasters contracted by Wimbledon (click here for details).
Unless you're in an area with strong 3G or 4G coverage, also check that a reliable Wi-Fi connection is available to enable smooth streaming of the Wimbledon tennis championships. See: Broadband Advisor.
Wimbledon 2016 schedule
This year's Wimbledon tournament kicked off on 27 June, and runs until 10 July. Coverage began at 11:30am on 27 June on BBC 2, led by Sue Barker. There will be 153 hours on tennis streamed via BBC 1 and BBC 2 over the two-week tournament.
Day 4 highlights include Murray v Lu and Konta v Buchard in Centre Court from 1pm. For the full order of play click here.
Read: How Wimbledon is filmed and broadcast in 3D.
Watch Wimbledon 2016 online: Wimbledon free live stream
The BBC will be making Wimbledon available to watch live across BBC TV, Red Button, radio, online, mobile, the BBC Sport app and Connected TV. So, when the coverage begins, you'll be able to tune in online by visiting the BBC Sport website where there will be up to 15 live streams.
You can also visit BBC iPlayer and click TV Guide to select the programme. The tennis will be streaming live from the BBC on both of those websites, and through its dedicated apps (BBC Sport, BBC iPlayer).
TVCatchup also lets you watch live free-to-air UK television on your computer, phone, tablet or games console. Versions of the site optimised for iPad and iPhone are available at ipad.tvcatchup.com and iphone.tvcatchup.com, and there's also a TVCatchup app available in the iTunes Store. If you're running an Android phone in the UK, instead look for ToView at the Google Play Store.
(TVCatchup used to contract GZero, which offers ToView for Android, to handle its mobile apps. It has since fallen out with GZero and is making its own apps, but the Android version is not yet available in the UK. So for now you'll need to use the now-rebranded ToView app from GZero.)
Head to TVCatchup.com and go to the TV Guide. Choose the correct channel for the particular tennis match you want to watch live online. You can also change the stream quality, which is useful if you don't have a particularly fast broadband connection.
TVCatchup kicks off with an ad, then immediately begins streaming your chosen TV channel. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the tennis. If you're using a desktop browser to watch Wimbledon on TVCatchup you can use its new Desktop Player to watch and record live TV.
Simplestream's TVPlayer is a similar free app, which works across desktop, mobile and tablet, and supports push notifications to keep you up to date on all the major sporting events.
How to watch Wimbledon 2016 live stream outside the UK
As we mentioned above, you can tune into the BBC's coverage of Wimbledon using iPlayer from outside the UK, which will be the most thorough coverage of the tournament, but you will need to install a VPN.
Alternatively, Wimbledon has contracted various other broadcasters for coverage outside the UK:
|ALMA SPORT (SARAN)||KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN, UZBEKISTAN, MOLDOVA|
|ARQ (NOVA/CET 21)||CZECH REPUBLIC & SLOVAKIA|
|beIN SPORTS||FRANCE, MIDDLE EAST|
|BELARUS 5||BELARUS (via SARAN GROUP)|
|C MORE||SWEDEN, FINLAND, NORWAY|
|CANAL PLUS AFRIQUE||BENIN, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, COMOROS, REPUBLIC OF CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, DJIBOUTI, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, GABON, GUINEA, IVORY COAST, MADAGASCAR, MALI, MAURITANIA, MAURITIUS, NIGER, RWANDA, SÉNÉGAL, SEYCHELLES AND TOGO.|
|DIGISPORT||ROMANIA & HUNGARY|
|ESPN SUR||SOUTH AMERICA|
|EUROSPORT||RUSSIA, UKRAINE, BALTICS, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, ESTONIA, MOLDOVA, ARMENIA|
|I.K.O (SPORT KLUB)||BOSNIA, CROATIA, MACEDONIA, MONTENEGRO, SERBIA, SLOVENIA|
|RTRS||BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA|
|SETANTA||REPUBLIC OF IRELAND|
|SKY DEUTSCHLAND||GERMANY & AUSTRIA|
|SPORT ADD||EX YUGO|
|SUPERSPORT||ALBANIA & KOSOVO|
|THE TENNIS CHANNEL||UNITED STATES|
Watch Wimbledon 2016 online: Catch up on-demand
iPlayer is the BBC's free catch-up TV service, though some programmes are available to stream live here too as mentioned above. If you happened to miss a match, you'll find that programmes are available for seven days following their transmission on BBC iPlayer, but note that the service's Download and Series Record features are not usually available for sporting events, such as Wimbledon.
To watch Wimbledon on a Windows, Mac or Linux PC, simply head to bbc.co.uk/iplayer for the desktop version of the site. Dedicated apps are available from Google Play and the App Store for Android 2.2+ tablets and the iPad respectively, while Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Wii owners can stream content from Xbox Live, the PlayStation Network or through a Wii app.
If the tennis match you're after isn't featured on the home page, search Wimbledon in the Find a programme search bar on the left. The following screen will show the Wimbledon that is currently available to watch. Scroll down to find and select the match in the list. Click the arrow in the video frame to begin playback. There are also options to pause, fast-forward and rewind the action, turn on subtitles, and watch the match full-screen or in a pop-out window.
Below the stream are links to more games; look to the bottom of the screen for a Lower Bandwidth setting if you're experiencing trouble with playback.
You may find that much of the Wimbledon coverage listed in iPlayer is marked 'Not available'. To view a full list of what content is available head to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00cb3wq/episodes/guide#b047wlhs and use the 'Watch now' buttons (if present) to navigate to that content on iPlayer. This page will also show you upcoming episodes and matches.
Official Wimbledon app
There is an offical app for Wimbledon which you can download free on iPhone, iPad and Android. It includes live scores, news, live blog, order of play, live at Wimbledon video, live at Wimbledon radio and the iPad version features a 360' video.
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