This year’s Wimbledon was a big one for British tennis – it’s the first time a male and female player reached the quarter-finals since 1973.
Andy Murray and Johanna Konta may have been knocked out, but you can still catch Jamie Murray in the Mixed Doubles, as well as Roger Federer, Venus Williams and all the others. And just because you’re not at home, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out. You can watch Wimbledon on your phone, tablet, laptop, even your desktop computer. Just make sure the boss doesn’t catch you…
How to watch Wimbledon live
One of the simplest ways to watch Wimbledon is using the BBC’s iPlayer service. This lets you tune into live BBC channels, so you can watch the action as it unfolds as if you were in front of the telly.
The beauty of iPlayer is, it works on your smartphone or tablet using the app or through a web browser, or on your laptop or desktop computer.
The Beeb recently changed the rules, so you now need a BBC account in order to watch. But once you’ve signed up, you can tailor the experience to your own tastes. The website, and app for iOS, Android and Windows devices are all free, too.
Remember you need a TV licence to watch or download BBC programmes on iPlayer – including live, on demand and catch-up.
The BBC Sport section of the website hosts 15 livestreams from across the Wimbledon grounds, so you can watch pretty much any match being played on any court. It also offers text commentaries, injury news, match previews and full schedules so you can see when your favourites are playing and plan your tennis viewing.
BBC Sport app
If you want all the BBC’s online coverage in one place, then download the BBC Sport app. It brings the same 15 livestreams, text commentaries, news and schedules to your smartphone or tablet.
You can also set up notifications to pop up and alert you, so you don’t miss the start of an important match. It means you can keep up with the action if you’re unable to watch it – if an inconsiderate colleague has scheduled an important meeting that clashes with Murray’s next match, for instance. The BBC Sport app is free to download on iOS, Android and Windows devices.
But you don’t need a BBC app in order to watch Wimbledon. TVPlayer brings you loads of free-to-air channels, including those from the BBC, so you can watch live on your phone. The app will check your location when it starts up, however, so you can’t use it abroad. It’s free to download for iOS, Android and Windows devices, or you can watch through the TVPlayer website. It does include adverts, but you can pay £5.99 a month for the premium version to get rid of them.
How to watch Wimbledon highlights
Missed the big match? Not to worry, you can catch up on the action with BT Sport, including Live Scores and a Wimbledon Schedule. Daily round-ups fill you in on all the goings-on, while news features give you a flavor of the tournament so far.
Want to watch a match in full? The BBC will let you watch it back up to 30 days after it was first broadcast. Just fire up the app or head to the iPlayer website and search for your match. But make sure you avoid the news and social media in the meantime, otherwise you might have the result ruined for you…