The 64th Eurovision Song Contest promises to be like never before, with the pop superstar Madonna performing at the grand finale on May 18 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Unfortunately, for the viewers outside of Europe, seeing it might be difficult, with Logo TV no longer broadcasting the show in the US. Here’s how to watch Eurovision 2019 from anywhere in the world.
You can watch Eurovision 2019 on its official YouTube channel, which will be streaming the grand finale live online. You will also find the music videos of each song and the records of the previous shows. While this viewing option is free, it will not include any commentary, which often is a big part of the experience.
2. BBC iPlayer
BBC iPlayer is probably the best option to watch Eurovision 2019 online. In addition to being free, it will provide commentary from the comedian, TV presenter, and five-time BAFTA TV Award winner Graham Norton. The problem with the BBC iPlayer is that it’s available in the UK only, so if you happen to be outside of the country, you’ll need a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to unblock BBC iPlayer with NordVPN:
- Download and install NordVPN
- Connect to a server in the UK
- Go to bbc.co.uk/iplayer and click Sign in
- Sign in or click Register now to create an account
- When creating an account, choose the UK as your residence
- Enter “Eurovision” in the Search bar at the top-right corner and start watching
Important note: BBC iPlayer won’t be streaming Eurovision 2019 live but will make it available right after the broadcast.
3. SBS On Demand
SBS On Demand is a free streaming service in Australia. It will broadcast Eurovision 2019 live but is not available anywhere outside the country. That’s why you will also need a VPN to create an account and watch the event.
For streaming Eurovision 2019 via SBS On Demand, we recommend Astrill VPN.
Here’s how to watch Eurovision 2019 via SBS On Demand:
- Download and install Astrill VPN
- Connect to a server in Australia
- Go to sbs.com.au/ondemand and click Sign In/Sign Up
- Sign in or click Create A New Account
- Go to the dedicated Eurovision page and start watching
Eurovision live stream will be available on its official YouTube channel, but without any commentary. The best option to watch Eurovision 2019 is by using BBC iPlayer, but it’ll become available after the broadcast only. An alternative is to connect to SBS On Demand in Australia, for which you’ll need a VPN if you’re not in the country at the moment.