How to watch Wimbledon in the US

The Wimbledon Championships is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world, with most of the top ATP and WTA players expected to compete in 2023, including Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Iga Swiatek, and Elena Rybakina.

Each year, Wimbledon is one of the most watched tournaments in the USA, so this article will look at who has the US streaming rights for Wimbledon 2023.

How to watch Wimbledon in the US

How to Watch Wimbledon 2023 in the US

In July 2021, ESPN announced that it had come to an agreement with the All England Club to extend its coverage of the Wimbledon Championships until 2035.

This means that if you want to stream matches from Wimbledon live in 2023 in the US then you are going to need to be subscribed to a service that carries ESPN and gives you access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN+, and ABC.

A number of different streaming services carry ESPN but probably the easiest to sign up for is DIRECTV Stream and YouTube TV, with both options providing free trials.

Once you have signed up with DIRECTV Stream or YouTube TV, you will be able to download the ESPN App, so you can stream matches on your favorite streaming devices e.g. Smart TV, Fire TV, Roku, etc…

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Sign up for a service that carries ESPN e.g. YouTube TV or DIRECTV Stream
  2. Download the ESPN App via the service’s channel store
  3. In the app, go to Settings >> Manage TV Provider
  4. Your device will then provide you with an activation code
  5. Open the following website: and enter your activation code.
  6. On the next screen, select and log in to your TV Provider.
  7. Once you have successfully logged in, your TV Provider will be listed in the ESPN App.
  8. You should now be able to watch Wimbledon using the app.

2023 ESPN Wimbledon Schedule

Monday, 3rd July 20231st round
Tuesday, 4th July 20231st round
Wednesday, 5th July 20232nd round
Thursday, 6th July 20232nd round
Friday, 7th July 20233rd round
Saturday, 8th July 20233rd round
Sunday, 9th July 2023Round of 16
Monday, 10th July 2023Round of 16
Tuesday, 11th July 2023Quarterfinals
Wednesday, 12th July 2023Quarterfinals
Thursday, 13th July 2023Ladies’ Semifinals
Friday, 14th July 2023Gentlemen’s semifinals
Saturday, 15th July 2023Ladies’ final
Sunday, 16th July 2023Gentlemen’s final

The official ESPN Live schedule for the 2023 tournament will be available to view here (closer to the start of the tournament).


What commentators/analysts will be on ESPN’s coverage of Wimbledon 2023?

A full list of commentators/analysts for the 2023 Championships hasn’t been confirmed yet, but the likes of Alexandra Stevenson, Brad Gilbert, Chris McKendry, James Blake, Jeremy Schaap, Jason Goodall, Darren Cahill, Cliff Drysdale, Chris Evert, Sam Gore, John McEnroe, Luke Jensen, Mary Joe Fernandez, Patrick McEnroe, Chris Fowler, Rennae Stubbs, and Pam Shriver have all provided commentary/analysis for ESPN in the past.

What Streaming Services carry ESPN?

The following streaming services carry ESPN: DirectTV Stream, FuboTV, Hulu+, Sling, ESPN+, and YouTube TV.

Is Wimbledon on the Tennis Channel?

Yes, the tennis channel will have the tournament with coverage of matches every afternoon and evening for the full two weeks. However, the matches will be replays and will not be live.

How do I watch the BBC’s coverage of Wimbledon?

The BBC will have full coverage of the 2023 tournament through the BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Smart TVs, and mobile devices. However, you will only be access their coverage if you live in the UK and have a UK TV License. However, if you live outside the UK, you can use a VPN like NordVPN to access the BBC iPlayer from the US.

NB: I have also created guides on how to watch Wimbledon in Australia and Ireland.