Watching out of market sports is one of the best use cases for a VPN service. Today’s tutorial is a quick guide to using Ghost Path to watch your favorite sports teams even though you’re not in their local viewing market.
Typically, when you want to watch your team’s games you’ll want to connect to a VPN server in their local market. This goes for all major sports in the US, and likely elsewhere in the world. Ghost Path has great coverage across the world, but especially in the US. You should be able to find a server very close to the market you’re interested in.
Decide which servers you want to use
If you’re using the Ghost Path client then you can choose servers directly in the client. If you’re using a third-party app like OpenVPN, Viscosity, or Tunnelblick, then you’ll want to download ready-to-use configuration files from our VPN servers page.
Connect and Test
Once you’ve got the servers determined and configured in your VPN client, you’ll want to connect to those servers and verify that you are being seen in that location. An easy way to test is to check your IP address and see if you show as being in the location you’re targeting. If you are where you want to be, then you should be good to go.
If not, it could be that the location provider doesn’t have updated records of our IP address and it’s datacenter location. If we have multiple VPN servers in that city (which is fairly common) then you’ll want to try those.
Pro-tip: If you can’t get the VPN connection to work to your team’s home market, then try the opponent’s home market. Many times a broadcast will be shown in both markets.
Here’s a short tutorial using Viscosity to connect to a few different cities.