Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

How to stream the Portugal vs. France UEFA Euro 2016 final online

Euro 2016 Watch Online Portugal France

You may have missed some of the previous Euro 2016 matches so far, but Sunday’s Portugal vs. France is one game you should absolutely watch. Not only is it a fantastic matchup between two top European teams, but it also happens to be the final of this year’s UEFA tournament.

Just like every other game from the 2016 Euro tournament, you will be able to watch Portugal vs. France online, starting at 9:00 PM CET (that’s 3:00 PM EDT).  In this post we’ll tell you how.

MUST READ: iPhone 7: Seriously, this phone sounds boring to you?

We already told you everything there is to know about streaming Euro 2016 games online, but in light of today’s final we’re going to cover all the big points again.

The most convenient method is using the ESPN app on your device, but you will need access for that. You already have it if you’re still paying for cable. Otherwise, you’ll need to borrow someone else’s credentials to stream the game for free on any device.

It’s also free if you sign up for a Sling TV or PlayStation Vue trial. If you finished your trial period already, you could simply pay and watch the games relatively cheaply. Just remember to cancel your Sling TV or PlayStation Vue subscription as soon as you’re done. You’ll probably want to renew it for the upcoming summer Olympic games, though.

The not-quite-legal way to watch Portugal vs. France this Sunday involves using a VPN to pretend you’re in a different country, and then accessing one of the local TV stations that’s streaming the game online. Just like ESPN, some of them might require login credentials, in which case the VPN access alone won’t help.

Finally, there are many sites out there that put up unauthorized video streams of high-profile football matches. We won’t link to any, but you can discover them by searching Google. They usually come with a lot of advertisements, and there are annoying pop-ups to deal with. Not to mention that in many cases you won’t be able to select a stream that has commentary in a language you can understand – if that’s something you care about.

That said, the Portugal vs. Sunday final is definitely one to watch, so you’d better pick one of the options above if you want to watch it online.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.