How to watch French Open live stream for free from anywhere (2024)

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The second Grand Slam of the year is officially here, and the best tennis players from the ATP and WTA tours are duking it out on the courts of Roland-Garros in Paris (when the weather allows, at least). We'll show you everything you need to know about how to watch a free French Open live stream.

Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner, and 2023 French Open champion Novak Djokovic are participating, as are Aryna Sabalenka, Coco Gauff, and 2023 champion Iga Swiatek. The tournament precedes Wimbledon and the US Open - we can help you watch those for free, too. However, with so much wet weather this week at Roland Garros, the schedule is getting a bit backed up. Two courts have the option of a roof at least, so there's always something to enjoy from these free French Open live streams.

There haven't been any major upsets so far, although Rafa Nadal's return to Grand Slam action was cut short via an unlucky draw against an in-form Alexander Zverev. Naomi Osaka (also with a harsh draw) looked better than she has in years and was a match point away from eliminating Iga Swiatek, but the world number one rallied to take the win.

Since this is a Grand Slam, coverage is abundant throughout several countries. We'll show you how to tune in from anywhere via free live streams. It's a little more complicated in the US than standard tennis tournaments, so we've broken down everything you need to know about tuning in, including how to use a VPN to watch the Australian, Austrian, or French coverage for free from any country.

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How to watch the French Open in the US

The French Open is airing across NBC, Peaco*ck, and the Tennis Channel in the US. For the rest of this week's games, coverage will be shown on the Tennis Channel from 5 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET until Saturday afternoon. Then coverage moves to NBC until 3 p.m. and Peaco*ck for the remaining hours. Sunday repeats the trilogy of channels.

We'll update this with future viewing options as the competition progresses, but you will only ever need NBC, Peaco*ck, and the Tennis Channel to watch the entire competition in the US. Fortunately for cord-cutters, you'll only need to invest in two streaming services to get in on all the action. Sling TV, with the help of an add-on, should be able to get you access to NBC and the Tennis Channel. You'll need to select a Sling Blue base plan for NBC (although you should always double-check to ensure it's available in your area) and then select the Sports Extra add-on for the Tennis Channel. Sling Blue costs $40 a month, and Sports Extra costs $11 a month, so you'll pay $51 a month for this service.

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Sling TV Subscription

For just the essentials without any extra fluff, Sling TV is the streaming service you're looking for. It's more customizable than other plans, with three options you can choose from, so you pay for only what you need. New members get their first month for $20 off.

Peaco*ck costs $5.99 a month and will carry select coverage. The service is NBC's streaming counterpart and carries several live sporting events, including a lot of upcoming Olympics coverage.

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Peaco*ck Premium (Monthly Plan)

Peaco*ck is a convenient streaming source for hit NBC TV shows, Universal movies, and select sports like Sunday Night Football. Prices start at just $6 a month, with additional discounts on annual plans.


How to watch the French Open in Australia

The French Open live streams on 9Now in Australia. This free English-language streaming option just requires account creation. Coverage is excellent on this network and makes for a great pairing for a VPN if you're not in Australia right now but would like to keep watching. A VPN is also much cheaper than the US streaming services mentioned earlier.

9Now doesn't carry every match, but the deeper we get into the tournament, you can expect more of the big matches to be shown here. If you want total access, you'll have to fork out for a Stan subscription, plus the Sports add-on.

If you'd prefer French or German commentary, there are also free French Open live streams in those countries, as detailed below.

How to watch the French Open in France

In France, the French Open will live stream for free on France TV. You just need to create an account, and then you'll be ready to watch. Match selection is limited to a few courts at once, but expect the big names to appear regularly.

How to watch the French Open in Austria

Servus TV is the Austrian home of French Open coverage. These live streams are free, and the service requires no log-in or account creation. Servus also has every other F1 race throughout the season (ORF1, also free, has the others and is also accessible from overseas via a VPN).


How to watch the French Open from anywhere

If you'll be outside any of the above countries during the competition and you still want to access the streaming options, you can use a VPN. Short for virtual private networks, VPNs are handy ways to temporarily change your device's virtual location so that you can access your usual websites from anywhere. They're popular options for people looking to upgrade their online privacy and keep up with their apps while traveling abroad.

Our go-to VPN recommendation is ExpressVPN. It's an easy-to-use option with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Check out our ExpressVPN review for additional information and keep reading to learn how to use a VPN.

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How to watch the French Open with a VPN

  • Sign up for a VPN if you don't already have one.
  • Install it on the device you're planning to watch on.
  • Turn it on and set it to a French, Australian, or Austrian location.
  • Navigate to the correct website and create an account if necessary.
  • Enjoy the competition.

Note: The use of VPNs is illegal in certain countries, and using VPNs to access region-locked streaming content might constitute a breach of the terms of use for certain services. Insider does not endorse or condone the illegal use of VPNs.

Lillian Brown

Streaming and Deals Editorial Fellow

Lillian Brown is a Streaming and Deals Editorial Fellow for Business Insider. She joined the company in early 2024 and focuses on 'how to watch' guides for streaming services and live events for the Reviews team. She also covers VPN usage.Her entertainment writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Vulture, TV Guide, Time, Esquire, and The Daily Beast, among others. She specializes in writing about film and television. Previously, she worked in the Living/Arts department of The Boston Globe.When not teaching people how to stream the best live sports and TV shows, Lillian can be found long-distance running, watching the latest season of For All Mankind, or playing through The Last of Us Part II on her PS4 yet again.

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