There aren’t many bigger events on the British racing calendar than the Grand National. However, it isn’t just British racing fans that are drawn to the action at Aintree, as the world’s richest steeplechase is watched in over 140 countries by more than 600 million people.
Fans in the United Kingdom get to watch the race on free-to-air television, but those around the world will need to plan ahead if they want to watch the prestigious race in 2021.
Watch The Grand National In The USA
Watching the Grand National abroad has become a common problem for racing fans in the States, as well as those British ex-pats that have moved to the USA. However, there is a simple way to watch the action, which is also the safest possible way to follow British racing on the whole.
The race will be aired live on ITV, which can be accessed through the ITV Hub, which is a dedicated app that shows all live ITV programming, as well as catch-up programs for shows such as The Opening Show, which is an expert look at the day’s racing ahead. In order to access the ITV Hub from the US, though, users from around the world will need to purchase a VPN and set their location to the United Kingdom.
Best VPNs For The Grand National
As we mentioned, the best way to watch the action unfold throughout the day is by using a VPN and signing in to the ITV Hub and watching the Grand National live. Below you will find some of the leading VPNs that are trusted by streamers around the world for their security and quality of stream, while also taking into account the price of the service.
- CyberGhost VPN
- Hotspot Shield
Other Websites To Watch The Grand National
ITV is by far the most popular way to watch the race live, as the broadcaster will broadcast all the other races from the Aintree Festival as well as the Grand National itself. However, those looking for alternative ways to stream the prestigious race will be able to do so through some leading bookmakers. Many of the leading British and Irish bookmakers will have live streams of the action, but once again, a VPN will be needed, as some will not be available in the United States.
In order to watch the action, customers will either have to have funds in their account, or have placed a qualifying bet on the race to access the live stream. Some of the leading sportsbooks for Grand National betting and streaming can be found below:
- Paddy Power
- William Hill
Alternative Ways To Follow The Grand National
There is nothing close to watching the Grand National with high-quality pictures and commentary, but those looking to keep up to date with the race without having a VPN can follow the race in a variety of different ways. The official Aintree Racecourse Twitter handle will post updates throughout the race, while the Racing Post is another app that will give regular updates throughout the National on both their website and social channel.
However, those looking for commentary of the race to feel closer to the action can do so by listening to in-depth commentary on either BBC Radio 5Live or Talksport, who both have had rights for the race since 2014. Streams for live race audio can be found on their official websites or by using an app such as UK Radio Live.