UFC 246 is here. It's the first UFC event of 2020, and it's got a pretty good chance at being one of the best of the year. (At least it better be good, because we keep saying it will be.)
On tap this Saturday, Jan. 18, is Conor McGregor, who is taking on 'Cowboy' and making his return to the octagon after taking a bit of an, erm, break. The fight is coming to us from Las Vegas.
Like all big UFC events, this one's on Pay-Per-View. And like all UFC Pay-Per-View events, it's on ESPN+. That's the streaming-only flavor of ESPN. And if you don't already have it (it's very good), you'll need it to watch UFC 246. That's true whether you want to watch on your phone, or on a Roku — or, yes, on your Amazon Fire TV. Which is what brings us here today.
There are two things you'll need to have if you're going to watch UFC 246 on an Amazon Fire TV device. First (and most obvious) is an Amazon Fire TV device. Second is the ESPN app, and an ESPN+ subscription.
It's McGregor vs. Cowboy in UFC 246
The first UFC fight of the new decade already has at least the possiblity of being the fight of the year, with Conor McGregor making his return against Cowboy on Jan. 18.
How to get the ESPN app for Amazon Fire TV
In order to watch UFC 246 on your Amazon Fire TV, you'll need the ESPN app. (That's because all UFC Pay-Per-View events are on ESPN+.)
The easiest way to get the ESPN app on your Fire TV probably is through a web browser. Here's how to do that:
Click here for the Amazon Appstore page for the ESPN app. (You may have to log in first.)
- In the drop-down menu, choose the Fire TV device you want to send the app to.
- Click or tap on Deliver.
Alternatively, just search for the ESPN app in the store directly on your Fire TV device. Your call. Either is fine.
After that, you'll need to log in to the ESPN app with your credentials.
How to watch UFC 246 outside the U.S. with a VPN
Technically speaking, you can only watch UFC Pay-Per-View events from within the United States. But if you're living outside of the U.S., a solid VPN should be able to take are of you. That's because a VPN can make it appear that your computer is inside the United States. (Or, more accurately, it tunnels your internet traffic through a server within the U.S., which is the same sort of thing.
This is where it can get a little tricky, though. If you're going to be watching via a phone or a computer, it's just a matter of firing up a VPN and going from there.
If you're trying to use a VPN with your Roku in order to watch UFC 246, you're going to need to do it at the network level, and not just the device level. So you're going to need to have a router that supports VPNs internally.
As far as which VPN to use to watch UFC 246? May we recommend:
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Making out-of-country viewing easy
ExpressVPN has all the things you want from a VPN, if you need one to watch UFC 246. It's got multiple pricing plans. It's got servers in 94 countries. And it has apps for all the platforms, which makes setup a breeze. Fight on!
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