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(Pocket-lint) - This year's Wimbledon tennis tournament starts on Monday 27 June, with select matches available in 4K.

The BBC will be showing matches from the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, across a range of courts, with Centre Court matches getting the UHD treatment through BBC iPlayer as in previous years.

The last day of The Championships will be on Sunday 10 July, with the men's final generally slated to take place from 14:00. Here is how to watch Wimbledon 2022 in the best formats possible.

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How to watch Wimbledon 2022 in the UK

The BBC has the rights to Wimbledon 2022 in the UK, so you can watch all the action from The Championships unfold on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Red Button and BBC iPlayer, as well as on BBC Radio 5 Live and the BBC Sport website and app. You can catch up with all the coverage on the BBC iPlayer app or online if you missed it live.


You can also visit the BBC Sport Tennis website, where there is plenty to watch.

How to watch Wimbledon 2022 in the US

Wimbledon is available to watch in the US through ESPN, ESPN+, ABC as well as Tennis Channel Plus.

You can also use a VPN to watch BBC iPlayer if you are outside of the UK, whether in the US or somewhere else. This will enable you to get in on all the action as if you were in the UK, but you will need a valid TV licence, as well as a BBC account with a UK postcode so it's not quite as simple as it first seems.

How to watch Wimbledon in 4K HDR

This year, the BBC will be broadcasting Wimbledon in 4K through BBC iPlayer. The BBC offers Ultra HD coverage of Wimbledon in 4K HDR as part of its UHD trial, using the HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) standard. Every match played on the Centre Court will be available to view in the format through BBC iPlayer - including the final.

You can get it if your TV is compatible with HLG tech (see the list of supported TVs here) and have a broadband speed fast enough. The BBC suggests you will need connection speeds around 24Mbps or above to get full 4K (3840 x 2160). However, you can still get an excellent, higher-than-Full HD image if your internet speed is 12Mbps or above.

All you need to do is open BBC iPlayer, where the UHD stream is available if your device is supported, marked by the UHD icon. When you select to view, you will be given the choice of UHD, HD or SD (standard definition).

Access to the iPlayer Wimbledon 4K streams is often on a first-come, first-served basis (no pun intended). The BBC recommends you gert in early and if you miss out, try again later in the match as some spaces might get free up.

The feed is available through the iPlayer app on multiple streaming devices, including Fire TV Stick 4K Max, the Roku Streaming Stick 4K and Virgin TV V6 box. You can see a full list here.

Unfortunately, Sky Q is not compatible and it isn't possible to watch the 4K stream using your phone, tablet or laptop.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Editing by Chris Hall.
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