The English Premier League is the most-watched sports league in the world. Games are shown live in 212 territories, and billions of people watch at least one game.
Different networks and streaming apps hold the rights to broadcast the games live across the world. So in this article we tell you how to watch English Premier League games online.
We’ll help you watch English Premier League games in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Germany, and India. All legally, but not for free. Because free streams are generally illegal.
How to Watch the English Premier League in the UK
In the UK, three providers share the TV rights: Sky, BT, and Amazon.
Sky will broadcast the majority of the games, showing 128 live matches over the course of the season. BT has the rights to 42 games, while Amazon has the entire round of Boxing Day fixtures along with the mid-week round of matches on 3rd/4th/5th December.
If you subscribe to Sky’s satellite service, you’ll have access to the Sky Go app. It is available to all users for no extra cost and includes the 11 Sky Sports channels.
Non-Sky subscribers can sign up for NOW TV. The online streaming service is a subsidiary of Sky. It offers access to all 11 Sky Sports channels for £33.99/month via its Sky Sports Month Pass. There is no contract, and you can cancel any time. You can also buy a day pass (£9) and a week pass (£15) if there are only a couple of games you want to watch.
To watch the games on Amazon, it is simple as signing up for Amazon Prime. It costs £7.99/month.
The situation with BT is more complicated. You can only watch the games via the BT app if you’re a BT Mobile user or if you receive your broadband from BT. If you don’t meet the prerequisites, you’ll need to sign up via Sky or BT TV and will only be able to watch on your television.
How to Watch the English Premier League in the US
Premier League TV rights in the US have bounced around a few different networks in recent years. NBC has the exclusive rights to all 380 games, with a deal that runs until the end of the 2022 season.
Approximately 65 percent of the games are available on NBC’s suite of channels (typically, NBCSN, CNBC, and USA). The remaining 35 percent are on a paid service called Premier League Pass; it costs $39.99/month. There are also one or two games per weekend on NBC’s Spanish-language channels, Telemundo and Universo.
If you’re a cord cutter who wants to watch Premier League online, you can subscribe to any of the streaming services that carry NBC. It is available on most premium platforms, including Sling Blue ($25/month), FuboTV ($55/month), DirecTV ($50/month), Hulu ($45/month), and YouTube TV ($50/month). A subscription with any of the services also lets you log into NBC’s standalone sports streaming app.
Sadly, the games on Premier League Pass are not available on any streaming app; you will have to pay separately.
Note: See our detailed comparison of the best live TV streaming services in the US.
How to Watch the English Premier League in Canada
In Canada, DAZN holds the exclusive rights to all 380 games in the 2019/20 Premier League season.
Although the DAZN sports package is available through various cable providers, you can also subscribe on a standalone basis, thus making the service extremely cord cutter friendly. A subscription costs $20/month, and you can cancel any time. A discounted price of $150/year is available if you sign up for 12 months.
In addition to the English Premier League, DAZN also carries the Champions League, Europa League, English Championship, and many more global soccer tournaments. You even get the NFL, Six Nations rugby, boxing, MLB, tennis, cycling, and darts. If your sports interests extend beyond soccer, $20/month is a steal.
How to Watch the English Premier League in Australia
In Australia, Optus sports has held the English Premier League broadcast rights since 2016. The current deal runs until 2022. All 380 games are screened.
Like DAZN, Optus is available through local cable providers and can also be subscribed to individually.
If you’re an existing Optus users (either through mobile, TV, or broadband) you can add Optus sports to your package for between $0 and $10/month, depending on your current plan. If you are not an existing Optus customer, you can pay $14.99/month and watch the games via the company’s Android and iOS mobile apps.
In addition to the live games, you’ll also get a mountain of highlights shows, analysis, and other sports content for you to dig into.
How to Watch the English Premier League in Germany
Sky Deutschland is the new Premier League rights holder in Germany. It beat the previous holder, DAZN, in the last round of bidding.
Unfortunately, that means there is no easy way to stream the English Premier League games if you’re a cord cutter. There is no equivalent of the NOW TV service that’s available in the UK.
If you’re a Sky Deutschland subscriber, you can watch all the games via the Sky Go app. It is available free of charge to all of its customers.
How to Watch the English Premier League in India
Star Sports is the exclusive holder of the rights to the English Premier League in India. The company will screen 250 matches on its TV channels. If you want access to all 380 games, you’ll need to sign up for its official streaming app, Hotstar.
You do not need to be an existing Star Sports subscriber to sign up for a Hotstar plan. You can pay INR299/month on a rolling monthly basis or grab a discounted plan for INR999/year if you sign up for 12 months. If you subscribe to the yearly plan, you will have to wait until the next billing cycle before you can cancel.
Like many other providers, Star Sports also has broadcast rights for dozens of other sports and tournaments, including the Indian Premier League, F1, athletics, golf, swimming, and boxing.
Use a VPN to Mask Your Location
If you live in a country in which the English Premier League games are not available on a streaming service, you could use a VPN to create an account and tune in. Just remember that you’ll be breaking the provider’s terms of service and thus risk having your account canceled without warning and without a refund.
Learn More About Streaming Live Sports Online
The nature of IPTV streaming services means sports events are becoming increasingly fragmented between various providers. So, be sure to read our article listing the best live sports streaming apps to help you narrow down the options.
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