Live stream the 2024–25 DFB-Pokal online

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How to live stream the 2024–25 DFB-Pokal

No matter your allegiance, we know you want to live stream DFB-Pokal cup games in blazing-fast HD, free of buffering or throttling from your ISP, school, or office network. To live stream football securely with ExpressVPN, just follow these easy steps:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location that matches the broadcaster you want to watch. For example, German fans can connect to a server in Germany to securely live stream the free coverage of DFB-Pokal games on ARD and ZDF.
  3. Wunderbar!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, be sure to use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Why you need a VPN to stream DFB-Pokal matches

You should strongly consider watching every DFB-Pokal matches this season with ExpressVPN protecting you along the way. An ExpressVPN subscription allows you to live stream football with no lag or stuttering, bypass activity-based ISP throttling, and catch the action at home or on the go. Get the best balance of speed and security by purchasing an ExpressVPN subscription today!

Best VPN for watching 2024–25 DFB-Pokal live streams

ExpressVPN is the best VPN for live streaming DFB-Pokal games. With next-gen 10-Gbps servers in locations around the world, you can enjoy the full privacy protections of a VPN on your favorite devices, including Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS, not to mention a range of ways to stream on your big-screen TV. If you need help along the way, ExpressVPN offers 24/7 live chat support and a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee!

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How to watch DFB-Pokal for free



Austrian fans are in luck as they can watch free live streams of DFB-Pokal games with German commentary on ServusTV, allowing them to follow the action on its website or apps for iOS and Android. It’s also possible to cast from a browser to a smart TV using Google Chromecast.



Streaming service ARD is a great way for German fans to watch live streams of up to 15 DFB-Pokal games for free throughout the 2024–25 competition. This includes the semi-finals games and the cup final, as well as extensive highlights packages of games at all stages.  


Meanwhile, ZDF will also allow German fans a way to watch up to 15 DFB-Pokal live streams for free. ZDF will broadcast a selection of games during the season, including both semi-finals and the cup final.

Other ways to live stream DFB-Pokal matches


Optus Sport

Price: 25 AUD/month or 200 AUD/year

Want to know how to watch DFB-Pokal games in Australia? Fans can watch live and on-demand using Optus Sport, which carries a selection of games at every stage of the German domestic cup. Optus Sport is also the home of England’s Premier League and Women’s Super League.

Note: You may need an Australian phone number and payment method to subscribe.



Price: 25 CAD/month or 200 CAD/year

DAZN is a great way for Canadian soccer fans to live stream games from the 2024–25 DFB-Pokal competition with English commentary. However, DAZN no longer offers a free trial.

Note: You may need a Canadian credit/debit card and postal code (e.g., G1X 2W1, V9N 9C5) to subscribe to DAZN Canada. If you don’t have one, subscribe via PayPal instead. Keep in mind that your DAZN subscription will be locked to Canada and cannot be changed to another country, even when traveling.


Sky Deutschland

Price: 30 EUR/month or 300 EUR/year

In Germany, football fans can watch DFB-Pokal live streams via WOW, Sky’s streaming service WOW is a great way for soccer fans to follow Germany’s ​​Bundesliga and England’s Premier League, too.

Note: You may need a German payment method to subscribe.

United States


Price: 11 USD/month

ESPN+ will air at least 40 games from the DFB-Pokal competition exclusively for American fans to live stream in the United States—including the semi-finals and the final. Fans can watch live streams of select games online through its online platform and apps for iOS, Android, Fire TV Stick, Chromecast, and smart TVs.

How to watch DFB-Pokal games on all your streaming devices

With an ExpressVPN subscription, soccer fans can live stream DFB-Pokal matches on many devices, from smartphones and tablets to gaming consoles and their TV.

When will the 2024–25 DFB-Pokal start?

The 2024–25 DFB-Pokal season begins August 16, 2024, and ends on May 24, 2025, with the cup final at Berlin’s Olympiastadion.

2024–25 DFB-Pokal schedule

You can find key dates from the 2024–25 DFB-Pokal competition below.

August 16–19 and 27–28, 2024First round
October 29–30, 2024Second round
December 3–4, 2024Round of 16
February 4–5 and 25–26, 2025Quarter-finals
April 1–2, 2025Semi-finals
May 24, 2025Final

What teams are in the DFB-Pokal in 2024–25?

A total of 64 teams will compete in the DFB-Pokal, including all teams from the previous year’s Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga, as well as the top four clubs in 3. Liga. An additional 24 cup winners of the regional football associations also qualify. 

Recent DFB-Pokal winners

2013–14Bayern Munich (17th title)
2014–15VfL Wolfsburg (First title)
2015–16Bayern Munich (18th title)
2016–17Borussia Dortmund (Fourth title)
2017–18Eintracht Frankfurt (Fifth title)
2018–19Bayern Munich (19th title)
2019–20Bayern Munich (20th title)
2020–21Borussia Dortmund (Fifth title)
2021–22RB Leipzig (First title)
2022–23RB Leipzig (Second title)
2023–24Bayer Leverkusen (Second title)

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