Live stream 2023–24 FA Cup football online

Updated: February 16, 2024

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The FA Cup is England’s premier domestic cup competition—featuring Premier League heavyweights and lower-league underdogs, all aiming for a chance at lifting silverware. Read on to learn all the ways to live stream the 2023–24 FA Cup competition securely with a VPN!

  
DateNovember 3, 2023–May 25, 2024
LocationEngland and Wales
Teams732 (all); 640 (qualifying competition)’ 124 (main competition including 32 qualifiers)
Defending championsManchester City

How to watch a 2023–24 FA Cup live stream 

Depending on your region, you may be able to live stream FA Cup games for free and securely with a VPN:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location matching the region of the broadcaster you want to watch. For example, British fans can connect to a server in London for free streams on BBC iPlayer or ITVX.
  3. Visit your broadcaster of choice and sign up if required.
  4. Start watching!

Can I use a VPN to watch the FA Cup from another country?

Some users watch FA Cup live streams by connecting to a VPN server in a country other than their own, but doing so may violate copyright or the streaming service’s terms of use. ExpressVPN is a privacy and security tool, and using it to circumvent copyright is against our Terms of Service. We cannot see or control what you do while connected to our VPN, so you are responsible for ensuring that your use complies with all relevant terms and laws.

Best VPN for watching FA Cup live streams

ExpressVPN is the best VPN for safely and securely streaming the FA Cup online. With next-gen 10-Gbps servers in locations around the world, you can enjoy the full privacy protections of a VPN without ever missing a second of the action. ExpressVPN has easy-to-use apps for 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!

Where to watch a 2023–24 FA Cup live stream in your country

Watch FA Games live online in the UK

BBC iPlayer

Price: Free

BBC will broadcast 18 matches per season, including six matches from the first and second rounds, the semifinal, and the FA Cup Final. Footie fans in the UK can live stream these games for free using the British broadcaster’s BBC iPlayer online platform.

Note: You may need to supply a valid UK postal code (e.g., WC1X 0AA).

ITV

Price: Free

ITV will broadcast 20 matches per season—including the FA Cup Final—which British viewers can live stream free online through ITVX.

Note: You may need to supply a valid UK postal code (e.g., WC1X 0AA).

Where to watch the FA Cup in the U.S.

ESPN+

Price: 10 USD/month or 100 USD/year

ESPN+ holds broadcasting rights for the 2023–24 FA Cup season in the U.S. ESPN+ is also available in a bundle with Disney+ and Hulu’s on-demand service for 14 USD/month for a full entertainment package of live sports, movies, and TV.

Watch FA Cup streams live online in Australia

Paramount Plus

Price: 9 AUD/month or 90 AUD/year

Australian soccer fans can can watch FA Cup streams on Paramount Plus, which carries all the games from the first round through to the FA Cup Final.

Where to watch the FA Cup in India

Sony LIV

Price: 300 INR/month or 1,000 INR/year

Sony LIV will broadcast FA Cup games live online in India. The games are available to stream via the SonyLIV app and website.

Note: You need an Indian credit card to subscribe to SonyLIV.

Watch FA Cup highlights and goals for free

YouTube

Price: Free

Relive the best goals and the greatest moments in the FA Cup’s illustrious history on the official FA Cup YouTube channel.

10 play

Price: Free

Country: Australia

Channels: Network 1

Aussie fans can catch the draws, previews, and highlights show available on Network 10’s FA Cup hub, which you can live stream for free on 10 play.

When is the 2023–24 FA Cup?

The 2023–24 edition of the FA Cup runs from the preliminary rounds on August 5, 2023, to the final on May 25, 2024. As always, the semifinals and final will be played at Wembley Stadium in London.

How does the FA Cup work?

The FA Cup is England’s oldest and most revered knockout football competition, featuring 732 teams competing from every level of the English football pyramid. The Qualifying Competition consists of the first six rounds, which 32 teams emerge. The next round is considered the First Round of the main competition, where these 32 teams are drawn against the first of the 48 professional teams from England’s League One and League Two. Premier League and Championship clubs enter the competition in the Third Round.

The magic of the FA Cup is due to the knockout format and the chance of small teams scoring unlikely (sometimes historic) wins over top Premier League teams and even progressing to win it all in the final at Wembley Stadium, providing fans with unforgettable moments and memories.

How many teams are in the 2023–24 FA Cup?

The competition features 732 teams in all: 640 in the qualifying competition, with 124 progressing to the main competition (which includes 32 qualifiers).

How many rounds are there in the 2023–24 FA Cup?

The FA Cup competition features 12 randomly drawn rounds, followed by the semifinals and the final. The 2023–24 FA Cup competition runs from preliminary rounds on August 5, 2023, to the final on May 25, 2024.

2023–24 FA Cup schedule

The 2023-24 FA Cup officially begins November 3, 2023. For the full slate of FA Cup fixtures, click here.

DateMatch
November 3–5, 2023First Round
December 2, 2023Second Round
January 6, 2024Third Round
January 27, 2024Fourth Round
February 28, 2024Fifth Round
March 16, 2024Quarterfinals
April 20, 2024Semifinals
May 25, 2024Final

What round do Premier League teams enter the FA Cup?

Teams playing in England’s top-flight competition, the Premier League, enter the FA Cup competition in the Third Round, allowing for some giant-killing upsets and high drama every year.

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