How to use a VPN to stream the Premier League online 2017/18

Published: Mar 4, 2016

Last Updated: Jul 31, 2017 @ 1:10 pm

Some say the English Premier League (EPL) is the world’s best football championship. It certainly has great players, crazy managers, and brilliantly unpredictable results.

But none of that matters if you’re unable to watch it. Thankfully, you can — all you need is a VPN and this trusty guide.

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How a VPN helps you stream live sports

A VPN works by masking your IP address with an IP from another country. When you connect to a VPN server, you automatically take the IP address of a server in that area.

You’ll also get an added layer of security with minimal speed loss. But, hey, ExpressVPN takes care of all the technical stuff.

You can just sign up, then use the app to connect and start watching.

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How to watch the English Premier League with a VPN

The English Premier League season starts in mid-August and ends in mid-May. The 2017/18 season will start on August 11, 2017, and finish on May 13, 2018.

Most matches kick off on Saturdays at 3pm UK time. But televised Premier League games sometimes vary from week to week, so be sure to check the latest fixtures.

While matches are shown all over the world, here are just a few different options.

Watch live matches on Sky Sports and BT Sport (UK)

Sky Sports and BT Sport show the games in the Premier League’s home country of England. You can watch live online with a Sky or BT Sport subscription. If you aren’t in the UK, you’ll also need a VPN.

Here’s how to watch live EPL games in the UK with a VPN:

  1. Get ExpressVPN and install the app on your preferred device.
  2. Connect to any of 6 different UK ExpressVPN servers.
  3. Depending on the game, sign in at Sky Sports or BT Sport and start watching.

Stream with Optus Sports (Australia)

Optus Sports has broadcasting rights for the EPL down under. An Optus Sports subscription is required in order to stream, and you have the option of choosing either monthly or yearly subscriptions.  Here’s how you can stream:

  1. Connect to an ExpressVPN server location in Australia.
  2. Go to and sign in.
  3. Start streaming!

Watch the English Premier League on NBC (USA)

Prefer an American take on English football? Why not? NBC is one of the biggest broadcasters of EPL games in America, with lots of live games and highlights. 

Here’s how to watch NBC Sports with a VPN.

  1. Connect to a U.S. ExpressVPN server. There are 20 to pick from!
  2. Go to and sign in. (You’ll need a US cable account.)
  3. Sit back and enjoy!

Note:  You can also stream Premier League matches with Sling TV (and a VPN, of course.)

Stream EPL matches with Sportsnet (Canada)

Sportsnet is also streaming 2017-18 EPL matches. You’ll need to purchase a Sportsnet account to stream, but packages also include MLB, NHL, and CFL options.

Here’s how you can stream:

  1. Connect to any ExpressVPN server location in Canada. 
  2. Head to and sign in. (You’ll need a subscription.)
  3. Start streaming!

How will the Top Four shape up?

Refreshed by head coach Antonio Conte, Chelsea has won their second title in three years. Spurs‘ impressive form means they’ll be the top threat to the Blues this season.

Meanwhile, Manchester United is looking to build on a three-trophy season by winning the title for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. Liverpool has added some serious talent to execute Jurgen Klopp’s high-energy system. Manchester City is looking for trophy no. 1 under Pep Guardiola. And has Arsenal fired Arsene Wenger yet?

Who’s the top dog for this season? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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46 thoughts on “English Premier League

  1. Signed up for NowTV for the football without any problem with the VPN set to the UK. When I tried to access some content, it knew I was outside of the UK or behind a VPN and would not let me proceed.

    Shame, but I am afraid I will be cancelling my subscription.

  2. I have Sky Go loaded on my iPhone. I want to use this app in Italy to watch various programmes including EPL. At the moment that is impossible because my Italian internet connection in Italy is recognised by Sky/BBC etc and blocks it. Please advise how your service enables me to watch English programmes in Italy. The service I use in Italy is called EOLO and it uses IPv6 for Internet Protocol. Will your app be compatible with this version as previously I have tried another VPN app which utilised IPv4 and the VPN would not work.

  3. Considering myself a potential vpn subscriber could you make an exception to allow a trial period prior to sign up to avoid any misunderstanding. Many out there with same interest will be gladly to take advantage. We’re willing. Are you?

    1. Hi Sabelo,

      To watch the South African Premier Soccer League, you’ll first need a SuperSport subscription. Next, connect to an ExpressVPN South Africa server location, and you’ll be set to enjoy all the best PSL action!

  4. I have a 365 SportsTV Subscription which I can watch live EPL matches on when in Thailand. Will I be able to view matches with same subscription with VPN if in Australia?

  5. Is it possible to stream sports to an apple TV box? Don’t see the option to browse on it so I can’t take advantage of the links…

  6. hello,i am sancee from srilanka.i use vpn service to watch epl games.i use nbc official site.but they ask us cable account i dont have any of them.i am from srilanka.pls help me.

  7. How do you sign-up with Star Sports, I cannot find anywhere on the page where you can make a payment and watch, very confusing website!

  8. Is there any link to watch the english premier League football in australia thanks
    None of the above work is that right
    Bt sports

  9. Hello,

    I am from Bulgaria (small country on the Balkans in Eastern Europe). I want to ask if I purchase the service, are there any channels where I can watch the EPL games for free. Doesn’t have to be in English, is there a list of all the channels that are accessible through Expressvpn (worldwide) and show the EPL fixtures for free.

    Kind Regards,

  10. Hello,
    I live in Australia and I’m interested on watching the upcoming 2016 EPL season.
    I have read your instruction about it:

    1. Get ExpressVPN and install the app on your preferred device.
    2. Connect to any of 6 different UK ExpressVPN servers.
    3. Sign in at and start watching.

    My question is if I get ExpressVPN do I have to purchase SkySports Pass to watch the EPL games or is it for free.

    Kind regards,

    1. I watch sky because I have family in Uk with sky. They also are able to watch all my cable even movies by using this VPN had it for years. The support is instant if you ever need help.

  11. I am living in New Zealand. The English Premier League games kick off at midnight or very early morning in New Zealand. So to view online is not practical. Is there any way to view the games at a delayed time (namely at New Zealand day time) using Express VPN? How is it done. Many thanks.

    1. Further to my email of July 27, I mean to view EPL live in New Zealand is not practical, because the kick off is too early in the morning. Is there any channel eg Stars Sports offer replay of the games?

    1. Hey James,
      Thanks for reading! Connecting to a VPN any server location in India should help you watch Start Sports. If you run into any problems, please don’t hesitate to message Support.

  12. can i sign up for an international nfl plan using expressvpn therefore a non us ip address. then view nfl games via expressvpn?

  13. Hi, is this reliable in terms of clear connection and no interruptions? and if i sign up would i be able to use it here in the U.S? and also how many devices can i stream the games on simultaneously ?
    Thank You

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