How to stream UK football live | Watch English football

Published: Aug 29, 2018

How to watch UK football live?

Another year of exciting English football is upon us! Manchester City completed a domestic double last season, but a rejuvenated Liverpool side will be City’s top challenger. Can the Reds win their first league title in 28 years?

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How to watch the English football with a VPN

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Stream UK football matches with Sportsnet (in Canada)

Price: Sportsnet subscription

Sportsnet is also streaming 2018-19 EFL matches. A Sportsnet account nets you live English football games and also includes MLB, NHL, and CFL broadcasts.

Here’s how you can stream:

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

Watch UK football online free

Price: 40 USD/month (with seven-day free trial)

Hulu, YouTube TV, and Sling TV each offer a seven-day free trial. Mix and match the channels and you’ll get close to a month of free streams!

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location.
  3. Go to Hulu, YouTube TV, or Sling TV and select a plan.
  4. Tune in to the action!

Note: You may need to supply a valid U.S. ZIP code (e.g., 10012, 48104)

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

Price: Sky Sports or BT Sport subscription

Sky Sports and BT Sport are the broadcasters in the UK. Here’s how to watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to any of six different UK ExpressVPN servers.
  3. Depending on the game, head to Sky Sports or BT Sport.
  4. Tune in to the games!

Stream UK football with Optus Sports and SBS (in Australia)

Price: Optus Sports subscription

Optus Sports has broadcasting rights for English football down under. You have the option of choosing monthly or yearly subscriptions.

To stream:

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

Looking for another way to stream? SBS will offer one live game a week via The World Game app.

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server location in Australia.
  3. Get The World Game on Android or iOS.
  4. Enjoy the games!

Watch British football on NBC (in USA)

Price: NBC subscription

Prefer an American take on English football? NBC is your one-stop-shop for live games and highlights.

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

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a U.S. ExpressVPN server.
  3. Go to and sign in. (You’ll need a U.S. cable account.)
  4. Sit back and enjoy!

English Football League fixtures and games

The English professional season kicks off in mid-August and ends in mid-May.

Many matches start on Saturdays at 3 p.m. UK time. Televised games vary from week to week, so be sure to check the latest fixtures.

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4 thoughts on “Football

  1. Hello.
    I have ExpressVPN and I was going to watch English football, but somehow I can not watch football through VPN. I’ve tried to follow VPN setup information. As this does not work, I’m going to stop VPN and close it..Thanks.

  2. Hi, I have an Express Vpn subscription already and it is really excellent. As a UK based football fan, I would happily pay for a domestic subscription to Sky and BT Sports but the prices are just extortionate.

    I hate the idea of illegal streams so last season I paid for (month by month) access to a legitimate European supplier by using one of your servers in that country. Unfortunately, it became rather unreliable – laggy, freezing – so I am looking for a replacement. Do you have any suggestions?

    I have read some of your other articles on this subject but I am not sure if a Canadian or US server would cut it – plus I can’t possibly provide cable login details.

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