It’s a crucial March in the Premier League, although the winter World Cup means fewer games have been completed than usual.
Arsenal are currently leading the way in their quest for a first title in 19 years, but Man City aren’t far behind. Joining them in the top four are Man United and Tottenham, with Newcastle recently dropping out of the Champions League places and behind a resurgent Liverpool. But Chelsea are still stuck in mid-table.
At the other end, there looks set to be plenty of twists and turns in an unpredictable relegation battle. With loads of live games between now and the final day at the end of May, here’s how to watch live – both from the UK and elsewhere.
What Premier League games are on TV this weekend?
There are lots of upcoming games to look forward to in the Premier League. Here are all the live fixtures this weekend in the UK, alongside the relevant channel and kick-off time.
Sat 11 Mar
- Bournemouth vs Liverpool – KO 12.30pm – BT Sport 1/Ultimate
- Crystal Palace vs Man City – KO 5.30pm – Sky Sports Main Event/Premier League/Ultra HDR
Sun 12 Mar
- Fulham vs Arsenal – KO 2pm – Sky Sports Premier League/Ultra HDR
- Newcastle vs Wolves – KO 4.30pm – Sky Sports Main Event/Premier League/Ultra HDR
How to watch the Premier League on Sky Sports
You probably already know, but Sky Sports is the main place to watch the Premier League in the UK.
Sky has its own dedicated channel for the league and you’ll find many games on the likes of Main Event and Showcase, too. Throughout the season, the broadcaster is showing a total of 128 live games.
Packages start at £46 per month for 18 months, or £20 extra per month for 18 months if you if you already have a Sky TV subscription. There was previously the option to get just Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Football channels for £18 per month, but that no longer seems to be available.
Whichever option you choose, you’ll also get access on your phone, tablet and/or laptop via Sky Go. See all the options on the Sky website.
However, if you sign up to Sky Q with a Sky Sports package, you can also watch in HDR quality. Learn more in our separate guide: How to get HDR on Sky Q
How to watch the Premier League on Now
If you don’t want to commit to a Sky contract and satellite dish on your house, that’s not a problem. Sky has its Now streaming service as an alternative option, and there are no restrictions on the content you can access.
Now is available on a wide range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, Chromecast and even games consoles.
A Day Pass provides 24 hours of access and costs £11.99 – this is great for one-off occasions.
However, it’s going to make much more sense to get the Month Pass if you plan to watch every weekend. This usually costs £34.99 per month, but it’s down to £21 per month for 12 months if you sign up before 19 March. Learn more in our separate article: Watch every Sky Sports channel on Now for just £21 per month
That includes a month of free Now Boost, which adds 1080p video (rather than the usual 720p), removes ads and lets you stream on up to three devices at the same time (instead of the usual one). But the free month is only available if you haven’t signed up before, and it costs £6 per month extra thereafter.
Click here to view Now’s Sky Sports Pass packages.
How to watch the Premier League on BT Sport
Your secondary place for Premier League action after Sky is BT Sport. This season, there are a total of 52 live games available.
There are a few options when it comes to signing up to BT Sport, firstly by combining it with BT Broadband. Put your postcode into the website to see what deals are available.
On the TV side, prices start at £18 per month with £39.99 upfront for the duration of a 24-month contract. In exchange, you’ll get all the BT Sport channels and BoxNation, alongside Freeview, AMC and a recordable TV box.
If you have BT broadband, you can also just use the BT Sport app for £18 per month- it works on mobile, tablet, smart TV and console – or buy the Monthly Pass for £29.99 per month. If your device supports it, you’ll still be able to watch in up to 4K HDR quality. Sky customers can get BT Sport added from £29.99 per month with £20 upfront.
How to watch the Premier League on Amazon Prime Video
Over the last couple of years, Amazon has gradually increased the amount of sport shown on its Prime Video streaming service. Tennis is the main sport, but there are 20 Premier League games available this season.
When they are (check the schedule above) you can watch via a web browser or use the Prime Video app on a wide range of devices to tune in.
If you’re already an Amazon Prime member then you have access to Prime Video included in your subscription. It currently costs $14.99/£8.99 per month or $139/£95 per year, but there are plenty of other perks.
New customers can take advantage of a 30-day free trial. Sign up via the Amazon website, although you’ll need a VPN to access the football if your account if you’re based outside the UK. It’s not available in the US or elsewhere.
Can I watch the Premier League for free?
Not live, provided you’re based in the UK. The BBC has had a few live games during pandemic-affected seasons, but that’s not the case anymore.
It means you’ll have to be content with highlights, but there are plenty of places to catch up on the games. The obvious one is Match of the Day, the BBC’s highlights programme. It’s usually broadcast on both Saturday and Sunday evenings, as well as mid-week when there’s a full round of fixtures. It’s available live on BBC One or via BBC iPlayer, although you’ll need a TV licence.
However, if you’d rather not tune in for punditry or manager interviews, Sky Sports uploads highlights of every match (including the ones they’re not showing) to its YouTube channel.
Clips are also regularly posted on Twitter, especially to the @btsportfootball and @SkySportsPL accounts.
How to watch the Premier League outside the UK
Before trying to watch UK TV from abroad, it’s worth checking which broadcaster has the rights to the Premier League where you’re based. For example, it’s NBC Sports in the US, Optus Sport in Australia and Canal+ in France.
However, if you’re just visiting another country, accessing your UK-based subscription makes sense.
We’re using NordVPN for the purposes of this tutorial. It tops our best VPN round-up, but there are plenty of great alternatives. Just make sure the one you choose can unblock Sky Sports, Now, BT Sport or Amazon Prime Video.
To get started, just open the NordVPN app and connect to any server in the UK. You can do this by selecting it on a map, or just clicking the UK flag below the ‘Quick Connect’ button. Once connected, just start watching like you normally would.
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