How to watch the UEFA Champions League online
UEFA’s 2021-22 premier soccer competition is back, with 32 club teams battling to be crowned the champions of Europe. With the group stages of the UEFA Champions League well underway, we have seen teams like Real Madrid and Chelsea excel.
The current Champions League marks the 67th iteration of Europe’s most prestigious football competition. The St. Petersburg in Russia is scheduled to host the final on May 28th 2022.
Unfortunately, geo-restrictions might prevent you from streaming the games live. This is a problem if you’re trying to watch games from a country that doesn’t provide Champions League coverage.
Luckily, there is a way around this problem. By using a VPN, you can bypass geo-restrictions and watch 90 minutes of soccer - regardless of your location. We’ll explain exactly how to watch the UEFA Champions League online in this article.
Short guide on how to watch the Champions League final from anywhere
- Choose a VPN. We recommend NordVPN.
- Download and install your VPN.
- Connect to a server in a country that has broadcasting rights to the Champions League.
- Connect to a streaming service that you are subscribed to.
- Pick the Champions League final stream and enjoy!
Why do you need a VPN to watch the Champions League?
Broadcasters are required to block viewers from streaming content outside of their home region. For this reason, most Champions League games are geo-blocked and can only be viewed in the broadcaster’s location. This means you will not be able to watch the Champions League if you’re not located in the same country.
With a high quality VPN, you can hide your location. This means you’ll be able to watch the games wherever you are. A VPN works by masking your IP address and routing your traffic through a secure server in a country of your choice. The VPN then assigns a new IP address from that country to you - so that it looks like you’re watching from there.
It’s important that you choose a high-quality VPN. This is because many streaming services use anti-VPN technology, which can detect and block low-quality VPNS. Premium VPNs avoid detection by updating its servers’ IPs regularly.
When streaming sports, you’ll want a VPN that has consistent and fast connection speeds. You don’t want to miss a winning goal because your connection lagged! We tested NordVPN while streaming and found it to be most effective!
Streaming services showing the Champions League online
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How to watch UEFA Champions League from your country
In the next section, we’ll take you through the process of watching the UEFA Champions League from a variety of locations.
Watch the Champions League online in Canada
If you’re based in Canada, the Live Champions League matches are being broadcast by the sports subscription service DAZN. The channel is streaming every game of the competition, including the final at the end of May.
DAZN packages cost $20 per month, and there is the option of a 1-month free trial if you’ve never used it before. Time it right and you could watch a selection of soccer games without spending a cent.
If you’re outside of Canada, you can use DAZN with a VPN to connect to a Canadian server and stream the games online.
Watch the Champions League online in the USA
The Champions League is being shown on CBS in the USA. This is available through basic cable packages and the network’s Paramount Plus streaming service (which has a 1-week free trial).
Another option in the USA is fuboTV, which also provides a 1-week free trial and carries CBS. Prices for a subscription start at $64.99 a month. To sign up, you simply need a credit card, email address, and US zip code.
If you’re outside of America, you can use a decent VPN to connect to a US VPN server, and stream online. We used NordVPN to connect to a US server and stream a game through FuboTV - it worked great!
Watch the Champions League online in Australia
Watching the game in Australia? Optus Sport is showing all of the Champions League matches this season. Optus coverage can be streamed via your mobile or tablet with the channel app, or accessed on Fetch TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast.
If you’re outside Australia and want to watch Optus sport, you can use a VPN to connect to an Australian server and stream the games online.
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Watch the Champions League online in the UK
The UK subscription channel BT Sport has exclusive rights to the Champions League this year. It will be showing every match of the competition either on TV or online.
BT Sport is available to BT customers and can be added on by Sky, TalkTalk, and Virgin Media subscribers too. If you don’t want to be locked into a contract, you can take advantage of the new Monthly Pass option provided by BT Sport.
How to watch the Champions League without a cable
Fortunately, it’s totally possible to watch the Champions League without cable. All you need is a reliable VPN for streaming, a suitable device, and a good internet connection. In the next section, we’ll show you how to watch the games on a variety of devices.
How to stream the Champions League on your device
This section will take you step by step through the process of streaming the Champions League on your device.
Stream the Champions League on phone (Android, Apple)
If you want to watch the Champions League on an Android device, these are the steps you need to follow:
- Download a VPN and install on your router. Alternatively, you can install it on a laptop that can create a mobile hotspot. We recommend NordVPN.
- Change your IP address to suit the streaming service you have chosen.
- Connect your Android device to your wifi network or the mobile hotspot.
- Go to your Google Play app.
- Install the app for the streaming service of your choice.
- Open the app, search for the Champions League and enjoy!
Watching the Champions League online on an iPhone is pretty similar to watching on an Android. Follow the below steps to do so:
- Download and install a VPN, such as NordVPN, on your router or laptop.
- Choose an IP address that fits your streaming service.
- Connect your iPhone to your router or mobile hotspot.
- Head over the App Store.
- Download and install the app for your streaming service.
- Sign in and start watching!
Stream the Champions League on Roku
If you live outside of the USA, you’ll need a VPN to watch the Champions League on Roku. Simply follow these steps:
- Download and install a VPN, such as NordVPN, on your router or laptop. Make sure the VPN you choose supports the Roku media player.
- Connect your VPN to a US server.
- Start your Roku device and select the Champions League.
- Watch a game and enjoy!
Stream the Champions League on Kodi
To watch the Champions League on Kodi, you need to follow these steps:
- Register for a reliable VPN with US servers (we recommend NordVPN)
- Download and install the software
- Connect to a server of your choice
- Sign up to Sling TV or PlayStation Vue
- Download and install the latest version of Kodi
- Load Kodi and go to Addons > Install from repository > Video addons
- Find and install the Kodi addons for Sling TV and/or Playstation Vue
- Load the addon of your choice and enter your login details
- Load your streaming service of choice, find the Champions League and enjoy!
Stream the Champions League on Firestick
To watch the Champions League online with your Firestick, you need to follow this process:
- Download a VPN to your Firestick. We recommend NordVPN.
- Connect to the server of your choice.
- Look for a streaming platform that is live streaming the Champions League and start watching!
Where to watch the Champions League for free
If you reside in Canada, you can watch the Champions League for free. The popular streaming service DAZN is live streaming every game this season - from the group stages, to the knockouts, and the final. You can get a free 1-month trial for DAZN - and use a VPN to stream the service if you’re located anywhere outside of Canada.
For anyone based in the US, Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access) has the rights to live stream every Champions League game. This streaming service also offers a 7-day free trial. If you’re living outside of the USA, you can still enjoy this service by using a VPN and connecting to a US server.
While we don’t believe that free VPNs are the best choice for streaming (due to bandwidth limitation) - it can be a great way of finding out if a VPN works to unblock the content you wish to access.
Champions League overview
The 2021 UEFA Champions League this year is the 67th season of Europe’s premier football tournament. The final is scheduled to be played at the St. Petersburg, Russia, on the 28th May 2021.
Last year, Bayern Munich were crowned champion. This year, Manchester City are predicted to win. All bets are on - we can’t wait to tune in for the final!
The final was originally scheduled to take place at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, but this has changed as the UK government placed Turkey on its red list of COVID-19 travel destinations. None of the clubs’ domestic fans would have been able to travel to the game, which is why it has been moved.
Of course, there are also limitations for mass crowds in arenas due to COVID-19. For that reason, the ability to stream the game online is more crucial than ever. Don’t let geo-restrictions hold you back - use a reliable VPN and cheer on your team from anywhere in the world.
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How can I watch the Champions League online?
You can watch the Champions League online by finding a streaming service that is showing the matches, and using a VPN if necessary.
How can I watch the Champions League on mobile?
Download and install VPN, connect to a relevant server, and then find a streaming service that is showing the games. You may need to download an app through your device app store.
How do I stream football games online?
Find a streaming service that is showing the football game you wish to watch. If necessary, download and install a VPN so that you can change your server location and overcome geo-blocks.
Will the Champions League final be on YouTube TV?
Yes. BT Sport will broadcast the Champions League on YouTube TV.