If you plan on watching the Premier League via the Internet in the US this season, take a few minutes to equip yourself with all the tools you need to watch the games.
For residents of the United States, all 380 matches of each Premier League season through May 2016 will be available via live streaming free of charge as long as you have a TV subscription to NBCSN (NBC Sports Network) and your TV provider has an agreement in place to offer the service to you via an authenticated login.
As of press time, the list of TV providers who are offering NBC Sports Live Extra are AT&T U-verse, Cablevision’s Optimum, Charter, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Cox, DirecTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Time Warner, Bright House and Verizon FiOS.
If you meet all of the above criteria, here’s how to watch Premier League matches live via NBC Sports Live Extra.
You currently have three main options to choose from to access NBC Sports Live Extra — the web, your smartphone or via a tablet device.
NBC Sports Live Extra — on the web
To watch live Premier League matches via the web, simply visit the NBC Sports Live Extra website and select the match you want to watch. You’ll be prompted to select your TV provider (see screenshot below):
The next step is to authenticate your login via your TV provider, which means that you’ll need to enter your username and password that you use on your providers website. This way, both the TV provider and NBC Sports can verify that you’re a current subscriber (you’ll need to subscribe to NBCSN via TV in order to ensure you’ll gain access via NBC Sports Live Extra). Once that’s complete, you’re in.
You’ll see a screenshot below that shows the different player controls you can choose from:
NBC Sports Live Extra — on smartphones
If you’re on the go, you can watch Premier League matches via the NBC Sports Live Extra app on your smartphone.
The process of logging in to the NBC Sports Live Extra app on your smartphone is the same as with the web where you have to enter your username and password for your TV provider to access the app.
Once you’ve logged in, you can then pick and choose what live games you’d like to watch. See screenshot below from the Apple iPhone:
NBC Sports Live Extra — on tablet devices
The NBC Sports Live Extra app is also available on tablet devices such as the Apple iPad and Android tablets.
For the Apple iPad version of the NBC Sports Live Extra app, it’s the same as the one for the iPhone except that it has a larger screen real estate. Download the app via iTunes.
For Android tablets, the app is available via Google Play.
As of press time, every single match will be made available live on television and the Internet via a combination of NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), NBC, Premier League Extra Time, NBC Sports Live Extra app and other NBC networks. However, not every single match will be available on demand for the beginning of the season.