The popularity of streaming continues to grow year after year, providing soccer fans with more choices of how to cut the cord and save money, as well as watching games when you want, where you want and on what devices you want.
While illegal streaming sites can infect your computer with viruses, malware and pop-up ads, there are many legal streaming services that offer HD picture quality as well as a ton of options to watch your favorite team, game or league on different devices.
Here’s our research on where and how to watch streams of Premier League games. If you live outside the United States, read our VPN page for other legal streaming options.
Launched in June 2016, Sling Blue offers NBCSN without requiring a cable or satellite TV subscription. Sling Blue also includes NBC, but live NBC programming is currently only available in 10 markets in the United States (Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Hartford, Conn., Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego and Washington D.C.). If you live outside those cities, on-demand programming from NBC will be available from Sling Blue at a future date.
On a typical Premier League weekend during the upcoming 2016/17 season, which starts on August 13, you’ll be able to watch 7 or 8 EPL games every weekend via Sling Blue.
Here are the typical time windows when Premier League games will be shown live and on-demand via Sling Blue:
• Fridays, 2:45-4:45pm ET (NBCSN)
• Saturdays, 7:45-9:45am ET (NBCSN)
• Saturdays, 10am-Noon ET (NBCSN)
• Saturdays, 10am-Noon ET (USA)
• Saturdays, 12:30-2:30pm ET (NBCSN or NBC)
• Sundays, 8:30-10:30am ET (NBCSN)
• Sundays, 11am-1pm ET (NBCSN)
• Mondays, 3-5pm ET (NBCSN)
Sling Blue also includes USA Network.
The only 2-3 games you’ll miss every weekend are the ones only available via Premier League Extra Time and the NBC Sports App, which Sling Blue doesn’t include. Typically those 2-3 games will feature smaller, less supported teams.
Sling Blue is a great way to legally watch the Premier League without paying $100/month for a cable or satellite TV subscription. Sling Blue is $25/month and includes a ton of channels in addition to NBCSN, so there’s plenty of news, entertainment and sports networks to watch when there aren’t Premier League games on.
Sling Blue is currently offering a 7-day free trial.
You can watch Sling Blue on your computer, smartphone, tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Xbox One and other devices.
NBC Sports App
In June 2016, NBC renamed its popular NBC Sports App to, simply, the NBC Sports App. Featuring the same functionality as last season, it provides soccer fans in the United States with live access (and on-demand to select games) for every match of the Premier League season.
NBC Sports App works on Apple TV, Roku TV, smartphones, tablets, Chromecast, smart TVs and other devices.
To access NBC Sports App, you must have a TV subscription to NBCSN via a cable or satellite TV provider, and your TV provider must be one of the participating providers that have an arrangement with NBC Sports to provide access to NBC Sports App.
If you’re a cable or satellite TV subscriber to NBCSN, you can authenticate your login to NBC Sports App.
Premier League streaming comparison
|NBC Sports App||Sling Blue|
|Pros||Access 380 Premier League games per year||Access approximately 266-304 Premier Leagues per year. No cable or satellite TV subscription required|
|Cons||Requires cable or satellite TV subscription to NBCSN||No access to NBC Sports App|
|Channels included||NBC, NBCSN||NBCSN, NBC, FOX, FS1, FS2, FOX Sports regional networks, UniMas, Univision, USA, A&E, Adult Swim, AMC, BBC America, BET, Bloomberg, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNN, Comedy Central, El Rey, Flama, Food Network, FX, FXX, Galavision, HGTV, History Channel, IFC, Lifetime, Local NOW, Maker, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Newsy, Nick Jr., Polaris+, Syfy, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV and Viceland.|
|Other channels available as add-on||None||ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, Univision Deportes, HBO, Disney Channel, Freeform, ABC, NBC Universo, ESPNEWS, CNBC, BBC World News and dozens more.|
|Price||Free with cable/satellite TV subscription to NBCSN||$25/month|
|SIGN UP||NBC Sports App||FREE TRIAL|
In addition, PlayStation Vue offers access to NBCSN but, as of press time, we’re waiting to hear back from PlayStation regarding our request for more information.