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We’ve spent hundreds of hours of research to find out the top 10 streaming services for watching soccer.

The two biggest misconceptions about streaming soccer are as follows. First, many of the games aren’t available via streaming. Second, you can’t watch the games on television.

Both of these are untrue. Firstly, there’s more soccer available via legal streaming now than ever before. Practically every soccer league worth its salt is available on a variety of soccer streaming services. We recently released an eBook chronicling the master list of where you can find the leagues and competitions).

Secondly, any of the games you watch on streaming can be viewed on your TV set. All you need to take is a couple of extra steps. To walk you through the options, watch the how-to video we created.

Oftentimes, the quality of the legal stream is comparable to cable/satellite. Or, in some cases, it is even better.

The rankings of the top 10 streaming services for watching soccer are based on my experiences with all 10. I’ve been a cord cutter for several years. Plus, I have been legally streaming soccer games for 13 years since 2006. I still remember the days of Setanta Broadband, Setanta-i and FOXSoccer.tv).

Top 10 streaming services for watching soccer:

Disclaimer: Everyone has a different opinion. So, some of these legal streaming services may rank higher or lower depending on what leagues you like to watch.

1. ESPN+

streaming services for watching soccer

At $6.99/month, ESPN+ is the most affordable streaming service for sports fans. At that price point, it’s hard to pass up on the opportunity.

With ESPN+, you can watch the following leagues and competitions. They range from the Bundesliga, La Liga, UEFA Nations League, EFL Championship, League One, League Two, FA Cup, and League Cup to Eredivisie and more. That includes Sweden’s Allsvenskan, MLS out-of-market games and USL. On top of that, you get the ESPN FC news and analysis show — the best daily soccer show in the United States — as well as a ton of coverage from other sports.

ESPN+ ranks number one in my opinion based on the cost-effective price, the reliability and quality of streams, as well as the wealth of leagues and competitions that are available to soccer fans.

ESPN+

1000’s of soccer games

Includes: Bundesliga, La Liga, MLS & More

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2. Paramount+

Paramount+ streaming services for watching soccer

Paramount+ is the paid streaming service from CBS that includes original programming, movies, exclusive series, live streams of CBS channels and, most important of all, sports.

ViacomCBS’ Paramount+ is now the new home of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Serie A and UEFA Conference League for viewers in the United States.

Paramount+ offers a 7-day free trial.

To see how Paramount+ compares to ESPN+ and Peacock TV, check out our guide on the best soccer streaming services.

Paramount+

2,000+ games per year

Includes: UEFA Champions League, Serie A, NWSL & More

7-Day Free Trial

 

3. fuboTV

fuboTV top 10 streaming service

Out of all of the streaming services available, fuboTV has the widest selection of soccer leagues and competitions. The only glaring omission is ESPN. But other than that, it has everything from NBCSN. NBC, FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS Connect, TNT, TyC Sports, Universo, Univision, Univision Deportes Network, UniMas, Galavision, Chelsea TV and more than 70 other channels.

Technologically speaking, fuboTV is a leader in the space as it continues to provide ease of use through its DVR functionality, sleek design, availability on all of the leading apps as well as broadcasting select games in 4K.

The other major benefit of fuboTV is that it has more local stations than other streaming services, so you can access your local FOX, CBS, NBC, Telemundo, Univision channels and more.

As far as the leagues and competitions they broadcast, they include: Premier League, Liga MX, World Cup, Women’s World Cup, MLS, UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Primeira Liga, Ligue Un, NWSL, Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, Argentina Superliga, Turkish Super Lig, UEFA Nations League, African Champions League and Africa Cup of Nations.

fuboTV is not for everyone, but it offers a variety of different packages to choose from that cater to most consumers.

Fubo

Replaces cable & satellite

Includes: Premier League, MLS + 84 Sports Channels

7-Day Free Trial

 

4. Sling TV

Sling streaming services for watching soccer

Owned and operated by DISH, Sling TV is an ideal replacement for cable or satellite. The streaming service offers a long list of channels that start at $35/month with your choice of Sling Orange or Sling Blue. For soccer fans, the big difference is that Sling Orange has the ESPN channels, while Sling Blue has the FOX channels. But you can subscribe to both Sling Orange + Sling Blue for $50/month.

From there, you can pick and choose additional services and options to add such as DVR or other packages that include other channels.

While the user interface isn’t the greatest, Sling TV is a reliable streaming service that is worth checking out for cord cutters. They’ve been in the streaming business since 2012, so they know how to maintain a reliable platform with high-quality streams.

Sling TV

Cheaper alternative

Includes: 30+ channels + 50 hours of DVR storage

Free Trial

 

5. Hulu + Live TV

Hulu Live TV streaming services for watching soccer

Not to be confused with just the regular Hulu, Hulu + Live TV is as the name suggests. It includes all of the movies, TV shows and original programming that you can expect with Hulu but with the addition of your favorite live TV channels.

The advantage of Hulu + Live TV is that it combines ESPN channels with FOX Sports and NBC Sports, so you get all of your favorite sports channels in one streaming service.

Hulu with Live TV includes more than 60 broadcast and cable channels for a base subscription price starting at $69.99/month.

Hulu + Live TV

Replaces cable/satellite

Includes: Live & on-demand TV + local channels

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6. Fanatiz

Fanatiz streaming services for watching soccer

U.S.-based Fanatiz specializes in streaming many of the best soccer leagues from around the world at an affordable price.

Fanatiz streams the Argentinian, Chilean, Mexican and Peruvian leagues globally. And in the case of the US specifically, they stream LaLiga, Ligue 1, Copa Libertadores, Primeira Liga, Argentinian Superliga, the Chilean first division league, Chilean Cup and more.

After the free trial, they charge a monthly subscription of $7.99. The streaming is high quality too.

Recommended viewing option:

Fanatiz

South American soccer

Includes: Argentine league, Brasileirão & beIN SPORTS

Free Trial

 

7. VIDGO

Vidgo streaming services for watching soccer

The newest streaming service to become available is Vidgo, which includes FOX Sports, ESPN and a ton of other channels but no NBC Sports.

With it being new, Vidgo is continuing to add new features all the time, so while it’s a work in progress, the streaming service is certainly very cost effective with plans starting at $30.

Sling TV

Cheaper alternative

Includes: Includes 100+ channels such as ESPN, FOX, etc.

7-Day Free Trial

 

8. Peacock TV

Peacock streaming services for watching soccer

Peacock Premium is a paid streaming service from NBC Universal that features more than 20,000 hours of content including live sports, movies, original programs and reruns of classic TV shows from NBC.

NBCUniversal’s Peacock features three tiers (free, Peacock Premium and Peacock Premium Plus), but for the purposes of soccer fans, Peacock Premium features 175 Premier League games exclusively per season.

Peacock

Exclusive EPL games

Includes: Premier League + Goal Rush whiparound show

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9. Disney Bundle

By now, anyone who has subscribed to ESPN+ has seen the value for money. With more than 10 top soccer leagues and a whole lot more, it’s the greatest deal ever for soccer fans.

But did you know that you can upgrade to also get Hulu and Disney+ added for a low fee?

With Hulu and Disney+, those two streaming services alone bring you everything from Star Wars and the Marvel movies to original films and comedies on Hulu. Combined with your existing ESPN+ subscription, the trio of services offer tons of entertainment and sports.

Upgrade to The Disney Bundle and get Hulu & Disney+ for only $7 more per month.

Disney+

Bundle and save

Includes: Marvel, Star Wars + quality entertainment

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10. YouTube TV

Given that YouTube TV doesn’t have beIN SPORTS, YouTube TV is not everyone’s cup of tea. But the streaming service is a cost-effective replacement for cable television.

Another concern about YouTubeTV is how committed their parent company, Google, is about the service. In recent years, we’ve seen Google launch several products, only to shut them down later (Google Reader, Google+, Google Buzz, Google Wave, Google Talk, etc).

YouTube TV offers a 7-day trial to the service. After that, it starts at $65/month.

 

Have any questions about streaming services for watching soccer? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

200+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
  • Includes NBC, USA, FOX, ESPN, CBSSN & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
  • Price: $69.99/mo. for Entertainment package
  • Watch World Cup, Euro 2024 & MLS
  • Includes ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 + local channels
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
  • Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
2,000+ soccer games per year
  • Price: $4.99/mo
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
  • Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
  • Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
34 Comments

34 Comments

  1. Michelangelo

    August 19, 2021 at 10:18 am

    I really hope Paramount can deliver for this years Serie A coverage, predictions everyone?

  2. Gerd Scheurig

    August 18, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Greetings from Canada, my question is , can I watch any upcoming soccer world cup qualifying games on any of your recommended platforms, or do you have any other suggestions.
    Thanks very much, keep the good work.
    Gerd

  3. Nicole Violette

    July 11, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    While watching the soccer games in the euro cup I was enraged as to how Sling would cut off the game if it went to overtime. You could continue on your iPad and then it would cut out at penalties. So the best most exciting games were cut. I HATE Sling more than I’ve ever hated anything. Going to look for a Spanish soccer channel stream service. They would die before cutting a game.

  4. Hans

    March 12, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    The VPN thingy is becoming more difficult as providers get to know the IP address blocks issued to VPN providers and then just block them.
    Another alternative is remotely control your PC playback the games on the PC and than use Zoom to share the screen and watch that way the match. Have done that with friends in the UK who had no access to Seria A for a Napoli game.
    Again this Geo blocking makes the case for IP stream services that have all the providers on 1 page or download the matches and don’t watch them live, this works especially well if one is in different time zone, This whole watching games in other parts of the world while traveling is so messed up and can’t be solved legally to ones satisfaction.

  5. Ric

    March 12, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Which of these options doesn’t have regional restrictions that I can subscribe and a livestream of soccer matches while travelling internationally. I had Peacok and now that I’m in South America, I can’t watch any European soccer.

    • Christopher Harris

      March 12, 2021 at 2:07 pm

      All of them will have regional restrictions. Your best bet is to use a VPN when you’re traveling internationally, so you can continue to watch any streaming services that you pay for in the States.

      Here’s more info about VPNs:
      https://worldsoccertalk.com/vpn-soccer/

  6. Calvin Christolin

    December 14, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    Hi Christopher,
    I am in Canada, can I pay for a subscription from Canada ( espn+ or fubotv or any of these apps ) for my dad who is in the Caribbean?
    He has a tv box.

  7. Nate N.

    February 19, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Why can’t there be only one…

    Like the Highlander.

    Just one source would be nice. I would pay a pretty penny to be able to watch all of the top leagues and competitions.

    • Monte Reed

      February 19, 2020 at 7:45 pm

      Nate, I agree with you 10000000%.

  8. sumon

    November 29, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    I’m sorry to say that your website did not match any J League matches. Please update J League link ??????

    The most overpriced soccer streaming service for what you get in return is FOX Soccer Match Pass. For $20/month, you gain access to the Bundesliga and select MLS/USA games.

    • Christopher Harris

      November 29, 2019 at 11:30 pm

      DAZN has select J-League games.

  9. Larry

    September 1, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Maybe this is a new “feature” since the original article was posted, but I just signed up for fubo and games cannot be truly streamed. In particular, even pre-recorded games must be watched “in real time” – no fast forwarding (all commercials, halftime, etc.) and no rewinding (missed that goal and want to see more buildup than the replay shows? suck to be you…). By far the worst of it though, is that if you encounter a streaming error – which I did several times with 60+ Mbps service – the stream starts over from the beginning. I was 20 min into the second half of a match and paused for a minute, hit play again and got a friendly error message like “we’re having trouble finding your video”, then it very helpfully started over from the beginning of the match. No fast forwarding, no cached video, nothing. So for me this simply doesn’t work. Really bummed too because it has all the channels I want to watch, including Big Ten Network and local sports on Fox. But this functionality is a joke.

    • Christopher Harris

      September 1, 2019 at 2:52 pm

      Hi Larry, I would recommend that you give fuboTV Support a call or send them an email so they can problem solve your issue. I’ve been watching several games on fuboTV this weekend and have encountered none of the issues you mentioned. You can reach fuboTV Support at 1 (844) 441-3826 or support@fubo.tv

      • Larry

        September 2, 2019 at 2:05 am

        Thanks for responding Christopher. Were you able to FF or RW while watching these games?

        It seems like what I experienced is the intended behavior of the service, minus the streaming interruptions. I.e., it seems designed to mimic the “olden days” of live tv with a VCR (ok they call it a DVR, but really it’s all virtual since there’s no hardware storage on my end). You can “record” games if you “program” your virtual DVR in advance – for each individual game (unlike cable where you can set an actual DVR to record every game on a certain channel). Here’s a link that elaborates:
        https://www.reddit.com/r/fuboTV/comments/83b51h/wtf_happened_to_fast_forward/

        I hope I’m wrong about all this and just missing something. I really just want BTN, MLB, NBC Gold (Premeir League), and Bein Sports (LaLiga). Anything else is gravy for me. I can swallow $65 a year for NBC Gold, and fubo seems to provide the rest – if it works. Sling doesn’t have BTN. Right now it looks like PS Vue is my best bet,

        • Christopher Harris

          September 2, 2019 at 7:44 am

          The Reddit article you linked to is one year old.

          I was able to rewind during the games if I missed something, and then fast forward back to live TV, yes. But most channels and coverage that you watch on-demand, you can fast forward. There are some channels where this isn’t allowed, but this is not fuboTV’s fault. There are channels that refuse to allow fast-forwarding. ESPN is one example across all streaming platforms (unfortunately ESPN isn’t on fuboTV).

  10. Carlos

    March 12, 2019 at 11:35 am

    NBC Sports Gold PL Pass is $19.99 right now for the remainder of the season. You can disable the automatic renewal as well.

  11. Edgar

    February 26, 2019 at 8:16 am

    As of February 23 when my DAZN USA subscription expired there had still been no matches available on the service. Customer service informed me that they had no plans to carry the Chilean League.

    Thanks for your response and all your work on this fantastic site.

    • Christopher Harris

      February 26, 2019 at 9:22 am

      Let me check Edgar. According to my contact at DAZN, they have the rights to the league, but let me get back to you.

      • Christopher Harris

        February 28, 2019 at 7:52 pm

        Edgar, according to DAZN, their rights to the Chilean league and cup ended in December, so Estadio CF is the only place to stream the games from now on.

  12. Edgar

    February 25, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Does anyone know where you can find Chilean Primera League matches? I thought they were picked up by DAZN.

    • Christopher Harris

      February 26, 2019 at 6:57 am

      Games are available via the streaming service Estadio CF (in Spanish) and DAZN (in English).

  13. DiRT

    February 22, 2019 at 11:32 am

    While I feel your pain with YTTV not being on the Fire TV platform, don’t forget about TV Everywhere apps. I routinely use Fox Sports Go, ESPN, NBC Sports, plus B/R Live on my stick with the YTTV credentials and subscriptions.

  14. TheOriginalTom

    February 22, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Thank you. I watched some CONCACAF champion’s league on Thursday. The web page on Yahoo sports worked great, good picture and commentary when I had the volume on. I tried to get the Yahoo app on my old Apple TV and Roku to show the games but they were not listed anywhere on the app and thus I couldn’t get it going on TV. Yahoo sports need to get these on their app.

    I really like the CONCACAF champions league, it is entertaining and I love the unique locations and conditions. I’ll copy this on comment on the podcast link.

  15. TheOriginalTom

    February 21, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Any information on Yahoo Sports and the CONCACAF Champions league? I like that tournament, how can we watch in Spanish or English?

  16. DT

    February 19, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Have tried FuboTV, Sling, and YouTube in the past. Been a subscriber of Hulu Live for over a year now. Never had any problems with picture quality or downtime. It’s not the cheapest at $39.99 but also includes Hulu originals & catalogue. ESPN channels, FS1 & 2, NBC Sports, TNT. Limited to two streams at the same time for live television though.

    Maybe Fubo & Sling have improved but they were either buggy or had not the best picture quality when I tried them. YouTube was good but as mentioned in article doesn’t work with Amazon products.

  17. FlatBackFour

    February 8, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Does anyone provide Scottish Premier League matches in the USA? I have not found it anywhere online or on cable.

    • jason

      February 8, 2019 at 1:45 pm

      Bleacher Report has the SPFL. ESPN+ has the Cup

  18. Monte

    February 8, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Like others have said, ESPN+ is the best value and should get better as they get more subscribers.
    If Fubo had ESPN, I would go back to them. The cost is not that much different between other carriers. I currently have Sling and it cost about the same. All the “extras” to get what you really want to watch has it’s cost. If Fubo had ESPN, I would rate it #1.
    I think Fanatiz should be lower since it no longer has Copa Libertadores. I only speak English and do not understand spanish but I did subscribe to Fanatiz for most of last year for the Copa Lib. Since I get TyC with Sling, I get a lot of the Argentina’s League matches
    I have not subscribed to BR Live, If BR Live was at the same price point of ESPN+, I think I would. I get Univision OTA and I can DVR all the Champions League Games but there are in Spanish.
    I have not subscribed to NBC Sports Gold either, I get enough matches on NBC and NBCSN for my fill of EPL (I’m a bigger La Liga fan).
    I do not watch Bundesliga, so I’m not sure how Fox Soccer Match Pass even made the list since it is at $20.00 a month. Bigger matches normally on Fox, FS1, and FS2. When ESPN+ is $5.00, Fox is stupid for charging so much. DAZN at $10 would be a better choice for matches that I can not watch on some other channel.
    Granted, I’m a La Liga fan but I’m surprised that Sling’s World Sports is not on the list or mentioned in the “Sling” article. $10.00 for ALL beIN Sports channels, with La Liga and Copa Libertadores it’s a good offering. With CAF Champions League/Confed Cup, Turkish Super League and Ligue 1 it should have atleast been mention since this is the cheapest way of getting beIN Sports.

  19. Brendan

    February 8, 2019 at 8:54 am

    ESPN+ is by far the best value and it will only get better . I expect it will get the English coverage of the Copa America in the summer .

    • Larry

      September 1, 2019 at 2:23 pm

      And ironically, no Premier League, no Champions League, no LaLiga on ESPN. But if you’re really into Chinese or Swedish soccer, they have you covered! How is this number 1 on anyone’s list?? Value? It’s like a shirt on sale for $3 that you put in your closet and never wear. How is that a value?

  20. jason

    February 8, 2019 at 8:43 am

    ESPN+ is first place by a mile. It is like Manchester City and the rest of the Premier League in the 2017-2018 season.

  21. whit waltman

    February 8, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Have tried most of them, and have stuck with Fubo, even though it costs almost $50/month. Here’s why:
    I’m a New England Revolution supporter who lives 250 miles away from Foxborough, Mass.–in northern Vermont, to be precise. I was a happy MLS Live subscriber in years past. I understand the reason for a blackout policy and never complained, because while I technically live in the New England region (although nearly four hours away from Gillette by car), I could count on being able to see Revs games on MLS Live if a) they were playing on the road, and b) the match was not being carried live on one of the national networks (which Revs games rarely are).

    So when MLS Live got consumed by the Disney tsunami and landed on ESPN+ I dutifully signed up for a subscription–a subscription I canceled when the free-trial period was over. I could not understand why Revs games showed in my ESPN+ account as blacked out when the game was being played on the road and not being broadcast on a national network. Well, I was told by a customer-service person at ESPN+ that on their service I would be blacked out of EVERY Revs game, regardless of where they are playing or who’s carrying the live broadcast! And I would not be able to watch any Revs game *even as a replay* until 48 hours after the game had been played.

    Needless to say, this policy is completely absurd. I do not have a cable TV service, and was perfectly willing to pay $5/month for ESPN+ provided things were run in a reasonable fashion, like they used to be on MLS Live. But this blackout policy is bull****. The league and ESPN+ made a horrible mistake setting the service up like this. I’m not paying a dime to watch a soccer match I can’t see until 48 hours after it’s been played. Until someone tells me this policy has been changed, then no ESPN+ for me.

    So why Fubo? Because they carry NBCSports Boston 🙂 On Fubo I can watch EVERY Revs match–even home games!–because they are all broadcast on NBCSports Boston unless nationally televised, which Fubo gives me anyway. Fubo also carries all of my local (Vermont) broadcast channels. I’m also a movie buff, and Fubo offers great cinema channels including TCM, IFC, and Sundance. And even at the price, Fubo is cheap compared to cable.

  22. joe

    February 8, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Great list, have grandfathered Fubo for $14-very happy with that, lost Bein on Comcast, have on Fubo but picked up Sling International for $44 a year for all the Connect channels, and of course Espn Plus is a must have. Used to have Fox soccer match pass but as you indicated it’s quite worthless these days for most of us.

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