If you’re wondering where to watch the Premier League on US TV, we have the answers you’re looking for.
Last updated: August 12, 2020
The Premier League, also referred to as the English Premier League (EPL), is the most-watched English-language soccer league in the United States. Worldwide, the league attracts nearly 5 billion viewers. In the United States, many of the games are watched by more than 1 million viewers each week (NBC averaged 831,379 viewers during the 2019/20 Premier League season).
Unlike TV networks in England where an average of three Premier League games are shown live every weekend, soccer fans in the United States have access to all 10 games live every weekend, totaling 380 during an entire season.
Where to watch the Premier League on US TV
The TV network NBC Sports Group has exclusive EPL rights here in America through until the end of the 2021/22 season, and airs every single match across its platform of NBC channels and streaming services. Most of these Premier League matches are shown on the NBCSN channel (or sometimes CNBC), while the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel airs most Saturday 12:30-2:30pm ET matches throughout the season.
New for the 2020/21 season is the launch of Peacock Premium, NBC’s paid subscription service that will stream 175 games exclusively during the season. Replacing NBC Sports Gold, Peacock Premium is free for Xfinity subscribers, and $4.99 for the general public.
Spanish speakers, select Premier League games are also shown on Spanish-language TV networks Universo (formerly known as mun2) and Telemundo. Universo usually broadcasts 1-2 Saturday games, while Telemundo typically airs 1-2 games on Sunday mornings.
Want to know when and where to watch your favorite Premier League club on US TV? Your best bet is to visit our Premier League TV Schedule page, which is updated every day throughout the year and often features TV listings before NBC Sports or the electronic programming guides reveal them.
If you miss the live broadcasts, NBCSN broadcasts Goal Zone which is a highlight show catching you up on all of the goals you missed.
While the majority of soccer fans in the United States watch the Premier League on television, more and more people are switching to legal streaming services to watch the games on laptops, smartphones, tablets and connected TVs instead. The advantage is that you don’t have to be tied to a cable or satellite TV subscription. Plus you can watch the games when you want, where you want and on whatever device you prefer.
The four main streaming options to choose in the United States (other than NBC Sports, which you need a cable/satellite TV subscription to authenticate to) are fuboTV, Sling Blue, YouTube TV and Hulu Live. fuboTV offers access to NBC (in select cities), NBCSN and CNBC as well as ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Deportes and a ton of other channels.
On a typical Premier League weekend during the season which starts in August, you can expect to watch 6 EPL games every weekend via fuboTV. The 4 games not included are on Peacock Premium.
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, 12:30-2:30pm ET (NBC)
• Sundays, 8:30-10:30am ET (NBCSN)
• Sundays, 11am-1pm ET (NBCSN)
• Mondays, 3-5pm ET (NBCSN)
Club TV channels
Premier League matches at your local pub
Of course, if you want to interact with other fans while watching Premier League matches, you could always find a local pub in or near your area. Many club websites provide a list of official pubs here in America in which show most, if not all, of that team’s matches.
Plus, many Premier League clubs have official supporters clubs in the United States that can steer you in the direction of recommended pubs. See our interviews with Arsenal America, One United USA and Everton USA, among others.
Premier League matches on radio
Live radio broadcasts of matches are only available on talkSPORT on Tune-In. Also, you can listen to a live commentary of a Premier League game on the Sportsworld program, which airs on BBC World Service. Typically featuring commentator Alan Green, the radio broadcast features the second half of a Premier League game from 11:06am to Noon ET on Saturdays, and the complete broadcast of a Premier League game on Sundays from 11:06am to 1pm ET. The advantage of listening to these radio broadcasts on the BBC World Service (via TuneIn, Stitcher or the BBC website) is that the broadcasts aren’t blocked for listeners in the USA.
Premier League teams in cup competitions
While NBC Sports Group has the TV rights to the Premier League matches through until the end of the 2021-22 season, the rights to games featuring Premier League teams in other competitions are owned by other broadcasters.
UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches:
CBS All Access will stream (both live and on-demand) every single UEFA Champions League, Europa League and UEFA Conference League game. No cable or satellite TV subscription is required. So if you’re a cord cutter or someone who wants to simply save money, CBS All Access is worth considering.
Group Stage coverage of the tournament typically begin in September each year.
FA Cup matches:
The agreement will bring 79 FA Cup matches – beginning with the First Round in November and running through the Final – exclusively to ESPN+.
Additional content will be featured across ESPN+ and other ESPN platforms, including FA Cup highlights shows following match days, FA Cup preview shows and live coverage of the FA Cup draws. Furthermore, the semifinals and final matches of the FA Youth Cup – contested by registered clubs featuring players under 18 years of age – will be carried live on ESPN+.
Third Round coverage of the tournament begins in early January each year.
League Cup (Carabao Cup) matches:
As for the League Cup, now known officially as the Carabao Cup (and previously as the EFL Cup and Capital One Cup), ESPN+ has the rights to the cup competition. Select games from the League Cup are featured on ESPN+, the paid subscription service.
ESPN+ has been streaming games from every round of the competition. Matches are typically available live on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2:45pm ET when the competition is being played.
Check our League Cup TV schedule for the latest fixtures.
If you have any questions about where to watch the Premier League on US TV, let us know in the comments section below.
Premier League teams featured in friendlies
Preseason friendlies featuring Premier League teams are shown across a variety of TV and online networks every summer. Check the US TV and Internet schedule for Premier League clubs for the latest listings.
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