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How To Watch English Premier League

There are so many different ways to stay up-to-date with the Premier League in the US. We’ll cover everything–including how to watch on TV, stream, watch at the pub, and listen on the radio.

The Premier League, also known as the English Premier League (EPL), is the most popular soccer league in the world. Globally, the league attracts nearly 5 billion viewers. In the United States, many of the games attract more than 1 million viewers each week. In the 2019/20 season, NBC averaged 831,379 viewers.

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.

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Premier League live TV broadcasts

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 service, Peacock Premium. Many of these Premier League matches are shown on the USA Network channel (or sometimes CNBC), while the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel airs most Saturday 12:30-2:30pm ET matches throughout the season.

READ MORE: Inside NBC’s Coverage of the Premier League: A Typical Saturday at NBC Studios.

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 updates 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, USA Network broadcasts Goal Zone which is a highlight show catching you up on all of the goals you missed.

Premier League Streaming in the USA

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 do not 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), USA Network and CNBC as well as ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Deportes and a ton of other channels.

Peacock Premium, NBC’s paid subscription service, will also stream 175 games exclusively during the season. Replacing NBC Sports Gold, Peacock Premium is free for Xfinity subscribers, and $4.99 per month or $49.99 annually for the general public.

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.

Premier League Live Scheduling

Courtesy of World Soccer Talk, download a complimentary copy of The Ultimate Soccer TV And Streaming Guide, which features details on where to watch all of the leagues from around the world on US TV and streaming.

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 (USA Network)
• Saturdays, 7:45-9:45am ET (USA Network)
– 10am-Noon ET (USA Network)
– 12:30-2:30pm ET (NBC)
• Sundays, 8:30-10:30am ET (USA Network)
– 11am-1pm ET (USA Network)
• Mondays, 3-5pm ET (USA Network)

Club TV channels

fuboTV streams Chelsea TV. LFC TV, Spurs TV, Arsenal TV and MUTV are available via B/R Live.

Premier League matches at your local pub

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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

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Live radio broadcasts of matches are only available on talkSPORT on their website. 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 are not blocked for listeners in the USA.

Premier League teams in cup competitions

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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:

Paramount+ will stream (both live and on-demand) every single UEFA Champions League, Europa League and UEFA Conference League game. Fortunately, you do not need a cable or satellite TV subscription. So, if you’re a cord cutter or someone who wants to simply save money, consider Paramount+.

Group Stage coverage of the tournament typically begin in September each year.

FA Cup matches:

Returning to England, FOX Sports no longer has the rights to the FA Cup. The new rights holder is ESPN+, which is $6.99 per month.

The agreement will bring 79 FA Cup matches – beginning with the First Round in November and running through the Final – exclusively to ESPN+.

ESPN+ and its sister platforms feature additional content. For example, FA Cup cup shows covering previews, highlights and live draws air via ESPN or ESPN+. Furthermore, the semifinals and final matches of the FA Youth Cup – contested by registered clubs featuring players under 18 years of age – airs 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. Generally, live matches in the competition air at 2:45 p.m. ET.

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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46 Comments

  1. Jaime

    September 29, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    I really used to enjoy watching the 1-hour Premier League Review Show after each gameweek. Is there any way to watch this program in the US? I haven’t seen it on NBC for a long time.

  2. Hans

    February 27, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Some of us have the best of both worlds. When Peacock reneged on its promise to show all games on the streaming platform, (given though that some which were live on the NBCSN channel were delayed for several hours) I wrote in and cancelled my ANNUAL subscription and got a refund. However the access was not cut. So I am watching Peacock Premium for nothing at the moment. The only explanation that I have is this, since they have my credit card details and are most likely planning to charge a renewal fee at the end of the annual subscription, that don’t dare to cut off the access and take a chance that I will renewal. If they would cut the access it would incur my wrath and Peacock would be toast as I have many other options. So cancel and see if you continue to have access, may not work for the month to month plan but it did work for me on the annual plan.

  3. TS Phillips

    February 27, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Thank you for all the work you do to help explain things to people. I am coming late to this controversy as I am now in the financial situation where it matters a great deal to me.

    There are old articles on-line from official NBC sources that state that Peacock Premium will show ALL EPL games. I cancelled Sling when I read this, and signed up for Peacock. Clearly this is an illegal bait and switch tactic, since NBC should easily be able to remove such out of date content.

    In reality, you have to pay for Peacock and for NBCSN to see all matches. Sling + Peacock Premium $35 a month. That is the “most affordable” way. This is depressing in the middle of the second Great Depression.

    I simply have no interest in watching anything else on either service, so I wrote to NBC today and told them I was cancelling both, tell them that their greed will get nothing from me at all, ever again. I will spend the rest of the season watching the extended highlights on Youtube.

  4. Alex

    January 17, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Finding the Liverpool / Man U.game this morning on NBC’s new app Peacock. Have cable sub but still need to use this app. Great article

  5. Jeff

    September 23, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Thank you for this Chris. Although 1080, they still seem to have more compression than normal broadcast TV. The team logos in the upper left hand corner are much more distorted than on my broadcast version (YTTV). Maybe this will be resolved when they figure out 60 fps. I do believe the picture quality is less than what ESPN+ has (Bundesliga, Serie A. Championship and Eredivisie, even though these are 720p/60fps). Note – Bundesliga PQ is much better on ESPN+ this year than last on FS1/FS2.

    I did notice today that under the ‘Premier League Replays’ section for my players (Roku, Apple), Peacock does not display all available replays. Some of the replays from Matchweek 1 have been removed from the list. However the games are still available to watch, you just have to do a search. E.g. search ‘Leeds’ and it will show all Leeds games. Not a huge deal but another example of how Peacock is lacking in terms of format and user experience compared to ESPN+.

    BTW – I’ve been following the site for over a year and for the last 6 mos., have been listening to the weekly podcast. Although I did not grow up with or play soccer (in my 40s) I’m a soccer/football fan of 3 years and have really fallen for the sport. Thank you, Kartik and the WST crew for what you do on both the site and podcast. It is very helpful……….including for newbies to the sport like me!

  6. Mark P

    September 20, 2020 at 1:19 am

    Thank you for taking the time yo provide this comprehensive guide. One area missing from many of the reviews is the streaming quality. Is Peacock stream 720p, 1080p or 4k?

  7. Destroy Reagan's World

    June 25, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    No individual/household should be paying $30 or more per month ($360 per year) for either streaming or for cable TV sub only to watch the EPL. We know that many of us have absolutely no use for cable/streaming packages, so why is anyone over-paying for EPL access like this?

  8. clive robinson

    December 3, 2019 at 8:26 am

    I’m a regular visitor from the Uk and in 2018 downloaded the NBC gold app to watch prem league matches on my iPad in the Us that weren’t being shown on TV . Last Friday I used the app to renew my subscription of $49.99 to be able to watch Chelsea v West Ham the following day . At match time the streaming didn’t work with a pop up message saying video not available in your country or region . My location server will have shown I was in Florida. No telephone support was available only an online email facility. Could not get in thru the NBC sports website which just redirects you to the app ! I got a reply from the help desk saying to download the NBC sports app . It’s only available in the US App Store which can’t be accessed unless you have a credit card registered to a US address . Effectively now all overseas visitors can’t watch their team unless their match is selected for TV.

  9. Josh B

    August 23, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    As of today, ESPN FC is back to showing video hightlights of the English Premier League. They showed the highlights of the Villa vs. Everton game that aired on NBCSN. I hope ESPN FC continues this for the rest of the season, especially with VAR now in the EPL.

  10. Ivan

    August 10, 2019 at 10:02 am

    No reason for NBC not to put the Palace Everton game on CNBC…

  11. Josh B

    August 10, 2019 at 9:47 am

    I’ve signed up for the Sling Latino ($10/month) package this year to watch EPL games. So far so good.
    Pros:
    -Access to about 2 games from the top half of the table every weekend
    -Live stream & Full match replays available on the Universo website . Just use your Sling credentials when on the Universo website. The website is in spanish so when you’re at the homepage, click on “entra”, then select Sling TV as your provider.
    -Access to Bein Sports (La Liga, Ligue 1)

    Cons:
    -Fewer EPL games covered than the Sling Blue package and NBC’s Premier League Pass
    -Games all have Spanish language commentary
    -There’s an odd time delay between Universo’s website stream, the Universo channel on Sling TV, and the live radio coverage (Talksport for example). Sling TV has about a 40 second delay and Universo’s website stream has about a 20 second compared to the live radio coverage.

  12. erich whitaker

    August 9, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Nice article. Are all the games on sling blue available to watch as replays? thank you thank you

    • Christopher Harris

      August 9, 2019 at 10:20 am

      Hi Erich, with Sling Blue, they have a setting where you can record the Premier League as a series, and then it’ll DVR all of the games. Or you can select specific games to DVR to watch later. They do have an on-demand feature too but we won’t know until this weekend if all of the TV games are available on-demand or not with Sling Blue.

  13. Edward

    August 3, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    What happened to the TalkSport app? Matches are no longer available now? Do we have to use their website?

      • Edward

        August 4, 2019 at 10:12 pm

        does this mean I can no longer stream live matches through TalkSport in the US? They used to provide commentaries on all matches

        • Josh B

          August 13, 2019 at 8:37 pm

          Use TuneIn Radio app and search for TalkSport. Thats what I use to listen to EPL games.

  14. Matt

    August 5, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Will it still be possible to watch premier league games that air on nbc with the nbc sports app with a Playstation Vue log in or a fubotv log in or do I need to get cable that offers nbc to watch those games? Thanks!

    • Christopher Harris

      August 5, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      You can as long as your local NBC over-the-air network is owned and operated by NBC. If it is, you’ll be able to watch those games via fubo, PlayStation Vue and Sling TV. If it’s not, you can try an indoor antenna (see https://worldsoccertalk.com/2017/01/24/watch-premier-league-nbc-network-hd-indoor-tv-antenna/ ). Last but not least, a cable subscription would give you these games.

      • John Almeida

        September 15, 2017 at 2:24 pm

        Hi Christopher,

        By chance do you know any payable streaming where I can watch Portuguese league (Primeira liga) ? Thank you

  15. Jerry

    June 16, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    I have had PlayStation Vue for over a year now. I can either watch on PS Vue on my phone, tablet, or TV, or through NBC Sports App. When I choose a “cable” provider, PlayStation Vue is indeed in the drop down menu. I can watch any EPL game, every week. I have the middle package. For other leagues, I also have BeIn, Fox Sports, ESPN, through my PS Vue login credentials. My PS Vue package is $34.99 a month, not including my internet connection.

    • Christopher Harris

      June 17, 2017 at 3:36 am

      beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS Connect are no longer available on Vue.

  16. Freddy

    November 27, 2016 at 3:17 am

    This post has been so helpful. I just got rid of my time warner cable after 5 years of torment and paying over $100 and went with sling blue. The problem is that i stay 2 hrs away from DFW and cant NBC channels to show epl which pisses me off. But i downloaded NBC sport on my roku and got my friend TWC username and password for authentication. Boom! problem solved.

    • John G

      November 27, 2016 at 7:15 am

      TMI.

  17. Neal

    September 17, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Talk sports aren’t doing radio of premier league anymore – how can We listen in USA?

    • Christopher Harris

      September 19, 2016 at 9:55 am

      Hi Neal, radio commentaries of Premier League matches are only available on Sirius XM FC now, which is a shame. One way to get around it in order to listen to talkSPORT’s Premier League commentaries no matter where you are in the world is to use a VPN. There’s a few to choose from here that have free trials at https://worldsoccertalk.com/vpn-soccer/

      • Edward

        August 13, 2019 at 3:28 pm

        Is this still the case?

  18. Frank Caffrey

    August 29, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Yes Kevin is right, Premier League can be streamed regardless of geo location, i too had this issue, until i found this streaming guide
    https://worldsoccertalk.com/vpn-soccer/
    Some channels require cable tv subscription, but with vpn u can watch those channels which are free.

  19. Kevin Beckford

    August 18, 2016 at 9:18 am

    You can watch Premier League on channels which are not available through VPN. Like BT Sport, SKY Sports, ITV, BBC and other in USA.

    • Christopher Harris

      August 18, 2016 at 10:00 am

      Not legally. And NBC Sports already has more Premier League coverage than all of those UK stations combined.

  20. Jamie

    August 10, 2016 at 8:41 am

    A lot of the EPL games are scheduled on the NBC Sports App. If I live outside the USA, there’s no way of watching those games right?

    • Christopher Harris

      August 10, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Correct. You can try to use a VPN account and select USA as a setting, but you would still need a username/login from one of your friends in the US who subscribes to NBCSN so you can log in online to the NBC Sports App using his/her credentials.

      More info about VPNs is at https://worldsoccertalk.com/vpn-soccer/

      • Jamie

        August 10, 2016 at 9:42 am

        Thanks, but I bought a cheap VPN earlier. I’m a massive Stoke fan living in Australia, but can’t afford the ripoff price here. Unfortunately i don’t know anyone in the US 🙁

        • John

          September 7, 2019 at 4:45 pm

          My dad & I watched EPL football for years in Canada can’t get any more? $ is the only sign I see these footballers don’t make enough money with contracts they have but have to squeeze every penny out of us f&$# them will never watch another football game as long as I live.

  21. Paul

    July 5, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Does BeIN sports channels broadcast the PL games too? Or is it mainly NBCSN?

    • Christopher Harris

      July 6, 2016 at 6:31 am

      In the United States, it’s only on NBC, NBCSN and USA. beIN SPORTS has La Liga, Serie A, Ligue Un and other rights.

  22. olalekan

    March 23, 2016 at 5:41 am

    To more about fta channels that broadcast EPL

  23. Joe Cantor

    January 16, 2016 at 9:53 am

    This article does not discuss one of the main problems for the PL in the US. There are many households in the US that no longer subscribe to cable TV and instead watch programs from Internet channels. NBC streams PL games but you can watch the streams ONLY if you have a cable TV subscription. I am becoming a fan of the Spanish league because it is available via streaming subscription every weekend (no need to have a cable TV account).

    • Christopher Harris

      January 16, 2016 at 10:46 am

      Hi Joe, we have a different article that focuses on how cord cutters can watch the Premier League and other leagues at https://worldsoccertalk.com/2014/08/21/the-cord-cutters-guide-to-watching-soccer/

      • Jason

        September 1, 2016 at 2:18 pm

        Hi Chris,

        I’m a bit confused about the how to use sling blue (or sling blue+orange) to watch the EPL. Do I HAVE TO have my cable tv set up in order to use sling to watch EPL? Cuz one of the comments mentioned that “NBC streams PL games but you can watch the streams ONLY if you have a cable TV subscription”, but the article said that sling blue would be the option for fans who don’t have cable tv? Thanks

        • Christopher Harris

          September 1, 2016 at 2:21 pm

          Hi Jason, the above article was written last season, so I need to update that. But with Sling Blue, you can watch all of the Premier League games that are televised on NBCSN without needing a cable TV subscription. All you need is an Internet connection. Right now, the only disadvantages to Sling Blue are (1) that it doesn’t include access to NBC Sports App, but the major games are pretty much always on NBCSN or NBC, and (2) the access to NBC over-the-air is only in select cities at this time.

          • Jason

            September 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm

            Hi Chris, thanks for your reply. If I want to watch the whole season of PL+FA cup+Champions league, the best option would be sling blue (for all PL and FA cup games) + FOX soccer2go (for all champions league games) right?

            • Christopher Harris

              September 1, 2016 at 2:46 pm

              Correct!

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