Fans of the German soccer have ample choice when it comes to watching Bundesliga in and outside of Germany.

Domestically, Sky Germany and Eurosport cover the Bundesliga via Eurosport 2 Xtra and Sky Sports Bundesliga. Some matches are shown on the free-to-air ZDF.

Internationally, the Bundesliga matches are broadcast in over 200 countries, which speaks volumes of its popularity. Below is just a small fraction of broadcasters in a few select countries:

Cord-cutters particularly like to stream the Bundesliga via an Indian streamer Star Sports because it’s free and offers a wealth of soccer premiership streams. It is available in India, Pakistan, and some East Asian countries.

Alternatively, Bet365 streams most Bundesliga matches live online. All you need is a deposited account ($10) to unlock the Bundesliga live streams. is another option ideal for many soccer buffs in the East European countries while the Bundesliga fans in the US can tune in to their Sling TV, FuboTV, and DirecTV NOW.

Admittedly, there is no shortage of the Bundesliga live streams online and on free-to-air or pay-TV channels. As a last resort, you should have no problem finding a live stream for the pending Bundesliga match day on Reddit.

That said, you still have a problem with geo-restrictions. All Bundesliga broadcasters and streamers have licenses that allow them to stream the games in specific regions only. BT Sport can only stream in the UK, while Sling TV is only available in the US. The same is true for every streamer out there, which means you lose your streaming rights the moment you leave your national territory.

If you are looking for a quick fix to your Bundesliga geo-blocks, a VPN would be your most straightforward solution.

A Virtual Private Network is an online service that runs servers across the world. When you connect to a server in, say, India, you obtain an Indian IP address and appear as if coming from India to the sites you visit. If you access Star Sports with an Indian IP address, you can stream your Bundesliga matches for free from anywhere in the world. See where I’m heading?

Likewise, connect to a US VPN server and bypass the geo-block of Sling TV or FuboTV. With a German IP address, you can conveniently follow the Bundesliga using your German subscription with Sky Sports Bundesliga.

Unlocking geo-restricted Bundesliga streams is a worthy feature, but a VPN can do a lot more than that. Since it encrypts your data, a VPN enforces your privacy and security:

  • Your Internet Service Provider can’t snoop on what you’re doing online
  • Hackers can’t decrypt your sensitive traffic
  • You circumvent Man-in-the-Middle and honeypot attacks on public WiFi
  • You can easily bypass your school or office firewalls
  • Sites you visit can only see your VPN IP address, not your real location or identity
  1. Choose a VPN that meets your requirements for streaming the Bundesliga. If in doubt, check my list of recommended VPNs below.
  2. Download and install the VPN client on your device.
  3. Connect to a VPN server in the country of your choice.
  4. Clear your browser’s cache and cookies.
  5. Go to your streaming provider’s website and start streaming your Bundesliga matches live or on-demand – from anywhere in the world.

Tip: for improved privacy and security, you might want to stream from a laptop or your desktop computer as opposed to mobile devices. Smartphones are inherently insecure, including when it comes to using VPNs. Some prime VPN features, such as port forwarding or OpenVPN protocol, may be unavailable in their mobile apps due to the restrictions of mobile operating systems.


  • Excellent client with pre-configured modes for streaming, P2P, privacy
  • Kill switch
  • Support for wide range of protocols, including OpenVPN


  • No limit on the number of devices you can connect at the same time
  • SOCKS5 proxy, which its main rivals don’t have
  • More VPN servers in more US cities to dodge blackouts