The enormous appeal of the Champions League is reflected in its broadcast reach. You can stream the games live, watch the delayed matches, as well as get comprehensive highlights – in pretty much any country.

In the U.S.

You can live stream the games with ESPN and Fox Sports in the U.S. Additionally, SlingTV and FuboTV offer ESPN and Fox Sports in some of their packages. These are all paid services that come with generous free trials, so you can stream the games without breaking the bank.

In the UK

In the UK, ITV features the highlights while BT Sport has the rights to broadcast the Champions League in its entirety. Select games are available without a BT Sport subscription, however.

In Australia

SBS and beIN Sports broadcast the tournament in Australia. The good news is SBS is free. You can even stream the games live on your mobile device with The World Game app from SBS.

In Canada

TSN, RDS, beIN Sports (all paid) air and stream the UEFA Champions League in Canada.

Also, UEFA has a handy list of official Champions League broadcasters for the 2019 edition.

To live stream the UEFA Champions League online, you have to be in a country where the games are available for streaming. Even a valid BT Sport subscription won’t allow you to stream the games if you are abroad. Likewise, you can’t use your ESPN or SlingTV subscription when you are outside of the U.S. Bummer.

If you’re wondering why, the answer is simple – television rights. The short version is UEFA sold the Champions League rights to select broadcasters. The latter, in turn, can only stream the tournament in their respective countries. Their geo-restrictions are based on your IP address. If your IP is foreign, you get locked out.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to emulate your location in almost any country. If you want to appear as if coming from the U.S., just connect to a U.S. VPN server. It assigns you a U.S. IP address, and your streaming service is unblocked. Problem solved.

In fact, VPNs have long become must-have tools for many British and U.S. expats, digital nomads, and tourists who don’t want to miss out on their Netflix or BBC iPlayer shows. But unblocking sports streaming sites is not the only benefit you get from a VPN:

  • Bypass throttling – ever noticed how your connection speeds are fast while you browse websites only to drop when you start streaming videos? That is throttling. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) caps your speed when you stream movies, play online games, or torrent. A VPN allows you to bypass ISP throttling.
  • Secure your data – a VPN encrypts your traffic, making it undecipherable to hackers, especially on public Wi-Fi networks.
  • Get some privacy – a VPN obfuscates your traffic from your nosy ISP, so that it doesn’t see what you’re up to online.
  1. If a streaming service of your choice is unavailable in your location, subscribe to a VPN. Check my top recommendations below.
  2. Install the VPN client on your device and log in.
  3. Connect to a VPN server located in the U.S. for unblocking Fox Sports or in the UK for unblocking BT Sports.
  4. Once connected, launch your streaming app. Alternatively, open a clean instance of your browser (with cache deleted from the previous sessions) and go to your streaming site and log in.
  5. If you don’t have an account, you should be able to register one now that you are browsing through a VPN.
  6. You are all set to live stream the Championship League now.

Note: Do not disconnect from the VPN until you’re done streaming to avoid playback issues.

Free VPNs don’t provide the speeds you need to live stream in HD, so you end up with a grainy stream that buffers every five minutes. You’re also well-advised to steer clear of free streams available on dubious websites full of viruses. If you want to live stream the Champions League in HD quality without the annoying buffering times, your best bet would be to get a paid VPN subscription.


  • More US city locations than its rivals
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  • No limit on the number of devices you can connect at the same time
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