Last update: 09.16.2019

If you are a football fan living outside of the UK, you may be familiar with the many difficulties that arise when trying to watch the English Premier League (EPL) live. While the occasional game might air over your national TV broadcaster, for anyone who’s looking for a consistent and comprehensive selection of league games, a streaming service like Sky Go or BT Sport is the best option.

However, such services apply geo-blocking measures to ensure that people outside their legal domain cannot get access. That said, it is still possible to leap over the obstacles of regional restrictions by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Read on to learn how to watch the Premier League live outside the UK with a VPN.

How to watch English Premier League live using a VPN

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Using a VPN to access Premier League streaming can be more or less complicated depending on the VPN provider you use. The general rule is that your VPN should have servers in a country where your preferred broadcaster offers EPL online. While most VPNs will have servers in the UK and the US, you might not get lucky with India or New Zealand.

Watch the UK broadcast of EPL

Watch the UK broadcast of EPL
Many football fans want to watch EPL with the excellent British commentary. For that, you’ll need to stream from Sky Sports (128 live games), BT Sport (52 live games), or Amazon Prime Video (20 live games).

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it with Sky Sports:

  1. Choose your favorite VPN. Virtually any of them has servers in the UK
  2. Connect to a server in the UK
  3. Subscribe to Sky Sports via Now TV, starting from $11/day or $18.60/week
  4. Watch your EPL game

Now TV supports multiple devices, including smartphones and game consoles. You’ll be able to select 6 devices and stream on two of those simultaneously. Now TV also has a 7-day money-back guarantee.

Watch the Indian broadcast of EPL

Watch the Indian broadcast of EPL
The biggest advantage of the Indian broadcast via Hotstar is the price. You can watch EPL for under $5 per month.

All you have to do is:

  1. Choose a VPN that has servers in India
  2. Connect to a server in India
  3. Subscribe to Hotstar for $4.25/month or $14.21/year
  4. Stream Premier League online

Apart from being the cheapest option to watch EPL, Hotstar also supports most popular devices, including Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku. It also comes with an option to stream on two devices simultaneously.

Watch the US broadcast of EPL

Watch the US broadcast of EPL
The irony is that the US can see more EPL matches than the Brits – NBC will be showing all 380 of them! But before you jump for joy, we must inform that not all of them will be broadcasted live. The Premier League MatchDay Pass will include 140 live games (no replays), available for $39.99/season. In contrast, thte Premier League Pass adds replays of the aforementioned 140 non-games after 4 hours and 240 televised game replays at 9:00 pm ET, for just $64.99/season.

To stream all EPL matches via NBC Sports Gold:

  1. Choose a VPN. All of them have servers in the US
  2. Connect to a US server
  3. Subscribe to NBC Sports Gold
  4. Enjoy every possible match of 2019/20 season

NBC Sports Gold supports all major devices, including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Chromecast. You can pay for it using a credit card or PayPal.

4 best VPNs to watch Premier League online

Here is our selection from among the top names in the VPN market. All of them are great for streaming EPL live online, no matter which channel you choose. Yet each has some features that might be a decisive factor in picking the one that’s right for you.

1. ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN sits at the top of our list for a number of reasons. For starters, it has an unrivaled infrastructure, spreading 3,000+ servers across 160 locations in 94 countries. So, whether you are trying to find out how to watch the Premier League in Australia or the US, ExpressVPN is still great choice.

The software is very user-friendly and mainly involves selecting a country and hitting the “Connect” button. ExpressVPN then automatically connects to the fastest server in that location, and you’re good to go. Add in the fact that they don’t log any data and offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, and you’ve got a solid #1 VPN provider right there for streaming EPL season 2019/20.

VPNpro rating: 9.3 / 10

2. NordVPN

The leader of the pack when it comes to security and privacy, NordVPN also distinguishes itself in the number of servers it has, which now exceeds 5,700 in 60 countries. That means it can offer a stable connection that doesn’t suffer from network overloads. It’s invaluable at those times when there’s a big game, and everyone is flocking to watch it online at the same time.

In addition, NordVPN has a stringent no-logs policy that goes further than most in how little info is kept, as well as a 30-day money-back guarantee.

3. CyberGhost VPN

Another VPN provider with a vast network of 5,700+ servers in 90+ countries, CyberGhost is also one of the front-runners when it comes to privacy and security. The company is registered in Romania, a country with some of the most privacy-friendly laws in the world.

CyberGhost VPN also has a very user-friendly interface and offers connection for 7 devices at the same time from one account. Finally, it boasts probably the industry’s longest 45-day money-back guarantee.

4. IvacyVPN

If getting high-end security and fast speeds for a small price is your thing, you can’t do much better than IvacyVPN. 1,000+ servers in 100+ locations means it’s a suitable choice for streaming Premier League games anywhere in the world. That includes countries with limited online freedom, such as China or North Korea.

IvacyVPN also was the first provider to offer the Split Tunneling feature. It allows choosing which traffic will go through the VPN and which straight through the ISP. This VPN allows 5 simultaneous connections and a 3-day free trial.

Where to stream Premier League games from?

Here is a list of all the different streaming services available in countries with companies that have broadcasting agreements with the Premier League for the 2019/20 season:

ContinentCountry or territoryBroadcaster
Central and Eastern EuropeIMG
Germany, Austria, and SwitzerlandSky Deutschland
IrelandSky Sports, BT, Premier Sports
ItalySky Italy
PortugalSport TV
Sweden, Denmark, and FinlandNENT
United KingdomSky Sports, BT, Amazon
MENA and AfricaMiddle East and North AfricabeIN Sports
South AfricaSuperSport
Sub-Saharan AfricaSuperSport
Sub-Saharan Africa (free-to-air)Infront
Hong KongPCCW
IndiaStar Sports
Indonesia and East TimorMola TV
New ZealandSpark
Pacific IslandsSky Pacific
TaiwanEleven Sports
ThailandTrueVisions Group
AmericasBrazilESPN Brazil
Central AmericaSKY Mexico
GlobalShips and planesIMG/Sport24