Our guide to watching Premier League action live in the UK and abroad
You can stream four live games in the Premier League this week, including Arsenal vs Crystal Palace and Bournemouth vs Liverpool.
Saturday 20 January first takes us to the Emirates as an out-of-form Arsenal take on Crystal Palace. The Gunners’ poor show of form has left them with only one win from their last five following a 2-1 defeat to Fulham, while Palace ended an eight-game winless streak with a 3-1 win over Brentford in their previous outing. Kick-off gets underway at 12.30pm on TNT Sports 1.
The second game of the day sees Brentford face Nottingham Forest at the Gtech Community Stadium. Both teams sit just above the relegation zone and will be eager to collect three points if they’re to distance themselves from the teams below. Brentford have lost seven out of their last eight games, whereas Forest’s shift in form saw them secure back-to-back wins against Newcastle and Manchester United. You can catch it live at 5.30pm on Sky Sports Main Event.
Sunday 21 January provides us with two more live games, with the first pitting bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United against West Ham. The Blades have registered just two wins all season, with their last coming against Brentford at the beginning of December, while West Ham’s rich vein of form has seen them collect ten points from four games, lifting them to 6th and only four points shy of Arsenal in 4th. Action gets underway at 2pm on TNT Sports 1.
Later that day, Bournemouth welcome Liverpool to the Vitality Stadium. The Cherries had enjoyed a seven-game unbeaten streak before dropping points in their 3-1 defeat to Tottenham. Table-toppers Liverpool haven’t lost a game since September but will go without Mohamed Salah and Wataru Endō, both of whom are on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations and AFC Asian Cup. You can watch it live at 4.30pm on Sky Sports Main Event.
Sky Sports and TNT Sports are the two main broadcasters of live Premier League football in the UK during the 2023/24 season, with Amazon showing two rounds of matches live on its Prime Video service in December.
Details about the various ways to access their channels can be found below. You’ll also find information about the platforms that show Premier League games abroad and the best VPNs to access content anywhere in the world.
How to watch the Premier League: Upcoming live games
Saturday, 20 January
- Arsenal vs Crystal Palace at 12.30pm on TNT Sports 1
- Brentford vs Nottingham Forest at 5.30pm on Sky Sports Main Event
Sunday, 21 January
- Sheffield United vs West Ham United at 2pm on TNT Sports 1
- AFC Bournemouth vs Liverpool at 4.30pm on Sky Sports Main Event
Monday, 22 January
- Brighton & Hove Albion vs Wolves at 7.45pm on TNT Sports 1
Tuesday, 30 January
- Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal at 7.30pm on TNT Sports 2
- Aston Villa vs Newcastle United at 8.15pm on TNT Sports 1
Wednesday, 31 January
- Manchester City vs Burnley at 7.30pm on TNT Sports 3
- Tottenham Hotspur vs Brentford at 7.30pm on TNT Sports 2
- Liverpool vs Chelsea at 8.15pm on TNT Sports 1
How to watch the Premier League: Which broadcasters will show games in the UK?
The Premier League’s broadcasting deals with Sky Sports, TNT Sports (the new name for BT Sport) and Amazon Prime Video will continue until the end of the 2024/25 season meaning you’ll need to subscribe to all three services if you want to watch as much live football as possible.
If you have to pick one broadcaster, Sky Sports remains your best bet as it has the rights to the largest number of games, with TNT Sports continuing to show the early kick-offs on Saturdays.
Details of how to subscribe to each service and the various packages available are provided below. If you live abroad, you can stream games live on NBC Sports in the US, DAZN in Canada and Optus Sport in Australia. All of the aforementioned services can be accessed while abroad using a good VPN service, like ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Premier League on TV in the UK: Sky Sports
If you’re subscribed to Sky, then you’ll need to add Sky Sports to your existing package. It will currently cost you £25/mth for a contract running 18 months. If you already have a Sky subscription, then you’re also automatically the owner of a Sky Go account, giving you access to Sky Sports, Sky Movies and other top channels such as Sky One and Sky Atlantic, along with Sky’s excellent catch-up and on-demand service.
There is a catch, however. Sky Go limits you to three devices, and you can only watch one of these at any one time. If you subscribe to Sky Go Extra, however, you can register up to four devices. This costs £5 extra on top of your Sky Go subscription. You can add and remove one device each calendar month, so if you’re likely to be following the action on multiple devices, make sure you’ve planned in advance which ones you’re likely to be using at any given time.
Sky Sports: Supported devices
Watching Sky Go on your Windows PC or laptop will require an app download. To run the app, your computer needs an Intel Core i3 or equivalent AMD processor along with Windows 7, 8.1 or 10. For Mac users, the Sky Go app requires at least OS X 10.9, whereas for mobile and tablet users Sky Go is supported on iOS 8.1 and above, Android OS Ice Cream Sandwich 4.1 and above, and all Amazon Fire tablets running Fire OS 3.3 and above. The service also currently supports Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 3, 4 and 5.
How to watch the Premier League online in the UK: Now Sports Membership
Sky Sports is your best bet if you want to catch as much live action as possible. However, if you don’t have Sky and want to avoid setup fees and a long-term contract, the best way to watch live streams of the Premier League, EFL Cup and EFL Championship is to get a Now Sports Membership (formerly Now TV Sky Sports Pass).
You have two options when subscribing to the Now Sports Membership:
- Now Sports Day Membership for £11.98
- Now Sports Month Membership for £34.99
Both these memberships give you access to all 11 Sky Sports channels, which means that you can watch Formula One, golf, and even American sports like the NBA and NFL in addition to the Premier League. You can log in to Now on up to six devices at the same time. It works on all devices including PCs, mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs and even games consoles. You can stream content on any two devices simultaneously.
How to watch the Premier League on TV in the UK: TNT Sports
TNT Sports replaced BT Sport on 18 July 2023 and includes four core channels (TNT Sports 1, TNT Sports 2, TNT Sports 3, TNT Sports 4) along with six red-button digital channels (TNT Sports 5 to 10) and TNT Sports Ultimate, which supports 4K resolution and HDR.
The rebranded platform is part of the Discovery+ network, which is included with BT TV. If you’re an existing BT TV subscriber or have a BT Sport Monthly Pass, you can activate your Discovery+ subscription here. You can also access TNT Sports via the old BT Sport app, though this will be phased out at some point during the season.
New customers can check out the various BT TV packages available here, with fibre broadband and access to the TNT Sports channels currently priced at £47/mth for 24 months plus an upfront fee of £30. Sky TV owners, meanwhile, can add TNT Sports to their Sky package for £25/mth on a 24-month deal.
The simplest way to access TNT Sports, however, is by subscribing to Discovery+ Premium, which doesn’t require you to sign up for a long-term contract and costs £29.99/mth.
How to watch the Premier League online: Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video will show two rounds of matches during the 2023/24 season. These take place during the week commencing Monday, 4 December, and on Boxing Day (26 December). You’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member to access the company’s Prime Video streaming service and can sign up using the link below. It’s worth noting, however, that Amazon have not secured rights for the new domestic cycle which commences in the 2025/26 season and runs through to the end of the 2028/29 season.
How to watch the Premier League online in the USA: NBC Sports
The English Premier League is really popular across the Atlantic. The only way to watch it on TV is via NBC Sports. Those looking to watch the Premier League online have two options. The Matchday Pass costs $39.99 and broadcasts 140 live matches, with a minimum of four games per club.
The Premier League Pass costs $64.99 and gives you access to 140 exclusive matches and 380 matches on-demand without any commercials. Additionally, you also get access to shows, highlights and analysis from around the league, including weekend programming from Sky Sports shows.
How to watch the Premier League online in Australia: Optus Sport
Australian viewers can watch the Premier League on Optus Sport. The service costs $14.99 a month and broadcasts the Premier League, Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. It also lets you watch replays and highlights of the games.
How to watch the Premier League online in sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport
Viewers in sub-Saharan Africa can get their fix of the English Premier League on SuperSport, which is the largest broadcaster of the Premier League after Sky Sports in the UK. Like the aforementioned channels, SuperSport doesn’t only broadcast the Premier League. It also broadcasts The Ashes, Formula 1, MotoGP and other sporting tournaments.
How to watch the Premier League online in the Middle East and North Africa: beIN Sports
Fans of the Premier League in the Middle East and North Africa can access the Premier League on beIN Sports, which also broadcasts the German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Italian Serie A, Spanish La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. The service primarily broadcasts feeds in Arabic, but there are also options to get the same broadcast in English or French, depending on where you live.
How to watch the Premier League online in India: Hotstar
Indian football fans can watch the Premier League on Hotstar, which is India’s equivalent of Now, albeit at rock-bottom prices. Hotstar costs ₹299 per month, or ₹999 annually (which is under £12).
Apart from the Premier League season, the popular streaming platform gives you instant access to other sporting events, American TV shows, Hollywood movies, Indian TV shows and Indian movie premiers.
How to watch Premier League online wherever you are: Use a good VPN service
If you’re away from the country and want to follow the Premier League action live as if you were browsing from your couch, then your only way to do this is by using a virtual private network, or VPN. These cross-platform services fool your devices into thinking that you’re browsing from your home country even if you’re away. It’s worth noting that the further you are away from your home country, the slower your streaming speeds will be.
READ NEXT: Best VPN services
There are many VPN services, but the one we rate most highly for streaming is ExpressVPN. It’s fast and has previously been audited to prove that it doesn’t log or store any user data. You can install it on your PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices and use it on five devices at the same time, which is ideal for a family or a group of friends. Apart from that, it has a wide range of servers in different countries, consistently fast speeds and offers a 30-day moneyback guarantee so you can try it out risk-free.
Another recent favourite is Surfshark VPN. Unlike ExpressVPN and NordVPN, Surfshark doesn’t have any restrictions on the number of devices you can use it on. If you ever encounter a problem or need general help, you can contact its 24/7 customer support, who will promptly help you out. Despite being one of the newer VPNs on the block, it has an impressive set of features that will only get better in time. Best of all, its three-year plan is the cheapest we’ve seen.