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How to watch the Premier League online: Live stream EPL football after the winter break

Andy White
24 Jan 2022

There's no live Premier League football until early February as the campaign is on hiatus for a fortnight

Premier League football will resume on Saturday, 5 February, when teams return from the mid-season break.

Burnley face Watford in a relegation six-pointer at 6pm that afternoon, a game that's live on BT Sport.

BT Sport remains the place to catch all the live action during the following week, with nine games being screened between 8 February and 10 February.

On Tuesday, 8 February, Newcastle vs Everton and West Ham vs Watford get underway at 7.45pm, while Burnley vs Man United kicks-off at 8pm.

The following evening, three games - Man City vs Brentford, Norwich vs Crystal Palace and Spurs vs Southampton - kick-off at 7.45pm, with Aston Villa facing Leeds United at 8pm.

Thursday's games both kick-off at 7.45pm and see Liverpool welcome Leicester City to Anfield and Wolves take on Arsenal.

To watch every game, UK subscribers will need a subscription BT Sport and details of the options available are provided below. You'll also find details about how to subscribe to Sky Sports, which typically shows four live Premier League games a week.

Alternatively, you can stream the 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.

Premier League table 2021/22

How to watch the Premier League online: Upcoming live fixtures

Saturday, 5 February

  • Burnley vs Watford at 6pm on BT Sport

Tuesday, 8 February

  • Newcastle vs Everton at 7.45pm on BT Sport
  • West Ham vs Watford at 7.45pm on BT Sport
  • Burnley vs Man United at 8pm on BT Sport

Wednesday, 9 February

  • Man City vs Brentford at 7.45pm on BT Sport
  • Norwich City vs Crystal Palace at 7.45pm on BT Sport
  • Spurs vs Southampton at 7.45pm on BT Sport
  • Aston Villa vs Leeds at 8pm on BT Sport

Thursday, 10 February

  • Liverpool vs Leicester at 7.45pm on BT Sport
  • Wolves vs Arsenal at 7.45pm on BT Sport

Saturday, 12 February

  • Man United vs Southampton at 12.30pm on BT Sport
  • Norwich City vs Man City at 5.30pm on Sky Sports

Sunday, 13 February

  • Newcastle vs Aston Villa at 2pm on Sky Sports
  • Leicester City vs West Ham at 4.30pm on Sky Sports

Saturday, 19 February

  • West Ham vs Newcastle at 12.30pm on BT Sport
  • Man City vs Spurs at 5.30pm on Sky Sports

Sunday, 20 February

  • Leeds United vs Man United at 2pm on Sky Sports
  • Wolves vs Leicester City at 4.30pm on Sky Sports

Friday, 25 February

  • Southampton vs Norwich City at 8pm on Sky Sports

Saturday, 26 February

  • Leeds United vs Spurs at 12.30pm on BT Sport
  • Everton vs Man City at 5.30pm on Sky Sports

Which broadcasters will show games in the UK?

In 2021, the Premier League confirmed that broadcast deals with Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime Video had been extended 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. Details on how to subscribe to each and the various packages available are provided below.

If you have to pick one broadcaster, Sky Sports remains your best bet as it has the rights to 128 games, while BT Sport will show 52 matches and is set to continue showing the early kick-offs on Saturdays. Amazon Prime Video has already broadcast the two full rounds of matches it secured the rights to show.

Rule changes ahead of the 2021/22 season

There have been a couple of changes to the laws of the game ahead of the 2021/22 Premier League season and although they may seem pretty minor at first glance, they could prove rather impactful.

1) The first change relates to what constitutes handball. Referees will only blow up if a player is adjudged to have intentionally handled the ball or the ball has struck the arm of a player deemed to be making their body unnaturally bigger with the position of their arms.

2) There's also be a change to how accidental handballs will be handled. They will no longer be penalised in the build-up to goals but it's important to note that "build-up" does not include a direct assist. So, if the ball hits a player's arm before they cross it into the box and it's headed home, the goal will still be ruled out.

3) The other changes affect VAR, specifically offside decisions. The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have confirmed that "for the purposes of determining offside, the upper boundary of the arm is in line with the bottom of the armpit," while VARs will benefit from thicker digital lines when making decisions. Quite how this will impact the decision-making process remains to be seen but clubs are understood to want the benefit of the doubt given to attacking teams rather than defenders.

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.

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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. or 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, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

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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 set up 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 £9.99
  • Now Sports Month Membership for £33.99

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.

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How to watch the Premier League on TV in the UK: BT Sport

BT Sport will broadcast numerous games over the course of the season and there are different ways to access its various channels. Prices differ based on whether you have BT TV, Sky TV or TalkTalk TV.

If you have BT TV, you can add its Sports package for £15/month (24-month contract) plus a £20 upfront activation fee. A Big Sports package, which includes access to all of BT's Sports channels plus all 11 Sky Sports channels will set you back £40/month (also a 24-month contract).

If you don't have BT broadband, you can pay £25/month for the BT Sport Monthly Pass, which grants you the ability to watch all of BT Sport's channels through the BT Sport app for 30 days. This pass lets you stream the game on any two devices at the same time in HD, and you can cancel your contract at any time.

If you're with Sky and want to add BT Sport to your existing subscription, you'll pay £29.99/month, which includes access to the BT Sport app. There are also deals available if you want to add BT Sport to your Sky package and join BT Broadband. If you want to watch all of BT's Premier League games in 4K HDR for the first time, you'll need to sign up to add the BT Sport Ultimate channel to your lineup.

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How to watch the Premier League online: Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video acquired the rights to show 20 games across two matchweeks during the 2021/22 season. The first round of fixtures took place between Tuesday, 30 November and Thursday, 2 December, while the second, which fell between the 28th and 30th of December was severely affected by coronavirus postponements.

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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.

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How to watch the Premier League online in Canada: DAZN

DAZN is a popular sports streaming service available in different countries. However, its content also differs based on where you live. Canadian football fans are the luckiest in that regard because DAZN Canada not only lets you watch the Premier League online, you can also watch every fixture from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, La Liga, Serie A, EFL Championship and Carabao Cup. This is in addition to MLB, NFL and ICC Cricket events that the channel also broadcasts.

DAZN Canada costs $20 per month or $150 annually. This is the most value for money for a streaming service that gives you access to a wide variety of football and other sports. You’ll need to be in the country when creating a DAZN account, but you can then use the service from anywhere abroad using a good VPN service.

Subscribe to DAZN Canada

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.

Subscribe to Optus Sport

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.

Subscribe to SuperSport

How to watch the Premier League online in 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.

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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.

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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.

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