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Bundesliga live stream: how to watch German football in 2020

Bundesliga live stream: how to watch German football in 2020
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Could it be that the title is decided in Germany this week? A midweek round of fixtures opens up with Borussia Dortmund hosting Bayern Munich, a game the home side really must win to avoid their rivals opening a seven-point lead at the top of the table and all-but securing an eighth straight Bundesliga title.

Both sides have won both of their fixtures since the restart, and Dortmund will be confident of scoring goals with Erling Haaland, Julian Brandt, Thorgan Hazard and Jadon Sancho conspiring up front – they just need to stop Robert Lewandowski and co doing the same at the other end.

Just below the top two there's a three-way race between RB Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach to secure the final two UEFA Champions League spots – they face the varying tasks of playing Hertha Berlin, Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen respectively.

Bremen, for their part, sit second bottom of the table, but needn't be entirely disheartened about their survival chances. The visit of Mönchengladbach will be tough, but two wins could take them out of the danger zone – and there is still a game in hand against relegation-threatened Eintrach Frankfurt to play.

Also in that dogfight are Fortuna Düsseldorf – currently in the play-off position – and Mainz. They host Schalke 04 and travel to Union Berlin respectively on Wednesday, so all is very much to play for at the bottom as well as the top.

So it could be headed for a very interesting finish in Germany in 2020, quite possibly topping last season when Bayern just managed to edge Dortmund to the title on the final day.

Below we have all the information on how to catch the action throughout the remainder of the campaign, whether you want it on your TV, laptop, smartphone or tablet. So scroll down and enjoy one of the most exciting leagues in world football.

Watch a Bundesliga live stream from outside your country by using a VPN

Bundesliga live stream: how to watch German football in 2020

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You can scroll down to find out how to access Bundesliga live streams in the UK and USA, but if you're trying to access the match while stuck outside your country, this is still going to be a problem. Streams from abroad will be geo-blocked, meaning the service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access – even if you’re a national of that country.

So, you’ll need a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to help you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

VPNs are as useful for banking as they are at trying to watch video content or access websites that people in your location are not supposed to do. So, whether you want to watch live football, enjoy another country’s Netflix library or just keep your browsing data private, then they’re well worth considering.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service and would recommend the following:

- ExpressVPN

You can get three months free when you sign up to a year-long plan, bringing VPN access to smart devices including the Amazon Fire TV Stick, laptops, TVs and both Android and iOS mobiles and tablets. Express also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

- NordVPN

Which comes in at as little as $2.99 (£2.29) per month and features 24/7 assistance

Once you’ve made your choice, all you need to do is sign in to your VPN service through whichever device you’d like to use to watch the match. When prompted to select a server, you need to pick one which is based in the country whose content you’d like to access. Then navigate to the relevant video streaming app or website and you’re in.

You can find a full list of the world's broadcasters with rights to show live Bundesliga football here.

Watch a Bundesliga live stream in the UK

Bundesliga live stream: how to watch Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund anywhere in the world

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Rights to show German top flight matches in the UK belong to BT Sport, whose long-term deal to broadcast all matches from UEFA club competitions means you'll also be able to catch last season's top seven as they take on the rest of Europe.

You can add the BT Sport channels to your current BT TV subscription or sign-up as a new customer for BT TV and internet for £47.99 per month to enjoy the Bundesliga in 4K.

Add all BT Sport channels to BT TV for £15/month
All four BT Sport channels can be yours for just £15 per month if you're already a BT TV customer. Best of all, it's a one-month rolling arrangement, so you're not tied into any long-term contracts.View Deal

Sky TV and Virgin Media customers can also add the BT Sport channels to their subscription and enjoy all the remaining Bundesliga games live for the rest of the season.

BT Sport on Sky TV for £30 per month
You can add the four main BT Sport channels to your Sky TV package as a one-month rolling contract. There's no access to the 4K service but you can still enjoy the Bundesliga in Full HD.View Deal

BT Sport on Virgin Media from £18 per month
Add all five BT Sport channels to your Virgin Media subscription including access to the 4K UHD experience. If you log into your Virgin Media account, you may also find that there are special offers available to you which could reduce the price even further.View Deal

All of the packages also grant access to streams via the BT website and BT Sport app, so you can watch on the move within the UK or from abroad, using a VPN. 

Watch a Bundesliga live stream in the USA

Bundesliga live stream: how to watch Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund anywhere in the world

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Those in the USA wishing to see their growing number of compatriots compete in this season's Bundesliga will need access to Fox Sports, which will show as many six live games across its channels each match week.

Those with cable can buy the network in to watch at home on their TV, online or on the Fox Go app for smartphone and tablet.

Alternatively, you can subscribe to one of the sports steaming sites listed below to gain access to Fox Sports alongside a range of other channels, ideal for those seeking coverage of multiple leagues.

Many of the service below also offer a free 7-day trial or longer. Well worth a go for a quick weekend of free Bundesliga live football.

Bundesliga fixtures on TV

All times shown in BST. Games shown live by BT Sport unless otherwise stated.

Matchweek 28

Tuesday 26th May

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich – 5.30pm, BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Ultimate

Bayer Leverkusen vs Wolfsburg – 7.30pm, BT Sport 2

Eintracht Frankfurt vs SC Freiburg – 7.30pm, BT Sport ESPN

Werder Bremen vs Borussia Mönchengladbach – 7.30pm, BT Sport 1

Wednesday 27th May

RB Leipzig vs Hertha Berlin – 5.30pm, BT Sport 1

Union Berlin vs Mainz – 7.30pm, BT Sport 2

FC Augsburg vs Paderborn – 7.30pm, BT Sport Extra 2

Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Schalke 04 – 7.30pm, BT Sport 1

Hoffenheim vs FC Cologne – 7.30pm, BT Sport 3