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Champions League live stream: how to watch every 2020-21 fixture in 4K

Champions League live stream: how to watch every 2020-21 fixture in 4K
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The 2020-21 UEFA Champions League is approaching a thrilling denouement with the semi-final and final stages scheduled to take place this month. Manchester City face either Chelsea or Real Madrid in the final so expect plenty of drama on the pitch. Follow our guide below to get a Champions League live stream and watch every 2020-21 fixture. We'll even explain how to stream the Champions League for free...

Lucky enough to live in Canada? DAZN has the rights to stream every Champions League fixture this season. Best of all, DAZN offers a FREE 1-month trial. Going to be outside Canada at the time? Simply use a use a VPN to access your free DAZN trial from anywhere in the world.

Champions League live stream

Date: Sat 8th Aug 2020 – Sat 29th May 2021

Free trials: Paramount+ (USA) & DAZN (Canada)

Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN

US stream: Paramount+ ($5.99)

AUS stream: Optus Sport (AU$14.99)

4K stream: BT Sport

Despite the coronavirus restrictions, the 66th UEFA Champions League kicked off last year and invited Europe's most prestigious clubs to do battle for a coveted place in the Champions League final, which is set for Saturday 29th May 2021 at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.

The group stages comprised of 32 teams playing in 16 matches across the continent. From Lionel Messi's Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Chelsea, Sevilla, Lazio and Borussia Dortmund, top-flight teams went all-out to progress through the stages of the competition.

Now, there are just three teams remaining. The second leg of Chelsea vs Real Madrid takes place on Wednesday 5th May. Winner joins Man City in the final.

Read on to find out how you can live stream all the 2020-21 Champions League football, wherever you are in the world. Game on!

Watch a Champions League live stream for free

Champions League live stream: how to watch every 2020-21 fixture in 4K

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Football fans in Canada get the chance to watch the UEFA Champions League for free! 

Popular sports streaming service DAZN has the rights to live stream every Champions League 2020-21 fixture, from the group stages to the knockouts and the final. Get your free 1-month trial here. You can cancel at any time and the trial includes Premier League, Serie A, Matchroom boxing and a host of other top live sports. It's a pretty impressive service.

If you're a US resident, Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access) has the rights to live stream every Champions League 2020-21 fixture. Paramount Plus offers a 7-day free trial. Score!

Watch the Champions League 2020-21 free with this DAZN 1 month free trial
DAZN has the rights to the Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, US Sports, Fightsports, and much more, live and on demand in Austria, Canada, Germany and Japan. Try free for one month. Cancel at anytime.View Deal

Sadly the DAZN free trial isn't available to those outside these regions. If you are a DAZN customer but travelling abroad, you'll need to use a VPN service to make sure you can access the DAZN Champions League live stream wherever you are.

It's also worth noting that there are free streams on terrestrial channels such Match TV in Russia, if that's where you happen to be. You can find a full list of the world's broadcasters with rights to show the live Champions League football here.

Watch the Champions League anywhere in the world using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Champions League rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps 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.

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 such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – it's easier than you think.

Watch the Champions League live stream in Australia

If you're in Australia, local streaming service Optus Sport provides live coverage of the Champions League, Europa League and Premier League for just AU$14.99 per month or AU$68 for six months.

Stuck outside Oz at the moment? Don't forget that you can use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked.

Optus Sport 6-month pass for AU$68 (£39/$53)
Watch live Premier League, Champions League, Europa League matches and exclusive sports documentaries on streaming service Optus Sport. Watch on mobile, tablet, TV, computer or games console. Cancel anytime.View Deal

You can download the Optus Sport app for Android and iOS devices. Fetch TV, Apple TV, Android TV, LG, Amazon Fire, and Chromecast also carry the app for smart TV viewing. You can watch Optus Sport live streams through Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge browsers and, lastly, it's also available on Xbox.

Watch the Champions League live the UK

Rights to show the UEFA Champions League 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 watch the Europa League.

BT Sport for existing BT TV customers from just £10
Upgrading to all four BT Sport channels is no big deal if you’re already a BT customer. Those with BT TV already can access the channels for £10 per month. BT Broadband customers can enjoy the BT Sport app and watch on the go for the same price.View Deal

New BT broadband and BT TV customers will gain access to the coverage free of charge, while it costs £10 each month for existing customers. Sky TV users can also add BT Sport to their existing package from £25 a month, but that will not include any 4K viewing.

BT Sport for Sky TV customers from £30 per month
Sky TV customers can add five BT Sport channels to their TV package for £30 per month either as a 12-month agreement of a rolling one-month contract.View Deal

Don't want to be locked into a contract? You can also opt for a BT Sport Monthly Pass, which costs £25 per month. It's a rolling one month contract and you can cancel anytime. The pass lets you stream all four BT Sport channels across iOS and Android devices, games consoles, Now TV set-top boxes, Roku players and Amazon Fire TV devices.

However you subscribe to BT Sport, though, you will get 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 the Champions League live in 4K

Champions League live stream: how to watch every 2020-21 fixture in 4K

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You can watch the Champions League in 4K HDR, beamed at 50fps on BT Sport Ultimate, channel 433. If you're hooked up specifically on the BT TV platform then it's also available in with Dolby Atmos sound.

The game is also available, minus the Atmos, for Virgin Media customers who subscribe to the BT Sport Collection. You can enjoy it in 4K HDR on channel 555.

BT Sport Ultimate is not available on the Sky TV platform but anyone with an Xbox One, Apple TV 4K, Samsung TV, Chromecast Ultra, Now TV device (4K only), Amazon Fire TV device (4K only) or Roku player (4K only) can watch the Champions League in 4K HDR using the BT Sport app with the BT Sport Monthly Pass for just £25. No contract required.

BT Sport Monthly Pass for £25 per month
Enjoy the Champions League, FA Cup, Premier League and more in 4K HDR, all contract-free through the BT Sport app on games consoles, Apple TV and Samsung TVs. You do not need to be a BT customer and can opt out at any time.View Deal

The other option is to give yourself over to BT entirely and, right now, there's a very reasonable BT Sport/Broadband/BT TV deal on offer. It doesn't bring the very fastest speeds nor the most channels either but it still allows you to watch BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3 and BT Sport 4 with access to the 4K HDR streams through the BT Sport app.

BT Sport, BT TV and BT Broadband for £40 per month
The awesome Big Sport deal saves you £120 and gets you every single Champions League game, 61 live Premier League games, Freeview, a recordable box, all 11 Sky Sports channels, line rental, fibre broadband and more. It's a 24 month contract with a £29 upfront payment.View Deal

Those on Virgin Media will need the Virgin V6 box and a 4K TV to make sure they're getting the action at maximum resolution. With the basic Big Bundle, BT Sport is £18 per month but all five BT Sport channels, including Ultra HD, are included on the larger TV packages which start at £57 per month. More details on Virgin Media TV bundles.

BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media for £18 per month
The BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media is a £18 bolt-on, at the time of writing. It brings coverage of football, rugby, cricket, UFC and more, plus access to BT Sport Ultra HD for 4K viewing. You can cancel the subscription at any time.View Deal

Watch the Champions League live in the USA

Champions League live stream: how to watch every 2020-21 fixture in 4K

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Every single UEFA Champions League match this season can be streamed on Paramount+. Monthly plans start at just $5.99 per month or you can opt to pay annually (this should save you around 15%).

Paramount+ offers new subscribers a 7-day free trial. 

The other option is to subscribe to FuboTV, a sports streaming service that carries CBS (and therefore Champions League matches). It costs around $65 per month but offers a free 7-day trial

Take a look at the schedules on their website to work how to follow your favourite team, and don’t forget to use a VPN if you’re watching from abroad.

Paramount+ 7-day free trial - free Champions League football Watch UEFA Champions League and Europa League football for free with a 7-day free trial of Paramount Plus. You can choose from any of the Champions League and Europa League games. It's $5.99 per month once the trial expires. Cancel at any time.

Champions League fixtures 2020-21

Champions League live stream: how to watch every 2020-21 fixture in 4K

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Wednesday 5th May 2021 – Semi-final (second leg)

Chelsea vs Real Madrid – 8pm BST / 3pm ET / 9pm CET

Saturday 29th May 2021 – FINAL

Manchester City vs TBA – 8pm BST / 3pm ET / 9pm CET