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How to watch Premier League live streams for free and in 4K

Premier League Restart: How to watch the EPL football for free and in 4K
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The Premier League is back – and it has returned with all the drama we so missed during its enforced 100-day absence. Take a look below to find out how to watch a Premier League live stream wherever you are.

We've already seen plenty of goals, red cards and goal-line technology drama. And the action continues this week with another round of fixtures. Liverpool may have been crowned champions but there's still plenty of relegation and European qualification drama left, particularly now that Manchester City have overturned their European ban. 

And although it is being played behind closed doors, every remaining match is going to be shown live on TV in the UK and around the world.

Of the games remaining, BT Sport, Sky Sports, the BBC and Amazon Prime share the game rights.

Those in the US can buy a season pass from NBC Sports Gold and watch every minute live for just $9.99! (Don't forget to use a VPN if you're a US citizen stuck away from home.)

Most matches will be played at different times, meaning that Premier League diehards will be able to binge away the remainder of lockdown. The other interesting twist to proceedings is that teams will be able to make five substitutions and name nine players to sit on the bench instead of seven.

It's all heading for an unmissable season in the Premier League. And whether you want to watch online, on TV, on your smartphone or tablet, or to listen on the radio, whether you're after live football or just the goals and highlights – we've got you covered.

Watch live Premier League matches for free in the UK

Premier League Restart: How to watch the EPL football for free and in 4K

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There are plenty of games left of the Premier League season. Sky Sports has had the rights to most fixtures with 64 games but, of those, only 39 are exclusive with 25 free-to-air on Pick (Freeview channel 11, Virgin Media channel 165, Freesat channel 164). BT Sport will hav had 20 games which will only be available to BT Sport customers.

Four free-to-air games have been scheduled on the BBC and another four free-to-air on Amazon, too. Make sure you've got your VPN handy if you're stuck abroad.

Now TV Sky Sports Month Pass for £25/month
Watch the lion's share of the Premier League games, as well as all remaining Football League fixtures and play-offs, with this impressive Now TV discount on its Sky Sports Month Pass. Add the Boost Pass for £3/month to get full 1080p HD, 5.1 Dolby surround sound and watch on three screens at once.View Deal

BT Sport monthly pass £25, contract-free
Full access to all the BT Sport channels for one month, for one fee; anyone in the UK can enjoy the EPL, Champions League and more through the BT Sport app on smart TVs, mobiles, tablets, games consoles, Chromecast or through the BT Sport website - no contract, no fuss.
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Free 30-day Amazon Prime including Premier League football
Access Premier League football games for the coming seasons with a 30-day Amazon Prime trial. Prime membership includes next-day delivery, exclusive deal access and Prime Video membership too.
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Virgin Media customers are be able to watch the football for free when available and by subscribing to BT Sport, Amazon Prime and Sky Sport as desired. There have been no announcements yet but it seems highly likely that the exclusive Sky Sport fixtures will also be available on Sky's pay-per-view Now TV platform.

Watch all live Premier League matches for $9.99

Premier League Restart: How to watch the EPL football for free and in 4K

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Premier League restart rights in the US belong to NBC, CNBC and NBCSN. You can watch all the remaining games on NBC Sports Gold's Premier League Pass for just $9.99! It's only available in the US, so any US citizen stuck outside their own country during the crisis will need to use a VPN to get access.

The NBC Sports Gold app is available iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Chromecast. You can also watch EPL streams on NBCSportsGold.com

Premier League season pass $64.99 $9.99 with NBC Sports Gold
Watch every single minute of the remaining 92 games of the EPL 2019/20. This huge discount on the full package includes all live streamed games, on-demand replays from 9pm ET and a host of extra programming.View Deal

FuboTV free 7-day trial
fuboTV offers a 7-day free trial with access to stream over 100 channels of live sports, TV shows and movies. One of those channels is the NBC Sports which means you can watch the EPL restart for free too.View Deal

NBC Sports is available on a number of platforms including Sling TV and FuboTV, both of which offer free trials. Well worth trying them out and catching a free week of games at the same time.

Watch live Premier League restart matches for free from abroad using a VPN

Premier League Restart: How to watch the EPL football for free and in 4K

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Even if you've paid for access to one of the Premier League packages above, trying to access streams from outside that territory, if you're stuck abroad, is a problem. These services know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access – even if you’re a national of one of these countries.

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.

- NordVPN

Which comes in at as little as £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 Premier League football here.

Watch Premier League football online

Premier League Restart: How to watch the EPL football for free and in 4K

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If you're more interested in watching football online, there are a number of avenues to explore.

The BT Sport app (Android, iOS and Windows 10) features live streaming and On Demand content, and you can watch all of BT Sport online. An active BT Sport subscription and a BT ID is required. BT TV customers can also stream via Chromecast from their TV to a mobile device

For Sky games, the Sky Go app is available at no extra cost to Sky customers. Matches can be streamed through compatible Android, iOS and Kindle Fire devices as long as you subscribe to the relevant package.

For those who don't want a Sky subscription, there's Now TV, which offers a Sky Sports Day Pass (£9.99), Week Pass (£14.99) and Month Pass (£33.99 per month).

The Now TV app is available on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PlayStation 4 game consoles. It's also available on YouView, Roku boxes and its streaming stick, EE TV and Apple TV, LG Smart TVs and Blu-ray players, and Google Chromecast.

Alternatively, you can invest in the Now TV Smart box, which is compatible with Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices.

If you have a Virgin TiVo box and access to BT or Sky, you can watch on-the-go through Virgin's TV Anywhere app. And if that's not enough, there is Twitter's deal with Sky Sports to show goals and highlights via the Sky Football account.

Watch Premier League on mobile

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EE pay-monthly customers with a 4G handset, tablet or SIM-only phone plan can get BT Sport free for three months, then either cancel or pay £15 per month to continue. Customers are also able to cast to a TV, and any data used while watching will be covered in the plan.

The app is available on Android, iOS and Windows 10 devices, though not all features are currently available on the Windows app.

Vodafone offers Sky Sports Mobile TV when you buy a Red Entertainment plan, which gives those on eligible 24-month contracts and 12-month SIM only deals the option to subscribe to Sky Sports Mobile TV (or Now TV or Spotify) at no additional cost.

It's available on iPhone and selected Android devices. Once the term finishes, you'll have to pay £5.99 per month for the package.

Sky's coverage consists of Sky Go and Sky Sports for iPad apps. The apps allows subscribers to stream the Sky Sports channels to their iPad, and Sky also offers interactive experiences.

There's also the Live Football Score Centre app, which keeps track of all the latest scores and news, as well as match highlights. A new deal gives Sky access to clips of all 380 matches.

Listen to Premier League radio

Premier League Restart: How to watch the EPL football for free and in 4K

Let's not forget the wireless. Both the BBC and talkSPORT have rights to broadcast live football matches, with around 260 being heard over the season.

The Beeb won four of the seven available packages, giving them first pick of Saturday 3pm kick-offs, both Sunday games and a selection on Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings.

And you don't have to own a radio to listen to 5 Live. It can be heard on the BBC Sport website or via Freeview, Freesat, Sky or Virgin Media.

talkSPORT is the only commercial radio broadcaster with live Premier League football rights. Its current deal comprises exclusive rights to Saturday lunch and tea-time kick-offs, as well as gaining second pick from any game with a traditional Saturday 3pm kick-off.

When can you watch Match of the Day online and on iPlayer?

Premier League Restart: How to watch the EPL football for free and in 4K

Match of the Day has been shown live on TV on Saturday evening (almost) since time began, and is now joined by Match of the Day 2 on Sundays. But what about watching Premier League highlights online?

Match of the Day is available through BBC iPlayer, but there are a few stipulations.

The show won't be available straight after the programme finishes its live broadcast. Weekend editions of Match of the Day will be online from midnight on Monday (in practice, the early hours of Tuesday morning), while midweek episodes will be on iPlayer from midnight the day after it's broadcast.

You can download Match of the Day for offline viewing, but it is time-sensitive and will disappear as soon as the programme leaves iPlayer.

Match of the Day can also be streamed live at the time of broadcast via the BBC iPlayer website.

Premier League fixtures

Premier League Restart: How to watch the EPL football for free and in 4K

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All fixture times are in BST. Games on BT Sport Ultimate and Sky Sports Ultra HD are available in 4K.

Monday 13th July

Man Utd vs Southampton - 8pm, Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD / Pick FREE TO AIR

Tuesday 14th July

Chelsea v Norwich City - 8.15pm, Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD / Pick FREE TO AIR

Wednesday 15th July

Man City vs AFC Bournemouth - 6pm, Sky One / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD / Pick FREE TO AIR

Burnley vs Wolves - 6pm, BBC One / BBC Two / BBC iPlayer FREE TO AIR

Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur - 6pm, BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Extra 1 / BT Sport Ultimate

Arsenal vs Liverpool - 8.15pm, Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Thursday 16th July

Everton vs Aston Villa - 6pm, Sky Sports Action / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Leicester City v Sheffield United - 6pm, Sky One / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Arena / Sky Sports Ultra HD / Pick FREE TO AIR

Crystal Palace v Man Utd - 8.15pm, BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Extra 1 / BT Sport Ultimate

Southampton v Brighton & Hove Albion - 8.15pm, BT Sport 2 / BT Sport Extra 2

Friday 17th July

West Ham v Watford - 8pm, Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 18th July

Norwich City v Burnley - 5.30pm, Sky One / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD / Pick FREE TO AIR

Sunday 19th July

AFC Bournemouth v Southampton - 2pm, BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Extra 1 / BT Sport Ultimate

Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City - 4pm, Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 20th July

Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United - 6pm, Sky One / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD / Pick FREE TO AIR

Sheffield United v Everton - 6pm, Amazon Prime Video / Twitch FREE TO AIR

Wolves v Crystal Palace - 8.15pm, BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Extra 1 / BT Sport Ultimate

Tuesday 21st July

Watford v Man City - 6pm, Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Aston Villa v Arsenal - 8.15pm, Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Wednesday 22nd July

Man Utd v West Ham - 6pm, Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Liverpool v Chelsea - 8.15pm, Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Kick-off is here…

Phew. Got all that? You'll be able to keep up with Premier League football on TV, online, on your mobile or on the radio, wherever you are.

And even if you miss live matches, you can catch up later. With Twitter gaining access to Premier League clips and Sky's near-live football clips, you won't miss a single piece of action from the 2019/20 Premier League season.