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Bundesliga live stream: how to watch Bayern and Dortmund in 4K, anywhere in the world

Bundesliga live stream: how to watch Bayern and Dortmund anywhere in the world
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Bayern Munich can extend their run of consecutive Bundesliga titles to nine this weekend, if they beat Mainz or RB Leipzig fail to win at home to Stuttgart.

Either way that title appears nailed on with only four games to go, and Has Dieter Flick's side ten points clear at the top of the table, but there is still plenty left to play for in probably the most entertaining league in the world.

The top four – which still means something after the hilarious collapse of Super League ambitions this week – has five teams vying for its final three places. Bayern cannot drop out, of course, and it is extremely likely second-placed Leipzig will fall that far, but anyone down to sixth-placed Bayer Leverkusen could feasibly still make the UEFA Champions League.

The headline at the moment is the plight of Borussia Dortmund, last season's runners-up, who are currently four points outside the qualification places in fifth. Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt are the sides sitting above them. Dortmund aren't even guaranteed UEFA Europa League football next year, though they are five points ahead of Leverkusen as it stands.

Things are tight at the bottom as well. Schalke have been relegated already, with only two wins from 30 games all season, but there are only nine points currently separating 17th-placed Köln – at the moment set for the drop – from Hoffenheim in 11th.

Hertha Berlin are the side sitting in 16th as things stand, and set for a relegation/promotion play-off with the third-placed side in Germany's second tier. (That's Hamburg at the moment.)

This is a league where you tend to believe absolutely anything can happen, and below we have all the information on how to catch the action throughout the whole 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.

Alternatively, for £25 per month you can get all the action from the BT Sport app, without any subscription requirements.

Sky TV and Virgin Media customers can also add the BT Sport channels to their subscription and enjoy all the live Bundesliga games shown this season.

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 seven-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 31

Friday 23 April

Augsburg vs Cologne – 7.30pm, BT Sport 2

Saturday 24 April

Mainz vs Bayern Munich – 2.30pm, BT Sport 3

Bayer Leverkusen vs Eintracht Frankfurt – 5.30pm, BT Sport 2 / BT Sport Ultimate

Sunday 25 April

Leipzig vs Stuttgart – 2.30pm, BT Sport 3

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Arminia Bielefeld – 5.00pm, BT Sport 3

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