The Bundesliga returns this weekend and one of the most watched games of the round will undoubtedly be Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich. Like all games in Germany right now, this tussle between 11th and first will be played behind closed doors. Want to watch too? Here's all you need to know to get hold of a Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich live stream wherever you are.
The game kicks off at 5pm (BST) on Sunday 17th May and will be aired by BT Sport in the UK and Fox Sports in the States but you don't need to be a subscriber to one of those services to get a piece of the live action from Berlin.
Bayern Munich are currently top of the Bundesliga but, with only four points over Borussia Dortmund and plenty of fixtures left, there's still everything to play for. Munich still have to face Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park, so games against mid-table sides like Union must be won.
Perennial star striker Robert Lewandowski is fit and ready to go with the unexpected mid-season COVID break giving the Pole time to recover from injury. Philippe Coutinho, on the other hand, has not long since gone for surgery on his ankle and misses out. Still, the explosive Serge Gnabry should make exciting viewing.
Union have little to play for except a Bayern scalp. It would take something of a swing for the Berlin side to either reach the European places or fall so low as to get sucked into a relegation play-off. Ex-Dortmund stalwart, Neven Subotić will doubtless be looking to help out his former side. The other name Premier League fans might recognise is Kroos, Felix Kroos - younger brother of Real Madrid's Toni.
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 Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich live stream from outside your country by using a VPN
You can scroll down to find out how to access Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich 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:
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.
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 Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich live stream in the UK
Rights to show Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich 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 Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich live stream in the USA
Those in the USA wishing to watch a Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich live stream 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.
- FuboTV $44.99 for the first month
- Hulu with Live TV $44.99 per month
- DirecTV Now $50 per month
- Sling TV starting at $15 per month
- YouTube TV $49.99 per month
Bundesliga fixtures on TV
All times shown in BST. Games shown live by BT Sport unless otherwise stated.
Saturday 16th May
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 04 - 2.30pm, BT Sport 1
Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin - 2.30pm, BT Sport 3
FC Augsburg vs Wolfsburg - 2.30pm, BT Sport Extra 1
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Paderborn - 2.30pm, BT Sport Extra 2
RB Leipzig vs SC Freiburg - 2.30pm, BT Sport 2
Frankfurt vs Borussia Monchengladbach - 5.30pm, BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Ultimate
Sunday 17th May
FC Cologne vs Mainz - 2.30pm, BT Sport 1
Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich - 5pm, BT Sport 1
Monday 18th May
Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen - 7.30pm, BT Sport 1