When it comes to soccer, it doesn’t get any better than then the England-based Premier League. The most popular league in the world is getting underway, and it’s sure to be as competitive as ever. Up until recently, Premier League was also the hardest league for Americans to watch without cable. For many soccer fans, it kept them tied to their cable contracts.
But all that has changed since last season. (Speaking of changes since last season – welcome to England, Zlatan!)
Thankfully, NBC has loosened up a bit in terms of cord cutting, likely seeing the writing on the wall. That being said, let’s take a look at how you can watch Premier League online and over the air without cable.
NBC owns the rights to Premier League matches in the US. Ordinarily, this would be a good thing for antenna users because you can catch NBC over the air (Sunday Night Football is a good example of this). However, the problem is that NBC plays most of its Premier League matches on it’s cable network, NBCSN.
However, if you don’t have access to NBCSN, you can still watch a few Premier League matches. Typically, the network will bump a handful of matches to the main network each season. And if you don’t mind watching in Spanish, you can pick up several games on Telemundo on Sunday mornings.
Need an antenna? Find what antenna will work for you here.
If you’re a diehard fan, then you have to find a way to get NBCSN. Prior to this year, the only way to do that was to borrow a friends TV provider credentials and log in to the NBC Sports app. Thankfully, you don’t have to do that anymore.
As of this year, both PlayStation Vue and Sling TV have NBCSN as part of their base packages. If you opt for Sling TV, you’ll need to go with the Sling Blue package. Whichever you choose, you’ll be able to see all of the NBCSN coverage just like everyone else who has cable.
Bundesliga and La Liga are also starting up. FOX and beIN Sports have the rights, respectively. So packages on the aforementioned streaming services will work. However, there are also a few other options. For Bundesliga, you could try out FOX Soccer 2Go, a streaming service dedicated exclusively to FOX soccer. And for La Liga, the niche streaming service, fuboTV, carries beIN for only $9.99 per month. PlayStation Vue and Sling TV also have offerings that include Fox Sports and beIN as well.
Have questions about how to watch other soccer leagues online? Check out our cord cutting guide to soccer.
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