Where to watch Premier League soccer live in USA
Matchweek 2 begins Saturday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Matchweek 3 starts Saturday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 a.m.
NBC, USA Network, CNBC and NBCSN will all broadcast Premier League games covering matchweek 2 and matchweek 3.
But 14 of the games will be exclusive to Peacock (the NBC streaming service). If you are already an Internet Flex customer, then you already have free access to Peacock Premium.
How to watch English Premier League (EPL) on Roku, Fire TV
Manchester City is looking to defend its crown. Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are ready to tear it away if given the chance.
Matchweek 2 is coming on August 21, giving soccer fans another 10 matches between Saturday morning and Monday afternoon.
For cord-cutters and streaming fans, there are a number to watch your favorite soccer team, including some free options.
This guide will show you what options are available without needing a cable subscription.
The best pick for most people will be fuboTV because you’re getting the largest number of channels for your money.
fuboTV carries 120+ channels, including NBC, NBCSN and USA Network. Subscribers get 250 hours of Cloud DVR for recordings. The live TV streaming service works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Smart TVs.
New customers can sign up for a free 7-day trial without any obligations. There are no contracts, and you can cancel online whenever you like.
Table of Contents
- Where to watch Premier League soccer live in USA
- How to watch English Premier League (EPL) on Roku, Fire TV
- How to Watch Premier League on Roku, Fire TV
- How to Watch NBC free with a TV antenna
- Free local NBC channel without a TV antenna
- Watching Premier League on NBC Sports app
- What’s the best way to watch the Premier League without cable?
- Premier League schedule for NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and Peacock
How to Watch Premier League on Roku, Fire TV
AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV carry all the channels needed for watching Premier League matches. The streaming service Peacock plans to have live games, full match replays, and the Premier League TV channel.
Anyone can get Peacock’s free tier of service. But to stream Premier League games live, you will have to upgrade to Peacock Premium. The Premium plan costs $4.99 per month.
All of these streaming services work on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation and Smart TVs.
You just need an Internet connection, a Smart TV or a streaming device to begin streaming live TV. Most of these services have a free trial that lasts up to a week.
Looking over the full schedule of games can help narrow down which sporting events are being aired on specific channels.
fuboTV has 120+ channels including local NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBCSN.
fuboTV also has ESPN and mainstream entertainment channels such as HGTV. There are local channels including ABC, CBS and FOX as well.
You can record sporting events and shows with 250 hours of Cloud DVR.
fuboTV works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast and Apple TV. A subscription costs $64.99 per month. Subscribers can watch on up to two screens at once.
You should look over the channel lineup for your area before deciding whether to sign up for a free 7-day trial.
There are no contracts, hidden fees or obligations. Just cancel online if you don’t like fuboTV.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV has 65+ channels, including A&E, CNN, ESPN, HGTV and NBCSN.
Hulu’s Live TV package has all the channels you need to watch the Olympics live. A subscription costs $64.99 per month and includes 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage.
The live TV service also includes Hulu’s massive on-demand streaming library. That’s the same service that people pay $5.99 per month for.
Hulu with Live TV supports Roku, Fire TV and Fire Stick, XBox One and Xbox 360 consoles, and iOS and Android devices.
You can watch up to two streams simultaneously. Look over the channel lineup for Hulu with Live TV before deciding whether you want to sign up.
You can get a free 7-day trial even if you subscribe to Hulu on-demand.
Is Premier League on Sling TV?
Sling TV is your least expensive way to live stream Premier League matches on NBC without cable.
But be aware that the Sling Blue plan only carries NBC in 11 markets across the U.S.
Here is a map that shows what local FOX and NBC stations are available on Sling TV across the U.S.
ABOUT THE MAP: Click on an icon to see what local NBC or FOX stations are in your area. This map is a sequel of sorts to a similar map I made on the site in 2016 for the now-defunct PlayStation Vue.
Sling Blue will get you 45 channels for $35 per month. If you want CNBC, you will need to add the News Extra bundle, which costs an extra $6 per month.
Sling TV offers 50 hours of free Cloud DVR to all subscribers. A Sling Blue subscription gives you three simultaneous streams on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Apple TV (4th generation).
Sling Blue subscribers can watch live TV on up to three screens at once.
When you sign up for Sling TV, there are no contracts, or extra fees like cable TV. The first month only costs $10. If you prepay for a brief subscription, you can get a free streaming device.
NBC is available on AT&T TV’s Entertainment bundle, which costs $69.99 per month. Subscribers get 65+ channels, 20 hours of Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand shows.
AT&T TV has NBC, NBC Sports Network, USA Network and CNBC in the Entertainment bundle. The Olympic Channel and Golf Channel are part of the Ultimate package, which costs $94.99 per month.
You’ll be able to stream NBC live on a Roku, Apple TV or Fire TV at home, and a smartphone if you’re not at home. AT&T TV now has a no contract option.
If you do sign up, you should know that you have to choose the “no contract” option during the account setup process. It’s not automatic.
YouTube TV has 85+ channels and unlimited Cloud DVR. The live TV service carries all the live TV channels with Olympic coverage.
A subscription costs $64.99 per month. You can watch live TV on up to three devices at once. YouTube TV is carrying Olympic coverage in 4K as part of its “4K Plus” add-on package, which costs $19.99 per month. The 4K Plus package has a 30-day free trial.
YouTube TV supports Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and viewing on a PC. New customers can sign up for a free 7-day trial, or you look over the channel lineup.
How to Watch NBC free with a TV antenna
A TV antenna is the best way to watch any soccer games airing on NBC for free.
If you have an antenna handy, but haven’t used it in a while, plug it into your television’s coax port and scan for channels. If you are within range of a broadcast tower, you could end up getting a number of soccer matches to watch for free in HD quality.
If you are new to TV antennas, here is a list of resources that I have written to get you started.
- How to Choose the Best TV Antenna and OTA DVR
- How to Connect Multiple TVs to One Antenna
- Review: The Best Indoor TV Antennas
- Review: The Best Outdoor TV Antennas
Free local NBC channel without a TV antenna
Locast is a non-profit service that allows you to stream local ABC, CBS, PBS, FOX, NBC and a number of sub-channels. The service is only available in 36 markets in the U.S. but it’s constantly expanding. Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV devices such as Smart TVs and Google Chromecast all have a Locast app.
Since Locast is a non-profit, the app regularly asks for a donation, and some find that irritating. But Locast is an option worth exploring if you’re interested in getting local channels, but don’t want to pay for cable TV.
Watching Premier League on NBC Sports app
You can use the NBC Sports app to watch Premier League matches if you sign up to a live TV streaming service. fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, AT&T TV and YouTube TV all support activating the NBC Sports app.
Once you activate the app, you can watch live games that are also being shown on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC. You will be able to watch these games live and on-demand.
What’s the best way to watch the Premier League without cable?
fuboTV has more than 120 live TV channels, including all the ones needed to stream Olympic events live from Tokyo.
Subscribers get 250 hours of Cloud DVR and 4K streaming at no extra charge. fuboTV works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, smartphones, tablets and PCs. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial.
My budget pick is Sling TV. But remember, you need to live in one of the 11 markets listed above to watch NBC live. Sign up for Sling Blue or go for one of their prepaid offers for a free streaming device.
Premier League schedule for NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and Peacock
Saturday, August 21
- 7:30 a.m. Liverpool v Burnley – Peacock Premium
- 7:30 a.m. Aston Villa v Newcastle – NBCSN
- 7:30 a.m. Man City v Norwich City – USA Network
- 7:30 a.m. Crystal Palace v Brentford – Peacock Premium
- 7:30 a.m. Leeds v Everton – Peacock Premium
- 12:30 p.m. Brighton v Watford – NBC/Peacock Premium
Sunday, August 22
- 9 a.m. Southampton v Man Utd – Peacock Premium
- 9 a.m. Wolves v Spurs – NBCSN
- 11:30 a.m. Arsenal v Chelsea – NBCSN
Monday, August 23
3 p.m. West Ham v Leicester City – NBCSN
Saturday, August 28
- 7:30 a.m. Man City v Arsenal – Peacock Premium
- 7:30 a.m. Brighton v Everton – NBCSN
- 7:30 a.m. Aston Villa v Brentford – Peacock Premium
- 7:30 a.m. Newcastle v Southampton – Peacock Premium
- 7:30 a.m. Norwich City v Leicester City – Peacock Premium
- 7:30 a.m. West Ham v Crystal Palace – Peacock Premium
- 12:30 p.m. Liverpool v Chelsea – NBC
Sunday, August 29
- 9 a.m. Burnley v Leeds – NBCSN
- 9 a.m. Spurs v Watford – Peacock Premium
- 11:30 a.m. Wolves v Man Utd – NBCSN
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