How to Watch EPL Online – Keep Watching Premier League January 2017

Published 2017-01-02 By: Aazim Akhtar

English Premier League (EPL) is one of the best football championships in the world. It has given us some crazy moments over the years. With Sergio Agüero’s last minute goal, Leicester City’s phenomenal fairytale story last season, to Arsenal’s invincible run back in the day, you can expect the unexpected from EPL.

But, what good is it if you can’t watch EPL online?

Fortunately, this is where our guide comes into play. You can find the best channels to live stream Premier League matches and the VPNs you can use to unblock these channels.

Channels to Watch EPL Online

When it comes to finding channels to live stream EPL online, you can be spoiled for choice. There are numerous broadcasters that will showcase various matches. But there is a catch!

Due to content licensing issue, these broadcasters will only televise matches within their specified regions. If that’s not enough, different channels will showcase matches of certain clubs, but not all.

One way of getting around this problem is through a VPN service. With a VPN by your side, you can unblock all of these channels and watch EPL online. Here’s a list of channels from different regions and the best VPN to access them from anywhere:

RegionsChannels Unblock With a VPN
United StatesNBC, USA Network & NBCSNPureVPN

$2.91 per month

United KingdomNOW TV & BT Sport
IndiaHotstar
CanadaRDS, TSN & SportnetExpressVPN

$8.32 per month

AustraliaOptus
New ZealandbeIN Sports
MalaysiaAstroIvacy

$11.95 per month

Middle EastbeIN Sports

Note: If your region is not mentioned in the table above, then don’t worry. Using anyone of these channels, you can watch English Premier Leagues matches online.

How Does A VPN Help To Watch EPL Online

With English Premier League being broadcasted all over the world, it can be really hard to find a channel that will broadcast your favorite club’s match.

This is where a VPN comes into play as it is the best tool to circumvent geo-restrictions. The illustrious server spread offered by VPNs such as PureVPN or ExpressVPN allow you to bypass these geo-restrictions. Here’s how you can use a VPN to watch EPL online:

  1. Select a VPN from above
  2. Connect to a server located in the desired region
  3. Upon successful connection, access the streaming channel
  4. Enjoy live action from English Premier League

For instance, if you want to watch Premier League matches on BT Sports, just connect to a VPN server based in the UK and you’ll be able to access the channel from anywhere.

How to Watch Premier League Online on NBC (USA)

Fancy watching soccer in America? Then nothing comes close to NBC. It is the largest broadcaster of English Premier League in USA. All the matches are shown in HD quality, allowing you to enjoy the fast pace action from EPL in crystal clear view.

Now, if you are someone who is on the move and travel a lot then you can utilize NBC’s mobile app. Just download the app onto your mobile device and gain all access to Premier League action in USA. But what if you are not located in America? Sadly, you will such amazing moments from Premier League due to geo restrictions:

To overcome this problem, simply connect to a VPN service and unblock NBC to watch EPL online. A VPN will allow you to spoof your location and enable you to access NBC from anywhere.

Live Stream EPL on Hotstar (India)

For all the Indian EPL fanatics, Hotstar will satisfy all your craving for Premier League matches. Previously, Star Sports used to provide free coverage of all the matches, but things have changed for 2016/17 season.

Hotstar is an on-demand streaming service that offers numerous TV shows, movies, and live sports events including EPL. To watch EPL online in India, all you need to do is subscribe to Hotstar’s premium account and enjoy live action from Premier League.

The premium account is available for ₹199, which rounds of to $3.00 per month, not a bad deal in our opinion considering the first month is free. But, what if you’re located outside India, how can you watch EPL online on Hotstar?

Hotstar is an exclusive streaming service that is only available in India. If you try to access the service from any other region except India, you will be blocked off due to geo-restrictions.

That said, a VPN will allow you to stream EPL online in India on Hotstar. By connecting to a server located in India, you can easily bypass geo-restrictions and enjoy EPL from anywhere.

Here’s what happened when we tried to watch a video on Hotstar from outside India (without VPN):

How To Watch EPL on Hotstar

After connecting to a VPN:

Watch EPL After connecting to a VPN

Watch EPL Online on Eleven Sports (Singapore)

In Singapore, one of the best ways to watch EPL online is through Eleven Sports. The broadcaster offers three subscription plans for viewers to watch their favorite football English Premier League club. Once you have signed up for Eleven Sports, you can live stream the entire EPL 2016/17 season online.

Do note that Eleven Sports is exclusively for Singaporean users. This can pose a problem for anyone trying to access the channel from outside Singapore. The following error message appeared when we tried to sign up for Eleven Sports from New York:

Watch EPL Online In Singapore on Eleven Sports

To get around this issue, you need a tool to change your virtual location. The VPN providers mentioned earlier in the table will help you unblock Eleven Sports from any corner on earth. By using a server situated in Singapore will allow you to jump around digital fences and live stream EPL.

How To Watch EPL Online on Optus (Australia)

With the global presence of Premier League, it is not hard to see that many Australian viewers also look for ways to watch EPL online. The most suitable option to stream matches from EPL is through Optus.

This Australian broadcaster will showcase every match from every EPL team live online. You also get on-demand matches and highlights of your favorite club from Premier League. Since Optus is an Australian streaming service, it can only be accessed from Australia. otherwise, you will see the following message:

How To Watch EPL Online on Optus

Here’s how you can stream EPL matches on Optus in Australia:

  1. Select a VPN service
  2. Create an account and install the VPN on your chosen device
  3. Connect to a VPN server located in Australia
  4. Access Optus and sign-up for their service
  5. Watch EPL on Optus from anywhere

Stream EPL Matches on beIN Sports (New Zealand)

For Premier League fans located in New Zealand, beIN Sports is the best method to watch EPL online. beIN Sports offers exclusive coverage of English Premier League matches, allowing you to see if The Foxes can repeat the heroics from last year or watching the new managers compete against each other. Sadly, like any other streaming channel, beIN Sports is only available in selected countries.

Watch EPL Online in NZ on beIN Sports

So how do you get rid of this message and watch EPL online in NZ?

The answer – use a virtual private network. As we have mentioned earlier, a VPN is one of the best tools to circumvent geographic restrictions and unblock streaming channels. Therefore, to watch Premier League online on beIN Sports, just connect to a VPN and enjoy live football action.

Can I Watch EPL Without Cable?

Now, if you’re wondering whether it is possible to watch EPL without cable, we can simple say ‘YES’. Cord cutting is (or might be) the next big thing, but one of the worries of all cord cutters is how to enjoy live sports events.

There are many ways through which you can enjoy all the action from Premier League and don’t need a cable subscription for it. These options include:

  • Subscribe to Sling TV
  • Use streaming boxes & access channels to watch EPL online
  • Use OTA (Over-the-Air) services
  • Stream EPL matches through gaming consoles
  • Use Kodi to watch EPL online

Sling TV is an American streaming service that showcases numerous channels. You can subscribe to their service and get instant access to sports channels such as NBC and beIN Sports without the need for a cable subscription.

Similarly, different streaming boxes such as Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast offer various apps for you to use. Among these apps are sports channels that will allow you to watch EPL live online. Likewise, gaming consoles also have their own app stores (Xbox Live and PlayStation VUE) from where you can download different to stream live matches from Barclays Premier League.

How to Stream EPL Matches on Kodi

Kodi or XBMC is another method through which you can cut the cord and still enjoy live action from the world of Premier League. It offers various add-ons that you can use to live stream EPL matches online. Some of these include SportsDevil, Castaway, VidTime, and NJM Soccer.

However, various channels on Kodi add-ons for EPL are geo-blocked. You won’t be able to watch matches of your favorite club as these add-ons will only work in specified locations. But, if you have a VPN installed on your device, you can easily bypass geo-restrictions and watch EPL on Kodi.

The Verdict

So if you are a fan of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool or any other football club, don’t miss a single moment from 2016/17 season.

To enjoy all the action from the world of Premier League, you can use any of the methods mentioned above. Just select broadcasters of your choice, connect to a VPN to unblock the channel, and witness breathtaking action from Premier League.

Here’s a look at the current standings and upcoming fixtures in English Premier League:

A privacy advocate by day and a binge-watcher by night, Aazim Akhtar loves to write about online security, internet freedom, and all the latest technological trends. Finding ways to secure any sensitive data and protect against existing and emerging cyber threats is his passion. Follow him on Twitter to stay in touch with his work!

One Response to How to Watch EPL Online – Keep Watching Premier League January 2017

  1. Nancy sinatra says:

    This guide is very informative and helpful. But I want to know if there are any free media platforms available where I can stream EPL matches online. A friend of mine told me about Kodi but I am not sure if it broadcasts EPL matches or not .

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