UPDATE: Aug. 7, 2023, 5:00 a.m. EDT This article has been updated to reflect the 2023-2024 Premier League season kick off in August.
The 2023-24 Premier League season kicks off August 11. Here are the best ways U.S. fans can watch:
BEST FOR XFINITY CUSTOMERS
Free or $2.99/month with eligible Xfinity accounts
(save $5.99/month or $3/month)
BEST FOR SPECTRUM CUSTOMERS
Free for one year (Spectrum TV customers) or 90 days (Spectrum internet customers)
(save $49.99/year or $4.99/month)
BEST FOR LIVE TV
10-day free trial, then $64.99/month for 3 months
(save $8/month for 3 months)
Premier League fans in the U.S. have access to every single game this season across various platforms. Whether you’re rooting for one of the “Big Six” or holding out hope for an underdog victory, there are a handful of ways to keep up with your favorite teams. The 2023-2024 Premier League season kicks off on August 11, 2023 and runs through May 19, 2024.
So how can fans in the U.S. watch Premier League soccer? From Peacock streaming deals that can help you watch the Premier League online for free to VPN deals, here’s everything you need to know to tune in.
Is Premier League soccer on cable in the U.S.?
Cable subscribers can tune into select live matches from the 2023-2024 season on NBC networks, including USA Network, NBC Sports, and NBC local. Check the broadcast schedule to see if the teams you care about will compete live on cable.
Can you watch Premier League soccer without cable?
Tuning into Premier League matches without cable is easier than you think. NBC has got you covered; you can watch all 380 Premier League games across NBC, NBCSports.com, USA Network, and Peacock. NBC took over Premier League broadcasts in the U.S. from Fox back in the 2013-2014 season. The broadcast schedule breaks down which games will be live on which network or streaming service.
If you’re looking for the best and cheapest way to watch the Premier League in 2023, then Peacock is your best bet. Not only are select matches streaming live on the app, but it also features on-demand replays the next day for games that air on USA Network and CNBC, highlights, extras, and post-match coverage — all fo as low as $5.99 per month. For those who want an ad-free viewing experience, you can fork over another $6 per month and pay the $11.99/month for the Premium Plus plan.
If you want to commit long-term, you can save 17% by opting for an annual plan rather than a monthly plan. Peacock Premium would run you $59.99/year, while Premium Plus would cost $119.99/year. An annual plan may not be a bad idea, considering the Premier League season runs from August to May.
And if you’re trying to figure out how to watch the Premier League online for free, check out the Peacock streaming deals below. Select customers of Xfinity and Spectrum can unlock free access to Peacock Premium.
BEST LIVE TV STREAMER
As for the matches that air on USA Network and NBC, non-cable subscribers have a few different options. You can wait to stream the on-demand replays on Peacock or you can watch live via a live TV streaming service like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, or YouTube TV. These services aren’t cheap, but you do get your money’s worth with access to live and local channels spanning news, sports, and entertainment. For those looking to stream more than just Premier League soccer, live TV streamers might check all the right boxes.
Our top pick is YouTube TV, which Mashable shopping reporter Leah Stodart called “arguably the best premium live TV streaming service out there.”
Not only does YouTube TV offer NBC networks, including USA, to tune into the Premier League games, but it also includes over 100 different channels, unlimited DVR space, and a solid introductory offer. The 10-day free trial will allow you to test the waters to decide if you want to keep your subscription. After 10 days, you’ll pay just $64.99 per month for three months ($72.99/month thereafter).
How to watch Premier League for free in the U.S.
Peacock is one of the only streamers that offers a free tier for viewers. Technically, the streamer has recently done away with the free tier for new customers, but it’s still available for existing customers. Here’s how the hack works: If you subscribe to Peacock Premium and then cancel your subscription, you should be automatically downgraded to the free tier. So, even though the Peacock free tier is “no longer available,” it’s still available if you know where to find it.
Unfortunately, in order to stream Premier League games on Peacock, you’ll have to subscribe to the Premium tier (at least for the months you want to watch games) — but lucky for you, it still remains one of the most affordable streaming services out there.
All hope is not lost if you’re hoping to tune into Premier League matches for free online. There are a few ways you can subscribe to Peacock Premium for free — or at least at an excellent discount. Listen up.
Best for Xfinity customers
While the original Xfinity Peacock deal ended on June 26, select customers still have the ability to secure a free subscription. If you’re an Xfinity internet customer with gigabit speeds, you get two free years of Peacock Premium. Xfinity diamond or platinum rewards members with Xfinity internet service can also redeem a reward to receive Peacock for free. Just sign into xfinity.com/rewards, select the Peacock reward, and wait for an email with instructions on how to activate the offer. NOW TV customers can also get in on the action and receive Peacock Premium for free.
Those customers who previously received Peacock Premium for free with their X1 or Flex service, but are no longer eligible for the free offers above, can score a discounted subscription through August 25. Rather than paying the full $5.99/month, you can get an entire year of Peacock Premium for just $2.99/month.
Best for Spectrum customers
Xfinity customers aren’t the only ones who can enjoy Peacock for free. Spectrum TV customers can secure a free year of Peacock Premium, while Spectrum internet customers can enjoy 90 days for free. Additional eligibility restrictions may apply, but you can check out the terms to make sure you qualify. The offer runs through December 7, 2023, so make sure you secure your deal before then.
Other ways to watch Premier League in the U.S.
While it’s certainly not the simplest method for most people, you could also stream Premier League games on a service based in the UK, like BT Sport (TNT Sports) or Sky Sports NOW. First, you’ll have to log in to a VPN server in the UK, then sign up for one of the streamers.
The BT Sport Monthly Pass includes all of BT Sport and access to Discovery+. It costs about $38.55/month.
Sky Sports NOW, an online streaming service from Sky Sports, costs about $44.98 for unlimited access to all 11 Sky Sports channels.
Which VPN is the best for streaming?
Connecting to a VPN can help you stay in the loop and tune into games from anywhere in the world. If you’re looking for a way to stream the Premier League in 2023, here are our top picks for a VPN. Be sure to check out the EPL broadcast schedule to find the appropriate streaming outlet for your location.
ExpressVPN is our favorite full-featured VPN on the market and it’s currently offering a 15-month plan for 49% off. While it’s not the most affordable option, it does offer a massive network, a user-friendly app, and a strong commitment to data protection. It’s also our top pick for streaming abroad.
A solid choice for beginners, CyberGhost VPN is user-friendly and features over 7,000 dedicated servers in over 90 countries — including some specifically optimized for streaming. And as Mashable shopping reporter Haley Henschel noted, it also offers cheap fixed rates. If you’re pairing a VPN with a live TV streaming service to watch Premier League matches, CyberGhost is the most affordable option.
Proton VPN is the best option if you’re a stickler about security. While it’s not “the biggest or most well-rounded VPN on this list,” notes Mashable’s Haley Henschel, “it deserves major props for its commitment to consumer privacy.” There are physical servers all over the UK, which should make streaming the Premier League finals fairly straightforward if you choose that route.
NordVPN features an unrivaled suite of top-notch security features, a Threat Protection feature, over 5,000 obfuscated servers, and a sweet deal on a 24-month Standard plan. It’s not the best choice for newbies, but it’s a powerful, full-featured option with a reputation and transparency that backs it up. Plus, it’s pretty affordable at just $3.49 per month.