Stream the Premier League live with a VPN
Why can't I stream the Premier League online?
Anyone who has tried to stream the EPL will be aware that most streaming services such as the BBC iPlayer, Sky Go or NBC Sport have geographical restrictions on their content. Therefore, if you want to stream the Premier League using one of these services, you will need to make it look like you are accessing them from whichever country they are based in. This is where a VPN comes in.
How does a VPN work?
A VPN is a type of software that allows you to change the geographical location from which you access the web. The way this works is that your VPN provider will provide you with a new IP address from one of their globally located servers. Whichever server you choose to receive your IP from will be the location from which it appears you are accessing the web. At ZenMate we have locations in over 25 countries including the UK, US, Germany and Australia - so with just one click you can stream the Premier League from on-demand services based in these countries.
Stream the UK coverage of the Premier League from abroad
In the UK, broadcasting rights to the Premier League are split between Sky Sports and BT Sport, so in order to use a VPN to watch these games you will need a subscription to one of these services (or have a generous friend who's willing to share their Sky Go password with you). On the other hand Match of the Day is broadcast on the BBC and a lot of international games are split between the BBC and ITV Player, both of which's streaming services you can access for free.
4 Steps to stream the UK Coverage of the Premier League
- Create your account with ZenMate and download our app to the device of your choice.
- Change your location to the UK on your ZenMate app.
- Visit the site that your game is being broadcast on (i.e. for Sky Sports games visit Sky Go and sign into your Sky Go account).
- Enjoy watching the Premier League online!
EPL live streaming from other countries
Of course not all Premier League fans come from the UK or have access to a Sky Go account. No need to worry if this applies to you, chances are there's a cable service in your own country who has broadcasting rights to the Premier League. In that case, all you have to do is follow the same steps as above but instead change your location to the country of the streaming service that you are trying to access. Here are just some of the EPL broadcasters that you can access using ZenMate:
- Australia - Fox Sports
- Austria/Germany - DAZN
- Canada - Sportsnet
- France - SFR Sport
- Hong Kong - Now TV
- Netherlands - Ziggo Sport Totaal
- Spain - Movistar+
- Singapore - Singtel TV/Eleven Sports
- USA - NBC Sports
So basically if you or your loved ones have a subscription to any of these cable services (plus many others) you can use a VPN to find a good quality live stream of the Premier League when you are travelling or living abroad.
Extra benefits of using a VPN to watch the Premier League live
The best thing about using a VPN to stream the Premier League live is that there are so many extra benefits that come with downloading a VPN. Of course it's not just the football that you can unblock with a VPN - by changing your IP address you can also unblock any website on the web, meaning you can now watch the BBC iPlayer from outside the UK, unblock YouTube videos and access the entire US Netflix library.
"...by changing your IP address you can also unblock any website on the web...'
Moreover, a VPN also encrypts your data and keeps you private and secure online. Therefore by using this software you are significantly less likely to become a victim of cybercrime (i.e. by having your credit card details stolen on public wifi) and your personal information will also be protected from overzealous advertisers and spying governments. Check out or article 'What is a VPN?' to find out more.