The best streaming services for watching football (soccer)

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“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.”
Bill Shankly, manager of Liverpool FC 1959–74

The beautiful game

Football—the beautiful game. Played around the world and watched by fans from every corner of the globe. It’s an international language that so many speak as communities and countries come together to celebrate a simple, shared, sporting passion.

We all grow up idolizing the heroes of our passions. When it comes to football, the first for most starts with a life-long commitment to their team—the minute they’re old enough to kick a ball. Legends of the sport are treated like gods: Pelé, Ronaldo, Maradonna, and more recently Messi, Mbappe, and Neymar.

But what if your corner of the globe doesn’t deliver an easy way to watch all the action? Or what if you want as much soccer streamed into your set from as many countries as you can?

Well, as you’d expect, StreamLocator’s got everything you need.

Access to the best soccer streams in the world using DAZN

There’s one clear winner in our book for the hard-core soccer fan and that’s DAZN, the Netflix of sports.

Although available in 200 countries now, the football they cover, if any, varies greatly.

While the DAZN in the US and Canada feature a good selection – Canada offering every top-tier UK football game for example - the German service is the one to head for if you want the most extensive and inclusive.

However, we would still recommend that you sign up and pay for DAZN via the Canadian website using a VPN (or your StreamLocator hub) to get the best price and maximum portability. If you sign up on DAZN’s German platform, you may not be able to switch to as many other countries.

Just check out the list of leagues, cups, and competitions DAZN holds the rights to on their current schedule (courtesy of livesoccertv.com):

  • FIFA Club World Cup (2021)
  • UEFA Champions League (2018-2021)
  • UEFA Europa League (2018-2021)
  • UEFA Super Cup (2018-2021)
  • UEFA Nations League (2018-2021)
  • England – League One (2018-2021)
  • England – League Two (2018-2021)
  • England – Championship (2018-2021)
  • England – League Cup (2018-2021)
  • England – FA Cup (2018-2021)
  • England – Women's Super League (2020-2021)
  • Scotland – Scottish Premiership (2018-2021)
  • France – Ligue 1 (2018-2024)
  • France – Ligue 2 (2018-2021)
  • France – Coupe de France (2018-2021)
  • France – Super Cup (2018-2021)
  • France – D1 Féminine (2020-2021)
  • Spain – La Liga (2018-2021)
  • Spain – Copa del Rey (2019-2022)
  • Spain – Supercopa de España (2018-2021)
  • Italy – Serie A (2018-2021)
  • Italy – Coppa Italia (2018-2021)
  • Italy – Supercoppa Italiana (2018-2021)
  • Germany – Bundesliga (2021-2025)
  • Germany – DFL-Supercup (2020-2021)
  • Netherlands – Eredivisie (2018-2021)
  • Copa América – 2021)
  • United States – Major League Soccer (2019-2022)

And if you get bored with that lot, you can catch up on everything else from the NFL to the darts! Find out how to connect to DAZN using StreamLocator in our streaming services section.

Historically, DAZN held rights for plenty of other major competitions and leagues from other countries. They’ve successfully streamed the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Africa Cup of Nations, CONCACAF Gold Cup and UEFA Euro Qualifiers. They also delivered Chinese and Portuguese league coverage too.

Not all matches will be broadcast live, depending on the competition and individual rights, but those not streamed live are generally available on-demand as soon as the game has aired.

The best news is that with a subscription of €11.99/month, it’s far cheaper than accessing each league through their own country’s typical channels—never mind all of them!

You could get all the top-tier UK football matches via DAZN for £13.61/month—instead of the £78.00/month it would cost via the standard UK channels.

That’s an incredible saving, even before you factor in the additional content that you’ll have at your fingertips.

StreamLocator’s alternative recommendations for streaming soccer fans around the globe

We’ve got a selection of other services that can help soccer fans get their fill of the action. Here are our prime picks:

  • Peacock
  • Fubo TV
  • ESPN+
  • NBC Sports
  • Amazon Prime

What do you get from each, and how much do they cost? We’ll cover those important aspects to help you decide which is the best route is for you to take.

Streaming soccer on Peacock

Depending on your package, Peacock plays some of the worldwide soccer as part of their sports programming. After a few to and from talks with NBC Sports, they now have permission to supply a selection of live and on-demand matches from the top tier UK football leagues.

Currently, Peacock Premium has exclusive rights to 175 games per season, but things could change in upcoming years, as the top tier UK football leagues are such big business in the States.

Streaming soccer on Fubo TV

If you’re a Fubo TV subscriber (from $54.99 US/month), there are 32 soccer channels in their line-up, with FOX Soccer Plus also available as an add-on at $15 US/month.

They have a full line-up of channels and the leagues they cover in their support pages. They have some big European league contenders on beIN Sports, FOX, and TUDN, with the top tier UK football league coverage on NBCSN and NBC Universo.

Streaming soccer on ESPN+

ESPN+ has access to many soccer staples. It covers Serie A, Major League Soccer, Copa America, English Football League, Carabao Cup, Eredivisie, Copa Italia, Superliga, Indian Super League, FA Cup, UEFA Nations League, and a few others.

While you might not get everything you want, you will get a lot of bang for your buck—it’s a bargain at $5.99 US/month.

Streaming soccer on NBC Sports

NBC and NBC Sports broadcast top tier UK football league matches and the UEFA Europa League championship in the US. The price varies between packages—depending on what you want from them and which service you access the channel through. NBC Sports is available through Fubo TV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV.

Streaming soccer on Prime

Amazon has recently added the soccer to its sports line-up in their UK catalogue. One of the more popular moves among sports fans was to add a selection of top tier UK football league games each season.

While the line-up isn’t any real competition to what you’ll get from other services, if you already hold a Prime account you might just be in luck with the matches you want to catch.

Catching the latest soccer league and international action from your sofa never looked so good

With our suggestions and our smart-hub, you shouldn’t be far from having an endless stream of soccer streamed into your TV with the least amount of fuss. If you’re having problems connecting to any of our supported services, just get in touch, and we’ll sort things out for you—it’s what we’re here for, after all.

If you want predictions on who'll top the league this year, or who’s worth a flutter, check out our articles. Our Super Sports Show blog could hold all the answers you’re looking for.