How to watch live football matches on YouTube

Silvester Gachinga

YouTube allows you to watch live football matches for free or pay for some subscription-based streaming service providers.

You can stream live EPL, Champions League, Europa League, and major European league matches on YouTube TV or any of its add-on channels.

So, how do you watch live football matches on YouTube? Here, I will provide a step-by-step guide for watching live games:

1. Subscribe to YouTube TV

You can watch live football matches by subscribing to YouTube TV. However, there are a couple of restrictions for viewers not in the US.

All you have to do is log in on a web browser or download the app to your streaming device. You may have to create an account if you don’t have one.

From here, you can select channels that broadcast football.

YouTube TV’s base plan is $72.99 monthly, with sports channels such as ESPN and CBS Sports Network.

2. Paying subscription fees to an authorized official channel

For an additional $11 to the base plan ($72.99), you can access 19 other sports channels. Among these include BeIN Sports and Fox Soccer Plus, which broadcast football.

YouTube TV logo
YouTube TV has over 100+ paid channels

Channels such as ESPN+, FuboTV, and Sling TV also run monthly subscriptions to watch football live streams on YouTube TV.

ESPN+ charges $6.99 monthly for various live-streaming options, while FuboTV charges $69.99 for uninterrupted live football matches across 100 channels.

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On the other hand, Sling TV offers live streaming of over 50 channels on its sites. However, they are only compatible depending on YouTube TV’s availability in the user’s country.

3. Watch/ stream lower-tier league football for free

Lower-tier leagues often broadcast free live football matches on YouTube. Viewers can find streams of matches through their specific channels.

The games aired for free on YouTube include the UEFA Women’s Champions League and Russian Premier League.

Smaller league matches streams, such as the Belarusian Premier League matches, are also available on YouTube.

At other times, viewers might be lucky to find streams of German competitions such as the DFB- Pokal.

Moreover, other free streaming sites like DAZN Women’s Football provide their matches for free on YouTube.

4. Live commentary & play-by-play

Due to the difficulty and complexity of finding free football streaming channels on YouTube for matches such as EPL and UEFA competitions, watching replays is another way to wind down.

Man City fans invade their pitch after winning the Premier League
Man City fans invade their pitch after winning the Premier League. Image: Wikipedia

However, instead of listening to radio broadcasting, you can listen to live audio commentary of your favourite team on YouTube.

YouTube channels like LiveFootballStreams run such services to provide live audio commentary and live play-by-play listen-ins to the various EPL and Champions League games on show at any time.

Additionally, LFS also runs weekly football podcasts, match reactions, and exclusive replays of matches around the globe.

The channel undertakes this with a strong panel of dedicated football fanatics and pundits who offer detailed insights into match analysis and actual game stats with players’ performances and ratings during the game.

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