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The Premier League is back! Though the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, the league is now back in action. Liverpool recently clinched this year's championship, but there are more games left and more at stake, including relegation. Despite the strange circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, the streaming strategies we recommend remain the same: Your best bet for Premier League soccer is still to grab a skinny bundle that includes NBC and NBCSN.

For more on the coronavirus' impact on the sports you love to stream, check out our guide to streaming sports during the coronavirus pandemic.

The English Premier League is the world's best club soccer league. From August to May, Premier League match days feature the best players in the world battling it out on the pitch, fighting for the title and against relegation on club soccer's biggest stage. The action is aired on television here in the United States, but if you don't have cable or satellite, you might be frustrated by your inability to catch the big games. Never fear: we're here to show you how to watch the Premier League without cable. Below, we'll lay out ways that you can watch Premier League matches free in the United States (and yes, we mean legally), as well as ways to watch the Premier League online, including streaming via Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast devices, to name just a few.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream the Premier League:

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What channel is the Premier League on?

In the United States, the English-language rights to Premier League broadcasts belong to NBC Sports, which is a brand NBC uses on multiple channels. Since we plan to find a way to watch the Premier League live, we're looking for ways to watch the channels that NBC Sports airs Premier League games on. Most notably, those include NBC (which is NBC's flagship channel, of course) and NBCSN (which is NBC's sports-specific channel). It's also worth noting that NBC pushes some games to other NBC sister channels from time to time, so you may want to look for MSNBC and CNBC in your Premier League streaming solution as well. We'll be sure to cover all the details in our guide below.

How to watch the Premier League online and over the air without cable

Our goal is to watch the Premier League without cable. To that end, we'll need to find a way to watch NBC and NBCSN without cable (and it wouldn't hurt to grab MSNBC and CNBC, too). So how can we do this?

Longtime readers already know what we'll say next. There are two broad categories of ways to watch TV without cable: free over-the-air TV and live TV streaming services (also called “skinny bundles”).

We'll give free over-the-air TV its own subheading on the list below, but our skinny bundle options are numerous. So, rather than repeat ourselves a bunch of times, let's take a moment here to explain what, exactly, a skinny bundle is and how it works.

A skinny bundle is a live TV streaming service, which is exactly what it sounds like. Live TV streaming services give us access to live TV, and they offer a multichannel format that is just like the one used by cable and satellite services. You'll be able to flip around from channel to channel, and the networks that you'll get will be familar – expect to see channels like AMC, HGTV, TBS, and, yes, NBC and NBCSN (the specific channels will vary by service, of course, which is why we're listing the particular skinny bundles you can use to watch the Premier League without cable right below this section). Skinny bundles are pay TV services, so — as with cable and satellite — you'll have to pony up some dough to get that sweet, sweet live TV. The good news is that skinny bundles are significantly cheaper than their pricey cable counterparts.

Since skinny bundles stream online, they have a lot of competition. There are no regional infrastructure-driven monopolies like there are with cable. That's why skinny bundles innovate and lower prices. It's why skinny bundles will let you get a slimmed-down, just-the-hits channel package (hence the term “skinny bundle”), while cable will try to force you to pay for hundreds of channels you don't use. Cord cutting isn't about avoiding pay TV: it's about improving it, and that's why skinny bundle solutions are so exciting for us.

Below, we'll list the skinny bundles that will help you watch Premier League games online. We'll also go over free over-the-air TV, which is the best way to watch the Premier League free — no cable required.

Stream the Premier League for free with Hulu

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Hulu + Live TV keeps things simple: There's just one bundle to worry about here. Soccer fans will be pleased at the inclusion of NBC (select markets) and NBCSN (plus MSNBC and CNBC), which makes it a breeze to watch Premier League games online using any of Hulu + Live TV's awesome apps. Hulu + Live TV also includes access to Hulu's robust on-demand library. Check out the service for free by trying it on a trial basis.

Stream the Premier League for free with fuboTV

Free Trial

fuboTV was built with soccer fans in mind; in fact, before rebooting a couple years ago, fuboTV was designed to include soccer-focused channels exclusively. The selection is a bit more democratic now, but the stuff you'll get from fuboTV still trends soccer-friendly. NBC and NBCSN are both included (note that live NBC feeds are available in select markets only), as are MSNBC and CNBC. fuboTV makes it easy to watch the Premier League online, no cable required. Click the link in this section to sign up for fuboTV's free trial offer.

Stream the Premier League with Sling TV

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Sling TV is designed to allow you to build your own skinny bundle. After starting with a base package or two, you can tack on “Extras” to build the soccer-specific streaming service of your dreams without having to pay for a bunch of obscure non-sports channels you don't want. As of this writing, Sling has stopped carrying local NBC affiliates, but you can still watch NBCSN with Sling TV. For soccer fans, pairing Sling TV with free over-the-air TV (more on that later) would be a great move.


AT&T TV Now is the live TV streaming service from AT&T, and it has a lot of great channels on offer. Among the live network television channels that AT&T TV Now customers can enjoy are NBC and NBCSN. That makes AT&T TV Now a strong choice for folks who want to watch the Premier League without cable.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is Google's skinny bundle service. It features all of the channels we're craving for our Premier League coverage: you'll get NBC (select markets), NBCSN, MSNBC, and CNBC. YouTube TV features an unlimited cloud DVR feature and a ton of great content discovery features. YouTube TV also has a free trial offer.

Free over-the-air TV

Free over-the-air TV is a powerful tool for cord cutters. It also happens to be a great way to watch Premier League games free. See, broadcast channels send their content out over the air for free. And since NBC is a broadcast channel, there's a good chance that your local NBC affiliate is pumping out free TV over the air as you read this. Grab an antenna and take advantage! Free over-the-air TV is your ticket for free Premier League games live.

You can even convert OTA TV into streamable content. Just use an OTA DVR like Tablo or the OTA features of a media server app like Plex. With the right setup, you can stream Premier League games free legally.

Keep in mind that free OTA TV is a great way to get every Premier League game that airs on NBC, but that it won't work for games on NBCSN. NBCSN is a network channel, not a broadcast channel, so you'll have to go with a skinny bundle for that. Same goes for MSNBC and CNBC, unfortunately.

Can I watch the Premier League on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

If you're a big Premier League fan, then you probably want to watch your games all of the time and on the best screens possible. You want to be able to stream Premier League matches on your big-screen TV using Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and other platforms. You want to be able to watch on the go on your iOS and Android mobile devices. So can you?

Yes, you sure can!

You can watch Premier League games without cable on Roku using the apps for Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Fire TV has apps for Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Apple TV fans, the whole gang supports you: Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Chromecast has full support, too: it works with Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV work on Android TV devices.

All of our skinny bundles listed above — Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV — work on iOS and Android mobile devices.

Even Xbox is in on the game, with apps for Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV. PlayStation owners can use Hulu + Live TV.

3 thoughts on “How to Watch the Premier League Without Cable

  1. Avatar Kathy says:

    We are in Canada. I guess they don’t want any soccer to be seen on T.V. unless you pay for it. Sad. How will our kids get into soccer if they don’t watch it on T.V. Sofar 1 gane on NBC. Very sad.

  2. Avatar Man City Fan says:

    If I’m not mistaken, the TV streaming services will only let you watch whatever game NBC SN chooses to show live. If the team you’re following is playing at the same time as NBC SN picks another game then there’s no way to watch the game of your choice. The NBC Sports app allows you to watch any of the games being played concurrently, but for that you *do* need a cable subscription as far as I can tell.

  3. Avatar Zip Davis says:

    This article is dated and irrelevant now as NBC has moved live EPL to Peacock. NBCSN and NBC will now only show big EPL matches and likely on a time delay, never live. Peacock is of course not available on Roku or OOTB Fire Stick, in yet another blow to cordcutters.

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