How to watch the 2020/21 La Liga season online

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La Liga 2020 (Image credit: La Liga)

It hasn't been long since the 2019/20 La Liga season wrapped up, but the 2020/21 campaign is already underway. We've got all of the details on how to live stream La Liga games online during the new season no matter where you are in the world.

The global pandemic forced an unusual end to the last season with an unscheduled break pushing fixtures into the summer months. On the teams' return to play, then-league leaders Barcelona crumbled under pressure allowing rivals Real Madrid to surge forward and claim a record 34th La Liga title win. The league only played to completion in mid-July with Europa League and Champions League football continuing in August for several La Liga teams meaning a truncated pre-season break ahead of the new season.

Leganés, Mallorca, and Espanyol were relegated last term and have been replaced by Huesca, Cadíz, and Elche this year.

Similar to the Premier League, the 2020/21 La Liga season kicked off on the weekend of September 12, around five weeks later than usual, due to the late completion of the last term. It's also likely that UEFA Nations League fixtures being scheduled for early September influenced the later-than-usual kick-off.

That means La Liga sides have had a much shorter pre-season period with just a matter of weeks between competitive fixtures having wrapped up and the new wave of games beginning.

Some teams did not play in weeks one or two due to a particularly late finish to their 2019/20 seasons. Week three sees Champions League quarter-finalists Barcelona and Atlético Madrid participate for the first time this season as well as Europa League winners Sevilla and newly-promoted Elche, who gained a place in La Liga via the play-offs.

The first El Clásico clash between reigning champions Real Madrid and rivals Barcelona takes place on October 25 with the season's first Madrid derby scheduled for December 13.

There is also hope that the delayed 2019/20 Copa del Rey final between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad could be played in December, though it is currently "indefinitely" postponed.

Read on for full details on how to get a live stream of the 2020/21 La Liga season no matter where you are in the world with our guide below.

Watch La Liga online from outside your country

We have details of all the US, UK, Australian, and Canadian broadcasters of La Liga further down in this guide. If you're looking to watch the action, but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as its likely to be geo-blocked.

That's where a VPN (Virtual Private Network) can be a lifesaver. They allow you to virtually change the ISP of your laptop, tablet, or mobile to one that's back in your home country, letting you watch as if you were back there.

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How to stream the 2020/21 La Liga season online in the U.S.

Pay-TV sports service BeIN Sport has exclusive live broadcast rights in the U.S. for the 2020/21 La Liga season.

Subscribers also get access to watching matches via the BeIN Sports Connect streaming app.

BeIN Sport can be accessed via most cable providers, as well as TV streaming services such as FuboTV and Sling. They also carry free trials, so it's worth checking out if you're of cord-cutting persuasion.

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Sign up for Sling TV World Sports to access BeIN Sports' La Liga matches!

How to stream the 2020/21 La Liga season online in the UK

You'll need to be a Premier Sports customer to watch all the action from La Liga in the 2020/21 season in the UK.

The subscription service is available to Sky TV customers from just £5.99 a month for its dedicated LaLiga TV channel. Premier Sports is also allowing UK viewers to watch La Liga for free until October.

In addition, there's the option of going for the network's full-fat serving that will get you LaLiga TV plus Premier Sports 1 and Premier Sports 2 for just £9.99 on both Sky and Virgin Media, giving you access to the network's Premier Player streaming app as well as live coverage of Serie A and the Dutch Eredivisie. If it's just streaming access you want, then go for the standalone Premier Player package that includes everything for online viewing for £9.99 a month.

How to stream the 2020/21 La Liga season online in Australia

If you're planning on watching the La Liga Down Under, then you'll need to be a BeIN Sports subscriber as the network holds live broadcast rights for the league in Australia.

Alternatively, subscribing to Kayo Sports gets you access to La Liga football from BeIN Sports among 50 other sports from AU$25 per month.

How to stream the 2020/21 La Liga season online in Canada

As with their North American neighbors, BeIN Sports is the place to head for Spanish soccer fans in Canada, with the BeIN Sports Connect app on mobile the way to go for streaming the match on the go.

If you're not keen on subscribing to BeIN then you also have the option of going with Fubo TV who are the exclusive over-the-top provider carrying the streaming service's La Liga soccer coverage.

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