Premier League live streaming: How to watch the 2020/21 EPL season online

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Liverpool Premier League (Image credit: Premier League)

It feels like just yesterday that the 2019/20 Premier League season was wrapping up, but we're already approaching the halfway mark of the 2020/21 season. We've got all of the details on how to live stream Premier League games online this season no matter where you are in the world.

After an unusual end to last season following a pandemic-enforced break in play, Liverpool managed to hold their nerve in order to lift their first English top-flight trophy in 30 years. Arsenal then went on to beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final to end the domestic season in England on August 1.

Bournemouth, Watford, and Norwich City were relegated last term and were replaced by Fulham, Leeds United, and West Bromwich Albion for this season.

Like La Liga, the 2020/21 Premier League season kicked off on September 12, around five weeks later than usual. That's both due to the previous season not being played to completion until July as well as Europa League and Champions League football having been postponed until August.

That means Premier League sides had a much more truncated pre-season period with just a matter of weeks between competitive fixtures having wrapped up and the new wave of games beginning, especially those involved in European competitions.

Read on for full details on how to get a live stream of the 2020/21 Premier League season online with our guide below.

Watch the Premier League online from outside your country

We have details of all the US, UK, Australian, and Canadian broadcasters of the Premier League 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 it's 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 2020/21 Premier League matches live in the UK

As it stands, no fans will be allowed to attend Premier League fixtures for the foreseeable future as England continues to battle with the coronavirus pandemic. That doesn't mean you have to miss out on the action, though, with games being broadcast each week.

The majority of the matches will be split between the league's three major broadcast partners in the UK: Sky, BT, and Amazon Prime. Unlike the end of last season, games are not being made free-to-air so you'll need to be a subscriber to one or all of those services to catch games live.

If you don't have Sky Sports and BT Sport channels as part of your TV package, you can subscribe to Now TV offers Day and Month Passes for Sky Sports and BT Sport offers a Monthly Pass for £25 that will allow you to stream the action from its channels via the BT Sport app. An Amazon Prime subscription gets you access to Prime Video for its games.

How to watch the 2020/21 Premier League season online in the U.S.

The most robust 2020/21 Premier League coverage in the U.S. will be offered by NBCUniversal's new streaming service Peacock. Of the 380 total fixtures, more than 175 will be exclusively shown on Peacock with the other games on NBCSN and other NBC channels. All content presented on NBC Sports Gold's "Premier League Pass" will shift exclusively to Peacock Premium with the start of the 2020-21 Premier League season.

Over-the-top service fuboTV will live stream Premier League matches that are broadcast by partner channels NBCSN, NBC Universo, and Telemundo. Sling is also a great option with is Blue package carrying 45 sports channels including NBC Sports Network. You can watch for 3 days for free, too.

If you're outside of the States and want to tune in to NBC's coverage, you can use a VPN as mentioned above to watch the same feed you would from home.

Live stream the 2020/21 Premier League season in Australia

Optus Sports has a three-year deal with the Premier League meaning it has exclusive rights to show every single fixture live Down Under – including the 2020/21 season. Those braving the unsociable kick-off times can stream Optus Sport coverage via their mobile, PC or tablet, and can also access the service on Fetch TV, Chromecast, or Apple TV.

Those who aren't already signed up to the Optus telecommunications network can also take advantage of monthly subscriptions to Optus Sport and watch all the games live. The service is available for AUS$15 per month and can be accessed via Google Play or the App Store. If you're outside Australia and want to tune in to Optus Sport, you can use one of our favorite VPNs and watch the coverage from another nation.

Live stream the 2020/21 Premier League season live in Canada

Sports streaming service DAZN is the sole rights holder for live Premier League matches in Canada.

The network is offering a one-month free trial followed by a rolling $20-a-month or annual subscription of $150. The dedicated DAZN app is available for iOS and Android phones and tablets, as well as Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Apple TV plus most modern Smart TVs. Of course, if you are outside Canada, you can follow the VPN route above and tune in with a DAZN log-in all the same.

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Adam Oram
Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at [@adamoram](