Champions League Streaming Guide: Where to Watch Online!


The UEFA Champions League is a competition filled with excitement, but for soccer fans in the United States, finding where to watch the games can be a challenge.

To ensure you don’t miss any action, we’ve prepared a comprehensive guide on how to watch the Champions League online this year, including some options that allow you to stream the games for free.


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Where to Watch the Champions League Online: Streaming Guide

Unlike most sports in the United States, only a few Champions League games will be broadcast live on television.


Where to Watch the Champions League Online: Streaming Guide
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If you have a cable or satellite package, you can watch some games on CBS (with English commentary) or TUDN and UniMás (with Spanish commentary). However, if you want to watch all Champions League games live online this year, you’ll need the Paramount+ streaming service.

1 – Paramount+

The best place to watch the Champions League online this year – and the only way to stream all the games – is CBS’s streaming service, Paramount+.

You’ll need to subscribe to the Premium plan of the service to watch live Champions League games, which will give you access to CBS’s live broadcasts and remove ads from on-demand content.

The Premium plan costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year, but it starts with a free seven-day trial period before payment – take advantage of this offer to watch Champions League games online for free for a week.

2 – DirecTV Stream

With CBS, TUDN, and UniMás in its channel lineup of the Choice package with over 100 channels, DirecTV Stream is another solid way to get live Champions League broadcasts online.

Again, this won’t give you access to all the games (only Paramount+ offers that), but you’ll be able to watch a good portion of the tournament’s games online.

DirecTV Stream also offers a 14-day money-back guarantee, so you can test it out and get your money back after two weeks. Otherwise, you’ll have to continue paying the $84.99 monthly fee for the Choice package.

3 – fuboTV

Another way to watch Champions League games online is to get a live TV streaming service like fuboTV.

While you won’t be able to watch all the games, you can live stream matches broadcast on CBS, TUDN, and UniMás with your fuboTV subscription. However, with over 200 live TV channels, fuboTV will be handy for much more than just the Champions League – try it out for free with a seven-day trial.

After the free trial, fuboTV plans start at $74.99 per month.

4 – TNT Sports

Formerly known as BT Sports, TNT Sports is offering exclusive live Champions League matches this season for viewers in the UK.

You can access TNT Sports in the same way you did with its predecessor, including via Sky Q as a TV package, as well as the option for online streaming.

The cost is £30 either way and includes the documentary content library of Discovery Plus.

TNT Sports
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Quick Tips for Streaming UEFA Champions League Games Using a VPN

With four variables at play – your internet provider, browser, video streaming provider, and VPN – your experience and success in streaming Champions League games may vary.

If you don’t find your desired location as a default option in ExpressVPN, try using the “search city or country” option.

If you’re having trouble accessing the game after connecting to the VPN and setting it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick solution. First, log in to your streaming service subscription account and check if the registered address on the account is in the correct viewing area.

Otherwise, you may need to change the physical address registered on your account. Second, some smart TVs – like Roku – don’t have VPN apps that can be installed directly on the device itself.

In this case, you’ll need to install the VPN on your router or the mobile hotspot you’re using (like your phone) so that any device on your Wi-Fi network appears to be in the correct viewing location.

Remember that browsers can often reveal your location despite using a VPN, so be sure to use a privacy-focused browser when logging in to services. We recommend Brave.

UEFA Champions League Schedule

The UEFA Champions League operates on an engaging schedule, starting at the end of June one year and ending in early June the following year. However, games are usually not televised until the start of the group stage in September.

  • Below are the dates for the entire 2023-2024 UCL season. Now you can plan to watch every kick of every stage.
  • Qualifying Rounds and Playoffs: June 27-30; July 11-12, 18-19, 25-26; August 1-2, 8-9, 15-19, 22-23, 29-30, 2023
  • Champions League Group Stage: September 19-20; October 3-4, 24-25; November 7-8, 28-29; December 12-13, 2023
  • Champions League Round of 16 (first legs): February 13-14, 20-21, 2024
  • Champions League Round of 16 (second legs): March 5-6, 12-13, 2024
  • Champions League Quarter-finals (first legs): April 9-10, 2024
  • Champions League Quarter-finals (second legs): April 16-17, 2024
  • Champions League Semi-finals (first legs): April 30-May 1, 2024
  • Champions League Semi-finals (second legs): May 7-8, 2024
  • Champions League Final: June 1, 2024

How to Watch the Champions League for Free

There are a few ways to watch the UEFA Champions League for free. ViX offers selected matches for free throughout the season – usually through its Zona TUDN streaming channel.

But if you want specific coverage, a Paramount+ free trial allows you to watch any UCL game during the trial period.

Another option for free viewing is to use an over-the-air (OTA) antenna to pick up the signal from your local CBS station. While CBS doesn’t broadcast many UCL games, you’ll still have access to crucial matchups, including the Champions League Final.

To determine if a CBS station is within range of your home, use the Federal Communications Commission’s Reception Map Tool by entering your zip code. Then, go to our Best OTA Antennas page to find an indoor or outdoor antenna suitable for your TV setup.

How to Watch the Champions League for Free
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Paramount+ is the best service for watching the UEFA Champions League this season. The streaming service broadcasts all UCL games live and on-demand, from the qualifying rounds to the knockout stage.

It also includes all Europa League and Conference League games if your favorite club isn’t in the Champions League competition. For Spanish-language coverage, ViX is comparable to Paramount+.

The streaming service offers all UCL games in Spanish, along with an extensive library of on-demand TV shows and movies.

You can even watch most of ViX’s content for free, although a premium subscription is needed for full live soccer coverage. If you want a more comprehensive TV package, fuboTV offers a solid combination of sports and entertainment channels.

You won’t have complete coverage of the Champions League, but you’ll have access to essential games. Plus, fuboTV includes networks that broadcast other top-tier soccer leagues

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