The premier German football league Bundesliga restarted its regular season last weekend.
This means that football followers all over the world will have something new to watch for the first time in months.
In resuming the play, the German Bundesliga effectively becomes the first and, for now, the only big European football league to kickstart the 2019-2020 football season.
Fans of football (or soccer, in some countries) can now look forward to seeing live, high-quality football games this month and onward.
In this guide, we’ll take a look at how to watch Bundesliga online through live stream platforms outside of Germany.
With the help of this guide, you’ll be able to watch all the noteworthy games from any country in the world.
Why Should I Watch German Bundesliga?
If there’s one football league worth watching in Germany, then it is the Bundesliga. It is the premier domestic football competition in the country.
Before the pandemic hit, the top teams in the league had amassed enough points to keep watchers guessing over who would win in the end. The league currently hangs in the balance, but the race for the crown continued on May 16.
Now because no other team has played any games since then, Bayern Munich still sits pretty at the top of the league. RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund are closing in on the Bundesliga champions, but don’t count on Bayern Munich to make things any easier.
Another major opponent a lot of teams are mistakenly ignoring is Borussia Monchengladbach. Don’t forget Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen either.
You don’t need to study the entire history of the German Bundesliga to know that this year is going to be the most interesting year in Bundesliga which traditionally has been dominated by a single team named Bayern Munich. There’s a good chance that the race will go right into the final week of the league.
That means fans can look forward to a ton of action, high stakes and lots of drama.
Of course, you do not need to be German to watch and enjoy German football. The game of soccer/football is diverse enough to be enjoyable for any person living in any country.
As mentioned above, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of the matches will not have an in-stadium audience. The administration behind the Germany Bundesliga made the decision to have all the games played behind closed doors.
Borussia Monchengladbach training in front of thousands of cardboard fans. This is football in 2020. pic.twitter.com/KOLw6fBXjW
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 8, 2020
Top Free Way to Watch German Bundesliga
As far as the U.S. is concerned, Fox Sports is the channel you need to keep an eye on. It has purchased the rights to stream Bundesliga content in the country.
Now, if you don’t happen to have a cable subscription, then you can just sign up for a live streaming service like Hulu + Live TV. Each new customer gets a one-week trial period.
Don’t forget to cancel your subscription after the one-week free trial period has expired. Otherwise, you may have to pay for the whole month even if you only used the service for a week and a few hours.
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How to watch German Bundesliga Live in Any Country
If you’re a determined fan who will do everything in your power to get access to the highly anticipated Bundesliga restart, but you’re living abroad, this section is for you.
Note:If you try to access Bundesliga content the regular way, you may find out that you can’t watch anything because of geo-restrictions on the domestic league content.
So what do you do?
The most effective and convenient solution for bypassing geo-restrictions is to sign up for a VPN service.
VPN services use sophisticated technology in order to change the IP address of the user’s device to any country they want, and that includes the user’s original country.
With the use of a VPN service, you can change your location to whatever country is offering live Bundesliga content either for free or through a channel like Fox Sports.
We don’t know the exact reason why your internet service provider or stream service would not allow you to watch content on their platform outside of your country of origin even though you’ve paid for the service, but what we do know is that you can use a VPN to make all these annoyances go away.
You probably already know that the market is currently filled with VPN services that claim to be the best and the fastest. But of course, every VPN service cannot be the fastest and the safest.
Keep in mind that the VPN service that you sign up for should have dedicated VPN apps for devices such as laptops, Roku, smartphones, gaming consoles, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick. A good VPN should be intuitive and simple to use.
It should have impenetrable security and fast VPN servers for bufferless streaming. Ideally speaking, your VPN service should also have a money-back guarantee and offer discounts on long-term subscription plans.
In any case, once you’ve signed up for a VPN service, all you have to do is to download the official VPN app for your internet-connected device and then run the app.
After that, click the button that allows you to choose the server location and connect to your home country or any other country that’s streaming the Bundesliga games.
And that’s it—there is nothing else that you need to do to watch Bundesliga online from outside of Germany.
How to Watch German Bundesliga Online via Livestream in the UK
BT Sports is the channel that will serve German Bundesliga to people living in Ireland and/or the U.K. The channel has bought exclusive broadcasting rights to live stream Bundesliga in the U.K. and will offer the BT Monthly Pass option, which costs around $31 per month with no contract obligations.
People living in Ireland can sign up for NowTV Monthly Pass for under $19 per month.
Have a look at the list of broadband and TV subscription packages that offer the channel. With Sky, you can get BT Sport as an add-on.
Expect high-quality live matches on most Saturdays and Sundays, with occasional Friday games.
To access any of your subscribed services from outside of the U.K., use a VPN.
How to Watch German Bundesliga Online via Livestream in the US
If you have the right cable provider, then you can watch live content on Fox through the official Fox Go app on your smartphone/tablet, smart TV or computer.
If you don’t have cable, you can access Fox Sports on Hulu. Hulu also offers Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 as a part of its Hulu + Live TV package.
Access may change from location to location, so click here to learn more about local listings. And remember, Hulu has a free one-week trial period—use it.
How to Watch German Bundesliga Livestream in Canada
Sportsnet will get you everything you want on German football. There is also a streaming service called Sportsnet Now that offers all Bundesliga games on all modern devices.
You have to pay $27.99 per month or $9.99 per seven-day trial for access to premium SN Now+ content. Again, if you can’t access your content outside of Canada, use a VPN.
How to watch German Bundesliga Live in Australia
For Australia, you need beIN Sports. It is one of the top sports channels in the world and has bought exclusive rights to live stream Bundesliga in Australia.
If you live in Australia and have access to Kayo Sports, you can sign up for an AU$24.99 per month package, which offers ESPN and Fox Sports channels in addition to beIN Sports.
Kayo Sports even has a two-week free trial offer.
This is beautiful 💛
Dortmund players celebrate their 4-0 win over Schalke in front of the famous Yellow Wall. The fans of course aren't there but that didn't stop the players from keeping with their tradition. #beINBundesliga pic.twitter.com/8B8RpGPJfO
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) May 16, 2020
There is also a standalone option in the form of beIN Sports Connect, which costs $19.99 per month and also has a two-week trial option that costs nothing.
Again, use a VPN service if you have access to an Australian service but want to stream Bundesliga outside of Australia.
How to Watch German Bundesliga Livestream in France
The official Bundesliga broadcaster in the country is beIN Sports. To watch Bundesliga live, sign up for either a €15 per month or €14 per month package.
Do take note that all commentary on beIN Sports is spoken in French.