Where to watch Bundesliga live
Germany’s top flight is one of the most exciting competitions in the world, so there’s no surprise that you want to watch Bundesliga football live.
Regarded as one of the most fan-friendly leagues on the planet, it might not be possible to catch the action in person though – this is where Bundesliga live streaming comes in. It may not be quite as exhilarating as being inside the stadium, but you can still watch the Bundesliga online for plenty of thrills and spills.
Whether you’re supporting your team or keeping track of your bets, there are a number of ways to watch the Bundesliga live online. Some of them naturally come at a cost, but there are also ways you can watch Bundesliga matches free. A selection of top bookmakers have Bundesliga online streaming, so you can always stay in the loop.
Of course, it doesn’t come any cheaper to your wallet than free Bundesliga live streaming, but even the paid services can represent excellent value. With 306 fixtures every season, there’s lots of action to enjoy when it comes to watching the Bundesliga live online.
How to watch Bundesliga in UK
Sky Sports agreed a four-year deal for the start of the 2021-22 Bundesliga season to exclusively broadcast the German top flight in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. You can watch the 5.30pm kick-off each Saturday as part of your Sky Sports subscription, with an additional game also being aired over the weekend.
Sky Sports packages usually start around the £20 per month mark, with offers and deals frequently available when adding them to a Sky TV package. Taking out a Sky subscription can be expensive though, so you may be interested in how to watch the Bundesliga for free.
If so, it’s tough to beat bookmakers such as Bet365, who offer free Bundesliga live streaming to eligible customers. This is the best way to stream Bundesliga matches legally for free, keeping you on the right side of the law while staying on top of all the latest action.
How to sign up to Bet365 and watch Bundesliga online
It’s a simple process to sign up to Bet365 and enjoy their free Bundesliga live streaming service. All you need is your contact information and to have a funded account.
First, go to bet365.com and click on the Join Now link, which you’ll find at the top right of the page.
You’ll see there are some basic details you need to fill in – where you are, your personal information, your contact information and your address. Then it’s a matter of creating a login name and a security number, and then confirming your preferences – do you want your odds decimal or fractional, for example?
You’ll receive a verification email and once you’ve followed the instructions there, you’re pretty much all set. Now it’s just a case of following the live streaming link and seeing when the action you want to watch is broadcast.
Your account does need to be funded to be eligible to access Bundesliga live streams, although placing a bet within 24 hours of kick-off is also enough to qualify. Geographic restrictions might apply too.
Step by step
- Visit bet365.com to sign up, or log in if you already have an account
- If your account already has the minimum funds allowed in it or you’ve recently placed a bet, you’ll be able to watch the live stream right away
- If not, you can make the minimum deposit – which varies by currency
- Select the event you want to watch
- Sit back and enjoy!
How to watch Bundesliga in USA
ESPN+ is the home of German football for North American fans and the best way to watch Bundesliga matches in the US. A subscription streaming service with exclusive Bundesliga rights in America, every single match of the league season is available to watch live on ESPN+. Other matches from Germany’s top flight are also available on ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
ESPN+ subscriptions start at $6.99 for a monthly plan, but you can save some money by choosing an annual subscription for $69.99. There are further savings available when you combine ESPN+ with packages that also contain streaming services such as Disney+.
Better still, ESPN+ also has exclusive La Liga rights in the US, also broadcasting every single game from Spain’s Primera Division. You can watch a whole host of other sports on ESPN+ too, including rugby, mixed martial arts, cycling, boxing and baseball.
For those who don’t have ESPN+, or want to stream Bundesliga matches abroad, a virtual private network (VPN) could be worth a look. VPNs are great for internet security, although you need to check the legality of using them for streaming the Bundesliga games you want to watch.