The Premier League, technically the English Premier League or EPL, is the highest level of competitive football (soccer, for us Americans) in all of England – and, arguably, all of Europe.

If you’ve cut the cord on cable, you may be wondering how to watch the Premier League without a pricey pay TV subscription. Well, we’ve got good news. Whether you love Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, or any other Premier League team, you can catch all of the action every week, even without cable. How? Find out now.

Who Has Broadcasting Rights For The Premier League?

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In America, NBC Sports Group has the right to broadcast all Premier League matches in the United States, through the 2021-22 season.

That means that to watch the Premier League without cable, you’ll need to subscribe to a service that carries:

  • NBC – NBC usually carries the biggest, most popular matches each weekend, so you’ll need NBC to watch most of the most essential league fixtures.
  • NBCSN – NBCSN typically broadcasts Premier League matches alongside NBC, as there are often 2 or more matches occurring at the same time on the weekends.
  • CNBC – Very rarely, CNBC is used as an “overflow” channel if there are too many matches to be shown only on NBC and NBCSN. 

One thing to note here is that, depending on your location, NBC may or may not be available through one of the below services. Because each NBC affiliate is privately-owned, streaming services must negotiate with them independently, which leads to gaps in coverage.

Before subscribing to one of these services, we recommend that you check to make sure that you can get NBC in your area. If you can’t get NBC in your area, don’t worry. You can follow this guide from Flixed to set up an OTA antenna and get NBC and other broadcast networks for free, to make sure you don’t miss out on any Premier League action.

Now that you understand where the Premier League is broadcast, let’s jump into your top options for watching the Premier League without cable.

fuboTV

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Since it began as a soccer-focused, sports-centric streaming service, fuboTV is definitely one of our top choices for watching Premier League without cable. Not only will you get everything you need to watch the Premier League you’ll also be able to watch other top international leagues like La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and many more.

Plans and channels

You get two basic fuboTV plans to choose from when subscribing, as seen below.

The $45/month package comes with NBC in most areas, as well as NBCSN, so you’ll have everything you need to watch the Premier League without cable. You even get CNBC, which is a nice bonus.

Additionally, you get 8 beIN Sports networks, which air soccer matches from around the world regularly, and other soccer-centric channels like Eleven Sports. You can add Fox Soccer Plus and several more soccer channels with the $11.99/month “fubo Cycling” or $5.99/month “International Sports Plus” package.

Features

fuboTV has reasonably good features, and they can all be upgraded for an additional fee, which is nice. First, you get a free cloud DVR, with 30 hours of storage, which can be boosted to an insane 500 hours of storage for a $10/month fee.

You can also stream on 2 devices at once, which is industry standard. You can pay $6/month for a “Family Share” add-on which will let you stream on up to 3 devices.

fuboTV also has good device support. You can watch on-the-go on iOS and Android, and on most modern web browsers. At home, you can watch Premier League without cable on your Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, or Apple TV. You can try the service yourself with a free 7-day trial, and see if it’s right for you.

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Sling TV

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Sling TV is the cheapest way to watch Premier League without cable, and also offers plenty of additional soccer-focused channels that EPL enthusiasts are sure to enjoy. Here are the details.

Plans and channels

Sling TV plans come in two basic flavors: Sling Orange and Sling Blue, which both cost $25/month. Additionally, both packages can be combined for $40/month, as seen below.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

1 simultaneous stream.

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Sling Blue
Free Roku Deal$25.00/ month

49 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

3 simultaneous streams

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Sling Orange + Blue
Free Roku Deal
$40.00/ month

56 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

4* simultaneous streams

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* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

Sling Orange focuses on Disney-owned properties like ESPN, while Sling Blue has Fox Sports, broadcast networks, and some other exclusive channels.

To watch Premier League without cable, you’ll need the Sling Blue package, which comes with NBC in most regions, as well as NBCSN. To get CNBC, you can add the $5/month “News Extra” package to your subscription. You can also get a few extra soccer networks with the $10/month Sports Extra package, which includes beIN SPorts and a few other channels.

Features

Sling’s features vary based on which package you choose. Sling Blue channels can be streamed on 3 devices at once, which is great, but Sling Orange channels can only be streamed on a single device.

You also don’t get a free cloud DVR with Sling. You’ll pay $5/month extra for DVR service, and get 50 hours of storage in return.

Still, at $30/month for Sling Blue and a DVR, Sling remains the cheapest option for watching Premier League, even if you toss in CNBC for an extra $5/month fee with the News Extra package.

Device support for Sling is also good. You can stream on web browsers and Android/iOS, as well as on Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku, as well as the Xbox One console, and some Samsung/LG smart TVs. You can try the service now for free for 7 days, and see if you like it.

Hulu With Live TV

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Hulu With Live TV was launched in 2017 and has quickly become popular as a way to watch Premier League without cable, thanks to wide device support and a great, simple-to-understand package of channels.

Plans and channels

Hulu offers only a single channel package, which includes up to 70 channels (based on your location) for $40/month. You’ll get both NBC and NBCSN, as well as CNBC, so you’ll have every channel that you need to enjoy the best Premier League matches every weekend.

One unique thing about Hulu With Live TV is that it also includes a free Hulu on-demand subscription (an $8/month value), so you can also watch as much on-demand Hulu content for no additional fee.

Features

Hulu With Live TV has reasonable features and extensive platform support. Let’s start with the DVR. You’ll get 50 hours of storage, which you can upgrade to 200 hours with the $15/month Enhanced DVR add-on.

By default, you can only stream on 2 devices at once. But with the $15/month Unlimited Screens package, you can stream on as many devices as you want on your WiFi network, and on 3 devices outside of your network.

Device support is also very good, with support for iOS, Android, and web browsers, as well as Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV. You can also stream on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles, as well as the Nintendo Switch, and select Samsung and LG smart TVs.

YouTube TV

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YouTube TV, a new, Google-owned contender in the internet TV world, combines great channels with a stellar set of features, making it one of our top picks for watching Premier League without cable.

Plans and channels

Like Hulu With Live TV, you’ll pay YouTube TV $40/month for a single package of channels ranging from 60-70 depending on your location. You’ll get NBC and NBCSN, as well as CNBC, so you won’t miss any top Premier League matches. You also get a good selection of other sports channels, news channels, and entertainment channels.

Features

YouTube TV has some of the best features of any internet TV service. By default, you can stream on up to 3 devices at once, which is great for folks with larger families. The highlight, though, is the YouTube TV DVR.

The YouTube TV Cloud DVR lets you record as much content as you want for up to 9 months, with no other limitations. You could record the entire Premier League season if you wanted.

Device support for YouTube TV has also improved quite a bit. When the service launched, it only supported iOS and Android, as well as Google Chrome and the Chromecast. Now, though, it also supports Roku and Apple TV, as well as smart TVs from many leading manufacturers.

PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue may be on the expensive side compared to our other picks, but it delivers a smooth streaming experience when watching the Premier League, and has great features for large families.

Plans and channels

PlayStation Vue offers four different channel packages:

  • Access – 45+ channels, $45/month
  • Core – 60+ channels, $50/month
  • Elite –90+ channels, $60/month
  • Ultra – All Elite channels plus HBO/Showtime, $80/month

If you subscribe to the $45/month Access plan, you’ll get NBC, NBCSN, and CNBC, which covers your bases as far as the Premier League is concerned. You’ll also get ESPN, Fox Sports 1 and 2, and some other sports networks, as well as some popular news and entertainment channels.

Features

PlayStation Vue has great features if you plan on sharing your account with a large household. First, you can stream on up to 5 devices at once, which is far more than the industry average, and which means you don’t ever have to worry about running into simultaneous streaming limits.

You also get an unlimited 28-day DVR. This is a bit restrictive but is usually enough time for you to catch up on your shows. You can also create up to 10 user accounts, and each user gets their own DVR.

Device support for Vue is also good. You can stream on the PlayStation 3 or 4 console, of course, but also on iOS and Android, on your web browser, and on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast.

DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now has weak features, but a good selection of channels for a reasonable price, including everything you need to watch Premier League without cable.

Plans and channels

Like PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now offers four channel packages from which you can choose:

  • Live A Little – 65+ channels, $40/month
  • Just Right – 85+ channels, $55/month
  • Go Big – 105+ channels, $65/month
  • Gotta Have It  – 125+ channels, $75/month

To watch Premier League without cable with DirecTV Now, you’ll only need the $40/month Live A Little package, which provides you with NBC, NBCSN, and CNBC, as well as quite a few other popular cable and network channels.

Features

DirecTV Now may have a great package of channels, but it’s a bit lacking when it comes to features, particularly DVR. The free DVR can only record 20 hours of content, with a content expiration date of 30 days. You cannot pay to upgrade it, either.

You can stream on 2 devices at once, which is pretty standard in the industry, and upgrade to 3 streams for a $5/month fee if desired.

As far as device support goes, though, things are much better. DirecTV Now supports iOS and Android devices, web browsers, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku, so you’ll be able to watch Premier League without cable on whichever device you prefer.

NBC Sports Gold

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Some Premier League matches are not quite popular enough to make it to NBC, NBCSN, or CNBC in America, primarily those between lower-ranked teams, who may be fighting to avoid being relegated to the Championship.

NBC Sports Gold allows you to watch all of those matches, as well as at least 4 matches per season from your favorite club, for a $50/yearly subscription fee. You’ll get a total of 150 matches per year, so this is an ideal way for big EPL fans to get coverage of every match for a low yearly fee. However, blackouts and other restrictions apply for some games.