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How to watch the Premier League online: Everton survive as Leicester and Leeds are relegated

Andy White
30 May 2023

Our guide to watching Premier League action live in the UK and abroad

Everton retained their Premier League status by beating Bournemouth 1-0 on the final day of an engrossing campaign.

The Toffees went into the final round of fixtures knowing victory would extend their 69-year stay in the top flight and edged out the Cherries thanks to a fine Abdoulaye Doucoure strike just before the hour mark.

Sean Dyche's men needed that goal, as Leicester City won their final game at home to West Ham United 2-1 to finish just two points adrift of the Merseyside outfit. Had Bournemouth managed to find an equaliser at Goodison Park, the Foxes would have stayed up by virtue of a superior goal difference.

Leeds United were massive underdogs heading into the last-day shootout and their relegation to the EFL Championship was confirmed with a 4-1 defeat at home to Tottenham Hotspur.

Victory for Spurs wasn't enough to see them snatch a European place, however, with Aston Villa beating Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 to claim a seventh-place finish and a spot in the Europa Conference League next term. Brighton will compete in the Europa League after finishing sixth.

They'll be joined there by fifth-place finishers Liverpool, who drew their final game 4-4 with already relegated Southampton. Elsewhere, Manchester United secured third with a 2-1 win at home to Fulham, while fourth-placed Newcastle United ended a successful season with a 1-1 draw away at Chelsea. Both Uniteds had already confirmed Champions League qualification, with Fulham and Chelsea finishing tenth and 12th, respectively.

Champions Manchester City's 25-match unbeaten run came to an end away at Brentford but they still finished five points clear of runners-up Arsenal, who hammered Wolves 5-0.

Luton Town will compete in the Premier League for the first time in their history after beating Coventry City in the EFL Championship play-off final. The Bedfordshire club beat the Sky Blues 6-5 on penalties to complete a remarkable rise from playing Non-League football less than a decade ago. Luton will be joined in the top flight by Championship title winners Burnley and runners-up Sheffield United.

  • Champions: Manchester City
  • Champions League qualifiers: Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle United
  • Europa League qualifiers: Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Europa Conference League qualifiers: Aston Villa
  • Relegated: Leicester City, Leeds United and Southampton
  • Promoted from the Championship: Burnley, Sheffield United and Luton Town

BT Sport and Sky Sports will remain the places to watch live Premier League football in the UK during the 2023/24 season and details about the various ways to access their channels can be found below. You'll also find information about the platforms that show Premier League games abroad and the best VPNs to access content anywhere in the world.

Premier League final table 2022/23

How to watch the Premier League: Which broadcasters will show games in the UK?

The Premier League's broadcasting deals with Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime Video will continue until the end of the 2024/25 season meaning you'll need to subscribe to all three services if you want to watch as much live football as possible.

If you have to pick one broadcaster, Sky Sports remains your best bet as it has the rights to the largest number of games, with BT Sport continuing to show the early kick-offs on Saturdays. Amazon Prime Video has historically shown two full rounds of matches and is likely to do the same next season.

Details of how to subscribe to each service and the various packages available are provided below. If you live abroad, you can stream games live on NBC Sports in the US, DAZN in Canada and Optus Sport in Australia. All of the aforementioned services can be accessed while abroad using a good VPN service, like ExpressVPN.

How to watch the Premier League on TV in the UK: Sky Sports

If you're subscribed to Sky, then you'll need to add Sky Sports to your existing package. It will currently cost you £25/mth for a contract running 18 months. If you already have a Sky subscription, then you’re also automatically the owner of a Sky Go account, giving you access to Sky Sports, Sky Movies and other top channels such as Sky One and Sky Atlantic, along with Sky's excellent catch-up and on-demand service.

There is a catch, however. Sky Go limits you to three devices, and you can only watch one of these at any one time. If you subscribe to Sky Go Extra, however, you can register up to four devices. This costs £5 extra on top of your Sky Go subscription. You can add and remove one device each calendar month, so if you’re likely to be following the action on multiple devices, make sure you’ve planned in advance which ones you’re likely to be using at any given time.

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Sky Sports: Supported devices

Watching Sky Go on your Windows PC or laptop will require an app download. To run the app, your computer needs an Intel Core i3 or equivalent AMD processor along with Windows 7, 8.1 or 10. For Mac users, the Sky Go app requires at least OS X 10.9, whereas for mobile and tablet users Sky Go is supported on iOS 8.1 and above, Android OS Ice Cream Sandwich 4.1 and above, and all Amazon Fire tablets running Fire OS 3.3 and above. The service also currently supports Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 3, 4 and 5.

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How to watch the Premier League online in the UK: Now Sports Membership

Sky Sports is your best bet if you want to catch as much live action as possible. However, if you don't have Sky and want to avoid setup fees and a long-term contract, the best way to watch live streams of the Premier League, EFL Cup and EFL Championship is to get a Now Sports Membership (formerly Now TV Sky Sports Pass).

You have two options when subscribing to the Now Sports Membership:

  • Now Sports Day Membership for £9.99
  • Now Sports Month Membership for £33.99

Both these memberships give you access to all 11 Sky Sports channels, which means that you can watch Formula One, golf, and even American sports like the NBA and NFL in addition to the Premier League. You can log in to Now on up to six devices at the same time. It works on all devices including PCs, mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs and even games consoles. You can stream content on any two devices simultaneously.

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How to watch the Premier League on TV in the UK: BT Sport

BT Sport will broadcast numerous games over the course of the season and there are different ways to access its various channels. Prices differ based on whether you have BT TV, Sky TV or TalkTalk TV.

If you have BT TV, you can add its Sports package for £15/month (24-month contract) plus a £20 upfront activation fee. A Big Sports package, which includes access to all of BT's Sports channels plus all 11 Sky Sports channels will set you back £40/month (also a 24-month contract).

If you don't have BT broadband, you can pay £25/month for the BT Sport Monthly Pass, which grants you the ability to watch all of BT Sport's channels through the BT Sport app for 30 days. This pass lets you stream the game on any two devices at the same time in HD, and you can cancel your contract at any time.

If you're with Sky and want to add BT Sport to your existing subscription, you'll pay £29.99/month, which includes access to the BT Sport app. There are also deals available if you want to add BT Sport to your Sky package and join BT Broadband. If you want to watch all of BT's Premier League games in 4K HDR for the first time, you'll need to sign up to add the BT Sport Ultimate channel to your lineup.

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How to watch the Premier League online: Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video typically broadcasts two full rounds of matches over the course of the season. The first of these has previously fallen in late November/early December, though the World Cup will be taking place at that time this year.

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How to watch the Premier League online in the USA: NBC Sports

The English Premier League is really popular across the Atlantic. The only way to watch it on TV is via NBC Sports. Those looking to watch the Premier League online have two options. The Matchday Pass costs $39.99 and broadcasts 140 live matches, with a minimum of four games per club.

The Premier League Pass costs $64.99 and gives you access to 140 exclusive matches and 380 matches on-demand without any commercials. Additionally, you also get access to shows, highlights and analysis from around the league, including weekend programming from Sky Sports shows.

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How to watch the Premier League online in Australia: Optus Sport

Australian viewers can watch the Premier League on Optus Sport. The service costs $14.99 a month and broadcasts the Premier League, Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. It also lets you watch replays and highlights of the games.

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How to watch the Premier League online in sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport

Viewers in sub-Saharan Africa can get their fix of the English Premier League on SuperSport, which is the largest broadcaster of the Premier League after Sky Sports in the UK. Like the aforementioned channels, SuperSport doesn’t only broadcast the Premier League. It also broadcasts The Ashes, Formula 1, MotoGP and other sporting tournaments.

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How to watch the Premier League online in the Middle East and North Africa: beIN Sports

Fans of the Premier League in the Middle East and North Africa can access the Premier League on beIN Sports, which also broadcasts the German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Italian Serie A, Spanish La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. The service primarily broadcasts feeds in Arabic, but there are also options to get the same broadcast in English or French, depending on where you live.

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How to watch the Premier League online in India: Hotstar

Indian football fans can watch the Premier League on Hotstar, which is India's equivalent of Now, albeit at rock-bottom prices. Hotstar costs ₹299 per month, or ₹999 annually (which is under £12).

Apart from the Premier League season, the popular streaming platform gives you instant access to other sporting events, American TV shows, Hollywood movies, Indian TV shows and Indian movie premiers.

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How to watch Premier League online wherever you are: Use a good VPN service

If you're away from the country and want to follow the Premier League action live as if you were browsing from your couch, then your only way to do this is by using a virtual private network, or VPN. These cross-platform services fool your devices into thinking that you're browsing from your home country even if you're away. It's worth noting that the further you are away from your home country, the slower your streaming speeds will be.

READ NEXT: Best VPN services

There are many VPN services, but the one we rate most highly for streaming is ExpressVPN. It's fast and has previously been audited to prove that it doesn't log or store any user data. You can install it on your PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices and use it on five devices at the same time, which is ideal for a family or a group of friends. Apart from that, it has a wide range of servers in different countries, consistently fast speeds and offers a 30-day moneyback guarantee so you can try it out risk-free.

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Another recent favourite is Surfshark VPN. Unlike ExpressVPN and NordVPN, Surfshark doesn't have any restrictions on the number of devices you can use it on. If you ever encounter a problem or need general help, you can contact its 24/7 customer support, who will promptly help you out. Despite being one of the newer VPNs on the block, it has an impressive set of features that will only get better in time. Best of all, its three-year plan is the cheapest we've seen.

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