Given how popular football is in the United Kingdom, it makes sense that there is a huge demand to watch football on TV and the great thing is that in this day and age, your options are plentiful.
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Then again, you still have to know which options to pursue depending on which leagues and competitions you’d like to watch. This brings us to the primary purpose of sharing this information today – to show you where to watch live football on TV.
Some of these options require sports subscriptions, some are covered through direct TV, and others are included through existing subscriptions that may surprise you. Anyway, there is a fair amount to get through so that you can watch football on TV today, So let us get the ball rolling by discussing what your options are.
Your options to watch football on TV today
Okay, now we are getting to the main event, so make sure you’re taking some mental notes as we progress here. In the United Kingdom, you have the luxury of several avenues to explore in order to watch live football. Yet in recent years, the exact channels, associated leagues, and broadcasting rights have changed hands quite a bit. So you’d be forgiven for being slightly behind regarding the knowledge of who broadcasts what.
For that exact reason, we’ve given a blow-by-blow on the main channels and top leagues below:
As you may already be aware, BT Sport has been one of the leading broadcasters for the UK’s top leagues for several years already. They have captured broadcasting rights for the top league in English football, the Premier League. For the 22/23 season, they will broadcast 52 matches. However, it’s not just the Premier League that BT Sport covers. They also cover every game in the Champions League, as well as the Europa League – so this offering is pretty extensive, as you can see. We’re not entirely done yet, either.
In recent times, BT Sport has also started to broadcast games from the Championship, League One, League Two, FA Cup, and major European Leagues such as Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga too. So if you are to compare the various options to watch live football on TV today, BT Sport has the most comprehensive service. However, if you want to get a BT Sport subscription, it will cost £25 per month.
This is a rolling contract, so you don’t have to commit to any long-term deals. And you even have the option to switch your broadband over to BT Sport too – completely your choice.
- Competitions: Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A, National League
- Price: £25 per month
Despite stiff competition from BT Sport, it’s Sky Sports that remains the King of English football. These guys are responsible for streaming a total of 128 Premier League games during the 2022/2023 season. So, if you compare this with your other options for watching the UK’s highest-level league, Sky Sports offers the most extensive coverage by far. As you may also know, Sky Sports has several options included in just one package. This includes Sky Sports One, Sky Sports Two, and several other channels.
Sky Sports broadcasts games from the other leagues in English football, too. This includes games from all of the other three professional leagues – the Championship, League One, and League Two. As an added bonus, Sky Sports also broadcast plenty of games from La Liga, the Carabao Cup, and the EFL Trophy. So compared to BT Sport, for example, Sky Sports is probably the best option regarding overall coverage of UK football matches.
As for the price, there are quite a few price levels that you could explore. Currently, Sky Sports has a deal of £30 for 18 months for their football package. This is solely the price for access to watch whatever football games Sky will be broadcasting. However, if you’re a huge sports fan, you can include other sports and channels for a slightly higher price.
- Competitions: Premier League, Championship, League One, and League Two, La Liga, Carabao Cup, EFL Trophy
- Price: £30 per month
We did say that some of the options discussed here might come as a surprise! And of the several avenues we’ve mentioned, Amazon Prime is perhaps the one you’d least expect. Then again, in recent times, Amazon Prime has started to dabble in broadcasting services for the Premier League. With that said, you have the fewest options regarding the number of games streamed via this service compared with the others. Specifically, for the 2022/2023 season, Amazon Prime will be showing 20 Premier League matches.
This might not seem like many games to watch, and it isn’t, to be perfectly honest. But here’s the best part – if you already have an Amazon Prime subscription, as many people do, you can watch this as part of the service. That means there is no need to go and set up an external or alternative account to watch the Premier League offerings here. And it gets even better. The price for Amazon Prime, if you don’t already have it, is just £8.99 per month.
You can also pay for the entire year up-front if you wish, and you get a slight discount by doing so. Instead of the £8.99 charge, you can pay £95, which is roughly a 10% cheaper price than the monthly rate. Of course, since you are grabbing a Prime membership, you also get the other benefits like next-day shipping on a bunch of products and a bunch of other things too.
- Competitions: Premier League, Bundesliga
- Price: £8.99 per month
Now we are entering the realm of ‘free to air’ broadcasters. And as it happens, the BBC is one of these broadcasters regarding major football tournaments. Note that we are moving away from the domestic leagues in the UK and Europe now, as per the broadcasting restrictions for the BBC for these events. The BBC has been letting viewers watch live football on TV for many years. They’ve shown us some of the most iconic moments from events like the World Cup, as well as the Euro Championships too.
Of course, you’ve got both BBC One and BBC Two in the UK. Both channels offer coverage of top football events when they come around. You don’t need to pay anything at all to watch these games through the main BBC channels, technically speaking.
But one annoying element remains: you must purchase a TV license if you plan on viewing any live TV through the BBC. You probably already have this license, but just a word of caution if you don’t, it is illegal to watch live TV on the BBC without one.
- Competitions: Premier League, Scottish Championship, Northern Irish Premiership, FA Cup
- Price: Free (need TV license which costs £159 for colour TV per year)
ITV is part of any direct TV service in the UK. This means that ITV will be part of the channels offered if you’ve got a TV plugged into the wall. Of course, ITV is another ‘free to air’ TV channel that covers live football on TV.
Additionally, ITV broadcasts games relating to the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield – a one-game event held each season. And if you’re interested in overseas football, ITV shows quite a few La Liga games every season too.
- Competitions: FA Cup, FA Community Shield
- Price: Free (need TV license, which costs £159 for colour TV per year)
FAQs for live football on TV
Is there any football on TV this weekend?
Of course! No matter when you read this, there is a strong to certain chance that there will be a string of football games on TV this weekend. Just look at the schedules we’ve provided.
What football is on TV today?
You can check a list of football games that are on today through the list of games on this very page. We constantly update the list to reflect the most recent changes and/or additions to the schedule.
Is there any football on TV tonight?
Since football is played at different times of day and night across Europe, yes, there will be games for you to watch tonight.
Can I start watching football on TV as soon as I purchase a supported package?
Absolutely – you can watch the supported games from the moment you have paid for whatever subscription service is chosen.
Some operators that offer streaming services and top welcome offers: