How to watch Champions League final live online

The 2020 Champions League Final will be held at 8 PM BST on August 23. Unfortunately, because of the ongoing pandemic, fans won’t be allowed to attend in person. On the plus side, you can stream every minute of the PSG vs. Bayern game online. Read on to find out how.

It’s important to note that we’ll only be recommending official live streams. Although streams of the match will almost certainly be hosted elsewhere, these sites are illegitimate and often unreliable. Nobody wants their stream to be taken offline during a penalty shootout, after all. The good news is that the Champions League Final can be watched for free on several different platforms, so there’s no need to resort to any unofficial sources.

Note: the Champions League Final will only air on region-locked services. If you’re outside of your home country and wanting to watch on your usual services, you’ll need a VPN.

How to stream the Champions League Final from anywhere

Even if you’re completely new to VPNs, you shouldn’t have any problems unblocking your favorite streaming services. Below a step-by-step guide to streaming the Champions League Final from anywhere.

Here’s how to watch the Champions League Final live stream online:

  1. First, decide which VPN you’d like to use. We recommend ExpressVPN but NordVPN and Surfshark are both strong low-cost options as well.
  2. Download and install the VPN app onto whichever device you’d like to stream the match on.
  3. Choose one of the official broadcasters below to unblock.
  4. Connect to a VPN server in the appropriate country. You’ll need a British server to unblock BT Sport from abroad, for instance.
  5. Try watching something on your chosen service. It should work as though you were actually in the required country. If not, clear your cookies and reload the page or ask your VPN’s support team for help directly.

Where can I watch the Champions League Final?

How you watch the game depends on where you are in the world. Below, we’ve broken down the official streams by region, but with a VPN you should be able to watch whichever you’d like.

UK

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BT Sport is the only official broadcaster of the Champions League in the UK. Normally, a monthly subscription costs £25 if you’re not already a BT TV customer. However, this broadcaster will also make the final available live on the BT Sport YouTube channel, giving fans a way to stream PSG vs. Bayern for free.

BT Sport is region-locked and only available in the UK. This means that you’ll need a VPN to access it abroad. ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, though, which makes it easy to watch the Champions League Final safely. If you’re unsatisfied, just cancel after the match to claim a full refund.

United States

The 2020 Champions League Final will be available live on CBS All Access. This service costs $5.99 USD per month but comes with a one-week free trial, meaning that if you cancel in time, you can effectively stream Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern Munich for free. Alternatively, users can sign in with a YouTube TV, fuboTV, or Hulu account.

The above services are geo-restricted, meaning you’ll need a VPN to use them from outside of the US.

Germany

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German viewers can watch for free on ZDF’s website. The game will also be broadcast on DAZN Germany, but this service costs €11.99 per month, so there’s no reason to use it in this instance. These sources will have German commentary.

ZDF and DAZN are both region-locked. As such, you’ll have to be in Germany or using a German VPN server to use these services.

France

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French soccer fans can stream the Champions League Final free of charge on TF1. You will have to create an account beforehand, but this only takes a minute and there’s no need to enter any payment information. Additionally, this platform will only allow you to watch the game with French commentary.

TF1 is geo-blocked, so if you’re outside of France, you’ll have to use a French VPN server to unblock it.

Other locations

If you haven’t seen your location yet, don’t worry. The Champions League Final can be watched from almost anywhere in the world. Wikipedia has an extensive list of sources for each region. Just find your country in the list and browse the sources until you find one that’s free, or failing that, one which has a free trial.

It should be noted that not all of these sources will have an online player. Their inclusion in the list simply indicates that they’ll be broadcasting the game somehow, but this doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be hosting a live stream.

Champions League Final FAQs

When does the Champions League Final start?

Kickoff for the Champions League Final is at 8 PM BST on August 23. If the match ends in a tie, there'll be two periods of extra time (each 15 minutes long). Should the teams still be tied after 120 minutes, the winner will be decided via penalty shootout. 

Which team is the favorite in the 2020 Champions League Final?

Bayern Munich is the bookie's favorite and it's easy to see why. The team is looking unstoppable this year, embarrassing even the mighty Barcelona with an 8-2 defeat. That said, PSG has had a great season too, and these are both top-tier squads, so it could really go either way. 

Can I sign up for foreign streaming services?

This really depends on the service. Some, like Fox Sports, require a method of payment registered in a particular country. If the service accepts PayPal, you may be able to sign up regardless, but often, streaming platforms will check the address registered with your account, and if it’s outside of their broadcast area, will prevent you from completing the payment process. 

Without a virtual credit card or friend in the target country willing to share their payment information, there’s no easy way to register for these services. 

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