So you want to watch Champions League on the internet for free because you don’t have a TV subscription? There’s plenty of ways to do it if you want to be illegal. But illegal streams are rarely reliable, and the quality is not top notch. You might be able to watch a game, but it won’t be the quality that you would invite your friends to watch. Luckily there is also plenty of ways to watch Champions League on the internet for free and legally.
A broadcaster must have rights to publish the specific content that they are sharing. If you are watching something live and it’s legal, then the chances are that it’s coming from a TV broadcaster that has an internet player that’s free for people in that country.
That TV broadcaster has an audience in that country. That TV broadcaster is also not planning to make money from pop-up ads that illegal streaming services offer. A TV broadcaster does not see the benefit of writing a blog post about solving the problem of how watching Champions League on the internet. An illegal streaming service does on the other hand and that’s why whenever you search for a solution you get plenty of illegal badly working solutions.
And by the way, illegal streams aren’t illegal everywhere. In Canada, you aren’t breaking the law by watching a stream. In the EU, however, streaming is considered as bad as downloading. Will you get sued? Probably not. But either way, illegal streams rarely provide high quality and often stop working.
We already partly answered that in the last paragraph. TV broadcasters provide players on the internet that allow you to stream episodes of TV shows that they offer on their channel and of course also allow you to watch live content.
Okay, so you simply find a TV broadcaster that does that and you can watch Champions League?
It’s not as simple as that.
Firstly, a lot of these players require subscriptions. National channels provide players for free, but at the same time, a lot of these don’t provide Champions League. The second problem if you want to watch Champions League on the internet for free and legally? Depending on the country you are in, you might not be able to access the free players that are offered. Broadcasters might have rights to play Champions League only in the country they are in. After all, why pay extra for allowing to stream in other countries too?
With that said, if you live in the UK, Ireland, or Poland, you will more than likely be able to watch Champions League without any problems. If you live outside of these countries, then you might need a VPN unless one of the TV providers in your country also provides an internet player and Champions League.
In Poland, you should use TVP for watching Champions league, and there’s a guide on how to set it up on our blog while in Ireland TV3 or RTE might be the right choice for you. While in the UK, BBC iPlayer might be the right choice for you.
You use a VPN. A VPN is a virtual private network that allows you to be anywhere on this planet without being there when it comes to your internet connection. Provided that the VPN service that you are using offers servers in the country that you want to use. We offer 56 different server locations for example.
If you use PrivateVPN, you will be able to watch Champions League regardless of where you are. TV3, RTE, BBC iPlayer, or TVP. If you use one of these, you will be able to watch Champions League on without the player stating that you are in the wrong country.
And make sure to check out our BBC iPlayer for more in-depth information on that but also know that you need to connect to either our Manchester or London 3 server for BBC iPlayer to work.
Install it and launch it, and lastly provide your details and you are good to go.
If you want to watch Champions league on the internet for free, a player from a TV broadcaster will help. But if your country is not supported, then a VPN is crucial if you want to do it legally and while maintaining high quality.
Written by Michael Smolski.