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How to watch Premier League games live in the US today without cable

Soccer fans in the US can watch the English league's 2021-22 season, Ronaldo and all, no cable subscription necessary.

Matt Elliott Senior Editor
Matt Elliott is a senior editor at CNET with a focus on laptops and streaming services. Matt has more than 20 years of experience testing and reviewing laptops. He has worked for CNET in New York and San Francisco and now lives in New Hampshire. When he's not writing about laptops, Matt likes to play and watch sports. He loves to play tennis and hates the number of streaming services he has to subscribe to in order to watch the various sports he wants to watch.
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See at Peacock
Live games and full-game replays for $5 a month
See at Sling TV
Sling TV Blue
Carries NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network and Universo
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YouTube TV
Carries NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, Universo and Telemundo
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Carries NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, Universo and Telemundo
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Hulu with Live TV
Carries NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, Universo and Telemundo
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DirecTV Stream
Carries NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, Universo and Telemundo

The 2021-22 season of the English Premier League is in full stride. After a red-hot start with his old team, Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United cooled off considerably but a big win at Spurs last week might signal the ship has been righted. It'll need to be: On Saturday they host rival Manchester City at Old Trafford. Both clubs need a win to keep pace in the the standings with Chelsea; Man City is five points back while United trails by eight points.

Soccer fans in the US can watch Premier League games live on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA Network. Spanish-language broadcasts are shown on Telemundo and Universo. And NBC's streaming service Peacock shows games each week of the season. Most matches are on NBCSN or Peacock, with the occasional match shown Saturday or Sunday afternoon on NBC. The NBC Sports YouTube channel has highlights shortly after each game. 

Keep reading to see your options for watching English football from across the pond in the US.

Premier League

Crosstown rivals United and City will meet at OId Trafford for the Manchester derby on Saturday on NBCSN, Universo and Telemundo.

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Which Premier League games are on this week?

The 11th matchweek of the 2021-22 season runs from Friday to Sunday. The biggest matchup of the weekend is on Saturday morning -- the 186th Manchester derby, a fixture first contested in 1881. Sunday's tilt between West Ham and Liverpool should be a fun watch too, with both clubs in fine form.

Here's the US broadcast schedule for matchweek 11 (all times ET):

Friday, Nov. 5

  • Southampton vs. Aston Villa, 4 p.m. on Peacock

Saturday, Nov. 6

  • Man Utd vs. Man City, 7:30 a.m. on NBCSN, Universo and Telemundo
  • Brentford vs. Norwich City, 11 a.m. on Peacock
  • Chelsea vs. Burnley, 11 a.m. on Peacock
  • Crystal Palace vs. Wolves, 11 a.m. on NBCSN and Universo
  • Brighton vs. Newcastle, 1:30 p.m. on NBC and Universo

Sunday, Nov. 7

  • Arsenal vs. Watford, 9 a.m. on Peacock
  • Everton vs. Spurs, 9 a.m. on NBCSN and Telemundo
  • Leeds vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. on Peacock
  • West Ham vs. Liverpool, 11:30 a.m. on NBCSN and Telemundo

The Guardian has match previews.

How to watch the Premier League without cable 

US residents don't need a cable or satellite TV subscription in order to watch NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, Universo and Telemundo -- or authenticate an account in order to stream the matches on NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app. All of the major live TV streaming services include these NBC-related channels, and you can use a live TV streaming subscription to log in to NBC Sports livestreams online.

If you live in an area with good reception, you can watch the Premier League games shown on NBC for free just by attaching an affordable (under $30) indoor antenna to nearly any TV. 

Peacock offers three tiers: a limited free plan and two Premium plans. The ad-supported Premium plan costs $5 a month, and the ad-free Premium plan costs $10 a month. You need one of the Premium plans to watch Premier League games live and full-game replays, though highlights are available on the free tier.

Read our Peacock review.

Sling TV's $35-a-month Blue plan includes NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and Universo. Neither of its plans include Telemundo. You can add CNBC for an extra $6 per month. Enter your address here to see which local channels are available where you live.

Read our Sling TV review.

YouTube TV costs $65 a month and includes all six NBC-related channels. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area.

Read our YouTube TV review.

FuboTV costs $65 per month and includes the six NBC channels. Click here to see which local channels you get.

Read our FuboTV review.

Hulu with Live TV costs $65 a month and includes NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network and Telemundo. You can add Universo for an extra $5 a month. Click the "View channels in your area" link on its welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your ZIP code.

Read our Hulu with Live TV review.

DirecTV Stream's basic, $70-a-month package includes NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network and Telemundo. You'll need to upgrade to the $95-a-month plan to get Universo. You can use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels are available where you live.

Read our DirecTV Stream review.

All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials (except Peacock, which just has a free tier), and all allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live-TV streaming services guide.

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