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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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