Bundesliga live stream: how to watch Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund anywhere in the world
The Bundesliga is Europe's most entertaining top flight; the only one of this continent's Big Five leagues to average more than three (3.18) goals per game last season. This year promises to be even better with high-end drama lasting from now until May.
Action is more or less guaranteed in Germany's top division, famous for its raucous atmospheres, cheap beer and glorious sausages. There's even some football too – and this year, as ever, it's on the rest of the Bundesliga to topple Bayern Munich. Borussia Dortmund gave it a good go in 2018/19 but ultimately fell two points short, having led for much of the campaign.
It's Bayern who are topping the German top-flight table once again, but their lead only stands at a single point, with fellow Champions League side RB Leipzig hot on their heels. Dortmund lie three points behind last year's Bundesliga champions, and will be looking to capitalise on any slip-up that Bayern make over the course of the season.
If you're out of the country and need a VPN to get you sorted, here's our handy expert guide...
Use a VPN to watch a Bundesliga live stream from outside your country
If you’re on holiday or just simply out of the country, your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows exactly where you are from your IP address. Your access to the game will be automatically blocked, which is annoying if you’ve paid a subscription fee and don't want to use an illegal, buffering stream that makes you miss another Jadon Sancho nutmeg. And that's where we recommend ExpressVPN (more on which below).
All you need to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to get beyond such aggravations (assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs). A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, meaning suppliers can’t work out where you are and what you’re doing. The info going to and from is entirely encrypted.
There are plenty of options out there, including:
1. ExpressVPN (inc. 30-day, money-back guarantee)
FourFourTwo’s brainy office mates TechRadar love its super speedy connections, trustworthy security and the fact it works with Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PS4 and loads more. You also get a money-back guarantee, 24/7 support and it's currently available for a knockdown price. Go get it!
2. Nord VPN (inc. 30-day, money-back guarantee): a cheaper option; its cheapest package current averages at a wallet-friendly £2.29 per month.
3. IPVanish (inc. seven-day money-back guarantee): slightly more expensive but supports up to 10 devices, and you can pay for it every three months if you need to.
How to watch a Bundesliga live stream for UK subscribers
BT Sport is the only place you'll be able to watch the Bundesliga in Britain this season – and right now, existing Sky customers can get £5 off its usual add-on price.
It's also available FREE for new BT broadband and TV customers, and comes in at £6 a month for existing ones. Subscribers can use the superb BT Sport app or BTSport.com to watch on their mobile or PC streaming service.
How to watch a Bundesliga live stream for US subscribers
In the US, FOX Sports' Match Pass has you covered – it's the only English-speaking coverage (FOX Deportes and Univision Deportes have the rights in Spanish). You get the first seven days free, and then it'll cost you $19.99 a month; alternatively, you can knock that price right down and get it for $139.99 annually (before sales tax).
You can stream all 306 Bundesliga matches and select 2.Bundesliga ones on iOS, Android phones and tablets, desktop web browsers, Apple TV (Gen 4), Roku, Amazon Fire TV and AndroidTV.
But wait! There's an alternative. You can get streaming service Sling Blue – including FOX Sports 1, FS2 and more among 45+ channels – for $20/month.
Head back up to our VPN advice to catch games when you’re not within 49 states of Donald Trump.
How to watch a Bundesliga live stream for Canadian subscribers
Sportsnet is the only place in Canada you'll be able to watch the Bundesliga legally. Every match will be available to stream on SN NOW+ with feature games on Sportsnet World. For that you'll need to part with $20.83/month (billed annually), or go for the $27.99 plan without the commitment (billed monthly).
To get stuck in, scroll back up the page and get yourself VPN.
How to watch a Bundesliga live stream for Australian subscribers
beIN Sports have the Bundesliga rights in Australia for 2019/20, at an attractive price – $199.99 for the year, or $19.99/month. It’s available via the Fetch TV box, can be added to your existing Foxtel Now subscription, or you can watch beIN SPORTS CONNECT where you have internet access on your laptop, desktop computer or mobile device.
You'll also get Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1 too for good measure.
Check out our VPN advice to watch when you're out of the country.
How to watch a Bundesliga live stream for New Zealand subscribers
See above: beIN Sports' offerings are applicable to fans in New Zealand too.
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