You can watch the 2023 Champions League final for free in the UK this weekend

A view of the UEFA Champions League logo during the UEFA Champions League 2021/22 Round of 16 Draw at the UEFA headquarters, The House of European Football, on December 13, 2021, in Nyon, Switzerland.
The Champions League final is always shown as a free-to-air game in the UK (Image credit: Richard Juilliart - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

The Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter will be aired for free in the UK on Saturday night.

While BT Sport have the sole rights to show all Champions League games in Britain, all the European finals are broadcast free so anyone in the country can watch without having to take out a subscription.

And with the final featuring an English team for the fifth time in the last six years (2020's final between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain the exception), there will be plenty of domestic interest in the showpiece match.

If you don't have an existing BT Sport subscription, you won't have to spend anything to watch the match – but you might want to work out how you want to watch it before the Champions League anthem begins.

Here are your options to find a Manchester City vs Inter Milan live stream in the UK:

• Channels BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate

• The BT Sport app on your smart TV, phone or tablet

The BT Sport website

BT Sport on YouTube

Away from home for the game? Use a VPN to watch the Champions League with your subscription from anywhere.

It's also worth bearing in mind that over the summer BT Sport is changing its name to TNT Sport – so don't get confused if you can't find the BT Sport channel when it comes to watching Saturday lunchtime Premier League kick-offs next season.

The 2023 Champions League final Manchester City vs Inter Milan kick-off is at 8pm BST on Saturday June 10 in the UK. The game is being shown on BT Sport 1, BT Sport Ultimate the BT Sport website and the BT Sport app.

In the US, kick-off time is 3pm ET / 12pm PT. The match will be shown on Paramount+ in the US.

Use a VPN to watch the 2023 Champions League final from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for a Champions League fixture, then you won't be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the Champions League, FourFourTwo currently recommends:


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Conor Pope
Online Editor

Conor Pope is the former Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content. He plays football regularly, and has a large, discerning and ever-growing collection of football shirts from around the world.

He supports Blackburn Rovers and holds a season ticket with south London non-league side Dulwich Hamlet. His main football passions include Tugay, the San Siro and only using a winter ball when it snows.