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QPR v Swansea City live stream: How to watch the Championship from anywhere in the world

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QPR v Swansea City live stream, Tuesday 25 January, 7.45pm GMT

QPR will be seeking their fifth consecutive victory in the Championship when Swansea City visit Loftus Road on Tuesday.

Rangers are in fantastic form, having beaten Bristol City, Birmingham City, West Bromwich Albion and Coventry City in their last four outings. That run of results has seen them climb from seventh place up to fourth, and if results go their way in the coming days they could start February inside the automatic promotion spots.

For a while, QPR were synonymous with highly-paid journeymen coming towards the end of their careers. That model did not serve them well in the Premier League, and Rangers have taken a different approach in recent years. Mark Warburton's squad contains a handful of experienced players, but it is dominated by those in their early to mid-20s. QPR's new approach is bringing them results, and the Rs will fancy their chances of finishing in the play-offs at least this term.

Swansea reached the play-off final last season but are highly unlikely to do so in 2021/22. They are way down in 17th place heading into the midweek round of fixtures, having won only two games since the start of November. 

One of those victories came on Saturday, as a goal from Ryan Manning brought the Swans victory over Preston. Their away record does not make for particularly pleasant reading, though: only Barnsley and Peterborough have collected fewer points on the road than Swansea this season.

Stefan Johansen will need to be assessed ahead of kick-off, while QPR will definitely be without Seny Dieng, Ilias Chair and Osman Kakay, all of whom are at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Swansea are unlikely to make too many changes to their XI after the win against Preston, although Hannes Wolf is pushing for a start after coming off the bench at half-time last time out.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm GMT on Tuesday 25 January, and UK viewers can watch live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football. See below for international broadcast options.

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VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Premier League football from outside your country

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If you’re out of the country for a round of Premier League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

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ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN including a 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! 

NordVPN NordLocker

NordVPN with quality mobile and desktop apps

A cheaper option and almost ExpressVPN's equal when it comes to quality, too. A single subscription covers six connections, so you can use it on mobile, laptop, streaming devices and more, all at the same time.

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It's clear to see why Surfshark is top of TechRadar's best cheap VPN table – it combines an excellent product with bargain pricing, starting at £2/$2.50 a month!

UK TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers

UK VPN Premier League live streams

Sky Sports and BT Sport are the two main players once again, but Amazon also have a slice of the pie in 2021/22. 

US TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers

USA VPN Premier League live streams

NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.

Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country. 

Canada TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Canadian subscribers

Canada VPN Premier League live streams

DAZN subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2021/22 – and it gets better. After a one-month free trial, you'll only have to pay a rolling $20-a-month fee, or make it an annual subscription of $150.

The broadcaster also has all the rights to Champions League and Europa League games in Canada, too.

Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above. 

Australia TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers

Australia VPN Premier League live streams

Optus Sport are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box and other friendly streaming devices.

To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page. 

New Zealand TV rights

How to watch a Premier League live stream for New Zealand subscribers

New Zealand VPN Premier League live streams

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Spark Sport are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League – for $24.99 a month, after a seven-day free trial. 

It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs, and Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility new for this season.

Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.

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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).