How to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona tonight
Kick-off is 8pm GMT on Sunday March 1.
If you're out of the country, have no fear: our essential VPN guide will tell you how to watch this game without legal hassle...
Use a VPN to watch Barcelona vs Levante from outside your country
If you’re abroad for the game, your domestic on-demand services won’t work because the broadcaster knows your location based on your IP address. Your access to the game will be automatically blocked, which is annoying if you’ve dished out for a TV license and don't want to resort to illegal streams which buffer every five seconds.
Don’t worry, though. All you need to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to circumvent such annoyances, assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, of course. A VPN creates a private connection between whatever device you’re using and the internet, meaning your suppliers’ service can’t work out where you are and what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are plenty of options out there, including:
1. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) (inc. 30-day, money-back guarantee)
FourFourTwo’s tech stablemates TechRadar (opens in new tab) love its lightning-quick connections, security you can trust, and the fact it works with Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PS4 plus plenty more.
It also comes with that money-back guarantee, has 24/7 support, is currently available for a 49% discount and with three months free to make your away days even more profitable than Crystal Palace’s.
2. Nord VPN (opens in new tab) (inc. 30-day, money-back guarantee): a cheaper option; its cheapest package current averages at a mere £2.29 per month.
3. IPVanish (opens in new tab) (inc. seven-day money-back guarantee): slightly more expensive but supports up to 10 devices, and can be paid for every three months if required.
How to watch a Barcelona live stream for UK viewers
If you’re based in the UK, good news: La Liga has agreed a UK TV deal with Premier Sports (opens in new tab) through to the end of 2021/22. And Barcelona's match at home to Celta Vigo will be shown live of Premier Sports 2 and LaLigaTV, with coverage beginning at 7.55pm (GMT).
LaLigaTV, which shows all matches from Spain's top flight, has launched on the Premier Player OTT service and will launch on Sky TV platform by January 2020.
According to its official website (opens in new tab): "LaLigaTV will be made available by Premier Sports as part of its channel bundle on Sky TV and the Premier Player OTT streaming service for just £11.99 per month or £99 per year (with pricing and launch date on Virgin TV to be confirmed). Fans will also have the option to add LaLigaTV as a standalone service via Premier Sports, priced at £5.99 per month or £49 per year, once the channel is officially launched on Sky TV and the Premier Player during the coming weeks."
How to watch a Barcelona live stream for US viewers
In the US, beIN Sports and beIN Sports Espanol have the current television rights for La Liga matches.
When it comes to watching online, there are a number of options. There is fuboTV (opens in new tab), Sling World Sports (opens in new tab) and Sling TV (opens in new tab), which all come with free seven-day trial, as well as beIN SPORTS Connect (opens in new tab), if you have an existing cable subscription.
Remember, if you’re outside the US of A, you can still get on using the VPNs above.
How to watch a Barcelona live stream for Canadian subscribers
For Canadian residents, beIN Sports is the go-to place for La Liga coverage – and you can subscribe to the channel’s online service (opens in new tab) for $14.95 a month or $164.95 a year.
When you’re away from Canada, check out the VPN deals above to continue using your subscription.
How to watch a Barcelona live stream for Australian subscribers
For the antipodeans among you, the provider of La Liga is – and you won’t believe this – beIN Sports. To stream Barcelona games online, you’ll want a Kayo Sports subscription (opens in new tab), which is $25 a month, and starts with a 14-day free trial.
But for those times when you aren’t Down Under, you better have a look at the VPN choices above.
How to watch a Barcelona live stream for New Zealand subscribers
So you’re a cultured Kiwi with a taste for Spanish football? There’s only one thing for it: you need a beIN Sports subscription.
Online deals (opens in new tab) work out as $19.78 a month (with a free two-week trial), while an annual subscription is $197.80.
Whenever you make the long journey to anywhere that isn’t New Zealand, don’t forget to look over the VPN deals above so you don’t miss out.
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