Premier League: How to watch EPL games in the U.S. and Australia
- The Premier League’s upcoming 2018/2019 season is slated to kick off very soon
- Fans in the U.S. and Australia will still be able to catch all of the action as well
- The matches can be watched via TV, online and mobile devices in both countries
The 2018/2019 Premier League season is about to get underway very soon – but that doesn’t mean that fans not located in the UK will be shut out.
Those in the United States and Australia can still catch all of the high-intensity action on TV, online and mobile devices.
Here’s a quick look at when the 2018/2019 Premier League season starts, what the opening weekend fixtures are and how to watch in the U.S. and Australia.
The Premier League will soon be back in action on August 10 to kick off the 2018/2019 season
When does the 2018/2019 Premier League season start?
The 2018/2019 Premier League season will start on Friday, August 10.
What are the 2018/2019 season opening weekend fixtures?
Manchester United will be taking on Leicester City in the opening match of the season.
The full list of opening weekend fixtures is as follows:
FRIDAY – AUGUST 10
Manchester United vs Leicester City
SATURDAY – AUGUST 11
Newcastle United vs Tottenham
Bournemouth vs Cardiff City
Fulham vs Crystal Palace
Huddersfield vs Chelsea
Watford vs Brighton
Wolves vs Everton
SUNDAY – AUGUST 12
Liverpool vs West Ham
Southampton vs Burnley
Arsenal vs Manchester City
How to watch in the U.S.
In the U.S. Premier League matches can be seen on NBC and its affiliate channels.
Most games will be broadcasted on NBCSN, though NBC, CNBC and USA will also be airing the matches. Notably, U.S. fans will have access to all ten games live every weekend of the season.
In addition, select Spanish-language Premier League matches can also be seen on Telemundo and Universo. Telemundo generally airs two games on Sunday mornings while Universo typically broadcasts one or two matches on Saturdays.
In addition, Premier League matches can also be livestreamed in the U.S. using the NBC Sports app or the NBC Sports Gold’s Premier League Pass, a paid subscription service.
Other streaming options include fuboTV, PlayStation Vue and Sling Blue.
How to watch in Australia
In Australia, the matches can be seen on SBS, which will cover one match a week. In addition, fans of Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool can catch match replays on each club’s own dedicated Foxtel channel.
To watch online, livestreaming will be available via Optus once again. Notably, the Optus Sport package will now be available to the general public, not just Optus customers, for a small fee while Optus Sport itself will be free for all customers until August 31.
Additionally, fans can stream Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool matches using the Foxtel app. Delayed match coverage will also be show on the Foxtel app and on Foxtel Now.