Why you must use a VPN when streaming Bundesliga

Geo-blocking. Some Bundesliga streaming services are geo-blocked for the UK, the USA, or Australia only. A VPN bypasses geo-restrictions by changing your IP address, thus, changing your virtual location.

ISP throttling. There are ISPs (Internet service providers) that are known for slowing down internet connections after a certain amount of time or when a specific number of data is used. Since a VPN hides your IP address and anonymizes the traffic traveling in and out of your device, your ISP can no longer throttle the speed.

A VPN works in a very straightforward way. Follow the steps below, and you’ll see that not only is the installation process quick, but the app interface is extremely user-friendly.

If you’ve never come across a VPN before, this guide on how to use a VPN will help you a lot.


Sign up for a VPN (e.g., Surfshark) account.


Download the app. You can get it for pretty much any operating system.


Connect to a server you need. If you want to watch Bundesliga on BT Sport, connect to the UK server.

Bundesliga live streaming on paid services

The UK. BT Sport live-streams Bundesliga matches, but it’s only available for those who are in the UK. As mentioned above, sign up for a VPN and bypass geo-blocking in the most efficient way. BT Sport doesn’t offer a free trial, but it’s contract-free.

BT sport streaming

The USA. In the USA, Fox Sports stream Bundesliga. The most convenient way to watch football (soccer) online without cable, is to go to FOX Soccer Match Pass and sign up for a free seven-day trial.

fox sports soccer streaming

Similarly to BT Sport, to stream Fox Sports outside of the US, you’ll need a VPN.

Streaming services showing live Bundesliga matches through Fox Sports or beIN Sports (no cable needed):

  1. fuboTV. There’s a seven-day free trial on Fubo and Fubo Extra TV channel packages.
  2. Vidgo.com. Vidgo offers a seven-day free trial.
  3. Sling TV. Sling TV is tricky with their free trial options. Unless they’re doing a special promotion or a Black Friday sale, it’s not a guarantee that you’ll get a free trial. However, if you download the Sling TV app through anything but your computer (e.g., Android or iOS devices, smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV), you might get lucky.

If you go to any of these websites and see that they’re only available in the US, use a VPN, connect to the US server, and refresh the site.

Australia. You can watch Bundesliga on beIN Sports Australiathey offer a two-week free trial. Connect to an Australian VPN server if you’re outside of the country.

beIN sports streaming

Bundesliga live streaming on free websites

Finding free live streaming sites that work can be a headache. Three options below are usually reliable in providing working football streams, but be cautious if you decide to use them since free streaming sites can contain malicious ads or malware.

  1. Viprow
  2. Footybite
  3. Sur.ly
  4. LivesoccerTV
  5. Flashscore

Since these sites are free to use, be sure to protect your privacy with a VPN. Some VPN providers also offer ad-blocking features that are helpful when you’re hunting down those free live streams.

Bundesliga fixture dates starting May 16

Matchday 26, season 2019-2020
Match Date Time (GMT)
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke May 16 2.30PM
RB Leipzig vs Sport-Club Freiburg May 16 2.30PM
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin May 16 2.30PM
Fortuna Düsseldorf vs SC Paderborn 07 May 16 2.30PM
FC Augsburg vs VfL Wolfsburg May 16 2.30PM
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Mönchengladbach May 16 5.30PM
FC Köln vs FSV Mainz 05 May 17 2.30PM
FC Union Berlin vs FC Bayern München May 17 5.00PM
SV Werder Bremen vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen May 18 7.30PM

I hope that out of all the options, you’ll find the one that works best for you. I encourage you to go for paid services because by paying an extra buck, you’ll get high-quality, smoothly running live streams and no malicious content.

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