All the details you need to watch Europe’s best battle it out wherever you are in the world
European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch matches online from anywhere
The European Champions Cup returns with the quarter-finals next weekend – six months after they were due to be played.
The pandemic may have delayed the action but there is still plenty of excitement around the knockout stages and the race to be crowned European champions.
You’ll no doubt want to watch all the matches unfold so below we explain how to find a reliable Champions Cup live stream wherever you are.
How to watch the European Champions Cup from outside your country
If you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Champions Cup coverage, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.
VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Champions Cup live stream you would at home.
Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.
Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.
European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from the UK & Ireland
BT Sport show every game of the Champions Cup in the UK and Ireland. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the competition, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.
That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.
If you’re from the UK but are overseas when there is a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.
In the UK, Channel 4 show one match a round on free-to-air television while Virgin One in Ireland do the same.
European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from France
To watch the Champions Cup in France, beIN Sports is the place to go as they are the main rights holders. It costs €15 a month to access the coverage or if you commit to six months you get a discount of €12 a month.
Certain matches are also available on free-to-air France Télévisions.
European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from Europe
If you’re in Austria, Germany, Italy or Switzerland, you can watch the Champions Cup through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.
European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from the USA
If you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Champions Cup matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.
The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.
European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from Canada
The home of the Champions Cup in Canada is the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.
European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from Australia
For those in Australia, a subscription to digital rugby network RugbyPass allows you to watch Champions Cup matches.
European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from New Zealand
Spark Sport, the live and on-demand streaming service, has the rights to show the Champions Cup in New Zealand.
It costs $24.99 for a monthly subscription and you can also sign up for a seven-day FREE trial.
European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from South Africa
SuperSport has the rights to broadcast the Champions Cup in South Africa. There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from EasyView, with access to Blitz, to Premium, with all ten sports channels.
European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from Japan
DAZN, which allows you to live stream sport or watch it on demand, is the place to go to watch the Champions Cup in Japan. The service is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and more.
European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from elsewhere
EPCR have launched an OTT service, epcrugby.tv, so you can stream live Champions Cup matches outside of its core broadcast territories (UK & Ireland, France, USA, Malta, Spain, Andorra and Sub-Saharan Africa).
It’s €2.99 to watch a single Champions Cup match or you can buy a season pass to watch all of the remaining games of the 2019-20 campaign for €11.99. Or if you want to watch both the Champions and Challenge Cups, it’s €17.99 for a season pass for the rest of 2019-20.
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- Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)
- Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroad
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