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How to watch the Premier League fixtures on TV

How to watch the Premier League fixtures on TV

The Premier League TV schedule is set to start up again on 17 June, after the cancellation of all live sport during the COVID-19 lockdown. The first matches will be broadcast on Sky Sports, with Aston Villa facing off against Sheffield United and then Manchester City hosting Arsenal, both on the evening on the 17th.

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Where can I watch Premier League fixtures on TV?

For the first time in Premier League history, some matches will be shown for free on the BBC, following their return from their corona-enforced hiatus. This is the first time since the 1987-88 season that a live, top-flight league football match was broadcast on the BBC. At the moment there are 33 games planned to air for free across BBC, Amazon, and Sky’s Freeview channel, Pick.

Apart from those specific games, all other Premier League fixtures will be shown on either Sky Sports, BT Sport or Amazon Prime. As in the past, the majority of the matches will be shown on Sky Sports, roughly twice as many as will be shown on BT Sport, with just a few key matches shown on Amazon Prime.

This means that in order to watch all the remaining Premier League fixtures for the year on TV live, you’ll need access to more than one sports channel.

(Scroll down to see the full list of this month's games)

Premier League games on BBC

The current Premier League fixtures have only been announced as far as 2 July. Of those 31 games, two will be aired for free on the BBC; Bournemouth v Crystal Palace on 20 June at 7:45pm and then Norwich v Everton on 24 June at 6pm.

There are still two more matches that will air on BBC that have yet to be confirmed, but BBC will also show additional Match of the Day highlights programmes so that viewers don’t miss out.

Sky Sports Premier League fixtures

The first match of the returning Premier League season will see Aston Villa face Sheffield United on 17 June, before Manchester City host Arsenal later the same evening, both of which will air on Sky Sports.

Sky Sports has the exclusive broadcast rights to 64 of the season’s remaining fixtures. So far a total of 22 games have been announced to air on Sky Sports, seven of which will also be shown on their free-to-view channel, Pick.

Sky has introduced the Sky Premier League & Football channel for those wishing to start watching football again but who aren’t too fussed about other sports such as cricket or golf. Priced at £18 this is a rolling 31-day subscription, giving viewers the flexibility to sign up on a month-by-month basis.

Sky Sports subscribers can access a range of channels filled with live sport, including top-flight games each week. You will also be able to stream matches via the SkyGo app on a range of devices, including smartphones and tablets.

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Alternatively, NOW TV gives you access to every Sky Sports channel without signing up to a contract. You can get a Sky Sports day pass for £9.99 or a month pass for £33.99.

NOW TV also has a Sky Sports Mobile Month pass for those who don’t mind watching matches on their smartphones. This is a monthly subscription that costs just £5.99 and includes five Sky Sports channels: Premier League, Arena, Action, Racing, and News.

NOW TV can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles.

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BT Sport Premier League fixtures

BT Sport will be airing 20 games this season, all of which will be available exclusively to BT Sport customers, including the face-off between Chelsea and Manchester City on Thursday 25 June.

In addition to the Premier League matches, BT Sport will also be the only place to watch the Champions League when it returns as well as the Europa League.

BT Broadband customers can add BT Sport to their existing contracts for an additional £15 per month, however there is an initial half price deal running that makes it just £7.50 per month for three months.

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Amazon Prime Live Premier League fixtures

Amazon Prime is a newcomer to the world of Premier League football, predominantly airing key Bank Holiday matches. For the remainder of the season, Amazon Prime will be showing four free games.

While you will need an Amazon Prime membership to access them, you won’t need any kind of additional membership to watch these matches.

Take a look at the latest deals for Amazon Prime ahead of the new season.

Remaining Premier League fixtures 2020

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