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How to watch the Champions League in the USA

Find out how to follow the biggest matchups between Europe's elite soccer sides.
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Published onFebruary 7, 2024

The big names, the elite skill, the heart-stopping drama, the evocative theme tune — the UEFA Champions League has it all and more. The 2023/24 edition of Europe’s premier soccer club contest is getting to the business end, with the first round of the knockout stages fast approaching. If you’re stateside and wondering how to watch the Champions League in the USA, look no further. We’ll give you the full rundown of where and when you can watch it.

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Paramount Plus is the best place to catch every Champions League game in the US if you're a native English speaker. Vix is a good alternative if you prefer Spanish commentary.


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Where to watch the Champions League in the USA

If you’re in the US and prefer commentary in English, the most obvious place to go for Champions League 2023/24 coverage is Paramount Plus. The streaming service is airing every Champions League game with English-language analysis, as well as every Europa League and Europa Conference League game for good measure. Plans start at $5.99 per month for the version with ads, and you can sign up for the seven-day free trial if you just want to catch one or two specific games.

FuboTV is a streaming service with a more limited number of Champions League games on the schedule but with more content than Paramount Plus overall. It gives you access to channels like CBS, CBS Sports Network, and TUDN, all of which have some Champions League action this season. But for $75 per month, you’d need to have only a passing interest in catching soccer and at least one eye on the other content that the streaming service has to offer to make it worthwhile.

Spanish speakers have another excellent option in the form of the Vix streaming service. It has a comparable amount of content to Paramount Plus but with a Spanish language focus, and it will carry every Champions League game with Spanish commentary. You can even stream some of the games for free on Vix, but you’ll need a premium subscription to watch them all. Thankfully, this is only $6.99 per month.

When is the Champions League?

While some teams from certain countries go straight into the main Champions League draw by virtue of their finishing position in their domestic league the previous season, other teams have to battle through some preliminary qualifying rounds. Here’s the schedule from the main group stage onward.

RoundDate(s)
Group Matchday 1
September 19/20, 2023
Group Matchday 2
October 3/4, 2023
Group Matchday 3
October 24/25, 2023
Group Matchday 4
November 7/8, 2023
Group Matchday 5
November 28/29, 2023
Group Matchday 6
December 12/13, 2023
Round of 16, 1st Leg
February 13/14/20/21, 2024
Round of 16, 2nd Leg
March 5/6/12/13, 2024
Quarter-finals, 1st Leg
April 9/10, 2024
Quarter-finals, 2nd Leg
April 16/17, 2024
Semi-finals, 1st Leg
April 30/May 1, 2024
Semi-finals, 2nd Leg
May 7/8, 2024
Final
June 1, 2024

All games will be played on Tuesday or Wednesday, apart from the final, which will take place on Saturday. The midweek games will take place either at 12:45 pm EST/9:45 PST or at 3:00 pm EST/12:00 pm PST.  The later time will be the most-used slot and will be the sole time slot once the matches are reduced to one per gameday.


FAQs

Yes, to a limited extent. Hulu includes live CBS and CBS Sports Network in its channel lineup, meaning you have access to some of the Champions League games. This is worth knowing if you already subscribe to Hulu, but the $69.99 monthly subscription is a lot to pay just for the Champions League.

No. ESPN Plus has some soccer coverage but it doesn’t include the UEFA Champions League for the upcoming season.

There are several options to watch the Premier League in the USA, most notably NBC Sports.

If you love Italian soccer, you can watch all Serie A games on Paramount Plus in the US.

Yes, you can watch the Bundesliga in the USA through ESPN.

Fans can watch La Liga in the USA via ESPN.