How to watch the Champions League final live

The Champions League is approaching an exciting conclusion. From the 32 teams that began the group stages back in September, only two remain. 

The two teams who contested the 2018 final meet again, with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool (6-time winners) meeting Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid (record 13-times winners) at the Stade de France in Paris. 

Real staged a stunning comeback win against Manchester City in their semi-final second leg, while Liverpool survived a scare against Villareal to prevail. 

Here’s everything you need to know about watching the Champions League final, including if you’re not currently based in the UK.

When is the Champions League final on TV?

The Champions League kicks off at 8pm UK time.

How to watch the Champions League in the UK

The good news is the final will be streamed for free for anyone in the UK to watch by BT Sport. 

BT Sport has exclusive rights to the Champions League in the UK, so you usually need an active subscription in order to start watching on TV, but the provider will show the final for free.


You can watch the Champions League final live and for free in the UK on BT Sport’s YouTube channel. We’ve embedded the video below, just click play.

BT Sport app

You will also be able to watch the match for free in the UK via the official BT Sport app. You can download it for free on iOS or Android for smartphone or tablet. 

BT Sport website

The match will also be streamed live for free via


If you pay for BT Sport, you can watch the final on BT Sport 1 HD .

There are a few options when it comes to signing up to BT Sport, firstly by combining it with BT Broadband. Put your postcode into the website to see what deals are available.

On the TV side, prices start at £16 per month for the duration of a 24-month contract. In exchange, you’ll get all the BT Sport channels and BoxNation, alongside Freeview, AMC and a recordable TV box.

You can also just use the BT Sport app (£16pm) – it works on mobile, tablet, smart TV and console – or buy the Monthly Pass for £25pm. If your device supports it, you’ll still be able to watch in up to 4K HDR quality.Sky customers can get BT Sport added from £15pm (after a three-month £7.50pm promotion).

Sky customers can get BT Sport added for £21pm. BT also offers a combined package with Sky Sports via Now, which is £40pm for 24 months.

View all of the BT Sport packages here.

How to watch the Champions League outside the UK

BT Sport is geo-restricted, meaning you can only officially watch its coverage if you’re based in the UK.

A workaround is available if you’re outside this region, but we’d encourage you to find the the local broadcaster first – especially if you’re based there permanently. That’s CBS and Univision in the US, Stan in Australia or Sony Pictures Networks in the Indian subcontinent.

However, if you already have an active UK subscription, we’d recommend accessing the BT Sport stream using a VPN. This will allow you to still appear as if you’re in the UK and retain access to channels, and it’s completely legal. 

NordVPN is one of our top recommendations, but you can check out our best VPN chart, which shows you some of the best services for accessing UK content from abroad.

If you’re only planning on using the VPN for the football, you might also want to consider a free VPN. Nearly all will have a UK server, but there may be strict data limits. 

Want more football? Here’s how to watch the Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

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