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How to Watch the German Bundesliga in the UK: Live Stream, Betting Sites, and TV


It was announced this week that football will be returning in Germany with the top two divisions resuming. All being well, we’re expecting the powers that be to confirm a 22nd May restart date. There are nine rounds of fixtures still to complete for the league, with several clubs having the chance to win.

Although it is not yet fully confirmed, fixtures will likely pick up from where they left off. Therefore, there will be games on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and possibly even Monday. The big question that we’re asking is where can we watch it?

Read on for all the ways you can tune in to watch elite football from the 16th of May. This included TV, online streams as well as betting sites ‘bet to watch’ features.


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Watch Bundesliga Matches Live in the UK on TV

The good news is that you can watch a selection on Bundesliga games live from your sofa. BT Sport have the rights to show a pick of games throughout the season and this will start up again as soon as matches kick-off.

BT Sport have a handy schedule showing which matches will be on, and at what time. Bundesliga matches are well staggered so you should expect to watch at least a couple in the first round of games. It is not yet known how many matches BT will broadcast as they do not normally show the 2.30 (BST) kick-offs due to the live football blackout in the UK.

*Update BT Sport have since announced that all German Bundesliga 1. matches will be broadcast live across various BT Sport channels.

Of course, the downside to this is that you’ll need a BT Sport subscription. There is still plenty of time to sign-up for one if you fancy, BT Broadband customers can get this for an additional £10 a month at present. Various passes through the likes of NOWTV are also an option. Furthermore, the idea of making all games free-to-air has also been flouted – so don't be too hasty when signing up.

Live Stream Matches with BT Sport

Not got control of the TV during lockdown? No worries! BT Sport also gives you the option to stream the same matches online. Simply grab your device, log-in to you BT account and select the game you want to watch. It really is as simple as that.

Stream Bundesliga Games with your bet365 Account – UK

If you’re looking for an alternative to mainstream channels, then your betting account may be the solution. Football betting sites in the UK often have the rights to European football games, including the Bundesliga.

One of our favourite bookies, bet365, offer this as a feature. Similarly to BT Sport, bet365 also have a schedule so you can pick which matches you want to watch. They may, in fact, have all of the games available, and you can flick between games whenever you want.

The bet365 Bundesliga live streams are not available in all countries, and geo-blocking applies in areas in which it is not permitted. The German Bundesliga is currently blocked in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg & Switzerland.

How Does Live Streaming on Betting Sites Work?

Watching live sports through your betting account is a piece of cake. In days gone by you would have to have placed a bet on the specific game you wanted to watch, but now the process is much simpler.

All you need is a positive balance on your account or have placed a bet on any sport within the previous 24 hours. Your account will also need to have been verified for you to stream, but this is something that all players will need to do when they deposit.

The streaming service is available on a good few bookies in the UK and is usually available to watch on desktop or the app. As mentioned above you don’t need to place a specific football bet, any bet will mean you qualify.

Watch Bundesliga in the UK FAQs

✅ Q: Can I Watch German Football in the UK?

A: Yes! By a number of means. You can watch via BT Sport or on selected betting accounts.

⚽ Q: Are Live Streams on bet365 free?

A: Yes. All you need is an active balance, or to have placed any bet within the previous 24 hour period.