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How to watch 3pm Kick Offs in the UK

Watch EVERY Premier League game without Sky Sports or BT Sport!

There’s an odd rule in the UK that prevents any live football being shown on TV between 3pm-5pm on a Saturday. Here we show you how you can get around this ban and watch EVERY Premier League game. Best of all, the workaround will work all season and costs less than a Sky Sports and/or BT Sport subscription. Continue reading to find out how to watch 3pm kickoffs in the UK.

How to watch 3pm kickoffs: Quick guide

Here’s what you need to do. In this exact order.

Option 1 (New Zealand)
  1. Get NordVPN (£3.02/month)
  2. Install NordVPN app
  3. Open the NordVPN app and connect to a server in New Zealand
  4. Go to beIN SPORTS
  5. Sign up for 2-week free trial (use a MasterCard or Visa)
  6. Watch 3pm Premier League kick offs
Option 2 (USA)
  1. Get NordVPN (£3.02/month)
  2. Install NordVPN app
  3. Open the NordVPN app and connect to a server in the US or Canada
  4. Go to Fubo.tv (USA)
  5. Sign up for 7-day free trial (use a MasterCard or PayPal and enter a fake US Zip Code)
  6. Watch 3pm Premier League kick offs

Note: Fubo.TV is an online cable subscription. So you’re getting much more than just access to the Premier League stream. Sign up to Fubo.tv and you’re getting access to the EPL, Champions League, La Liga, Ligue 1, MLS, NFL, MLB, PGA Tour and heaps more. Plus TV shows and films.

Why can’t I watch 3pm games in the UK?

The rationale behind the Saturday 3pm football bans makes sense. It’s a rule that’s been put in place by the FA to encourage fans to support their local teams rather than staying in to watch a top-flight game on TV at 3pm.

The direct (or indirect) result is that all four Football leagues in the UK have higher attendances than anywhere else in Europe. And not just by a little bit. By a huge margin.

How to watch 3pm Premier League kick offs in the UK?

If you want to watch 3pm Premier League games in the UK, you’re going to need two things.

1. A really good VPN

How to watch 3pm kick offs in the UK - NordVPN

The first thing you need to do is spoof your internet connection to make it appear as if you’re in the US. You need a good VPN for this.

If you want a simple VPN that does the job with minimal fuss, we recommend getting NordVPN (£3.02/month).

However, if you want the very best VPN (for streaming US content) we suggest you spend an extra £6/month and buy a Residential IP with TorGuard. This will guarantee you access to all US websites as you’re literally connecting from a “Residential IP” address that only you have access to.

2. An overseas sports subscription

How to watch 3pm kick offs in the UK

The next thing you need is a subscription to an overseas sports package. We recommend using either New Zealand’s beIN SPORTS (£10/month) or the online-only US cable service, Fubo.tv (£30/month).

beIN SPORTS – 2-week free trial (then (£10/month)

Fubo.tv – 7-day FREE trial (then £30/month)

With these two things, you’ll be able to stream EVERY Premier League Fixture, including 3pm games on a Saturday. And the monthly price of a VPN (£3.02/month) + Fubo.tv subscription (£30) is still much cheaper than a single subscription to Sky Sports and/or BT Sport.

Which VPN should I use?

There are only two VPNs that we recommend you use with Fubo.tv.

1. NordVPN (£3.02/month)

The best is NordVPN. This service only costs £3.02/month and has 1800+ servers in the US. That’s not all. NordVPN employs a full-time technical team to monitor its servers connections with major TV services.

This is important because online TV channels have started banning VPNs from accessing its servers (for international rights reasons). Having a VPN provider that monitors its connections and fixes any problems as soon as they arrive is exactly the sort of feature you want from a VPN.

Getting NordVPN will also let you watch US Netflix or BBC iPlayer when you go overseas.

Note: If you see the error message “We’re Sorry. fuboTV content is currently not available in your location.” when using NordVPN, you need to switch to a different server in the US and refresh the page. Get in touch with NordVPN’s Live Chat support if the problem is persistent

Click here to save 77% with NordVPN!

2. TorGuard with a Residential IP (£9.20/month)

If you can afford it, then it’s worth spending a little more and getting a Residential IP from TorGuard.

Why? Because online streaming services are clamping down on the use of VPNs. And while NordVPN is world-class at navigating around these blocks – paying for a Residential IP guarantees you a connection that won’t get blacklisted ever. Because it’s exactly the same as every other residential internet connection in the US and you’re the only customer who has access to that IP.

Note: You need to add your Residential IP as an Add-On feature at checkout.

Click here to get TorGuard!


How to watch Fubo.tv App on Android?

How to watch 3pm kickoffs in the UK - FuboTV

If you’re outside of the US and you want to watch your FuboTV package on your phone or tablet, then downloading the official app is difficult. Google Play will only let you access the US app store if you have an American debit/credit card and you relinquish access to your existing App store.

To get around this block, you need to download the FuboTV APK from a third party site and install it manually (similar to how you’d install a .exe file on Windows). You can find these APK’s easily – just enter this query into Google “FuboTV APK” and you’ll be presented with multiple options. Alternatively, go to https://apkpure.com/fubotv-live-sports-tv/tv.fubo.mobile and download the latest version of the app from here straight onto your Android device.

Once you’ve downloaded the FuboTV APK you need to go to your Setting menu and switch on the ‘Allow app from unknown source’ option.

FuboTV uses your data connection and GPS location to verify where you’re accessing its content from. To get around this you need to download your VPN provider’s Android app and also a Fake GPS Location app, we recommend Hola Fake GPS.

For Hola Fake GPS to work, you need to enable Developer Mode on your Android. This is easy. Go to Settings > About phone and then scroll down until you see ‘Build number’. Click on this several times and you will see a countdown notification saying “Press 4 more times to enter Developer Mode”. Once you’re in developer mode, open Hola Fake GPS and you will see a Settings menu pop-up that will guide you through the final step of spoofing your location.

That’s it. All you need to do now is select a GPS location in the USA. Then use your VPN to select a USA server/IP. Finally open the FuboTV app, login and enjoy live Sports on your mobile device.

Here are those instructions again.

  1. Google “FuboTV APK” and download the APK to your Android device
  2. Enable App from an unknown source and install your FuboTV APK.
  3. Install your VPN and also Hola Fake GPS
  4. Go to Settings > About Phone > Developer Mode (and press several times)
  5. Launch Hola Fake GPS and follow settings to enable your fake GPS location
  6. Open VPN and select a server/IP in the USA
  7. Open FuboTV app > Login > Enjoy live sports

See also: How to watch BBC iPlayer abroad.

Why can’t I watch 3pm kickoffs in the UK: Continued…

The FA and Premier League won’t let UK broadcasters show Saturday 3 pm games because it wants to encourage fans to actually buy tickets and go to matches. Which is fair enough. However, outside of the UK is a different story. If you’re watching in the USA, Ireland, Australia – pretty much anywhere apart from the UK – you’ll be able to watch any Premier League fixture you want.

Until recently, the only way to watch a foreign TV channel was to be in front of a screen in that country. However, most networks now make their channels available to customers over the internet and this is how this tutorial works.

By signing up for a VPN, you can successfully spoof your computer’s location. Do this in a country like the USA – where the Premier League broadcasts 3 pm games – and the only the only remaining hurdle is signing up to a TV.

FuboTV.com is exactly that. You can register with a PayPal or UK credit card (we used MasterCard) for $39.99/month (£22.50) you get access to every Live Premier League game via the broadcaster’s website. That’s not all. Your subscription includes Champions League, Europa League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A, The FA Cup… and a tonne of other leagues/matches from around the world.

Fubo.TV also includes comprehensive coverage of Rugby; NBA; NHL; MLB; Tennis; Golf; Cycling; Racing; MMA and a lot more.


Read next: How to watch BT Sport abroad.