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Best football streaming apps for iPhone and Android

Watching football on your phone has become more convenient than ever with an abundance of football streaming apps available on both iPhone and Android.

Confused about what the best football streaming apps are for you? Football Ground Guide is here to tell you what you need to know so you never miss a goal again. We walk you through the best football streaming applications in the United Kingdom, some of which you can use for free. Dive in to discover more.

Best football streaming apps in the UK

Are you in the UK and looking to download the best streaming apps for Football so you never have to miss an EPL clash and matches across other leagues? We have done the homework for you and narrowed everything down to the best football streaming apps in the UK as follows:

Sky Sports

Some Sky Sports customers may wish to use the Sky Go app, but for ease of access, there's no better choice than the Sky Sports app itself. Here, subscribers can watch every game with just one click of a button. However, there is a real lack of options with the Sky Sports app. Users cannot rewind games or go back to watch the goals or key moments, unlike with the best football streaming apps.

So that begs the question, what other football streaming app can give you an unmatched experience such as rewinding the key moments in a game?

TNT Sports or Discovery+

TNT Sports has replaced BT Sport, who had a fantastic app for streaming that allowed rewinding, in-play statistics and key highlights to flick back to. TNT's app, however, is much poorer. Instead, fans may wish to use the Discovery+ app to watch TNT, which is less prone to glitches. TNT Sports have good coverage of the Premier League and features every UEFA Champions League game in the UK.

It means that with Discovery + AND TNT sports, you have superior football streaming capabilities at your fingertips and a variety of leagues to watch.

BBC iPlayer

BBC Sports has been in the sports streaming arena for long and with the broadcaster's iPlayer, you get more than your bargain. Thus, if you're looking for a free option, BBC iPlayer is an excellent choice.

The football streaming application for Android and iPhone users offers live coverage of some of the biggest football events, including the FA Cup, Women's Super League, FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championships, but, in general, for men's club football, it primarily offers highlights. BBC iPlayer users can watch the iconic Match of the Day show live or on demand. The app is available on both iPhone and Android.

NOW TV

NOW TV may not be a veteran in the market or even as popular as BBC iPlayer, SkySports or Discovery + but it does beat competitors on many fronts. It is one of the best streaming apps out there in the UK market and the price for the HD viewing experience is unbeatable.

Football fans who don't want to subscribe to Sky Sports or TNT Sports but do want to watch one specific game may want to look at NOW TV. A day of sports membership on NOW TV costs £11.98. It's expensive, but for fans who don't want to miss a thing on a major day of sport, it might be worth it for you. Alternatively, football fans can get six months of NOW TV's sports package for £21 a month for the first six months.

Now TV is one of the best football streaming apps available
Now TV is one of the best football streaming apps available.

Best football streaming apps around the world

Apart from the UK, football fans around the world who wish to watch EPL matches live on their smart devices equally have a variety of streaming options from which to choose the best. Now, let's quickly explore some of the best streaming apps for football around the world.

Fanatiz (Latin American football)

For Latin American football aficionados, Fanatiz is the ideal choice, offering live streaming of various football leagues, including Argentina's Superliga, the Copa Libertadores, and more. It's compatible with both iOS and Android devices, ensuring fans in Latin America and around the world can stay connected to their favourite teams and players.

Peacock (Premier League in the USA)

For US-based football fans, Peacock is the best football streaming app. NBC have managed Premier League coverage in America since 2013 and fans can watch all 380 games each season on Peacock for as little as $5.99 per month. This gives you access to live matches, on-demand replays, highlights and post-match coverage. A Premium Plus plan, at $11.99 per month, gives you ad-free access.

CBS Sports (UEFA Champions League in the USA)

For fans of the UEFA Champions League (and who isn't?), CBS Sports offer live streaming of Europe's elite club competition. Their coverage is fantastic with the punditry trio of Thierry Henry, Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards – managed by anchor Kate Abdo – making many UK-based fans jealous.

Optus Sport (Australia)

For Australian football fans, Optus Sport is the go-to choice. This app offers exclusive coverage of the Premier League, La Liga and more. It is available for both iPhone and Android users, making it easy for fans to stay connected with their favourite teams.

FuboTV (US, Canada, Spain)

This US-founded streaming service focuses precisely on live sports channels, including NBC and CBS. This might be a good option for fans who don't want several subscriptions.

DStv Now app (Africa)

The love of football in Africa is beyond measure and with DStv Now, ostensibly the best football streaming app in the continent, fans of the game can watch virtually all their favourite teams take on opponents in HD.

DStv Now is a product of Multichoice Africa, a sports broadcasting channel that covers more than 20 football leagues, including other sports such as rugby, NFL, NBA, motorsports and MMA. DStv Now app gives you a full HD streaming experience and all you need to do is pay for a subscription package and then download the app to start streaming games.


Harry Robinson

A freelance writer and broadcaster, Harry has worked for or featured in/on Manchester United, FourFourTwo, The Independent, The Manchester Mill, UEFA, United We Stand and many others. He's the author of The Men Who Made Manchester United and hosts the Manchester United Weekly Podcast and United Through Time. A Stretford End season ticket holder, Harry travels around Europe to watch his team.

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