Charlton vs QPR live stream: how to watch the Carabao Cup first-round online

General view of The Valley, home of Charlton Athletic
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League One outfit Charlton Athletic will be hoping to pull off a shock against their London rivals, as tey face Championship side Queens Park Rangers at the Valley in this first round EFL Cup clash on Tuesday night. The Addicks come into this clash off the back of a 1-0 victory at the weekend secured thanks to a single Corey Blackett-Taylor goal. Make sure you know how to watch a Charlton vs QPR live stream wherever you are.

Charlton vs QPR live stream

Date: Tuesday, August 9

Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST / 2.45pm ET / 11.45am PT / 4.45am AEST / 6.45am NZST

Venue: The Valley

Live streams:  ESPN Plus (US) | DAZN (CA) | Kayo Sports FREE trial (AU)

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QPR enter this Carabao Cup clash in high spirits after notching up their first points of the season in the league, following a stirring 3-2 win over Middlesbrough at the weekend. Rangers held off a strong Boro fightback after goals from Chris Willock, Matt Crooks and Marcus Forss had given them what appeared to be an unassailable lead.

Charlton are set to be without Mandela Egbo, Chuks Aneke and Conor McGrandles for this game, while highly-rated youngster Sinclair Armstrong is in line for his full QPR debut after coming on as a substitute against Blackburn Rovers on the opening day of the season.

The last meeting between these two sides came two years ago in the Championship, with Darren Pratley's 12th minute header enough to give Charlton a 1-0 home win. Can the Addicks replicate that result on Tuesday and book their place in the draw for the second round of the Carabao Cup? Here's how to watch a Charlton vs QPR live stream wherever you are.


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How to watch Charlton vs QPR live stream

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<a href="https://www.techradar.com/news/espn-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-sports-focused-streaming-service" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"">ESPN Plus is the place to watch Carabao Cup soccer in the US, with the streaming service showing every single game from the competition.

ESPN Plus+ monthly plans cost $6.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $69.99 a year. 

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As an exclusively online service, ESPN Plus is available to stream via, iPhone, iPad, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Oculus Go and Samsung connected TVs. As well as, of course, via a web browser on your computer.

Kick-off for this first round clash is at 2.45pm ET / 11.45am PT on Tuesday.

How to watch Charlton vs QPR from outside your country

We've set out below all the ways you can watch Charlton vs QPR in a number of countries around the world. However, if you're away travelling for work or pleasure, you probably won't be able to tune in like you normally would at home.

That's because of the pesky digital restriction that is geo-blocking, which prevents certain streaming services from being used outside a specific area.

Help is at hand however if you run into this issue with the option of using a VPN to tune to your preferred coverage no matter where you are in the world. 

Use a VPN to stream Charlton vs QPR from anywhere

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Can I watch a Charlton vs QPR live stream in the UK?

Sky Sports has the exclusive rights to show Carabao Cup in the UK.

Subscribers also get to watch on the move using the Sky Go app, which is available on nearly all modern phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and consoles.

For those without Sky, a better option may be to pick up a Now TV Sky Sports Monthly Pass, which includes all 11 channels.

Unfortunately, though, this first round clash has not been selected for broadcast on Tuesday evening, with the network opting to show Bradford vs Hull City instead.

If you're desperate to watch the action from the Valley, the only alternative is to use one of the best VPN service providers to tap into coverage from another nation, as described above.

The software is generally ideal for this as it allows you to change your IP address and appear to be in a completely different location - and all through a safe, encrypted connection. But do bear in mind that most paid streaming services do require a credit card based in the country the service is from.

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How to watch a Charlton vs QPR live stream in Canada

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This London derby gets underway at 2.45pm ET / 11.45am PT on Tuesday.

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How to watch Charlton vs QPR in Australia

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If you don't have it as part of a pay TV package, you can sign up to beIN Sports as a standalone subscription, costing $19.99 per month or $179.99 for the year after you've taken advantage of <a href="https://getbein.beinsports.com/au/subscribe/" data-link-merchant="getbein.beinsports.com"" data-link-merchant="getbein.beinsports.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">a FREE two-week trial.

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After that, the Basic plan costs just $25 a month and lets you stream on two screens, while Premium is a mere $35 a month for simultaneous viewing on up to three devices. 

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Kick-off Down Under for this match is at 4.45am AEST on Wednesday morning.

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How to watch a Charlton vs QPR live stream in New Zealand

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Sky subscribers can add beIN to their package at an additional cost of $31.99 per month. 

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Kick off for Kiwis is at 6.45am NZST on Wednesday morning.

Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch is a London-born, Dublin-based writer and journalist. The author of Steve Jobs: A Biographic Portrait, Kevin is a regular feature writer for a number of tech sites and the former Technology Editor for the Daily Mirror. He has also served as editor of GuinnessWorldRecords.com and has been a member of the judging panel for the BAFTA British Academy Video Game Awards. Alongside reviewing the latest AV gear, smartphones and computers, Kevin also specialises in music tech and can often be found putting the latest DAWs, MIDI controllers and guitar modellers through their paces. Born within the sound of Bow Bells, Kevin is also a lifelong West Ham fan for his troubles.