DAZN free trial: does it offer one and how do I sign up?

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It's been quite the meteoric rise for sports streaming service DAZN, which was founded as recently as 2015 and humbly launched in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Japan the following year.

Now, it operates in more than 200 markets and streams some of the world's biggest sports, including the NFL, Premier League, and many of the top boxing fights around. Its offering varies depending on where you are in the world - especially when it comes to cost and whether a DAZN free trial is available.

While DAZN content and pricing differ by market, usefully for fight fans, it's increasingly an exclusive global rights holder when it comes to the boxing it shows.

This makes it clear DAZN is now a major player in the over-the-top sports streaming game and boxing in particular. What's less obvious is where a DAZN free trial is available right now - and how to get the cheapest DAZN price in all the places one isn't.

DAZN free trial: where can I get one?

When DAZN first launched, it built up a following by offering freebies to the majority of its markets, with sports fans in Canada and Europe benefitting for a good while.

But the DAZN free trial regions dwindled slowly over the years, before disappearing almost entirely in late 2021.

That means that the only country offering the DAZN free trial at the time of writing is Japan. You can click here to take advantage of the DAZN free trial if you happen to be reading this in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Where to get the cheapest DAZN price instead of a free trial

Again, DAZN pricing varies by country - quite dramatically and not always fairly.

In the US, it's a whopping $19.99 a month, which is on the aggressive side when you consider something like HBO Max is just $14.99 a month and you can get a Disney Plus Bundle that throws in Hulu and ESPN+ for only $13.99 a month.

It's especially rich considering that its content offering is largely the same as that of Australia - mostly boxing and other combat sports, with no Premier League, Champions League or NFL action as in some other markets like Canada - where the service is still privy to this insanely cheap AU$2.99 a month DAZN introductory offer.

In other words, boxing fans looking for to watch the next big fight on DAZN will save a bundle if they're based in the likes of Oz or the UK (£7.99) - and pay a whole lot more Stateside.

Watching DAZN from abroad

As is the often the case with market-specific streaming services, DAZN is subject to one of the internet's more annoying phenomena: geo-blocking. This means you can't just sign up for a free DAZN Canada trial from anywhere - you have to be in the country. If you're in the US, UK, or anywhere else for that matter and try to access the DAZN Canada site, you'll be politely redirected to your region's version of the service. 

A workaround of sorts exists in the form of a VPN, which is a piece of software that allows you to digitally relocate your device's IP address back to your country of residence - so Canadians abroad can still sign up for a free DAZN trial if they've got their home credit card details handy, or access their existing subscription. If that's you, our latest testing shows our No.1 rated VPN, ExpressVPN, is working well as a way to get your digital self back to the Great White North.

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James Laird

James is a technology journalist with nearly 10 years experience and currently Sports and TV Streaming Editor at Future, where he works across TechRadar, T3 and Tom's Guide. He is here to help you find the best ways to watch sports, TV shows and movies online. Previously, he was News and Features Editor at Trusted Reviews, Editor of Lifehacker UK, and Senior Staff Writer at ITProPortal.