While last year's tense was four-way battle for the title featuring La Liga’s traditional big three clubs, this season’s campaign looks set to feature some unexpected contenders for Primera División trophy. Read on for your guide to watching a La Liga live stream online - no matter where in the world you are.
While Atlético Madrid have stumbled in the early stages of their title defence this term, Catalan giants Barcelona have spent much of the campaign in crisis mode following the bombshell departure of figurehead superstar Lionel Messi and a lacklustre string of results leading to the sacking of coach Ronald Koeman.
Although keeping up with the title race running, Real Madrid have also been somewhat below-par and lack the spark that would have perhaps been delivered had they not failed in signing main transfer target Kylian Mbappé last summer.
The malaise at the big clubs looks to have opened the door to La Liga’s less fancied clubs, with Imanol Alguacil’s Real Sociedad the unexpected early pace setters.
With Sevilla, Real Betis and the Radamel Falcao-spearheaded Rayo Vallecano all also going great guns, the 2021/22 instalment looks set to be the most open La Liga campaign in living memory.
It's shaping up to be a fascinating season, so read on to find out how to watch a La Liga 2021/22 live stream no matter where you are.
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How to watch La Liga from outside your country
We've got all the ways you can watch La Liga football online in a number of countries around the world below. Nevertheless, if you're abroad at any point during the season, you probably won't be able to watch La Liga like you normally would at home.
This is because of geo-blocking, a digital restriction that means certain streaming services are only accessible in the region they're based in. Don't worry though, as you've got the option of using a VPN to tune to your preferred coverage wherever you are.
Use a VPN to live stream La Liga from anywhere
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Once you have it downloaded and installed, just go ahead and open the VPN app, hit 'choose location', and you'll virtually transport yourself back home - it really is that easy. Then you're ready to watch your La Liga live stream of choice wherever you are in the world.
How to watch La Liga: live stream Spanish football in the UK
La Liga TV has the UK broadcasting rights for Spanish top-flight football in the UK and has made a big name signing of its own for the new season, with former Barcelona striker Gary Lineker set to present some of its coverage.
The network also has its own streaming-only option available, costing £9.99 for the full works including Premier Sports 1 and 2, LaLiga TV, and Box Nation. Similar to above, you can get La Liga TV on a streaming-only basis for £5.99 a month. You can check out all the various options and subscribe to Premier Sports and La Liga TV here.
Finally, you can also add the La Liga channel to your Amazon Prime Video package for £7.99 a month. Do bear in mind that you'll need to subscribe to Prime Video first, which also currently costs £7.99 per month.
Out of the UK but want to watch your usual La Liga live stream? Just follow the VPN route as described above and you'll be up and running in no time.
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How to watch La Liga: live stream Spanish soccer FREE in the US
There's a new player in town for live La Liga broadcasts in the US, with sports TV giant ESPN having inked a deal for eight years of exclusive coverage of the Spanish top flight in the States.
A total of 380 matches of the 2021-2022 La Liga season are set to be streamed in English and Spanish on the ESPN Plus streaming service, while a number of select matches will also be aired on ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
ESPN Plus+ monthly plans cost $6.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $69.99 a year. For the ultimate value, grab a combined ESPN+, Hulu and Disney Plus bundle for just $13.99 a month, which gets you loads of great entertainment and family-friendly content in addition to all that sports action
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.
Sling TV's Orange package includes ESPN and costs $35 a month, making it a handy choice for those games on ESPN linear.
US residents heading outside of the country can still access the feed they normally use and pay for by using a VPN as per the method described above.
How to watch La Liga: live stream Spanish soccer in Canada
TSN and RDS are premium channels that typically come with a pay TV package, and if you get them as part of your cable deal, you can log in with the details of your provider and get access to a La Liga live stream from the both network's websites.
If you don't have cable, then you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis via TSN Direct which starts at just CA$7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month or CA$199.90 if you commit to the service for a year.
If you decide to subscribe or already have, remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go - just try our No. 1 overall rated VPN 100% risk-free for 30-days and follow the instructions above.
How to live stream La Liga: watch Spanish football in Australia
You'll need to be a subscriber to beIN Sports to watch La Liga Spanish football Down Under.
If you don't have it as part of a pay TV package, you can also sign up to beIN Sports as a standalone subscription, costing $19.99 per month after you've taken advantage of a FREE two-week trial.
That said, sports streaming specialist Kayo Sports includes beIN in its package - and it also offers a FREE 14-day Kayo Sports trial.
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.
Of the two, Kayo Sports Premium represents the best value as it offers multi-screen support - which means you can effectively split the price of a monthly subscription between friends or family and pay less.
Don't forget, you can take your coverage abroad with you as well. For those wanting to watch home coverage of sports from overseas, a good VPN is the solution.
How to watch La Liga: live stream Spanish football in New Zealand
As with their Aussie neighbours, beIN Sports has exclusive rights to show La Liga football in New Zealand.
Sky subscribers can add beIN to their package at an additional cost or, like in Australia, you can subscribe to a standalone package that can be watched via your laptop, desktop or mobile app.
It costs $19.78 per month after you've taken advantage of the FREE two-week trial. But unlike in Oz, there's no standalone beIN Sports subscription option.
Remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go - just use a VPN and follow the instructions above.
Who won La Liga last year? 2020/21 season recap
Last season's thrilling run-in saw four teams battling out for the crown in the closing weeks, with Atletico, Real, Barcelona and Sevilla all in with a shout of winning.
Come the final day of the season, just city rivals Real and Atletico were in contention to win the championship, with Luis Suarez second half goal against Real Valladolid enough to help Diego Simeone lift the trophy amid one of the La Liga's most dramatic conclusions.
2021/22 La Liga teams
Replacing relegated sides Huesca, Valladolid and Eibar for this season are RCD Espanyol, Real Mallorca and Rayo Vallecano who join as the promoted clubs from the 2020–21 Segunda División.
Here are all 20 teams playing in the 2021/22 La Liga.
- Athletic Bilbao
- Atletico Madrid
- Celta Vigo
- Real Mallorca
- Rayo Vallecano
- Real Betis
- Real Madrid
- Real Sociedad
2021/22 La Liga odds
Despite all the upheaval at the Bernabéu and the loss of skipper Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid led the betting as favourites to win this season's La Liga title at the start of the campaign, with odds for Los Blancos around the 5/4 mark with most major bookies.
There was similar confidence in Barca, despite their off-field turmoil, with the Catalan club being offered at 5/2 ahead of defending champs Atletico, who looked like a relative bargain at 7/2.
What else can I use a VPN for other than watching La Liga live streams?
Virtual Private Network software is pretty versatile tech. As well as enabling you towatch sport and TV from other locales, their encrypted nature means that the information you exchange on a daily basis online is kept safely away from prying eyes. And streaming VPNs also help to get around website blocking in certain offices, schools and even countries.
But even if you're away from your home coverage, you can always use a VPN to dial back into your country that does have a stream. A VPN is perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location. We've tested hundreds of VPNs and can recommend these as the currently available:
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