It may have lost its title as the best football league in the world (take a bow Premier League), but the Spanish La Liga remains one of the most exciting and intriguing. And after a big summer personnel shift, the 2019/20 season could be one of the most exciting yet. To make sure you catch all the biggest action on TV and online, we've produced this handy La Liga live stream guide.
Barcelona have taken top La Liga honours for the last two years running, and have now added Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong to their already immense squad. Lionel Messi will once again be the main man, but it's not for no reason that they go into the campaign as odds-on favourites to make it three in a row.
As ever, Real Madrid are the candidates most likely to stop them as they bid to improve on their 33(!) previous titles. Finally adding Eden Hazard to their ranks for £90 million means that they'll be in a better position to do so - he's got as good a chance of anybody to fill that Ronaldo-shaped hole in the team. Young centre-forward Luka Jovic should add some impetus upfront after years of Karim Benzema as Real's spearhead.
Outside the big two, Atletico Madrid are the most recent La Liga victors back in 2014. Having finished runners-up for the last two seasons, it will be a strange season for Diego Simeone's men being without Griezmann for the first time in five years. But hopes will be high for 19-year-old Joao Felix to step in. And the likes of Valencia, Sevilla and Espanyol will all be hoping they can push their way into that top three.
As we say, it's set to be another stormer of a season in Spain. And to make sure that you don't miss out on any of the biggest games, you just need to read on to discover how to get a La Liga live stream.
- Want to watch English football, too? Then see how to get a Premier League live stream
Use a VPN to watch La Liga Spanish football from outside your country
Further down this page, you'll discover how to watch La Liga football in the likes of the UK, US, Canada and Australia. It's even free in some places. You can generally tune in on TV or online.
But if you go to watch La Liga online from overseas, you'll quickly discover an obstacle - geo-blocking. That means you won't be able to watch the stream unless either you i) find some dodgy feed from Reddit (which we strongly don't advise), or ii) use a VPN (which we do, and it's really easy as well).
A Virtual Private Network is perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location (i.e. one that's back in your home country).
And it's ExpressVPN that tops the lot. We can confidentially say that because we've tested so many. It's fast, safe and super easy to download and operate. Plus, it's compatible on laptops, mobiles, tablets, consoles Apple TV, Smart TVs...ths list goes on.
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How to stream La Liga live in the UK for FREE!
What a mess! Nobody came forward all summer to replace the floundering Eleven Sports as the official UK La Liga broadcasters - until ITV finally stepped in. In the first instance, the free-to-air channel has agreed to show three games. We're hoping that more will follow.
On TV, you'll need to find your way to ITV4 or you can watch live online or via the ITV Hub app on mobile.
The announced matches so far are:
- Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona - Friday August 16 at 8pm BST
- Barcelona vs Real Betis - Sunday August 25 at 8pm BST
- Villarreal vs Real Madrid - Sunday September 1 at 8pm BST
If you find yourself outside the UK and want to watch one of the televised la Liga games as per above, don't worry about geo-blockers on your account – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action.
How to watch La Liga: US live stream
International pay-TV sports specialist BeIN Sport has won the right to broadcast La Liga Spanish football until 2024! It's exclusive, too, so that's the subscription you'll need if you want the legal way to watch La Liga. Subscribing also means you can watch via the BeIN Sports Connect app.
BeIN Sport can be accessed via most cable providers, but can also to TV streaming services such as FuboTV and Sling, They also carry free trials, so worth checking out of you're a cord cutter and proud.
How to live stream La Liga soccer in Canada
Much like South of the border, BeIN Sports is where Barcelona, Real Madrid and the rest of La Liga's teams will be shown in Canada. So that's the BeIN Sports Connect app on mobile.
If you don't want to subscribe to BeIN then FuboTV is the exclusive over-the-top provider carrying the streaming service's La Liga soccer coverage.
Of course, if you are outside Canada, you can follow the VPN route above and tune in with a BeIN or Fubo log-in all the same.
How to live stream La Liga soccer in Australia
If you fancy watching top flight Spanish football Down Under, then you'll need to be a subscriber to beIN Sport who has secured exclusive live coverage rights to La Liga for this season.
If you're a Foxtel customer, you can add beIN to your package for an extra fee. No worries if you aren't though as you can also subscribe to beIN as a standalone subscription that can be watched on your laptop, desktop computer or mobile device. That costs $19.99 per month after you've taken advantage of a FREE two week trial.
How to watch La Liga football in New Zealand
From even a cursory glance at the rest of this article, you can probably guess who's showing La Liga football in New Zealand. That's right...our old friends BeIN Sports.
In New Zealand, it costs from $19.78 per month for access on TV, laptop or mobile.
How to stream all the online action straight to you TV
The ability to live stream all the football to your phone or tablet is undeniably useful - you don't have to miss a single goal, even if you're out of the house. But if you want to stream the football from the internet to your TV, then picking up a streaming box might be useful. Check out our guide to the best streaming media players, where the likes of Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire are all included.