How to watch the Champions League on BT Sport

The one they all want to win! The winner will be decided by 23rd August in Lisbon

It’s back! Finally the Champions League returns to our screens with the games exclusively live on BT Sport. We’re here to help you get a great deal to watch the Champions League at home.

Catch me up… whose left in?

For the British teams, just Chelsea and Manchester City. Liverpool lost to Athletico Madrid, whilst Tottenham never really recovered from that battering at home by Bayern Munich, who are strong favourites. Also left in are Real Madrid who play Man City, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

When does the Champions League re-start?

There are 4 remaining last 16 games to be played before the quarter-finals. The last 16 games will be played on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th August, before the quarter finals starting on Wednesday 12th August. They’ll be a quarter final game each night that week from Wednesday to Saturday so there’s plenty to watch!

Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling are in scintillating form for Manchester City

When are Manchester City and Chelsea playing their Champions League games?

Man City play Real Madrid on Friday 7th August, kick-off 8.00pm BST. If they make it through, they will play their quarter-final against either Lyon or Juventus on Saturday 15th August.

Chelsea are away at Bayern Munich on Saturday 8th August, kick-off 8.00pm BST. If they make it through, they will play their quarter final against either Napoli or Barcelona on Friday 14th August.

What channel is the Champions League on?

BT Sport has exclusive rights in the UK for the Champions League, renewed until 2024. Whilst some people don’t like their commentators, overall their coverage is excellent, with Gary Lineker fronting most of the last 16 action and some excellent European league experts as well as famous names like Rio Ferdinand and Glenn Hoddle.

You can watch the Champions League on your TV by getting BT Sport on BT TV, Virgin Media or Sky TV. Alternatively there are options to watch via the BT Sport app from BT, EE and other providers.

The BT Sport studio hosts several games on the same night

What’s the best way to watch the Champions League then?

It really depends on things like your budget, whether you want to watch on your big TV and whether you’re looking for a short or long term subscription.

The best way to watch BT Sport on your big TV

If you’re already with Sky TV, BT broadband or Virgin Media and in the middle of your contract, you can add it to your subscription by giving them a call. You’ll need to pay extra and usually need to extend your contract, but it’s the quickest and easiest way to do it.

If you’re not with any of those providers, or you’ve finished your initial contract, it’s time to look for the best deal. Our unique package finder can help you find the best TV and broadband package, based on the programmes and channels you want to watch. You can start searching here.

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If you just want a short term subscription to BT Sport

Last year BT finally succumbed and offered monthly passes for BT Sport. This is for the BT Sport app, but can be used on a variety of devices to get it onto your big screen, including;
– Chromecast
– Xbox
– A number of recent Smart TV’s including LG & Samsung

It costs £25 per month for a rolling monthly subscription. You can order a BT Sport Monthly Pass from BT Sport here.

The cheapest way to watch BT Sport

Getting a free trial is always a winner! With BT Sport, given the huge cost of the TV rights there aren’t many around. However, if you’re an EE Mobile subscriber, or thinking about becoming one, your luck may be in. EE Pay Monthly Max customers can get access to the BT Sport App included in their contract, so they can watch on their mobile for free. Depending on your contract, they’ll be a charge either after 6 months or when you renew, but it’s free until then. Just remember this only covers the App, so you can only watch on your mobile or tablet, not your big screen.

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