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How to Watch Champions League 2022–2023

We researched dozens of TV options to find the best ways to watch Champions League matches on cable, satellite, and streaming TV.

Editor's choice

Price: $4.99–$9.99/mo.

Champions League coverage: Live and on-demand English-language access to every Champions League match

Library: 30,000+ on-demand TV episodes and movies

Free trial: 7 days

Best for Spanish-language coverage

Price: $74.99–$94.99/mo.

Champions League channels: CBS, CBS Sports Network, Galavisión, TUDN, UniMás, Univision, and Zona Fútbol

DVR storage: Up to 1,000 hrs.

Free trial: 7 days

Best premium option

Price: $64.99–$154.99/mo.†

Champions League channels: CBS, CBS Sports Network, Galavisión, TUDN, UniMás, and Univision

DVR storage: 200 hrs. included

Contract: 2 yrs.

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

The 2022–2023 UEFA Champions League season is at its halfway point, with the Round of 16 happening in February. CBS Sports will present English-language coverage of every match on Paramount+. But Spanish speakers will need ViX+ or a collection of Univision, TUDN, and other channels to get commentary audio en Español.

When it comes to the tournament proper, Paramount+ is our favorite provider because of has every live game (in English, anyway). It also comes with all Europa League and Europa Conference League matches. Live TV streaming service fuboTV, though, is the way to go if you prefer watching Europe’s elite knockout tournament with Spanish-language commentary.

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UEFA Champions League schedule

Here are the dates for the next rounds of the 2022–2023 Champions League season. You’ll have to wait until February for action to resume. But now, you can plan to watch every kick of every remaining leg.

  • Champions League Round of 16 (first legs): Feb. 14–15 and 21–22, 2023
  • Champions League Round of 16 (second legs): Mar. 7–8 and 14–15, 2023
  • Champions League quarterfinals (first legs): Apr. 11–12, 2023
  • Champions League quarterfinals (second legs): Apr. 18–19, 2023
  • Champions League semifinals (first legs): May 9–10, 2023
  • Champions League semifinals (second legs): May 16–17, 2023
  • Champions League Final: June 10, 2023

The channels you’ll need to watch the Champions League

To watch the 2022–2023 UEFA Champions League on TV, you’ll first need to decide if you want English- or Spanish-language coverage.

The streaming service Paramount+ will show every Champions League game for English-language viewers, with some matches simultaneously airing on CBS and CBS Sports Network. But you’ll need ViX+ or Univision and its affiliated sports networks to watch matches with Spanish-language commentary.

Here’s the full list of channels, including which of our recommended TV providers and streaming services carry them.

CBS CBS Sports Network Galavisión TUDN UniMás Univision Zona Fútbol Details
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Best ways to watch the Champions League

  • Editor’s choice: Paramount+ ($4.99–$9.99/mo.)
  • Best for Spanish-language coverage: fuboTV ($74.99–$94.99/mo.)
  • Best premium option: DIRECTV ($64.99–$154.99/mo.)

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Editor’s choice: Paramount Plus

Price:
$4.99–$9.99/mo.
Champions League coverage:
Live and on-demand English-language access to every Champions League match
Features:
Live access to your local CBS station in Premium plan

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Although Paramount+ is known for on-demand shows and movies, it also airs live sports—including every Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League match.

In fact, over the last two years, Paramount+ has become one of the top streaming destinations for soccer fans. It carries UEFA’s top club tournaments and has Argentine Primera División, National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), and Serie A matches.

The Champions League show page on Paramount Plus displays a live schedule and match replays.
The UEFA Champions League show page allows you to add the league to your Paramount+ watchlist for quick access, as seen on a Chrome web browser.

Paramount+ is one of the most affordable ways to watch live and on-demand Champions League games. The basic plan is only $4.99 a month, and you can go ad-free for $9.99 per month. If you subscribe for a full year, you’ll get a 16% discount, which is a solid deal for the 30,000+ hours of on-demand TV shows and movies from Paramount+.

If Paramount+ is still too expensive (no judgment—we feel ya), we might know cheaper ways to watch the Champions League.

Best for Spanish-language coverage: fuboTV

Price:
$74.99–$94.99/mo.
Champions League channels:
CBS, CBS Sports Network, Galavisión, TUDN, UniMás, Univision, and Zona Fútbol
Streams:
10 simultaneous
DVR storage:
1,000 hrs. included

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

fuboTV has dozens of sports channels, with some regional sports networks (RSNs) too. Over 30 of those channels air live soccer games—including every channel you need to watch Spanish-language coverage of the Champions League. It’s no wonder we’ve named it one of the best streaming services for sports and the best TV provider for watching soccer.

Pro tip: Oye, Spanish speakers—we understand you love fútbol, so you’ll be muy stoked that 18 of fuboTV’s soccer-friendly channels broadcast en Español.

We recommend fuboTV’s Elite plan because it has 200+ channels, 1,000 hours of cloud DVR storage, and 10 simultaneous streams for $84.99 a month. It also includes the fubo Extra add-on (regularly $7.99 a month), which includes top-tier sports channels like MLB Network, NBA TV, and NHL Network.

And if you want even more soccer, you can tack on the International Sports Plus ($6.99 a month) add-on. It includes GOLTV in English and Spanish, TyC Sports, FOX Soccer Plus, and four more sports channels. There’s even an RAI Italia add-on that has Coppa Italia coverage for $8.99 a month.

Best premium option: DIRECTV

Price:
$64.99–$154.99/mo.†
Champions League channels:
CBS, CBS Sports Network, Galavisión, TUDN, UniMás, and Univision
DVR storage:
200 hrs. included
Contract:
2 yrs.

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. Read full disclaimer.

You can get Champions League action from any cable or satellite TV provider. We single out DIRECTV because it’s our best TV provider for sports. And we’d guess that if you like one sportsball, maybe you like ‘em all?

If so, DIRECTV’s packages have an abundance of other sports channels, including ESPN, FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, NFL Network, NHL Network, NBA TV, and more. As an added perk, you’ll get HBO Max, SHOWTIME®, STARZ®, and Cinemax® included for three months with select packages.

Beware, though, of DIRECTV’s expensive plans and two-year contracts. And don’t forget to cancel those premium channels after the first three months—they auto-renew, making your payment jump even higher. If that spooks you, then fuboTV might be a better option.

How to watch the Champions League free (or cheap)

Wow, penny-pinchers: we do know ways to watch the Champions League for free or cheap. What a coincidence.

  • Sharing: If you split the costs of a live TV streaming plan with a friend or relative, you both can stream at the same time from the same account.
  • Free trials: Both fuboTV and Paramount+ offer free trials. You could sign up, watch some Champions League games, and then cancel before the trial ends to avoid paying anything.
  • Over-the-air (OTA) antenna: For a one-time payment of $30–$60, a good digital antenna can pick up all of your local broadcast affiliates—including CBS—with no monthly payment.

Get free Champions League coverage on UEFA.TV

You can catch free UEFA content on the organization’s UEFA.TV streaming service. While you can’t watch live Champions League matches, you can view delayed highlights for free on UEFA.TV. The service also offers live coverage of UEFA’s youth and futsal competitions.

Final take

Now, you’re all set to watch the 2022–2023 Champions League season. In the spirit of sports highlight segments, let’s recap:

  • Streaming service Paramount+ allows you to watch every Champions League match live and on-demand (in English, anyway). It also includes all Europa League and Europa Conference League matches in case your favorite club isn’t on the path to claiming Ol’ Big Ears.
  • Live TV streaming service fuboTV has every channel needed to watch the Champions League in Spanish. You’ll even get some of the bigger matchups with English-language coverage through CBS and CBS Sports Network.
  • Satellite TV provider DIRECTV has every Champions League channel on top of a wide selection of other sports channels and packages. But you’ll miss English-language coverage of any Champions League match that streams solely on Paramount+.

How to watch Champions League FAQ

Can I watch the Champions League for free?

Yes, you can totally watch the Champions League for free. The best way is to sign up for a free trial from fuboTV or Paramount+. As long as you cancel before the trial ends, you won’t pay a dime.

What channel is the Champions League on?

The 2022–2023 Champions League season airs on traditional channels like CBS, CBS Sports Network, Galavisión, TUDN, UniMás, Univision, and Zona Fútbol. But to watch most games, you’ll need Paramount+ for English-language coverage or ViX+ for broadcasts en Español.

Which streaming service has the Champions League?

In the US, Paramount+ streams every Champions League match—both live and on-demand—with plans starting at $4.99 a month. You can also stream Spanish-language coverage on fuboTV and ViX+.

Can I stream the Champions League?

Yes, every Champions League match is available to stream live and on-demand on Paramout+. You can also stream games on any live TV streaming service that offers Champions League channels like CBS, CBS Sports Network, Galavisión, UniMás, and Univision.

How can I watch the Women’s Champions League?

You can watch every game in the UEFA Women’s Champions League from the group stage onwards on the streaming service DAZN and for free on DAZN’s YouTube channel.

Methodology

Our fútbol experts have watched both English- and Spanish-language coverage of the UEFA Champions League on TV for over five seasons. With UCL games available across different channels based on language, we selected our recommendations with provider availability and pricing at the forefront.

To learn more about our methods, check out our How We Rank page.

Disclaimer

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

†w/ 24-mo. agmt. AutoPay and Paperless Bill req’d. Advanced Receiver Service Fee $15.00/mo. and Regional Sports Fee up to $13.99/mo. are extra & apply.

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