How to watch the Champions League final for free

(Pocket-lint) – BT Sport has the sole UK rights to show the UEFA Champions League final. However, while you would normally have to subscribe to watch live coverage of the tournament, it will offer several ways to view the final, including in 4K HDR and for free.

As with the last couple of seasons, BT Sport will stream the final online on its own website and on YouTube.

Alternatively, if you live in the US, you can watch it through Paramount+.

Here are the details on how to watch the match live in a format that suits you.

When is the Liverpool v Real Madrid Champions League final?

The final takes place at the Stade de France in Paris, the home of the French national team. It was originally scheduled to be hold in St Petersburg in Russia, but was switched due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

It will kick-off at 8pm BST (9pm CEST) on Saturday 28 May 2022.

Coverage will start on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD at 6pm BST before the match itself.

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Is the Champions League final available in 4K HDR?

Viewers with a BT 4K-enabled set-top-box and 4K TV plan can watch the final on the BT Sport Ultimate channel in 4K. Virgin Media customers with a 4K box can also watch it in 4K on Virgin TV channel 533.

You will be able to view the match in HDR too, but only through the BT Sport app for compatible platforms: HDR-ready smartphones, tablets (such as the iPad Pro), Apple TV, Samsung Smart TVs, plus Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

Will the Champions League final be screened for free?

Naturally, all paying BT Sport subscribers can watch the final through the app or TV platform of choice: BT TV, Sky, Virgin Media, etc. However, it also be available for free to those without a subscription. There are several ways to do this.

For starters, you can watch it via the video at the top of this page.

Alternatively, the UEFA Champions League final should will be streamed live to watch through an internet browser at, and on BT Sport’s YouTube channel.

Access to the BT Sport app coverage is also free for the live final. That means you will be able to watch it across multiple devices, including Apple TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox and PlayStation consoles, plus smaller devices. Virgin TV also showed it in HD and 4K (as above), even if you don’t subscribe, as well as through its Virgin TV Go app.

Is the Champions League final being screened in the US?

Paramount+ is the home of UEFA’s tournaments in the US, including the Champions League final.

Subscribers can watch it live on Paramount+ therefore, with kick off times at 3pm EDT (on the East Coast), 12pm PDT (on the West Coast). It will also offer a rerun of the final on demand.


Writing by Rik Henderson. Editing by Britta O’Boyle.


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