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The 2021/22 Ligue 1 season began on August 6, with a match between Monaco vs. Nantes at 8 PM BST (12 PM PST/ 3 PM EST). It’ll run until May 21, 2022, and during this time, each team will play 38 matches.

How to watch live Ligue 1 from France

In France, the majority of Ligue 1 fixtures (eight per week) will be shown on Amazon Prime Video. Technically, Canal also holds the rights to two per week, but won’t be showing any this season as it feels the Ligue gave Amazon favorable terms.

There is a slight catch, in that you’ll have to pay an extra €12.99 per month on top of the price of a Prime subscription. In other words, the total cost is €18.98 per month. Still, with around 80% of the competition being shown, this isn’t too bad.

If you want to watch Ligue 1 games while you’re abroad, you can use a VPN to spoof your location and get a French IP address.

How to watch live online Ligue 1 in the UK

Ligue 1 games are shown live on BT Sport throughout the season.

For the full schedule of games, check out their official website and apply the filter for Ligue 1 matches.

How to get BT Sport

If you’re already a BT Broadband customer, you can add it to your existing contract for an additional £10.00 per month.

For new customers, broadband and BT TV packages start at £39.99 per month.

You can add BT Sport to existing broadband or TV services including Sky,TalkTalk and Virgin.

Alternative, you can pick up a non-contract BT Sport monthly pass for £25.

It can be used to watch sports on the BT Sport app, website and through your TV via a host of devices including Chromecast and PS4.

To access BT Sport while traveling outside of the UK, you can simply connect to a UK VPN server. Don’t have one yet? NordVPN includes a 30-day money-back guarantee, meaning you can try it out risk-free. If it fails to impress, simply cancel within this time to claim a full refund.

How to watch Ligue 1 live online from US

There are two Ligue 1 broadcasters in the US: beIN Sports and TV5 États-Unis. The former of these will show each fixture in English and Spanish, while the latter will have French commentary.

If you’re already a beIN Sports subscriber, you can sign into the website with your cable provider details. If you’d rather watch Ligue 1 online without cable, you should know that can’t actually sign up for either of these platforms directly. However, both networks are available on fuboTV ($74.99 USD per month for the base plan and the required TV5Monde addon) and Sling TV ($45 per month).

These services are only available in the US. That said, you can access them abroad using a VPN.

How to watch Ligue 1 live online from German

DAZN has managed to snap up Ligue 1 broadcast rights in Germany. Soccer fans can tune in using either the web player or DAZN app for iOS or Android devices. DAZN usually costs €14.99 per month, but there’s a one-month free trial, meaning you can try the service out and cancel if you’re not satisfied.

This platform has particularly strict geo-blocking and as a result, most VPNs will not be able to unblock it from outside of Germany.

How to watch Ligue 1 live online from South Africa

In South America (excluding Brazil), Ligue 1 broadcasting rights are shared by ESPN and DirecTV. As ever, you’ll be able to sign in with an existing cable TV subscription, but you could also sign up for DirecTV Go and watch Ligue 1 online without cable. This costs $389 MXD per month and comes with a seven-day free trial.

ESPN and DirecTV are region-locked and only showing these matches in Mexico. As such, you’ll need a VPN if you’re looking to stream Ligue 1 games abroad.

How to Watch Ligue 1 on TV Channels from Anywhere in the World

Didn’t see your country above? No problem, the tournament’s organizers have put together a handy list of international Ligue 1 broadcasters. It’s worth mentioning that not all of these will let you watch online, though, so it pays to know who’s showing the matches ahead of time so you can do your own research.

Photo: Bongda
Photo: Bongda

Since the Ligue 1 is one of the five most popular football league in Europe, there are several channels and broadcasters which live stream the matches, year long. However, since most of these are only available in a few countries, many viewers have trouble finding the right one for them. So, to help you choose which channel you can access, here is a list of all the broadcasters and their operating countries.

Channels Streaming Available in
beIN Sports,TV5 Monde Etats Unis USA Only
BT Sport UK Only
BeIN Sport, DAZN Canada Only
beIN Sports Australia
Sport 1,VGTRK Russia Only
Sony ESPN India Only
FOX Sports Italy
Sport 1 Germany

Watch Ligue 1 From outside France by VPN

You don’t have to miss out on Ligue 1 fixtures and can stream all live matches no matter the country you are in. The problem is, you can’t stream your home TV coverage if the service is region-blocked in your current location. This is where a VPN comes to the rescue and allows you to virtually transport to your home country.

Use a VPN app to access Ligue 1 action live from anywhere in the world. In short, you can stream BT Sports outside the United Kingdom, beIN Sports outside Canada and the United States, as well as any French online channel abroad. All of that is thanks to a VPN app which will help you change your IP address and convince the streaming service that you reside in France, even if you’re somewhere else, Purevpn noted.

Here's how:

  1. Subscribe and sign up for the PureVPN app.
  2. Install the VPN app on your computer, laptop, tablet, Roku, or smartphone.
  3. Create a new account.
  4. Sign in with your username and password.
  5. Connect to France from the server list.
  6. Log in to Canal+ or your premium streaming service.
  7. Stream all Ligue 1 matches online from any country.


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20 soccer teams are playing in Ligue 1. Take a look below for the full list:

  • Angers SCO
  • Bordeaux
  • Brest
  • Clermont
  • Lens
  • Lille OSC
  • Lorient
  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • Metz
  • Monaco
  • Montpellier
  • Nantes
  • Nice
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Reims
  • Rennes
  • Saint-Étienne
  • Strasbourg
  • Troyes
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