So you want to watch English Premier League in New Zealand but can't? Maybe you can't afford the high Spark Sports fees, want to watch for free?
It's annoying right! Given how entertaining this league is.
Can I Watch English Premier League In NZ?
You can, using Spark Sports with their EPL package. You can also watch on other platforms such as Kayo Sports, BBC iPlayer, Sky Sports UK, BT Sports and more.
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What is a VPN?
A virtual private network (VPN) is a piece of software that runs in the background on your device and replaces your normal IP address with an overseas one.
With one click you can change your IP address to any country in the world. This makes it possible to unlock local content you usually couldn't access, fast and safe.
Additionally a VPN allows you to remain secure online, by protecting your real identity from prying eyes such as your ISP and local authorities.
VPN's don't track your usage either, allowing you to do whatever you like online.
There's many VPN providers out there, but we only recommend the best and most affordable for New Zealand residents and tourists.
How To Watch English Premier League With A VPN
The easiest option is to use Spark Sports. However it's not for everyone. If you want to watch highlights then Match of the Day on BBC iPlayer is a free option.
Alternatively you may want to use an overseas streaming portal.
Follow this simple five step process to watch English Premier League within minutes.
1. Purchase Cheapest VPN Plan
Surfshark is one of the most affordable providers out there, with plans starting at $1.99USD per month. This works out to be around $3.15 per month in NZD.
You can purchase with Paypal, VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Amazon Pay and Google Pay. A full 30 day money back guarantee is included.
2. Download The Application
You'll receive an email with your login details.
Additionally you'll be able to download their software for your device.
They offer support for MacOS, Windows, Linux, FireTV, AppleTV, Android TV, iOS, Android, Xbox, Playstation, Google Chrome, Firefox and Roku.
3. Login To Your VPN Account
Once the app is installed, you'll need to use the username and password to login.
The app will remember your login details for future access.
4. Activate & Choose Server
You'll be able to change locations in a matter of seconds. Click connect and once the Surfshark logo lights up green you'll be connected.
If you want fast speeds then choosing the Optimal location will be your best option.
Currently they offer over 63 countries across 6 continents to choose from.
5. Signup & Start Watching
Ensure you're connected to a location where the app is based, i.e. United States.
Then it's time to visit the platform of choice and signup for your account. Once you've verified your account, you'll be able to watch their content.
Platforms To Watch EPL
For example visit the iPlayer and start watching free Match of the Day coverage. Other platforms to checkout include Sling TV, Fubu TV, Kayo Sports and DAZN.
You can then disconnect the VPN when you'e finished and reload again next time using the quick connect option.
What is the English Premier League?
The Premier League, also known in England as The Premiership, is the top level of the English football league system.
Due to historic reasons, Wales’ teams can also participate as long as they have belonged to the English official football system since, at least, 30th June of 1992.
The first Premier League was disputed on the season 1992-1993 after replacing the Football League First Division, which was converted into the second level league, and 22 teams participated.
The champion was Manchester United. In the season 1995-1996 the format changed to 20 teams. The tournament begins every year in August and finishes in May. 20 teams play against each other twice to find a champion.
How To Win EPL
The team who wins the trophy gets automatically qualified to the next edition of the UEFA Champions League, the most important championship at club level, along with the other top four teams of the classification.
The teams that finish in positions 5 to 7 qualify for the UEFA Europa League, the second most important championship in Europe.
On the other hand, the three lowest placed teams in the Premier League are relegated to second division, while the champion and runner up of the Championship (second division) are promoted to the Premier League.
The third promotion goes to the team that wins the playoff stage. They advance to this stage the teams that finish in positions third, fourth, fifth and sixth in the Championship classification.
History of Premier League
Manchester United is the team that has won more Premier League titles with a total of 13 tournaments. Although they have a large difference with the other clubs, they haven’t been able to win a title since 2013. Chelsea follows with 5 titles.
Manchester City, the current champion, has 4 titles, and all of them were obtained in the last decade.
During the decade of the 2000’s, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool F.C. began to be known as the “Big Four” due to the difference with the rest of the Premier League’s teams.
This difference was mainly economic, meaning that the Big Four obtained much more benefits from the TV and sponsors, generating that the best players available were always part of them squads.
Since 2002 and until 2009, these four teams finished every season in the first four places, with the exception of 2005, where Everton got the 4th position.
Money in the Premier League
Manchester City, the current two-time champion, became one of the most powerful teams in England after the club was bought in 2008 by Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, an Emirati Royal who is also the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.
Mansour invested billions of dollars in players, coaches and now, after more than 10 years, Manchester City is one of the biggest teams in Europe, although they still have not won the UEFA Champions League, every team’s largest ambition.
However, the current Premier League is being absolutely dominated by Liverpool F.C., who won the last Champions League. The “Reds” are first in the classification, with 13 points difference from Manchester City, and they still have not lost a single match.