Have you ever found yourself wanting to tune into a big Premier League or La Liga match that was playing exclusively on Premier Sports, but didn‘t want to pay the subscription fee? I‘ve been there too! As a longtime football fan on a budget, I‘ve discovered several clever and legal ways to enjoy Premier Sports‘ top-notch sports coverage for free.
In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll walk you through the various options to access Premier Sports without paying a penny. We‘ll look at free trials, TV bundles, social media streams, and more. While paying for a subscription is the only way to get full unlimited access, you can use the tips in this guide to tune into the occasional match or get a good preview of Premier Sports.
So grab a pint and let‘s dive right in – here‘s how to watch Premier Sports for free!
An Introduction to Premier Sports
Before we get to the free viewing options, let me provide some context. Premier Sports is a UK-based sports broadcasting service that offers live coverage of many popular sporting leagues and events. Their channels and streaming platform currently hold the rights to broadcast :
- Premier League football
- Scottish Premiership
- UEFA Europa League
- UEFA Europa Conference League
- La Liga
- Serie A
- FA Cup
- International Champions Cup
- NHL Hockey
Along with live matches, they also feature sports news coverage, highlights, interviews, and analysis programming.
Premier Sports consists of two TV channels – Premier Sports 1 and Premier Sports 2 – along with an online streaming platform called Premier Player for live and on-demand content.
Unlike free public broadcasters like BBC or ITV, Premier Sports is a subscription service. Accessing their content directly requires paying a monthly or annual fee typically around £10-£15 a month depending on your package.
But don‘t despair! The following sections will outline 11 clever tricks to access Premier Sports without handing over your hard-earned cash.
1. Use Free Trials with Smart TV Providers
One of the best ways to enjoy Premier Sports for free is to take advantage of the generous free trials offered by major smart TV providers.
Both Sky and Virgin Media offer Premier Sports channels as part of certain TV packages. And if you sign up as a new customer with them, you can access Premier Sports at no extra cost during the free trial period.
Here are the details on scoring free Premier Sports access through the major UK TV providers:
Sky – They offer Premier Sports 1 and 2 as an add-on to their TV packages. When you signup as a new Sky customer, you get 7 days of free access to Premier Sports along with the other Sky Sports channels.
Virgin Media – Several of their TV bundles, like Full House or VIP, come with Premier Sports included at no extra cost. Virgin Media provides new customers with a 30 day money back guarantee – so you can potentially watch a full month of Premier Sports for free!
BT TV – Currently BT only offers Premier Sports as a paid add-on and no free trial. But it‘s worth checking their promotions in case any free viewing deals pop up.
To fully capitalize on these fantastic free trials, here are a few tips:
Mark your calendar to cancel Premier Sports and the overall TV package a few days before the trial ends. This prevents you from forgetting and getting charged.
Binge as much top-tier football and rugby as you can handle during the free period!
Compare deals across Sky and Virgin to see which provider offers the best package and trial terms for you.
With the smart use of promotional free trials, you can essentially watch a whole month‘s worth of Premier Sports‘ stellar programming and exclusive matches without paying a thing!
2. Create a Free Premier Player Account
In addition to pay TV bundles, Premier Sports also offers a direct-to-consumer streaming platform called Premier Player for online and mobile access to live and on-demand sports coverage.
While Premier Player normally requires a paid subscription, new users can signup to receive a free 1 month trial membership. This grants you full access to their live streaming and full replays for an entire month.
To signup for your free month of the Premier Player:
- Go to the Premier Player website or download the app on your device
- Click ‘Start your free trial‘ and create a new account
- Enter your payment details (required for after the trial)
- Enjoy unlimited Premier Sports streaming for 30 days!
- Cancel before the month is up to avoid being charged £9.99 a month.
This free trial lets you stream Premier Sports anywhere – on your phone, laptop, tablet or connected TV. You can watch live La Liga matches at work or use their replay options to watch highlights of yesterday‘s NHL games during breakfast.
But don‘t forget to cancel within the month, or else you will be billed!
3. Watch at Your Local Pub for Free
Do you want to enjoy that Liverpool vs Man United match during Sunday brunch with some eggs and friends? Then head down to your local sports pub or bar!
Many pubs and restaurants purchase sports channel packages so patrons can watch while eating and drinking. Since they already paid for the subscription, you can often catch Premier Sports matches and events at bars for free.
Just check ahead that your local spot has the channel, and get there early to grab a good seat. Buy a pint to thank them for providing free entertainment.
This is a great way to get together with fellow fans to watch your team‘s important matches during breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon happy hour session.
4. Use Your Friend‘s or Relative‘s Login
Got a buddy or family member who already subscribes to Premier Sports through their TV or Premier Player account? Ask them nicely to let you use their login!
Most Premier Sports platforms allow simultaneous streaming on 2 or 3 devices. As long as they aren‘t using all streams at once, they can share their username and password so you can log in and enjoy the goodness.
I watch Premier Sports for free using my dad‘s Sky TV subscription details all the time. Many streaming services even make it easy to create limited "sub-accounts" under the main profile.
Just be aware that the account owner can always cut off or change the password at any time. So make sure it‘s someone you trust, and don‘t share the details beyond that.
5. Follow Premier Sports on Social Media
Most major sports broadcasters will post clips and highlights from matches and events on their social media pages. Premier Sports is no exception.
Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc. and you‘ll be able to enjoy free highlights, interviews, and snippets of exclusive Premier Sports coverage.
While it‘s obviously not a replacement for watching entire live matches, it‘s a simple way to get a sample of their programming.
Plus, Premier Sports will sometimes run contests and giveaways on social media that provide prizes like free subscriptions or TV packages. So make sure to follow them and turn on notifications so you never a promotion that could score you free access.
6. Use Caution with Internet Streaming Sites
There are always unauthorized online streaming sites that provide free access to paid sports content like Premier Sports. However, these illegal streams come with significant risks, including:
Malware – The sites often try to install harmful viruses and programs on your device.
Low quality – The unauthorized streams tend to be glitchy, low-resolution, and unreliable.
Get taken down – Premier Sports actively works to get illegal streams removed, so they frequently stop working mid-game.
ISP warnings – Your internet service provider may send you notices for accessing illegal pirated content.
Legal consequences – Downloading copyrighted material without permission can technically lead to fines or even jail time in certain countries.
While I can‘t explicitly recommend or link to unauthorized streaming sites, just know they exist. Proceed carefully and use common sense to avoid malware. Ultimately, biting the bullet and paying for quality legal access is far safer and more ethical.
7. Refer a Friend for Possible Rewards
Does Premier Sports offer any referral programs that get you free access if you refer a friend?
They have run various promotions before rewarding existing subscribers with free months when they get friends to sign up. Keep an eye out for any special limited referral deals.
Even if they don‘t offer an outright free month, you may get discounts or other rewards for successful referrals that lower the cost.
8. Watch Select Matches on Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime Video has a partnership with Premier Sports to show 20 Premier League matches per season on Prime included at no extra cost.
While it‘s only 1 game per match week, and they tend to be less prominent matchups, it‘s a way to occasionally catch some EPL action on Prime.
Check the schedule each week to see if that week‘s featured Amazon/Premier Sports match fits your needs. Factor in that you‘ll have commentary and production from the Premier Sports crew.
9. Search for Discount Promo Codes
Before signing up for any paid Premier Sports subscriptions or packages, it‘s worth quickly searching for any active discount promo codes or offers.
You can find blogs and deal sites that compile codes for major streaming services. While Premier Sports discounts are rare, you may luck out and find a 25% off code or similar savings.
Some places to check for potential Premier Sports promos:
Any dollar saved is better than nothing!
10. Follow #PremierSports on Social Media
If you follow the #PremierSports hashtag on Twitter and Instagram, some users will post clips and reactions from matches airing on the channels.
While this is an inconsistent way to watch full games for free, it can give you a taste of the action. And #PremierSports is also a good source for any free access giveaways or deals they announce.
11. Wait for Limited Free Viewing Events
For major marquee events like El Clasico in La Liga or a Premier League title decider, Premier Sports will occasionally offer short periods of free viewing access.
This usually comes in the form of free weekends or free match days. Follow their website and social channels for any announcements of upcoming promotional free viewing events tied to big games.
While sporadic, these freeview events let you watch the biggest matches without paying.
I hope this guide gave you plenty of creative ideas to enjoy Premier Sports content without emptying your wallet!
While occasional free viewing is possible with trials and promotions, unlimited access still requires paying for an ongoing subscription. Evaluate whether the value proposition of their exclusive sports coverage makes that worthwhile for you.
Let me know on Twitter if you found any of these tips helpful or have your own tricks for accessing Premier Sports for free. Enjoy the games!