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Which applications to watch football matches live ?

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At the time of writing this article, Euro 2024 is in full swing. And inevitably, with such an event comes the usual lot of questions: “ chow can I watch the matches live ? “, or ” do I have to pay a subscription to watch football matches ?&amp ;nbsp;”. In this jungle, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate, especially since UEFA has launched a strong crackdown campaign against illegal streaming sites.

So we offer you here a selection of applications that will allow you to follow Euro matches, but also various Ligue 1 or Champions League matches when these competitions return. Please note, some of them are accessible for free (you simply need to create an account), while others require subscribing to a premium offer.


Large international matches are generally broadcast on TF1 and M6. This is at least the case for this Euro: all of France's matches are broadcast on the two terrestrial channels. The same sometimes goes for the last matches of the Champions League. In other words, to watch these matches streaming on your smartphone, it is recommended to install TF1+ directly.

The application dedicated to the TF1 group channels allows you to watch live television for free, with the only consideration being that you have an account . If this is not the case, you will be asked to create an account in order to access the live stream of the group's channels. Once this is done, you will then be able to watch the matches directly from your smartphone.

Which applications to watch football matches live ?

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Same observation for 6Play. Some Euro matches are broadcast by TF1, while others are accessible on M6. It will therefore be necessary to check in advance on which channel the matches are broadcast. Once you have ensured that the chosen match will be broadcast on M6, install the 6Play application, which gives you access to all the channels of the M6 ​​group live and in replay.

Here you will also be required to create an account in order to access the live stream, but this is once again an entirely free process. It will therefore not be necessary to pay to be able to enjoy certain international or major matches.

Which applications to watch football matches live ?

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In the past, Canal+ held all broadcasting rights for Ligue 1 matches. This is no longer the case, but that does not prevent the encrypted channel from offering football matches on a regular basis. It is therefore possible to see some Ligue 1 matches, Champions League or Europa League matches.

To enjoy the live stream from Canal+ on your smartphone, it is recommended to install the myCanal application. However, since the Canal+ television offer is paid, the same goes for its myCanal offer. It is therefore necessary not only to have an account, but also to pay for a paid subscription to myCanal in order to access the matches broadcast on the channel.

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beIN Sport Connect

beIN Sport has established itself as the reference channel for any football fan over the years. The problem is that it sets up a subscription: it is therefore necessary to pay to enjoy its plethora of matches. beIN thus offers Champions League matches, World Cup matches, Euro matches, or even the CAN (African Cup of Nations).

As long as you already have a beIN Sport subscription, you can access the live stream of matches offered by the channel from the dedicated application called beIN Sport Connect. For information, it is also possible to do this from a web browser by going to the beIN Sport website. You then enter your identifiers and click directly on the channel of your choice to watch a match in streaming.

Which applications to watch football matches live ?

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Amazon Prime Video

< p>In 2021, Amazon regained the broadcasting rights to the vast majority of Ligue 1 matches, thus founding its Ligue 1 Pass, a new Premium offer accessible in addition to Amazon Prime. For a few years, it was therefore necessary to install Amazon Prime Video in order to watch French championship matches. However, in June 2024, Amazon formalized the end of its Ligue 1 Pass as it had been offered until then.

This does not mean that this is the end of football matches on the platform, but rather that Amazon is waiting for the officialization of the broadcaster(s) for the 2024/2025 season . If Amazon were to regain most of the broadcast rights for the French championship, it would then be recommended to install the application in order to benefit from it.

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But as we have already revealed, Amazon Prime Video is not a free service: it is necessary to have an account and subscribe to the Prime offer to benefit from it, in addition to an additional subscription to a pass to access live football content.

ESPN ScoreCenter

There is also the possibility of watching football matches for free through foreign platforms, such as ESPN. With ScroreCenter, users can launch live video streams of a whole host of global competitions, not just football.

In addition to broadcasting live events, ESPN ScoreCenter also provides access to sports information, expert analyzes and numerous written articles to keep up to date with the latest sports news.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116