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What an exciting prospect tonight’s Champions League semi-final offers, with two of the biggest teams in world football going head-to-head. Better yet, wherever you are in the world, we can show you how to watch a free Bayern vs. Real Madrid live stream online.

One of the biggest draws of tonight’s match is seeing two of England’s brightest stars go against each other. Harry Kane (Bayern) and Jude Bellingham (Real) are enjoying fantastic debut seasons on the continent, with Kane breaking numerous Bundesliga records and Bellingham already looking like a seasoned Galactico. 

As mentioned in our regular guide to all the free Champions League live streams for games in every round, there are multiple free options for tonight’s game in Munich (that article also shows you how to watch tomorrow’s match for free).

If you want to watch any of the free Bayern vs. Real Madrid live streams from outside the origin countries listed below, you’ll hit a geo-block when you try to watch them. However, this is not the case if you use a VPN (virtual private network), which masks your location to get around region blocks and greatly improves your online security and privacy in general. You can use it for free access to the remaining knockout games and more.

*Australian streaming service Stan includes a 30-day free trial for the required baseline tier (usually $10-$21 a month), but the Stan Sport add-on is billed at $15 immediately for a month’s access.

Where to watch Bayern vs. Real Madrid free from anywhere

As mentioned in the box above, numerous European channels are showing the game for free today, including an Irish stream with Engish commentary. But if you’re not in those countries, you can still watch by using a VPN to mimic the required country for your viewing device and prevent the website from detecting your location and blocking you.

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Where to watch Bayern vs. Real Madrid in the UK

There’s a fair bit of change this season. BT Sport has been renamed TNT Sport and now comes under the Discovery+ service. If you’ve been accessing it as a part of a BT TV subscription, you might have had an email about the change, but generally, you should be able to carry on as usual.

If you don’t have BT Sport/TNT Sport, you can sign up for Discovery Plus Premium (the cheaper tiers don’t include live sport) for £29.99 a month. You can also select it as part of a BT broadband bundle.

If the idea of tracking another streaming service grinds your gears, you might prefer the simpler option of adding it to your Amazon Prime membership as an add-on. It’s the same £29.99 a month, and you can cancel anytime. Watching it through Amazon Prime Video means you can enjoy Champions League live streams across more devices, as app support across TVs, consoles, and streaming sticks is much better for Prime Video than Discovery.

Pro tip: If you want a cheaper option, you might want to try Australia’s Stan Sport, as you can subscribe with a UK bank account for less than half what it costs for TNT (we’ve tested this ourselves). You need a VPN to access the site and Champions League live streams outside Australia. It still works out cheaper, though. More details below. Or, if you just want the occasional free game, check out the latest free broadcasts mentioned above, which can be accessed with a VPN, too.

Where to watch Bayern vs. Real Madrid in Australia

The Champions League is a Stan Sport exclusive in Australia and you can watch every game there. So you’ll need to sign up for Stan and then add Stan Sport as an add-on. The cheapest setup is $25 a month (for Stan Basic at $10 and Sport at $15). Better yet, it comes with a 30-day free trial first for the baseline tier – you’ll still pay $15 for the Sport add-on from the off, though.

Stan Basic only streams in standard definition, but Stan Sport’s content will stream in up to 4K, even when paired with this cheapest tier, so you might as well go Basic if you’re just getting it for sport. However, if you want to check out the TV shows and movies too, HD is $16 a month/$21 for 4K (then add $15 for Sport). All are on rolling one-month contracts, so there’s no long-term commitment.

If you’re eying up this option via a VPN as a cheaper alternative to your country’s Champions League streaming service, we can confirm it will work. We were able to pay with a UK bank card (tested September 2023) and have full access to the streaming service. You could also use a travel card like Revolut to pay in local currency so you don’t get a foreign transaction fee from your bank.

Where to watch Bayern vs. Real Madrid in the US

This is where ‘soccer’ being so far down the rankings of the most popular sports in the USA really pays off for viewers who want to enjoy the most prestigious competition in club football.

You’ll find every last Champions League game live streaming on Paramount Plus from just $5.99 a month or $59.99 a year (you wouldn’t get two months of Champions League action for that annual price in the UK!). So yes, you can opt for the cheapest Paramount Plus tier and still get the Champions League despite it not having CBS, as the games will run via separate feeds. If you have CBS already, you’ll find it airs some games, but nowhere near as many as Paramount Plus.


Paramount Plus 7-day Free Trial

Paramount Plus starts at $5.99 per month with ads, and new members can get a 7-day free trial. If you’d like to sign up for a longer term at a discount, you can get a year’s access for $59.99. The free trial is available on both options.

Note: The use of VPNs is illegal in certain countries, and using VPNs to access region-locked streaming content might constitute a breach of the terms of use for certain services. Insider does not endorse or condone the illegal use of VPNs.

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