Free or Paid?
As you may know, you can watch soccer live online by using some paid services or by searching for free live streams. It doesn’t matter what option you choose, you’ll find that a VPN is mandatory.
For paid streaming you’ll need to:
- be able to change your location in order to access restricted content.
- have the fastest servers for optimal streaming.
For free live streaming, you’ll need:
- some sort of antivirus protection, which is available for free with some VPNs.
- hide your real identity to be on the safe side.
- have servers fast enough to support web streams and also P2P streams.
So, which VPNs are good for each option? The short answer is all of them, but there are some particularities which can make your streaming experience perfect.
Best Paid Service?
The best (and cheapest) paid service is, by far, BeINSports. They cover all big European Leagues, including the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League as well as many other sports.
To unlock BeINSports, you have to use a Middle Eastern ip address to access the whole package. However, depending on your country, BeInSports has different packages available. We measured the speed for our Top 3 VPNs in the Middle East, so take a look at the results below (servers loction and how fast they work). Unfortunately, you cannot use BeINSports from Israel, where are the fastest servers.
Free Streaming Sites
The are a lot of sites that offer free live streaming. Of course, they are illegal in some parts of the world. So, in this section we’ll focus on safety and not so much on speed.
Since we cannot link directly to live streaming sites, a simple search will show you lists of the best live streaming sites.
We said earlier that you need some sort of antivirus protection if you access free live streaming sites. Also, these sites are full of advertisements. Based on our own experience, the ads contain malware, adware, spyware and, sometimes, even viruses. So, be careful. Fortunately, there are some VPNs that offer both protection and privacy at a decent speed.
Best VPN Services for free live streams
If you decide to use AceStream or Sopcast, then a VPN is mandatory, because those programs use P2P (peer-to-peer) technology, which is similar to torrenting. This is why the best free live streaming is achieved on AceStream or Sopcast.