Spain vs. Northern Ireland Livestream: How to Watch International Friendly Soccer From Anywhere     – CNET

Spain vs. Northern Ireland Livestream: How to Watch International Friendly Soccer From Anywhere – CNET

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Spain host Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ireland side in Palma de Mallorca on Saturday in their final friendly match before Euro 2024. 

Three-time European champions Spain are largely seen as dark horses for success in this year’s tournament, but Luis de la Fuente’s side looked in promising form as they steamrollered minnows Andorra 5-0 in Wednesday’s friendly encounter. 

While Northern Ireland failed to reach Euro 2024, the Green and Whites recently notched eye-catching wins against Denmark and Scotland.

Below, we’ll outline the best live TV streaming services to use to watch the game live wherever you are in the world.

Mikel Oyarzabal of Spain pointing with his left hand while holding a ball under his right hand.

Real Sociedad winger Mikel Oyarzabal hit a second-half hat-trick for Spain in their midweek thrashing of Andorra.

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Spain vs. Northern Ireland: When and where?

Spain take on Northern Ireland at the Estadi Mallorca Son Moix in Palma de Mallorca on Saturday, June 8. Kickoff is set for 9:30 p.m. CET local time in Spain which makes it an 8:30 p.m. BST start in the UK. It’s a 3:30 p.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. PT kickoff in the US and Canada. In Australia the game gets underway at 5:30 a.m. AEDT on Sunday, June 9.

How to watch the Spain vs. Northern Ireland game online from anywhere using a VPN

If you find yourself unable to view the game locally, you may need a different way to watch it. That’s where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it’s also a great idea if you’re traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network, and you want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins.

With a VPN, you’re able to virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to get access to the game. Most VPNs, like our Editors’ Choice, ExpressVPN, make it really easy to do this.

Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal, including the US, UK and Canada, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you’re streaming. You should be sure your VPN is set up correctly to prevent leaks: Even where VPNs are legal, the streaming service may terminate the account of anyone it deems to be circumventing correctly applied blackout restrictions.

Looking for other options? Be sure to check out some of the other great VPN deals taking place right now.

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ExpressVPN is our current best VPN pick for people who want a reliable and safe VPN, and it works on a variety of devices. It’s normally $13 a month, and you can sign up for ExpressVPN and save 35% — the equivalent of $8.32 a month — if you get an annual subscription. 

Note that ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Livestream the Spain vs. Northern Ireland game in the US

Saturday’s game is available to watch in the States on Spanish-language service Vix Plus. 

Vix Plus currently costs $7 per month, and as well as broadcasting UEFA club and international competitions, it also offers Spanish-language soccer coverage of the US Women’s National Team, Mexico’s Women’s National Team, plus South America’s top domestic soccer.

Livestream the Spain vs. Northern Ireland match in the UK

Broadcast rights in the UK for this game are with the recently renamed Premier Sports, with the service having recently reverted back to its old name after a brief spell under the ViaPlay banner. Kickoff for this match is set for 8:30 p.m. BST on Saturday.

You’ll need to be a subscriber to the Premier Sports Pack to watch its football coverage, which is priced at £10 per month for Sky customers and £13 for viewers on Virgin TV. 

You can also get Premier Sports on its own via Amazon Prime Video for an extra £15 a month. 

Livestream the Spain vs. Northern Ireland game in Australia 

Football fans Down Under can also watch this international friendly on streaming service Optus Sport. 

With exclusive rights to screen every English Premier League match live, as well as German Bundesliga and Spanish La Liga games and international fixtures, streaming service Optus Sport is a particularly big draw for Aussie soccer fans.

If you’re already an Optus network customer you can bag Optus Sport for a reduced price, with discounts bringing the price down to as low as AU$7 per month. If you’re not, a standalone monthly subscription to the service starts at AU$25.

Livestream the Spain vs. Northern Ireland match in Canada

If you want to stream this game live in Canada, you’ll need to subscribe to DAZN Canada.

A DAZN subscription currently costs CA$25 a month or CA$200 a year and will also give you access to the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League, plus EFL Championship soccer, Six Nations rugby and WTA tennis.

As well as dedicated apps for iOS and Android, there’s a wide range of support for set-top boxes and smart TVs.

Quick tips for streaming international soccer using a VPN 

  • With four variables at play — your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN — your experience and success when streaming soccer may vary.
  • If you don’t see your desired location as a default option for ExpressVPN, try using the “search for city or country” option.
  • If you’re having trouble getting the game after you’ve turned on your VPN and set it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick fix. First, log into your streaming service subscription account and make sure the address registered for the account is an address in the correct viewing area. If not, you may need to change the physical address on file with your account. Second, some smart TVs — like Roku — don’t have VPN apps you can install directly on the device itself. Instead, you’ll have to install the VPN on your router or the mobile hotspot you’re using (like your phone) so that any device on its Wi-Fi network now appears in the correct viewing location.
  • All of the VPN providers we recommend have helpful instructions on their main site for quickly installing the VPN on your router. In some cases with smart TV services, after you install a cable network’s sports app, you’ll be asked to verify a numeric code or click a link sent to your email address on file for your smart TV. This is where having a VPN on your router will also help since both devices will appear to be in the correct location. 
  • And remember, browsers can often give away a location despite using a VPN, so be sure you’re using a privacy-first browser to log into your services. We normally recommend Brave.

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