Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa Livestream: How to Watch English Premier League Soccer From Anywhere

Crystal Palace will look to continue their sparkling close-season form on Sunday as they host an Aston Villa side basking in the afterglow of Champions League qualification.

Palace fans will likely not want the season to end, with the Eagles’ recent storming form seeing them claim impressive wins over Liverpool, West Ham and Manchester United.

They’re set to face an Aston Villa side depleted in numbers through injury, but buoyed by having their fourth-place finish sealed with Tottenham’s defeat to Man City in midweek. 

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

Jean-Philippe Mateta of Crystal Palace celebrating, shouting, smiling with both arms raised with clenched fists.

Jean-Philippe Mateta of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace at Molineux on May 11 in Wolverhampton, England.

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Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa: When and where?

Crystal Palace host Aston Villa at Selhurst Park in southwest London on Sunday, May 19. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. BST local time, which is 11 a.m. ET or 8 a.m. PT in the US and Canada, and 1 a.m. AEST on Monday, May 20, in Australia

How to watch the Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa 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 the game, 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. So if your internet provider or mobile carrier has stuck you with an IP address that incorrectly shows your location in a blackout zone, a VPN can correct that problem by giving you an IP address in your correct, nonblackout area. 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. 

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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 Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa in the US

Sunday’s Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa match is streaming on Peacock. You’ll need a Peacock Premium or Premium Plus account to catch the game live. 

NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, offers access to all the matches of this season’s Premier League that aren’t shown on cable. You’ll need to have a Peacock Premium or Premium Plus account to stream games live, which costs $6 a month or $60 per year.

Can I livestream the Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa game in the UK?

No broadcaster has decided to show this game live in the UK, which means that if you’re in the UK traveling for pleasure or for work, you’re unlikely to be able to watch the game like you normally would at home, thanks to geo-blocking. 

There is one option to get around this, however. By using a VPN, as explained above, you can set your location to a country where the match is being broadcast and go from there.

Livestream the Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa game in Canada

If you want to stream Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa live in Canada, you’ll need to subscribe to Fubo. The service has exclusive rights for this Premier League season. 

Fubo is the go-to destination for Canadians looking to watch the EPL this season with exclusive streaming rights to every game. It costs CA$25 a month, although you can save some cash by paying quarterly or annually. 

Livestream the Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa game in Australia 

Football fans Down Under can watch this EPL fixture on the streaming service Optus Sport, which is showing every single Premier League game live in Australia this season. 

With exclusive rights to screen every EPL match live this season, as well as German Bundesliga and Spanish La Liga games, 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 a month. If you’re not, a standalone monthly subscription to the service starts at AU$25.

Quick tips for streaming the Premier League using a VPN 

  • With four variables at play — your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN — your experience and success when streaming EPL matches 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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