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Channel 4

Channel 4 is a public, free-to-air TV network in the UK. It runs a number of linear television channels, as well as a video-on-demand (VOD) service, also confusingly called Channel 4 (previously All 4)

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Alongside the BBC and ITV, it is considered one of the cornerstones of British television broadcasting.

In terms of football, Channel 4 currently holds the rights to broadcast 20 live England men’s national team matches between 2022 and 2024, after signing a deal with the FA.

Which football competitions does Channel 4 show?

Channel 4’s football coverage is limited to airing live England matches. However, signing a deal with the FA to get a hold of the rights to those was no mean feat by the Channel 4 Sports team.

The Three Lions are one of the most popular football properties in the UK, and bringing free-to-air coverage of European qualifiers, UEFA Nations League games and friendlies involving England is something they are surely immensely proud to do.

The best TV packages to get Channel 4

There are no TV packages necessary to watch football on Channel 4. As a free-to-air broadcaster, it can be accessed on linear television or online via live streaming completely free.

However, all UK citizens who watch Channel 4 and other terrestrial TV channels must hold an up-to-date TV license by law. The current cost of a TV license is £159 a year.

Best Channel 4 Live Streaming Options in the UK 

Football fans can follow the England men’s national football team on Channel 4 via live streaming on the Channel 4 VOD service.

The Channel 4 app can be accessed on most mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and more. Desktop users can also access all the same Channel 4 content on the Channel 4 website.

However, as a terrestrial network,  Channel 4 and the football it covers can also be watched on a myriad of other streaming services, both paid and free, in the UK, including NOW, Pluto TV, Freeview and more.

Remember that whatever streaming service or website you use to watch football on Channel 4, you will need a valid TV license to do so legally.

Can You Watch Channel 4 Using a VPN?

Fans from around the world can watch football on Channel 4 on the Channel 4 website or the VOD service Channel 4 with a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Even if you don’t reside in the UK, you can access Channel 4 football live streams wherever you are, with the help of a VPN.

Assuming you have checked the rules and regulations regarding VPNs where you are, and done your due diligence regarding the best VPN to go with, there’s little stopping you from accessing football live streams on Channel 4.

Best Channel 4 Football Pundits and Commentators

Channel 4 benefits from the talents of some of the best football commentators and pundits around in the UK, who bring a lot of credibility to its broadcasts.

In terms of commentators, the likes of ex-pros Dion Dublin and Graeme Le Saux regularly make appearances, while in the studio giving their thoughts before and after games, pundits like Jermaine Defoe and Michael Owen add their expertise to the mix.

Pros and Cons of Channel 4 Football

The big plus for Channel 4 is that it is “free”. Discounting the TV license fee, watching football on Channel 4 is completely free.

What’s more, Channel 4 has carved out a niche for itself as one of the main destinations for live England matches.
Gareth Southgate’s men can be seen on Channel 4 as they compete in Euros qualifiers and UEFA Nations League games until 2024, and that’s a real coup for the free-to-air broadcaster.

However, with no club football at all to speak of, Channel 4 is still sorely lacking when it comes to football TV rights compared to some of its competitors.

FAQ: How to watch Channel 4 Football

Q. Can I watch live football on Channel 4?
A. Yes. You can watch live football from the England national team on Channel 4, either on the TV channel or the live streaming service of the same name.

Q. Is Channel 4 catch up free?
A. Yes. Assuming you have a TV license, catch up on the Channel 4 VOD service is completely free and requires no subscription payments.

Q. How can I watch Channel 4 on my TV?
A. You can watch Channel 4 on almost any TV. As a terrestrial, linear television channel, it is available on any TV, smart or otherwise. What’s more, fans can watch England on Channel 4 online on the Channel 4 VOD service.

Q.  Does Channel 4 have sports?
A. Yes. On top of England football, Channel 4 also shows live coverage of motor racing megabrand Formula One, and Super League Rugby.

Q. How to watch Channel 4 football on TV?
A. You can watch Channel 4 football on TV by navigating to the fourth channel of almost any TV listing, terrestrial, digital, linear or otherwise. Football on Channel 4 is very easily accessible on television.

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