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How to watch the UEFA Champions League final 2021 live without cable

Cord-cutters can stream the game between Man City and Chelsea on CBS or Paramount Plus, which is offering a free trial.

How to watch the UEFA Champions League final 2021 live without cable
The Manchester City and Chelsea football clubs will vie for the Champions League winners trophy Saturday in Porto, Portugal. [Photo: Alexander Hassenstein – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images]
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Soccer fans around the world will be glued to their TVs this weekend for the 2021 UEFA Champions League final. The highly anticipated match between Manchester City Football Club and Chelsea Football Club—known for their rivalry within England’s Premier League—is a big deal.

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Although American football remains dominant in the United States, soccer has been growing in popularity for years, and the afternoon time slot for this weekend’s game—coupled with a pent-up demand for high-stakes sporting events—should help garner robust viewership among Americans. The game will take place at the Estádio do Dragão (Dragon Stadium) in Porto, Portugal.

The Champions League final is set to begin on Saturday, May 29, at 3 p.m. ET. It will air on CBS and its sister streaming service, Paramount Plus, formerly known as CBS All Access. According to CBS Sports, pregame coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. ET.

If you’re a cord-cutter who wants to stream the final live on your computer, phone, or TV, you’ll need access to CBS or Paramount Plus, which is offering a free trial to new subscribers. We’ve rounded up some ways to catch the action:

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  • Paramount Plus: This service, formerly known as CBS All Access, offers CBS. Find it here.
  • Locast: This nonprofit streaming service offers access to broadcast networks, including CBS, in 32 markets. Find it here.
  • Hulu With Live TV: Hulu’s streaming service offers CBS live. Find it here.
  • YouTube TV: YouTube’s live service has CBS. Find it here.
  • FuboTV: This service offers CBS in some markets. Find it here.
  • CBS Sports website and mobile apps: If you already have login credentials from a pay-TV company, you can stream CBS Sports live via its website and mobile apps on iOS or Android.

About the author

Christopher Zara is a senior staff news editor for Fast Company and obsessed with media, technology, business, culture, and theater. Before coming to FastCo News, he was a deputy editor at International Business Times, a theater critic for Newsweek, and managing editor of Show Business magazine

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