BT Sport has the sole UK rights to show the UEFA Champions League final. However, while you would normally have to subscribe to watch live coverage of the tournament, it is offering several ways to view the final, including in 4K, HDR and for free.
The all-English final between Man City and Chelsea has been moved to Portugal due to the pandemic, but will have a crowd this year after UEFA lifted its 30 per cent capacity cap. It should be a cracker too.
Here then are the details on how to watch the match live in a format that suits you.
When is the Manchester City v Chelsea Champions League final?
The final takes place at the Estádio do Dragão in Portugal, usually the home of FC Porto. It will kick-off at 8pm BST (9pm CEST) on Saturday 29 May 2021.
Coverage will start on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD at 6pm BST before the match itself. A preview show will be shown at 8pm the night before.
Is the Champions League final available in 4K HDR?
Viewers with a BT 4K-enabled set-top-box and 4K TV plan can watch the final on the BT Sport Ultimate channel in 4K. Virgin Media customers with a 4K box can also watch it in 4K on Virgin TV channel 533.
You will be able to view the match in HDR too, but only through the BT Sport app for compatible platforms: HDR-ready smartphones, tablets – such as the iPad Pro – plus Apple TV, Samsung Smart TVs, plus Xbox and PlayStation consoles.
Will the Champions League final be screened for free?
Naturally, all paying BT Sport subscribers can watch the final through the app or TV platform of choice: BT TV, Sky, Virgin Media, etc. However, it will also be available for free to those without a subscription. There are several ways to do this.
We are hosting the live feed of the match at the top of this page.
Alternatively, the UEFA Champions League final will be streamed live to watch through an internet browser at btsport.com/final. And it will be available to watch for free on BT Sport’s YouTube channel.
Even access to the BT Sport app coverage will be free for the live final. That means you will be able to watch it across multiple devices, including Apple TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox and PlayStation consoles, plus smaller devices. Virgin TV will show it in HD and 4K (as above), even if you don’t subscribe. It will also be available through Virgin Media’s Virgin TV Go app.
How about the Europa League final?
The Europa League final between Manchester United and Villarreal will also be available to watch live for free, through all the same steps above. It will kick off at 8pm BST on Wednesday 26 May 2021.
You should also be able to watch that live below.