The Bundesliga is home to some of the biggest clubs in European soccer such as Bayern Munich, Dortmund and RB Leipzig. The 2020/21 season is fast approaching and you won’t want to miss a minute of the action. Find out how to watch games live at home or with a mobile device in this guide.
Bundesliga 2021 TV Preview
The 2020/21 season is the Bundesliga’s 58th edition, with 18 teams playing a total of 34 matches across the season. Bayern Munich are reigning champions, winning their 30th title in July 2020, the best record of any German domestic team. Their main rivals over the past 20 years have been Borussia Dortmund, a side that has become renowned for developing some of Europe’s most talented young players such as Marco Reus, Jadon Sancho and one of the hottest properties in Europe, Erling Braut Haaland.
Unsurprisingly, Bayern and Dortmund are expected to battle it out for the championship this year, and such is the quality and depth of their squads, it would be a real shock if they didn’t. There’s also plenty of other famous teams in the Bundesliga, such as Leverkusen, Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig, all renowned for their attacking, technical style of play that’s pleasing on the eye.
Bundesliga 2021 Live TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Sun, Feb 28||Leipzig v Monchengla’h||LIVE: 4.20am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Mon, Mar 1||Leverkusen v Freiburg||LIVE: 4.00.am||Foxtel / Kayo|
Shown as Sydney time, adjust for the regional difference. Per broadcasting rights, there is no Bundesliga free to air provider in Australia. The first games of the Bundesliga season will take place from Friday 18th September.
Watch or Stream Bundesliga Live
beIN Sports is the official broadcaster of the Bundesliga in Australia and will be televising several live matches each week of play. You can access these Bundesliga matches on beIN Sports telecasts through either Foxtel, Telstra, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports. Foxtel, Telstra and Kayo Sports will also carry beIN’s coverage of La Liga and every match of the A League live online with no ad-breaks during play.
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If you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to look into the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial. With Kayo you will have access to the same beIN broadcasts as Foxtel and can stream Bundesliga live to eligible devices and browsers. The Live Bundesliga matches on the beIN channels will have a match tile on Kayo, where they will also be available to watch On Demand should you wish to catch up.
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Must See Bundesliga TV: Rivalries and Derbies
There are several key rivalries and must-see matches during the duration of the Bundesliga season, here’s two the biggest so you can circle the dates, with each sure to impact the standings before all’s said and done.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund (Der Klassiker)
The two best known German teams play twice a season in a game known as Der Klassiker (The Classic). It’s a David and Goliath game. Munich are the financial superpower from the Bavarian south, with money to throw at big names and a fanatical fan base. Dortmund are from the industrial north, and tend to develop their own player thanks to one of the best youth systems in world football, producing the likes of Christian Pulisic, Jordan Sancho and Mario Goetze. To add more fuel to the rivalry, the two teams met in the 2013 Champions League final, the first ever contested by two German sides, with Munich winning 2-1.
Hertha Berlin vs Union Berlin (Berlin Derby)
Berlin might be better known for its arts and culture, but the city is also crazy about its football. These two clubs have only risen to the heights of the Bundesliga over the past few years, but in that short time have built an intense rivalry that lights up the German capital twice a season. Hertha are the more established of the two, but Union seems to have the edge at the moment thanks to goals from the likes of striker Sebastian Andersson and midfielder Marius Beutler.
Stream Bundesliga with Apple TV
Arguably the gold-standard of the lower-profile streaming device for years now, the Apple TV is popular because it delivers. This tiny box is now in its fifth generation, and has recently added 4K and HDR streaming. You can also download apps just like you would on your phone. And that means almost every major player is supported, including the Kayo Sports streaming service and Foxtel Now.
Stream Bundesliga with Google Chromecast
This amazing little device now comes in two options for streaming video, both with an HDMI connection linking them to your TV. You can choose from the standard or the Google Chromecast Ultra version – the difference is that the Ultra handles 4K video, which is becoming increasingly available in Australia thanks to HD. Once plugged in and connected to your home Wi-Fi network, the device can be reached by a vast range of apps to stream video or on demand replays including Kayo Sports. While it’s not as seamless as using a dedicated device – it’s still extremely versatile.
Stream Bundesliga with the Foxtel Now Box
Another increasingly popular streaming device option would be the Foxtel Now Box. Launched over a year ago, it delivers the easiest way to stream Foxtel Now, as well as YouTube and Stan, directly to your TV. There’s no installation required so you can immediately start streaming La Liga and other sport on your TV. Simply plug it in and start watching. Of course, you’ll need to subscribe to the Foxtel Now Sports pack, which offers access to twelve channels including Fox Sports, Fox League, Fox Footy, ESPN, beIN Sports and all the live action available each and every week.