BT Sport to show 2021 UEFA Champions League and Europa League finals free-to-air

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Published: 25 May 2021 - 4.39pm

BT Sport is making the 2021 Champions League and Europa League finals available for anyone in the UK to watch for FREE on TV, online or on mobile using the latest broadcast technology to give fans the ultimate viewing experience. 

Both finals will be available for free at (on matchday), on the BT Sport YouTube channel and via the BT Sport app for small and large-screen devices, including PlayStation, Xbox, Samsung smart TVs and Amazon Fire, and on Virgin channel 532.     

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BT Sport’s live coverage of the Europa League Final between Villarreal and Man United will begin at 6.30pm on Wednesday 26 May on BT Sport 2 HD and BT Sport Ultimate, hosted by Jake Humphrey and the team including Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves, Paul Scholes, Robbie Savage and Ian Darke.

BT Sport’s coverage of the Champions League final between Man City and Chelsea will begin with a live preview show on Friday 28 May at 8pm, hosted by Lynsey Hipgrave with guests Michael Owen, Gianfranco Zola and Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport 1 HD. 

Live coverage of the final will begin at 6pm on Saturday 29 May on BT Sport 1 HD and BT Sport Ultimate, hosted by Gary Lineker and the team including Rio Ferdinand, Joleon Lescott, Joe Cole, Steve McManaman, Glenn Hoddle, Darren Fletcher and Des Kelly. 

Champions League and Europa League finals: Watch Together on the BT Sport app

Some games are simply too big to watch alone and Watch Together is the perfect way to experience the Champions League and Europa League finals digitally on BT Sport.

Our exciting new innovation allows customers using the award-winning BT Sport app on mobile devices to watch, see and chat with friends in a split-screen view while streaming BT Sport channels.

Watch Together is a game-changing project that's been years in the making at BT Sport. Watch the below video for more information how to use the superb feature for both finals.

Champions League & Europa League finals: Watch on the BT Sport app

As ever, the best viewing experience will be on and the BT Sport app, giving subscribers the chance to enjoy all the action on the award-winning enhanced video player, featuring an interactive timeline and much more. Watch the video below for more information.

In an added bonus, 360° clips and multi-camera functionality will be available for the Champions League on selected devices.

What’s more, both finals will also be shown in glorious High Dynamic Range (HDR) for subscribers on the BT Sport app.

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “After a difficult year for everyone, it’s exciting to be approaching the end of the football season with three English teams making it through to the European finals, and the option of being able to go to the pub or watch it at home with other fans or family and friends in person. 

“Anyone can watch the final, on BT Sport or for free online or on YouTube, or by downloading the BT Sport App and trying out Match Day Experience features such as the enhanced player and Watch Together.”

Ben McOwen Wilson, Manager Director of YouTube UK, said: "We're proud and excited to partner BT Sport to bring the two biggest matches in European club football to British viewers for the sixth year running, including our third all-English final in this year's UEFA Champions League!   

"With restrictions lifting, no doubt many fans will be looking forward to meeting with friends and family to watch the beautiful game on the big screen. This year BT and YouTube will deliver the highest quality streams in Ultra High Definition and for the first time high frame rate (60fps) to allow all our viewers to have the best possible free viewing experience, wherever they are.  

"Football is in this country’s DNA and the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League finals have always attracted record-breaking viewing figures on the platform. YouTube's committed to ensuring that digital Britain builds back better and after a tough year for sports fans, we expect this year to be one of the biggest yet.”  

Champions League & Europa League finals: The goals so far

Man City

Pep Guardiola’s Premier League winners have been in scintillating form in Europe this season as they look to finally break their Champions League duck after years of heartache.


Unfancied to reach the latter stages at the start of the season, Chelsea have exceeded all expectations in the Champions League under Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel.

Man United

After dropping out of the Champions League, Man United have turned on the style to reach the Europa League final.