Watch the Premier League live in South Africa – Live football on TV, apps

Watch the Premier League live in South Africa – Live football on TV, apps
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Live football is back across the globe as the greatest football league in the world, the Premier League, kicked off in August.

For fans in South Africa who will be looking forward to seeing their favourite teams like Man City, Arsenal, Man United, Liverpool or Chelsea in action on live football, TV apps and other streaming platforms, this article brings you first hand information on how you can do that.

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Tighten your belt as we'll also bring to you ways to watch the Premier League in South Africa without using DStv.

Rest assured, you can access every live football match from the EPL on your smart TV or mobile device as a South African, and this means that you will never have to miss any of the goals or moments that will leave you deeply disappointed in your mind.

Watch Premier League live football in South Africa

Here are various platforms in which you can watch the 2023/24 Premier League season games in South Africa.

SuperSport TV

Supersport is the best and most reliable and most successful provider of pay-television sports coverage across the continent of Africa, and its stronghold is in South Africa.

English Premier League lovers can see live football actions on SuperSport TV in South Africa, as this pay-television network has the exclusive rights to televise the league in the country and many other nations in Africa.


SuperSport has the exclusive rights of broadcasting the Premier League, and not only that, the UEFA tournaments as well for South African viewers. They also bring actions from other major football tournaments. All of these are available on the DStv Compact package.

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The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have confirmed they will broadcast the English Premier League games in the 2023/24 season.

The backdrop however is that SABC will only show one game per weekend for 34 weeks at 3 pm on SABC3 every Saturday.

Watch Premier League without DStv in South Africa

Yes, without owning a DStv cable network decoder, you can still catch up with actions from the Premier League through Showmax Pro.

Showmax Pro is a streaming service available for Showmax subscribers in Africa that bundles the existing Showmax entertainment, offering music channels, news and live sports streaming from the very dedicated SuperSport.

As a football fan in South Africa, all you have to do is sign up for Showmax Pro at their official site,, pay the subscription fee and you're good to go. Showmax Pro is also in other African countries, but the subscription rates vary from one country to another.

Watch Premier League in South Africa on Sky Sports

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Geo-restrictions cannot allow you to stream the EPL in South Africa since the country is not within the UK boundaries.
But you can still watch your favourite English teams as they take to the field while in South Africa on Sky Sports, and this will be with the help of a VPN service like ExpressVPN which can unblock Sky Sports for you in South Africa.

Watch Premier League in South on TV Apps

Another way to connect to the thrills and excitements that English football brings to our satisfaction in South Africa is to stream the live actions from trusted live streaming apps.

SuperSport App

This app links you through to live streaming on the DStv app. Watching live EPL games is available to DStv subscribers using their Connect IDs, within Sub-Saharan Africa and its surrounding areas which South Africa belongs to.

All you have to do is go to the app store, download and enter the necessary requirements to begin your live TV app football streaming.

DStv Now

A subscriber within DStv territories like South Africa, the DStv Now app enables you to stream live EPL games and catch up with your favourite players as they take to the field on this live TV app.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.