How to watch Women’s Super League live
The summer of 2022 will be remembered for a long time by fans of women’s football. England’s home football championships proved to be very successful, with the Lionesses beating Germany to win their first major tournament.
Along with the full crowd at Wembley Stadium, some 50 million more people watched the final on TV, more than three times the 2017 figure. was appointed in March for the match between Barcelona and Real Madrid.
This rise in popularity is expected to spread to the Women’s Super League (WSL), the top division of club football in England. Since the league went fully professional in 2018, the league has gone from strength to strength and now boasts a large TV rights package with Sky Sports and the BBC.
This means that most matches of the season will be available to watch live in the UK, but there are a few options if you are located elsewhere. Here’s everything you need to know.
What Women’s Super League matches are being televised this weekend?
The WSL was supposed to start this past weekend, but all matches have been postponed in deference to Queen Elizabeth II. These fixtures will be rearranged, meaning each team’s first game of the season will be different. Since every game is available to watch live in the UK, here are the key details you need:
Fri 16 Sept.
- Arsenal – Brighton – KO, 19:30 – The FA Player
Sat 17 Sep
- Manchester United – Reading – KO, 12:00 – FA player
Sun 18 Sept.
- Aston Villa v Man City – KO 12:30 – BBC One/iPlayer/website
- Leicester – Tottenham – KO, 15:00 – The FA Player
- West Ham – Everton – KO at 15:00 – The FA Player
- Liverpool v Chelsea KO 5pm – Sky Sports Main Event/Soccer/Premier League/Ultra HDR/Showcase
How to watch Women’s Super League on Sky Sports
This is the second season of Sky’s three-year contract with WSL. In the 2022/23 season, the broadcaster has committed to show at least 35 matches. To start watching, you’ll need a Sky Sports subscription, which also gives you access to many other top-notch sports.
Packages start at £44/month for 18 months, or an additional £18/month if you already have a Sky TV subscription. The latter only gives you access to Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Football – for all eight channels, that’s an additional £25 per month.
You can also get half price Sky Sports (£12.50/month) bundled with a Sky Glass 4K TV (from £13/month) and Sky TV & Netflix (£26/month). The TV is available in 43″, 55″ and 65″ sizes.
Whichever option you choose, you will also get access to your phone, tablet and/or laptop via Sky Go. See all four options at sky site.
However, if you sign up for Sky Q with Sky The sports package can also be viewed in HDR quality. Find out more in our separate guide: How to get HDR on Sky Q
How to watch women’s super league now
If you don’t want to contract with Sky and have a satellite dish in your home, that’s not a problem. Sky has a Now streaming service as an alternative, and there are no restrictions on the content you can access.
Now available on a wide variety of devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, Chromecast and even game consoles.
The day pass provides 24 hours of access and costs £11.99 – great for one-time occasions. However, it makes a lot more sense to get a Monthly Pass if you plan on watching every weekend. From now until August 28th, it’s available for £25/month for 12 months, then back to the regular £33.99/month – unless you cancel.
This offer also includes a free month of Now Boost, which adds 1080p video and Dolby 5.1 surround sound, removes ads, and lets you stream to up to three devices at the same time (instead of the usual 2). After that, it will cost you an additional £5 per month.
Click here to view Now’s Sky Sports Pass packages.
How to watch Women’s Super League on BBC
Unlike many other broadcasters, you don’t need a subscription to watch the BBC. But you will need to pay for a TV license, whether you watch live or through the BBC iPlayer. It currently costs £159 for a family or business – find out more in our separate UK TV license guide.
Once this is taken care of, you will have many options. The first one is just right on your TV, with almost all Sky, Virgin, Freeview and Freesat set-top boxes, including the default BBC channels.
You can also use the BBC iPlayer on all your devices and WSL is also available to watch on the BBC Sport website during games.
How to watch Women’s Super League on FA Player
FA Player is a free service that allows you to watch select live games and on-demand content. To get started, simply go to the FA website and create an account or log in.
Like many other services, there are also apps for iOS and Android.
Can you watch Women’s Super League outside the UK?
Yes, and you have two options.
First, just watch through the local TV company. This only applies if you are located in Australia (Optis Sport), Brazil (ESPN), Canada (Sportsnet), Central America, Mexico, Dominican Republic (all Sky Sports), Germany, Italy (both DAZN), New Zealand (Spark Sport ). , Scandinavia (Nent) or USA (CBS Sports, Paramount+)
If you are located elsewhere or would prefer to use your existing UK account or subscription, there is an alternative. This includes using a VPN that helps you “appear” in another country by giving you a new IP address.
Our best choice NordVPN, which offers a good combination of security features, ease of use, and value for money. Our best VPN table has plenty of alternatives, but make sure they unblock BBC iPlayer – this is a common problem with some services.
Interested in men’s football as well? Here’s how to watch the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.