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How to Watch the 2023-24 FA Cup Live Online

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How to Watch the 2023-24 FA Cup with a VPN:

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Can I Use a VPN to Watch the FA Cup Outside the UK?

Some FA Cup fans connect to a VPN server in the UK to watch on BBC iPlayer or ITV. While we don't snoop on our users' online activity, this is against our terms of service and is not acceptable.

Rest assured that CyberGhost VPN never logs your browsing data and your activity is always private, but you should always comply with all relevant terms and applicable law, including copyright.

Where to Watch the 2023-24 FA Cup for Free Online

BBC iPlayer

  • Country: UK
  • Available Rounds: 1st-2nd round, FA Cup final

BBC iPlayer will stream at least 18 matches, including 6 matches in the 1st and 2nd rounds, as well as the FA Cup final.

You need a UK TV license to watch BBC iPlayer. You can pay for it at the UK’s TV Licensing website using any of the available payment options (e.g., Direct Debit facility, credit/debit card). Once you have a TV license, you can create a BBC iPlayer account, which requires a UK postcode.

BBC iPlayer is only available in the UK, but if you’re traveling abroad, you can continue watching the FA Cup with CyberGhost VPN. Connect to our streaming-optimized server for BBC iPlayer to access the platform while you’re out of the country.

Tennis Channel


  • Country: UK
  • Available Rounds: All rounds

ITV shares the FA Cup’s streaming rights in the UK with BBC. This season, it will live stream over 20 matches on ITVX, including select matches from the 1st to 5th rounds, the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, and the final.

To watch the FA Cup for free, you need to create an ITVX account. This requires you to provide a UK postcode along with your other details.

The FA Player

  • Country: UK
  • Available Rounds: To be announced

The FA Player, the FA’s official streaming platform, shows select FA Cup matches in the UK. You can watch for free with an FA Player account. To sign up, you need to provide a postcode, mobile number, and a few other details.

The FA Player

Where to Live Stream the 2023-24 FA Cup in the UK

Sling TV


  • Available Rounds: 3rd-5th rounds, Quarter-finals, Semi-finals, Final

Viaplay will stream around 8 matches from the 3rd to 5th rounds and the rest of the succeeding matches afterwards.

To watch the FA Cup on Viaplay, you can choose between the Viaplay Total Annual or Monthly plan. The platform accepts credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal.

Where to Watch the 2023-24 FA Cup in the US


  • Available Rounds: To be announced

ESPN+ will stream most FA Cup matches live. You need to sign up for a paid account to watch. The platform accepts US credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal.

Take note that ESPN+ is normally only available in the US. If you’re traveling abroad, get CyberGhost VPN and connect to our streaming-optimized server for ESPN+. We test it regularly to ensure you can access the platform whenever you want.

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV

  • Available Rounds: To be announced

You can use Hulu + Live TV to stream FA Cup matches via ESPN+. To get started, choose either the Disney Bundle Trio Basic (with ads) or Premium (ad-free) plan, both of which include ESPN+. The platform accepts US credit cards and PayPal.

Where to Stream the 2023-24 FA Cup in Australia


  • Free Trial: 7 days
  • Available Rounds: All rounds

You can watch the FA Cup’s first round proper all the way to the final on Paramount+. To create an account, you’ll have to provide your email address and credit card details. There’s a 7-day free trial for new users.


Watch FA Cup Highlights for Free


You can watch match highlights, post-match interviews, game analyses, and behind-the-scenes videos for free via The Emirates FA Cup’s official YouTube channel.

If you can’t access YouTube because it’s blocked at school or work, CyberGhost VPN can help. It encrypts your traffic to prevent networks from seeing your online activity, so you can access YouTube without restrictions.



You can catch the FA Cup's match highlights, latest news, upcoming fixtures, and past results on Supersport’s website and mobile apps.

2023-24 FA Cup Schedule

The 143rd season of the FA Cup starts on August 5, 2023, and concludes at the Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2024. Manchester City is the defending champion with 7 wins under its belt and even achieved a treble last season.

It will be a challenging feat to maintain its position, though, because the usual contenders Liverpool, Manchester United, and Arsenal have solid performance records, and can easily snatch the trophy. Check out this season’s schedule below:

Extra Preliminary RoundAug. 5, 2023
Preliminary RoundAug. 19, 2023
First Round QualifyingSep. 2, 2023
Second Round QualifyingSep. 16, 2023
Third Round QualifyingSep. 30, 2023
Fourth Round QualifyingOct. 14, 2023
First Round ProperNov. 4, 2023
Second Round ProperDec. 2, 2023
Third Round ProperJan. 6, 2024
Fourth Round ProperJan. 27, 2024
Fifth Round ProperFeb. 28, 2024
Quarter-finalMar. 16, 2024
Semi-finalApr. 20, 2024
FinalMay 25, 2024

Watch the FA Cup on Streaming-Optimized Servers

Platforms like BBC iPlayer, ITVX, ESPN+, and Hulu are available only domestically because of licensing restrictions. For example, if you travel outside the UK, it could be tricky to stream on BBC iPlayer.

CyberGhost VPN provides an easy solution. It lets you change your virtual location back to your home country so you can access the same platforms you can at home. You can also connect to one of CyberGhost’s streaming-optimized servers — we check them regularly to make sure you can access major streaming platforms.


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CyberGhost VPN has apps for PC, macOS, Android, iOS, and Linux, so you can watch securely at home or on the go. You can also install it on Amazon Fire TV Stick or Android TV to stream on the big screen. Switching devices is easy because you can connect up to 7 devices simultaneously with a single CyberGhost account.

If your Smart TV doesn’t support VPNs, you can configure CyberGhost on a compatible router to automatically protect all connected devices.

Setup is easy, and if you have any questions, you can contact our 24/7 Customer Support team.

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Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi at airports or hotels is perfect for streaming the FA Cup without incurring data charges. Unfortunately, these networks are often unsecured, and cybercriminals could be lurking on them looking to steal sensitive information.

CyberGhost VPN encrypts your traffic, so your personal data is always protected. It also has a Kill Switch, which blocks your internet traffic if the app detects a disruption to your VPN connection. This ensures your data is never left vulnerable.

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If you’re in the UK, you can watch the FA Cup live for free on BBC iPlayer, ITVX, and The FA Player. These platforms are only available in the UK, but if you’re traveling abroad, CyberGhost VPN can help you out. You can connect to one of our UK servers or our streaming-optimized servers for ITV or BBC iPlayer to keep watching.

You can stream the FA Cup final on BBC iPlayer or ITVX in the UK (these options are free), or on ESPN+, Hulu + Live TV, or Paramount+ in the US.

You can’t watch the FA Cup final live on YouTube, but it may be available on The Emirates FA Cup’s official YouTube channel a few months later.

If YouTube is blocked on your work or school network, there’s an easy workaround: you can connect to a CyberGhost VPN server to encrypt all your online traffic. When the network can’t see what you’re doing, it can’t block you based on your activity.

Viewers in the UK can stream the FA Cup live on BBC iPlayer and ITV+, while soccer fans in the US can stream on ESPN+.

If you’re traveling abroad during the FA Cup, you can get CyberGhost VPN to change your IP address back to your home country and keep following the season.

Yes, The FA Player is free and available in many countries worldwide.

It streams select live matches, replays, and highlights of several sports events, including The Emirates FA Cup and the Barclays Women's Super League. The content available to you depends on which country you’re in. For example, you can only watch The Emirates FA Cup on the platform if you’re in the UK.

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