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How to watch Serie A online in 2021: how to live stream every game

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Here's how to watch Serie A online in 2021 — don't miss a game!

Serie A is the top tier of Italian football, making it equal to the English Premier League, the Bundesliga in Germany, or La Liga in Spain. 

Last season was dominated by Inter Milan (known in Italy as Internazionale) who were confirmed as league champions in May 2021 with four rounds left to play. They finished with 91 points, 12 points ahead of AC Milan. This became their first league title since 2009/10 and put a stop to Juventus' nine-year streak as Serie A title winners. 

Now that we're three weeks into the season and Roma, AC Milan, Napoli have all put in perfect performances. All three clubs have secured wins in all three of their games. Defending champions Inter Milan saw off Verona and Genoa with two convincing victories, but Sampdoria brought their early run of success to an end with a draw on Sunday, September 12.

Salernitana, who were promoted this season, currently linger at the bottom of the table with 0 points alongside  Verona. Will the newcomers manage to turn the tide in their favor in tonight's match against Bologna?

Here's how to watch Serie A online wherever you are in the world to find out!

How to watch Serie A online in the USA

Serie A's got a new home in the United States this season. CBS Sports secured the exclusive rights to broadcast Serie A, Coppa Italia, and the Supercoppa Italiana for the next three years earlier this year, so now you'll find Serie A soccer on Paramount+.

This new deal will see over 400 Italian club matches airing exclusively on Paramount+, including all 380 games from Serie A. Select matches will also be televised on other CBS Sports platforms, including CBS Sports Network.

Serie A isn't the only soccer competition you'll find on Paramount+. CBS already had the rights to the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League, the NWSL, and Argentina's Liga Profesional de Futbol, among others. 

Alongside international football, you'll also find college basketball and football, golf, and the NFL on CBS.  That's on top of all the Paramount+ Originals, films, and TV shows that are already available on the platform as well.

There are currently two plans Paramount+ plans on offer: an ad-supported "Essential" plan that costs $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year (and does not include your local live CBS station). If you want to watch without ads and get access to your local CBS station, you can opt for the "Premium" plan which costs $9.99 a month (or $99.99 a year). 

How to watch Serie A online from outside your country

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How to watch Serie A online in the UK

From now until 2024, Serie A has a brand new home in the UK. BT Sport won the rights to the Italian league for the next three seasons, meaning you'll find around 200 games of top Italian football every year exclusively on BT Sport.

There's a range of packages available depending on whether you get TV or broadband from BT. If you just want access to BT Sport, you can grab a monthly pass for £25. This is a rolling contract, with no up front fee and gets you 30 days' worth of access to all 5 BT Sport channels. 

This means you can get access to competitions including the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues, the English Premier Legue the FA Cup, as well as Premiership rugby, WWE, UFC and the MotoGP.

What teams are in Serie A this season?

Like the Premier League, the teams in Serie A change every season. Twenty teams take part in the league—the seventeen best teams from the last season alongside three new teams promoted up from Serie B, the second league

Crotone, Benevento and Parma found themselves at the bottom of the league last season, so they were relegated to play in Serie B for the 2021/22 season.

The current twenty teams set to play in Serie A this season are:

  • Atalanta
  • Bologna
  • Cagliari
  • Empoli (promoted)
  • Fiorentina
  • Genoa
  • Hellas Verona
  • Inter Milan
  • Juventus
  • Lazio
  • AC Milan
  • Napoli
  • Roma
  • Salernitana (promoted)
  • Sampdoria
  • Sassuolo
  • Spezia Calcio
  • Torino
  • Udinese
  • Venezia (promoted)

Upcoming Serie A fixtures

Below you'll find a list of upcoming Serie A matches, as well as where and when you can watch them.

Please note: not all games will be televised in the UK

Monday, September 13

Bologna vs. Hellas Verona - 2:45 pm EST on Paramount+ / 7:45 pm BST on BT Sport 1HD

Friday, September 17

Sassuolo vs. Torino - 2:45 pm EST on Paramount + / 7:45 pm BST on BT Sport 3HD

Saturday, September 18 

Genoa vs. Fiorentina - 9:00 am EST on Paramount+ / 2:00 pm BST 

Inter Milan vs. Bologna - 12:00 pm EST on Paramount+ / 5:00 pm BST on BT Sport 3HD

Salernitana vs. Atalanta - 2:45 pm EST on Paramount+ / 7:45 pm BST on BT Sport 1HD

Sunday, September 19

Empoli vs. Sampdoria - 6:30 am EST on Paramount+ / 11:30 am BST on BT Sport 1HD

Venezia vs. Spezia - 9:00 am EST on Paramount+ / 2:00 pm BST on BT Sport 3HD

Lazio vs. Cagliari - 12:00pm EST on Paramount+ / 5:00 pm BST on BT Sport 3HD

Hellas Verona vs. AS Roma - 12:00 pm EST on Paramount+ / 5:00 pm on BT Sport 2HD

Juventus vs. AC Milan - 2:45 pm EST on Paramount+ and CBS Sports / 7:45 pm BST on BT Sport 1HD

Monday, September 20

Udinese vs. Napoli - 2:45 pm EST on Paramount+ / 7:45 pm BST on BT Sport 1HD

Tuesday, September 21

Bologna vs. Genoa - 12:30 pm EST on Paramount+ / 5:30 pm BST on BT Sport 1HD

Fiorentina vs. Inter Milan - 2:45 pm EST on Paramount+ / 7:45 pm BST on BT Sport 1HD

Atalanta vs. Sassuolo - 2:45 pm EST on Paramount+ / 7:45 pm BST on BT Sport 2HD

Wednesday, September 22

Spezia vs. Juventus - 12:30 pm EST on Paramount+ / 5:30 pm BST on BT Sport 1HD

Salernitana vs. Hellas Verona - 12:30pm EST on Paramount+ / 5:30 pm BST on BT Sport 1HD

AC Milan vs. Venezia - 2:45 pm EST on Paramount+ / 7:45 pm BST on BT Sport 1HD

Cagliari vs. Empoli - 2:45 pm EST on Paramount+ / 7:45 pm BST on BT Sport 3HD

Thursday, September 23

Sampdoria vs. Napoli - 12:30 pm EST on Paramount+ / 5:30 pm BST on BT Sport 1HD

Torino vs. Lazio - 12:30 pm EST on Paramount+ / 5:30 pm BST on BT Sport 2HD

AS Roma vs. Udinese - 2:45 pm EST on Paramount+ / 7:45 pm BST on BT Sport 1HD

Saturday, September 25

Spezia vs. AC Milan - 9:00 am EST on Paramount+ / 2:00 pm BST 

Inter Milan vs. Atalanta - 12:00 pm EST on Paramount+ / 5:00 pm BST on BT Sport 2HD

Genoa vs. Hellas Verona - 2:45 pm EST on Paramount+ / 7:45 pm BST on BT Sport 1HD

Sunday, September 26

Juventus vs. Sampdoria - 6:30 am EST on Paramount+ / 11:30 am BST on BT Sport 1HD

Udinese vs. Fiorentina - 9:00 am EST on Paramount+ /  2:00 pm on BT Sport 2HD

Sassuolo vs. Salernitana - 9:00 am EST on Paramount+ / 2:00 pm BST on ESPN HD

Empoli vs. Bologna - 9:00 am EST on Paramount+ / 2:00 pm BST on BT Sport Extra 1

Lazio vs. AS Roma - 12:00 pm EST on Paramount+ / 5:00 pm BST on BT Sport 2HD

Napoli vs. Cagliari - 2:45 pm EST on Paramount+ / 7:45 pm BST on BT Sport 1HD

Monday, September 27

Venezia vs. Torino - 2:45 pm EST on Paramount+ / 7:45 pm BST on BT Sport 1HD