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Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream and how to watch Premier League game online

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The Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream kicks off the new Premier League season — and there are multiple ways to watch it wherever you. 

Plus, don't worry if you're on holiday right now, because you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab). Read on and we'll show you how.

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream date, time, channels

The Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream takes place today (Friday, August 5).
Time 8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
• U.S. — Watch on USA via Sling (opens in new tab)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

Crystal Palace enjoyed a fairly successful first season under the management of Patrick Vieira. He kept his team well clear of the relegation battle, eventually guiding them to a 12th-place finish. 

Arsenal, meanwhile, looked destined for fourth place going into the final weeks of the season, but key defeats against Tottenham and Newcastle saw them miss out right at the end. 

Both sides have strengthened during the summer: Arsenal have brought in Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko from Man City, both of whom start here, while Palace new boy Cheick Doucouré is also on the team sheet.

Here's how they line up:

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Clyne, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell, Doucoure, Eze, Schlupp, Ayew, Zaha, Edouard.

Arsenal: Ramsdale, White, Gabriel, Saliba, Zinchenko, Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Jesus.

Will Vieira cause problems for his former club, where he still holds legendary status? Or can Arteta and his new recruits get off to a flyer? Find out by watching the Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream.

Plus, make sure you don't miss any of the opening weekend's action by checking out our full how to watch Premier League live streams hub. 

How to watch the Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream wherever you are

The Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?

The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.

Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.

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Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to USA or another service and watch the game.

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How to watch the Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream on USA and on the NBC Sports (opens in new tab) website with a valid login. NBC can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.

Another option would be Sling TV: the Sling Blue package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including NBC. Plus, right now Sling is offering the first month for half off (opens in new tab).

Or you could go for Fubo.TV. Its Pro Plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels, including NBC, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy.

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

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Sling TV (opens in new tab) offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC, NBCSN and USA.

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If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including NBCSN and USA. 

How to watch the Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream on Fubo.TV (opens in new tab), the new home of Premier League soccer in Canada. 

That's a change from last season, where the action was on DAZN, and it also results in a slightly higher price of CAN$24.99 where DAZN was $20. That's for the Essentials plan, which gets you all Premier League matches, all Serie A matches plus 29 channels including BeInSports and MLB Network. The $39.99 Premium plan adds 20 entertainment channels and more on top of that.

Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to trick their streaming device to thinking it's back in the great white north.

How to watch the Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream in the UK

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Sky Sports (opens in new tab) has the Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream in the U.K., so if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £18/month to add those channels. The game will be shown on Sky Sports Premier League.

Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.

Sky Glass (opens in new tab) is another option. This gives you Sky TV within a 4K TV that has a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar, and without the need for a dish. Prices start at £13/month for the TV, plus a sky sub on top of that.  

If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky subscription, you could also consider its Now Sports (opens in new tab) streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £9.99 or month-long access for £33.99. 

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

How to watch the Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream on Optus Sport (opens in new tab), which has the rights to all 380 Premier League games this season. Optus can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, and also on Chromecast and Apple TV, and costs $24.99 AUD per month. An Annual Pass is also available for $199 AUD/year.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on your Optus account, as if you were back home.

How to watch the Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream via Sky Sport (opens in new tab). This costs $60.98 NZD per month, or you could go for the Sky Sport Now service, which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week / $39.99/month or $399/year. 

Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

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Marc McLaren
Marc McLaren

As Editor in Chief (U.K.) on Tom’s Guide, Marc oversees all gaming, streaming, audio, TV, entertainment, how-to and cameras coverage, and is also responsible for the site’s U.K.-focused output. He previously edited the tech website Stuff and has tested and written about phones, tablets, wearables, streaming boxes, smart home devices, Bluetooth speakers, headphones, games, TVs, cameras and much more. He also spent years on a music magazine, where his duties mainly involved spoiling other people’s fun, and on a car magazine. An avid photographer, Marc likes nothing better than taking pictures of very small things (bugs, his daughters) or very big things (distant galaxies). When he gets time, he also enjoys gaming (console and mobile), cycling and attempting to watch as much sport as any human can. He's also fallen in love with Wordle over the past six months and is the author of our today's Wordle answer column, in which he supplies hints and strategy tips for the mega-popular word game. Given he's completed every single Wordle so far and only lost once, and analyzed every Wordle answer in search of patterns, he's well qualified to help you safeguard your streak.