The Newcastle vs Aston Villa live stream will see the high-flying Magpies begin their 23/24 Premier League season against a Villa side that are hoping to emulate their opposition's success — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.
Newcastle achieved the improbable last season, and qualified for the Champions League by finishing within the Premier League top four. But with that success comes increased expectations, and as manager Eddie Howe pointed out in a pre-season interview, the club now has a target on its back. To prepare for the upcoming season, the club’s controversial Saudi Arabian-backed owners have once again spent heavily this summer. Three players have been signed, Sandro Tonali, Harvey Barnes and Tino Livramento, with the club splashing an eyewatering $160m for the trio.
Aston Villa have also been very active in the market over the last couple of months, bringing in Moussa Diaby, Pau Torres and Youri Tielemans. And after rocketing up the table in the wake of appointing Unai Emery last October, big things are expected of Aston Villa this season. In fact, some pundits are predicting that Villa will replicate Newcastle’s own success and challenge for a Champions League spot themselves. The Villans ended last season on a run of just two defeats in their final 15 games, and are unbeaten in pre-season, so the notion of them achieving big things in the months ahead seems far from fanciful.
Speaking of pre-season, Newcastle and Aston Villa actually faced each other in the inaugural Premier League Summer Series hosted in Philadelphia. That warm-up match finished 3-3, so let’s hope for a similarly entertaining game here. You’ll need to watch an EPL live stream to find out, and we've got all the detail you need below.
Plus, make sure you don’t miss any of the remaining EPL action with our guide for how to watch Premier League live streams.
How to watch the Newcastle vs Aston Villa live stream wherever you are
The Newcastle vs Aston Villa 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, 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.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN 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 Peacock or another service and watch the game.
How to watch the Newcastle vs Aston Villa live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Newcastle vs Aston Villa live stream on Peacock, NBC's streaming service. To tune in, you'll need to be signed up for either a Premium subscription ($5.99/month) or Premium Plus ($11.99/month, which also gets rid of some ads.)
If you're outside of the U.S. but still have the right Peacock subscription, you can watch the Newcastle vs Aston Villa live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Newcastle vs Aston Villa live stream in the UK
Sky Sports has the Newcastle vs Aston Villa 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 Main Event.
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 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 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 Newcastle vs Aston Villa live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Newcastle vs Aston Villa live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Newcastle vs Aston Villa live stream on Fubo.TV, the new home of Premier League soccer in Canada.
The Essentials plan (CAN$24.99) 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 to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north.
How to watch the Newcastle vs Aston Villa live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Newcastle vs Aston Villa live stream on Optus Sport, 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 Newcastle vs Aston Villa live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Newcastle vs Aston Villa live stream via Sky Sport. 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 / $44.99/month or $449/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.
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Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.