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West Ham vs Brighton live stream and how to watch Premier League game online

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The West Ham vs Brighton live stream features two sides at different ends of the early Premier League table — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab).

West Ham vs Brighton live stream date, time, channels

The West Ham vs Brighton live stream takes place on Sunday (August 21).
Time 2 p.m. BST / 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT
• U.S. — Watch on Peacock (opens in new tab) (requires Premium sub)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

It's early days in the 2022/23 Premier League, but surely West Ham won't have expected to find themselves pointless and in second bottom at this stage. Defeat against Man City in their opener wasn't surprising, but a loss to newly promoted Nottingham Forest last week certainly was. Manager David Moyes will be determined to at least pick up a point in this game.

That won't be an easy task, though, because Brighton only finished two places below the Hammers last season and have started the season very well, with a victory over Man Utd and a draw with Newcastle. Yes, they've lost two big players, Marc Cucurella and Yves Bissouma, this summer — but they've also brought in defender Pervis Estupinan and forwards Simon Adingra and Julio Enciso to freshen up the squad.

This one could go either way, so find out what happens by watching a West Ham vs Brighton live stream. 

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

How to watch the West Ham vs Brighton live stream wherever you are

The West Ham vs Brighton 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 Peacock or another service and watch the game.

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How to watch the West Ham vs Brighton live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the West Ham vs Brighton live stream on Peacock (opens in new tab), NBC's streaming service. To tune in, you'll need to be signed up for either a Premium subscription ($4.99/month) or Premium Plus ($9.99/month, which also gets rid of ads.) 

If you're outside of the U.S. but still have the right Peacock subscription, you can watch the West Ham vs Brighton live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

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In addition to showing selected Premier League 22/23 live streams, Peacock (opens in new tab) also has a huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.

How to watch the West Ham vs Brighton live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the West Ham vs Brighton 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 into thinking it's back in the great white north.

How to watch the West Ham vs Brighton live stream in the UK

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West Ham vs Brighton kicks off at 3 p.m. BST in the U.K., but the game isn't one of those being shown on any of the usual providers — Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime.

If, however, you're an American or Canadian (or from any other country with a legitimate live stream service for West Ham vs Brighton) and are only in the U.K. temporarily, you can still watch services from your home country. All you'll need is one of the best VPN services, like ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

Highlights will of course be shown on Match of the Day 2, which is scheduled for 10.30 p.m. BST and available via the BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab).

How to watch the West Ham vs Brighton live stream in Australia

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Aussies can watch the West Ham vs Brighton 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 West Ham vs Brighton live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the West Ham vs Brighton 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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