Cardiff City vs Fulham live stream: watch the Championship play-offs in 4K

The Championship play-off semi-finals are upon us with the first leg of Cardiff vs Fulham up next. Both teams will be desperate to get back to the Premier League after their year’s exile. Make sure you know how to watch a Cardiff vs Fulham live stream wherever you are.

Those in Canada, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy can watch the game for free through a DAZN free trial. (Don’t forget to use a VPN if you’re a European citizen stuck away from home.) UK viewers can find the game live in 4K on Sky Sports. US viewers will need ESPN+.

Finishing eight points better off than their Welsh counterparts, Fulham will be favourites to make the Wembley final but Cardiff’s form has been strong in the lead up to this one, and the Bluebirds would just love to make it an all-Wales affair and face their great rivals, the Swans, for one of the biggest matches in the game.

The first leg of Cardiff vs Fulham kicks off on Monday 27th with the second set for Tuesday 30th July with the play-off final at Wembley Stadium scheduled for Tuesday 4th August.

The prize? A ticket to next season’s Premier League alongside Leeds United and West Brom, who have already been promoted for finishing first and second respectively, and the estimated £170m windfall that comes with it.

It’s worth noting that away goals do not count for more in the EFL play-offs, so teams will have to win outright on aggregate, else the second leg will be followed by 30 minutes extra time and potentially a penalty shoot-out to determine a winner.

Cardiff vs Fulham kicks off at 7.45pm BST on Monday 27th July, and will be broadcast around the world, available on various devices. So, however you want to watch, we have the answers below.

Watch the Cardiff vs Fulham in 4K in the UK

Sky Sports has exclusive rights to show EFL fixtures in the UK, including the Championship play-offs, and will show all remaining games in 4K on Sky Sports Ultra HD and in HD on Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event.

If you’re not a Sky subscriber, then we’d highly recommend pay-per-view access on Now TV using a Now TV Sky Sports Month Pass for TV which brings a whole month of Premier League football games for £25 with no contract or service switching to worry about.

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Virgin Media and BT TV customers will be able to watch the Championship play-offs by subscribing to the Sky channels on their platform too.

Watch Cardiff vs Fulham for free on DAZN

Footy fans in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Japan, Brazil and Canada get the chance to watch Cardiff vs Fulham for free. DAZN has the rights to show the Championship play-offs and a whole host of other sports in these territories, and, best of all, DAZN offers a one-month free trial. So long as you’ve not used yours already, then you can fill your boots.

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Sadly the DAZN free trial isn’t available to those outside these regions. If you are a DAZN customer but travelling abroad, you’ll need to sign up to a VPN service to make sure you can access the DAZN Cardiff vs Fulham live stream wherever you are.

Watch Cardiff vs Fulham in the USA

Cardiff vs Fulham live stream: watch the Championship play-offs in 4K

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ESPN and ESPN+ have the rights to show the Championship play-offs in the US, with matches be available with both English and Spanish commentary

You can sign up to ESPN+, the channel’s online streaming service, from only $4.99 per month. 

As well as the holding rights to the EFL, ESPN is also where you’ll find US coverage of the FA Cup, Italy’s Serie A, the Dutch Eredivisie and, from next season, the German Bundesliga. For our money, that is well worth the fee.

How to watch Cardiff vs Fulham abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the services above, you’ll need to use them outside the UK or United States. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access – even if you’re a national of those countries.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN or NordVPN.

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Once you’ve made your choice, all you need to do is sign in to your VPN service through whichever device you’d like to use to watch the match. When prompted to select a server, you need to pick one which is based in the country whose content you’d like to access. Then navigate to the relevant video streaming app or website and you’re in.

Championship play-off fixtures

All fixture times are in BST.

Sunday 26th July

Swansea City vs Brentford, 6.30pm – Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 27th July

Cardiff City vs Fulham, 7.45pm – Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Wednesday 29th July

Brentford vs Swansea City, 7.45pm – Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Thursday 30th July

Fulham vs Cardiff City, 7.45pm – Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 4th August

Swansea City / Brentford vs Cardiff City / Fulham, 7.45pm – Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD