So you want to watch Serie A live in New Zealand but are unsure how to? Well you’ve come to the right place. Today we’ll show you a few options you’ve got to watch one of the best domestic football leagues in the world.
The Serie A is a professional men’s football league in Italy, hosting the country’s highest level of competition and considered to be one of the best domestic football leagues in the world.
In 2014, it was ranked as the second-best domestic league by IFFHS, and third by UEFA, behind La Liga and the Premier League. It is particularly renowned for its emphasis on strategy, many pundits and fans considering it to be the most tactical national competition.
As is the case for many of the top-light European football leagues, Serie A is home to many legendary clubs, particularly Milan, Internazionale (Inter Milan) and Juventus.
The league began in 1898, where until 1922, it was split into regional groups, but an increase in attendance of teams and geographical complications led to the formation of the round robin league it is known today.
In its current format, there are 20 teams playing, and like La Liga and other professional men’s football clubs, each team plays the other twice for a total of 38 games, with the winner of the league determined by whoever ends with the most points by the season end, which begins in August and ends in May.
The top four finishers of the Serie A qualify for the UEFA Champion’s League group stage, and the fifth and sixth participants qualify for the UEFA Europa League group stage.
An additional spot into the UEFA Europa League is granted to the winner of the Coppa Italia, which is an annual knockout tournament similar in structure, but smaller in size, to the FA Cup.
The three teams that end the season at the bottom of the table are relegated to Serie B, who’s top three finishers are promoted to the Serie A.
The Serie A, as mentioned before, has more than its fair share of superstar clubs and players. Juventus is the most successful club in the league’s history, who entirely dominated the 20th century, racking up 35 total victories, including the most recent 2018-2019 season.
Juventus have acquired a substantial number of international titles as well, ranked fourth in Europe and eighth in the world. The team made headlines when it was revealed that they had signed Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 21 goals in 31 games to help lead the team to their league victory.
Juventus is also responsible for the most World Cup championship players at 25, with other Italian teams Roma, Milan and Inter high up on this ranking, and others, as well.
Some of the most noteworthy players in the league’s history are, excluding Ronaldo, players such as Paolo Maldini (who made 647 appearances for Milan), Gianluigi Buffon and Francesco Totti.
Serie A has quota rules on the number of Non-EU players allowed to participate in the league, in addition to a minimum of 8 ‘homegrown’ players, at most 4 being from a club’s respective youth academy. These conditions were implemented in the 2015-16 season, as a modification of the UEFA Homegrown Player Rule.
How To Watch Serie A NZ
You can watch Italian Serie A using the following channels:
- New Zealand: Bein Sports Connect ($19.78/mo)
- Australia: Kayo Sports ($25/mo).
Logic says the best option is to pay for Bein Sports in NZ but if you wanted the benefit of Kayo and their 50+ sports on offer then you could use an Australian VPN to access their site and watch all the football you want from leagues all over the world plus many more sports.
Step 1: Get A VPN Provider
To watch Kayo live in New Zealand for free you’ll need to use the best VPN provider to pretend you’re in Australia
There are many different VPN providers out there on the web, from our experience the cheapest and most affordable option is PureVPN.
You’ll be able to buy a VPN using your New Zealand credit card/Paypal.
Step 2: Download & Install VPN Application
You’ll need to decide how you plan on accessing. You could use your smart TV, Apple TV or just a computer web browser.
You’ll need to download the PureVPN Application to your device first, then their app or visit their website.
Login with the details you were provided via email during signup.
Step 3: Choose Australian Server
You’ll now need to connect through to a UK or AU based server. If you’re given an option of which city then I’d choose Melbourne.
You’ll be advised by the VPN app once your IP has changed and you’re routing your connection via the AU.
You’ll now be able to go to the chosen sports player website/app and create an account.
Step 4: Start Watching Serie A Live
Search for the games on the website search box, although it’s likely going to be on the homepage.
You’ll now be able to play any of the on demand content available as well as any highlight shows.
Keep your account and watch again every weekend.
There you have it, four of the simplest steps ever to start watching Serie A live in New Zealand. You don’t need a satellite connection, an expensive cable plan or even a fully fledged VPN, with PureVPN you can get started for under a few dollars per month.
Your VPN can then unlock pretty much any channel in the world too.
Aelwyn is based in the UK and has a masters in security. He’s studied further in the United States while working for companies such as Google and Cisco. He loves rugby and has played professionally too.