Ah - the comforting first weekend of Six Nations rugby. Letting us all know that spring is just around the corner and with it some of the most anticipated rugby union on the calendar. First on the menu at Twickenham is an intriguing encounter as Eddie Jones's England take on Gregor Townsend's improving Scotland. Make sure you know exactly where to live stream England vs Scotland right here.
Rugby fans will be hoping this tie provides the same sort of fireworks as the last time Twickenham staged a Calcutta Cup clash, when the two sides played out a belting 11-try thriller, ending in a 38-all draw.
England are favorites to retain their Six Nations title this year, but they're unlikely to have it all their own way. With Scotland looking on their way to becoming a force to be reckoned with in the latter stages of last year's tournament, this match could well provide a banana skin for Jones' men.
Ready for a spot of Rugby? We've got all the info on how to live stream England vs Scotland no matter where you are in the world with our guide below.
Where can I live stream England vs Scotland in the UK?
With all four isles of the UK involved in the Six Nations, you'll be able to watch the first game of the Six Nations, England vs Scotland, on ITV and online on ITV Hub.
What time can I live stream England vs Scotland in the Six Nations?
This crunching clash sees Eddie Jones' side begin their Six Nations 2021 campaign at home on Saturday, February 6 at Twickenham.
England vs Scotland is all set to kick-off at 4.45pm GMT with coverage starting on ITV at 4.15pm in the UK. Around the globe, that's 11.45am ET / 8.45am PST / 3.45am AEDT.
How to live stream England vs Scotland in the UK
In the UK, Six Nations fixtures will be split between the BBC and ITV. For the first game of the season, you can live stream England vs Scotland on ITV, with rugby fans able to catch all the game coverage starting from 4.15pm GMT.
ITV is free-to-air and you can watch online across a variety of devices, too, with its on-demand platform, ITVHub. This means you can live stream England vs Scotland on a number of devices including:
- Desktop: Windows, Mac
- Mobiles: iOS, Android
- Streaming devices: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Now TV
- Consoles: Xbox One, Xbox One S, Nvidia Shield
- Smart TVs: Samsung TV (2012 and later), FreeSat, YouView (BT, Talk Talk, Sony), Freeview Play, Virgin V6 Box
How to live stream England vs Scotland if you're abroad
If you're out of the country for the opening weekend of the Six Nations 2021, you can still get access to a live stream - simply use the best VPN around to avoid geo-restrictions.
With most domestic broadcasters locking streaming services to their country, you may hit a wall when it comes to accessing the likes of ITV, NBC and DAZN when overseas. However, by getting yourself a handy streaming VPN, you can hop onto a server within the US or UK (or anywhere else for that matter depending on where your online content is geo-restricted to), and this will switch your IP address to make it appear as if you're browsing right from the comfort of your own home.
ExpressVPN is our pick of VPN providers (opens in new tab) - With its consistent high speeds, and wealth of security features, alongside its ability to unlock geo-restricted content, you can live stream this weekend's rugby with ExpressVPN.
Better still, it offers new customers a 30-day money back guarantee (opens in new tab), allowing you to give it a go and find out if it's actually the service for you before you well and truly part with your hard-earned dollar. Better still, right now you can save 49% and receive an additional 3 months with your plan for free.
How to live stream England vs Scotland Six Nations in the US
Like last year's tournament, NBC Sports once again has exclusive rights to show Six Nations rugby matches live in the the US, with kick-off in the US is at 11.45am ET / 8.45am PST.
While in previous years you would have needed to lay out around $80 for an NBC Sports Gold Rugby Pass, the arrival of NBC's new streaming platform Peacock (opens in new tab) has seen Gold Rugby Pass absorbed into the new service.
Peacock will set you back just $4.99 a month for its ad-supported service, with the a 7-day free trial to get you started. As well as giving you access to live Six Nations coverage, it also offers Premiership Rugby and Heineken Champions Cup action, as well as a ton of premium sports coverage, TV shows, and movies. Alternatively, you can pay a $10 a month for commercial-free coverage.
If you're already a Peacock subscriber, but are abroad during the 2021 Six Nations, don't forget that you can still tune in like you're at home with the help of a good VPN (opens in new tab).
How to live stream England vs Scotland Six Nations anywhere else in the world
No matter which corner of the world you're tuning in from, there is a England vs Scotland Six Nations live stream for you.
It's good news for those looking to tune in from Ireland, as free-to-air terrestrial channel Virgin Media One will be broadcasting each match. You can watch online for free using Virgin Media Player (opens in new tab) - or via its TV Anywhere app (opens in new tab).
For egg chasing fans in Canada, sports streaming service DAZN (opens in new tab) has you covered. DAZN are currently offering a free 30 day trial. If you decide to keep DAZN thereafter, you'll pay $20 per month or an annual subscription of $150, which gets you loads more sporting action, including every NFL game, Premier League and Champions League soccer, and much more.
For those willing to wake up at an unsociable hour Down Under, subscription service beIN Sports (opens in new tab) will be showing England vs Scotland in Australia , along with every other game of the 2021 Six Nations. If you're a Foxtel customer, you can add beIN to your package for an extra fee, or subscribe to beIN as a standalone subscription. There is also the option of trying Foxtel's streaming-only platform, Kayo Sports (opens in new tab), which also airs Six Nations matches. Kick-off is at 3.45am AEDT.
New Zealanders can live stream all of this year's Six Nation matches from 5.45am NZST, including this match with the help of pay TV platform Sky Sport (opens in new tab). If you're a subscriber you can watch online using the country's Sky Go service (opens in new tab), while cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now (opens in new tab) streaming-only platform - where a weekly pass costs just $19.99.
French fans looking to get a sneak-peak at their future opponents can tune into free-to-air channel France 2 (opens in new tab), while in Italy DMAX (opens in new tab) are the Italian Six Nations broadcasters. Also free-to-air you can also live stream matches via its Dplay (opens in new tab) online portal. The game starts at 5.45pm CET for France and Italy respectively.
How to use a VPN to unblock any restrictions
If you're outside of your preferred broadcaster's boundaries, you can use a VPN to unblock any geo-restrictions and live stream England vs Scotland at the Six Nations as if you were right at home. Here's our step-by-step guide on how to do just that.
- VPN - standing for virtual private network - offers security and anomality as you browse online, using set protocols to encrypt your data and make it unreadable to outsiders.
- As a part of that, you can also switch your IP address, which identifies your location.
- Most VPNs offer a list of locations where its servers are based to join. Connecting to them switches your IP to appear as if you're browsing from that country/city. In turn, you can then access content locked to that country.
- When it comes to finding a VPN, you should make sure you find the best one that's suitable for your chosen device, with VPN providers offering compatibility for a ton of devices, including VPN for Mac, VPN for Android smartphones, an iPad VPN, and even a range of fairly nifty free VPNs.
- Once you've made the decision for the most suitable VPN for your device and your means for using a VPN, sign-up and install it.
- To live stream England vs Scotland, all you need to do is select a UK server from its list of available servers and connect. You'll then be able to hop over those geo-restrictions with the likes of BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub opening its online gates to you.
- We also want to ensure your money is well spent, so we would recommend going for a VPN that offers a risk free trial. ExpressVPN is one of many providers that has a 30-day money back guarantee (opens in new tab).