With the World Cup starting just a few weeks ago, it’s time to start thinking about where you’ll be following the games. If you don’t want to travel to the mamak or don’t have cable Television, you can still watch every game online, from wherever you are, as long as you have access to the Internet.
The World Cup is televised on television in most nations throughout the world, and Wikipedia has a decent list of who is the official broadcaster in each country. Many of these stations have opted to livestream the World Cup online, and we’ve collected a list of the finest livestreaming sites so you don’t lose out on any matches.
The majority of the streams mentioned here are, in fact, region-locked. If you are not in one of the countries mentioned below or wish to view a broadcast from another country, you may use a software like TunnelBear or any VPN service to modify your location.
FIFA awarded the broadcasting rights to Bell Media, which owns The Sports Network and will broadcast the games in Russia.
The national broadcaster of Australia, SBS, holds rights to 25 of the 64 World Cup games, including all of Australia’s games. To view all of the games, users must join up for Optus Sport and stream the action.
25 of the 64 games will be aired by Sky Deutschland, a German subscription service. The competition will also be televised on ARD and ZDF, two free-to-air broadcasters.
Sony Pictures Networks owns the World Cup in India. This indicates that the action will be televised in high definition on Sony’s Ten 2 channel. The games will be broadcast live on the internet as well.
In the United States, Fox Sports will carry 38 games live in English, more than the previous four World Cups combined and the most for an English-language network ever. All 64 games will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Go and Fox Soccer Match Pass.
For the 2018 World Cup, Telemundo has exclusive rights to Spanish-language programming. Sixty-six of the 64 games will be shown live on Telemundo, with the other eight on Universo.
While several of the games will be shown on TF1, the broadcaster has sold a share of its rights to beIN Sports, a subscription channel. BeIN offers all of the excitement, while TF1 has 28 of the top games to select from.
ITV and the BBC will show every event in its full in the United Kingdom, with the public broadcasters dividing the coverage. Both services will show the finale at the same time and will livestream matches through their sites and apps.
When streaming any of these games, you’ll need a strong internet connection to get the best results. Most sites require at least a 1.1 Mbps connection to enable a smooth video stream during the contest. You may use a speedtest service to determine the speed of your internet connection.