Watching the World Cup Livestream

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The World Cup began a few weeks ago. It’s time to start planning how you’ll watch the games. If you don’t prefer to go out to places with the match access or don’t have cable, you can still watch the livestream of every match online from wherever you are as long as you have access to the Internet.

Most countries throughout the world broadcast the World Cup, and Wikipedia has a good list of who is the official broadcaster in each country. Many of these stations have chosen to broadcast the World Cup live online, and we’ve collected a list of the best livestreaming sites so you don’t miss a single match.

The majority of the livestreams featured below are only available in certain areas. You may use software like TunnelBear or any VPN service to change your location if you are not in one of the countries listed below or want to watch a broadcast from another country.

Australia

SBS, Australia’s official broadcaster, holds license to 25 of the 64 World Cup games, along with all of the Australian matches. Viewers must sign up for Optus Sport and watch the action to see all of the games.

Germany

Sky Deutschland, a German subscription service, will broadcast 25 of the 64 games. The tournament will also be aired on two free-to-air channels, ARD and ZDF.

Canada

Canada Bell Media, which owns The Sports Network and will livestream the events in Russia, was given the broadcasting rights by FIFA.

United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, ITV and the BBC will carry every match in its entirety, with the television companies sharing the broadcast. Both services will broadcast the final simultaneously and will livestream matches via their websites and apps.

France

While TF1 will broadcast some of the games, the broadcaster has sold a portion of its rights to beIN Sports, a subscription channel. BeIN Sports has all the action, while TF1 has 28 of the best games to choose from.

India

The World Cup in India is owned by Sony Pictures Networks. This signifies that the event will be shown on Sony’s Ten 2 channel in high definition. The games will also be livestreamed on the internet.

United States

Fox Sports would broadcast 38 games live in English in the United States, more so than the past four World Cups altogether and the most ever for an English-language broadcaster. On Fox Sports Go and Fox Soccer Match Pass, all 64 games will be broadcast live.

Telemundo has exclusive rights to Spanish-language programming during the 2018 World Cup. Telemundo will broadcast 56 of the 64 games live, while Universo will broadcast the remaining eight.

To get the best performance out of any of these matches, you’ll need a robust internet connection. To ensure a seamless video stream throughout the competition, most sites demand at least a 1.1 Mbps connection. Use a speedtest service to see how fast your internet connection is.

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