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How to watch the World Cup via streaming

Watch the World Cup via streaming

The 2022 World Cup will be among the first to be fully available to watch via streaming.

With the rise of streaming in the soccer world, it is no surprise that it is a commonality for fans nowadays. In fact, the majority of soccer fans rely on platforms such as Peacock, ESPN+ or Paramount+ to get their full soccer fix.

In the United States, coverage of the World Cup is no different. Let’s break that down.

Watch the World Cup via streaming

For English-language audiences in the U.S., all 64 games air on either FOX or FOX Sports 1, the main sports channel from FOX. You can watch those channels on the vast majority of basic cable, satellite and streaming packages. Plus, FOX is available for free with a HD antenna.

However, you may not always be at your TV or have access to your cable box. FOX will simultaneously broadcast all games that air on FS1 and FOX on the FOX Sports app. To get access, you must input your TV provider information. However, once that is done, you can watch on your computer, phone or tablet. The reviews for the FOX Sports app are not great. However, you can use your TV provider login on your smart TV that has the FOX Sports app on it.

If you can’t watch the games live, every FIFA World Cup match will be available on-demand for free right after the final whistle on Tubi.

Peacock’s offering is ideal for cord cutters

For the Spanish-language coverage of World Cup 2022, Peacock is the home for streaming. For one, Peacock has the streaming broadcast of all 64 games at the World Cup. Yes, games still air on Telemundo and Universo. However, if fans already have a Peacock subscription for the Premier League, this is one easy click away.

Also, Peacock will have a 24/7 channel for Spanish-language audiences dedicated solely to World Cup coverage. Telemundo and Universo will, unsurprisingly, have different content while Qatar goes to sleep. However, this channel, which is exclusive to Peacock, provides updates, highlights and news regarding the World Cup for the American Spanish-language audiences.


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Of course, dedicated streaming services also carry FOX, FS1, Telemundo and Universo. Platforms such as fuboTV, YouTube TV and Vidgo tend to have both channels for English- and Spanish-language coverage. Fortunately, there are no games that require a certain streaming service. While some leagues such as the Premier League have a mix of over-the-air games and streaming games, you can watch the World Cup via streaming and traditional TV.

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  1. Roberto

    August 24, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    Just read that Qatar deported about a thousand or so workers who demanded their unpaid wages. This world cup will go down in history as one of the worst in history, because of where it is being played.

  2. jason

    August 23, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    I dont speak a lick of Spanish. Still it seems like Peacock is the way to go here. Fox english streaming appears to be tied to having cable tv.

  3. Michael F

    August 23, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Kyle and Chris,

    It is not mentioned above, but I thought it was reported on this site earlier that all World Cup matches will also available on-demand on the Tubi stream service – which is owned by Fox.

    Please confirm. Thank you.

    • Christopher Harris

      August 23, 2022 at 1:41 pm

      Good catch, Michael. You’re absolutely right. We’ll update the article accordingly. Things have been so quiet on the Tubi front (even FOX isn’t talking much about it) that it’s easier to forget the service. Funnily enough, my father calls it “Tubby.”

      • Michael F

        August 23, 2022 at 3:06 pm

        Thanks Chris. I admit… Tubi is a goofy name for a streaming app.

  4. Hans

    August 23, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    The WC is very special and it shows. In the UK OFCOM has protected the WC in such a way that it must be broadcast on Free To Air. Thus, it also should have the best studio personnel possible.
    Not sure what the coverage on Fox will be like and who the studio personnel will be. For that reason I am reserving another option for myself, namely the possibility to watch the UK broadcast. Lineker for me is the Gold Standard for WC coverage in the English language and a VPN is your friend.
    Therefore, since the BBC and ITV share the rights to the fixtures viewers can watch games online on the BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub if you have an account. Those with access to BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub can pick and choose any of the matches they want to stream.

    The only vital things missing from the experience being a freshly poured pint of lager and a packet of salt & vinegar crisps. Now that’s something to cheer loudly about.

  5. Mercator

    August 23, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    Any idea if off will offer 4K on the Fox Sports App (or at all)? Fox usually has 4K stream for free with cable login on the Fox Sports app for other events like baseball and NFL, so hoping they will do the same for the world cup.

    Wales/England, Argentina/Poland, Ghana/Uruguay and Serbia/Swiss are the only games not on OTA in English or Spanish. Will there be replays available somewhere for the FS1 games? They are all 5am/8am in the morning.

  6. Eddie

    August 23, 2022 at 10:26 am

    There are only 4 matches—all in the group stages—that are only available on cable. Otherwise all of the rest, including the knockout rounds, are available over the air on either Telemundo or Fox.

    I already get Peacock for the EPL but if I didn’t I would likely just stick with the ota options. You can also pick up a cheap ota dvr on Amazon for $25 if you want that convenience.

  7. dave

    August 23, 2022 at 9:34 am

    Somewhat on topic, do you know how to find sports content from Telemundo (especially Chivas home games) on Peacock? Or is Telemundo sports on Peacock a one-time exception for the World Cup? I hope to test the planned Spanish streaming setup for a game or two before November

    • dave

      August 24, 2022 at 3:39 pm

      I saw a helpful comment from “Chiva Hermano” that all Chivas (Liga MX) home games are available to stream live in the “Sports” tab of Peacock
      I tried this for Chivas-Rayados last night and it was solid – pregame, game, postgame. Did not have the “key plays” feature like EPL, nor did it suggest anything after the postgame
      All ads were in English, so NBC may be in early stages of building out Spanish streaming. Game and studio were in Spanish, as expected. Very good overall. Encouraging for November

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