The most significant sporting event on earth is here again. Like a leap year, FIFA world cup graces our screens once in four years, and we really can’t afford to miss the tournament. Many persons have paid their TV subscriptions, but there are some of us who might not be able to see all the events from home, maybe because of work, power problems, etc.
Techcrub got you covered as we have prepared a list of possible apps and tricks to help you stream the FIFA world cup live from Russia.
Some of the methods are not so legal. You will require VPNs or Fake Location App for you to be able to use them. Before we proceed, here is how to set up a Fake Location app or a VPN if you need one.
To use a fake location app, you will;
- Navigate to Settings > About phone > Tap on build number continuously till it pops up a message that you are now a developer.
- Go back to Settings > Developer Options > Allow Mock Locations (this will enable you to change your phone’s location)
- Now open the Fake Location app and Tap England or any country of your choice from the app, your location will change to that country and should enable you to bypass geolocation lock.
To Use a VPN, you need to sign up for one, connect to a server in the countries showing world cup for free.
You can now proceed to open the application you choose or the website you want. Some browsers will allow you to install VPN addons too to use.
BBC and ITV platforms
BBC and ITV have live coverage rights in the UK, so they will be showing the match using their “ITV player” and “BBC iPlayer” platforms. Those in the UK can stream the games free, but those outside the UK will need to use fake location app to change your location to the UK or use a VPN with a UK IP to stream the matches.
These platforms are available on tvplayer.com. You can also download the official ITV player or BBC iPlayer on your Android and PC or proceed to their official websites to stream the matches. Those in the US can stream the matches using Fox sports, Australia giants SBS will also provide live coverage.
Airtel TV and Jio Tv
For those in India, telecom giants Airtel will provide live coverage for the matches. The Airtel TV app which offers access to over ten thousand movies and shows provides an excellent way to stream all matches free as Airtel has decided to keep its subscription-free till December. Reliance Jio is also offering live streaming services via its Jio TV app. Those outside the Asian country can also choose to download the apps and use a location changer or a VPN
Mobdro is one of my all-time favorites on the Android platform, and I have been using it for years. Mobdro has tons of sports channels that you can select from and rarely lags, giving you are a pleasant experience. Using mobdro, you don’t need any configurations, you download the app and install it, grant permissions, and you now have access over 100 sports channels (Bien Channels, Fox Sports, BT Sports Channels, Sky Sports Channels) at your disposal in the sports category.
Also, one time channels showing live football matches will be added in the “Others” categories. If there is geo-restriction, a location changer and a VPN can easily bypass them. Download Here
TvTap (formerly UKTVNow)
TvTap which was formerly known as UKTV now provides access to all the channels broadcasting different programs and sports in the UK. Since its name change, it now provides access to channels from other countries like Canada, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, etc. TvTap has countless access to different channels not available on Mobdro like the ITV channels. They also have a live match notification that alerts you whenever a match starts.
FIFA is committed to making sure billions of football lovers all over the world get access to live matches from the world cup. FIFA is tipped to use the popular video platform “YouTube” to offer free live streaming of the world cup matches. Since the matches are evenly spaced, there shouldn’t be any clash youtube channels will provide live links so it will do you good to monitor the FIFA official youtube page should be.
Kodi is an application that allows free streaming of different kind of movies and sports channels but requires manual setup. Kodi on its own does not offer video streaming services, but with the use of add-ons, you can have access to countless channels from different countries with different stations. Kodi is available on Android and PC.
The setup procedure for Kodi is same on PC and Android. To set up Kodi to stream live matches, we will need an add-on Called “Sports Devil.”
Download Kodi for PC here and Android Here.
- Install the application and open it.
- Click Settings (the cog wheel)
- Click On System Settings
- Click Add-ons
- Turn on Unknown Sources
- Press escape key to go back
- Select File Manager
- Click on Add Source
- Click none
- type this address (without the quotes) “
- Click ok
- Enter a name for Media Source (like Stuben)
- Click ok to save.
- Go back to the home screen
- Click Add-ons
- on the top left, click the box icon (like Dropbox icon)
- Click install from zip file
- You will see the file you named in step 12
- Click on it to open it
- Select the option with repository.buildstuben
- Wait for it to display a notification that Repo “Buildstube is installed.”
- Click install from repository
- Select Repo Buildstube
- When it opens, select video add ons
- Scroll down to find “Sports Devil.”
- Click on it and click install
- Select the latest version and wait for it to install
- Go back to the home screen.
- There you will see Sports Devil in the Add-ons options.
- Click on it, select live sports and Select any of the live sports options available.
- I use the LiveTV.Ru option.
Stations Showing the World Cup
|United Kingdom||BBC, ITV|
|Australia||SBS, Optus Sport|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport|
|Oceania Countries||Sky Pacific|
|France||TF1, beIN Sports|
|Canada||CTV, RDS, TSN|
|Mexico||Televisa, TV Azteca, SKY México|
|Costa Rica||Teletica, Sky, Movistar|
|India & South Asia||Sony Pictures Network|
|Middle-East & North Africa||beIN Sports|
|Other African countries||SuperSports|
|Portugal||RTP, SIC, SportTV|
|Denmark||DR, TV 2|
|Norway||NRK, TV 2|
|Russia||Perviy Kanal, VGTRK, Match TV|
|South American Countries||Local Channels|
|Brazil||Globo, SporTV, Fox Sports|
|Argentina||TV Pública, Telefe, DirecTV, TyC Sports|
|Uruguay||Monte Carlo, Canal 10, Teledoce, TyC, DirecTV|
|Colombia||Caracol TV, RCN TV, DirecTV|
|Chile||Canal 13, TVN, Mega, DirecTV, Movistar|
|Paraguay||SNT, Telefuturo, TyC, DirecTV|
Table Courtesy of TotalSportek.
Also, most sports betting sites will be providing free live streaming of the matches on their platform, though I wouldn’t recommend it as it can lead to being addicted to gambling.