FIFA World Cup 2022 is just around the corner and football fans across the world are looking to sort out their possible live streaming options for the big tournament. We have produced an in-depth guide on how you can watch FIFA World Cup 2022 from anywhere in the world from official sources for just $6 (USD).
How To Watch FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Online For Free ?
FIFA has promised extensive TV and Online streaming rights worldwide for 2022 World Cup. Which means in over 180 countries world cup coverage will be available both on traditional TV and via their official online streaming platforms. Some of these networks who bought the rights in some countries are state owned (free-to-air). For example BBC & ITV in the UK. While the US residents will have to fork out minimum $25 a month to get FoxSports coverage. So on this page you will find out how you can watch BBC and ITV coverage of FIFA World Cup for free legally.
Only thing you need to spend on is an VPN account. VPN allow you to change the IP address to any country in the world. Idea is to make your IP address UK based which will allow you to bypass geo-blocked content of BBC and ITV.
Using VPN To Watch FIFA World Cup Via Official Sources:
There are several countries where FIFA World Cup coverage is absolute free for its residents. BBC & ITV in the UK, ZDF & ARD in Germany, TF1 In France and SBS in Australia just to name a few. On this page you will find walkthrough for BBC iplayer and ITV Hub coverage from outside the uk.
BBC & ITV Coverage Free via use of VPN:
BBC and ITV are the official rights holder of FIFA World Cup in the UK. Both are free to air and will share the coverage with 32 games on each network. In fairness BBC and ITV coverage is by far the best of any network when it comes to big tournaments.
They will not only produce TV Coverage but they will also be producing World Cup Live Streams via their online platforms called “iplayer” and “ITV Hub”. Both available online via their website and through their official mobile applications. Online streams from these networks are absolutely free for UK residents. These streams are geo-blocked outside the UK. So basically you have to be in the UK or have an UK IP address to access BBC and ITV coverage.
See Also: FIFA World Cup 2022 Overview
So anyone who wants to access live streams of BBC & ITV from outside the UK need to change their IP address to UK. For that they would need an VPN account.
BEST VPN Provider:
ExpressVPN and NordVPN are two of the best providers of VPN and they specialize in online streaming. Both of these VPN providers work on almost all devices including PC/Laptop, Ipad/Iphones, Android Apps, SmartTV. Their setup is easy for any causal football fan and they do not effect your internet speed whatsoever. In fact ExpressVPN streaming technology actually help to make streaming smoother compared to without VPN.
How Does It Work ?
- Sign up and buy an VPN account on either ExpressVPN or NordVPN.
- Download their application on the device on which you want to watch world cup. (you just need one account and will be able to use on as many devices as you want).
- Open the VPN app and connect to UK server.
- Once connected to UK server. Just go back to your normal browser and open BBC.com/iplayer or ITV.com/hub/. Alternatively download apps of BBC iplayer or ITV Hub on your phone and watch live streaming from anywhere in the world legally.
Now the above guide was about how you can watch UK coverage from outside the UK. You can use the same steps to watch German coverage of ZDF, ARD. French coverage of TF1 or Australian coverage of SBS. All these networks are free to air. So all you need to do is change you IP address to the respective county via VPN and you are good to go.
You can also use VPN to watch FoxSports (US) coverage or any other paid channel from around the world. Obviously you would need to buy the subscription for these channels.
Below are some of the channels you can consider to watch FIFA World Cup online legally. Some are free and some are paid. But will give you different options.