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How To Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Online Free? The biggest sports event in the world is finally here! The 2018 FIFA World Cup is upon us and we are all excited to watch and support our home nations or favourite nations. 190 television networks all over the world will have live coverage and online streaming on the rights holders’ websites and apps.
So how to watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Online Free? If you don’t pay for a television cable service, chances are you’ll be limited to only a few games that will be shown on live free-to-air TV channels. Additionally, you can only stream the matches online legally if you live in the country- I.E BBC, ITV will only play if you live in the UK. Here we look at how to watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Online Free.
Well the TV Channels Broadcasting FIFA World Cup Live from around the world have bought World Cup rights and FIFA has promised that lots of these networks are terrestrial (free-to-air). So TV channels like for example in the UK, ITV and BBC will share the World Cup coverage.
However if you don’t live in a country that will have extensive free coverage of the events, you’re going to have to either stream it illegally or buy a VPN– (or buy a television subscription which could be costly).
While we don’t endorse watching sports online for free, we think it’s only right for fans to be able to watch their favourite country play in the biggest tournament in the world without having to shell out an arm and a leg for it.
So here we will look at all of the options if you would like to watch these games for free. Here we look at the best options at how to watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Online Free.
The main thing you will need is a VPN account. What is a VPN account? Well it’s a computer program/ service which allows you to not only browse the internet anonymously but also gives you an untraceable IP. The latter part is important because if you want to watch BBC online for example, you need have a British IP address- ( you need to live in England). So, if you buy a VPN service, it allows you to watch anything online for free from any network provider that is showing matches online for free.
United Kingdom Coverage: In the UK, ITV and BBC have the rights to broadcast the FIFA World Cup 2018. These networks will also be showing matches live through their online services like “ITV Player” and “BBC Iplayer’. However, while access to ITV or BBC online coverage is free you do need an UK IP address (You need to live there).
But if you don’t live in England, all you need to do is buy any VPN service ( which costs around $5 to $10 a month) which gives you an UK IP address. Then, you can access both BBC and ITV online platforms free.
USA Coverage: FoxSports have the TV rights to the World Cup but they will also be providing live streaming through their official website. So if you are in the USA you can access FoxSports online free. However, people living in countries outside the US can get a VPN account and set up a US IP address to access “Foxsports Go” online for free.
Some VPN providers are good and others not so good. A VPN will attain an IP address in any of the major countries like the UK, US, Spain etc. It will also keep you anonymous.
PureVPN: A top quality VPN provider. PureVPN is fast and more reliable than most of the other VPN services and priced at just $10 a month. This is one of our top picks for the best VPN providers.
Express VPN: This VPN service will cost you around $12 a month.
How to use Express VPN? Signup for a VPN account at ExpressVPN. After downloading the app and signing up you can install it on your Mobile or PC. Then you can connect to a VPN server in any country you want. If you choose UK IP and UK VPN server, you can open BBC Iplayer or ITV Player.
VyprVPN: Priced at $9.95 a month the VyperVPN is one of the fastest growing networks around.
If you have streamed TV shows and movies before then you may have heard of “KODI”. Its a free program which can be installed on any TV streaming box or on Windows, Mac or mobile devices. This service is not as good as using the official services such as BBC or ITV etc.
But what KODI does is it looks for the best online stream of the program or match you want to watch. Of course, this process can be tedious and oftentimes it doesn’t even work or will find a bad link. But beggars can’t be choosers so if you don;t want to pay for the official network provider or even a VPN then this is your best option.
How KODI Works: After downloading KODI ( you can google how to download and install KODI) all you need is a VPN account. Get a VPN account with UK or US IP- to watch the BBC iplayer, ITV player or FoxSports GO respectively. You can also use KODI without a VPN and hope it finds you a stream. But of course it wont be as reliable as an official source that you could use with a VPN.
Note- downloading KODI can be rather hard for tech novices. It is easy enough to download KODI but you also need to install add-ons such as “Covenant” or “Exodus”. These are the programs that actually find you online links for all the movies and TV shows or FIFA matches etc. This link is the best page that will give you all the steps and directions on which add ons to use and how to install them.
Xbox one and PS4 can stream online. So if you live in the UK or US you can just use BBC iplayer, ITV player. Although, you will need a VPN if you live outside of these countries.
This is probably the easiest way to watch the FIFA World Cup matches online for free. However, it’s probably one of the worst. Finding reliable links online can be tedious and you will not always find a good link. They may buffer or load slowly or may randomly kick you off the stream without warning.
However sites such as Fullmatchesandshows.com or Fullmatchsports.com are both good. Or you can just find links on Reddit.
Note: We do not endorse streaming matches online for free. But we believe everyone should be able to watch their favourite teams play in the World Cup.