How to Watch FIFA World Cup Live Streams on iPhone & iPad

Jun 13, 2014 - 9 Comments

Watch World Cup games live

Do you like watching soccer matches, or as the rest of the world knows it, football? Want to watch live streams of the 2014 FIFA World Cup live from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? Don’t miss any of the action, because you’ve got a few free native iOS apps that will help you in your quest to watch the games live.

Watch FIFA Live Streams with ESPN*

ESPN offers free live streams of all the World Cup games, but there’s a catch; you have to be an active subscriber to one of the major US TV provider corporations*. Assuming you are, you can even watch the games live on the web if the iOS app doesn’t do it for you.

Watch Live World Cup games with ESPN

* WatchESPN is limited to those with a cable or TV package from AT&T, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast XFINITY, Cox, DISH, Google Fiber, Midcontinent Communications, Optimum, Time Warner Cable, or Verizon. This strict limitation is the biggest downside to using WatchESPN to catch the World Cup games.

Watch Live Streams of World Cup with Univision Deportes App

Not a subscriber to one of the the major US TV networks? Univision to the rescue! Univision Deportes is a free app that offers live streams of every FIFA match, so you won’t have to miss a single game if you don’t want to.

World Cup Live stream on Univision

Yes, the Univision Deportes live stream works in the USA and apparently everywhere else too, though it’s notable that matches are broadcast with Spanish speaking commenters (it’s on Univision, what’d you expect?).

Watch World Cup Live on the iPhone

The Univision app makes you watch a full minute of commercials before the live game stream starts, but it has a little visible counter in the corner, so you can use that minute to grab a drink and get comfortable. So the potential downsides are the Spanish language broadcast and a full minute of commercials before the livestream starts, big deal right? That’s a lot better than not watching the games at all, so if you’re stuck between ESPN’s corporate wall and nothing, get watching with Univision.

Other options to live stream FIFA World Cup

Any other options out there to watch the World Cup live? Let us know in the comments!


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone


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  1. Flavacraze says:
    Not sure if it works in Japan but worth a shot… also Kuwait… might as well. Bloody fantastic site.

  2. Sd says:

    Here in Kuwait also not working in any website.,,,

  3. Jerry in Japan says:

    How about in Japan? None of these options work there…

  4. Timos says:

    There is an App in the UK called TVCatchUp. Turns your iDevice into a Freeview TV. Free to download and will enable you to watch all games on either BBC1 or ITV.

  5. Dave says:

    or if you’re in the Republic of Ireland

  6. Ashley Perry says:

    TV Catchup app or website!

  7. Porquando says:

    You can watch World Cup on Univision online from the web here:

    Free stream from anywhere (I think at least)

    For the non-spanish speakers “En Vivo” means “Live” so that is what you click to watch a live stream.

  8. someone from austria says:

    If you’re from Austria, you can watch it here:
    This also works if you have the ORF TVthek app on your iPhone, but I think you have to have an Austrian IP address to watch those streams..

  9. Claudio says:

    this is a brazilian website who will strew all matches

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