How to Watch FIFA World Cup Live Streams on iPhone & iPad
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.
* 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.
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?).
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
- Listen live with ESPN Radio from iTunes Radio, audio only and limited to iTunes Radio coverage regions
- CBC Fifa World Cup app for Canadians
- BBC iPlayer for the UK
- SBS On Demand for Australia
- WatchESPN on the web, requires being a customer one if the major US TV networks
Any other options out there to watch the World Cup live? Let us know in the comments!