Here's a quick guide to everything you need to know in order to catch all the action of this year's FIFA Men's World Cup . This guide gives you info on every viewing option via TV/Cable or by online streaming. Either way, it will be hard to miss a single match.
If you are looking for a spoiler-free version of the the entire series, this is the only link you'll need:
World Cup Viewing & Streaming Guide - Spoiler Free
The FIFA World Cup site is a good place. There you will get a "birds-eye-view" of the match schedule.
For a full breakdown of TV/Cable options, and links to online streaming, continue below.
TV Channels Airing Matches
- FOX, FS1
The official Fox Sports TV Schedule provides a simple breakdown of the match air times, channels, and teams playing. Fox is expected to air 38 games live on the broadcast network, which is more than the previous four World Cups combined and the most ever for an English-language network. It will air more than 350 hours of programming, in total.
Online Streaming Options
- Fox Sports Go, Fubo TV, Sling TV, Playstation Vue, Direct TV with Apple TV,Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV,
Fox Sports Go will give you access to matches streamed online. It should be noted that in order to watch the FIFA World Cup via Fox Sports Go, you will need to have a valid cable subscription. If you do, then all it takes is a click on the Fox Sports Go website, where were you can enter your cable subscription credentials. The channel also has an app which you can use to stream from devices such as,
Fubo TV is a service for those who do not have a cable subscription. Fubo will broadcast all FIFA World Cup matches live via online streaming. Fubo also makes it easy for those who aren't familiar with the service by offering a free seven day trial. It's dedicated app is compatible with with devices such as,
- Apple TV
Other Streaming Options and Packages:
Sling TV is another online streaming option. With a Sling TV Blue package, and the News add-on, it will get you access to live matches, which in total comes to around $30, but don't forget that they have a 7-day free trial for all new streamers.
Playstation Vue, DirecTV with AppleTV are great choices for those who have the necessary equipment. For those who have a Playstation or an Apple TV, you can stream the matches through your devices. Both Playstation Vue and Apple TV require a monthly subscription.
Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV. Both services offer live TV streaming options. On top of that, Hulu gives you access to a streaming library much like Netflix. You can stream live sports via Hulu on a number of different devices, such as Playstation, smart TVs, mobile phones and PC. Hulu Live TV will be airing the FIFA World Cup matches on their official broadcasting channels. It also has a free 7 day trial for newcomers. YouTube TV provides live streaming of more than 50+ networks including sports channels. Its subscription service is $35 a month, with the option to cancel at any time. It also allows you to stream on 3 devices simultaneously.