How to watch World Cup 2018 on your phone

How to watch World Cup 2018 on your phone
The World Cup 2018 is already underway and the gathering of the world's best soccer teams is something that you don't want to miss if you like spectator sports.

But what is the best way to watch World Cup games on your phone? And can you watch the games if you don't have a cable subscription?

Free streaming if you have a cable subscription


In the United States, the rights for the broadcast of all World Cup matches is owned exclusively by FOX, so you can watch every match on the FOX sports channel or within the apps. If you are looking to livestream the games, you need to look no further than the FOX Sports Go app, which is available for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Android devices, or you can use the iPhone-only Fox Sports app.

Keep in mind that these app will allow you to stream the games only if you already have a cable subscription.

No cable subscription? No problem!


If you don't have a cable subscription, you don't need to worry. There are plenty of other ways to stream games from FOX and FS1, the two channels that will broadcast the games in the US.

You can try a variety of services including:

  • Sling TV (link to app for iPhone | Android), the cheapest option, it has FOX and FS1 included in its $25 monthly plan
  • YouTube TV (link to app for iPhone | Android), priced at $40/month
  • DirecTV Now (link to app for iPhone | Android), with a price of $35/month
  • Hulu (link to app for iPhone | Android), priced at $40/month
  • PlayStation Vue (link to app for iPhone | Android), from $35/month
  • fuboTV (link to app for iPhone | Android), $45/month for a variety of sports channels

Of course, there are plenty of shady online streaming services on the web that you can use at your own risk, but if you want a reliable and legal way to stream the World Cup, the above mentioned services are your best options.

Are you watching the games on your phone? And are you happy with your streaming service? And what team are you rooting for?

Don't hesitate to let us know in the comments below.

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10 Comments

1. jcarmstrong23

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

I believe Telemundo allows free streaming. I don’t recall login pop up.

10. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

It does, that's what I'm using to watch when I'm not at home.

2. gmp009

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I use Live TV by GM Lab app for watching WORLD CUP 2018 for free, no Registration, no Login install and enjoy.

6. TheOracle1

Posts: 2304; Member since: May 04, 2015

There are far better services than Live TV. Meanwhile, you can watch for free in HD on BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub using a VPN. I'm watching the Belgium vs Panama match on BBC 1 right now.

9. gmp009

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

With VPN i don't get good results. so I am happy with Live TV. They offer both HD and SD.

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Nothing beats watching world cup games than a big, nice 4K screen.

4. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

I agree. Honestly, 4K has become the standard these days. I'm a student, so i'm not overflowing with cash, but even i have a nice big 4K LG TV. I wish it was Oled, but they are still quite expensive, but they're definitely worth it if you have the cash. (Yes, i didn't buy a Samsung TV, as i think LG has better TVs for the price. I buy from the brand that i think offer the best product within each category, which happens to be Samsung for smartphones.)

5. devilz

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 28, 2008

what service do you use for 4k sports?

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I watch bein sports in my country but I'm not sure if they are broadcasting all games in 4K.

7. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Or just get MOBDRO apk and watch for free

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