If it’s a work day and you’re away from home the only way to watch the U.S. vs. Belgium match may be over the internet. Luckily, there are several options to streaming the FIFA World Cup matches including on your PC, tablet or phone, or through a streaming media player.
On PCs & Macs
Go to WatchESPN.com and get live streaming World Cup matches within a browser. You just need to login with your TV provider* username and password. If you don’t have a TV service provider or would rather watch the World Cup in Spanish-language (it’s a bit more exciting, we would add), Univision has been providing live streams of the matches since the beginning, and, there’s no need to log-in.
On Tablets & Phones
Download the free WatchESPN app for your Android or Apple phone or tablet and authenticate with the username and password you use for your home TV provider. Most major service providers are listed (we counted 15*) including AT&T U-verse, DISH, Comcast XFINITY, Cablevision Optimum, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon FiOS. For Spanish language viewers the Univision Deportes is available.
On Streaming Media Players
If you’ve got a streaming media player such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Roku the FIFA World Cup is available through the WatchESPN app for the corresponding device. Just download the free app channel and authenticate with your TV provider username and password. Some content is available without logging in, but it appears most of the World Cup live action is now requiring a log-in.
You can also listen to audio broadcasts via the ESPN Radio app for phones and tablets, ESPN Radio online, or Univision Radio online. Or even better, why not give the bandwidth a break and listen to over-the-air radio if available?
There will likely be high demand for the U.S. vs. Belgium match today, so don’t be surprised if you face delays in the stream, trouble even connecting, or all-out crashes during the live event.
*DirecTV subscribers don’t have access to WatchESPN.