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Want More of the FIFA 2014 World Cup than Scores on Google? Here’s How!

June 14, 2014 - Written By Phil Bourget

As FIFA comes upon us once again, you may be thinking ‘darn, I wish I could watch when I’m stuck in the office, stuck in traffic, having dinner with coworkers, or even when my cable goes out for reasons beyond my control.  Well, if you have an Android device (and some other things, depending) you can watch and listen to the FIFA World Cup in all its global football glory with no problem.

To watch all the matches through your device(s), you will have to meet the requirements below, for various countries (since this is a global competition, not just us Americans with our American football, after all):

For the U.S., you will need to have a qualifying service pack/agreement with your cable provider, download the WatchESPN app, sign in using that cable provider account, and you’ll have live streaming of all 64 intense matches of the Cup.  The WatchESPN offers streams in English, Korean, and Portuguese, and Univision (through its own app) has Spanish streams.  To use Univision’s streams, you will need to have AT&T, Bright House, Cox, Dish, Verizon, DirecTV, Optimum, and Time Warner Cable as your provider.  If you can’t watch, or would rather listen, download TuneIn Radio, and ESPN will be broadcasting the 64 matches there, audio only.

If you happen to hail from the UK, here’s how you can watch live on the go, or wherever.  The Cup will be broadcast by the BBC and ITV, so naturally their Android apps will give you the support to give your favorite team your support.  Simple as that!

Australian fans, you too can join in on the go.  Sadly, live streams won’t be available (though that could change, so check it out for yourself to make sure), but you’ll be able to watch all 64 matches through SBS On Demand.  Sorry for the live-less-ness, guys, but you can still watch the full games.

Canadians, you lot get an easy way to watch too.  Download the app for CBC, and you’ll be able to watch all 64 games live, without the need to sign in using a cable account.  Lucky you!

These are only a few of the many countless countries broadcasting the various matches throughout the Cup season, so be sure to check out the full list of which companies have the right to broadcast the games this year in each country, and streams, live or not, will likely be accessible through their app for Android.  And, if you can’t watch, the list also contains the stations and countries that the radio broadcast will be available on for each country as well, so check both those out, to see which is more accessible and convenient.  And remember, if you’re stuck in a meeting, try to only use Google for score updates, rather than watch the game there.