How Do You Watch the World Cup Live on ESPN?


Quick Answer

The World Cup is available every four years on ESPN and ESPN2 through a paid cable subscription package that includes ESPN; it is also broadcast via through the WatchESPN app, available from the Windows Store, the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. The broadcast is also available at WatchESPN.com or via Microsoft's Xbox One and other streaming media devices.

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ESPN broadcasts all World Cup matches with full commentary and uninterrupted by commercials; World Cup matches are 90 minutes long. To view the World Cup live on ESPN, you must have the ESPN or ESPN2 subscription sport package through your cable provider or other subscription service. WatchESPN.com displays a live stream video and offers on-demand replays for a period of time after the event for viewers watching via the Internet.

Because ESPN has the rights to broadcast the matches in English and does so through a variety of live streaming outlets, you can also view the World Cup via on-the-go mobile viewing. ESPN offers a mobile app available on most smartphones and tablet devices, as well as various entertainment consoles including Microsoft's Xbox One and Xbox 360, Apple's Apple TV, Amazon's Fire TV, Google's Chromecast and Roku-capable streaming devices.

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