It’s the single biggest sporting event in the world and it only happens once every four years. After Germany’s epic victory in the 2014 Games, viewers around the globe are eager to see what’s in store this time around. If you don’t have cable, this guide will show you where to watch 2018 soccer World Cup online live. All you need is a VPN.
Let’s start with VPNs
A VPN ( virtual private network) is a simple app that lets users access websites that aren’t normally available in their area. Every device today includes its own unique IP address, which is usually dictated by your internet service provider. This address uses your relative location to coincide with how you’re able to access the web. When you use a VPN, you’re able to hide your physical IP address and simultaneously take on another, more virtual IP in the location of your choice.
A person in the U.S. can connect to a VPN connection in Brazil and browse the web as if they were actually in Brazil. Google.com will instantly become google.com.br, and other sites will instantly reroute you to the proper geographic location. While this is a great way to add an extra layer of anonymity, it also makes it possible for you to browse sites that were previously blocked.
How to use a VPN to stream live sports
For years, people in China and other internet-regulated countries have been using VPNs to bypass geographic restrictions and access popular sites like Google and YouTube. More recently, people have been using VPNs to access live sports streams.
That’s right. You can actually use a VPN to bypass restrictions and access World Cup streams from anywhere in the world. Keep in mind that different countries will offer broadcasts in their respective languages, so it might be worth sticking to English-speaking countries in order to stream. That said, the UK’s own ITV network is arguably the most popular broadcast network in the world. With comprehensive coverage of all 64 games, it’s 100% free (if you’re using a VPN, of course).
To stream the World Cup live, simply download a trusted VPN, connect to any UK-based server location, and head to TVPlayer.com to live stream the games. It’s as easy as that! Because these games are live, make sure you’re up to speed on start times. You may want to set your alarm if you want to catch these games live.
How to choose the right VPN
Now that you know how VPNs work, it’s worth taking a few minutes to research which service is right for you. First, make sure the VPN you’re using offers dedicated apps for the device(s) you use. Second, check to see if they offer secure server locations in the countries or cities where you want to stream. And finally, verify that your VPN offers its own encryption protocols — that way you’ll be able to secure your network while you stream.