Are you ready for some football? No, it's not the time for the Super Bowl. It's the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the biggest football tournament (well, fine, football ) in the world. This year's tournament starts today in Russia. The matches will take place during the next month, before the final on July 15 at 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT.
Since matches take place in Russia, matches will air if you live in the USA. UU., With the final transmission at 5:00 p. M. Local time if you are in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. . So that means you'll probably want a way to keep up with the games when you're away from your TV. You can check the full timeline here to see when your favorite teams are playing. ( Editor's note: The Verge would never condone nonsense at work to see some of the best stars in the world play for glory and fame in a tournament that only takes place every four years because it would be irresponsible. )
So, whether you're enjoying the games at home, in a browser on your desk next to a spreadsheet, or you're sneaking into your phone for a few minutes between meetings, here you'll find everything you'll need. to broadcast the World Cup on all its devices.
TV / traditional broadcast cable:
Fox has broadcasting rights for the entire 2018 World Cup in the USA. UU., And the network will split the parties between the Fox and the cable-only Fox Sports channels: 38 games will be broadcast on Fox, tending to the most important games, while the other 26 games will be available on Fox Sports. And if you only care about capturing the final climate match between France and Croatia, you'll want to go directly to your local Fox affiliate. For a full breakdown, check Fox's schedule here.
If you have a cable login, you can also stream live all matches online on the Fox Sports website and the Fox Sports Go application (iOS / Android / Xbox One / Roku / Fire TV) for a variety of decoders and mobile devices.
Also, for the first time, you can watch the World Cup in glorious 4K and HDR, assuming you have the right cable and TV provider. If you have one of the Hisense H6E, H8E or laser models, you can watch 4K HDR sequences from each World Cup game with the Fox Sports World Cup application (however, you will still need a cable login). AT & T's DirecTV network is broadcasting all games in 4K HDR, and Dish shows 56 of the 64 live games in 4K HDR. Comcast Xfinity X1 customers will be able to watch On-demand one day later on 4K HDR, and Layer3 TV / Altice will also broadcast on 4K.
Without cable? Try the Internet:
If you do not have a cable login, you are not entirely lucky. Internet TV services such as Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Fubo and PlayStation Vue offer Fox and Fox Sports, so you can still watch every game if you are a subscriber. Again, if you only care about the final, that's at Fox, so make sure your service offers it in your area before registering.
Most of these services also offer free trial versions: Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, DirecTV Now, Fubo and YouTube TV give you a free week, and PlayStation Vue offers you five days. That's not long enough for the entire tournament, but if you combine a couple of them, you may be able to reach the final in July. Or you could just pay for a month of service and then cancel it later, which is probably easier.
That's right, for the first time, you can also enjoy selected World Cup games in virtual reality through the Oculus Venues service: the game Germany vs. Mexico at 11:00 am ET on June 17, Portugal vs. Morocco at 8AM ET on June 20, Brazil vs. Costa Rica at 8AM ET on June 22, and England vs. Panama at 8AM ET on June 24. Venues is compatible with Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Go.
In addition, the Fox Sports VR application will have other World Cup games available to US viewers. UU., Although you will have to log in with a cable provider to see them.
Update, July TKTK 11:30 AM: Position updated in preparation for the final of the World Cup on July 16.
Update, June 15 at 11:30 a.m. Added information on 4K HDR streaming options for the World Cup.
Correction, June 14 at 2:15 PM: The article originally said that the Fox & # 39; s Soccer Match Pass application would be broadcasting the World Cup. But the company has refused to transmit the games through that subscription service. You will need cable credentials to look through the Fox Sports application.