How to watch the World Cup 2022 for free?​

Where are you watching the World Cup matches? How can you get 4K picture quality for live World Cup matches? To be sure, bad streaming will broadcast World Cup matches in 4K HDR. As long as your device is compatible with HDR10 or Dolby Vision HDR, you'll be able to enjoy the World Cup matches in the best possible quality.

If you're in the UK, the BBC will be showing all of its World Cup broadcasts in 4K and HDR. This also means that Qatar World Cup ground games should be streamed in 4K on compatible TVs.

From the 2018 World Cup to the 2022 UEFA Champions League, the BBC iPlayer has broadcast all the major games in 4K HDR. However, there is no official confirmation of ITV Hub broadcasting in 4K quality, but you can definitely expect HD streaming.

As for the US, Fox Sports has also committed to showing every game in 4K HDR, as has JioCinema.

Also, World Cup matches will be broadcast in Spanish on Peacock, but the picture quality will be a steady 1080p HD - not 4K Ultra HD. Likewise, there's no mention of a 4K HDR Qatar World Cup broadcast available on SBS On Demand locally in Australia.

It's worth noting that networks that won't broadcast in HDR will use the Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) format, which is bad under any standard.

Here's a list of the best streaming platforms to watch the World Cup. Please choose according to your country and region.

Best Streaming for World Cup 2022

Best Streaming for World Cup 2022 List​

  • UK (free): BBC iPlayer/ITV Hub
  • US (paid): Fox Sports via FuboTV, Sling TV, Peacock, YouTube TV
  • Australia (free): SBS On Demand
  • India (free): Jio Cinema
  • Italy (free): RaiPlay
  • France (free): RTBF Auvio
  • Others: Telemundo, RTVE Play, Tubi (for playback only)