Sixty-four games over 29 breathless days make the FIFA World Cup one of the most utterly captivating shows on the planet, and for the first time in eight years, the USMNT has a seat at the table! What's more, they've made it to the last 16. Can they go all the way. Here's what you need to know for watching World Cup 2022 on streaming service FuboTV in the US.
The tournament kicked off in Qatar on Sunday, November 20. The knockouts begin on Saturday, December 3, and the final scheduled for Sunday, December 18.
The USMNT were been drawn into a tough Group B, where they faced Wales, then England, then finally Iran and managed to finish second in the group, and all without conceding a single goal.
Berhalter's team is being lauded as the most talented generation of the USMNT ever fostered, but it's also an incredibly young group and an incomplete one too. Much of the focus has understandably lingered on the immense talents of Pulisic, Sergiño Dest, Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams. If there are deficiencies in central defense, up front and in goal, then they haven't shown so far.
One thing's for sure - it's going to be one heck of a ride. If you're soccer mad but don't have cable, follow our guide for watching World Cup 2022 on FuboTV, a cable replacement service that's cheap, flexible and showing every single game live.
Is watching World Cup 2022 in Canada on FuboTV possible?
Qatar 2022 is huge tournament for Canada too who have qualified for the FIFA World Cup finals for the first time since 1986. With a squad of largely Canadian based players, they're sure to have the whole country cheering them on.
While FuboTV is available in Canada for a host of sports, including Premier League soccer, watching FIFA World Cup 2022 on FuboTV won't be possible unless you're a subscriber from the US. That's because, north of the border, it's TSN that has the rights for the World Cup and not Fox.
US subscriber in the land of the maple leaf? No problem.
What is FuboTV?
FuboTV is a streaming service that launched in January 2015 and is headquartered in New York City.
It's come a long way since its initial days as a purely soccer-focused streaming service. Over time it expanded its remit to include as much sport as possible, then premium TV, and it now stands as one of the best and most comprehensive cable alternatives that money can buy.
As well as being much cheaper than cable, it's a lot more flexible too. There are no contracts and no cancellation fees.
World Cup 2022 on FuboTV
All 64 World Cup games are being televised on Fox and FS1 in the States, both of which are included in FuboTV's entry level Pro plan.
FS1 is available in all markets, while FuboTV offers local Fox channels in most major markets. The only exceptions are:
- Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands
- Elmira NY (Corning)
- Glendive, MT
- Zanesville, OH
How much does FuboTV cost?
There are three different FuboTV plans to choose from, but rest assured that all of them include both Fox and FS1. The plans and prices are as follows:
FuboTV Pro: $69.99 per month
FuboTV Elite: $79.99 per month
FuboTV Ultimate: $99.99 per month
Best of all though, whichever plan you choose, you get a 7-day FuboTV FREE trial first.
FuboTV Pro offers up to 138 TV channels, 1,000 hours of DVR storage and lets you stream on up to 12 different devices at a time (though 10 of those have to be on your home network). The only major feature missing is the ability to stream in 4K.
FuboTV Elite offers everything that's included in the Pro plan, plus up to 4K quality and up to 63 additional TV channels, some of the biggest being NBA TV, MLB Network and NHL Network.
FuboTV Ultimate, meanwhile, offers everything that's included in the Elite plan, as well as up to 38 additional channels, including the Showtime suite, NFL RedZone and Tennis Channel.
Besides these plans, there are also addons for more channels and features, such as additional DVR storage and simultaneous streams.
What devices can I use for streaming World Cup 2022 on FuboTV?
FuboTV works on a wide range of devices, including phones, tablets, Chromecast, streaming sticks, smart TVs and the good old-fashioned computer browser.
If it connects to the internet, there's a good chance it will run FuboTV, however, functionality may be limited or otherwise compromised on older devices that no longer receive software updates.
Other World Cup 2022 options for cord-cutting soccer fans
Fox and FS1 are the only TV channels you need to watch the entirety of World Cup 2022, and FuboTV isn't the only cable replacement service that includes them.
One of the cheapest options is Sling TV, which includes Fox and FS1 in its Sling Blue package. There are nearly 40 more channels besides, and a subscription costs just $35 per month, though new customers can get their first month half-price.
Seeing as the World Cup starts on November 20 and ends on December 18, if you time your subscription right you can watch the entire tournament for just $17.50 - and cancel when it's over.
Another good cable alternative with Fox and FS1 is Hulu + Live TV, which costs $69.99 per month - the same as the FuboTV Pro plan. With around 75 channels, it's not as comprehensive as FuboTV, but it includes unlimited DVR storage and access to everything on the Hulu and Disney Plus streaming services, as well as ESPN Plus.
YouTube TV also costs $69.99 per month and lies somewhere between Fubo TV Pro and Hulu + Live TV. It's got around 100 channels, including Fox and FS1, and offers limitless DVR storage and the ability to stream on three devices at once. A FREE YouTube TV trial is available to new users, and right now there's an offer running that gets you $10 off each of your first three months.
Does FuboTV show World Cup 2022 in 4K?
Every single game of World Cup 2022 is being shown in 4K on FuboTV, but only for customers on an Elite or Ultimate plan.
If you're on the cheaper FuboTV Pro plan, maximum streaming quality tops out at 1080p.
However, that's not the worst thing in the world, as 4K streaming requires much more data and a faster internet connection, and can only really be appreciated on a large 4K screen. That said, if you can accommodate it, 4K soccer is well worth the extra.
Does FuboTV have a DVR feature?
Whether you subscribe to the Pro, Elite or Ultimate plan, FuboTV provides 1,000 hours of digital video recording (DVR) space as standard. This is shared between all profiles.
Recordings can be found in My Stuff, and programs are also available to watch while they're being recorded. You can also pause and rewind live TV.
If you need more space, FuboTV lets you purchase an additional 250 hours of DVR capacity for $9.99 per month, or an extra 1,000 hours for $16.99 per month.
Watching World Cup 2022 on FuboTV from outside the US
The FuboTV plans described above are only available to people who are based in the US. That means you won't be able to access the service if you're out of the country, even if you're a FuboTV customer paying a subscription fee.
This is due to geo-blocking, which broadcasters and services can use to stop you from accessing certain content from abroad. It's a common problem for streamers all over the world, but a good VPN can help you get around it.
We've put all the major VPNs through their paces and we rate ExpressVPN as our top pick, thanks to its speed, ease of use and strong security features. It's also compatible with just about any streaming device out there, including Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation, as well as Android and Apple mobiles.
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Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.