Watching World Cup 2022 without cable: all you need to know

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After eight years away, the USMNT are back at the World Cup and in serious style. If Gregg Berhalter's men lack experience, it certainly hasn't shown. Sergino Dest, Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Sargent, Weah and Cam Carter-Vickers have all shown that there's talent in this team, and they've yet to concede a goal at World Cup 2022. Want to watch them play? We've rounded up the very best streaming services for watching World Cup 2022 without cable in the US.

The term "Golden Generation" has proven to be the kiss of death for many a promising football team, but this current crop is going to have to find a way to deal with the baggage. Christian Pulisic remains the jewel in the crown, but Gio Reyna, Yunus Musah and Brenden Aaronson are now established stars at some of Europe's biggest clubs, and in Walker Zimmerman the team has a leader to stitch it all together.

Berhalter's four-year reign has taken in Gold Cup and Nations League glory as well as some memorable victories over Mexico, but there's a sense that this group has much more to offer. Will the team's full potential be unlocked at Qatar 2022?

Drawn into Group B, the USMNT will played Wales, England and Iran in that order, and managed to finish second. That now means a knockout tie in the last 16 against the Netherlands. Can they deliver?

With every game of World Cup 2022 broadcast on Fox or FS1 in the US, you don't need an expensive cable subscription in order to tune in.

World Cup 2022 channels in the US

If you want to watch every single game of World Cup 2022, you'll need access to both Fox and FS1.

Coverage of the World Cup group stage and the round of 16 is split between the two channels, but Fox will be showing every game from the quarter-finals onwards.

Watching World Cup 2022 without cable

If you don't have either of those channels on cable, you should consider signing up to a TV streaming service for World Cup 2022, as there are several excellent options that will give you access to Fox and FS1 over November and December.

We've broken down the best ones just below – including details of free trials and introductory offers.

Sling TV Blue | $40 per month | first month half-price

Sling TV Blue | $40 per month | first month half-price
Our top recommendation for watching World Cup 2022 is Sling TV, specifically the Sling Blue package.

It includes Fox in most major markets, as well as FS1 and nearly 40 additional channels like National Geographic, Discovery, SyFy, and FX. Sling Blue also comes with 50 hours of DVR storage, and lets you stream on up to three different screens at a time.

The best bit, though, is that your first month is available for half-price – meaning new customers can watch the whole of World Cup 2022 for just $20. Plus, as you don't have to sign up for a long-term contract, you can cancel whenever you want to.

FuboTV | from $69.99 per month | 7-day FREE trial

FuboTV | from $69.99 per month | 7-day FREE trial
FuboTV is a more comprehensive cable replacement service that offers 138 channels on its $69.99 per month Pro package, including Fox and FS1 for the World Cup. 

It also includes 1,000 hours of DVR storage and lets you stream on up to 12 different screens at once, though some restrictions apply.

As such, Fubo is significantly more expensive than Sling, but it also offers a 7-day FREE FuboTV trial that lets you try before you buy. It also brings the possibility of 4K HDR World Cup coverage which is not possible through Sling.

Hulu + Live TV | from $69.99 a month

Hulu + Live TV | from $69.99 a month
Hulu + Live TV is a slightly slimmer cord-cutting service that offers more than 75 channels, including Fox and FS1 for full World Cup 2022 coverage. 

Prices start at $69.99 per month, the same amount as Fubo TV, because you also get Hulu, Disney Plus and ESPN Plus bundled with the service.

The service includes unlimited DVR storage and lets you stream on up to two screens simultaneously, while a range of addons can net you the likes of HBO Max and Cinemax for a bargain price.

YouTube TV | from $64.99 per month | free trial | $10 off first three months

YouTube TV | from $64.99 per month | free trial | $10 off first three months
YouTube TV is another cable replacement service that includes both Fox and FS1 for live streaming the World Cup, and it costs the same as FuboTV and Hulu + Live TV.

It includes over 100 channels and unlimited DVR storage, and you can watch up to three streams at once.

Better still, there's a FREE YouTube TV trial to take advantage of, though the duration can differ. Right now you can also get $10 off each of your first three months.  

Aatif Sulleyman

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.