The biggest event of the year is about to kick off. This year, the FIFA World Cup is in Qatar, and the world is patiently waiting to see the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi heading into what is likely going to be their last-ever World Cup. At the same time though, we’re seeing some of the most promising youngsters in Kylian Mbappe and Pedro forge their path to the greatest prize in all of football.
You don’t want to miss out on any of the action this year, that’s for sure! But, it can be difficult to find decent World Cup live streams, especially since they have all become so pricey. Premium live streaming services are often far too expensive, especially if you’re just interested in watching the World Cup, which is over by the end of December anyway.
But, what if there was a way to find some free World Cup live streams? There are two main ways that you can tune into these free live streams, but there is one essential cybersecurity tool that is the gateway to using both these methods. Let’s dive in and find out how it all works!
How to Find Free World Cup Live Streams
First of all, did you know that some countries will be live streaming the World Cup for free? Countries like Austria and Luxembourg have free sports live streaming services that are fully legal and legitimate. So, why can’t you just tune into one of these live streams from anywhere in the world?
Media companies need to pay massive amounts of money to secure broadcasting rights that allow their customers to stream events like the FIFA World Cup. But, along with these broadcasting rights also come a strict set of rules that these media companies need to follow.
One of the most important rules they need to adhere to is that they can’t allow internet users to stream their content from outside of their country’s borders or regions. Websites use your IP address to pinpoint your device’s location and based on this information they will determine whether or not you are allowed to access the live stream or not. An IP address is simply a unique string of numbers that is used to identify your device on the internet. Keep this in mind because we’ll learn how to change your IP address later on!
The biggest catch with these legitimate free live streams in other countries is that you won’t have English commentary. If you want to watch the FIFA World Cup for free with English commentary, you’ll have to head over to a free live sports streaming site like USTVGO or 123Sports.
The important thing to keep in mind with these websites is that they do not host live streams on their sites. That means that you can’t be sure of what the true source of the live streams is. They could very well be from unlicensed or unsecured sources, which could put your device at risk of suffering a cyberattack.
Make Sure to Use a VPN
That’s why you need a handy cybersecurity tool known as a virtual private network, or VPN for short. The main purpose of a VPN is to encrypt your internet connection, which will prevent anyone else from seeing what you are doing on your device and snooping through your data.
If you’re heading for one of the free live sports streaming sites, make sure to gear up with a good VPN beforehand to ensure that your device will be private and secure. As long as your VPN is active, you can enjoy all the action with peace of mind.
But if you want to bypass geo-blocking and tune into one of those legitimate and legal free live streams, then a VPN will save the day once again. VPNs allow you to connect to secure global servers in other countries and cities around the world. When you connect to these servers, your real IP address will be hidden, and your internet traffic will be routed through the server, making it appear as if your device was physically located in the country where the server is based.
So, if you want to watch a free live stream on Servus TV in Austria, you simply need to fire up your VPN and hook it up to a server in Austria. The website will be tricked into thinking that you are physically located in Austria, and it will grant you access to the live stream.
Choosing the Right VPN
You can’t just choose the first VPN you find on a Google search. There is one crucially important rule that you need to follow when choosing a VPN. Always make sure to use a premium VPN! It might be tempting to pair a free VPN with your free live stream, but it’s not worth taking any shortcuts here. Free VPNs will lead to slower connection speeds, more ads, less security, fewer global servers, and daily data limits.