World Cup 2014 kicks off today, and to help you watch, we've collected the top match-streaming apps. Now, whether you're in the US or elsewhere, you won't miss a single play. Just make sure you have Internet access.
Topping the list of options is ESPN. From June 12 to July 13, ESPN will cover and stream every World Cup game to US audiences via WatchESPN and ESPN 3. PC and Mac users can view the games on WatchESPN.com, while mobile users can watch the games on the WatchESPN apps for both Android and iOS.
Need more World Cup for your mobile device? ESPN FC displays goal highlights in real time, or you can try one of these other apps for iOS and Android.
Major networks like the BBC offer full coverage of the World Cup series. Though the streams are restricted for US viewers, apps like Hola and Hotspot Shield VPN may allow you to tune in by masking your IP location.
- Hola Unblocker for Chrome (Windows)
- Hola Unblocker for Firefox
- Hotspot Shield Elite VPN for Windows
- Hotspot Shield Elite for OS X
While waiting for FIFA 15's release, put your twiddling thumbs to good use with the fantastic FIFA game for Windows, Android, and iOS.
For even more coverage of the World Cup, visit CNET and CNET en Español.
- CNET's World Cup coverage
- CNET en Español: Copa Mundial 2014
- How to stream the World Cup
- How to prepare your TV for watching the World Cup
- La FIFA actualiza el app oficial del Mundial (en español)
- La app oficial de la FIFA es hermosa y elegante, pero limitada (en español)
- 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (Xbox, en español)