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.


US streaming

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, while mobile users can watch the games on the WatchESPN apps for both Android and iOS.

Companion apps

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.

International streaming

Hola Unblocker

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.


Playing along

While waiting for FIFA 15's release, put your twiddling thumbs to good use with the fantastic FIFA game for Windows, Android, and iOS.

More resources

For even more coverage of the World Cup, visit CNET and CNET en Español.