So, where to watch FIFA World Cup in Chile? This guide will answer all your questions regarding the Chilean coverage of the World Cup.
Chileans love football. Hence, it doesn’t come as a surprise when the country celebrates the World Cup, the most anticipated football tournament, as much as other Latin American nations every four years. Even though Chile couldn’t make it to this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar, odds are your excitement for the World Cup hasn’t lowered a bit.
Of course, FIFA has partnered with hundreds of broadcasters and TV providers around the globe to provide worldwide coverage of the World Cup. It includes the Chilean networks that have acquired the media rights to the tournament. Thus, you’ll be able to witness the fiercest rivalries in football alongside millions of spectators from the comfort of your living room.
How to Watch FIFA World Cup in Chile?
In Chile, FIFA has granted DirecTV Latin America the media license for the 2022 World Cup. The networks that share the broadcasting rights to all 64 fixtures include TVN, Mega, Canal 13, and ChileVisión. Some of these channels are also simulcasting particular matches with different Spanish commentators.
Assuming your current cable or satellite television package includes the following channels, you should be able to enjoy the FIFA World Cup live on TV. If Direct TV is your satellite provider, you can tune into all the matches via the exclusive DirecTV Sports channel. It’s the only channel where you can catch the World Cup in 4K UHD quality.
Where to Stream FIFA World Cup in Chile?
The options for streaming the FIFA World Cup in Chile are slightly limited compared to other countries. Popular OTT service Movistar while offering live streams for the previous 2018 World Cup, doesn’t have streaming rights for this year’s tournament.
Thus, your choices boil down to the streaming apps that TVN, Mega, Canal 13, and ChileVisión provide for their digital audiences. Here are the options in more detail:
TVN Play is a relatively new platform from the Chilean National Television, offering unlimited on-demand access to TVN’s programming at an affordable price. Since TVN Play also gives the viewers access to the 24/7 live TVN station, you can catch the legendary World Cup moments in real-time through the Android/iOS app.
TVN Play also supports Chromecast and AirPlay, meaning you can cast the live stream on your big screen (compatible smart TVs, streaming players, and set-top boxes) and enjoy the action with your family and friends.
The official ChileVisión app on Android and iOS offers free access to the live TV broadcast and programming on-demand. So you can jump right into the World Cup fixtures on the CHV station without signing up for an account or paying for a subscription.
Unlike TVN Play, it doesn’t have native AirPlay and Chromecast support, so you’ll need to mirror your phone or tablet screen to your supported smart TV or media streaming box to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup on a big screen.
Mega Go is a brand-new OTT platform that gives ad-free, on-the-go access to hundreds of programs, original TV series, documentaries, and live streams of Mega’s terrestrial broadcasts in exchange for a meager monthly fee. New users are eligible for a 7-day free trial.
You can stream some of the 2022 FIFA World Cup games via Mega Go on Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads, and even on some Samsung Smart TV and LG webOS TV models. It also supports Chromecast and AirPlay. Plus, you can watch the streams on your computer via your preferred web browser.
13 Now (formerly called Loop 13), Canal 13’s over-the-top streaming service, offers free access to the station’s live feed and on-demand programming. World Cup fixtures scheduled to air on Canal 13 will also be available to stream on 13 Now. You can install the official app on Android, iOS, and Samsung Smart TVs.
Watch FIFA World Cup in Chile with English Commentary (and for free!)
For obvious reasons, none of the following channels and OTT services offer the 2022 World Cup coverage in English. However, if you can’t watch the games without hearing the familiar voices of Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson, Robyn Cowen, or Steve Bower, your only streaming choices are BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub.
In the UK, BBC shares the World Cup broadcasting rights with ITV. Their streaming services, BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub (or ITVX), albeit free for UK residents, don’t allow users from other countries to stream content.
Luckily, if you’re in a country like Chile, where the government hasn’t yet outlawed VPN services, you can bypass the services’ geographical restrictions and watch English-language World Cup streams for free.
Simply sign up for a VPN plan from one of the top providers, set up the VPN app on your preferred device(s), and connect to a UK-based server. As long as your device stays connected to the private server, you’ll have unrestricted access to BBC and ITV’s streaming sites. Note that you still need to sign up for a free BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub account to tune into the live feed and on-demand replays of the World Cup games.
Another fantastic, free-to-access alternative for English-language World Cup streams is SBS TV. Since it’s an Australian streaming site, you’ll have to choose “Australia” from your VPN’s server picker and connect to one of its servers to access the geo-blocked streams.
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This guide outlines all the feasible ways one can watch FIFA World Cup in Chile. Other than discussing the local channels and streaming services that carry the football World Cup coverage, we’ve also shown you how to watch the 2022 Qatar World Cup with English commentary at no additional cost (excluding the VPN subscription). Please check out the comments section below if you have any questions.