How to Watch FIFA World Cup 2022 in Thailand


This detailed guide will show you how to watch FIFA World Cup in Thailand.

We’re as excited as you about the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Hosted in Qatar, it’s the 22nd running of one of the most eminent international men’s football championships. With teams from 32 nations passing the ball to the goalpost across 64 matches, only one gets to claim the title of the World Football Champion for the next four years.

The 2022 World Cup is being broadcasted all around the globe, including Thailand. If you’re wondering how to catch that one highly-anticipated World Cup game between your favourite teams, you’re at the right place. This guide highlights viable ways to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 in Thailand.

Where to watch FIFA World Cup in Thailand

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In Thailand, four TV networks have coverage rights to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. All 64 games of the tournament are split between Thairath TV, Workpoint TV, NBT Digital 2 HD, and Channel 7 HD.

Thairath TV has broadcasting rights to the opening group stage matches and the semi-finals. Chances are your current TrueVisions, GMM Z, IPM, or Good TV plan already includes this channel and Workpoint TV.

NBT TV (or NBT Digital 2 HD) and Channel 7 HD are free-to-air channels you can tune into using a digital TV antenna and enjoy most World Cup fixtures without paying for cable or satellite television.

If you’re looking to stream the 2022 Qatar World Cup online, we suggest checking out the section below, where we discuss a couple of Thai OTT services offering World Cup streams.

Stream FIFA World Cup 2022 in Thailand

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AIS Play, the most popular OTT streaming service in Thailand, owns the streaming rights to the 2022 FIFA World Cup games. The best thing is that you don’t need to pay for the Family or Premium package to watch the World Cup online.

Its free, ad-supported plan provides access to the NBT 2 HD, Workpoint TV, Thairath TV HD, and CH7 HD digital TV channels, meaning you can enjoy football matches with Thai-language commentary at no cost. Plus, you can catch up with on-demand replays if you miss out on the live broadcast.

Simply log into the AIS Play app on your preferred device with your AIS (or any other network) mobile number and stream the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The list of devices you can use AIS Play on goes as follows:

  • Android smartphones and tablets (Android 4.1 or later)
  • iPhone and iPad (iOS 8.0 or newer)
  • Chromecast (cast from the AIS Play mobile app)
  • Samsung Smart TV (2017+ models)
  • Apple TV HD/4K
  • AIS Playbox (requires AIS Fibre connection)
  • PC Web Browsers (e.g, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge)

While AIS Play works flawlessly with AIS 5G, 4G, and 3G networks, you can also use your unmetered Wi-Fi connection or cellular data from other providers for streaming the football matches. However, note that you must have a minimum of 10 Mb/s network bandwidth for a buffering-free streaming experience.

More streaming Alternatives to Watch FIFA World Cup 2022 in Thailand

You may also check out the following alternative options for streaming the 2022 World Cup in Thailand:

  • Workpoint TV’s official site (
  • My Thai Rath (
  • Line TV (
  • Channel 7 / BBTV’s official site (
  • TrueID (

Some of these services may not work based on where you live in Thailand. You can circumvent such geographical restrictions using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) client on your device. Fortunately, VPNs are still legal in Thailand, meaning you won’t get in trouble for using one. That said, it can’t help you unlock any premium content, for which you’ll still need to pay a subscription.

Watch FIFA World Cup in Thailand in English

The networks and streaming services mentioned above offer FIFA World Cup coverage only in Thai. English commentary, on the other hand, won’t be available. If you’re accustomed to Guy Mowbray’s and Steve Wilson’s familiar football commentary, BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub are your only options.

However, since both British-based services are inaccessible to the rest of the world, we’ll have to get a bit more creative. Using a VPN, you can hide your actual IP address and change your location to the UK to get past the geo-restrictions.

The best thing is that BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub don’t require subscriptions. All you have to do is create an account to access the 2022 World Cup streams in English. The following steps should come in handy:

  • Start with signing up for a VPN service. A quick web search should return you with compelling VPN picks.
  • Once you have a subscription, install the VPN client on the device you wish to use for streaming. Most VPN providers offer in-depth guides on setting up their clients on various devices.
  • After setting up the app/client, choose a server in the United Kingdom and wait for the VPN client to establish a private connection.
  • Visit BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub’s official site and sign up for an account. It takes a minute or two to go through the account creation process. Neither will ask you to add a payment method.
  • Upon successful login, visit the “Sports” category on the app/site and start watching the World Cup game in English!

If you have an Android phone, tablet, or an Android-powered smart TV box, it’s relatively simple to sideload the BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub app by following one of the thousands of guides out there. Since Android also natively supports VPN, it’s easier to stream geo-restricted content on such devices.

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Finishing up

This guide has shown you how to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 in Thailand. We’ve not only discussed all the Thai TV channels with media rights to the football championship but have also pointed out viable streaming alternatives. Before you jump right into the action, perhaps tell us which team you’re rooting for this World Cup in the comments!

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