How to Watch FIFA World Cup in Mexico (2022)


Mexico is among the 32 qualified teams in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. For those who haven’t followed, Mexico made it to the big Qatar tournament after taking the runner-up spot in the third round of the CONCACAF qualifying phase. They won eight, lost two, and drew four out of 14 qualifying games.

Similar to Brazil, Mexico has qualified from the group stage matches in the last seven runnings (1998-2018) of the World Cup. With players like Hector Herrera, Raul Jimenez, Giovani Dos Santas, and Hirving Lozano, the El Tri has the chance to become a serious contender. Its first match in the World Cup 2022 is against Poland.

If you wish to celebrate this prestigious event alongside millions of Mexican football fans, this is the right place. Here we’ll discuss how and where to watch the FIFA World Cup in Mexico.

How to Watch FIFA World Cup in Mexico?

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The 2022 Qatar World Cup broadcasting rights in Mexico are slightly fragmented. Nonetheless, you’ll be able to enjoy all 64 matches of the tournament, including the fixtures involving Mexico, both on traditional television and streaming platforms.

The Mexican TV audience can tune into the 2022 World Cup broadcasts via channels owned by three major networks: Televisa, TV Azteca, and Grupo Imagen. It includes:

Las Estrellas Canal 5 Canal 9 (NU9VE)
TUDN Azteca Uno Azteca 7
ADN 40 A Más Imagen Televisión
Excélsior TV    

Most of the following channels are free to air. It means you can use an aerial and tune into the broadcast signals without paying for a cable or satellite subscription.

Since the networks broadcast the games live, the first matches of each day begin at 4 AM and 7 AM, respectively. It is due to the 8-hour time zone difference between Qatar and Mexico, so you must make an effort to avoid missing the live broadcasts.

Where to Stream FIFA World Cup in Mexico?

In Mexico, there are two OTT platforms with the World Cup streaming rights: Vix+ and Sky Sports Mexico.

For those who don’t know, TelevisaUnivision’s Vix+ is a newly-launched premium streaming service that holds coverage rights for 30+ World Cup games in the Spanish language. Its official Mexican broadcasting partners include Las Estrellas and TUDN.

New Vix+ users can access the streams for free for the first seven days, assuming they add a valid payment method to their accounts. The Vix streaming app is compatible with Android, iOS / iPadOS, Android TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, LG webOS TV, VIZIO Smart TV, and Roku devices. The mobile app also supports Chromecast and AirPlay functionalities.

The rest of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 fixtures are streaming on Sky Sports Mexico. Sky subscribers can use the official Sky mobile app to catch the games live and on-demand on the go. Like Vix+, users must pay a monthly subscription fee to access the event.

How to Stream FIFA World Cup in Mexico with English Commentary?

Televisa, TV Azteca, and Vix+ offers 2022 World Cup coverage only in Spanish. If you instead wish to watch the matches with English commentary in Mexico, you’ll need to get a bit creative. Using a Virtual Private Network or VPN, you can unlock the Qatar World Cup streams on BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, both of which streaming services are usually inaccessible outside the United Kingdom.

Setting up a VPN on a supported device (e.g., Android phones, iPhone, iPad, Android TV box, or Windows/Mac computer) is an effortless process. Simply sign up for a VPN subscription from a trusted provider, then install and log into the VPN client. After that, pick a UK-based server from the list and connect. It’ll mask your actual IP address and change your virtual location, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions.

BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub are free to use, but you’ll need to register for an account. Once you log in, you can enjoy all the match highlights with the familiar commentary of English talents like Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson, Jermaine Jenas, and Martin Keown.

Other free streaming services offering English-language World Cup streams include SBS TV (Australia) and Tubi (United States, on-demand). While you can’t access them from Mexico, connecting to a VPN server corresponding to the service’s region of operation will give you unrestricted access.

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Winding up

This is how you can watch FIFA World Cup in Mexico. We’ve included both traditional and streaming options, but it’s ultimately up to you to decide which one to use. They all are viable options depending on what’s available to you.

If you’re willing to tread outside your comfort zone and put some effort into setting up a VPN, you also have free-to-use alternatives for the World Cup, some of which we’ve already discussed above.

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