The World Cup has seen some classic matches already with upsets, last second goals, and great performances. We’re still simply in the preliminary stages of group play, but after Thursday, we will get to the final 16 countries in the knockout rounds. You can watch every game live on your iOS device thanks to the WatchESPN app, and the Univision Deportes app, depending on your language preference. Both apps are high quality offerings with easy to find listings of the live matches, and optional live scoring breakdowns, if you can’t watch the games.
The app come with one major caveat, and that is you need to have a cable subscription from a specific set of providers to access the live content. Luckily, WatchESPN covers almost every major provider with Charter, Comcast, Cox, Dish, Time Warner, FIOS, U-Verse, Bright House, Optimum, and Midcontinent. The one omission is DirecTV, luckily though, Univision Deportes connects with all of the same providers, plus DirecTV, so as long as you have a cable subscription, you should be able to watch every game of the World Cup live on your iOS device. Since the ESPN announcers leave a lot to be desired, the Univision offering may even be a better choice, no matter what language you speak. Sadly, there’s no way to tune in without a cable subscription, though the Univision app does broadcast some games for free.