Published on June 7th, 2014 | by andre0
How-To Stream the 2014 FIFA World Cup Online?
The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks of in Brazil on June 12th and if you live in the UK or Canada you can watch the live feed on the BBC’s or CBC’s FIFA website. If you live in the US you are in luck if you subscribe to cable, but if you are a cable cutter like me, you’re screwed.
Well, not entirely 😉 Here’s how:
Cable providers and news organizations determine where you are located based on the IP address of your computer or mobile device. If your IP address lies within their approved region your content plays, if not, you get a polite message telling you to bugger off, professionally known as ‘geo-fencing.’
It is surprisingly simple to get around geo-fencing by disguising your real IP address. The best way to do that is by using a virtual private network or VPN. Once connected, the VPN provider will assign you an IP address at the location of your choosing, and voila FIFA World Cup starts streaming.
We’ve tested a few providers and it appears that HideMyAss and IPVanish have the fastest connection speeds in those countries. It is easy and cheap to sign up for a HideMyAss subscription here, and for IPVanish through this World Cup Special link that will save you 25% of their regular rate.
Once you have an account and installed their software. start the program, and select a VPN server in the UK (for those who want to use BBC’s iPlayer) or in Canada if you prefer CBC. CBC’s video player offers a cool multi-angle camera feature allowing you to watch the games from six different camera angles. If you love soccer you got to check it out!
If you know anyone who wants to stream the World Cup but can’t, please share this article with them.