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DishWorld FAQ: Streaming HD-Quality Soccer Games to Your Computer, Phone and Tablet

dishworld soccer DishWorld FAQ: Streaming HD Quality Soccer Games to Your Computer, Phone and Tablet

During the past several weeks, we’ve received a lot of questions about DishWorld, so instead of continuing to reply to each comment or e-mail individually, we thought it’d be more helpful to everyone to answer your questions in this public post.

First, the basics. What is DishWorld?

DishWorld is an online streaming service that broadcasts a variety of channels to your computer, tablet or smartphone. Whatever is being shown on the TV channel is the same thing you’ll see on DishWorld. The DishWorld service offers (depending on which package you sign up for) 100′s of channels.

For soccer fans, the Sports package is particularly beneficial, offering you live streaming of beIN SPORT, beIN SPORT Espanol and One World Sports, among other channels. With beIN SPORT and beIN SPORT Espanol on DishWorld, you’ll have access to La Liga, Serie A, Ligue Un, Capital One Cup and leagues including the Championship and Russian Premier League. One World Sports offers Arsenal TV, Chelsea TV, Bayern Munich TV and the J-League.

For TV schedules of La Liga, Serie A, Ligue Un, the Championship and Russian Premier League, visit our soccer TV schedule page.

Is it legal?

Absolutely. It’s part of the same company as Dish Network. But note that you don’t need a subscription to Dish, the satellite TV network. And if you do subscribe to Dish, DishWorld is not given for free to its satellite TV subscribers.

Is it available worldwide?

It’s only for US residents.

How much does it cost?

Just $10/month. There’s no contract, and no commitment is required. It’s on a pay-as-you-go model. Sign up to DishWorld for $10/month.

Who is DishWorld best for?

If you’re a soccer fan who doesn’t have access to beIN SPORT via your TV provider, or you’re a cord cutter, DishWorld is ideal for you. Or if you’re an Arsenal or Chelsea fan and you want to watch programs from your official club, DishWorld’s streaming of One World Sports (that shows Arsenal TV and Chelsea TV) is perfect.

Does DishWorld show beIN SPORT Play?

Not at this time. beIN SPORT Play is the online site where beIN SPORT sometimes shows overflow programming that it doesn’t have room to put on beIN SPORT or beIN SPORT Espanol. But DishWorld does not provide you with access to the beIN SPORT Play service.

Do you have to subscribe to one of DishWorld’s foreign-language services to get the Sports package?

No. DishWorld does offer foreign-language programming (Arabic, Hindu, Chinese, etc), but you don’t need to subscribe to those services to get beIN SPORT, beIN SPORT Espanol and One World Sports. You can subscribe directly to the Sports package for $10/month.

Do I have to watch the games live on DishWorld, or can I record them if I’m away from my computer/tablet/smartphone?

You can go back through the programming available on DishWorld for the previous 8 days to watch any of the shows or games again. No recording is needed.

If you join a game in progress, you’ll be prompted with a selection to choose whether to watch the program from the beginning or to watch it live.

What devices is DishWorld available on? 

DishWorld runs on PCs and Macs, as well as Roku, Android smartphones and tablets, and on iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads.

Does DishWorld support Google Chromecast?

Not at this time.

What are the quality of the DishWorld streams like?

beIN SPORT is a HD stream. The quality has been fantastic with no buffering. Read our DishWorld product review for more information. A HD stream of One World Sports will be available in the future.

What if I have a question that isn’t answered above or in the DishWorld product review

Feel free to post your question in the comments section below and we’ll do our best to answer your question(s).

How do I sign up for DishWorld?

Sign up to DishWorld for $10/month. Set-up takes just minutes. For more details about subscribing and to see our step-by-step instructions on how to get started with DishWorld, read our DishWorld product review.

Listen to our interview with DishWorld to learn more about the service.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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