Fans of higher resolution TV will have the opportunity to watch the World Cup in 4K. This only applies to viewers that have the hardware and TV compatible with 4K broadcasts. However, if that applies, fans can watch the entire tournament in the upgraded quality.
4K delivers a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels or 8.3 megapixels in total. Essentially, this makes for a clearer and sharper TV image for viewers.
Here in the United States, FOX Sports currently holds the English-language broadcast rights for the 2022 World Cup. This means that all 64 games of the competition will air either on local FOX stations or FS1, the company’s main sports channel. Every match of the tournament will be available in 4K.
Watch the World Cup in 4K
Viewers can gain access to FS1 via traditional cable and satellite companies, or through streaming platforms. Services such as YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and Sling (Blue) all currently offer FS1 in their streaming lineup; however fuboTV could be the best option for many soccer fans. FuboTV also has channels that carry the Premier League, Ligue 1, Super Lig, Euros, Gold Cup, and more. Plans for the streaming service start at $69.99 per month.
Along with live matches on FOX and FS1, the company’s over-the-top content platform Tubi will also stream all 64 World Cup games on-demand. Games on Tubi will be available in 4K as well.
For those viewers that have 8K televisions here in the United States, unfortunately this format will not be an option for these World Cup games. Instead, the stream quality will be broadcasted in 4K quality.
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The World Cup is set to start on November 20th, as hosts Qatar face Ecuador. The USMNT begin their tournament with a tough matchup against Wales the following day. Along with Wales, the USMNT will also play powerhouse England and Iran in the group stage of the tournament.
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