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How to stream the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Portugal

How to stream and watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Portugal

June 9, 2018 By Oscar Rojas
Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. have a legitimate chance of winning the coveted trophy, and here's how fans will be able to follow their quest for greatness.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. are deemed to be one of the favorites to win the FIFA World Cup this season, and their fans at home will be able to follow their antics on the pitch through a variety of options.

There will be three networks broadcasting the competition, although only one of the will have the full 64 games available for Portuguese fans to watch. Whether they choose to follow the competition at home or on the go, these are the alternatives Portuguese fans will have to see A Selecao Das Quinas trying to repeat their success from two years ago, when they shocked the world by winning the 2016 UUEFA Euro title.

World Cup streaming via the official broadcasters


Portugal's public TV network RTP, will get fans closer to the competition in different ways. Aside from their TV coverage, which will feature several former members of the National Team, RTP will provide access to the FIFA World Cup via their website and its online player called RTP Play. All of the games being broadcast by RTP on TV will be available to watch online, whether the user decides to see them live or on-demand. Fans will be treated with two out of three World Cup games played by the Portuguese side in the first round, along with those played by other top-caliber contenders. Added to all of these features, RTP will broadcast the competition in 4K definition.


SportTV is the only Portuguese network to own the entire 64 games of the FIFA World Cup. Aside from their detailed coverage on TV, this network will give fans the chance to stream games via their website after purchasing one of their many premium broadcasting packages. 

World Cup streaming in English

Neither RTP nor SportTV will offer English-spoken content for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on their channels, website or mobile apps.

World Cup streaming in Portuguese language

RTP - The company's website will broadcast 28 games as seen on TV, adding the possibility of watching each and every one of those clashes live or on-demand. Fans will also be able to watch content related to the World Cup, adding stats and live scores for all remaining matches. All games will be available to be watched on 4K technology, improving the user's experience.

SportTV  - The company's website will broadcast all 64 games as seen on TV, including 38 games no other network will broadcast. In order to get access to 4K technology, fans will have to purchase SportTV's most expensive package, but they will also have unlimited access to all of the World Cup content created by this network. Games will be available to watch live or on-demand, and there will be a special channel developed to provide 24-hour content surrounding the Portuguese National Team.

Apps with live World Cup games

RTP Play App - This app, which can be downloaded to any mobile device, will have the option to stream games live and on-demand. All 28 games being broadcast by RTP will be available for mobile devices via this app. 

SportTV App - Football fans in Portugal will have access to this app, whether they own a mobile device with iOS or Android. There, fans will be able to watch the full competition. Unfortunately for those who don't like to pay, this service is not available for every SportTV user, which means that they will have to purchase one of this network's premium packages to enjoy the tournament on their mobile devices. 

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Match Streaming Schedule

Please see below for detailed broadcast listings of all 64 World Cup live match broadcasts across all available official platforms in Portugal.



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