Wired published an article on how to watch the World Cup on your PC. Over 750million people watch the World Cup on TV, but the article can be useful in case your TV breaks down, or if you’re stuck behind your desk.
A short piece of the article:
Download a P2P streaming player from the forum Football Streaming Info, which is stuffed full of links to downloads and tips if you get into technical trouble. TvAnts is a front-runner due to its ease of use — a big plus is that the channel menu is mostly in English, unlike many of the other players which seem to be in Chinese.
Once you have a player installed, a clear and detailed schedule of the day’s games and where to view them can be found at BoxtoBox.
Wired also points their readers to BitTorrent. The World Cup matches are posted on several trackers within a few minutes. No real-time streaming, but very useful if you miss a game.
Over at tvRSS you can find some matches in hr.hdtv, and subscribe to the world cup rss feed.
In a previous article I pointed to the article in Wired, with some tips and tricks to watch the world cup online. But it seems that quite a lot of people still have problems watching world cup streams online. Don’t worry, there’s another p2p world cup stream player, and it’s easier to use.
People from the UK can use the BBC streams. The rest of the world should try the TVUplayer.
Tune in to the ESPN2 channel for English commentary, and you’re ready to go.
And yes, some people say it’s illegal…