I wanted to know if anyone has any idea on how I can watch the live world cup matches in my TV without having to buy any cable service? I have a cox cable starter pack which doesn't include any good sports channels like FS1 , FOX etc (I'll have to pay extra for those and I don't want to). Any suggestions ?
Sling Blue will have only 32 matches... That is what Sling customer service told me. As per them, FS1 is only going to broadcast World cup matches live and it is going to broadcast 32 matches live. Rest 32 matches, you have to tune to your local fox sports channel which you can get via antenna. And it is free of cost.
There is another package in Sling tv which broadcasts all 64 matches live (Commentary NOT in English though), and it costs you just $9.99 plus applicable tax. It is Sling World Sports package.
Note: The information is based on my telephonic conversation with Sling TV customer service.
Dude, FOX is over-the-air channel (broadcast television) that you get for free just like NBC, ABC and CBS. It should come with any basic cable BOX, if not, which I highly doubt it, get a digital antenna and you will get all over-the-air channels for free(of course, not all; it will depend on the position of antenna and how far you are from the TV stations). Anyway, FOX will broadcast 38 games live out of 64. Rest 26 games can be watched on FS1 and other content providers like Fubo, Sling Blue, Direct Now. But, if you are in the market where they have Telemundo then you will be able to watch the remaining games, most likely in Spanish. So brush-up your Spanish now if you want to understand the commentary apart from the GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL.....lol Hoping for a great WC2018....Cheers!!
You can check whether FOX (or some other over the air channel) is available in your area here:
There are $10-$20 or more HDTV antennas that can be installed near the TV, attic, outside (and connect to cable TV inlet for your home). Power is needed to connect the booster if you live too far from the tower.