How To Catch Women’s Soccer Championship In 4K
Rabid soccer fans eager to see Team USA FIFA Women’s Soccer pull off another huge victory to become world champions for an incredible fourth time, will be able to catch the action, even in stunning 4K resolution, via streaming services over a media streamer like the Apple TV 4K box, 4K-capable Roku adapters or via compatible 4K Roku TVs.
Of course, the live action of the big final, which begins at 11 a.m. EST Sunday from France, will also be available on many cable and satellite TV services carrying Fox Sports, but cord cutters are getting the chance to enjoy the action with all the trimmings via the internet, as well.
That’s important because surveys have found that almost a quarter of total viewers, led by young viewers, were intending to catch the action this go round via a social media platform.
What’s more, owners of most brands of 4K TVs this year are able to view the action in high-resolution 4K, which is available inside the Fox Sports and Fox Now apps. This year the 4K streams have been available to more compatible 4K TVs, rather than just 4K Hisense TV models, which had an exclusive last time around due to the company’s FIFA sponsorship. The fuboTV live streaming service available on many of the above mentioned devices and TVs has carried all of the tournament action in 4K this year.
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To get the remaining action steamed in 4K, viewers will need to have a Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+, Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Ultra or most 4K Roku TV models running the Roku OS. Apple TV users will need the latest Apple TV 4K device.
Comcast cable customers with the X1 box can tune in the live 4K coverage in both English and Spanish from the Fox and Telemundo broadcasts. The cable MSO has been providing a bilingual X1 interface and voice control, a tournament hub that aggregates all live, on-demand and streaming World Cup programming and highlights, scores, and player profiles. It even provides the ability to restart any match on FS1, FS2 and Universo. The same thing for Fox and Telemundo in some markets.
On satellite services, DirecTV users with a compatible 4K TV and 4K compatible set-top box/thin client can catch the 4K action on channel 105, while Dish subscribers with a Hopper 3 box will be able to catch the action in 4K on its channel 52.
In addition to 4K video, the FOX Sports network is providing 5.1-channel surround sound inside its streaming apps for the first time. Now you can fully immerse yourself in the nail-biting multi-sensory action.
The final stage to glory was set yesterday when the U.S. Women’s Soccer team advanced to the 2019 Women’s Cup Final by defeating England 2-1. They now have the opportunity to hoist high the trophy for a fourth time by defeating the winner of today’s semi-final match (at 3pm EST), pitting the Netherlands against Sweden. That contest is also available via streaming and on other multichannel services carrying Fox Sports.
The 2019 FIFA World’s Cup tournament games have been available to Roku users via FOX, FS1 and FS2. USA fans will now be able to witness the big payoff (or the agony of defeat, which ever prevails).
For the convenience of streaming the action live from Roku the company pointed out that users can also do the following:
- Watch live on the FOX Sports app on the above-mentioned Roku devices with a participating pay TV login.
- Matches airing on Telemundo Deportes require users to login with a participating pay TV login after June 25th.
How to stream the 2019 FIFA World Cup Finals without cable:
- FOX (in select markets), FS1, and FS2 are available on live streaming services DIRECTV NOW, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and YouTube TV, available via subscription on Roku and Apple TV products .
- Matches airing on Telemundo are available in Spanish in the Telemundo Deportes and NBC Sports apps using a login after June 25th.
By Greg Tarr
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