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FIFA World Cup most popular downloads

Patrick Devaney


The FIFA World Cup started less than a week ago, but already we’re seeing some major movement in our top downloads. So far we’ve seen 14 matches played, over 30 goals, 44 yellow cards, and a hat-trick from Ronaldo. Here at Softonic, we’ve seen a number of programs fly up our download charts as you’re all searching for ways to watch the action. Below you’ll find a list of all the best programs that’ll help you tune in to this year’s Soccer World Cup.

Top programs for watching the FIFA World Cup

1. Free Live TV

Free Live TV gives you free and legal access to TV channels from all over the world. If you have a high-speed internet connection you should be able to find a stream of the match you’re looking for using Free Live TV.

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2. Ten Sports Live HD

With this app, you’ll be able to watch live TV from a number of different providers including Sky Sports, ESPN, and Fox Sports. You’ll need your subscription credentials to access any premium content, but this app is a great way to put all of your sports subscriptions in one place. It offers quick and high-quality video streaming.

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3. SopCast

SopCast is a peer to peer (P2P) program that allows you to watch free online broadcasts and broadcast your own feeds to the world. There are a number of P2P programs available, but for a long time now SopCast has been one of the internet’s favorites for its effective and reliable streams. Furthermore, the way that P2P works means that the more people who are watching a stream the better it will be. Download SopCast now to get access to World Cup streams and to boost them for other viewers too.

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4. JioTV Live Sports Movies Shows

JioTV offers instant access to both on-demand TV shows and live broadcasts. The free Android app offers you an easy way to watch the most popular live broadcasts both at home and on the go. If you have a subscription too Jio SIM this is an app you need to download now.

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5. Live TV for Windows 10

Live TV is a solid app that has been around for quite some time now. It has a huge catalog of TV channels and programs for you to choose from and even offers live radio stations too. It is the team over at Filmon who are behind the app, so you know that it offers reliable access to over 500 channels in many different languages. If you’re a Filmon subscriber it even allows you to record what you’re watching so that you can watch all the best goals again and again.

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6. Satellite TV from PC

Another incredible program here that will give you access to a plethora of World Cup streams from all the world.  Satellite TV from PC offers access to an incredible 3,000 satellite stations from around the world. The only downside is that it suffers from having a basic interface. It is still definitely worth a look, however, if you want to catch the latest World Cup action.

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7. Free Online TV

Free Online TV is another favorite program of Softonic users. It offers users an extensive database of free TV channels from all over the world. You’ll have to download VLC Media Player to use Free Online TV. This can make it a little complicated to use, and often streams will fail to load properly. There will definitely be something for every World Cup fan here though, it just might take a little longer to find it than it will with other programs.

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VPNs for watching the World Cup

Virtual Private Networks offer users an encrypted conduit to internet servers all over the world. Not only does this mean that it will keep your online data safe, even your Internet Service Provider, won’t be able to see it, it means VPNs can help you access content from all over the world. Softonic users know this and have been downloading VPNs to help them watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup online.

1. Psiphon

Psiphon is easy to install and will give users unlimited access to internet no matter whether there are restrictions placed on the content by governments or corporations. It also keeps the users’ identity secret from prying eyes. Unfortunately, accessing geo-restricted could cause illegal issues for users so we can only recommend the use of VPNs for security purposes.

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2. Hotspot Shield

Hotspot Shield is a favorite program of Softonic expats living all over the world. It allows them to check into their favorite streaming services from the home countries. This means that, technically, if you wanted to do so, you could use it to watch the World Cup coverage from your own country even if you’re traveling abroad.

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