I had earlier published how you can watch the Russia 2018 World Cup online free. The post is helpful when you couldn’t be in front of the TV at home or office; you would be able to catch up all the Word Cup matches through your computer, phone, and tablet.
Now, if you want to experience being in the stadium in Russia, watching the World Cup in Virtual Reality would deliver you that experience. So, this post would show you how to watch the World Cup in Virtual Reality – and cheer as if you are one of the people inside the stadium watching live matches.
How to Watch World Cup 2018 in Virtual Reality
- Through BBC SportsVR 2018 FIFA World Cup app
BBC is one of the channels have the exclusive right to broadcast the World. Aside from its iPlayer that allows people to stream the World cup online free, the giant multimedia channel has a dedicated VR app for streaming the World Cup in virtual reality.
The name of the app is BBC Sports VR 2018 FIFA World Cup app, and with this app, you experience seeing the World Cup matching as if you are inside the stadium in Russia.
The interesting thing is that the app is available for Android, iOS, Oculus, PlayStation VR and Gear VR. All the 2018 World Cup matches can be viewed in VR through the app for free; however, the offer is limited, and the app, as the BBC’s iPlayer, is geo-restricted.
According to BBC Sports, the BBC Sports VR 2018 FIFA World Cup app would only allow a limited number of people to see the World Cup in VR; as for the geo-restriction, people living outside of the UK are blocked from using the app.
Note, however, that the BBC Sports VR 2018 FIFA World Cup app doesn’t support Daydream.
- Through Oculus Venues
If you use Oculus and Gear VR, there is another way you can watch World Cup 2018 in VR. It is through the Oculus Venues. The app would be showing some World Cup matches that you can watch for free. In Oculus Venues, you can choose to watch in solo mode, which is only you having a feeling of being in the stadium watching the World Cup.
At the same time, you can watch the World Cup in VR through Oculus Venues with other sports fan – this gives you a feeling of being among the audience in the stadium.
The World Cup matches that will be streaming live in virtual reality through Oculus Venues include Germany-Mexico on June 17, Portugal-Morocco on June 20, Brazil-Costa Rica on June 22, and England-Panama on June 24.
Find out about Oculus Venues here. Enjoy the World Cup in VR!