How to Watch the FIFA World Cup in Thailand

The FIFA World Cup is only some moments away. The first match will take place on November 20 between Qatar and Ecuador. All the football fans are bursting with excitement.

There is finally good news for Thais. People from Thailand can watch all the matches live for free on Television. Earlier, there were some rumors regarding the failure of getting a broadcast license as the Thai Govt. was not ready to pay 1.6 Billion Baht. However, in the last-minute meeting, the deal was signed.

So, if you are wondering how to watch the FIFA World Cup in Thailand, you are reading the right article.

TV Channels
  • True4U
  • T Sports 7
  • Channel (3,5,7,9)
  • NBT, 
  • TPBS, 
  • Thairath TV, 
  • Amarin TV, 
  • Mono 29, 
  • PPTV 36, 
  • GMM 25, 
  • Nation TV, 
  • ONE 31, 
  • and JKN18
For online streaming
For mobile Live Streaming

How to Watch the FIFA World Cup in Thailand For Free On Television

The Thai Government has announced some good news for the fans at the last moment. They have finally signed a license contract to telecast all the matches of the World Cup. 

Earlier, Thailand could not purchase telecast rights which was 1.6 Billion baht. Many thought that the people of Thailand would miss the live-action of tournament. But today, the deal was finally signed.

People were upset when Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwa said that only a handful of matches would be shown in Thailand. But finally, the good news has come.

17 TV channels will broadcast the matches in rotation. That means no single channel has the right to telecast all the matches. The license was so costly that 17 channels had to come forward to meet the rate.

The final TV schedule has not been decided yet. It has been confirmed that the kick-off match will be telecast on True4U. A full schedule will be published soon. 

How to Watch the World Cup Via Online Streaming in Thailand

Though TV channels will broadcast the World Cup live, there is a problem. To enjoy the full tournament, you need access to 17 channels. Maybe you do not have one or two channels available in your area. That will be a problem.

Online streaming solves this problem for you. You can watch all the matches via BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub.

BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer offers 33 of the 64 matches for free of cost in 4K HDR resolution. That is great news for football fans. Though BBC iPlayer is not available in Thailand, you can use VPNs to access it. 


To enjoy all the World Cup matches, you need ITV Hub along with BBC iPlayer. BBC and ITV have taken broadcast rights to telecast alternatively. ITV also offers a free-of-cost World Cup broadcast, but it will show you some ads during the matches.

How to Watch on Your Mobile

The good news is that you can also enjoy the World Cup on your phone. This way, you don’t have to rely on electricity. Sadly, there are no local streaming platforms to telecast the World Cup in Thailand. Nonetheless, you can still enjoy the world cup matches by using VPNs.

BBC iPlayer app

BBC iPlayer mobile app is available for both Android and Apple. You can enjoy the free service on mobile too. But some devices may not be compatible with the app as it telecasts in high resolution.


ITVX is a mobile app owned by ITV. The TV network is releasing the mobile app, especially for the World Cup. You can expect the app to be more compatible with most mobile devices. You can also watch the matches live without buffering by using a premium VPN.


JioCinema has declared free streaming of all the World Cup matches in India. You, too, can access the app from Thailand. Since JioCinema focuses on the Indian audience, it is compatible with most mobile devices. It does not offer 4K quality video but ensures a buffer-free experience.

Use VPN for Live Streaming

There are many streaming platforms where you can enjoy the World Cup. Unfortunately, they do not offer global service. Therefore, you need to use VPN to enjoy the services. Here are 2 VPN suggestions for you:

1. ExpressVPN

ExpressVPn offers the fastest internet streaming speed in Thailand. You can use it on Android, Windows, or Apple mobile. It has a good number of servers as well. 

2. Cyberghost

Cyberghost offers you unlimited bandwidth so that you can stay connected all day. Your data remains safe with Cyberghost as it offers public Wi-FI and hotspot protection. Besides, the VPN offers you 45 days money return opportunity in case you don’t enjoy their service.

Enjoy Buffer-free World Cup Streaming

Territory TV Network
Albania RTSH
Argentina TyC Sports
Armenia AMPTV
Australia SBS
Austria ORF
Azerbaijan İTV
Belarus Belteleradio
Belgium RTBF and VRT
Bolivia Red Uno and Unitel
Bosnia and Herzegovina BHRT
Bulgaria BNT and Nova
Brazil TV Globo
Brunei Kristal-Astro
Cambodia TVK
Canada Bell Media (TSN)
Caribbean SportsMax
Cayman Islands Logic
Central Asia Saran Media
China CCTVMigu
Colombia Caracol Televisión and RCN Televisión
Costa Rica Teletica
Croatia HRT
Curaçao TV Direct 13
Cyprus CyBC
Czech Republic ČT
Denmark DR and TV 2
Ecuador Teleamazonas
El Salvador TCS
Estonia ERR
Europe EBU
France TF1 and beIN Sports
Finland YleMTV3
Georgia GPB
Germany ARD, ZDF, and Deutsche Telekom
Greece ANT1
Guatemala TV Azteca and Tigo Sports
Honduras Televicentro
Hungary MTVA
Iceland RÚV
Indian subcontinent Viacom18
Indonesia Klikdaily and Emtek
Bangladesh T Sports
Ireland RTÉ
Israel IPBC
Italy RAI
Japan Dentsu Inc.
Kazakhstan Kazakh TV
Kosovo RTK
Latin America Vrio Corp.
Latvia LTV
Liechtenstein SRG SSR
Lithuania LRT
Macau TDM
Malaysia Astro
Malta PBS
MENA beIN Sports
Mexico Televisa
Moldova TRM
Montenegro RTCG
Netherlands NOS
New Zealand Sky
North Macedonia MRT
Norway NRK and TV 2
Panama RPC and TVN
Paraguay TyC Sports and Tigo Sports
Peru Latina Televisión
Poland TVP
Portugal RTP
Romania TVR
Russia Channel One, Match TV, and VGTRK
Serbia RTS
Slovakia RTVS
Slovenia RTV
South Korea SBS, KBS, and MBC
Spain Mediapro and RTVE
Sub-Saharan Africa SuperSport
Suriname SCCN
Sweden SVT and TV4
Switzerland SRG SSR
Taiwan ELTA
Turkey TRT
Ukraine Suspilne
United Kingdom BBC and ITV
United States Fox Sports and Telemundo
Uruguay ANTEL, TeleDoce, and Canal
Venezuela Televen


Where Can I Stream the FIFA World Cup?

You can watch all the matches from the FIFA World Cup live on BBC iPlayer (UK), ServusTV (Austria), Fox (US), and TSN (Canada). There are different broadcasters for the FIFA World Cup Qatar in different countries.

Can I Watch the FIFA World Cup For Free?

You can watch all your favorite matches from the tournament on BBC iPlayer for free. However, it comes with geo-restrictions and can only be accessed inside the UK. However, you can still watch the FIFA World Cup live on BBC iPlayer from anywhere by connecting to a UK server via ExpressVPN.

How Can I Watch the FIFA World Cup Qatar on Mobile For Free?

You can watch the FIFA World Cup on mobile without paying a penny by downloading the BBC iPlayer app. The streaming service has the official broadcasting rights for the tournament and will be streaming all matches for free.


The FIFA World Cup is a world festival for football fans. People from all over the world are connected through it. And we want you not to miss any updates from the tournament. Following the above guideline, you can watch all the matches in Thailand. All the best.

Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports and Surprise Movies.


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