With just over a day to go, the 20th FIFA World Cup Finals are ready to kick off in Brazil and amaze the world for a whole month to decide which country is the best at the precious game of football.
With 32 countries being represented and fans in every country all over the world it is no surprise that some people might have problems with accessing all the content that their hearts desire. And with a number of new technologies introduced into the game including Goal Line Technologies and various controversies surrounding the event even non-football fans will be interested in finding out how the games are progressing.
Luckily here at BestVPN we have the perfect solution for you. Since events like this are what make TV providers their big bucks in the age of the internet, it is very hard to find a good streaming service and especially one that is free. Luckily CBC, BBC and SBS (Canada, UK and Austriala) are all hosting it live and free online with English commentary. So to choose our top 5 we wanted it to have servers in at least two of these countries and have solid and reputable speeds.
Note: This is a very gray area legally. BestVPN is not recommending you break the law and watch football illegally.
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Winner – ExpressVPN
Positives: great speeds and servers, great applications
Negatives: expensive, US based
ExpressVPN is a provider that is well established in the business meaning it has fantastic speeds, security and support. They also provide you with applications for all major platforms and easy to follow set up guides.
We personally use them for streaming video and they are absolutely great. Admittedly they are not the cheapest service but for your money you get your fair share of speed and service. You also get 2 simultaneous connection included in the price.
Positives: well established, intuitive software, fast speeds
Negatives: keeps logs
Part of the “Golden Frog” internet freedom consortium VyprVPN is definitely one of the best services out there. It has servers in all the countries where the world cup will be streamed for free giving you unrestricted access and they match this with fantastic speeds. They run all their own networks and have fantastic software so it is a bit unfortunate so it is a bit of a shame they keep logs but being based in Switzerland we do not think this is a problem.
They are not the cheapest company out there but luckily they provide a 3 day no risk free trial so you can see that they are really as good as we say.
Positives: no logs, has a free service, one month trial
Negatives: doesn’t accept BitCoins
CyberGhost is a Romanian country which even though is EU the DRD laws are not applied uniformly. They also have a large presence in Germany.
Their premium service (which is recommended for streaming) is in the middle price category but with plenty of server they provide good speeds and have plenty of security to protect their users.
Positives: great software, lot of servers
Negatives: UK based
HMA is a household name in the VPN business and this is not a big surprise. They have a great clients available for all platforms and decent speeds. They provide a good value for money service and even provide a 30 day money back guarantee.
Unfortunately they are based in the UK and have had some problems in the past but in this scenario this is an advantage as they have plenty of UK servers to help you stream the FIFA World Cup.
Positives: no logs, cheap, fast, up to 3 simultaneous connections
Negatives: no free trial, us based
Being based in the US is slightly annoying and means we do not fully trust their no logging policy however they provide a great service especially for the extremely cheap price.
They showed to have the fastest connections speeds in one of our tests and have plenty of servers that you can connect to. They also have a very secure encryption and software that includes some nifty features such as leak protection and a kill switch.
Overall there are a large number of services out there that can help you watch the glorious game of football – some free and some not. If you want the best quality and lag free service then we recommend you sign up to a professional VPN service. Take a look at our summary below and read our review to find out which one would suit you the best.