World Cup final on iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mickeyp49, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. mickeyp49 macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2010
    Tomorrow is the World Cup final and unfortunately I will be traveling, so is there any way I could watch the world cup on my iPhone ( I can't jailbreak it and use mywi to watch it on my laptop because it is an iPhone 4). I also have a dvd player in my car, so is there any way I could hook up a tv antenna or something.

    Please help I don't want to miss the world cup.
  2. Romanesq macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2003
    that's hard

    I only know of handling that and not sure about cost or if it's live, but I think it will be.

    It does appear live but the system requirements won't allow you to view it on your iPhone 4. Sorry.
  3. jds17j macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2009
    #3 works if you have a UK VPN or proxy. Search google for UK VPN and you'll find free and paid options. MobiTV iPhone app has the games streaming as well, but it is a paid service...
  4. fishmoose macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2008
    Leo Laporte was using some app to stream the WC you had to pay though but it's probably worth it. Check out the latest MacBreak Weekly I think it was on that.
  5. andybno1 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    #5 has an app I've seen people streaming games on there aswel as ustream
  6. DMC0921 macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2010
    Fernley, NV
    Not sure about watching - but if you get the ESPN Radio app you should be able to at least listen to it. Might not be the answer you want but it's better than nothing I guess:)
  7. mytakeontech macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2010
  8. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    If you just need to check on the state of the game and don't mind an awful frame rate (e.g. 2 frames per second), you can stream the game to your computer (I'm sure a number of sites will be streaming the game), and then use LogMeIn or other remote desktop software to connect to it from your phone.
  9. JCCL macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2010
    I have caught some games using the app. However, you will have to look around for a stable feed.
  10. detroit1 macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    theres always an abc stream in the tvuplayer app. i dont remember if its free or not though
  11. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2008
    Shame you're not in the UK, TVCatchup would have worked for you.
  12. Sixpack446 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    Go to on your iPhone. They will definitely have it on there. They have every major sporting event as well as movies and tv shows. I watched ufc 116 on there live and for free. It also streams beautifully over 3G. Check it out.
  13. inlvnv macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2010
    If you have access to espn3 at home or have cable tv hooked to tv tuner card in your home pc,
  14. koilvr macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2010
    Knoxville, TN
    Get Sling or HAVA and hook it up to your SAT/Cable box and you can see anything from your TV at home. NO MONTHLY FEES just a 1 time price for the Hardware. I have both.
  15. Maaz macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2010
    Omg dude thanks. I am watching the game on it right now. Such good quality too!
  16. Mercury macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2003
    Just so everyone knows, ESPN3 will not be streaming the final. They will show the replay online afterwards, but if you want to watch it live you have to use a TV or another stream.

    I've had difficulty finding streams on ustream. seems to work OK and I'll try the veetle site.
  17. Sixpack446 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    The veetle site will definitely work. The channel will pop up around game time. I watched today's game on there.
  18. Nikos macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2008
    New York
    If there is enough demand, I can stream it on

    There's an app for that.
  19. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
  20. Excluse macrumors member

    May 18, 2010
    Watching a Top Gear episode on right now. I suppose it doesn't count as a stream? Not a single hiccup but I guess it's a recording.
  21. Fant macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2009
    Seems like they could have easily released a $4.99 world cup app that lets you watch world cup live nothing else and many people would have bought it ..
  22. magpie maniac macrumors 6502

    magpie maniac

    Aug 24, 2007
    ^^^ Completely agree. The MobiTV app is great. You'll be able to watch a reliable feed live with it. It's subscription-based, but an entire month of viewing is only $9.99. Six months is only $7.50 per month.

    Also, ESPN's World Cup app is pretty good if you want match updates and "moment after each play happens" video highlights. To access the video portion of the app, there's a one-time $7.99 fee.

    I find that the Justin.TV feeds just aren't reliable enough to bother. Since they're pirated, they're constantly getting shut down mid-match.

    Go Oranje!
  23. Rubey81 macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2009
    #23 best site for watching big games in most likely the best quality.

    Channel will pop up around game time. They put up the top/most popular channels on their iPhone/iPad site.

    Just go to in safari.
  24. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008
    Perhaps the CloudBrowse app might allow you to run a website that streams the game live?

    CloudBrowse is basically a Firefox instance running on a server someplace. It streams the Firefox window to your iPhone. So, in theory, any website viewed on a desktop computer via Firefox can be seen on your iPhone. However, some sites such as Hulu recognize CloudBrowse as an anonymous proxy and block their content from it. Bummer, that.

    But, it's worth a try. The app is free.
  25. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008
    Whoa, based on several comments here, I just tried on my 3G. Despite my phone being practically an antique by now, the video streamed flawlessly. (No closed-captions, though, grrr.)

    That site seems like a real find. Bookmarking!

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