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Watch Live World Cup 2018 Matches in 'Oculus Venues' for Free

Watch Live World Cup 2018 Matches in 'Oculus Venues' for Free

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Staff Writer

The 2018 World Cup kicks off today, and Oculus has announced that for the first time you’ll be able to watch the action in virtual reality in Oculus Venues for free on both the Oculus Go and Gear VR.

Oculus launched Venues last month, which is an immersive social VR app that allows users to connect with friends and ‘thousands’ of others from around the world to watch live events in virtual reality. Starting this weekend, World Cup fans in the US will be able to livestream select matches courtesy of FOX Sports in Venues.

Check out the 2018 World Cup livestream schedule via Oculus Venues:

  • June 17: Germany vs. Mexico – 8:00 am PT
  • June 20: Portugal vs. Morocco – 5:00 am PT
  • June 22: Brazil vs. Costa Rica – 5:00 am PT
  • June 24: England vs. Panama – 5:00 am PT

According to Oculus, users in other counties will also be able to watch games from the 2018 World Cup through apps of dedicated providers—including BBC Sports VR (UK), DIRECTV Sports VR (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela), ERT VR (Greece), MYTF1 VR (France), SBS | Optus FIFA World Cup VR (Australia), and Telemundo Deportes VR or Fox Sports VR (US). Access the World Cup coverage must be unlocked in your region’s app by authenticating through your pay TV provider.