The 2018 FIFA World Cup is probably the most anticipated sports event in the world. With that in mind, hardcore fans and sports enthusiasts will surely be supporting their favourite team and watch at the hosting event stadiums in 11 different cities in Russia. However, not every fan are fortunate enough to go to Russia and watch the tourney.
Majority of the fans will be watching the World Cup at home. Thus giving this event an eventful of viewers. It is estimated that more than half of the world’s population will be watching the world cup at their homes.
With that in mind, some home viewers would definitely want to enjoy this event. One of the ways to fully enjoy watching this game is by watching or streaming the world cup at home or in your favourite sports hub in Ultra HD resolution or 4K.
If you want to know how to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Ultra HD or 4K, read our step by step guide below.
How to Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Ultra HD 4K?
Right now, the only way to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Ultra HD 4K in U.K. is through BBC iPlayer. BBC One’s World Cup matches will be available in Ultra HD 4K. It will also feature High Dynamic Range (HDR) to further enhance your viewing experience.
BBC will be showing all 33 World Cup matches in total across BBC One, Two and Four. However, only 29 of BBC One’s World Cup matches will be available in Ultra HD 4K via BBC iPlayer.
For you to be able to fully enjoy the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Ultra HD 4K via BBC iPlayer, you must have the following:
- A supported 4K TV (See Full Supported 4K TV List)
- At least a 40Mbit/s or 5MB/s connection
- For the full 3840 pixels Ultra HD, you’ll need at least a 40Mbit/s connection.
- If your connection is 20Mbit/s and above, you’ll automatically opt to 2560 pixel Ultra HD.
- All footage will be shown at 50 frames per second.
- BBC will also use Hybrid Log-Gamma version of HDR for each content.
Now if you are looking to purchase a brand new 4K TV to watch the world cup with, check out our top 4K TVs to watch the 2018 World Cup.
BBC iPlayer 2018 FIFA World Cup Ultra HD 4K Schedule (BBC One)
Friday 15th June
- 1 PM : Egypt v Uruguay (A)
- 7 PM : Portugal v Spain (B)
Saturday 16th June
- 11 AM : France v Australia (C)
- 5 PM : Peru v Denmark (C)
Sunday 17th June
- 4 PM : Germany v Mexico (F)
Monday 18th June
- 4 PM : Belgium v Panama (G)
- 7 PM : Tunisia v England (G)
Tuesday 19th June
- 4 PM : Colombia v Japan (H)
- 7 PM : Russia v Egypt (A)
Wednesday 20th June
- 1 PM : Portugal v Morocco (B)
- 4 PM : Uruguay v Saudi Arabia (A)
Thursday 21th June
- 7 PM : Argentina v Croatia (D)
Friday 22nd June
- 4 PM : Nigeria v Iceland (D)
- 7 PM : Serbia v Switzerland (E)
Saturday 23rd June
- 1 PM : Belgium v Tunisia (G)
Sunday 24th June
- 1 PM : England v Panama (G)
- 4 PM : Japan v Senegal (H)
Monday 25th June
- 7 PM : Spain v Morocco (B)
Tuesday 26th June
- 7 PM : Nigeria v Argentina (D)
Wednesday 27th June
- 3 PM : South Korea v Germany (F)
Thursday 28th June
- 3 PM : Senegal v Colombia (H)
Sunday 1st July
- 3 PM : 1B v 2A (Match 51)
Monday 2nd July
- 3 PM : 1E v 2F (Match 53)
- 7 PM : 1G v 2H (Match 54)
Tuesday 3rd July
- 7 PM : 1H v 2G (Match 56)
Friday 6th July
- 3 PM : Winner 49 v winner 50 (57)
- 7 PM : Winner 53 v winner 54 (58)
Wednesday 11th July
- Winner 59 v winner 60 7pm (BBC One)
Sunday 15th July
- Winners of two semi-finals 4pm (BBC One)
What Cities in Russia host the 2018 FIFA World Cup?
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is hosted in 11 different cities in Russia. The name of these cities are:
- Saint Petersburg
- Nizhny Novgorod
Best 4K TV to Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup
LG C8 OLED Ultra HD 4K Smart TV
- Bluetooth: Y
- Dimensions: 1225 x 705 x 23.1
- Display Type: OLED
- Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160)
- Screen Mirroring: Y