The FIFA Football World Cup 2018 kicks off from today and football fans will be looking forward to watch it live. Airtel and Jio, two of the largest telecom operators in India both have their TV streaming apps and will be broadcasting the football event live. More importantly, the telecast will be free of cost for the users of Airtel and Jio.
To make it even better, Airtel will also broadcast the matches in regional languages apart from just Hindi and English. Along with the live stream, users will also be able to see the full match schedule and other details. Fans can also catch behind the scenes footage and match previews on the same app.
Live sports garners a lot of audience in India. Recently, during the IPL season this year, Hotstar broke the world record of concurrent viewership by having 10.7 million active users during the final match. Thus, telecom operators are highly inclined towards offering live sports event to their users. Since FIFA world cup is the largest football event, a lot of users in India would be interested in watching it live.
To watch the event live, you need to be an Airtel or Jio user. Download the Airtel TV or Jio TV app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and you can then stream the matches live for free.
The Football World Cup is scheduled to conclude on July 15th so all the matches until then will be broadcasted live on Airtel TV and Jio TV. Alternatively, Jio users will also be able to watch the on-going India-Afghanistan test match series without incurring any additional cost.