The RWC 2019 is getting closer, and we cannot wait to watch all the games and cheer for our favorites. If you also want to watch the Rugby World Cup online, we can give you all the pointers you need to get things going.
It will be the ninth event of this kind, and it will take place in Japan starting from September 20th, and it will run through to November 2nd. The teams participating in the Rugby World Cup come from Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Namibia, New Zealand, Russia, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, Tonga, United States, Uruguay, and Wales.
If you’re hoping to watch the event live you will be able to enjoy it on NBC Sports with various matches also available on NBC, as well as on TUDN, UniMas, and Univision for various matches. Let’s see how you can watch this event online.
How to Watch the Rugby World Cup Online?
Watching content online is pretty easy to do nowadays, and it has become quite easy to watch anything you want. The problem comes when you want to travel abroad, and you no longer get to take the platforms you enjoy with you due to licensing deals. If that’s the situation with you, you can connect to a VPN and change your IP address so you appear to be in the United States and have access to the platforms you pay for. We’re going to guide you for the whole process.
- The first thing you need to do is to pick a VPN. We’ve reviewed dozens of these tools in the past few years, and we can recommend you go with ExpressVPN, which is one of the best on the market. Visit ExpressVPN’s website and subscribe to the service in a few easy steps.
- Then you need to download the app that was made for your device and install it. Launch the app and log into your account.
- Look for a server that is located within the United States so you can connect to it. There are a few dozens so you should find it easy to pick one.
- When the connection is established, you can load the live TV platform that you chose to watch the Rugby World Cup on, such as fuboTV. Make sure to tune in at the right time, and you get to watch all the games you want.
How to Watch the Rugby World Cup Without Cable?
For many years now, live TV platforms have become an alternative for people who want to enjoy watching TV with a lot more freedom. These platforms are cheaper than regular cable contracts, and since they operate online there are no contracts to hold you down for any amount of time if you want to unsubscribe. Furthermore, you can simply use your smartphone to watch any sports events or TV, as well as any shows you may want to enjoy. Let’s see which services can help you out.
|Bundles||fubo ($54.99/mo) + Family ($59.99/mo), Family Deluxe ($64.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo) promo packs.|
|Customization||Channel Bundles - fubo Cycling ($11.99/mo), International Sports Plus ($5.99/mo), Sports Plus ($8.99/mo), Adventure Plus ($4.99/mo), NBA League Pass ($28.99/mo), Portuguese Plus ($14.99/mo), Latino Plus ($7.99/mo), fubo Extra ($5.99/mo) Premium Networks - Showtime ($10.99/mo), AMC Premiere ($4.99/mo), FX Plus ($5.99/mo), RAI Italia ($7.99/mo)|
|Device support||Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, Android, Chromecast, web browser|
|DVR||30 hours, unlimited time storage, expandable to 500 hours via extra feature ($9.99/mo)|
|Free trial||Yes, 7 days|
We’re kicking off our list with fuboTV, which is a service that we enjoyed quite a bit and it offers dozen sports TV channels. There is a single bundle here that you can get, but there are plenty of premium networks and channel packs that you can add. In the main bundle on fuboTV, you will find NBC Sports Network, as well as TUDN, UniMas, and Univision.
2. Sling TV
|Bundles||Sling Orange ($25/mo), Sling Blue ($25/mo), Sling Orange + Blue ($40/mo)|
Channel bundles - Comedy ($5/mo), Espanol ($5/mo), Heartland ($5/mo), Hollywood ($5/mo), Lifestyle ($5/mo), News ($5/mo), Kids ($5/mo), Sports ($5/mo with Orange, $10/mo with Blue or Orange + Blue), Kids + Comedy + News + Lifestyle ($10/mo)
Premium Channels - Showtime ($10/mo), STARZ ($9/mo), EPIX ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Here TV ($8/mo), Grokker ($7/mo), Stingray Karaoke ($7/mo), UP Faith & Family ($5/mo), Pantaya ($6/mo), CineFest ($5/mo), Hopster ($5/mo), Comedy Dynamics ($5/mo), Dove Channel ($5/mo), DogTV ($5/mo), CONtv ($5/mo), Docurama ($5/mo), Outside TV Features ($5/mo)
NBA- League Pass ($29/mo), Team Pass ($18/mo)
|Device support||Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, AirTV Player, Xiaomi, LG Smart TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, Fire tablets, Xbox One, Chrome web browser|
|DVR||Up to 50 hours, unlimited storage time. Expandable by another 50 hours with extra feature|
|Free trial||Yes, 7 days|
The list continues with Sling TV, which is a service that comes with three bundles. These are called Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue, but you will only need the Blue or Orange + Blue bundle because that’s where you’re going to find NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network. Unfortunately, there is no trace of Univision, UniMas, or TUDN. If you go with the Blue bundle you will be able to watch TV on up to three devices at once, while the Orange + Blue bundle brings the possibility to watch on up to four devices at once. You can also add loads of channel packs to your subscription, as well as plenty of premium networks.
|Bundles||A single bundle - Hulu with Live TV - $44.99 per month|
Premium channels - HBO ($14.99/mo), Showtime ($10.99/mo), Cinemax ($9.99/mo), STARZ ($8.99/mo)
Channel Packs - Entertainment ($7.99/mo), Espanol ($4.99/mo)
|Device support||iOS, Android, FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, browsers|
|DVR||50 Hours Cloud DVR by default, Enhanced Cloud DVR - 200 Hours ($14.99/mo)|
|Free trial||Yes, 7 days|
We also have Hulu on our list, which is a single bundle platform that comes with some great features. The subscription price gets you access to dozens of channels, as well as the entire video-on-demand library that. Among the channels that are present in this single bundle, you will find NBC Sports Network so you can watch some of the Rugby World Cup games. If you want to customize your plan, it’s possible to add only a couple of channel packs, but also some premium networks, including HBO and Showtime.
4. YouTube TV
|Bundles||A single bundle - $49.99 per month ($54.99 if billed through Apple)|
|Customization||Premium channels - AMC Premiere ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($15/mo), Showtime ($7/mo), Starz ($9/mo), Shudder ($5/mo), Sundance Now ($7/mo), NBA League Pass ($40/mo or $124/year), EPIX ($6/mo)|
|Device support||Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, Samsung and LG Smart TVs, iOS, Android|
|DVR||Unlimited storage space, recordings saved for 9 months|
|Free trial||Yes, 7 days|
Our list continues with YouTube TV, which is a great platform. Subscribers get to enjoy unlimited Cloud DVR storage space, which is pretty great. On this platform, you will find NBC Sports so you can watch plenty of games from the Rugby World Cup. No other channels on the broadcast list made it on YouTube TV. There are no channel packs to add on this platform, but there are a few premium networks that you might want to consider.
5. DirecTV Now
|Bundles||Plus ($50/mo) and Max ($70/mo) Other Packages - Entertainment ($93/mo), Choice ($110/mo), Xtra ($124/mo), Ultimate ($135/mo), and Optimo Mas ($86/mo)|
|Customization||Channel packs - DirecTV Now Deportes ($5/mo) and DirecTV Now Espanol ($15/mo) Premium Networks - HBO (included with Plus and Max), Cinemax ($11/mo or included with Max), Showtime ($11/mo), STARZ ($11/mo) International Bundles - Vietnamese ($20/mo), Brazilian ($30/mo), Korean ($30/mo)|
|Device support||Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, browsers|
|DVR||Up to 20 hours, 30 days limit, no expansions|
|Free trial||Yes, 7 days|
We continue our list with DirecTV Now, which is a highly versatile option. There are seven bundles that you can choose from here, starting with Plus and Max, which were added this year, and continuing with Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, Ultimate and Optimo Mas, have been around for a long time, but they were given a new price this year. You will find that NBC Sports Network is available in all seven bundles, but Univision is only present in the older bundles, just like UniMas which is actually missing from the Entertainment bundle. You can add a couple of packs that feature Spanish channels, as well as plenty of packs featuring International channels. You will also find quite a few premium networks if you want to add some of those as well.
6. PlayStation Vue
|Bundles||Access ($49.99/mo), Core ($54.99/mo), Elite ($64.99/mo), Ultra ($84.99/mo)|
|Customization||Channel bundles - Sports Pack ($10/mo), Espanol Pack ($4.99/mo, $3.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Premium channels - HBO ($15/mo, or included in Ultra), Showtime ($10.99/mo, $8.99/mo with PlayStation Plus, or included in Ultra), FX+ ($5.99/mo), Epix ($3.99/mo, $2.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Cinemax ($15/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($14.99/mo or $12.99 with PlayStation Plus), Hi-YAH! ($2.99/mo or $1.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Bundles - HBO + Cinemax ($21.99/mo or $19.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Epix Hits + Showtime ($13.99/mo or $11.49/mo with PlayStation Plus)|
|Device support||Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Roku, PS3, PS4, browser|
|DVR||Up to 500 programs, 28 days limit|
|Free trial||Yes, 5 days|
We also have PlayStation Vue on our list, which is one of our favorite platforms that offers enough Cloud DVR storage space for 500 programs and five simultaneous streams. There are four bundles present on this platform, namely Access, Core, Elite, and Ultra. NBC Sports Network is present in all these bundles, while NBC Sports is tucked away in the Sports pack which will cost you an additional $10 per month. There are only two extra channel packs that you can add here, as well as several premium networks.
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