The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has arrived and if you’re lucky you’ll be watching the opening ceremony from the safety and comfort of home – unless you like sleeping in a shipping container and eating overpriced and unappealing food.
Musicians at the opening ceremony include BTS’ Jungkook and rapper Lil Baby.
Ever since 1954, the World Cup has been one of the biggest events on TV, period – although the opening ceremony has only become a major feature of the broadcast in recent decades. The latter, in Russia, featured a performance by Robbie Williams and a speech by Vladimir Putin. That was pretty controversial, and considered as “more exciting than the opening game.” Qatar, with many controversy all his own should be similar to last year’s host in this regard.
But a new development in global sport is the slow and steady migration of all major TV events from terrestrial and pay TV to streaming services. So here’s how you can tune in:
How to watch the 2022 World Cup opening ceremony on TV
If you’re looking for the English-language broadcast, Fox’s regular terrestrial channel will be showing the ceremony (check your local listings to see where it’s on the dial). If you prefer to listen to Spanish, the terrestrial channel Telemundo will broadcast the ceremony. Telemundo has signaled that the coverage will include context on Qatar’s human rights record during the ceremony itself.
So tune in to Fox on Sunday, November 20 at 9 a.m. ET to watch the ceremony live in English. Or tune into Telemundo on Sunday at 9 a.m. ET to watch in Spanish.
How to Live Stream the 2022 World Cup Opening Ceremony.
If you’re a cord cutter, the easiest way to live stream the ceremony is to stream Fox live for English or Telemundo for Spanish. This can be achieved by subscribing to a live TV streaming service. Here are your options for doing that:
But you can also watch the opening ceremony in Spanish on NBC’s Peacock (opens in a new tab)app, which costs just $4.99 per month.