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Univision Ends Free World Cup Streaming

by Jacob Kleinman | July 3, 2014July 3, 2014 7:00 pm PST

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The toughest part of ditching your cable service and subsisting entirely on Internet-based services like Netflix and Hulu is finding a way to watch live sports. For the first few rounds of World Cup action Univision offered a solution with free streaming for every game, but tomorrow the company is pulling its generous offer.

In a statement to Engadget, Univision said it never meant to offer free streaming for the entire World Cup. Instead, the company wanted to provide soccer fans around the world a taste of the action and a chance to try out the Univision Deportes app. Moving forward into the quarter finals on Friday, you’ll need to login through your cable provider to use the service.

It’s been a rough few weeks for cord-cutters following the Supreme Court’s ruling against Aereo. The TV-streaming service has been suspended but the company says it’s still fighting back. For now, however, anyone without a cable subscription is out of luck when it comes to legally streaming the rest of the World Cup.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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