The USA vs Belgium game time is in the middle of the workday for millions and at the tail end for the East Coast, which means many fans who want to watch the USA vs Belgium 2014 match up live will need to rely on WatchESPN or other apps or live with watching the USA vs Belgium highlights after work.
Here’ a look at what to expect and where to look if WatchESPN fails during the USA vs Belgium 2014 match.
During the last USA World Cup 2014 match many users could not access the live stream on WatchESPN. Like the last match, the USA vs Belgium game time will push users to rely on apps to watch the game live. Despite taking place in the middle of the day, ESPN reported nearly 11 million people tuning in to see the USA World Cup 2014 match live.
On July 1st the USA vs Belgium game time is 4PM Eastern, 1PM Pacific. This means long lunches are out of the question, and users will need to find a TV at work, head to a local bar or use an app to watch the USA vs Belgium live stream. With millions tuning in this could lead to difficulties for WatchESPN and mobile viewers.
Gotta Be Mobile publisher Xavier Lanier could not watch the USA vs Germany match on WatchESPN, and he was not alone. Many users chimed in on Twitter with complaints that the service was down. According to ESPN 1.7 million people were streaming the game at once. Bill Hofheimer of ESPN chimed in to let users know that there were “Minor issues at start. Internet never tested like this for sports event.”
With another work day match thanks to time zone differences the USA vs Belgium game time could push WatchESPN to a new record, and could mean more issues that prevent users from watching the USA vs Belgium 2014 match on the iPad, iPhone, Android or computer.
At least one fan is already hoping that users will find a TV to watch the USA vs Belgium, so that the Watch ESPN app will not go down this time around.
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The USA vs Belgium game starts at 4PM Eastern in Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador. ESPN will air the game on TV, which means almost anyone with a subscription to cable or satellite can watch on a TV. Comcast, Time Warner and other companies include free WatchESPN access that allows subscribers to log to see a USA vs Belgium live stream. DirecTV is not a partner in this app, so subscribers there need to look elsewhere.
If the USA vs Belgium game time means you can’t watch on a TV and you are worried about WatchESPN going down, or simply need a different app to watch the game you can try these two methods.
Univision Deportes is an easy way to watch the USA vs Belgium live on an iPhone, iPad, Android or computer. You will need to login with a TV provider to watch this match and any other games. There is a chance the USA vs Belgium game is one of the last free World Cup 2014 games the service will stream, but it is still a good idea to login with your cable or satellite account so that you are ready. This will show a live stream of the game, with Spanish commentary. You can use the ESPN radio app to listen to a live audio stream of English commentary on a second device if you need it.
If that fails, you can always use the UnoTelly service to make it look like your iPad is in another country and tune in to other USA vs Belgium streams with English commentary. Here is a look at how to set this up and stream any World Cup 2014 match live. You need a WiFi connection to make this option work.