• The World Game interactive live video player is as innovative as sports broadcasting gets online.
With the group stages coming to a close soon, you’re probably all wondering how will you keep across the simultaneous matches that finish off the first phase of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil? Well, that’s easy.
By
Toby Forage

16 Jun 2014 - 2:22 PM  UPDATED 21 Jun 2014 - 12:24 PM

SBS will be showing both games LIVE across its two channels; one game on SBS ONE and the other over on SBS 2. Of course, for those of you wishing to keep across both matches at the same time, that’s simple, too. Just watch one online at The World Game website, or download our apps for either iOS or Android phones and tablets. That way, you can have one match live in your hands, and the other on the box. You can also listen to commentary on all matches across our SBS Radio stations.

Be sure to check the TV broadcast schedule to find out which matches are on which channels closer to matchday, because things might change depending on the qualification scenarios presented by each group.

Here are all the other ways to keep across everything you need to around the World Cup with SBS, on all platforms.

The World Game website

If you’re looking to change your browser’s homepage, we suggest you make The World Game your default address. It’s the best place to find everything you need from Brazil. There are fixtures, results, live scores, live story streams like this one for Chile v Australia, the latest news, opinions from TWG experts like Les Murray and Craig Foster, comprehensive broadcast guides for TV and SBS Radio, World Cup fantasy and tipping, plus other competitions, and so much more. We've even got a PopBrazil station to give you a flavour of all the magnificent music from the region. And to stay up to date with everything, you can subscribe to our Pitch Pass email, too. It's a good way to keep across such a busy schedule.

The centrepiece of our online coverage is, of course, our video player and the fact we're live streaming all 64 matches. Four years ago we only streamed 11 matches from South Africa 2010, so we’re doing our best to make sure you’ve got all you need to truly immerse yourself in this World Cup. Our live player features a marked up timeline so you can skip back and forth between major incidents in the games, plus plenty of multi-angle replay content. All matches are available for catch-up immediately after they’ve aired, too, so all in all, it’s a pretty awesome place to sit, and all day if you want to.

How to get there: That’s the simple part. Just click here.

On mobile

If you like the website video player experience, you can get it on the go as well by downloading our apps for iOS and Android. You’ll literally have the World Cup in the palm of your hand, with live matches, highlights, multi-angle stuff, news, fixtures, results, live scores, and many other awesome features. The apps are available on compatible smartphones and tablets.

How to get there

iOS users click here. If you’ve got an Android device, click here. Or, if you're on Twitter, tweet APP to @SBSTV for a link to the relevant store to download.

On social media

This is already the "social media World Cup", and it looks likely to be the biggest event social media has ever seen. It’s already swept the Oscars and Superbowl aside, and the London 2012 Olympic Games are next in the crosshairs. So how do you keep on top of it? Easy. You can follow us on Twitter, keep track of our Facebook page, visit The Social Hub, or watch the segment on air after our last live match each day with Hannah Hollis.

Here's something really cool. If you're on Twitter you can tweet WORLDCUP to @SBSTV to download our live match schedule right into your device. That way you'll get reminders on your device or desktop. If you're not on Twitter, just click here for the same result.

How to get there

Our Twitter page is here, and you can check out our Facebook page here. For The Social Hub, just visit the item in the navigation bar on this website, or click here. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #SBSWorldCup, and watch on SBS to see if your tweets are discussed by our live match hosts. We love to hear your views, so don’t be shy to share them with us.

SBS On Demand

As well as our catch-up experience on The World Game, SBS On Demand is carrying every match as catch-up as well. That means you can view via associated SBS On Demand apps, any time, any time, any place, provided you’ve got access to the web. Catch-up is delivered to SBS On Demand about three hours after games finish. Delivery is unfortunately delayed by another hour for Windows devices (Windows 8, Windows Phone and Xbox) and for older versions of the Sony TV app (2011to 2012 devices). But it’s a great place to watch if you want to.

How to get there

There are currently 17 places where the SBS On Demand app is available. For a list of those, just click here. Of course, you can also visit SBS On Demand online here, and watch all the World Cup matches as well as other fantastic SBS TV content, in full and completely free, notwithstanding your ISP or mobile data fees.