FIFA’s latest release is a new streaming service called FIFA Plus, offering a wide range of free content. Users will now be able to watch live streams of soccer matches and access archived and new original content, etc.
Users worldwide can download FIFA Plus on their web or mobile devices and use it in one of the five currently available languages—English, German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
FIFA aims to stream a great variety of matches from top European leagues and other leagues that haven’t received the same attention, such as the Nepal Women’s Football League or 3F Superliga. Over 40,000 live matches will be streamed per year, with 1,400 livestreams expected only during the first month.
Some original titles available right after the service launch include a film about Ronaldinho and a six-episode documentary about Dani Alves. There will also be a mini docuseries featuring female soccer legends such as Carli Lloyd, Lucy Bronze, and Wendie Renard.
In turn, you’ll also be able to watch archived content such as full World Cup matches and footage highlighting the best players and moments.
The service will be free for the time being, but it’s uncertain whether it will stay that way. FIFA hopes to expand its range of available content and ultimately create an ecosystem around the service, with one of its potential targets being the video game industry. If this goal is achieved, the company might consider introducing subscriptions.