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You can watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup for free on RTM Mobile app, too


Footie fans who have an Astro subscription? Good for you. You’re all set. Those without can turn to Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), who’s airing 41 out of a total of 64 matches, for free. But here’s something you probably didn’t know. You can catch up on all the free RTM matches on its mobile app, too. You’re welcome.

The RTM Mobile app is available as a free download for iOS and Android. Through the app you’ll have access to all of RTM’s content assets including live TV and radio streaming.

As you know, through the new government’s initiative, RTM has purchased Free-to-Air (FTA) rights to broadcast 41 out of 64 2018 FIFA World Cup matches. A total of 27 matches will be aired live while the rest will be delayed telecasts.

Maxis has come out as the lead broadcast sponsor, alongside AirAsia.

Here’s all you need to do. Head over to Google Play or the App Store and download the free RTM Mobile app. Once download is complete, fire up the app and click on TV2.

You’ll have an option to stream in up to HD 720p resolution.

That’s it, enjoy!

As we speak, host nation Russia is on the pitch against Saudi Arabia, in the first match of the tournament on 14 June.

Here’s a full schedule of matches aired on both RTM and Astro (delayed telecasts are as indicated):

Group Stages (in Malaysian time)

June 25

Poland vs Colombia – 2am – TV1 (delayed, 2.30am) & Astro
Uruguay vs Russia – 10pm – Astro
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt – 10pm – TV1 (delayed, 10.30pm) & Astro
Spain vs Morocco – 2am – TV1 (delayed, 2.30am) & Astro

June 26

Iran vs Portugal – 2am – Astro
Denmark vs France – 10pm – Astro
Australia vs Peru – 10pm – Astro

June 27

Nigeria vs Argentina – 2am – TV1 & Astro
Iceland vs Croatia – 2am – Astro
South Korea vs Germany – 10pm – TV1 & Astro
Mexico vs Sweden – 10pm – Astro

June 28

Serbia vs Brazil – 2am – TV1 & Astro
Switzerland vs Costa Rica – 2am – Astro
Japan vs Poland – 10pm – Astro
Senegal vs Colombia – 10pm – Astro

June 29

England vs Belgium – 2am – TV1 & Astro
Panama vs Tunisia – 2am – Astro

Here’s the full schedule of the remaining matches, sourced from Star2Star2 2 and Star2 3. Free Astro Arena broadcasts are denoted as AA.

Round of 16

June 30
France vs Argentina – 10pm – TV1 (delayed, 10.30pm), AA (delayed) & Astro
Uruguay vs Portugal – 2am – TV1 (delayed, 2.30am), AA (delayed) & Astro

July 1
Spain vs Russia – 10pm – TV1, AA & Astro
Croatia vs Denmark – 2am – TV1, AA & Astro

July 2
Brazil vs Mexico – 10pm – TV1, AA & Astro
Winner of Group G vs Runner-up of Group H – 2am – TV1 (delayed, 2.30am), AA (delayed) & Astro

July 3
Sweden vs Switzerland – 10pm – AA (delayed), Astro
Winner of Group H vs Runner-up of Group G – 2am – TV1, AA & Astro

Quarter finals

July 6
Winner Match 49 vs Winner Match 50 – 10pm – TV1, AA & Astro
Winner Match 53 vs Winner Match 54 – 2am – TV1 (delayed, 2.30am), AA (delayed) & Astro

July 7
Winner Match 55 vs Winner Match 56 – 10pm – TV2, AA & Astro
Winner Match 51 vs Winner Match 52 – 2am – TV1, AA (delayed) & Astro

July 11
Winner Match 57 vs Winner Match 57 – 2am (Wednesday) – TV1/2*, AA & Astro

July 12
Winner Match 59 vs Winner Match 60 – 2am (Thursday) – TV1/2*, AA & Astro

July 14
3rd & 4th Placing – 10pm – TV1/2*, AA & Astro

July 15
Final – 11pm – TV1/2*, AA & Astro

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By Vernon

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