How do you watch the World Cup with PlayStation VR? This year, the BBC is giving you the chance to watch Russia's World Cup 2018 in virtual reality, courtesy of your PSVR headset. All 33 of the BBC's televised games can be live streamed straight into your device, but what do you need to do to set things up? We're going to show you how to watch the World Cup with PSVR in this guide.

How to Watch the World Cup with PSVR

Here are the steps you need to take to watch the World Cup with your PlayStation VR headset. Note that you will need to be in the UK to use this.

Download the BBC Sport VR - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia App

To get the ball rolling and start watching the World Cup with PSVR, you'll need to download the BBC Sport VR - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia app from the PlayStation Store. This is an application separate from the standard BBC Sport app, and so once the 1GB download has installed, return to this guide for the next step.

Launch the App and Turn on Your PlayStation VR Headset

Simple enough, launch the now downloaded application from the TV & Video tab on the PS4 dashboard. Then, turn on the PSVR headset when prompted.

Select a live game from the DualShock 4 UI

When it's time for a match to kick-off, select the button in the shape of a cinema ticket from the user interface attached to your DualShock 4 controller. This will automatically place you in the executive box which provides an excellent view of the entire stadium and the pitch, as well as a BBC live stream of its coverage up top.

To change the view point, again look to the UI upon the virtual DualShock 4. Select the camera button in the bottom right, and you'll be able to switch to a perspective from either end of the pitch behind the goals. If you'd like to fully immerse yourself in the action and take away the BBC live stream, press the options menu and select the button in the shape of a TV. This will leave you with just your view of the stadium, as if you were really at the game.


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