We have talked about World Goal at length during the World Cup in Qatar. Outside of Movistar+ Plus, it is the only option available in Spain to watch the entire World Cup online.
The service has been a great surprise in aspects such as image quality. Without reaching the spectacular level that you can achieve by tuning in TVE UHD on DTT, Gol Mundial has broadcast all the matches in 4K and HDR, something that they have not even promoted but that we observed when we started watching games on the Smart TV application. However, there is a detail of Gol Mundial that has meant that the excitement of the championship cannot be experienced as would have been expected.
A World Cup with a very exciting group stage that could not fully experience the World Goal
When trying World Goal, our colleague Javier Lacort highlighted two important asterisks within the overall good experience of World Goal. And they were none other than the lack of multiscreen and support for several simultaneous devices.
Regarding the former, Javier said that “not offering multi-screen support is a complication for the last day of the group stage, where many games will coincide”. On November 23, he predicted that we would miss things on the last day of the group stage.
The problem is that the third day was one of the most exciting in World Cup memory because of how, in a matter of minutes, some teams that played at the same time as others in their group were eliminated, qualified or changed places.
B: #IRN He had it at the end with Taremi.
Long live the World Cup!
— Adrian Rodriguez (@adrirodrigue_11) December 2, 2022
Thus, since Gol Mundial is a paid service designed to follow the entire competition, and which counts the rights to be able to have a broadcast with a screen divided in two, what we have experienced this last day has been somewhat disappointing. Above all, taking into account that with the same account you could not watch the other game at the same time on a tablet or mobile, because the service is limited to one device even at home. If they repeat in the World Cup or Euro Cup, they have work to do.