Tips to follow the World Cup 2014 using the Bing Sports app for Windows 8.1

World Cup 2014 Bing Sport app for Windows 8.1

The World Cup 2014 has started and for the next thirty days that’s all you’ll hear, read, and watch on TV and on the internet. As such you need a single place where to find the best content, team information, schedules, scoreboard, and the top stories.

If you’re using Windows 8.1 following the World Cup will be much easier, because chances are you already have the Bing Sports app installed in your PC, which is an awesome place to find curated content pretty much about every sport.

The only issue with the Bing Sports app is that you probably have it setup with the default settings, which pours in all the content and it doesn’t focus too much on the World Cup. As such to bring more focus to the World Cup 2014 to the Bing Sports, the first thing you have to do is to include soccer in your favorite list of sports.

Go to the Sports app, scroll to the right, until click or tap the “+” button and include “MLS” to the list. And if you have more than one favorite sport, move MLS to the top to increase priority.

Then next to the “Favorite Sports” you’ll find the list of favorite teams, there add your country or the countries you want to follow in this World Cup.

Sport teams

These changes will focus content and other features. For example, now you will also see the teams scoreboard, right next to the first feature article when you open the app.

World Cup 2014 scoreboard from favorite teams

Clicking and tapping items from the scoreboard will take you to another page with more details about the match, recap articles, team stats, squad, and photos.

World Cup 2014 match summary

If you only want to see content about the World Cup 2014 with tables, schedules, results, top stories, and additional content, simply click or tap “World Cup 2014” from the main page of the Bing Sports app, right-click anywhere or swipe from the bottom up, and tap Pin to Start. This will add a new Live Tile to the Start screen to easy access the content.

Finally, you can always change the language of the Sports app, which will change the language and content to a different country, which perhaps is more suited for you. To do this, simply access the Settings page for the app by swiping from the right or use the Windows 8 Key +i keyboard shortcut, click or tap Options, and change the language — for the changes to take effect just restart the app.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.