Is there a way to watch the matches live? I know there are some streams on youtube but they don't always work for me..
Difficult to say. I am only doing fine because I got FIVB's special package where you pay once for the VNL, the BVB WCH, the Olympics qualifiers, the World Cup, and the Club World Cup altogether. It was a good deal, I believe. No idea how the situation with the live streams looks like, though.