How to Watch Rugby World Cup 2019 Live Stream Online on your Laptop and Mobile free.
Tara Ward, who only has a few extra places until the 2019 Rugby World Cup, analyses the different ways to watch the tournament in the comfort of her home.
Set your clocks, sound the alarms and wrap your scrum shoulders for the Rugby World Cup 2019 Live Stream, which kicks off this Friday in Japan. As teams around the world gather to compete in the Webb Ellis Cup, New Zealand rugby fans face an epic battle: how do we really see the games?
If the All Blacks are ferocious warriors about to go into battle, the unlucky onlookers at home are Dad’s army. It’s a technological minefield there. Where are we going and who can we trust? Free on the air or pay per view? Live or deferred broadcast? TV or application? Or should we absorb Deep Heat and hope for the best?
So many questions, so little time, so put our shorts, record our ears back and aim with our fists on all the viewing options of the World Cup.
Where to watch: free broadcast vs. pay-per-view
If the idea of paying a lot of money to watch the national game fills you with rage, or worse, the Internet is shit, then TVNZ1 is your best / only option. TVNZ1 will broadcast 12 games for free, including all All Black games and other notable games, such as Fiji vs. Wales and Tonga vs. Argentina.
The games in New Zealand will be delayed by one hour, but the good news is that the semi-finals and finals will be live.
Spark Sport has earned broadcast rights to the World Junior Cup in Aotearoa. You must buy a World Cup tournament pass ($ 89.99) if you want to watch the 48 games. This gives you access to all live and on-demand games, as well as archival footage, interviews with former players and coaches, as well as pre- and post-match highlights. She is the content’s mother of the Football World Cup, with an intriguing cover-up team including Sir Graham Henry and Dame Anika Moa.
You can also purchase a Rugby World Cup pass ($ 24.99, available from September 20). This gives you access to only one game of your choice, which you can also see on demand for 30 days.
If you are already subscribed to Spark Sport, you will still need to buy a pass to watch the tournament. Anyway, registration is easy. Click on the green “Register” button in the upper right corner of the Spark Sport website, enter your details and select the desired Pass.
What technology do I need?
It’s time to go to the old school and turn on TVNZ1, because the games will not be available on TVNZ OnDemand nor by live broadcast. If you are currently watching TVNZ1 on a TV connected by an antenna, Sky or Freeview, you should not encounter any problems. If your setup is a little different or if you do not know how to tame the technical beast of the TV, this video will help you.
Basically, you need a Smart TV or a device connected to the Internet (laptop, desktop, smartphone, tablet, Apple TV or Chromecast) to stream the games. You will also need a fast Internet connection, ideally in fiber or VDSL.
Spark Sport has a complete list of compatible devices, but here is the lowest point of the program:
Small screen options
Do you see it on your phone or tablet? Download the Spark Sport app from the App Store or Google Play, which runs on iOS 10 and later and Android 5.0 and later.
You can also stream to your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop through the Spark Sports website.
Big screen of power
If you have a Samsung Smart TV (2017+), your TV needs to be preloaded or you should be able to download the official Spark Sport app. Selected smart TVs from Sony, Panasonic and LG (2017+) can also download the app.
You can make your TV smart by connecting an HDMI cable (starting at $ 3) from your laptop to your TV, although Spark suggests you do a test before you start to make sure it works.
A Chromecast (50 to 110 USD) connects to your TV’s HDMI port and uses Wi-Fi from your home to stream content from your device to your TV. Choose the Chromecast option in the app and play the game directly on your TV.