Ahh… the INTERNET. For us soccer fans, it has been the greatest invention since television, keeping us all the more closer to the sport we all love so much. In fact, since the addition of P2P technology, you have no more excuses to even miss ONE soccer match of your favorite team, regardless of where you are around the world.
Of course, you do need a fast internet connection… but that’s pretty much the standard of web-surfing in today’s modern world.
With that said, the options available to watch online soccer are endless. So wouldn’t it be really useful if someone came up with the ultimate guide, something like the “Best Ways to Watch Live Football Online”?
You’re damn right it would. And you know the best part? Soccerlens’s Victor Li did it. And I helped. Yup, formatting and images are my handicraft, but the in-depth informational goodness are all Victor’s. I don’t know if his two-part article (Best Ways To Watch Live Football Online and Best FREE Ways To Watch Live Football Online) qualifies as the “ultimate guide” I was talking about, but it’s pretty darn close.
From its list of TV Sports and Football Channel Sites (such as Setanta, ESPN 360…) to the full coverage of P2P clients and networks (Sopcast, TVU, TVAnts, etc.), this guide is the ultimate reference for all your online soccer-viewing pleasure.
Following your favorite football team or league can be as complicated as heart surgery. Between all the rules governing what matches can be watched live and what TV subscriptions and equipment you need, trying to watch football live can be both difficult and expensive. Additionally, watching live football in a crowded bar can be bad for your wallet, really bad your liver, and especially bad for your ability to follow the action closely.
As such, watching live football ONLINE has become the answer to most football fans’ prayers. The quality varies, and the speed of the live football stream depends on your internet connection, as well as the live football site’s own traffic. However, regardless of the quality, watching live football online is much better than missing the match, and if you have the right equipment, it can be just as good as watching on television.
Between paying services, free services, and paying services which give you access to free live football services, it’s almost as if the consumer now has too many choices when it comes to watching football online. With so many different ways of watching football online live, football fans often don’t know where to start. Hopefully, this article can help you decide what kind of online service for live football is right for you.
I. Watching Live Football Online – System Requirements (PC and Mac)
II. TV Sports and Football Channel Sites
A. Setanta Broadband
B. Sky Sports Net
D. ESPN 360
E. Fox Sports – Australia
III. Official Football Club Websites
Let’s face it. For many of us, the Internet means one thing and one thing only: free stuff! Whether it’s music, movies, or even porn, the Internet is like the Holy Grail when it comes to getting stuff for free. That even extends to watching free live football online. Which brings us to Peer-To-Peer (P2P) clients.
For those of us who can’t afford to pay the monthly fees for Setanta, Sky Sports, UEFA, or whatnot, watching a free live football stream via a P2P client may be the only option for football fans needing that live experience. As a result, you should be aware of the advantages, as well as the disadvantages, of relying on a free P2P stream when watching live football online.
In P2P technology, each user, while downloading a video stream (usually from a TV station), is simultaneously also uploading that stream to other users, thus contributing to the overall available. As such the more users, the better the video quality. In other words, it pays to go with a well-known and popular client.
A. Advantages of Live Football Online Streams
B. Disadvantages of Live Football Online Streams
C. Live Football Streaming Basics
D. P2P Clients for Live Football Streaming
2. TVU Networks
3. Other Windows Streams
4. Live Online Football Streams (for Mac):
5. Justin TV
E. Football Schedules
All P2P TV
Live Soccer TV
F. Search Engines