Interested in Streaming Rugby from your lounge in NZ? Be Game Ready with Spark Sport! This year the World Cup will be moving online. Instead of switching to the sport channel on your TV, this time you'll be watching it all via the Spark Sport app.
But don't worry, follow our instructions below and Netspeed will make sure you're game ready!
To stream live content, you'll need a great internet connection, luckily Netspeed can help you out here if you're not already sorted. Not with Netspeed? Join today!
Make sure your data limit is high enough, and your connection speeds are running at their best, so you don't hit a wall minutes into the big game.
Some live games will be available on free-to-air TV but most games are only live on the Spark Sport App.
You'll need a Spark Sport Tournament Pass to get access but you don't need to be a Spark customer for this!
Tip: Enter the promo code
NETSPEED when you sign up!
Make sure your TV or device can run Spark Sport. There are several ways to access Spark Sport such as from a web-browser on your computer or by using a mobile app on your phone or tablet.
You can also connect your device to the TV via a Chromecast or Smart TV app. However you choose to watch, just make sure it all works before the game kicks off.
While the change may seem daunting this year, here are a few steps to help you better prepare your place to be ready for the game.
Your world cup experience starts with a great internet connection. The starting point for streaming is a minimum of 6mbps download, or if you want a higher quality stream (for example on a smart TV) then a minimum of 15mbps is required. Click here to check your speeds!
For the best results, make sure your device is connected via an Ethernet Cable.
Not with Netspeed? Join today and be ready for the world cup.
To watch the Rugby World Cup, you'll need to purchase a Spark Sport Tournament pass.
With a Spark Sport Tournament Pass you'll get:
Buy your pass before 20 September 2019 and you'll go in the draw to win a brand new 65" Samsung Smart TV.
All you need to do is enter the Promo Code
NETSPEED when signing up for a Spark Sport Tournament Pass and you're automatically in the draw!
You can still watch the game on your TV.
The easiest way to do this is to use Google Chromecast or Apple TV to get the game from your Android or iPhone app up onto the big screen. You could also use an HDMI cable to connect your laptop or computer to the TV directly, or your TV may have a Spark Sport App (smart TV apps, 2017 or newer models).
You could choose to watch on your mobile, tablet or laptop too.Find our more about how to setup your device here
Just give us a call on 0800 638 773 and we'll be happy to help you out.
All 48 World Cup matches will be available on Spark Sport, with 12 of the matches available free-to-air on TVNZ 1. Visit the TVNZ website for more details.