Streaming sport in New Zealand: Follow the action on the go with these services
Like the rest of the world, streaming professional sport continues to expand in New Zealand. These are your viewing options.
Streaming sport in New Zealand
Like in most parts of the globe, the streaming of content and particularly live sport has come a long way in New Zealand.
A market that was once overloaded with pop-up-fuelled, unreliable and often illegal streaming options now has a number of official, legitimate choices for viewing sport on your preferred device.
Sports streaming platforms in New Zealand
Sky Sport is still the dominant streaming player in New Zealand when it comes to sports broadcasting rights. Sky has nine dedicated sports channels on its platform, plus two ESPN channels. These can also be viewed via the Sky Go app. Spark Sport is a more recent entrant to the on-demand streaming scene. DAZN is also expected to launch in the country later this year.
Sky Sport holds the rights to a large number of sporting competitions in New Zealand, including Super Rugby, UEFA Champions League, netball, NRL and the majority of international cricket. It also shows US sports like the NFL, UFC and Major League Baseball through ESPN. You can access the Bundesliga and La Liga through beIN SPORTS CONNECT via Sky.
Spark Sport has the rights to the English Premier League, some NBA matches and Formula One. It also broadcast the 2019 Rugby World Cup. A list of sports streaming options in New Zealand is below:
What you need to stream sport in New Zealand
Most of the usual options are available for streaming sport in New Zealand. You can watch on Apple and Android devices, laptops and PCs, a range of smart TVs, Chromecast and Apple TV.
How much data does streaming live sport use in New Zealand?
This depends on your provider and bandwidth. As a general guide, the Sky Go app uses 1.5GB per hour of data for SD video and up to 4GB an hour of data for HD video. Mobile data use also depends on the video quality setting and whether you’re connected to Wi-Fi or 3G.
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