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What you need to know to watch the England match

What you need to know to watch the England match

What you need to know to watch the England match

On Saturday 10th October, the England football team are playing their penultimate qualifier in the Ukraine. It will be the first time in recent history that an England qualifying match hasn't been shown live on a 'normal' TV channel. This event and the potential number of people streaming this are going to put pressure across the UK broadband networks. This could cause slower than expected speeds for everybody using the internet, including our customers. If you want to watch you can see the game via the official stream here.   Before streaming this there are a few things you need to know prior to kick-off:

  • The match will be broadcast in 2 different quality streams, make sure you pick the most appropriate for your connection. The lower quality stream will need around 550kbps whilst the higher one will need over 800kbps.
  • You can check the speed of your connection using our speedtest here to see which stream you should choose.
  • We'd advise you to close other programs on your computer and try to limit the amount of other web activities going on at the same time.
  • Try the test video available here to ensure you are able to view this stream before kick-off.
  • Make sure you have the latest version of Flashplayer.
  • Check you have JavaScript enabled for Click to Play streaming.

Now all that's left is to watch England win (hopefully).   ~~~~~

 

How to enable JavaScript for Click to Play streaming

How to do this depends on your operating system, and which web browser you're using.  

Instructions if you have Windows XP or Vista

  Browser: Internet Explorer

  • 1. Go to Tools, then Internet Options
  • 2. Click on the Security tab
  • 3. Click on Custom Level
  • 4. Scroll down until you see a section labeled "Scripting"
  • 5. Under "Active Scripting", select Enable and click OK

Browser: Mozilla Firefox

  • 1. Go to Tools, then Options
  • 2. Click on the Content tab
  • 3. Make sure there's a tick in the box next to "Enable JavaScript"
  • 4. Click OK

 

Instructions if you have Apple Macintosh

  Browser: Safari

  • 1. Go to Safari
  • 2. Click on Preferences
  • 3. Click on the Security tab
  • 4. Make sure there's a tick in the box next to "Enable JavaScript"
  • 5. Close Preferences

Browser: Mozilla Firefox

  • 1. Go to Firefox
  • 2. Click on Preferences
  • 3. Click on the Content tab
  • 4. Make sure there's a tick in the box next to "Enable JavaScript"
  • 5. Close Preferences
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