With the greatly anticipated World Cup fast approaching, the team here at Enable want to ensure you’ve got access to all the vital equipment and information needed to have a great experience streaming sport online.
This year will be the first time all 42 matches will be available for live streaming, so we’ve had many questions from customers about how it will all work. Here are a few helpful answers to those concerns.
Getting ready involves three simple steps:
1) Fibre broadband:
Make sure you have Enable fibre broadband! This will provide you with the reliability, speed and capacity you need to maximise your viewing experience -meaning you’re less likely to experience buffering and loss of quality. You can check if fibre broadband is available at your house here, then simply call your service provider to place an order – right now, installation is free!*
2) A Spark Sport account:
You’ll need to both register for an account with Spark Sport and purchase a Rugby World Cup pass from them. Starting from $79.99 (early bird offer until 10 September) the ‘Tournament Pass’ allows you to unlock access to every match live, on demand and to go back and view match highlights in case you may have missed a game!
3) Up-to-date devices:
Access to modern technology will assist in the process. Having smart devices is a must - including a modern modem and fit-for-purpose Wi-Fi. We also suggest you have a Samsung, Sony, LG or Panasonic TV of a recent model from 2017 onwards as the Spark App will be available on these models once it becomes available. If your TV older than 2017, we suggest using Chromecast or Airplay to cast to your television from your phone, tablet or laptop. A Chromecast adaptor can be purchased from electronic stores for around $60.
We’re looking forward to the World Cup and are thrilled that fibre broadband can assist in enhancing the quality of streaming. Place your order for fibre now to ensure you have it installed for the start of the tournament!
For further information feel free to visit our FAQs page here
** Some internet service providers may charge a connection fee. Enable will install fibre broadband at residential addresses within our coverage area in accordance with the terms set out in the Residential Installation Offer. Under the Residential Installation Offer (UFB1), basic residential connections to our fibre network within our original coverage area (UFB1) are free until 31 December 2019. For homes which were added to our coverage area in 2017 (UFB2), the Residential Installation Offer applies until 31 December 2025. Enable Fibre Broadband is not an official sponsor of the Rugby World Cup 2019.