Picture this, opening weekend of the F1 season and you’ve just turned on your stream you would have paid $19.99 per month to access and all appears well, during the practice laps anyway. More and more eager Formula one fans pile on the stream for the qualifiers and actual race, causing the stream to freeze.. again, and again for hours.
The commentary continues, as does the sound of roaring engines screaming past.
But as for viewing the actual footage, who knows. Gone. Poof.
You resort to finding a TV to watch the race on Duke.
This is the plan for the rugby world cup if Spark’s live stream turns into a shit show.
Just seven months out from the start of the rugby world cup Japan 2019 and the Spark Sports platform doesn’t look promising. They talked a big game for the last 12 months but failed to deliver even a basic stream to most sports fans during the biggest weekend of motorsport in the calendar.
Their defence, it’s in beta and free for a month.
Well that’s not how you launch a streaming platform. High expectations from day one are definitely needed to avoid bad press.
While we have faith Spark will get their platform ready in time for the tournament, you may as well look at the best spark sports alternative from Australia that you can access with a VPN and a bit of tinkering.
Best Spark Sports Alternative
1. Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports is a new on demand platform available in Australia that offers sports only (25+) via a premium service available on a wide range of devices including iOS, Android and standard web browser. There’s no need for entertainment packages or hefty upsells.
For kiwi fans you’ll be pleased to note they have all the A league games live and on demand with a non disclosure option which won’t tell you the score of your chosen teams until you’ve watched the games.. cool huh.
They also offer all the motorsports you can dream of including SBK superbikes, Formula One, Supercross and Isle of Man TT. Racquet sports fans can rejoice with live tennis, squash, badmington and table tennis getting a feature too.
For $25 per month you get unlimited access for 3 devices.
Kayo is currently available on Browser, ChromeCast, Apple TV, App Store and Google Play-supported platforms, with added support for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Telstra TV and other brand-specific Smart TV platforms scheduled for early 2019.
How To Watch Kayo Sports In New Zealand
We’ve tested using PureVPN and confirmed it works via this platform only.
How To Get An Australian Number?
The obvious option is to get a friend or relative who doesn’t want Kayo Sports to give you their number and send the one time pass code.
Another option is to use Spoofbox.com and rent a virtual Australian mobile number you can send an SMS too.