Whether you are a soccer fan from the UK, an NFL supporter from the States or an Ice Hockey aficionado from Canada, the challenge of catching your favorite team when you are on the road is often quite an ordeal. If you think that you feel bad however, think back 50 years, even 20 at the limited options that people had before them then! Thankfully in this day and age we are awash with modern technology that seeks to solve our problems and our needs, sport being exactly this.
If you are planning on some travel and you are worried about missing the big game, here are the options in front of you.
Find a Bar
The first step is to try and find a local bar in wherever you happen to be and see if they are either showing coverage of the game, or whether they have access to it and they can put it on for you. Sport is such big entertainment that bars around the world can’t really afford not to put some live action on and, timezone depending, this will be your best bet.
Watch a Friend’s
The large majority of cable networks offer their customers the chance to watch their channels on the go via tablets, mobiles and computers. Now, these are often restricted to the country that you are in but through the use of technology, you can bend these rules a little in your favor. If you download something called a VPN, you can use this to simulate your location so that you can appear as though you are in the right country for the TV channel. Once you have done this, simply sign in to your’s or your friend’s account and enjoy the game.
There are many sites across the internet where you can find people live streaming the game direct from their computer or television. It should be noticed that streaming is illegal and that many sites across the internet have been shut down and seized by the government for file sharing. Assuming you’re ready to run the risk, simply go to one of these torrent sites and select the game that you want, you will first need to navigate through many ads before finally watching the game. Streaming games can really be hit or miss and sometimes the quality may be so bad that it is unwatchable.
Check The TV
You’d be surprised at just how many countries share foreign sports on their TV networks and you may be able to find the game that you are looking for if you simply turn on the TV in your hotel or accommodation. This is not a guarantee by any stretch of the imagination but if the game that you want to watch is big enough, you could very well find it easier than you thought.
As with everything else in sport, the key to getting the chance to watch that game that you want to so badly, comes down to passion and dedication, possess these and you’ll find that game.