The deal came after an agreement between Premier League and Facebook fell through in March this year. Birathon Kasemsri, chief content and media officer, True Corporation, said TrueVisions will be the only network in Thailand to show all the action of the English Premier League, with live broadcasts, reruns, and highlights of every match. TrueVisions has also been given a live and on-demand digital broadcast licence across all platforms so football fans can enjoy the excitement of the matches according to their own convenience and lifestyle, he added.
Of course, when the games are on at a reasonable hour you can hit a sports bar, but then there are times when you'd rather chill at home in peace and quiet and watch with the kids or your partner.
And then there are those 3am games where you don't fancy staggering home in the early light after more than a few beers. I love football. In fact, I used to enjoy playing far more than watching — watching just makes me eager to lace up the boots and bang in a few goals.
Sadly, I haven't played that much in Thailand. I did a bit in Samui during the early days, but hardly at all in Bangkok. It's a mixture of finding a team, finding the time and being 39 with a history of hamstring issues to contend with.
So these days, I'm getting my football fix following the Arsenal from the comfort of my condo.
Yes, I'm North London born and bred! The problem is, standard Thai TV doesn't show half the games, and when they do the picture quality can is terrible. Moreover, the commentary sucks.
The most annoying thing is when a huge game like Man United vs Arsenal is on and they show some random game like Wolves vs Brighton! So, like you probably have, I've turned to the web for a solution on more than one occasion. I've tried multiple sites and apps, but on the whole have been pretty disappointed with the large majority.
So to save you the hassle, here's the 4 best ways to watch English Premier League Football and Champions League from your sofa — starting with the worst and finishing on the best.
The site has multiple streams to choose from and you can usually find even the not so popular games. You will need a super-fast internet connection or the games tend to freeze and buffer for ages.
Sometimes you will need to spend 15 minutes or so at the beginning of games to test different streams and find one that works well too, which is a pain in the bum. The ads on some screens are pretty annoying too. It can be super annoying when a stream needs reloading, because you have to go through the process of getting rid of the ads again.
Sometimes you get lucky, but consider this your last resort option.
No app or install required. Accessible on PC, Mac, Tablets. Bit fiddly on a phone. Cons: Constant ad pop-ups that need closing and take you off to other pages when accidentally clicked.
Buffering lots on a slow connection. In this instance, I'll use SkyGo as an example, as I've tried and tested this with a friend who is back home in the UK.
Basically, you both need TeamViewer installed. TeamViewer is computer software used for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers. It's free for non-commercial use. You both then boot up TeamViewer. It worked well if he wasn't using his computer or we both wanted to watch the same game.
It's a little hit and miss because it relies on you both having a solid web connection. Depending on the match, the quality sometimes gets a bit blurry. This is a preferable option if you're only into the big games and have a friend who's willing to share.
Runs on trusted software. Accessible on Mac. Action may blur at times dues to web-to-web streaming. It's also generally very transparent.
A lot of dedication goes into making this resource work, and as such it has become very popular. As you can see from the screenshot, you can select from HD or p, and Http over web or an Ace Stream. Choose the stream with the least ad overlays.
Try to go for zero if possible. One ad pop-up is no big deal as it will most likely open in a new browser window and then you can play the stream. Just click on any button on the row of a particular stream and you will be taken to its page.
There is no way I want to miss 15 minutes or more of the game getting a stream going. Or worse still, the stream goes down mid-way through a half — it has happened! Fairly reliable streams. Chat boxes on some stream sites may contain offensive language from other viewers.
Often there is a button to turn the chat-box off. It's a streaming service that bundles pretty much every live sport channel you can imagine. Over sports channels.
The service can be used for free but of course you get a limited amount of channels. Watch all types of sport. No annoying buffering. English commentary.
No risk of viruses or spyware. It's super value and the streams are reliable with no ads. They have customer support too, which you certainly won't get with the other hacks.
Try the free version first, but if you want the big games and Champions League you'll have to go for a paid plan. At the end of the day it's peanuts when you consider how much big game tickets are these days.
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