Are you a football fanatic? If so, you’ll know how important it is to catch the big moments. The calendar is more packed than ever, with games coming thick and fast through Christmas.
Nothing beats the live experience in the stadium, of course. But being at every game is quite impossible so you’ll have to find other ways to see the action. There’s the pub – but they’re not the best environments for immersing yourself, and they can’t show every game. You’ll often need to find a good streaming option at home instead.
That can be easier said than done, though. Check these five tips to stop interruptions from spoiling your football fix.
Find a Stable Internet Connection
You can’t always rely on your home internet. For example, you might struggle on video calls if you’re one of many who still work from home sometimes. If so, there are plenty of ways to boost your connection before your service.
Moving your router to a central, elevated spot away from obstructions is one. You can try boosters if this fails or stick with a wired connection for the big matches.
Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
VPNs protect your data from hackers, internet service providers, and other snoopers.
Make sure to choose a trusted VPN for streaming, though. A good VPN should stop your internet service provider from limiting your connection speed. A bad one will slow your device down in the background.
Create a Distraction-Free Environment
You might avoid public spots like pubs to help you watch games in peace. But you may still need to prevent distractions like background noise inside or outside your home.
Head to a quiet spot away from busy social areas. If you can’t stop other sounds from disturbing you, try noise-cancelling headphones to block them out and tune into the football.
Tweak the Stream for Smoothness
Do your streams keep freezing or breaking up at crucial moments? You may just want to tweak your settings if performance is hampering your viewing experience.
Lowering the stream quality might mean the pitch doesn’t look as green as before. But at least you’ll still see what happens the next time your team is bearing down on goal!
Manage Your Device
Have you improved your connection and viewing space but still struggle to get into the game? You may need to focus on your device instead!
Start by disabling unnecessary notifications to stop annoying pop-ups. You could also consider closing other apps to free up streaming power. Try these tips to perfect your setup before the next big clash on your viewing calendar.