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Tips for Improving Your Rugby Online Streaming Experience

Want to watch rugby games live online just like millions of other fans around the world? Want to get the best streaming quality? Fortunately, there are ways to do that without on your own.

Disabling Hardware Acceleration

If you have a Flash-enabled web player in your computer and you constantly get heavily pixelated streams, try right-clicking on the stream window, then choose Settings and uncheck Enable hardware acceleration. This is not an assurance that the issue will be fixed – after all, it may be your unstable Internet connection – but hardware acceleration has been proven to cause pixelation according to most live video streaming websites.

Flushing DNS Settings

You may have experienced watching rugby or any other live event or show through live streaming, and it fails occasionally because of the infamous Error #2032. This indicates that for more than ten seconds, you have lost your connection to the streaming server, and your stream has been shut off by the provider. You can generally fix this issue just by flushing your DNS cache. On your Windows command prompt, type ipconfig/flushdns and this will automatically reset your DNS resolver cache. Hopefully, your streaming problem will be solved.

Changing Streaming Resolution

If you deal with a lot of streaming hiccups, try switching to a different -not necessarily lower- resolution video stream. A feed can stutter at 360p and smoothen out at 720p. Just try different settings and see what works.

Streaming on TV

You can always watch streams at your desk, but it’s different when you’re all comfy in your living room, watching the streams on your TV. But this will still depend on your set up and available gear.

If you have an HDMI-equipped computer, whether laptop or desktop, you shouldn’t have a problem (some TVs support VGA too, which could be compatible with older PCs); just output your PC display to your HDTV like a second monitor. If your equipment is mostly Apple, you can use a Mac or iOS device and an Apple TV to output your PC display onto your TV through Wi-Fi, or purchase an HDMI adapter that will link your device directly to your TV. If your phone is Android and it supports HDMI out, just mirror the mobile app of your selected streaming service onto the TV in that manner. Otherwise, you’ll need a wireless HDMI adapter or a Roku media player.

As a rugby fan, you probably think of live streaming as one of the best gifts technology has given you. But with countless streams on countless sites and a few full-featured standalone player apps, it can be a challenge to stay on top your streaming game. The tips mentioned above should be helpful to you.

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