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Tips for a Smoother than Ever Rugby Online Streaming Experience

Like millions of fans the world over, do you want to watch rugby games live online? Want better 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 a guaranteed fix – after all, it could just be your unstable Internet connection – but most live video streaming sites have shown that pixelation could be due to hardware acceleration.

Flushing DNS Settings

Have you encountered the mysterious Error #2032 while streaming rugby or any other live show or event? 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, this will solve your streaming problem.

Changing Streaming Resolution

If your streams always come with hiccups, try changing to a different resolution, but not necessarily lower, however. A feed can stutter at 360p and smoothen out at 720p. Try various settings and pick the best.

Streaming on TV

Watching streams at your desk is perfectly fine, but watching them on TV in your living room can be more comfortable and satisfying. For best results, however, you’ll need the right setup and the right gear.

If your laptop or desktop is HDMI-equipped, you should be fine (VGA, which works for older PCs, is supported by some TVs); just have your PC’s display output to your HDTV as if it was your 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 runs on Android and support HDMI out, the mobile app of your preferred streaming service can simply be mirrored onto the TV in that way. Otherwise, it boils down to getting a wireless HDMI adapter or a Roku media player.

As a rugby enthusiast, you probably think that live streaming is one of the best gifts you’ve ever received from technology. 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 above tips should help you.

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