4th February 2022

Calling all sports fans! This coming weekend will see the commencement of the Winter Olympics in Beijing and the Rugby 6 Nations kicking off: setting us up for weeks of sporting action. With busy daily life and some of us not having TV sports packages, we want to share with you some of the best ways you can online stream the events, whether live, or on catch-up.

Who needs expensive TV packages anyway? Keep it simple with toob, and stream seamlessly – the future of how we watch sport is changing. So, here’s how you can watch what you want, when you want it…

winter olympics (beijing games)

From Feb 4th to Feb 20th, Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics in China, featuring 109 events over 15 sporting disciplines. Beijing is 8 hours ahead of London GMT, so you’ll need to stay up pretty late to watch the Games live. So here’s how you can ensure you don’t miss out, by watching the Games on-demand, and their best bits:

  • So long as you have a TV license, you can stream the action for free on the BBC’s website and BBC iPlayer app. Check out the beeb’s dedicated page, already filled with winter sporting action here: bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics.
  • You can enjoy not only the Winter Olympics, but a plethora of sporting events and games for free! Download Freeview Play to your Smart TV and watch the action from the likes of iPlayer, All4, ITV Hub, Dave and more on FreeSports: www.freeview.co.uk/get-freeview-play/channels/freesports.

rugby 6 nations

Dublin will be host to this years Rugby 6 Nations. The matches will span 5 weeks – from Feb 5th to March 19th – where England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy will battle out for the championship win. You can watch the matches for free, live or on-demand, here:

the best online subscription channels to watch sports all year round

Amazon Prime

Did you know that you can watch sport on Amazon Prime? Prime members can access sports content live and on-demand after signing up for an online account (£7.99 per month). The app can then be downloaded on your smartphone, tablet and smart TV so you can enjoy Premiership football games and Grand Slam tennis as part of your subscription. (www.amazon.co.uk/amazonprime)

Premier Player

Fancy 24/7 sports? Premier Player is an excellent choice for those without a Virgin Media or Sky TV package. At just £12.99 a month, you’ll be able to access live and on-demand sports in HD, via Premier Sports 1 and 2, LaLigaTV, FreeSports and Box Nation. With Premier Player, you’ll be set with a plethora of sporting action from golf, to boxing, ice hockey to rugby and so much more. (www.premierplayer.tv)


More into your boxing? You can love fight night again, with exclusive boxing live and on-demand as well as classic fights and documentary access. Get your ringside seat for the biggest fights from promoters like Golden Boy and GGG Promotions for £7.99 per month. (www.dazn.com/en-GB/welcome)

Eurosport / Discovery +

This streaming subscription service giving you access to tons of sport, including the Winter Olympics. The paid service enables you to watch live and on-demand sports with annual and monthly passes at £6.99 per month. The Eurosport Player (www.eurosportplayer.com) is essentially the streaming version of Eurosport and offers 18 live channels.

There is, of course many, many more sports streaming platforms available, both free and paid for. But, to get the absolute best viewing experience, make sure your internet is full-fibre. toob’s 900 Mbps speeds mean that, no matter what anyone else in the house is doing – gaming, surfing, or streaming themselves – you’ll have no slowdown, no buffering and a clear, HD experience fit for champions.

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