Every Rugby Championship & Bledisloe Cup and knock out match featuring the All Blacks will be available for free, broadcast on TVNZ 1 and streamed on Spark Sport. New Zealand Rugby games and the (hoped for) New Zealand Rugby Championship will play for free with a 1-hour delay, while the semi-finals and final will play live.
What devices can stream or cast the New Zealand Rugby live to my TV?
You will need an internet enabled device such as a Samsung Smart TV, smartphone, laptop, Chromecast or Apple TV to access the games live.
Spark has advised that you can currently watch Spark Sport on the below devices:
A Google Chromecast plugs into the HDMI port of your TV and uses your home WiFi to stream sports from your device onto your TV. When watching something on the Spark Sport app, just click the Chromecast icon, at the top right hand side of the screen, to cast the sport to your TV. You can also cast from the player in a Chrome browser.
Apple TV (Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K)
Laptop and Desktop
You can also catch the action from the Spark Sport website, either on your laptop or desktop computer. Spark Sport is available on Windows 7, 8 and 10 and MacOS X on the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox and Safari.
If you’re out and about, sometimes you’ll want to watch the action from your smartphone. To do this head to the App Store or Google Play Store and download the app. The Spark Sport app works on iOS 10 and above and Android 5.0 and above.
Spark Sport will use your mobile data for streaming, if you are not connected to WiFi.
Samsung Smart TVs
If you have a new 2019 Samsung Smart TV, the Spark Sport app should auto-install when you first set up the TV. If you have a compatible 2017 and 2018 Samsung TV, you can download the Spark Sport app on to your TV.
Sony Android TVs (2017+ models with Android TV operating system)
The Spark Sport app is available on select 2017+ Sony Android TVs.
Panasonic Smart TVs (2017+ models)
The Spark Sport app is available on 2017+ Panasonic Smart TVs.
Freeview SmartVU streaming device
You can download and watch Spark Sport on your Freeview SmartVU streaming device.
Freeview A2 recorder
Download the Spark Sport app on to your Freeview recorder
Devices and tech still to come
Spark is working to have new devices compatible for Spark Sport in time for Rugby World Cup 2019™, keep checking back here to see when these become compatible.
LG Smart TVs (2017+ models).