One of the most exciting aspects of having an account with bet365 Sport is the superb Live Streaming service available free of charge on the site. If you haven’t tried it and you are not yet a bet365 customer, then why not sign up today and try it?
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So what is it about Live Streaming that has so many bet365 customers enjoying over 70,000 live sports events each year and the massive choice of options available in In Play betting that runs parallel to the service? Let’s take a closer look and find out.
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What Live Streaming does bet365 offer to its customers?
Bet365 offers a wide range of Live Streaming options for its customers. You can find the streams alone in the Live Streaming section of the site. Here there is also a very useful schedule of Live Streaming events that are taking place now and over the next few hours, so you can easily see at a glance what you can view.
Over the years, bet365 Sport has enhanced its Live Streaming service to include streams from a number of sports including:
- Ice Hockey
- Horse racing
- Greyhound racing
The list is not exhaustive and there are many other sports that bet365 may well offer streams for throughout the year.
If you want to view your Live Streams in conjunction with In Play betting, as is hugely popular with many punters, then you can view the Live Streams available at bet365 also by accessing the In Play section of the site. Here, the available streams are also displayed and you can scroll through them by the different sports available to pick the stream you want to watch and bet on.
Is Live Streaming free at bet365?
The majority of Live Streaming services at bet365 are freely available to customers, provided that they meet one of two key criteria.
To watch the Live Streams, customers at bet365 must have either:
- Placed a bet with the site within the preceding 24 hours or
- Have a positive balance in their betting account with bet365
Obviously, if you are someone who does not make a bet every day, or who only bets occasionally, then the easiest way to ensure that you have the full range of Live Streaming services at bet365 Sport available to you, is by keeping a small positive balance in your account. Just £1 left in your account is enough to view the Live Streams on the site.
The only deviation from these rules concerns the sports of horse racing and greyhound racing. In addition to the Live Streams outlined above, bet365 also carries Live Streams of all the horse and greyhound races that take place in the UK and Ireland, but these are not freely available like other Live Streams.
Instead, to watch a Live Stream of a race, punters must have placed a bet of a minimum of £0.50 for horse racing or £1.00 for greyhound racing on the race in question. When you have, the Live Stream for that race will be made available to you a few minutes before the race starts. You can then click on this to view the race in full and see how your selection performs.
As you can see, there is no charge to use any Live Streaming service, you simply need to have placed a bet on the race in question, or within the past 24-hours, or have a credit balance on your account to access the service.
What value is Live Streaming to me as a punter?
How many times have you watched a sporting event and thought to yourself “I can feel that X is going to happen shortly…” and then what you predicted will happen then goes and does. Well how would you like to be able to profit from that feeling?
Live Streaming gives punters that option. You can watch a sporting event and witness what is happening on screen and then you can make better informed bets about the game as you view what is happening.
A great example of this is a football game where you have noticed that Team A is very good at counter attacking, and Team B look susceptible to that when they push men forward. You can then wait for a point in the game for when Team B are pushing forward and looking more likely to score (such as a corner), and then you could place a bet on Team A being the next team to score.
Because you place that bet In Play at a point when Team B are more likely to score, you will get better odds backing Team A at this point. The change in odds may only be small, but it all adds up to bigger profit if your hunch proves correct.
The other great thing about betting In Play on Live Streams is that often you can have a bet resolved within a matter of minutes or even seconds. You could bet on the team to get the next corner and then perhaps 20 seconds later, find your bet has been resolved one way or the other. This is great for punters who enjoy making lots of smaller value bets in a short space of time.
Even if you want to enjoy the Live Streams available as a sports fan, you can do so by meeting one of the two criteria outlined above. It is a cheap and easily accessible way to enjoy many different sports, some of which you cannot find anywhere on Free-to-Air terrestrial TV or even satellite TV packages.
Is Live Streaming available via mobile?
Yes, you can view the Live Streaming service from bet365 Sport across a wide range of smartphones and tablets including both Android and Apple devices. All you need to do is log in to your bet365 Sport account via your chosen device and then click on the Live Streaming or In Play options to bring up details of the streams available.
There is just one important thing to note about streaming from your mobile device and that is regarding the connection you use to access the service. If you intend to use 3G/4G rather than WiFi to connect, then you will need to check what your data allowance is in your current mobile contract.
That is because Live Streaming, because it contains both audio and video feeds, does use a lot of data across a 3G/4G connection. As a result, if you intend to stream this way, you need to ensure that your mobile plan gives you access to enough data to stream these events, so you avoid a hefty premium for excess data on your monthly mobile bill.
The good news is that there are now many mobile plans available relatively cheaply that have huge amounts of data available and in addition, if you can use a WiFi connection, then you won’t use up any of your data allowance anyway.