Sunday, 22 September 2013

Technology: How To Watch Free Football Matches On Your Samsung Smart TV?

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We all love to watch TV and men love to watch sports on TV. However, not all of us are willing to pay extra for just a sport channel and watch matches twice a week. A better option is to watch the game on your PC monitor, but too small a screen often causes dissatisfaction. Well, today is your lucky day! I'm gonna share with you the method to watch football matches for FREE!!!

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Actually, this is not limited to just football matches, you can watch all hockey, tennis, basketball, golf, cycling, motorsports and others, but I only use it to watch football, and learn some Spanish and Italian while watching football.

To watch the matches, you'll need,

  1. Samsung Smart TV
  2. A fast internet connection, preferrably 1Tb / 1000 Mb
  3. website
  4. A firmware update to version 1004.1 or above with Flash Player (if you haven't done so)
  5. A Samsung Smart TV remote control or a Samsung smartphone (Optional)
  6. Samsung Smart Control app (Optional)
  7. 15 mins of preparation time, at least

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Step 1:
If you have a Samsung Smart TV and a fast internet connection, what you need to do next is to make sure your firmware is up-to-date, often if you have bought your Smart TV a year ago or earlier, you will have to do the firmware update by yourself. Don't be scared, it is really easy to do, just follow the video below.

Step 2:
After the upgrade, start the Browser under SmartHub, type in's URL as shown in the photo below,
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I use my Galaxy Note 2 with the Samsung Smart Home Control app, the advantage of this app is that it allows you to use the touchscreen of your phone as a mouse to move the cursor on the SmartTV, this is more convenient than to use the remote control. Honestly speaking, I have no idea how to use the remote control to control the TV's Browser cursor.

Use the Browser's default settings, don't activate the Popup blocker and Ad-blocker because the website needs to first run those ads before you can watch the matches.

Step 3:
The final thing to do is to choose your match links. Choose the links which say, "No Software   Video X" where "X" is a number. Those links mean you don't need to install extra software to watch the match. Don't even bother to try others because your SmartTV will not allow you to download any software.
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Step 4:
Once you click on those links, you will probably see a box with ads, let them load and be patient. If they say the ads will close in 20 seconds, let them count down to zero and then move your cursor to the "x" and close the ads. If you see a colourful "Play Now" button on the screen, DON'T press that because it is an ad. If you see the video control just like the one in YouTube, you can click it and the video should start loading. You may also need to try several links before you find one that plays smoothly. Yes, it is troublesome but hey, it's free! So find your page at least 15 mins before the game starts to be safe.

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Have a good typhooli-match-day!!!

PS: Severe Typhoon Usagi is approaching Hong Kong fast!! It's got to be really mind-blowing night!

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SAMSUNG TV | Support for Samsung Smart TV and Home Theatre Systems @ Samsung

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