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How to Live Stream Football on Betfair

Do you love watching live sport?

If you do, you are far from being in the minority! Everyone loves it, and betting is even more fun when you can watch the event that you are placing bets on at the same time.

Live streaming is in high demand at the moment, and many of the leading bookmakers are offering the service for free.

Betfair Bookmaker

Betfair is one of the biggest bookmakers – in the United Kingdom. Not only do they offer a vast range of betting features and markets, but they also provide a fantastic live streaming service with probably the shortest delay in the industry.

It gives punters the options to set both pre-match and in play bet. Whether you are after football or another sporting event, Betfair has a superb sporting schedule and is well worth heading over to look at.

Live Streaming

The live streaming feature on Betfair is like any other live stream service, such as Netflix or Amazon Prime, but with the element of being able to set bets at the same time. You can watch live football and other top sporting events without having to leave the comfort of your sofa!

Simply search for the website or search for the mobile app in your app store on android or iOS, follow the instructions that we share below and off you go!

What can you watch on the Betfair live streams?

Betfair has a wide range of football matches for you to enjoy.

You can watch a live stream of three of the top European tournaments: the Spanish La Liga, the German Bundesliga, and the Italian Serie A, as well as the Scottish Premiership and many other worldwide competitions.

How much does the Betfair live video service cost?

If you are a Betfair customer, it costs absolutely nothing!

The Betfair live video content is entirely free, as long as you have a funded Betfair account with a minimum of 50p. It is worth bearing in mind that this differs from their horse racing streams, where you have to place a minimum bet of £2 on the day to watch a match.

How simple is the Betfair live video service to use?

Very simple, actually. Assuming you have a funded account and that you have signed in, you search for events that have a play button icon next to them. This tells you that the content is available to stream live. You simply click on the match that you want to watch to open it on your desktop computer, laptop, or mobile device.

You will be then taken to the betting screen for that particular event. It is worth bearing in mind that there may be a few seconds – usually 2-5 seconds – delay in between the actual event and the footage that you can see.

This is actually pretty decent compared to the sports betting industry standard. Betfair even offers a scheduling calendar, meaning that you can plan all of your live streaming events for up to seven days in advance.


You do not actually have to place any bets on the match to stream live football on Betfair. However, when you are watching the game live, you have an advantage as you can see how the teams are performing and make decisions based on this for the best chance of in play bets. It can also give you an idea as to whether you should cash out your bet.

If you want to keep up to date with the latest scores and what is going on in the match, you can also search for the Betfair radio station.

This provides you with all of the newest action while you are on the go.

Why is the Betfair streaming service not working?

Like all things technology related, they occasionally go wrong. Assuming it is not the natural delay in transmission, check that you have a full working WiFi connection or enough data.

Remember, streaming video and audio content can use a lot of data, so make sure that your plan allows for this. If you are connected to the internet and you do have funds in your Betfair account, close down the application and try again.

Betfair does not just offer football as part of its live streaming service – there are plenty of others available. Simply search for the sport that you want or check out our handy guides to help you.

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