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It was mentioned earlier on here that you cannot "cast" it to a screen.

Not sure - probably depends how smart your Smart TV is. I wouldn't count on it. I watch on a Win10 PC with a 47" monitor. I can't remember the last time I switched-on my TV.
You can just HDMI it to your TV from your laptop if you want to get it on a bigger screen
 

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A monthly deal beckons.
NOW TV Sky Sports Pass, which I was getting at £16:00 a month for a 3 month deal, pre-Corona virus, now back up to "full price" of £34 per month...
 

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Can you watch ifollow on a smart TV or do you have to use computer/tablet type device
I have a ‘smart’ TV with a built in browser. I’ve tried logging in to iFollow on the T`V and it won’t work. I’ve also got an App Store on the tele, but iFollow isn’t on there either....and you can’t Chromecast it.

So, it seems that if you don’t want to watch the games on a tablet or computer screen , you’ll need to run an HDMI cable from your PC or buy a VGA adapter for your tablet so you can mirror the screen on a TV.
 
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I imagine Sky will try a boost some sales through this situation, and likely be some good one off deals for both Sky and NowTv sports passes. I'm not overly keen on watching any team apart from Brentford but having been deprived for so long, I'll wait and see what they offer. As a non STH I'm hoping I'll be able to pay for matches individually on IFollow.
 

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I have a ‘smart’ TV with a built in browser. I’ve tried logging in to iFollow on the T`V and it won’t work. I’ve also got an App Store on the tele, but iFollow isn’t on there either....and you can’t Chromecast it.

So, it seems that if you don’t want to watch the games on a tablet or computer screen , you’ll need to run an HDMI cable from your PC or buy a VGA adapter for your tablet so you can mirror the screen on a TV.
Surely you can still cast a laptop screen although maybe no a specific tab?
 

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Surely you can still cast a laptop screen although maybe no a specific tab?
I've not tried with ifollow but did try with a Zoom call and the lag made it unusable. A HDMI cable is much better.

Also bought a cheap wireless keyboard/touch pad to save me having get off the sofa.
 

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So, it seems that if you don’t want to watch the games on a tablet or computer screen , you’ll need to run an HDMI cable from your PC or buy a VGA adapter for your tablet so you can mirror the screen on a TV.
An HDMI cable between your laptop or desktop (a Mac in my case) and your TV screen works perfectly.
 

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Christ. I had a nervous breakdown when Channel 4 was launched. This HDMIfollow in the sky, get your tablets and make sure your TV looks smart stuff is all too much for me. Someone PM me the results would you?
 
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Will any Brentford games that are shown on Sky also be on ifollow?
 
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It's a good point though. If you have an iFollow subscription and are NOT a STHers, then you may not be able to watch all the matches on iFollow. Weekend home games in the UK, and matches shown on Sky are not available to iFollow in normal circumstances IIRC, and that's not expected to change. Only STHers will be able to see ALL league matches on iFollow.
 

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It's a good point though. If you have an iFollow subscription and are NOT a STHers, then you may not be able to watch all the matches on iFollow. Weekend home games in the UK, and matches shown on Sky are not available to iFollow in normal circumstances IIRC, and that's not expected to change. Only STHers will be able to see ALL league matches on iFollow.
But presumably you can listen to them if you have an iFollow audio subscription.
 

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I've never had an ifollow account so dont know if it will work but I have just managed to succesfully side load the brentford app on to my firestick and it works but I cant test the video as I dont have an account. You can't directly use the firestick remote as the app is designed for touch screens but there is mouse toogle software for that.

Guide on side loading here https://www.howtogeek.com/336602/how-to-sideload-apps-on-the-fire-tv-and-fire-tv-stick/

Download for Brentford app https://apkcombo.com/en-gb/apk-down...droid=&q=com.incrowdsports.football.brentford

Mouse toggle app https://www.firesticktricks.com/mouse-toggle-firestick.html
 

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It's a good point though. If you have an iFollow subscription and are NOT a STHers, then you may not be able to watch all the matches on iFollow. Weekend home games in the UK, and matches shown on Sky are not available to iFollow in normal circumstances IIRC, and that's not expected to change. Only STHers will be able to see ALL league matches on iFollow.
My interpretation of the EFL statement was that all iFollow subscribers based outside the UK would be able to watch all Brentford's games apart from the play-offs, and that the same applied to STHs who are presumably all UK residents.
 
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My interpretation of the EFL statement was that all iFollow subscribers based outside the UK would be able to watch all Brentford's games apart from the play-offs, and that the same applied to STHs who are presumably all UK residents.
I doubt it. Nothing has changed for overseas subscribers.
 

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I doubt it. Nothing has changed for overseas subscribers.
Well, precisely. I'm an overseas subscriber and have enjoyed access to iFollow for the whole of the season so far (apart from a few teething problems at the beginning). So I expect that to continue.

The operative words in the EFL statement are, I think :

"The 30 live Sky matches (... etc). The other (78) games will be available for supporters of EFL clubs outside of the UK, either as part of already purchased season passes (for their respective club) or to buy on an individual match-by-match basis".

The words "already purchased season passes" refer to the iFollow season-long subscription, if I'm not mistaken. And a subscription is as much a contract as the contracts being imposed on the PL and EFL by the broadcasters.
 
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All this makes me realise how much of going to the football revolves around the travel there, the anticipation walking down Ealing Road, the chat on the turnstile, the lad I buy a programme off, the girl on the beer stall, the pint and a fag before the match, the meeting up with friends in the stand, the nodding acquaintances, the noise, the horrible seats, the PA, the half time chat with other smokers, being close to the players, hearing dugout instructions, traipsing out of the ground afterwards.
That's at least half of what being Brentford is to me.
Not sure I can be arsed to watch a silent (or, worse, canned noise) match with no crowd, no atmosphere, no GP. I'll wait and see, and the rest of the family will yell at me to get it sorted on a laptop, but I might just listen to the football coverage on Radio 5.
 

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On the other hand, when I couldn’t make it to Hull, it was absolutely gripping on tv and it was a fairly near to empty ground. No disrespect to the Bees who made the trip.
 

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An HDMI cable between your laptop or desktop (a Mac in my case) and your TV screen works perfectly.
My laptop is absolute poo , completely unstable and about six years old..... vga adapter for iPad Pro is probably a better bet for me.
 

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My laptop is absolute poo , completely unstable and about six years old..... vga adapter for iPad Pro is probably a better bet for me.
Check it ill work before you shell out, I bought a couple of the cheaper ones off Amazon and both went back for a refund, having read the reviews for the apple one too it seemed like it was just as unreliable so I gave it up as a bad idea. Some of the apps block them too.
 
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Although I suppose there's always the Now TV day pass.
£33.99 for the full month if we end up being on a few games and/or the other team's games interest you.
 

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All this makes me realise how much of going to the football revolves around the travel there, the anticipation walking down Ealing Road, the chat on the turnstile, the lad I buy a programme off, the girl on the beer stall, the pint and a fag before the match, the meeting up with friends in the stand, the nodding acquaintances, the noise, the horrible seats, the PA, the half time chat with other smokers, being close to the players, hearing dugout instructions, traipsing out of the ground afterwards.
That's at least half of what being Brentford is to me.
Not sure I can be arsed to watch a silent (or, worse, canned noise) match with no crowd, no atmosphere, no GP. I'll wait and see, and the rest of the family will yell at me to get it sorted on a laptop, but I might just listen to the football coverage on Radio 5.
You sum it up really well here in how I feel - the experience of actually going to a football game is whats it all about from the pre-drinks, the walk, the match and thereafter at times after drinks. I've decided I will not sign up to Sky Sports for a while nor am I a season ticket holder so probably won't be able to see any Brentford matches. One thing I will miss and in the last few years gone to very few matches away but most of the home games is to come on GPG and reading some of the match/ player reports and thinking was I at the same game as some of my fellow supporters.
 

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All this makes me realise how much of going to the football revolves around the travel there, the anticipation walking down Ealing Road, the chat on the turnstile, the lad I buy a programme off, the girl on the beer stall, the pint and a fag before the match, the meeting up with friends in the stand, the nodding acquaintances, the noise, the horrible seats, the PA, the half time chat with other smokers, being close to the players, hearing dugout instructions, traipsing out of the ground afterwards.
That's at least half of what being Brentford is to me.
Not sure I can be arsed to watch a silent (or, worse, canned noise) match with no crowd, no atmosphere, no GP. I'll wait and see, and the rest of the family will yell at me to get it sorted on a laptop, but I might just listen to the football coverage on Radio 5.
I can empathise with what you're saying here....
For me:
Add the pre-match sausage sandwich breakfast enjoyed by me and my SW Bees travelling companions, before our 09:00 departure for GP......the drive up the A303/M3/A316 and discussion of games from yesteryear....parking up in Beech Avenue and the scary concrete kids.....the walk past Mafeking Avenue......meeting up with the rest of our crowd on ER......(hopefully) "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang post-match.....stopping off at Fleet Services on the way back and watching the Sky highlights on my phone (if we've won).....
But.....and it's a huge but (!!!), I tell you what, I'll be as nervous as f**k when I watch Pontus lead us out at an empty Craven Cottage in 2 weeks time!!!
COME ON YOU REDSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
 

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Im a just a member and have tickets to some of the remaining games for myself & another member . I’m hoping there is a way to get a code for iFollow to watch the games I’ve paid for . I don’t really want to pay twice .
 
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Im a just a member and have tickets to some of the remaining games for myself & another member . I’m hoping there is a way to get a code for iFollow to watch the games I’ve paid for . I don’t really want to pay twice .
You will need to be refunded for the tickets you bought then buy £10 match passes to watch each game on iFollow.
 

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I hope there are no problems with IFollow as the overseas subscriptions for the season will end at the end of June 2020.
 
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I hope there are no problems with IFollow as the overseas subscriptions for the season will end at the end of June 2020.
Ah. Yes. Good point. Might be worth asking iFollow about that. Probably best rather to find that it doesn't work on 20th. Remember we will probably be first up so will be the ones to encounter issues like this.
 

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Problems and ifollow often appear in the same sentence.
Not really, not for me at least. I have a 50M broadband so that probably explains a little.

I made an enquiry to Efl, I hope they will answer with clear details.
 

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My interpretation of the EFL statement was that all iFollow subscribers based outside the UK would be able to watch all Brentford's games apart from the play-offs, and that the same applied to STHs who are presumably all UK residents.
Apart from any Bees games that are live on Sky, and therefore available to overseas broadcasters, and therefore not shown to the masses on iFollow.

I hope there are no problems with IFollow as the overseas subscriptions for the season will end at the end of June 2020.
The news item on the official website says:
"The other games [not those live on Sky] will be available for supporters of EFL clubs outside of the UK, either as part of already purchased season passes (for their respective club) or to buy on an individual match-by-match basis.
 
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Apart from any Bees games that are live on Sky, and therefore available to overseas broadcasters, and therefore not shown to the masses on iFollow.
Except, of course, if the overseas broadcaster in a particular territory decides not to show it. I don't really expect this to happen, but it could as the kick-off times have been changed and it may clash with the Central African Republic's version of Eastenders or some summer sporting event too I suppose.
 

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Except, of course, if the overseas broadcaster in a particular territory decides not to show it. I don't really expect this to happen, but it could as the kick-off times have been changed and it may clash with the Central African Republic's version of Eastenders or some summer sporting event too I suppose.
Sadly, that's not how it works. The majority of the world is now lumped into one region where all the matches designated for overseas broadcast are blacked out.
Most "developed" countries are in this region, but not Japan, Korea (sic), Holland, Malta, Cyprus, Hungary or Gibraltar. Or UK or ROI of course.
https://www.efl.com/broadcast-schedule/

I can't speak for France, Czech Republic, Finland etc, but here in Spain the local broadcasting company, DAZN.com, only shows about half the designated matches. The other designated games are still blacked out on iFollow. Before the break, the Fulham game was on their programming schedule but the West Brom game wasn't. My hope is that they'll now show all the available games in a bid to get customers back. I'll have to pay 2 subscriptions but at least I'd be getting all the games.

Last season, before DAZN.com, Spain was a separate region with no blackouts. Having a local broadcaster isn't doing me or @lanzabee any good at all. :sad:

I can't comment on the popularity of soap operas in CAR. :grey:
 
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I hope there are no problems with IFollow as the overseas subscriptions for the season will end at the end of June 2020
The news item on the official website says:
"The other games [not those live on Sky] will be available for supporters of EFL clubs outside of the UK, either as part of already purchased season passes (for their respective club) or to buy on an individual match-by-match basis.
I hope it goes like that. Last year Efl mailed renewal reminder about season pass auto-renewal on the 9th June so it is interesting to see how they handle this situation.

As for the 30 matches on Sky... I really hope Viaplay here in Finland shows all the matches. They have done that with Bundesliga. Viaplay is sports channel so episodes of Eastenders will not be a problem.
 

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The odd time I’ve used ifollow it’s been good.

For people on here though suggesting NowTV - yes it’s great but it does NOT have red button service. So better hope the games are on a main channel.

I also have concerns about ifollows platform capacity. You’re going from only people abroad (bar the odd VPN) to 30,000 Leeds STH, 20,000 Forest STH etc at the same time. It’s probably going to cause an upturn of 20/30x normal load... (but this is with my IT hat on, I’m sure they’re doing adequate load testing....)
 

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Christ. I had a nervous breakdown when Channel 4 was launched. This HDMIfollow in the sky, get your tablets and make sure your TV looks smart stuff is all too much for me. Someone PM me the results would you?
Totally with you Mazz. I just hope my mate can get it on his TV and we can watch it together. Might have to be in the garden though.
 

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Apart from any Bees games that are live on Sky, and therefore available to overseas broadcasters, and therefore not shown to the masses on iFollow.
This, from the EFL statement, indicates that even if a Brentford game is being broadcast live on a Sky channel, it will still be available on iFollow.

"The 30 live league fixtures will also be streamed on a club’s iFollow (or equivalent) service, where access will be provided for Season Ticket Holders."
 

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For people on here though suggesting NowTV - yes it’s great but it does NOT have red button service. So better hope the games are on a main channel.
Good point to clear up for those that think nowtv is like for like with Sky, it isn't.

That was my point when I said "if we end up being on a few games and/or the other team's games interest you."

My bad making the assumption that everyone would know about the lack of a red button.
 

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Just get one of those completely dodgy IPTV things for your ipad or smart tv, £50 for a year and every sports channel and sports PPV channel in the world on there.....allegedly.
 

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This, from the EFL statement, indicates that even if a Brentford game is being broadcast live on a Sky channel, it will still be available on iFollow.

"The 30 live league fixtures will also be streamed on a club’s iFollow (or equivalent) service, where access will be provided for Season Ticket Holders."
...and only for season ticket holders of the clubs concerned.

Edit: It does also say that STH will get both home and away games.
 

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£33.99 for the full month if we end up being on a few games and/or the other team's games interest you.
Currys have been doing the NOW TV monthly sports pass for £25 for some time, so you'll save £9 if you get it from them.

Also you can sometimes get an even better deal on Amazon, so it's worth looking there too.
 

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Only two positive tests in the EFL from the latest round of testing.
That's probably very good, but, call me stupid, how are these people catching the disease? They must all have been given very clear and unequivocal guidelines about what they should and shouldn't do during lock-down so that they would be clean and ready for the restart just as soon as it was possible, if only to get the machinery back functioning in such a way as to be able to pay their very large wages.
 

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That's probably very good, but, call me stupid, how are these people catching the disease? They must all have been given very clear and unequivocal guidelines about what they should and shouldn't do during lock-down so that they would be clean and ready for the restart just as soon as it was possible, if only to get the machinery back functioning in such a way as to be able to pay their very large wages.
No idea. But it’s possible those who tested positive aren’t players and is also possible they may have become infected by a teammate or colleague who was one of the 20 or so who tested positive previously who for I know may have caught the virus in the supermarket of from opening a contaminated piece of post or perhaps live with key workers.
 
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