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A Guide to Streaming Sports in Your Motorhome in New Zealand

Published 16 May 2024

Streaming Sports Motorhome New Zealand


New Zealanders are renowned worldwide for their unwavering passion for sports. Even when traversing the country’s scenic landscapes, Kiwis refuse to miss a beat of the action, whether it’s on the green, court, pitch, or field.

Luckily, modern technology ensures that enthusiasts can stay connected to their favourite teams and events, even while on the move – including the highly anticipated Olympics in Paris!

Thanks to the abundance of streaming platforms, you can now bring the thrill of the stadium directly into your motorhome. Whether it’s a pivotal rugby clash starring the formidable All Blacks or an electrifying cricket showdown at Eden Park, streaming live sports has become incredibly convenient with just your mobile device, tablet, laptop, or smart TV.


What do you need to get started?

Equipping your motorhome for sports streaming is surprisingly simple. Ensure you have a reliable internet connection such as Wireless Nation’s portable WiFi solution.

Most modern motorhomes have a smart television which is a traditional television set with integrated internet and interactive web features that allow users to stream music and videos and browse the internet.

If your TV is not already “smart”, then you should invest in a streaming device, such as a Chromecast or SmartVU which allows you to cast your favourite sports apps onto your TV screen. You can get these devices, for example, from retailers like Noel Leeming.


Streaming Sports In Motorhome NZ


Which services and apps will give you the best sporting experience?

In New Zealand, several services and apps cater to sports enthusiasts, providing access to live streams, highlights, analysis and more. By utilising them, sports devotees travelling through New Zealand can enjoy a comprehensive sporting experience, staying connected to their favourite teams and events no matter where their adventures take them.

Sky Sport Now – Sky Sport Now gives you streaming access to 12 Sky Sport and ESPN channels from a host of devices including popular smartphones, selected smart TV’s, tablets and laptops. With Sky Sport Now, you can stream the Live Sports action you love online and on the go, as well as a huge range of on-demand content, highlights and more. You can subscribe to Sky Sport Now on a Week, Month or Annual Pass, and you can cancel at any time before your renewal date. Sky Sport Now also has select Pay-Per-View Events which are available separately.

TVNZ+ (TVNZ OnDemand) – While primarily focused on entertainment content, TVNZ OnDemand may occasionally offer sports content, particularly for events of national interest. TVNZ+ – A sports hub available inside TVNZ+ that delivers New Zealanders their favourite sports, with live events, replays and highlights all streaming on the platform.

Sky Open – Sky Open will play virtually round-the-clock Olympics content free to air, including the breakfast review show and evening highlights show, plus a selection of live content from 7pm to 9am, and replays and highlights at other times. This is where you can catch DHL Super Rugby Pacific, Premier League and NRL Premiership.

Freeview On Demand – Sports enthusiasts can catch up on their favourite games and events conveniently through Freeview On Demand. This platform offers a diverse range of free-to-air television and radio channels, providing access to an array of sporting content. Whether it’s rugby, cricket, football, or other popular sports, viewers can enjoy on-demand access to highlights, replays, and full matches through compatible Freeview receivers, Smart TVs, and streaming devices. 

Streaming sports in your New Zealand motorhome enhances your travel experience, allowing you to stay connected to your favourite teams and events while exploring the country’s natural wonders. With the right equipment, services, and streaming tips, you can enjoy uninterrupted sporting excitement on the road, making memories that last a lifetime.