What technology do you need to watch the Rugby World Cup?

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You might have purchased your tournament pass and gathered every piece of All Blacks merchandise you own, but watching New Zealand score a winning try in the Rugby World Cup 2019 might be harder than you thought.

On Tuesday, Spark issued a warning to customers about the stream’s incompatibility with some HDMI cables. But Jeff Latch, the head of Spark Sport, told The AM Show on Wednesday the warning was a “non-event”, and only affects mobile devices using HDMI cables. 

Latch explained they’re encouraging fans to set themselves up now rather than leaving it “to the 11th hour”.

So if you want to avoid a blank screen at kick off, don’t stress – here are some fool-proof, Spark-approved ways to watch the famous tournament.

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Chromecast and Apple TV

Technically, a Chromecast still uses an HDMI connection in your TV, but it also uses WiFi.

A Chromecast plugs into the HDMI port of the TV and allows users to transmit content from a streaming app – such as Spark or Netflix – or a webpage with video on both desktop computers, laptops, or smart phones and tablets.

You might have purchased your tournament pass and gathered every piece of All Blacks merchandise you own, but will your stream work?

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You might have purchased your tournament pass and gathered every piece of All Blacks merchandise you own, but will your stream work?

Once the Chromecast icon appears on the stream, all you need to do is tap it and select the device you want to cast to.

For fans with an Apple TV, Spark Sport is available on the fourth generation device.

There is a little more preparation with this device as you need to download the Spark Sport application on the TV first.

Both streaming options are listed on the Spark website as a way to view the tournament.

Smart TV

Of course a smart TV can figure it out.

It’s the same process as an Apple TV – fans need to access the Spark Sport app on the device to be able to stream the games directly through the television.

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