GOL TV started out first in South America, and soon versions of it began to appear in US and Canadian TV. Quite a few people like to watch GOL TV live. That’s true even in the US where “soccer”, as the game of football is called there, doesn’t quite match the popularity of other sports such as American football, basketball, baseball, and hockey. GOL TV offers games in the Brazilian and Argentina football leagues, and GOL TV (US) has the rights to show Bundesliga games.
But the problem is that a few cable companies have dropped GOL TV altogether, and now the games aren’t shown to numerous people itching to watch football. It may also be possible that your cable provider does carry GOL TV, except you can’t find any TV nearby at all. So what are you going to do? The GOL TV website can show you some highlights after the game has ended, and it also shows replays of games in the archives. But how can you watch GOL TV online?
Actually, you do have some options if you have a mobile device or a computer, as well as a high speed connection to the Internet. Here are some websites where you can find a GOL TV live stream:
If you are familiar with torrents, then wiziwig.tv should be a breeze. This is a website that offers you a chance to see your GOL TV games live once you register as a member.
First, go to the GOL TV website and make sure of the time the kickoff starts for the game you want to watch. Then log on to Wiziwig about an hour or two before the match. The game you want to watch will be available once you click on the “live sports” menu near the top of the page. You’ll then be presented with the games that are playing or will be playing shortly. Just find the game you are looking for and click the “live” at the end.
You’ll then find a list of GOL TV streaming providers along with the program you need for you to watch the game. Each program will have its own instructions, which are already conveniently included. Just check what program is needed, and then follow the instructions for its installation. Once that’s done, you can start watching the game.
As a bonus, wiziwig also offers a forum where members can give you links on HD videos of the game once it is concluded. It may not be live, but at least you can watch it in HD. That’s rare in streaming programs.
Once you enter this site, you can then choose the category of the game you want to watch. If you are looking for a GOL TV stream, then most likely you will be clicking on the Soccer icon. Then you’ll be offered a listing of all the games available, including the one shown on GOL TV. Click one that, and watch.
Of course, it’s not like watching on YouTube. You will need quite a bit of persistence, because the ads are persistent too. You encounter a huge ad and when you close it, it will lead you to another website. Just click on the back button.
First Row Sports
You can also find GOL TV live streaming on First Row Sports, which tend to have lots of different html addresses. That’s because this international website has been targeted by the US government. Yet every time it’s taken down, it appears on another address.
There’s also the fact that the original website has quite a few ads. That’s why there are lots of other versions online, such as http://xn--frstrowsports-39b.eu/ and http://gofirstrow.eu/ for starters where the ads have been reduced in number. Google “First Row Sports” and you’ll find a lot more.
While some versions don’t have all that many ads, they may be found on the stream itself. It’s like YouTube, where the ad starts first before you can see your video. Still, you will need to deal with ads which pop up a lot of the time. If the stream freezes, all you need to do is to refresh the page. If the stream keeps on freezing a lot, maybe you can choose another stream.
And like YouTube, all you need is a browser with installed flash. In some cases, you may be advised to install a plugin. For times like these, you may want to make sure that your antivirus and anti-malware programs are working and up to date. You can also use the Skyfire browser if you will be watching the game on your mobile.
This is like the YouTube of online sports, as it offers hundreds of millions of live streams a month. Quite a few people watch sports matches here. Like YouTube, just make sure that your flash player is installed, and you can watch the football match on a GOL TV stream.
If you can’t get to a TV or your cable provider can’t give you GOL TV, you can always go online and find the GOL TV stream you need.