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Brits watching tonight’s Euros match at home issued streaming warning

Brits watching tonight’s Euros match at home issued streaming warning

Don't miss out on goals just because you're streaming the game

It’s that time again where your friends could become your foes if they support a different national team, but we love it.

Of course, we’re talking about the Euros, which has long been the tradition of cosying up at home with mates and various snacks (and bevvys) or popping down to your local beer garden if the weather permits it.

As millions of England fans plan on live streaming the football games this year, there has been one warning to come out which could ruin crucial moments if you’re not careful.

If you're watching the game tonight on a stream, heed these warnings. (John Phillips/Getty Images for Heineken)
If you're watching the game tonight on a stream, heed these warnings. (John Phillips/Getty Images for Heineken)

This is because the England vs Serbia game tonight could be hammering in too many watchers at once, which means that they could miss out on things such as a deciding goal…

Experts have come out to say that this could be caused be a lag on the stream, which cuts out parts when too many people tune in.

Uswitch, a comparison site has revealed that streaming sites could broadcast 45 seconds later than traditional telly, which is why their experts have suggested that watchers plug in an aerial cable - if you have one - and connect it to a satellite so you can instead watch it from BBC One, STV, or ITV1 (depending on where you live in the UK) on channels 1/101 or 3/103.

But that’s not all - they also say you need to turn your notifications off to avoid getting word of a goal or penalty before you see it on your screen.

Spoilers are forever the enemy.

There are also some things to be wary of which could affect your stream, such as bad internet speeds slowing down your stream.

BBC Radio 5 listeners are apparently the frontrunners to receive the closest to live action information - that’s the 693/909 MW channel.

Gareth Southgate didn't take all this time to hand-pick players for you to miss their goals. (UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)
Gareth Southgate didn't take all this time to hand-pick players for you to miss their goals. (UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

But if you’d prefer to swan on up to the pub to watch it instead with your mates and get a feel of the whole room rooting for the same team, you’re not alone.

According to the British Beer & Pub Association, pubs are set to pour an additional 20million pints which come to about £94million in funds.

There’s also set to be a soar in Tesco spending as the supermarket predicts it will sell 33 million packs of beers and cider over the next month as people stock up on their favourite bevs ready for the games.

Jeff Moody, Commercial Director of Bira Group, told The Sun: "The Euros arriving in the summer months is fantastic timing for independent retailers after a challenging period.

"With favourable kick-off times aligning with the sunshine, we're expecting pubs, hospitality businesses, convenience stores and electrical retailers in particular to cash in as fans flock to watch the matches."

However, where there is booze, there is bust-ups which has allegedly led to stadium chiefs having to serve attendees at the Serbia game to sell shandy or weak beers.

Hopefully it doesn’t come to that in the pubs, aye?

Featured Image Credit: UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images/Getty stock image

Topics: Alcohol, Food And Drink, Pubs, Football