The Scottish Premiership season kicks-off this weekend and ahead of the new campaign, clubs have now been given the go-ahead to offer live streaming of matches played behind closed doors on a pay-per-view basis.
This means that non-Season Ticket holders will be able to pay game-by-game to watch all home matches at McDiarmid Park which are not broadcast on Sky Sports.
Some away matches will also be covered and this will be at the discretion of the home club and accessed through the home club's own online TV channel.
Live streaming of matches at McDiarmid Park on a pay-per-view basis will cost £17.50 per game. This price has been decided with the value of our 2020/21 Season Tickets in mind. The pay-per-view option will not be available for matches broadcast live on Sky Sports.
There’s still time to buy your Season Ticket which is the cheapest way to guarantee being able to watch every home match throughout the campaign, whether that’s in the stadium or streamed live on Saints TV.
Below is an updated list of FAQs regarding the streaming of matches for Season Ticket holders and for pay-per-view.
Q. What games can I watch with my Season Ticket?
Season Ticket holders will be able to watch all home matches via a live stream from McDiarmid Park. In addition, they will be able to watch our Pre-Match Show with special guests looking ahead to the match from 30mins before kick-off.
Q. How do I access the live stream as a Season Ticket holder?
On the Saints TV homepage, you’ll click on the relevant link for Season Ticket holders which will take you to the login page.
Your login details are unique to your Season Ticket. Your username will be: FIRSTNAME-SURNAME-BARCODE. For example, John-Smith-12345678.
Your password will be your unique Season Ticket barcode. Please keep your login details safe and private, do not share with others.
Q. Will my login details be the same for every match?
Yes. The login details you receive will remain the same and are unique to each Season Ticket holder. These cannot be changed, so please make sure you keep them safe and private.
Q. Can I share my login details?
Please do not share your login details with anyone else. Access to Saints TV is the virtual services element of your Season Ticket and like a normal Season Ticket holder it is non-transferrable. Please keep your password safe and private as sharing login details could affect your ability to access the live stream.
Q. Will there be login details for every individual Season Ticket, even if there are more than one registered to the same address?
Every Season Ticket (with the exception of our free U12s) will have its own unique login details.
Q. How do I access the live stream on pay-per-view?
On the Saints TV homepage, you’ll click on the relevant link for pay-per-view which will take you to a page where you will have to register before entering card details to purchase the match.
You only have to register once for pay-per-view on Saints TV. After you’ve registered once, you’ll just have to log-in, purchase the stream and watch in future.
Only matches not broadcast on Sky Sports will be available on pay-per-view.
Q. Can I watch the live stream on more than one device at the same time?
No. You cannot watch the live match stream on more than one device at any one time. If you sign into an additional device while logged in on another, you will automatically be logged out of the first device. Likewise, if you share your details and someone tries to login at the same time as you, it will end your live stream.
Q. What devices can I use?
Apple iPads and iPhones: You must have iOS 11.3 or higher installed and you must use Safari to watch the live stream on Apple devices.
Android devices: The live stream also works on most modern and up to date Android devices, including tablets, smartphones and Smart TVs.
Q. Can I watch it on a TV Channel?
No, the live stream will only be available via our online TV channel. It will not be available through any Freeview, cable or satellite TV channel in the UK or any other country.
Q. Do I need a Sky Sports subscription to watch?
No. the live stream is not available through Sky Sports channels. All you need to watch is your Season Ticket login details.
Q. Can I screenshare the live stream to my Smart TV?
Yes, you should be able to screenshare the live stream to compatible Smart TVs using an app such as Chromecast, Apple Airplay or any basic casting ability within your device.
Q. Are any devices not supported?
We do not support gaming consoles, including XBOX and PlayStation.
Q. Can I watch the live stream if my Internet connection is slow?
The quality of the stream will be dependent on the bandwidth and speed of your internet connection. For the best possible experience, we would recommend using an internet speed of least 5Mbps (please check with your internet provider).
It can help to close other tabs, browsers, and programmes while streaming your content. It may also help to hardwire your internet connection, instead of using WiFi.
Q. What do I do if I am having problems with the stream on a matchday?
Our Saints TV support team will be in place every matchday to help with any issues. You can contact the team via the contact option on the Saints TV website.
Q. How can I make sure my device/connection is adequate for streaming?
Some corporate networks, firewalls and ad-blocking software may prevent the live stream from displaying. Please check with your Network Administrator.
Disable any ad-blocking software and you may also need to configure your anti-virus software.
Q. Can I use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or proxies to stream the match?
No, please ensure that you are not using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or proxies as this can cause the live stream not to function.
Q. Will this work outside the UK & Ireland?
No, due to the contractual restrictions placed on the Club by the relevant rights holders, your coverage will be geo-blocked and only accessible work within the UK and Ireland.
However, overseas supporters can subscribe to Saints TV for £12.99 per month and watch all games live.
Q. If I miss kick-off, can I login at any point after the game has started?
Yes, you can login at any point after the game has started. However, as the game is live, you can only watch from the time you have logged in and will not be able to rewind to the start of the game.
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