Sports & recreation

Has mobile viewing changed the way you watch sport?

Sports & recreation

Posted by: Cafestudy1

3rd Feb 2015 04:18pm

We would like to know how Cafestudy members watch sports, and if this has changed.

Now you can access sport anywhere through your mobile, do you take advantage of being able to fit sports viewing in around your life? Or do you still prefer to watch sport live, at home, on TV, perhaps because you may be afraid of finding out the result through social media? Do you think mobile viewing and being able to check results at any time and anywhere has spoiled the experience of watching sport, or made it better?
If you delay watching a match, do you find it increasingly difficult to not hear the results through news or social media before you've had a chance to watch?

Comments 150

Bavinh31451700
  • 19th Aug 2018 12:10am

No it hasnt. I still watch sport on tv

typhoon
  • 17th Sep 2017 10:06pm

Do not watch sport on my mobile at all. i prefer to get involved directly with sport rather than sit on the sidelines watching.Playing a sport, any sport is better than being a couch potato glued to the tv and why be glued to a tiny mobile screen.

thmurphy
  • 16th Aug 2017 11:02pm

I prefer to watch sport live or on tv and will generally just look at results if I can't get it live

Frank Yates
  • 10th Jul 2017 11:12pm

I do not watch sport on mobile devices. I either turn on the TV, radio or wait till I get home

GarryM
  • 26th Jun 2017 03:47pm

I prefer to watch sports live

squeekums
  • 30th Apr 2017 05:11pm

Means i dont need to worry about missing a footy game, this is essential lol

mcgore
  • 26th Apr 2017 05:22pm

Upon returning to Australia from a two-year stay in the UK, as a family, we wanted to have access to the EPL football. A Foxtel subscription was to be a stretch, but the unique broadcast arrangement hosted by Optus influenced us to engage them as our supplier for mobile telephone, internet and also the Fetch TV entertainment package.

Migaloo
  • 2nd Apr 2017 07:24pm

I have not watched the way l watch sport , l still watch it mainly live on TV , if 2 teams are playing at the one time l record one and watch that one later on .

Anonymous
  • 23rd Jan 2017 08:19pm

Why on earth would anyone want to watch sport on their mobile phones or tablets. Surely that is what large-screen, HD TVs were invented for. We were promised that we would get all important sporting events on free-to-air TV, but most of it still is only available on Pay TV. We are supposedly a multi-cultural country (whatever that means), and we have people from every cricket-playing country in the world living in Australia, but the only matches shown on free-to-air TV from the Cricket World Cup were the matches that Australia was playing in, and the only overseas matches we get to see now are the Ashes matches. We used to get the matches from the West Indies, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, etc. Our government has not kept its promise to us, and it's time people jumped up and down and did something about it. Pensioners, the unemployed and the disabled, etc, cannot afford Pay TV, so we miss out on sporting events that we all love to watch because of it. I will NEVER watch sport on my mobile phone or my tablet.

squeekums
  • 30th Apr 2017 05:13pm

Simple convenience when i cant avoid being out of the house during the game. A good quality screen and any device works well. Like yesterdays, watched most of power game on my tablet as we were out

suzikq
  • 23rd Jan 2017 04:01pm

No sport for me, do not watch any.

ronles
  • 21st Nov 2016 03:43pm

no. I don't watch any sport on my mobile

shelly47
  • 28th Oct 2016 03:44pm

I don't have a smart phone and I don't watch much sport so I wouldn't access sport if I had a smartphone.

BIGTED 1954
  • 1st Oct 2016 10:26am

NO

Ebineza
  • 23rd Aug 2016 07:22pm

I watch sport live, or on TV

Anonymous
  • 3rd Aug 2016 05:08am

Mobile viewing has definitely changed they way of watching sport. You can watch anyway, anytime. During life events, you can watch anywhere as long as you have data or wifi available. With social media, you can see the world react to the event as it occurs. Nowadays sport viewers have more statistic while watching sport, which can increase the quality of the experience.

wq.claire
  • 30th Jan 2016 04:38am

Yes! It is now more convenient. I can even watch when I out.

wq.claire
  • 30th Jan 2016 04:38am

Yes! It is now more convenient. I can even watch when I out.

Skylark
  • 31st Aug 2015 02:52pm

Not really. I still attend Test & Sheffield cricket, as well as watch/listen via
TV, radio or online.
I still watch club level Motorsport at the track. I won't watch V8$upercars in any form, after they betrayed their fans.

Bottom line is social media had not affected my viewing, because I don't use it.
Being able to keep an eye on cricket scores on my work computer is handy though.

rob
  • 1st Jul 2015 07:11pm

I love the big screen not a little one

ALK
  • 5th May 2015 04:35pm

I seem to be same as most that is I don't watch sport on mobile. I like to watch some afl games if I'm home when they're on live on free to air tv .

chips48
  • 4th Apr 2015 10:39pm

Why on earth would anyone want to watch sport on their mobile phones or tablets. Surely that is what large-screen, HD TVs were invented for. We were promised that we would get all important sporting events on free-to-air TV, but most of it still is only available on Pay TV. We are supposedly a multi-cultural country (whatever that means), and we have people from every cricket-playing country in the world living in Australia, but the only matches shown on free-to-air TV from the Cricket World Cup were the matches that Australia was playing in, and the only overseas matches we get to see now are the Ashes matches. We used to get the matches from the West Indies, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, etc. Our government has not kept its promise to us, and it's time people jumped up and down and did something about it. Pensioners, the unemployed and the disabled, etc, cannot afford Pay TV, so we miss out on sporting events that we all love to watch because of it. I will NEVER watch sport on my mobile phone or my tablet.

ammiel
  • 25th Mar 2015 12:13pm

if i choose to watch a live event it is always from home, and i do not touch my mobile or other devices nor do i change the channel of the tv, i want to be fully engrossed in the moment and be sidetracked by nothing.

stevieerose
  • 28th Feb 2015 03:39pm

No

chips48
  • 24th Feb 2015 10:38pm

I still, and always will, prefer to watch sport on our big-screen TV. After all, we were promised when these TVs first came out that we would get to see any important sporting events featuring our top sports people LIVE on FREE TO AIR TV, not on Pay TV (which at least half of the population cannot afford, especially pensioners and the unemployed). And why on earth would someone want to watch a sporting event on a tiny little mobile phone screen, or even a tablet or computer screen. Sport, and movies, TV shows, etc, all should be seen on large screens to be fully appreciate, with surround sound to add to the effect. Being able to check the results or watch the match at any time, anywhere has definitely spoiled the experience, because TV Stations and sporting bodies are catering for this small audience and the Pay TV companies instead of living up to the commitment they made years ago to keep important sporting events free-to-air.

Bubbles McTavish
  • 22nd Feb 2015 05:44pm

No, I watch sport as normal - on TV - there are enough spoiler alerts that I don't have to find out prior to watching.]

typhoon
  • 19th Feb 2015 12:32pm

None of the sports they put on TV are sports i want to watch and why would you want an expensive data plan to watch sports on your mobile?? What a waste of money. I have noticed that many who say that they like their sports do not actually play any sports themselves.Me, i'd much rather get out there and do something than be a passive observer.

kiwilass
  • 17th Feb 2015 10:47am

I also don't watch sport sport doesn't affect me at all

wee stu
  • 14th Feb 2015 12:56pm

I check other games scores online while I watch my footy team play live - that's about all

Blossom
  • 10th Feb 2015 11:14am

I find it very frustrating when you miss highlights because they are cut by ads.
I follow the tennis, cricket, basketball, netball and basketball.
I also follow motorsport which was contracted out as straight to air but it is often delayed because of football. They put ads in it at the most inconvenient times too. They should be allowed to put extra ads on during breaks in racing instead of interrupting the broadcast. I am delighted that it is going to another TV channel this year. Maybe we will get the coverage that they are paid to give.

Blossom
  • 10th Feb 2015 11:16am
I find it very frustrating when you miss highlights because they are cut by ads.
I follow the tennis, cricket, basketball, netball and basketball.
I also follow motorsport which was...

Before somebody jumps on their bandwagon there are teams in motorsport.

cutlas
  • 9th Feb 2015 10:27am

I don't follow any sport; so no, it hasn't changed the way I do not watch sport.

Kessa1959
  • 8th Feb 2015 05:20pm

I still prefer to watch sport on the tv at home as the screen is larger although I do like watching certain sports live.

Fluffy
  • 8th Feb 2015 12:14pm

Hi, When I have the time I prefer to watch sports on T.V at home with family and friends, and on occasion on the big screen in a sports bar with my brother. :-)

I do it this way basically cos it easier for me to hear and concentration on the game and score.

I've noticed that like me most people tell there friends if they don't want to know the score they tell them up front, and for the most part it works out.

For some of my friends at work though it's easier to catch up on the sport as soon as it's played, as they like to watch it as it is played

Sassa
  • 8th Feb 2015 11:27am

It really depends on the sport. Our family's favourite sport is AFL. So when it is that time of year then we are passionate about it. My boys and I hate watching or going to cricket matches but my husband loves it. I quite like watching Tennis when I have time but it seems that I have less and less these days.

My oldest boy is really into competitive swimming and is in a swimming club and got to compete at State Sprints yesterday (which was a challenge in itself). My boys also love doing Little Athletics. My youngest boy will be playing Soccer this year and my oldest boy is into Cross Country running. Don't forget about the Scouts too. They are always going away or doing hikes and other activities. I love my competition Table Tennis and my husband plays competition ten pin bowling. We also like going for bike rides and the kids like jumping on the trampoline.

So you could say that our family thrives on sport.

ozycash
  • 8th Feb 2015 03:56am

dont watch sport

steury66
  • 7th Feb 2015 04:33pm

I can record anything so I don't really get to watch it live,but when I can I prefer to watch it on tv,i like the larger screen.

bc
  • 7th Feb 2015 03:07pm

I don't watch many sports - I do watch the AFL but never on my mobile

Jyc_chan10
  • 7th Feb 2015 09:06am

i think the change is that it give me more variety to watch sports and hence i have mroe exposure to the sports and results. eg while i am traveling, commuting or even times where i am not at home but i can still get hte latest news and updates form the sports

Jodiddleo
  • 6th Feb 2015 10:46pm

I love sport and I love the fact I can find out the reults as they happen on my smart phone, I watch all sports and last weekend in Sydney we had everything from soccer, cricket to boxing, it was sensational.

del31
  • 6th Feb 2015 01:48pm

only watch sports on tv at home. not interested in watching on mobiles or tablets

sweetsunshine
  • 6th Feb 2015 11:06am

I prefer to watch sport live on TV. I hate the chance of spoilers, much rather know the result as it happens, because it's increasingly difficult to hide yourself away from society before you get to watch the replay! For me watching catch-up sport is not as enjoyable once I know the result.

Tanasalisha
  • 5th Feb 2015 08:17pm

Yes, I don't like sports and find it harder to avoid being bombarded with statistics and results because of sports mad colleagues accessing sites on their phones and computers.

tinacz
  • 5th Feb 2015 07:15pm

No change. I do not watch sport.

Ruby1955
  • 5th Feb 2015 06:58pm

I still prefer to watch sports at home on TV not because I am afraid to hear the result but because I still have a life outside of watching sport.

lynneeime
  • 5th Feb 2015 06:07pm

I still prefer to watch sport at home on the tv. I don't have any apps to watch sport on my phone and don't intend to get them.

Nellyy
  • 5th Feb 2015 06:02pm

I mostly only watch big games such as the AFL Grand Final or NRL Grand Final and prefer to watch live on TV or at the local club as it makes me feel more involved in the game. It's just not exciting watching the game/match the next day when you've already read the results in the news.

jkl421960
  • 5th Feb 2015 05:27pm

don't watch sport generally except for the afl grand final each year

col001
  • 5th Feb 2015 03:45pm

Queenslander and avid rugby league follower. Watch other sports also, like the tennis and like watching it live or record it on our "my star" box if not around. Never use the phone, not interested in learning how, too old. If someone has to use social media to see results, I think it simply means they are really not interested in watching the game. At times doing so to upset those that want to watch the game.

If I watch a delayed broadcast, I turn off or do something else until the game comes on.

EileenW1
  • 5th Feb 2015 03:15pm

I don't use my mobile for anything other than phone calls, SMS, very rare photos, and occasionally just checking my email inbox for urgent messages. As a pensioner I cannot afford the enormous charges younger people incur by using their mobiles as a computer. I love sport but will record a match, game or event if I can't watch it on TV at the time it happens. We no longer go to live sport events as the entry price, added to horrific charges for food and drink and cost of parking is now beyond what we can afford.

col001
  • 5th Feb 2015 03:48pm
I don't use my mobile for anything other than phone calls, SMS, very rare photos, and occasionally just checking my email inbox for urgent messages. As a pensioner I cannot afford the enormous...

Know what you mean about the cost Eileen, it's pathetic and not justified.

sharleen
  • 5th Feb 2015 02:58pm

not really as i limit what i listen to.

senorita
  • 5th Feb 2015 02:58pm

While it was showing Men Tennis final on that day, I had a dinner appointment on that night and could not watch the scores. By having the mobile, I was able to watch the live scores and the winner on the news site. I could not watch it live on mobile because of my data allowance and also the streaming too slow to load. Luckily I have it recorded to be able to watch later after I come back home

vyj
  • 5th Feb 2015 02:36pm

I prefer to watch sport live, if I have nothing important to do. But, if it is a match I have really been looking forward to and I find out the outcome before I have really had the chance to watch it, I find it very disappointing, especially if the result was what I had hoped for.

paulettea
  • 5th Feb 2015 01:34pm

Hi I odd at times have found it annoying that you find the results through social media. I do prefer if possible to attend sport events live however if I cannot my preference is to watch on television. I think being able to check results or watch on mobiles is wonderful I think people can feel free to out and about but not miss out on seeing their sport.

Ruru
  • 5th Feb 2015 01:25pm


It hasn't changed the way I watch sport as I have better things to do like helping others.

Tuppence
  • 5th Feb 2015 01:25pm

I do not watch sports other than on TV (Occasionally)

Ruru
  • 5th Feb 2015 01:22pm

Same reply as Gezemetb. It hasn't changed the way I watch sport as I have better things to do like helping others.

peterv
  • 5th Feb 2015 01:06pm

I must be old fashioned because I prefer to watch at home on a decent sized screen although I do have a tablet.

Anonymous
  • 5th Feb 2015 12:10pm

Hasn't changed it all since I don't watch sports.

glenny18
  • 5th Feb 2015 12:06pm

No I do not watch sport on the mobile phone. Its all on the TV. I do check scores
on the phone during the games but that is all. We watch a lot of sport and try to avoid channel 7 as they are hopeless at any live coverage, put to many ads on and have annoying commentators.

coversharvey
  • 5th Feb 2015 11:57am

Too expensive for pensioners to access

ttg
  • 5th Feb 2015 11:45am

I'm not an avid sports watcher. However, in saying that, I have and do travel to watch the tennis live. If I'm unable to see the event live, then I enjoy watching it on TV as it happens. Mobile viewing and checking results isn't something I would do. Therefore, technology hasn't changed my enjoyment of watching sport live, or via tv.

Tish
  • 5th Feb 2015 10:59am

I do not watch sport in any way shape or form

Liz
  • 5th Feb 2015 10:48am

No, I don't really watch sports so nothing has changed for me

Liz
  • 5th Feb 2015 10:47am

I don't really watch sports so nothing has changed for me

frannymanny
  • 5th Feb 2015 10:35am

I do not watch sports at all. When my children were playing sport I attended games and volunteered my time.I will probably do the same for my grandchildren as they get older

Patty
  • 5th Feb 2015 09:29am

dont watch much sports but I love the big screen if it is tennis or cricket which i love so unless i am in a deserted place where i cant get a big tv, that"ll be it.

Dei
  • 5th Feb 2015 08:57am

Like many of you here, I also don't watch sports mobile or not. My husband is keen on English Premier League & my son is a wrestling fan ... but as these are northern hemisphere sports the time difference also plays a factor. When my husband watches the cricket or something like that social & true media updates can be a hazard but as Derek has only had a smart phone since Christmas 2013 & a tablet from this Christmas & would never try & use the 'net while watching tv this is all rather moot.
His biggest hazard would be myself or our son "accidently" telling him the score.

IanMutz
  • 5th Feb 2015 08:56am

I enjoy watching some sports. I have attended games to watch them live which is enjoyable because of the social interactions amongst spectators but not so enjoyable when the action is on the other side of the field and I can't see what is happening. I find that I prefer to watch sport on TV as the camera is always on the action and results are regularly displayed to see easily.

heeleen
  • 5th Feb 2015 08:20am

I don't really watch sport on tv, sometimes I will watch a bit of cricket but that's about it, so never use my ipad or phone to do this either.

Robyn
  • 5th Feb 2015 08:13am

I do not own a mobile device nor get involved with social media. I enjoy watching some sport on television, particularly tennis, and think a mobile phone screen would cause eye strain due to its limited size.

paraic
  • 5th Feb 2015 08:01am

I like to watch sports live with company it makes it more interesting I think. when I can I have people over to my place or go to a friends to watch the football / cricket etc.
Having live mobile sport is also a good think it means you can get results as they happen. if I have taped a game it is very hard not to look at results first. I watch the EPL in England and as it's on in the early hours I tape the games and make sure I watch them before I get to the results.

kfactor
  • 5th Feb 2015 07:30am

I don't watch sports or anything else on my phone. I'd much rather watch sports on TV at home.






















diann
  • 5th Feb 2015 06:19am

I do not watch sport or have any interest in it, I also do not have social media, but I do hear what happens in the sports world at work, because so many people there love sport. So if I did want to watch sport later, it would get spoilt at work.

BASH
  • 5th Feb 2015 06:16am

not at all foxtel on our tv fills my needs

sprott
  • 5th Feb 2015 05:58am

Not really if''s local I will go if I want to see if it's on Sky I will either watch it on TV or record and watch later.

Ma
  • 5th Feb 2015 05:39am

Not at all! I am not into watching sports

CAT17
  • 5th Feb 2015 02:30am

No I don't watch sport on my mobile - I do watch on the big screen though. I can actually get by nicely without having to be glued to my mobile phone!

mausy
  • 5th Feb 2015 01:03am

Love watching most sports on TV...During the Aust Open I have the App on my smartphone...During AFL season I have the App on my smartphone..Very handy for score updates, injury updates, and general game info...etc.. Social media doesn't really effect me at all...if I'm interested I will take a look...it doesn't worry me at all..sometimes knowing the result is a bit of a 'spoiler alert'...but I still watch on TV regardless.....

Ziah
  • 4th Feb 2015 11:22pm

Hate sports of ANY kind (especially with overpaid "professional" sportspeople), and I don't watch ANYTHING on mobile devices, so no, my sport viewing has not, and will never change.

eugenie
  • 4th Feb 2015 10:44pm

Only sport that interests me is AFL footy & my mobile is old style no access to live games anyway. Games I am interested in I see live or on tv. Nothing has changed for me. How could anyone watch a footy match on those tiny screens anyway?

eugenie
  • 4th Feb 2015 10:42pm

Only sport that interests me is AFL footy & my mobile is old style no access to live games anyway. Games I am interested in I see live or on tv. Nothing has changed for me.

Blue_Barrel_Farm
  • 4th Feb 2015 10:40pm

Yes, I watch the cricket and AFL on delay on Satellite TV. This allows me to fast forward thru the adds and break in play drivel (commentary).

tterrypu
  • 4th Feb 2015 10:36pm

The only way to watch sport is live.
Facebook and all that type of media, as far as I am concerned, are a waste of time and space because everybody knows better than someone else and also too much false information in paraded to the populace who graciously accept it as the truth.

racey1
  • 4th Feb 2015 10:08pm

NO NOT REALLY I THINK IT HAS IMPROVED THE WAY FOR EVERYONE THAT LOVES SPORT.

WH
  • 4th Feb 2015 09:57pm

i like watching sport especially soccer and tennis. i would like to find out the result online if i delay watching any sport.

Voltron
  • 4th Feb 2015 09:49pm

i prefer to watch sport live on big screen tv.

steelbacchus
  • 4th Feb 2015 09:42pm

What is mobile viewing? We can't all afford smartphones.
I wouldn't pay anyway

Vivace
  • 4th Feb 2015 09:33pm

No because I have no interest in sport and I wouldn't waste my mobile data on it.

vickbenla
  • 4th Feb 2015 09:01pm

I watch the Cricket at home on TV would attend the matches if they were closer to home. I do follow Australian Cricket on social media & watch match highlights on my ipad. I also watch Rugby League & AFL live games, & have both apps on ipad, where I get match results etc.

Tyke
  • 4th Feb 2015 08:58pm

I don't watch sport much at all - if I do I prefer it on tv. Not a huge fan of anything on the mobile!!!!

Wyrd
  • 4th Feb 2015 08:51pm

Do not watch sports much anymore and I tend to watch out for anything interesting on social media.

jb
  • 4th Feb 2015 08:50pm

I am getting absolutely fed up with Channel 9 continually delaying various live sports coverage for up to an hour or so in order to safeguard their so-called flagship programs. One such one has recently degenerated into a puerile, pathetic waste of key viewing time, uusually when a highly anticipated game is already under way. It has annoyed me so much that I will no longer buy any product advertised on Channel 9

gargar
  • 4th Feb 2015 08:37pm

I like to watch the sports direct as you always hear the results on the news,I also like to watch from my own lounge room on my big television so I can have a nice cup of coffee and relax.

kiwinutter
  • 4th Feb 2015 08:33pm

I'm not a sports watcher either but I could see how social media would need to be avoided :)

Peter
  • 4th Feb 2015 07:57pm

No. Don't watch TV on mobile. Can't afford it.

Ashar
  • 4th Feb 2015 07:48pm

The best way to watch sport is live, of course at the arena or stadium. I use my mobile phone only to make calls or send SMS.

Milburnd
  • 4th Feb 2015 07:46pm

No I don't like accessing sport on my ipad or my phone I prefer watching sport on the T.V.

Kayanne
  • 4th Feb 2015 07:19pm

Really don't watch sport at all on any medium.

mare
  • 4th Feb 2015 07:07pm

I still like to watch on TV

mrwonderful5433
  • 4th Feb 2015 07:06pm

I watch sport on tv as i find it is too small on a mobile device. I pefer to watch it live if possible without knowing the results.

EGirl76
  • 4th Feb 2015 06:49pm

I'm generally either watching on TV, listening to it on the radio or I'm there, so I just fit the medium in with my life. I'm not worried about being "spoiled" or the like, so that side of things doesn't affect me. :-)

Wellygaz
  • 4th Feb 2015 06:46pm

Nope - but don't watch sport!

MazzyJ
  • 4th Feb 2015 06:45pm

Nope because the only sport I watch is cricket and if I'm not home when its on too bad I'm not that mad on sport

Wildcat
  • 4th Feb 2015 06:33pm

Mobile viewing does not affect me as mobile coverage where I live leaves a lot to be desired, sports that I do follow I either watch or listen for the results on tv, so for me I still keep up to date, even if it may be a little late.

sunny64
  • 4th Feb 2015 06:05pm

I don't keep my mobile phone with me when I watch tv. (we have no reception where I live anyway) but I do watch sport on tv while also playing on Facebook. I do get frustrated when people in different Timezones post about the game or sport I'm watching or even Reality Shows and spoil it by talking about it or giving the results before I can finish watching.
I think we are getting out of control with mobile viewings as it spoils it for some of us who can't afford to watch it or don't have the devices.
I just want to sit at home and watch tv in peace without peeople posting the results ahead of time.
Unfortunately I'm sure I am in the minority and how would you police it anyway. Freedom of speech and all.

. V
  • 4th Feb 2015 06:00pm

I don't have time to watch much sport let alone watch sport on mobile devices. I will watch NRL and AFL. It doesn't bother me when I hear the results of a sporting match etc

jackdaw
  • 4th Feb 2015 05:54pm

I don't watch a lot of sports but TV viewing has been so bad lately, that I have joined my Husband and watched the Cricket and the Soccer on TV. I prefer to do all my viewing on TV as the screen is larger. Neither of us is bothered about hearing the result but we rarely do.

musicmum
  • 4th Feb 2015 05:49pm

Don't watch sport.

skiman
  • 4th Feb 2015 05:49pm

i still watch the same amount of sport at home. having internet on mobile has made it easier to be able to check scores when out and about. Due to data limits its not something that I would pay to subscribe to get video content because I would be worried I would go over my data, so I just stick to checking the scores and reading articles. I love to watch the footy and if the game is not live it is very hard to stay away from social media but then if I find out my team has lost then i am disappointed and I may not watch the replay then.

normarand
  • 4th Feb 2015 05:48pm

I don't have a smart phone or a tablet so I usually watch sport on TV at home. If it is a delayed telecast and I really want to know the score I can access my desktop computer there to get it. I'm not really that interested in most sports though.

dunbaylass
  • 4th Feb 2015 05:46pm

For a person my age, the saying " You can't teach an old Dog new trick" rates very high, my 16 year old grand daughter, has been trying to coach me in the use of an IPad, or her tablet, cause as she says " Pop will never complain, if he wants to watch NCIS, and I want to watch the tennis, cause I can watch it on my own devise" but sorry new gadgets are not my cup of tea so hence my husband watches NCIS and I miss out on sport, unless of course its Rugby and then he watches that and I go and play on my PC

Geevesy75
  • 4th Feb 2015 05:41pm

I now refuse to watch a sport unless it is live on TV as I almost always already know the result. As an avid sports follower (and small time punter) I constantly am up to date with scores and events. I have started purchasing apps that allow me to live stream certain sports to my mobile or tablet so that the hour delay to QLD is not a problem. I love watching sport but I cancelled my payTV service a while back in an attempt to save some money..... I regret this come footy season but you can't have everything.

tyke1929
  • 4th Feb 2015 05:31pm

No I have in interest in watching sport on my mobile, better things to do with my time

Veg
  • 4th Feb 2015 05:16pm

I love all sports except AFL (which sucks) and I prefer to watch live or if possible, go to the game/event. I use my tablet to keep up with scores from games that I am not watching and to place bets on the horses and dogs. I would only watch on a very small screen such as a smartphone if there was no possible other way to catch the game.

Octavia
  • 4th Feb 2015 05:14pm

I prefer to watch sport live on a big screen TV so tend to watch at home but I will sometimes loosely follow live commentary on my laptop if I don't have time to sit down and watch a whole match. I mainly watch cricket, soccer and tennis. I never watch on my mobile although I might check the scores occasionally. If a game is not transmitted live it doesn't bother me if I find out the score before I get to watch it - in fact if I know that it has already finished I prefer to know the outcome upfront so that I can just enjoy the game. But, unless it's a high profile game (like the Asian Cup final) it isn't that difficult to avoid finding out the result if you prefer it.

WEK
  • 4th Feb 2015 05:04pm

Hi I seldom use a mobile device to check scores/results. Typically I only use where I have not attended, nor watched on free to air or foxtel and various news services do not provide results - then I search for live scores

rob1
  • 4th Feb 2015 05:02pm

Not really, I don't have fox so if I want to watch some live sporting events when I am out it would be on the massive screen at my local club.

Otherwise I just watch sport on free to air, kind of think this mobile watching is a waste of time given the screen size, The only time I watch anything is when I catch the bus which is 7-8 am .... no sport then or 5:30-7pm .... no sport there either.

Buggy
  • 4th Feb 2015 05:02pm

No it hasn't changed the way I watch sport but yes social media has made it a lot harder to not find out the scores but you can avoid looking at the posts or tweets involved

super88
  • 4th Feb 2015 05:01pm

I don't think the way I view sport has altered at all.
I enjoy listening to a cricket test or an update on the radio in a spare moment, but have no interest in the outcome of 20/20 or one day matches.
My mobile phone is pretty much used only for phone calls and an occasional text.
for most sports the highlights provide all the information I want.


DougK
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:55pm

No change in my viewing - only watch on free-to-air TV.

daisy
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:54pm

I dont watch on mobile device, I dont even watch sport on TV.

youi
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:52pm

No not at all, just depend on TV for scores at end of match.

peejay
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:49pm

don't have mobile viewing

jrl
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:46pm

I watch time-shifted tennis, have done for years. It's no more or less difficult to avoid hearing results, you just have to be careful.

agd
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:43pm

Not at all. Sport on TV is sufficient.

BKM547
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:41pm

Mobile screens are far too small to watch anything. Phone numbers are bad enough.

crowgirl1
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:34pm

The only sport that I am interested in is AFL. I am an Adelaide Crows member and I watch and record all the matches and go to Adelaide Oval to watch the match live. Watching a match on my iphone screen is too small. I don't watch the match on my ipad either. I prefer watching everything on a big screen.

winnie64
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:32pm

I have no interest in sports, I think we shouldn't need to watch sport while out

pauldaw
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:32pm

No, I do not have a mobile phone which is capable of this and I am actually considering getting rid of Foxtel so I will only be able to watch NRL that will be shown on FTA

Cheran
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:29pm

Like a lot of sports, but if I'm out doing other things I'm not going to access sports on the go - I'd rather watch it at home where I can concentrate and be comfortable - nothing is that important that I can't wait to see it.

junohgball
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:27pm

i only watch sport at home on tv

junohgball
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:27pm

i only watch sport at home on tv

Tracyb
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:26pm

It hasn't changed me. I still prefer to watch sport live if the time suits. It is a great way of finding the results if you miss it though. However, it can spoil things if you do see a result you didn't want to know. It certainly is increasingly difficult not to hear the results sometimes.

hispania
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:24pm

I love checking results on mobile/iPad when my team playing away. Can't bear to wait to watch TV presentation of an away match because they are so often not live. Just have to check up on results along the way.

dj0003
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:24pm

not really, I try to watch sports live anyway.

loctent
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:21pm

I think there is just too many channels for watching sport I miss the old days sometimes I miss the old days of 7 9 10 and 2

Damo1982
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:20pm

No Not really. If I'm watching live sports its usually the NRL and I'm to busy watching that and not using social media

Pellier
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:18pm

No. I leave my phone at the bottom of my bag.

squeekums
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:17pm

Yep, AFL season my tablet attached to be
keeping track of scores, other games that not on tv
injury updates

squeekums
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:16pm

Yep, AFL season my tablet attached to be
keeping track of scores, other games that not on tv
injury updates

Jezemeg8
  • 4th Feb 2015 04:07pm

No, not at all, because I do not watch sports.

super88
  • 27th Dec 2016 01:37pm
I'm the same as you. I don't watch sports at all...... so no change for me.

I'm the same, I might listen to an occasional update on the radio, just to be a bit up to date when it inevitably comes up in conversation, but I'm not interested in watching the blow by blow contest.

Skylark
  • 12th May 2016 03:10pm
No, not at all, because I do not watch sports.

Hasn't changed it much for me. Screen is too small. Watch it live, or on TV.

MRfuzzy
  • 7th Feb 2015 04:28pm
No, not at all, because I do not watch sports.

I'm the same don't watch sports

Tell
  • 4th Feb 2015 09:00pm
I'm the same as you. I don't watch sports at all...... so no change for me.

I also don't watch sport on mobile

Tell
  • 4th Feb 2015 09:00pm
I'm the same as you. I don't watch sports at all...... so no change for me.

I also don't watch sport on mobile

michb
  • 4th Feb 2015 08:27pm
No, not at all, because I do not watch sports.

I agree with you wholeheartedly Jezemeg8. As soon as sport comes on the channel is changed.

Odie
  • 4th Feb 2015 07:25pm
No, not at all, because I do not watch sports.

I'm the same as you. I don't watch sports at all...... so no change for me.

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