Frequently Asked Questions

What is SidelineApp?


SidelineApp is an innovative new videostreaming service, designed by Kiwis for the benefit of grassroots sports and their supporters. By combining world-class livestreaming technology with video on demand and integrated social features, SidelineApp ensures sports fans never miss a game and schools and clubs have greater control of their content.




Don’t we want more supporters at the game, rather than elsewhere watching on a device?


Absolutely! But sometimes calendar clashes, weather issues, travel requirements or family sickness make it impossible to be there. With SidelineApp, no one ever need miss a game.




What makes SidelineApp different from other live streaming services?


SidelineApp is unique from any other live streaming platform in that it also offers users video on demand and integrated social feeds.




Who are SidelineApp’s technology partners?


SidelineApp has formed technical partnerships with a number of global industry leaders to provide world-class streaming and security, promising users the best possible viewing and user experience.




How does the school benefit from SidelineApp?


SidelineApp opens up opportunities for schools wanting to engage parents and the wider community in the development of their grassroots sports programmes. As well as offering existing fans an effective way to support their sports teams from wherever they are, our technology allows schools to widen their supporter base via vastly increased exposure. Schools also benefit financially, with a percentage of every access pass donated to the school to reinvest in its sports programmes.




How can I sign up my school?


If you’d like to hear more about how SidelineApp can benefit your school, please email communications@sidelineapp.com




Who owns the video content?


All content remains the property of the schools that subscribe to our service. Schools are responsible for filing the live streamed matches.




How can SidelineApp ensure good video quality if it's up to the schools to film the game?


All schools and clubs that engage with SidelineApp will receive professional video training from experts, ensuring the best viewing and user experience for subscribers. SidelineApp is committed to constantly improving and upgrading equipment and technology schools and clubs have at their disposal to stream games/events.




Who is eligible to view the content?


Anyone can register to access content – wherever in the world they are – via the SidelineApp website.




What does it cost to view a game?


One of SidelineApp’s primary aims is to keep content affordable for all supporters. Individual matches can generally be purchased for $5.00, while full access to most bigger events or tournament are available for the Early Bird price of $9.95 (normal price $14.95). Users can access their chosen game or event LIVE or On Demand for up to seven days.




How do I watch a game?


To view a game or event, simply click on the sport, tournament/event, school or team you want to watch. Register with your email address, purchase an access pass and you’re good to go, with access to LIVE and On Demand video content for the duration of the pass you purchased.





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