Frequently Asked Questions

What is SidelineApp?

SidelineApp is an innovative new web app, designed by kiwis for the benefit of grassroots sports. By combining world-class live streaming technology with video on demand and integrated social features, SidelineApp ensures sports fans never miss a game and teams maintain on-field camaraderie in between games.

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.

Why can I not access SidelineApp via the AppStore?

To ensure games can be enjoyed by as many fans as possible, SidelineApp is currently available as a web app only. We have carefully chosen to live stream in a cost-effective, distraction-free environment that ensure schools retain control over their content and can deliver it in the most secure environment possible.

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 a number of opportunities for schools wanting to engage parents and the wider school community in the development of their grassroots sports programmes. As well as offering existing fans an effective way to support their sports teams, the
technology allows schools to widen their supporter base. Schools also benefit
financially as 20% of every access fee is donated to the school to further invest in its
sports programme/s.

How can I sign up my school?

If you’d like to hear more about how SidelineApp can benefit your school, please email

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 in the pilot will receive professional video training from experts at film company, 90 seconds, ensuring the best viewing and user experience for subscribers.

Who is eligible to view the content?

Anyone can register to access content via

What does it cost to view a game?

Each game costs NZD$5.00 to view. This allow users access to live streaming of their chosen game as well as on-demand access to selected team pages for 7 days.

How do I watch a game?

To register to view a game, please visit the ‘Event, School or Team Hub’ tab and select the event, school or team you want to view. Then you simply register and purchase an access pass and you’re good to go, with access to both live and on demand video content for the duration of the pass you purchased.

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