Complete Guide to Football Streaming and Broadcasting

Acestream is a P2P application so I would advise you use a VPN, my recommendation is Cyberghost VPN. You can currently get 70% off by purchasing 12 months for $21/€14.99, regular price is $69.99/€49.99

Streaming Software

  • Sopcast(Windows, OS X, Ubuntu) – popular p2p desktop streaming software Website
  • Acestream(Windows, Mac with workarounds) – Very popular p2p client. Download, guide
  • Flash– the old classic, the latest version comes installed with Chrome Website

Official Streaming Sources

Many sites are region locked

Streaming Sites

Download and Highlights Sites

  • /r/footballdownload[42] – subreddit dedicated to downloading matches
  • Global– 101greatgoals[43] – instant highlites as GIF’s and flash videos
  • UK– Yahoo[44] – Official Online Premier League Highlights
  • UK– Sun+ Goals (Android)[45] (iOS)[46] – Official Mobile App Premier League Goal Highlights
  • UK– BBC Match Of The Day[47] – MOTD (Saturday) & MOTD2 (Sunday) Premier League Match Highlights
  • UK– BBC The Football League Show[48] – Championship, League 1 & League 2 Match Highlights (Saturday)
  • UK– Sky Sports[49] – Official Online Championship, League 1 & League 2 Match Highlights/Previews


  • Google Chrome[50] – browser with Flash built in
  • uBlock Origin[51] – Block ads and other stuff. Absolutely essential for using visiting streaming sites
  • Recommended VPN:  Cyberghost VPN You should never use free proxies, often they are spyware or open your IP address to unknown parties online.

Acestream and Sopcast Tutorials

App Tutorial

Install them, then go to reddit soccerstreams, choose the match you want to watch, check the comments, and enjoy your game!

Depending on which software is needed to watch the stream, there are usually two routes:

  • Sopcast – link starts with sop:// – your browser will ask you how to handle this link, choose sopcast. It will open and try to connect to the stream. After it’s buffered it will start playing. It’s usually choppy and not the best looking, so that’s why I use VLC. In Sopcast, go to options, set extrenal player to vlc and every time you connect to a stream you can pause the sopcast playback and then click on the left button [63] – your stream will start playing in VLC, where you can set up filters, deinterlacing, resize window and have a better looking picture overall.
  • ACE Stream – link starts with acestream:// which opens a player similar to VLC and starts playing or it can be a web page with a flash window similar to firstrow, except it uses acestream browser player and the quality is much higher.
  • Flash videos play directly in the browser. Quality is often lower, and the sites are often filled with ads, so this should be your last resort.

Originally posted to /r/soccer and /u/nikub.