The 2018 Commonwealth Games, held in Gold Coast Australia, will occur April 4th-15th. While Channel Seven will be broadcasting the games, it is also possible to stream from mobiles, tablets, and more. There are also a number of benefits to streaming including more sports, more choice, and extra features.
In this guide, I have summarised how you can legally stream the Commonwealth Games with the official 7CommGames app. Particularly, streaming from Apple devices such as your iPhone, iPad, and TV with the Apple TV.
The Seven Network has exclusive broadcast rights to the Commonwealth Games. This also includes streaming rights, and by having the rights, they have created an official app called 7CommGames.
The 7CommGames app is where you can stream Seven’s Commonwealth Games coverage on 7, 7TWO and 7mate. In addition, you can watch up to 16 additional live channels, re-watch latest highlights, interviews, and more on demand. Within the app, there is also an interactive section. This is where you can access results, medal tables and event schedules.
Seven’s Commonwealth Games broadcast coverage on channel 7, 7TWO and 7mate
Watch up to 16 additional live channels across all sports
Relive the latest highlights and athlete stories on demand
Keep up with the action during the Games in our interactive Event HQ:
Follow the gold rush via the live Medal Tally
Live event schedule with the latest results from all events
Athlete bios so you can find out more about your favourite athletes
Go Premium and Access All Areas with exclusive premium content, experience all video content in HD, connect up to 8 devices and get to the action faster with less commercial content.
It is free to download and use the app, however, there is a paid premium membership which gives you even more content.
As a free 7CommGames user, you will get access to the live streams of Seven’s broadcast channels, selected additional live event streams in SD and curated video highlights.
You also have access to Event HQ for interactive results, medal tables and event schedules.
The all-access areas premium section will cost A$19.99. It will give you access to more sport, and more choice, with up to 20 live events. Plus, full replays of the biggest and best events, exclusive short-form interviews and features.
The quality of video streamed with a premium membership will be in High Definition (HD), much better than SD. You can also activate up to 8 devices.
If you want to stream the games to your TV, Apple TV would be the way to go. With the previous and current generation Apple TV models, including the new Apple TV 4K, there is a dedicated 7CommGames app.
The 7CommGames app features all the free content, however, for reasons unknown, premium features are not. You can, however, AirPlay premium content from your iPhone or iPad to an Apple TV. A feature which basically wirelessly pushes what you’re watching on your Apple TV.
The 7CommGames app is available to download free on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV App Store.