How do I Register to Watch the games?
Select Register from the top (main) menu. You will be requested to enter your name , country, province or state and email address and be asked to create a password. Be very careful to enter an email address that goes to you! Check carefully for typos. If you enter your email address incorrectly you will need to contact support to get it fixed.
What devices can I watch the service on?
The service is designed and supported for viewing on PC, Macs, Android phones and tablets, and iPhones and iPads. For those with Google ChromeCast or Apple AirPlay devices, you can cast to your big screen as well. The site is responsively designed and can be viewed on a variety of screen sizes. For those with a Google ChromeCast or Apple AirPlay device, you can cast to your big screen as well. To test your Chromecast or AirPlay capabilities try to play the test file at: https://ifaf.yaretv.com/simulate
What language is the broadcast?
The games are broadcast in English.
How do you stream your content?
Our live internet video streams are delivered via adaptive streaming technologies. The stream constantly adapts automatically to deliver the best quality playback based on your available bandwidth and processing capabilities. We currently deliver 720p video at bitrates ranging from 400kbps to 3,500kbps. Lower bitrates deliver to smaller screens such as mobile, while higher bitrates provide a great viewing experience on large screens – including connected TVs.
What kind of Internet connection do I need?
Our live internet video streams are delivered via adaptive streaming technologies. We currently deliver video at bitrates ranging from 400kbps to 3,500kbps. Most commercially available ADSL and cable connections should provide sufficient bandwidth for a quality viewing experience. In order to view a video cast to a large screen TV, a minimum of 5Mbps download speed is recommended. Note that streaming via mobile connections consumes a lot of bandwidth. It is recommended that you consume video content over wired or WIFI connections. Shared hotspots may not provide you with sufficient bandwidth to have a reliable streaming experience.
I missed the live Game, can I watch later?
Yes! Whether you missed the event live or want to watch it again, the games are available for on demand viewing. The Games will be made available for on-demand viewing within 1 hour of the live event ending.
How do I “cast” the video to my TV?
There are there are a few ways to get the content onto a large screen TV:
- In order to Chromecast, you need to have a Google Chromecast dongle connected to your TV. Once the Chromecast device is connected to your local home network, you will see a "casting" icon in the player. Press the icon and the video will be displayed on your connect TV. For further information on how to Chromecast visit https://www.google.com/chromecast/learn-tv/
- To use AirPlay, you will require an Apple TV device connect to your TV and local network. Once this is set up, you will see the option on your iOS device (iPhone, IPad or Mac) to Airplay. For further information visit https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT204289
- If you do not have a wireless device that supports Chromecast or Airplay, you can use an HDMI (or similar connection) on your PC or laptop to display on a TV. For further information visit http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/laptop/how-connect-laptop-tv-3280787/
- New casting technologies are evolving at a rapid pace. Your devices may have their own propriety casting capabilities. Please be advised that due to the rapid changes in technology we are unable to warrant that third -party casting technologies will work with the system.
Casting is supported in Google Chrome (Android and Desktop) via Chromecast and in Safari (iOS and mac OS) via Airplay. At present, no other Casting configurations are officially supported in any other browsers.
Are there geographic and/or blackout restrictions?
Certain content may be subject to blackouts and/or restricted to certain countries or territories.
Live World Junior games delivered by this site are not available in Mexico. Live games featuring the Canada team as well as the Gold and Bronze Medal Games will be available via CBC Sports and will not be available in Canada through this service. Archives of these games will be available in all regions.
Live European Championship games will not be available in Germany and Austria. Archives of European Championship games will be available in all regions.
Note that geo detection is done at both the page and player level and may, at times, involve cross referencing of IP address information. Access to the service made through proxy servers to avoid geo restrictions and/or blackouts is strictly prohibited. If detected, services will be terminated immediately.