Football fans are increasingly using their phones to stream games instead of watching them on TV | The Sun

FOOTBALL fans are increasingly using smartphones to stream sports on the go rather than watching on the TV.

A poll by 2000 sports enthusiasts suggests that 37 per cent prefer watching sports events on their smartphones.

While almost 11 per cent confirmed that the amount of time on the screen is ‘significantly' more than 12 months ago.

Out of 10, 4 of the fans (43 per cent) have switched to streaming games on the go, while 45 per cent only prefer that when the main TV at home isn't available.

Sky Mobile has commissioned and researched that the most-watched sporting events this summer are Women's Euros (36 per cent) and Commonwealth Games (29 per cent).

While 66 per cent are in favour of their home nations winning in the season’s sporting events whereas one in four expect to see the Lionesses triumph at the Euros.

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More than six in 10 (63 per cent) also feel the run of the England men’s team to the final of last year’s Euros has made them more excited for the women’s games this year.

Ex-England and Arsenal star, Faye White, said: “2022 is going to be a golden year for British sporting stars and I’ll be supporting the Women’s football team every step of the way.

 “I like to be part of the action, so I‘ll be with the many Brits keeping an eye on the latest when out and about.”

The research says that four in 10 would prefer watching sporting events sneakily on their phones at work while one in five will happily cancel going to an event so they don’t miss the action.

Another 18 per cent will even take annual leave so they don’t miss out, while 12 per cent would go as far as cancelling a holiday, according to the figures.

Paul Sweeney, managing director at Sky Mobile, added: “With half of Brits now using their phone to watch sport on the go, we want to make it easy for fans on Sky Mobile to keep watching.

“So, to help, you can stream the Sky Sports app on the go and catch all the action as it happens – without eating into your data.”

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