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Australian AFL fans slam size of new streaming service





  • AFL fans have slammed the size of video on a new streaming service
  • Those watching on tablet had to contend with a phone sized display  
  • Fans were watching Collingwood and Essendon match at Etihad Stadium 
  • Matches on all platforms can only be viewed at phone size, AFL said 

By Peter Devlin For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:19 EST, 17 February 2017 | Updated: 04:17 EST, 17 February 2017

AFL fans have slammed the size of video on a new streaming service.

Those watching Thursday night's Collingwood and Essendon game on a tablet had to contend with a phone-sized display surrounded by a black boarder.

Many thought it was a technical error, but the AFL confirmed it was not.

Those watching Thursday night's Collingwood and Essendon game on a tablet had to contend with a phone sized display surrounded by a black boarder Those watching Thursday night's Collingwood and Essendon game on a tablet had to contend with a phone sized display surrounded by a black boarder

Those watching Thursday night's Collingwood and Essendon game on a tablet had to contend with a phone sized display surrounded by a black boarder

All matches on all digital platforms this season can only be viewed at phone size- 17.5 centimetres All matches on all digital platforms this season can only be viewed at phone size- 17.5 centimetres

All matches on all digital platforms this season can only be viewed at phone size- 17.5 centimetres

Fans quickly took to twitter demanding answers  Fans quickly took to twitter demanding answers 

Fans quickly took to twitter demanding answers 

'In 2017 live streaming picture size on tablet will be shown at iPhone size due to new broadcast Agreement,' wrote the AFL in reply to disgruntled customers on Twitter.

'New features to come.'

All matches on all digital platforms this season can only be viewed at phone size - 17.5 centimetres.

Fans quickly took to twitter demanding answers.

'You're a complete disgrace with the AFL live pass on the tablet. Complete sham,' wrote one viewer.

'That's not good enough. Its too small for my eyes. Can I please get a refund for my annual subscription,' wrote another. 

Customers pay $4.99 a week or $89.99 a year for AFL live. Telstra customers receive a free subscription to the service.  

AFL fans have slammed the size of video on a new streaming service  AFL fans have slammed the size of video on a new streaming service 

AFL fans have slammed the size of video on a new streaming service 

Many thought it was a technical error, but the AFL confirmed it was not  Many thought it was a technical error, but the AFL confirmed it was not 

Many thought it was a technical error, but the AFL confirmed it was not 

 

 


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