TVG Streaming Review
TVG is a horse racing betting platform that covers a wide variety of horse race tracks all around the world. However, they are mostly known for their TVG Streaming feature that allows you to watch horse racing live from the comfort of your home. This review will guide you through the streaming feature.
TVG is an online betting platform that focuses mainly on horse races. In fact, if you are a horse race lover, you will enjoy the website as it offers a wide coverage of the various US and international tracks. What seems to be the best feature, however, is their TVG streaming service which offers coverage of almost all horse races that are available on the website.
If you happen to be a lover of these noble animals and like watching horse races – you are more than welcome to join this website.
The TVG Live Streaming Service Explained
The streaming service for this website is pretty straightforward – as soon as you register and verify your account, you will be able to see races that are available for live stream and watch them live as they take place.
If you only plan to occasionally watch a race or two, you’ll not be bothered by the fact that they allow up to 10 hours free streaming per month. On the other hand, if you are a passionate horse race lover, you’ll find 10 hours a month not enough. However, you can buy additional 10 hours for $3.
Although this seems like a bad move by TVG, they managed to compensate that by offering you to bet at least $25 during the initial ten hours if you want to get another hour for free.
TVG does not actually provide you with a separate stream for every race. Since races are short events, they basically have two channels – TVG and TVG2 and both of them are there to stream races.
Speaking of live betting, it is a very flexible term as this generally does not exist when horse races are the subject of betting. Simply due to the nature of this sport, live betting cannot be conducted, resulting in this site having no such options available. However, we’re pretty sure that if they decide to add some other sports, that they will add the live betting options.
The overall quality of streaming is great and they offer both of the channels in HD.
However, if you have a bad connection or you are connected to the internet with weak WiFi, you will still be able to follow up the races as the quality of the video is adjustable for weak connections.
When it comes to the timing of the TVG streaming, it is not bad either. The streaming is only a couple of seconds late and the viewers are not likely to see the result of the races before the race on the live video ends.
The TVG Sports Streaming Schedule
The sport streaming schedule is also pretty simple as the only sport covered by this website is horse races. As soon as you enter the website, you’ll see a menu to your left that displays all the upcoming races.
In order to see them in more detail, click on the “Horse Racing” in the top menu and then select “Full Race Schedule”.
This will give you the list of all races and those which are streamed live will have a TVG or TVG2 mark on them. Next to the “Next Races” tab, there is a “Live Video” tab which will instantly transfer you to the live video option.
When the race you want to watch is up for TVG streaming, it will appear on either TVG or TVG2 channel and you’ll be able to watch it.
What sports are included in the streaming service?
Currently, the only sport available on this platform is horse racing. This is mainly due to the fact that the whole website specializes only in this sport and you cannot find any other type of sport on it.
Usually, platforms that cover horse races cover also greyhounds – but not TVG. TVG has specialized in streaming only horse races and they do it well.
In other words, if you are in for the races of different kinds, and you are not particularly keen on horse races – this may not be a platform for you after all and you should definitely check out on other platforms that support other sports and races.
Even though they are covering just one sport, they still manage to cover many races happening all over the world.
To be honest, they focus a bit more on the US races, and they should definitely consider paying more attention to the rest of the world.
Live streaming on your mobile
The mobile app that TVG offers for the users is great but it is only available for the people who have iOS devices.
Android products still do not have an app from this platform. However, the users who have Android can access the app via their browsers.
Although the app is a bit more convenient when it comes to navigation, the live stream services are available on both the app and the mobile version of the site.
All you have to do is go to the live video section and select whether you want to watch the TVG or TVG2 channel.
What you can find a bit confusing and what actually is the biggest problem for the mobile website is constantly checking out new races. This means that you would have to constantly turn off live stream in order to access the schedule.
All in all, mobile streaming is great and even if you are using your mobile data, the TVG streaming will adapt to it. Only if you are using an extremely slow packet or WiFi connection will you experience difficulties with streaming, which will thereby result in occasional lags and latency.