FAQ's - Overseas Fans
What is iFollow?
Ahead of the 2017/18 season, the EFL is improving the PlayerHD service, which will be relaunched and renamed iFollow. iFollow is a digital live streaming and content platform that will revolutionise the way football fans overseas can follow their EFL teams.
As part of your club's new website iFollow will, for the first time in English football, allow overseas fans to live stream up to 46 live games featuring their club within the regular EFL season. In addition, fans will have access to extended highlights and exclusive behind the scenes videos in HD, across desktop, mobile, tablet and app.
How much does an iFollow subscription cost?
Season passes are available for the equivalent of £110.
Australia - AUD$185
Canada - CAD$190
EU - €130
USA - $140
I’ve seen iFollow advertised for £45. Has the price changed?
Fans in the UK and Republic of Ireland will be paying £45 for iFollow as they do not have access to any live streamed games, which is only available to overseas fans.
Can I purchase a pass on a monthly basis or for a single game?
Single game passes are now available. Individual match passes can be bought for the equivalent £5 per game.
What devices does iFollow work on?
iFollow is available across desktop, mobile, tablet and app. Users watching matches live on a mobile will have to use the iFollow app, which will be available prior to the opening fixtures of the 2017/18 season.
What clubs offer iFollow subscriptions?
Only clubs who have opted in to utilise the iFollow platform will be able to offer subscriptions to iFollow. These clubs are known as EFL Digital clubs and have launched new websites which include the iFollow platform. To check whether your club has opted in to utilise iFollow see below, or click here.
Why are some clubs not currently offering iFollow?
iFollow is only available to clubs playing in the EFL during the 2017/18 season and who have opted in to utilise the iFollow platform. Any club which is not listed above will still be able to live stream their games, but will provide their fans with access through their own club digital services should they wish to.
We are therefore unable to provide subscriptions to fans of Accrington Stanley, Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Bristol City, Charlton Athletic, Derby County, Forest Green, Fulham, Hull City, Leeds United, Middlesbrough, QPR, Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
If you are a fan of one of these clubs please contact your club for more information.
Why do fans in the UK and Republic of Ireland not have the same access to iFollow as international fans?
Under the EFL’s existing broadcast agreement with Sky Sports clubs are unable to offer fans in the UK or Republic of Ireland the same access to iFollow as international fans.
What games will fans outside of the UK and Republic of Ireland be able to watch live via iFollow?
More than 1,500 matches will be available in HD quality, with iFollow showing every EFL league match live unless that match has been selected, or ‘blacked out’, by the EFL’s overseas broadcast partners.
What games will fans outside of the UK and Republic of Ireland be unable to watch live via iFollow?
Games from Pre-Season, Carabao Cup, Checkatrade Trophy and Sky Bet Play-Offs will not be available via iFollow.
When can I subscribe from?
Now! iFollow is now available as part of all EFL Digital clubs’ new websites.
How do I subscribe to iFollow?
If I am subscribed to my club’s PlayerHD service will I automatically join iFollow?
No, your subscription to PlayerHD has now ended and you will need to register for a new season pass to gain access to iFollow. Those supporters whose PlayerHD subscriptions have been terminated early have been issued refunds on a pro rata basis. Please email iFollow@efl.com with any further queries relating to this.
If I live outside the UK or Republic of Ireland and subscribe to iFollow, will I be able to watch games on iFollow when travelling to the UK or Republic of Ireland?
No, when in the UK or Republic of Ireland you will not be able to live stream games on iFollow, however you would be able to listen to live match commentary.
What commentary will be used on iFollow?
Audio commentary to accompany games on iFollow is managed by EFL clubs. Please contact your club should you have specific questions on your club’s commentary.
Will my club show pre-season friendlies or youth games?
The streaming of pre-season friendlies and youth games live will be at the clubs’ discretion. Crewe Alexandra is unable to provide this facility.
Can you only watch matches live, or will the footage be available on demand?
Full match footage and highlights will be available on iFollow from midday (12pm GMT) the day after a regular season EFL league match.
I have a different question that has not been answered. Who can I contact?
Please email iFollow@efl.com with any other queries.