If there’s one thing Malaysians love as much telling other people that Malaysia has great food, it’s football. This sport where a bunch of people chase a ball around a green field and occasionally kick it past someone into a net has something magical that just draws us to it.
If you’re one of the many die-hard football fans in Malaysia, today I shall be the bearer of good news because soon you’ll be able to watch live matches pretty much anywhere you have an internet connection thanks to iflix.
Yep, video streaming service iflix has partnered with Football Malaysia to bring live matches straight to your smartphone, tablet, computer, TV and wherever else you can get iflix on. This partnership means that iflix will now stream every Liga Super, Piala Malaysia, Piala Sumbangsih, selected Liga Premier and marquee Piala FA matches exclusively on the brand new “Football Malaysia on iflix” channel. What’s more, users will also get access to stuff like match highlights and player interviews too.
Perhaps the most interesting part about this is that this partnership wants to “bring football back to the people”. To accomplish this, iflix says that pretty much anyone with access to the internet will be able to live stream four Liga Super matches weekly, 46 tournament matches and selected Liga Premier matches for free “regardless of their subscription status”. In addition to that, new users and those with an active iflix subscription will have access and be able to enjoy all the matches and features.
Although that sounds like you can stream matches (whether it’s a select few or all the matches) regardless of whether you’re subscribed or not, we reached out to iflix and they have confirmed that you will still need an active iflix account to watch the matches. Even if it’s a trial account, you will still have access to all of the matches.
All of this will be beginning on the 3rd of February 2018 so you can stay tuned for that to show up on your iflix app. This isn’t the first time iflix has streamed live sports as they’re also streaming Indonesia’s Liga 1 football league, and have also streamed matches like the Mayweather vs McGregor fight in Indonesia, T10 Cricket in Bangladesh and even some esports titles like DOTA2.