All SpeedVideo events are recorded, just like your home DVR. During any LIVE or past event, you can use your mouse and click or scrub back on the SpeedVideo player to the point where you wish to start watching. The player will then start playing back from that point, and the upper left corner will indicate that you are viewing in DVR mode. You can also pause LIVE video at any time and continue watching by pressing the play button.
There are many ways to enjoy LIVE events on SpeedVideo. Below are some basic instructions on using the SpeedVideo player and a list of ways you can watch SpeedVideo events where ever, and when ever you want!
For most help topics and frequently asked questions, including technical troubleshooting and account related inquires, please visit our help and FAQ sections below.
Using the SpeedVideo Player
On Your Computer / Laptop
SpeedVideo events work on most major browsers on Windows, and Mac OS X. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari when viewing SpeedVideo from your computer.
It’s best to update your browser whenever possible. Please make sure to enable cookies, and turn off pop-up blocker when viewing events on SpeedVideo. You will also need the Flash Player plug-in if your browser is not HTML5 compatible.
If you are having trouble viewing a live event on SpeedVideo, it’s possible the stream is broadcast at a bitrate higher than your connection can handle. Check your download speed at http://www.speedtest.net/. We also recommend clearing your browser’s cache, and ensuring Flash and Java are up to date.
On Your Phone or Tablet
Live video on SpeedVideo is easily accessible on iOS and Android mobile devices, through a web browser.
Watch SpeedVideo with your Mobile Browser
Open the browser on your mobile device. You can either type in speedvideo.com and choose the event you are looking for, or type in the full URL of the event you are looking for if you know it.
When you arrive to the event page click the play button on the player in the browser to open the live player.
If you are a subscriber to SpeedVideo, you will have access to all SpeedVideo events, both Live and On-Demand. You may access SpeedVideo any time from anywhere simply by logging in with your SpeedVideo Subscription.
On Your Television
Enjoy SpeedVideo from the comfort of your couch while you watch on your TV using your Google Chromecast, Roku, or Apple TV set-top device using Airplay or Screen Casting.
Watch SpeedVideo with your Chromecast
If you own a Chromecast you can use it in conjunction with Google Chrome on your computer, or from your Android device by casting your screen to your TV.
When you begin watching an event, the Chromecast icon will appear on the player. Select it to start casting that event to your TV.
Watch SpeedVideo with your Apple TV or Airplay Compatible Device
If you own a Apple TV or Airplay enabled television or device, you can enjoy SpeedVideo using Apple Airplay from your Airplay compatible Apple Computer or Apple Device.
When you begin watching an event, the Airplay icon will appear on the player. Select it to start Airplaying that event to your Airplay compatible device, such as Apple TV.
Watch SpeedVideo with using HDMI
If you have a computer or laptop, or a HDMI adaptor for your mobile device, you can watch SpeedVideo directly on your TV by plugging in a HDMI cable from your device to your TV’s HDMI input.
SpeedVideo Subscriptions FAQ
What are the different ways to subscribe?
You can subscribe at http://www.speedvideo.com/signup or via any SpeedVideo event page.
You can subscribe either monthly or annually. With an annual subscription, you get an entire year of access and pay one time. Monthly subscriptions may be cancelled anytime, but are at a higher rate (your subscription will be cancelled at the end of the billing cycle).
What events will be available with a SpeedVideo subscription?
All of the events on SpeedVideo will only be available in their entirety via subscription.
Will there be any free content available?
There will be portions of every event broadcast for free. Typically test and tune, and some parts of qualifying and elimination rounds will be a part of a free part of the broadcast. So fans that aren’t subscribers will still be able to enjoy watching. They will however have to create an account.
Do I need to create an account to watch for free?
Yes, to watch the free content you will need an account. But you do not need to enter any billing information.
How do you cancel?
You can cancel anytime if you are on the monthly subscription. Your subscription will be cancelled at the end of the billing cycle. You will be able to do it through the Speedvideo website.
How do I contact customer service?
If you have any questions or issues during the broadcast, there will be a chat system where you can chat with a customer service person who can help you. For billing or account questions you can also contact us at [email protected]. For general questions or video quality concerns, please contact [email protected].
How does billing work?
We offer a monthly subscription and an annual subscription. The monthly subscription is billed 30 days from the date of sign-up, while the annual subscription is billed one year from the date of sign-up.
Can I share my subscription with someone else?
Viewing SpeedVideo events is limited to a single connection at a time. This means you will only be able to watch a SpeedVideo event using your subscription on one device. If you would like to watch an event on a different device, simply logout on your current device and login on the new device.
How do I change my password, account information, or unlock my account?
You can access your account information at any time by clicking on “My Account” in the main menu. Additionally, once you are logged in, you can access the account settings screen by pressing the icon in the bottom right of your screen. You may change your password, update your billing information, or cancel your subscription from this menu.
SpeedVideo Playback FAQ
What devices are supported for the feed by Livestream?
SpeedVideo works best when you view the stream on your computer/laptop or mobile device.
Supported desktop browsers:
- Google Chrome 45+
- Mozilla Firefox 49+
- Safari 10+
- Microsoft Edge 15+
- **Internet Explorer 11 – requires Flash plugin to be installed
Supported mobile browsers:
- Chrome 45+
- Safari 10+ (iOS)
Can I watch on my TV?
SpeedVideo can be easily watched on your TV using a Chromecast or Apple TV / Airplay compatible media player. Currently, SpeedVideo is only compatible with TV’s using the Cast or Airplay method from your mobile device or computer to your TV. See the How-To section on this page for more information on how to watch SpeedVideo on your TV.
What if my SpeedVideo feed keeps buffering or is running slow?
Public and shared WiFi connections (hotels, schools, hospitals and other shared spaces) often limit bandwidth or prohibit streaming services. Regardless of the strength or location of your connection, all activity on the network affects streaming quality. If others are using the same network as you for streaming, gaming, or downloads your experience will be affected.
3G/4G connections are especially susceptible to buffering due to a wide range of signal/connection factors controlled by your service provider. If you are having issues watching on a cell connection, try connecting to a strong WiFi network.
Reducing the feed quality may help with these issues, but the best way to solve it is to use a strong internet connection.
If you’re having issues viewing the feed try refreshing your browser to reset the feed. You can also open a new browser session to reset the feed. If you’re watching on the Livestream app you should close the app and reopen it to reset the feed.
If you run into more problems with your connection, please contact us at [email protected].
How do I know if my internet is okay to run the feed?
You will need a minimum of 10mbps download speed for consistent “HD” quality. To check your internet speed, visit speedtest.net and run their test. If you have other devices on your network, such as a SmartTV or other computer watching Netflix, it will take some of your available bandwidth and affect the feed and may require an even faster connection.
You can go to www.speedtest.net to see what your internet speed currently is for the stream.
Why Can’t I watch the entire feed on Facebook?
To get the best possible experience with SpeedVideo it’s best to watch the entire feed on Speedvideo.com.
Do you sell event DVDs?
No, we don’t sell any DVDs of our event, but as a subscriber, you can see a replay of any event under our On –Demand section right here: http://www.speedvideo.com/past-events/
I don’t see my question listed here
If you are still having trouble, contact us and we’ll do our best to help. You can drop us a line at [email protected].