Welcome to Hornets Hive Live

Please note both the Pre-Match Freeview and the Live Match Streaming will begin broadcasting up to one hour before kick-off.

Watford FC's new 'Hive Live' streaming service will give Hornets supporters the opportunity to either watch or listen to the vast majority of the club's EFL Championship matches during season 2020/21 from anywhere in the Watford-supporting world.

Hosted by Emma Saunders and with Jon Marks on commentary duties, the show will bring you exclusive punditry and analysis from Watford players past and present, as well as live coverage of the match itself on game day.

Subscription Options



All home and away games are available for live video streaming, with the exception of games selected to be shown live by Sky Sports (games shown on red button are available on Hive Live with four camera coverage, as opposed to single camera on red button) or international broadcasters (these restrictions do not apply to live audio streaming).

We publish how-to-follow articles on the website ahead of every match, detailing exactly what streaming options are available to UK, International and season ticket holders.

Recording and/or pausing of live streaming isn’t possible.

A two-minute centrally-produced highlights package and club-produced extended highlights will be available on the Watford FC official YouTube channel from 1am UK time the following day.

Full match replays of all games from the 2020/21 season will be available from mid-October 2020 for those who have eligible subscriptions, or purchased match video passes.

On certain devices there can occasionally be an issue with email verification. If you encounter this error please try to log in direct at https://www.watfordfc.com/hornets-hive-live/login using the username and password you registered with. In most cases this will resolve the issue.

If you have forgotten your password you can request a password reset email to be sent to you by filling in your information here.

You will then receive an email to your inbox which includes a link to click to choose a new password. Please make sure to check your spam/junk folder if the email hasn't arrived in your inbox.

We recommend fans always manually enter their password when logging in rather than using any browser auto-fill options.

Yes, you will be able to access Hive Live using a laptop/PC via the Watford FC website. For the best viewing experience on a smart device, we recommend using the free club app (search ‘Watford FC’ in your app store).

Our pre-match show will start between 30-60 minutes before kick-off, and will be communicated before each match day.

A red Hive Live banner should appear across the top of your screen on the app on match days when a stream is available. If you do not see this when you believe streaming should be available, please ensure you have the latest version of the app installed.

No. The EFL allows monthly subscriptions for supporters based overseas. Match-by-match access is available in the UK.

Yes, you will receive both in this case and will also be able to switch between audio and video during the broadcast.

The EFL does not permit the free online broadcast of audio commentary. Free radio commentary will still be provided by BBC Three Counties, usually via their FM frequencies.

Pre match build-up will be free-to-air via the club website, post-match analysis and the match itself are only available when video or audio packages are purchased.

Yes, commentary provided by Jon Marks and an ex-Hornets player will be available on both audio and video packages.

No, you are only able to log into one device at a time.

TBC. Details are yet to be confirmed for cup streaming arrangements.

Live video will be streamed at up to 1080p (1920x1080), but the actual resolution will depend on your own internet speed.

Hive Live supports the latest versions of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer and Opera are not supported.

During the game, please report your technical issues to watfordtv@streamamg.helpscoutapp.com who can investigate whether there is a problem with the broadcast. If there are no issues at the broadcast end, we will need to complete troubleshooting steps, these may involve confirming details about the device, software and your internet connection. Please note, that it is your responsibility to ensure you are using compatible technology ahead of purchasing a live subscription.

The live video or audio commentary player will only be live during a match. If the game has kicked off and you are receiving this message, please contact via watfordtv@streamamg.helpscoutapp.com.

Your device needs to comply with the following minimum system requirements: Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks; Memory: 2GB (1GB for netbooks) 128MB of graphics memory. Operating Systems: Windows 8.1 or later, Mac 9+ 512MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for netbooks) Mobiles & Tablets Operating Systems: Android 6+, iOS 9+ *some OS may still not be supported by manufacturer.

It is not possible to purchase match passes or watch Hive Live from a Smart TV.

No, this will not be possible.

The most common error message is {"status":"error","message":"Field=LastName (last_name) claim, Value=undefined: no value"}

If you are seeing this message it means you don't have a last name entered on your Hive Live profile. To update your profile details, go to https://www.watfordfc.com/hornets-hive-live/account and enter a last name and click 'update profile'. You should then be able to purchase a match pass.

No, match video passes are for personal use only.