The Championship returns for the first time since March today.
A total of 108 matches are still to be played and 30 of these will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.
The remainder of the games will be broadcast via a club’s iFollow service, while Sky’s live matches will also be available to the EFL’s overseas broadcasters via their partnership with Pitch International.
Quest will also provide extended highlights on both Saturday evenings and midweek, whilst talkSPORT will provide exclusive national radio commentary on some matches.
And for fans wanting to watch the action live on iFollow from home, we have produced a guide as to how you can watch the games live on your TV, instead of your phone, laptop or tablet.
Most modern laptops can be easily plugged into your TV via an HDMI connection, which is standard on practically all HD TVs. If your TV is flatscreen, it almost certainly has an HDMI connection.
The question is what kind of connection your laptop has. Many have HDMI ports identical to the ones on your TV, in which case you probably have an HDMI lead already (e.g. going from your Sky/Virgin box to the TV). But some laptops have different outputs and will require you to buy an appropriate adapter.
Here are the most common kinds of output that are likely to be on your laptop and the adapters or cables you will probably need to buy to get them to plug into your TV. These aren’t actual size, but sizes shown are roughly relative to one another.
If your computer has one of these sockets then you should be able to get an appropriate adapter or cable online for something like £15, give or take a few quid. Just bear in mind that if you are buying a male-to-female adapter, rather than a male-to-male cable, you will need to make sure you have a standard HDMI cable as well.
If you’re lucky, then plugging the cable into your laptop at one end and your TV’s HDMI port at the other (and selecting the right input on your TV) will have it working straight away.
If not, then we recommend googling for help depending on your operating system (e.g. Windows 7, Window 10, or Mac OS), as there are plenty of different things that could be causing your issues depending which of these your computer is running.
What about phones and tablets?
Adapters are available for some phones and tablets – we recommend googling the make and model of your phone, followed by the words “to HDMI” (e.g. “iPhone to HDMI” or “Samsung Galaxy 7 to HDMI”), and looking for a reputable retailer seller of an appropriate product.
Alternatively, if your TV is a newer model, you may be able to use “screen mirroring” from your phone or tablet over WiFi; if not, you may have a Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick or similar device plugged in that supports it.
If so, check your phone or tablet for screen mirroring settings, which would allow you to send the sound and image from your phone to your TV. Both devices will need to be connected to the same WiFi connection.
As there are too many possible combinations of devices for us to cover them all, we would recommend you google specific instructions for your phone/tablet and the receiving device to see if it is possible and how to enable it.
Whatever your solution, we recommend giving it a go ahead of time so you can look at alternatives in plenty of time before kick off!