DAZN: Is the image quality bad? How to watch in high quality and what to do to improve it


Is the image quality of DAZN bad? This article will introduce how to watch in high quality and what you can do to improve it. We also cover key points for viewing in high quality. If you are thinking of using DAZN from now on, please refer to it.


DAZN Company Profile and Basic Information

DAZN is a sports VOD operated by the DAZN Group. The site supports not only Japanese but also English, so the content can be enjoyed by people from various countries. It is distributed in Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, America, Italy, Spain, and Brazil, so there are many different users.

Operating companyDAZN
languageJapanese English
Number of users15 million people
main officelondon united kingdom
Broadcast typeVOD
Number of employees

DAZN monthly and annual basic fees

DAZN has the following registration methods. We do not recommend the Global Plan as it does not include soccer. Other plans include all soccer content. Please refer to the article below which introduces sports programs that can be viewed on DAZN. Billing options include annual passes and monthly subscriptions. You can also view it on Amazon, smartphones, and other mobile carriers such as DoCoMo.

DAZN GlobalDAZN Sports
FeeMonthly fee: 980 yenMonthly fee: 3,700 yen
30,000 yen per year
Number of simultaneous viewing devices12
Number of registered devices35
mixed martial arts
snow board
existing content

Is it possible to have a free viewing experience on DAZN?

DAZN’s free trial is a service that allows you to receive the same services as a DAZN paid member for free for a certain period of time. However, please note that this service will be discontinued in 2022, and new users can only join as a paid member. The official website has program listings for different genres. Please check the page on the official screen.

Is the image quality bad? What is the reason?

The image quality is actually not that bad. When the service started in the 2010s, many people complained on SNS such as X (Twitter), but now it has improved considerably and is now as good as TV broadcasting. So, I will explain the reasons why the image quality is said to be poor, including the latest settings and specifications.

Internet connection speed is slow

The reason for poor image quality is most likely due to slow internet download speeds. It is a specification that cannot receive the data necessary to display high-quality images and switches to low-quality images if the speed is slow. Therefore, you will need to consult your internet provider first. The approximate communication speed is as follows.

communication speedimage quality
2.0MbpsStandard definition
4.0MbpsHD quality
6.0MbpsHD quality and high frame rate
8.0MbpsHighest image quality

To display the highest image quality, the speed must exceed 8.0Mbps. If your internet connection speed is slow, you may want to try changing your provider.

There is a problem on the DAZN side.

There may be a problem on the DAZN side. This means maintenance or failure has occurred. If there is a problem, there is nothing you can do. An announcement will be made on X (Twitter) as shown below, so it is recommended that users follow it so they can quickly check the situation.

Not compatible with 4K

The current service does not support 4K. There is a possibility that 4K will be introduced in the future, but HD will be the limit. Currently, it is available in either standard definition or full HD. Full HD has the same image quality as Blu-ray and is displayed clearly on computers, TVs, etc.

Image quality is determined automatically

As I explained above, the image quality is determined automatically. The environment is optimized depending on the user’s device and internet environment. Users need to have a high-spec environment and Internet environment as possible.

Introducing ways to improve image quality

Finally, I will introduce some solutions to improve the image quality. Especially if you are a beginner and the video is easily cut off or cannot be viewed in HD quality, please refer to the details.

Turn off data save function

Some services include a data save function. This is a feature that saves data traffic. If it is turned on, the image quality will not improve no matter what measures you take. Therefore, you can expect improvement by turning it off.

Close other apps

No matter how good the specs of your smartphone, game console, or tablet are, running multiple devices will reduce the device’s processing power. Therefore, we recommend that you adjust the settings, remove all other apps and software, and then watch it as a test.

Change Wifi band

It is also effective to try changing the Wifi band significantly. Wifi bands include 2.4GHz and 5GHz. 2.4GHz is said to be suitable for large residences such as detached houses, and 5GHz is suitable for apartments and condominiums. The two bands have different characteristics, so we recommend changing them as it may improve your communication environment.

restart the app

In some cases, the issue can be resolved by restarting the device you are using or restarting the app. If there is a problem or there is not enough memory, restarting may solve the problem. It’s easy to do, so we recommend restarting your computer if the image quality is poor.

Restart Wifi router

In the same case as above, you can also restart the Wifi router. Communication conditions may be improved by simply unplugging the LAN cable connected to the Wifi router and plugging it in again.

Change the location of the Wifi router

Another option is to change the location of the Wifi router. The closer you are to the Wifi router, the better the communication environment will be. Also, the image quality may improve simply by moving to a place with better radio waves.

Wired connection with LAN cable

Wired LAN has higher communication stability than wireless LAN. If you are using wireless, please try using wired to try watching. You may be able to view it in high quality.

Try changing your device

There are cases where it doesn’t work on a smartphone, but it works on a PC, tablet, TV, Fire TV, or game device. This is because the specs change. There is a difference, and it may be easier to watch music, dramas, anime, movies, etc. on Netflix etc.

Avoid times when lines are busy

There is a way to watch while avoiding times when network lines are congested. It gets very crowded, especially during morning commuting hours and from evening to night. If you are not particular about watching the video in real time, you can also watch it on a missed broadcast.

Please make an inquiry

If the countermeasures do not work, there is still a way to contact us. They will give you useful and appropriate advice. Reputation is beneficial because it provides a fair amount of information.

Soccer can be watched online and on TV

You can watch live soccer matches using the services introduced below. If you are interested, please go to the stadium or watch the game on TV. We recommend the following content, so take a look at the official link of the operating company.

ChannelPlanSoccer ContentsURL
DAZN3750national team
major europe leagues
J League
Hulu¥1026french league
dutch league
WOWOW2530UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
ABEMA TV¥960national team
World Cup
Premier League
scottish league
スカパー¥429 + ¥2480national team
emperor’s cup soccer
J SPORTS1100fifa world youthJ SPORTS