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The rise of streaming services has led to an increase in the number of sports index platforms. There are thousands of websites, which don’t offer any streaming links and are all about providing you up to the minute information about your favorite sport.
In one of our reviews, we saw LShunters doing the same which took me a little time to understand. When it comes to prominent sports index platforms, Rojadirecta with over a million followers on Facebook is second to none in terms of popularity. For people who haven’t heard of Rojadirecta, let me try to explain it.
What is Rojadirecta?
Rojadirecta is currently one of the world’s most renowned sports index platforms. This platform provides you information about your favorite sports including the ongoing and upcoming events. You can learn about minute details about the upcoming fixtures on this website.
Sure, Rojadirecta doesn’t have well-defined categories like other prominent indexing networks. However, you can still find the ongoing and upcoming matches using the homepage. That’s made possible because of the search bar right above the list of fixtures. If you search for a query, you’ll get results related to that fixture in no time.
A streaming service before index platform
Rojadirecta and LShunters suffered a similar fate. They both offered streaming links and even streaming services on their websites. But once copyright issues and lawsuits came their way, they turned into a legal sports schedule and information websites as opposed to illegal websites that host streams without the consent of the broadcasters.
Controversies surrounding Rojadirecta
Rojadirecta, similar to other sports indexing websites, has had a trouble patch in recent times. The parent company Puerto 80, who owns Rojadirecta was ordered to pay damages. If reports are to be believed, broadcasters have claimed to have lost over 500 million euros a year due to the presence of illegal streaming on this network.
Streaming links still exist
An aspect that I don’t have clarity about is the streaming links. Yes, Rojadirecta doesn’t host the content anymore but it isn’t running a blue-collar website either. You can find streaming links on the website in your preferred language. Not just that, there are many other features on the website which can still be considered illegal. I’m not sure whether a settlement has happened or Rojadirecta is diving in deep waters.
Why should you stream on Rojadirecta?
I can’t testify for streaming but sure can do for the information available on the website. If you want to learn about the fixtures and information regarding your favorite sports, RojaDirecta is the website you need to visit. Chances are that you won’t just find streaming details but also valid links via their forum. (we’ll discuss this in a minute). Back to the topic, Rojadirecta allows users to gather information without being troubled by ads and any other discrepancies.
Rojadirecta offers real-time updates and thus, you don’t need to keep on adjusting your time or google it. Rojadirecta tracks time-based upon your location and thus you’ll find fixtures with accurate timing. It doesn’t include the past or upcoming matches in the main directory towards the left. Having said that, it offers incredible support for viewers to download full matches. Let’s discuss that further.
Allows downloading full matches
Rojadirecta provides you a blogspot.com link wherein you can download complete matches. So, if you’re a general viewer who has missed a particular fixture or you’re a creator looking to gather clip for a YouTube or DailyMotion video, this feature can be quite handy. If you managed to skip all the spoilers about a certain fixture – which isn’t possible in today’s age – you might still be able to watch the complete match a day later with the same enthusiasm.
High-quality Video highlights
This is one of my favorite content pieces on the website. Generally, when you try to find a comprehensive highlight of a sporting event on YouTube, you might not find it. Surprisingly, all of the highlights that you’ll find on this platform have been uploaded on YouTube. Each highlight video is of great quality and you wouldn’t regret checking that particular section.
Here’s where Rojadirecta falls into the grey area. With its active forum with thousands of users, you’re likely to find quality links to live stream. At this moment, they are no longer allowing you to join the forum. However, you can still see a certain number of posts on each thread. This active forum also has threads regarding recent events and links to highlight videos.
How to access Rojadirecta?
There are numerous ways in which you can access this website. However, I’m going to share two popular ways. You can either search for the keyword ‘Rojadirecta’ or you can use the following link: Rojadirecta. When accessing this website, make sure you’re using a VPN so to protect your identity and your data from hackers and regulatory authorities. Also, if you’re streaming from a third world country like India, Pakistan or Bhutan, you’ll need a VPN without which, you won’t be able to access the website.
Rojadirecta has to be one of the most poorly designed yet attention-grabbing websites out there. With Pierluigi Collina holding a red card as the website logo, you can’t resist but laugh watching this weird design approach. If you thought that was odd, you can watch the website’s name on the right which feels like the developers forgot to update it after 1995.
Rojadirecta doesn’t have a standard header section. However, it does have a couple of options before the hero section. This includes ‘Forums’, ‘Download sports events’, ‘Highlights’ and ‘Language’ button towards the right.
The hero section on this website is primarily divided into two sections. The section on the left has all the ongoing and upcoming fixture list based upon your location. At the time of writing this review, I could find fixtures for lesser-known tournaments such as HBL Pakistan Super League T20. Other than that, I could even find several Futsal, eSports, Tennis, and Table Tennis related fixtures. Towards the right, you will find two menus – ‘Download last full matches’ and ‘Last video highlights.’
There’s no Body section on this website and thus you can’t scroll down. The only section where you can use the scrolling feature is to check out the fixture list.
In the footer section of Rojadirecta, you’ll find seven options – ‘Contact’, ‘License’, ‘Legal Note’, ‘Rojadirecta’s Blog’, ‘Rojadirecta on Facebook’, ‘Rojadirecta on Twitter’ and ‘Add broadcast.’
The inner pages are slightly more diverse than the homepage. On the inner page, you’ll find options such as ‘What’s New?’, ‘Forum’ and a search bar with the ‘Advanced Search’ option. Under that, you’ll find forum users with their information such as the Name, Designation on Forum, Join Date, Points, and Thanks. Each link posted by a user is accompanied by his/her detail.
Rojadirecta is purely a sports directory and thus you’d find all kinds of sports on this network. Sure, it doesn’t have well-defined categories which could make finding content much easier, but that doesn’t take anything away from its massive information coverage. You can find details about sports such as ‘Football’, ‘Tennis’, ‘Badminton’, ‘MotoGP’, ‘Table Tennis’, ‘Basketball’, ‘American Football’, ‘eSports’, ‘Volleyball’, ‘Handball’, ‘American Hockey’, and ‘MMA’.
I streamed Rojadirecta from my laptop and my Google Pixel 3a. There was nothing ground-breaking on the website and, I kind of liked the no-nonsense approach. While the interface might come off as bland at first, you’ll start appreciating the platform as you spend more time on it. Rojadirecta grows in on you when you’re regularly checking out the platform which is strange. Overall, I had a decent experience on the website. I tried clicking on live streaming links but that didn’t seem to work for me. However, the highlights part was simply amazing.
Suggestions I have for Rojadirecta
Rojadirecta has been one of the oldest serving platforms with millions of fans around the world. But when you visit the website and watch the layout, it’s the most absurd thing you’d see. I’d love for the developers to retain Pierluigi Collina as ‘’The Logo/Mascot’’ and overhaul the entire layout.
Rojadirecta is a great website for you if you’re a sports fan. If you want to stay up-to-date about different sporting events and match schedules, Rojadirecta is a platform you must visit. It offers live streaming links via its forum and complete highlight reels on its homepage. Though it has toned down its practices in recent times, I still think it offers quality content.