Recently upgraded my mother's BT TV package to VIP and use a NowTV box on a 2nd TV using the account however the ' Device Checker' is stating her account is not setup for 4K or HDR and that an upgrade to BT Sport Ultimate is required, this setup used to work just fine on my old BT account.
Spoken to BT via web chat and they don't seem to have a clue so any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance 👍
Thanks for the reply John,
Yes her broadband is faster than 44Mbps on the downstream, I believe the issue is with her BT ID account.
Using the 'Device Checker' (within the BT Sport App) I can see her account is not setup for BT Sport Ultimate when it should be as we upgraded to BT TV VIP.
Thanks for the reply Darren.
I suspect we are pushing close to the 44Mbps so that could well be the cause as you've explained.
I'll call up and ask to be switched to the 4K VIP package if it's possible on our broadband product.
Observation .. irrespective of whether the package is VIP HD or VIP 4K the device checker for the BT Sport App should indicate that the subscription level is suitable for BT Sport Ultimate.
I had the same issue back in September when I upgraded our BT Sport app to be able to watch BT Sport Ultimate on the Fire TV 4K stick. Having been involved in the trials for this device over the summer, I knew perfectly well that our line speed was capable of delivering, and I was willing to pay the extra £5, as I watch enough football and rugby to justify it.
I was confronted with the dreaded red crosses on our account on the 4K and HDR boxes on my device. Unfortunately it meant that we were paying for the upgrade, but were unable to access BT Sport Ultimate. Despite a couple of lengthy phone conversations with the support team in Newcastle, it seemed that no one had the answer.
I posted on this forum, and Moderator John picked up my issue and was able to get the matter resolved by liaising with the BT Sport app team. John arranged for us to be compensated for the period that we were unable to access BT Sport Ultimate. I was somewhat disappointed to read that another forum member is having a similar experience to the one that I endured last September.