From today, BT Sport is giving customers more ways to watch, by making its award-winning app available on
The BT Sport App is now available on a wide range of large-screen devices and platforms which also include
BT Sport customers who have the necessary BT subscription plus a 4K capable Fire TV, Roku TV, or, one of the 4K devices running Android TV such as selected TV sets manufactured by brands including Sony, Panasonic, Philips and Hisense, will be able to access BT Sport Ultimate, a channel providing regular live sport in stunning 4K with High Dynamic Range (HDR).
Existing BT Sport customers with access to the app for large screen devices can access BT Sport on the new devices and platforms at no extra cost, allowing them to watch live, catch-up and on-demand sport, and, have a second screen to watch two live streams simultaneously*.
New customers can access the app in a range of ways including BT Sport Monthly Pass, which offers all sports fans a flexible way of watching top-flight sport for a simple monthly fee with no contract. Available for just £25 per month for instant access, BT Sport Monthly Pass lets anyone buy and watch BT Sport on a month-by-month basis. Over the next month, the pass will offer live matches from the Premier League, Gallagher Premiership Rugby, European rugby’s Champions Cup and more.
To find out more visit BT Sport Monthly Pass , download the BT Sport App from the app store and log in. BT TV also offers flexible BT Sport access through its Flexible TV packages enabling fans to change access every 30 days during their contract.
I can tell you that my Amazon Firestick is set to follow the frame rate from the source.
It sets to 60Hz when in the Amazon menus and switches to 50Hz when the BT SPORT app is loaded - and stays at 50Hz until exiting.
@Mallett94 on Android TV and Fire TV devices the app will aim to switch the display to the highest available resolution that supports 50fps when it starts up.
If the device is user-configured to use a fixed resolution rather than automatic, then it'll be blocked from switching. Also, many Android TV devices don't support resolution switching, so they'll be stuck at their default (which is usually 60fps).
I would recommend giving the app a go anyway - it's a much faster and more reliable experience than the Chromecast receiver. We've been in trials for a few months and reports have been very positive.
@DarrenDev Good morning Darren. Sounds good.
I wondered if you could do me a favour and speak to the devs/the BA/ Product Owner, and ask them about the implementation of the app on Sony Bravia TVs running Android TV. I personally have the the 55XF9005 which is on Android TV 8. The BBC iPlayer app which comes installed by default on the TV causes the TV to use its 100hz refresh rate mode rather than 120hz. This is great because all content on iPlayer is either 25 or 50 fps so having an exact multiple on the refresh rate of the screen is ideal.
I would love to know if the BT Sport app will also engaged this mode on my TV. It would then negate the need to use chromecasts or NowTV sticks etc to get the BT Sport app at the correct 50hz refresh rate.
P.S if there are ever any job openings for the BT Sport app dev team, please let me know. I would love to work on the BT Sport team!
@Mallett94 I'm the lead dev for the Android TV app, so should be able to answer any questions.
As mentioned earlier, the Android TV app will aim to select a 50Hz refresh rate on app launch to match our 25/50fps content. If you're saying iPlayer definitely does it then I'd hope that BT Sport will too. Have you checked it out yet?
Last night it was slightly distorted but only once it read the full quality stream - but could actually hear the change in quality when the sharpest picture appeared after a few seconds.
Was the same on NowTV 4K box and Amazon 4K stick.
It can be a little bit heavy on some devices - some TVs will cause the screen to blank or show noise for a few seconds - but it's worth the switch for the reduced judder.