Free HDR viewing for the UEFA Champions League 2019
Tottenham and Liverpool battle it out for European glory on Saturday 1 June, and all our BT Sport subscribers can watch the match live in dazzling HDR (High Dynamic Range) for free.
What is HDR?
HDR enables the highest quality TV pictures ever seen. Dynamic range is essentially displayed contrast, meaning you’ll get the brightest whites and the darkest blacks, and more intense true-to-life images. Exactly what you need for the most anticipated match of the season.
How to watch the game in HDR
You can watch the final in HDR:
The instructions alter slightly depending on the type of phone or device you’re using, so find out how to watch HDR on your device >
Will my TV or device support HDR?
All of the following manufacturers have compatible TVs. However, you may need to check your specific TV's compatibility on the manufacturers’ website.
Certain models provide built-in HDR support out of the box, but you should check Samsung’s website to see if your TV has built-in compatibility.
Support via an app or device
These TVs need to be connected via other methods such as Chromecast Ultra, Apple 4K TV or Xbox one.
Devices which support HDR
If your device is not shown here, go to the manufacturer’s website to check its compatibility.
What internet speed do I need to watch in HDR?
Mobiles and tablets will need a speed of 2.5Mb. Other connected devices – like consoles and Smart TVs – will need 3.5Mb.
How to watch on the day
Mobiles and tablets
Consoles, Smart TVs and other connected devices
You need to make sure your device and TV have HDR mode enabled in their settings. We've included instructions on how to do this on the most popular TVs and consoles below. If yours is not listed, check with the manufacturer directly.
Samsung Smart TV
Your TV settings also need to be enabled for HDR and yu can check where they are in the 4K TV details in the set-up menu. It should show a green tick next to the Your TV supports HDR10 video statement. If it doesn’t, check out how to enable HDR on your TV within this section, or check with the manufacturer directly for a specific model.
Once the HDR settings are enabled on your TV, open the BT Sport app. The UCL final option will be at the top. There should be an HDR icon showing. Press ‘Watch Now’ and you’re good to go. When you’re in the player, you’ll see the BT Sport HDR Live icon in the corner when the match is being streamed.
If you’re trying to watch on Apple TV, you will not see an icon next to the UCL Final, you’ll only see one when you’re in the player.
If you can’t see the HDR icon after enabling it, try closing down the app and re-opening it. If it still isn’t working, double check your settings.
When will I be able to buy HDR?
BT Sport’s new HDR service will launch for the BT Sport app ahead of the new football season. It will offer picture quality of up to 4K resolution from just £5 per month.
If you’ve got any questions that aren’t covered in our FAQs or want to share your experience with HDR, feel free to post a comment below.
@NeilO @I think the question related to why no HDR on the BT Youview Box. As we know though, the BT Youview Box does not do HDR.
Seems to me that the money is being spent on the app neglecting the BT Youview Box.
Hi @SeanD ,
You mention "large screen BTSport App". I can't seem to find this just the "BTSport App".
So can you help me find it please ?
Will this be shown in UHD or just HD please ? There seems to be contradiction on various websites.
Not sure is there is, but a confidence test clip in the required formats would be useful to allow people to test their apps.
Thanks for the details above:
-To watch on Apple TV 4K, do you need to be signed into the App to view HDR for Free?
-Is the Free Stream in HDR -press reports are say that only paid subscribers get HDR?
-When will the Free stream start? Will it be available from 6PM for the pre-match build-up or just at kick-off?
The stakes are high as I have a house full of people!