on 10-05-2013 11h53
From BT Sports site under the Legal Stuff tab:----
The BT Sport App works on iPhone (3GS and above), iPad (iOS 5.1.1 and above) & selected Android devices with OS 4.0).
Can someone from BT please let us know which devices have BT in the pipe line to use this app or are you going to be like:-
"Sky and tell your customers that you have no idea which devices will be supported on the BT sports app or say 10" android tablets are on our roadmap for 2013 maybe/maybe not and by the way we have no idea what devices are being worked on at present".
I really really hope that BT will not go down this line but instead tell it's customers what devices the Android app will work on and if 10" Android Tablets will be supported. You have already kicked up a lot of interest with the news about BT Sports you released yesterday and lots of customers/non customers are hoping you will be forward thinking about Android Tablets, after all they are the most popular tabs in use in the UK and Android OS is as well. Please Please don't make the same mistake as Sky by telling your customers lies about android support, If you support these IMHO a lot of Sky Customers will move over to you from Sky as they have refused to support Android 10" tabs for over 18 months now and their customers have had enough.
on 10-05-2013 13h06
Iechyd da indeed! I'm hoping BT dance on Sky's grave with the pace of their Android device development. Being limited to sports only should help minimise the third-party rightsholders issues e.g. we can't do HDMI out from a tablet but the horse has bolted for PCs, you can't get BT Sport 2 on a Thursday if there is an R in the month etc.
It was interesting to see ITV have relaunched their Player but only on Samsung devices, excluding the Nexus 10 of course, until August. Hoping BT don't get into bed with anybody in particular and if there must be a pecking order then make it vanilla Nexus devices to start with.
on 10-05-2013 14h03
Diolch yn fawr Gashead,
Yes I really am hoping that BT gives Sky the old 1 2. We all know the reason why Sky has refused to support 10" Android Tabs and why they keep telling lies to their customers and that's because they have a deal with Apple that the ipad is the only large screen tab that can use sky go, they have denied this time and time again and given other reasons as why they can't support tabs and every lie and reason they have given has been shot down in flames by customers that they will only now answer a question with a stock paste and copy answer of "Sorry we have no information on that" or "They are on our roadmap for 2013", Hey great so what devices are on the roadmap please? "Sorry we have no information on that"What hang on you have a roadmap for 20133 to support more android devices? Yes that's correct, Well which devices please? "Sorry we have no information on that"and after you go around the world you end up getting ignored or sent on holidays for spamming the forum for asking the same question over and over. Disgraceful.
That is what I was trying to put over to BT about being open and honest about the app and not mess us around like Sky have. Yes I agree develop the app for the Nexus device and away you go on any android device running OS 4 x x and on some gingerbread devices with a little tweak here and there and hopefully BT will not hardcode their app as that is a waste of time. Hopefully BT will use Google's Widevine DRM client like 99% of the world's media providers, Sky does not use it they use the DRM client that News Corp used to own til late last year (keep it in the family lol) NDS Client, which hardcode per model, device and OS.
Come on BT don't let us down lol
on 12-05-2013 12h19
I would like to know if there are any console apps planned. One for the Xbox would be very welcome!
It would also be great if it was available via Apple TV. I asked a sales adviser about this and got a response to the effect of "I have no idea" and I suspect if such apps were on the horizon they would have been included in the launch announcement.
on 17-06-2013 8h22
I can't find it but apparently over on Sky's forum someone has said BT have confirmed support on large tablets on the BT Sports App. Is this true, well chuffed if it is.
18-06-2013 2h05 - edited 18-06-2013 2h06
The apps are platform based, not make.models specific.
Any ios5.01 (iphone or ipad) or android 4.0 (phone or tablet) or later should be compatible, though there may be one or two specific models that have hardware incompatibility issues.