BT Sport extends UHD and HDR service to include smart TVs and games consoles

BT Sport has extended the reach of its Ultra HD with high dynamic range (HDR) output by adding compatibility with selected smart TVs and games consoles.

From the weekend of 22 November, subscribers with Samsung smart TVs, Xbox One games consoles and Chromecast Ultra streaming devices will be able to watch live sport in the next generation viewing formats using the BT Sport big-screen app.

The move comes as part of the BT Sport Ultimate package that launched in the summer for BT TV and EE pay monthly customers, enabling them to watch in HD with HDR on Android and Apple handsets and tablets.

The first football matches on BT Sport Ultimate that will be available in 4K UHD with HDR include the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and Olympiacos (Tuesday 26 November) and Liverpool v Napoli (Wednesday 27 November).

BT Sport is promising to show up to 70 live events in HDR this season.

Pete Oliver, managing director, marketing, of BT’s consumer division, said: “We’re providing the absolute best video and sound quality for sport fans, making BT Sport in 4K, HDR and Dolby Atmos available in more ways than ever this season. HDR transforms the sports viewing experience and with the expansion of BT Sport Ultimate, we’re providing more high-quality broadcasts for our customers than any other broadcaster.”

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