Good news for sports fans, in time for the Premier League’s return: BT Sport’s app, which is open to both pay-TV subscribers and those who pay for the BT Sport Monthly Pass, is finally available on three of the most popular streaming devices – Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Android TV.
BT Sport, which is available in the UK and Ireland, broadcasts sporting events from around the world – from live Premier League games to UEFA Champions League, MotoGP, boxing and more.
Up until last year, BT Sport was only available to either BT Broadband customers or as an add-on for “traditional” pay-TV subscriptions like Sky and Virgin Media.
Then, in December 2019, BT Sport launched the “Monthly Pass” option, which is open to all customers on a month-to-month basis without a long-term contract, at £25/month. (see our full guide on how to watch BT Sport online – even for free).
When it first launched, BT Sport Monthly (and the BT Sport app in general) was only available on a limited set of streaming devices. In June, the app came to NOW TV devices (which are based on Roku’s hardware) – and now, more devices have finally been added.
Today, BT Sport launched the app on Amazon’s Fire TV devices, Roku’s streaming players and the Roku TV, as well as Android TV devices.
Customers who have the appropriate subscription (such as the Monthly Pass), and a 4K streaming device (such as the Amazon Fire TV 4K Stick or the Roku Streaming Stick+), will also be able to enjoy BT Sport Ultimate and watch some of the live sporting events in 4K and HDR.
At this point, the BT Sport app is available on most of the major streaming devices, including:
- Smartphones (Android and iPhones)
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- Samsung Smart TVs (2018 and onwards)
- XBOX One
- Playstation 4
- NOW TV Stick/box
Andy Haworth, managing director, commercial, BT Sport, said:
“BT continues to connect more viewers to BT Sport content, leading the market with innovative ways to watch. Sports fans can expect more exciting innovations over the coming new football and rugby seasons.”
Note that some BT Sport subscribers do NOT have access to the app on “large screen devices”, so won’t be able to use the Roku, Fire TV or other TV-based versions.
Those customers include:
- EE customers with only small screen app access (mobile/tablet)
- BT Business customers
- Customers who only take BT Mobile
- Virgin Media BT Sport customers
- Those who subscribe to BT Sport directly from Sky