How to watch BT Sport on Xbox, PlayStation 4, Samsung TV and Apple TV with new large screen app

BT Sport is now accessible in more ways, to more fans, than ever before with our new large screen app. Enjoy all the live BT Sport channels, exclusive highlights and full programmes/shows in one place. In a broadcast world first, the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool was made available in dazzling HDR on a host of compatible devices.

Published: 23 May 2020 - 12.57pm

BT Sport is now available to watch in more ways than ever before thanks to the introduction of a new large screen app available on Xbox, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TVs and Apple TV.

In a world broadcast first, BT Sport showed the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool in ground-breaking HD HDR.

Allowing access to BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, ESPN, BoxNation and the BT Sport Extra channels, the app is available on the new platforms to existing BT Sport customers at no extra charge*.

If you're not yet a subscriber, take your pick from our range of sign-up packages and we'll get you live with BT Sport in just 15 minutes.

The app includes exclusive on-demand content and highlights across a huge range of sports.

Subscribers can also watch selected programming on BT Sport Ultimate in stunning 4K UHD with HDR via the following large screen devices: Samsung smart TVs, Xbox One games consoles and Chromecast Ultra streaming devices.

Ultimate will ensure the maximum possible viewing experience for users - whatever the device they are using - dependent on the device model and internet connectivity.

Customers will be able to access BT Sport without the need for a set-top box, view content via a second screen at home and allow those with a digital subscription to watch on a big screen.

BT Sport customers can get the new app on Xbox, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TVs and Apple TV by simply visiting the home page or app stores on these devices.

The app is free to download and existing customers can use their BT Sport subscription login to view content immediately.

Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer division, said: “We’re creating even more ways for our customers to watch their favourite sport in stunning high definition, wherever they are.

“We’re working to offer our customers unrivalled choice, with the best content, the smartest devices and the latest technology through partnerships with the world’s most innovative companies.

“Making BT Sport available on Apple TV, Playstation, Samsung TVs and Xbox is just one of the ways we’re bringing great sport to even more customers and creating the best sports viewing experiences in the UK.”

BT Sport continues to create innovative viewing experiences for fans with further exciting enhancements planned.

“Making BT Sport available on Apple TV, Playstation, Samsung TVs and Xbox is just one of the ways we’re bringing great sport to even more customers and creating the best sports viewing experiences in the UK”
- Marc Allera

Customers will be among the first in the world to experience live sport in stunning High Dynamic Range (HDR) picture quality this year. HDR increases picture quality by preserving details in the darkest and brightest areas of a picture and allows for more natural, true-to-life colours that are closer to how we see them in real life.

In addition, BT Sport is developing plans for what is often termed 'object-based broadcasting', which will enable viewers to personalise and control some aspects or objects of programmes, such as audio or graphics.

Example applications could include the ability to control stadium and crowd noise levels versus commentary and for blind or partially sighted viewers to access audio description of live sport. We’re also trialling a private video chat service that allows fans to have real-time conversations with up to three friends while watching BT Sport in the same app.

Don’t forget, BT Sport’s small-screen app also brings you an unrivalled viewing experience with the ground-breaking enhanced video player, multi-camera streaming capabilities and 360° live streaming and highlights (on selected events).

The enhanced video player boasts an interactive timeline that allows users to switch between key in-game moments, viewable goal alerts, multi-cam replays, a detailed match engine and much more.

But it's also just the tip of the iceberg, as anyone with a BT Sport subscription and BT ID can access an incredible depth of live sport, exclusive videos and a huge TV catch up library.

Available platforms

  • Samsung Smart TVs (2015 models onwards)
  • Apple TV (Fourth generation devices onwards)
  • Xbox One (One, One S and One X consoles)
  • PlayStation 4
  • Chromecast Ultra

Key features

  • BT Sport’s five live TV channels, plus BT Sport Extra services
  • Full HD (1080p up to 50 frames per second)
  • Comprehensive highlights and on demand service, with 4K UHD and TV listings to follow 
  • Additional platforms and further personalised services to follow

How existing BT Sport customers can get the app

  • Existing customers benefit at no additional cost
  • Download BT Sport from app stores on these platforms
  • Log in using existing BT ID and password*

How new BT Sport customers can get the app

  • Fans can subscribe to BT Sport directly via BT or EE, not through the large screen platforms themselves (eg iTunes for Apple TV)
  • Take a ‘digital’ BT Sport subscription allowing access to BT Sport via the new app for large screens, or, via the app for mobile devices.
  • Take a BT Sport subscription which allows access via the new app for large screens and mobile devices***:

1.     Sky TV (BT Sport + BT Broadband or BT Sport without BT Broadband)

2.     BT TV (BT TV Starter + BT Broadband)

Notes

*Not available to BT Sport customers who access BT Sport via an entry-level BT Mobile subscription or EE customers who access BT Sport via an entry-level BT Sport add-on.
**EE Pay Monthly Max plan customers already get free access to the BT Sport app on small screens such as mobiles and tablets. The additional subscription enables access to the large screen app and allows these customers to ‘cast’ BT Sport from their small device to a TV set using a media streaming device such as Google Chromecast.
***BT Sport large screen app not available to Virgin Media customers with BT Sport.