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As part of its strategy to extend the reach of its pay-TV service, BT Sport has added Apple TV, Samsung smart TVs, and the Xbox console to its range of supported devices for its platform app.
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Launched to coincide with the return of the UEFA Champions League football for its knockout stage, the app enables access to BT Sport without the need for a set-top box, and, allowing existing BT Sport customers access via a second screen at home. It will allow initially allow access to BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, ESPN and Boxnation. BT Sport Extra channels will be available later this year.

The app also BT Sport’s new app for big screens will also include on-demand content, highlights, TV listings, and, crucially for the development of the service, the BT Sport 4K Ultra HD channel, a chargeable add-on to existing BT Sport subscriptions which is included in some connectivity bundles.

“We’re creating even more ways for our customers to watch their favourite sport in stunning high definition, wherever they are,” remarked Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s consumer division. “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, 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 also confirmed that its customers will be among the first in the world to experience live sports in high dynamic range (HDR) picture quality in 2019. It is also is developing plans for object based broadcasting, which will enable its viewers to personalise and control some aspects or objects of programmes such as audio or graphics. BT Sport is also trialling a private video chat service that allows fans to have real-time video chats with up to three friends while watching BT Sport in the same app.