You can now watch BT Sport on your Roku box or TV – here's how to get the channel

THE BT Sport app arrived on a bunch of new devices for the start of the 20/21 Premier League season.

You can now watch games broadcast by the UK sporting giant on on Fire TV and Android TV, as well as Roku streaming boxes and its TV models.

As well as the Premier League, which began its new season earlier this month, BT Sport brings fans coverage of Premiership Rugby, MotoGP, Boxing and UFC.

Here's what you need to watch the app on your Roku devices.

What do I need to watch BT Sport on my Roku box or Roku TV?

Existing BT Sport customers with can access BT Sport on Roku streaming devices at no extra cost.

That means all they need to do is download the app to watch live, catch-up and on-demand sport.

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If your Roku device is is 4K capable, you can also watch BT Sport in glorious 4K definition.

You'll need the necessary BT subscription, though, which costs a little extra.

How to add BT Sport to your Roku device

There are three ways you can add a channel to your Roku device.

To do it from your device, head to to the home menu by pressing on the home button on your remote.

In the left sidebar, go to streaming channels and then search for the channel you want. Select add channel.

What is 4K, Ultra HD and UHD?

Here’s an easy guide to what 4K means…

  • 4K, Ultra HD and UHD are all different names for the same type of TV screen. 4K refers to the number of pixels on your TV screen – or the "image resolution"
  • The pixels are the tiny dots of colour that make up the image you see on your telly. A pixellated image is one where the pixels are really obvious, because there aren't many. But images with lots of pixels – like a 4K movie – generally look sharper and clearer
  • A true 4K screen has 4096 x 2160 pixels. That means on your TV screen there are 3840 pixels across, and 2160 pixels vertically. That's roughly 8.3 million pixels on the display in total
  • 4K gets it's name because it's got four times the number of pixels as a standard Full HD TV
  • Full HD (or 1080p) screens have 1920 pixels across, and 1080 pixels going upwards – for around two million pixels in total. So 4K just means your TV has many more pixels on the screen compared to a more common Full HD display
  • Ultra HD, or UHD, is basically the same as 4K. If you buy a UHD telly in a shop, you'll be able to watch 4K content on it with no bother
  • But there is a small difference. Almost every TV you ever buy has an aspect ratio of 16:9. That means for every 16 pixels horizontally, there are 9 vertically
  • True 4K footage doesn't quite fit in with that ratio, so you won't often find TVs with 4096 x 2160 pixels. Instead, to fit with the 16:9 ratio, most 4K TVs will have 3840 x 2160 pixels instead
  • If it doesn't make sense, grab a calculator and divide 2160 by 9. Then multiply it by 16, and you'll get 3840. That's the aspect ratio working its magic. So when you see an Ultra HD TV, it just means it's a 4K image with slightly fewer vertical pixels
  • If you try watching a 4K video on a non-4K TV, the video will still play – but it won't be in 4K quality. To watch a 4K video in 4K quality, you'll need to fork out for a 4K TV. Similarly, if you're watching standard or HD footage on a 4K TV, it won't magically become 4K quality
  • Some TVs promise "4K upscaling", which converts your standard or HD footage to near-4K quality. This works by using software to guess what colours would fill the extra empty pixels missing in HD footage, and then filling them in. This creates a 4K-like effect, but it's not true 4K

You can also add a channel from the Roku app or its official website.

Simply login with your Roku details and go to the Channels menu or tab. Search for the channel you want and hit "add".

How to sign up to BT Sport on Roku

New users can sign up directly from the BT Sport channel for a BT Sport Monthly Pass.

Costing £25, the pass gives you live matches from the Premier League, Gallagher Premiership Rugby, European rugby’s Champions Cup and more.

BT Sport is available now from the Sports category in the Roku Channel Store.

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All prices were correct at the time of writing, but may have since changed. Always do your own research before making any purchase.

In other news, Resident Evil fans will be pleased to hear a new TV series based on the video game franchise is coming to Netflix.

Disney fans are fuming after the entertainment giant announced its live-action remake of Mulan will cost up to £26 to stream in the UK.

And, Disney recently released a trailer for its latest Star Wars TV series, "The Bad Batch".

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