Roberts Stream93i DAB/DAB+/FM RDS and WiFi Internet Smart Radio with Three Way Speaker System £129.99 @ Amazon
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Roberts Stream93i DAB/DAB+/FM RDS and WiFi Internet Smart Radio with Three Way Speaker System £129.99 @ Amazon

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Found 4th Jun 2016
Lowest Amazon price for at least 12 months.

"A superb-sounding radio/music player with some genuinely useful extras."What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision Award Winner 2015

Welcome to a world of Internet radio
Connect up to your home network by either ethernet or the built-in Wi-Fi and you've access to a whole world of music. With a choice of thousands of radio stations from around the globe, there truly is something for everyone. With easy searching via genre, finding the stations you might like is simple and, thanks to a massive 120 preset memory, recalling them is straight-forward, too.

Spotify Connect
This Roberts radio also has the advantage of offering Spotify Connect. Spotify Connect uses your existing Spotify account but seamlessly transfers it between sources. So, for example, you might be listening to Spotify on your mobile device then, when you arrive home, transfer it to the Roberts radio at the touch of a button! Wherever you use 3G or 4G, Wi-Fi or LAN, AirPlay, Bluetooth or UPnP, Spotify Connect simply keeps the music following - seamlessly.

Or stream your own music with UPNP and DLNA compatibility
Another great feature with the Roberts Stream 93i is the ability to stream your own music. Thanks to UPnP (Universal Plug n Play) and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), it's easy to both find other devices on your home network and then stream from them - either over a ethernet cable or Wi-Fi. So, for example, you might want to stream music stored on your PC or laptop. With the Stream 93i it's easy. It will even cope with a wide range of files, including MP3, WMA, FLAC and AAC.

Colour display and easy interface
With such a wide choice of streaming music options, it's good to see the Roberts can easily make sense of them all via its clear, logical control layout and colour screen. Using a large control knob, it's easy to scroll up and down the menus with selection just a simple push 'click' away.

DAB or FM
In addition to Internet radio and streaming, the Stream 93i also offers DAB and FM wavebands. DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) gives access to the widest range of stations in the UK, in crisp and clear digital sound quality. In case your favourite stations aren't available in DAB, then the Stream 93i is also equipped with an FM tuner. Boasting RDS for station naming, this is almost as easy to use as DAB and still provides great sound quality.

Great connectivity including USB
Yet another highlight with the Roberts Stream 93i is the USB socket. This connects to a USB media device and, like the DLNA streaming, works with a wide variety of file types, including MP3, WMA, FLAC and AAC. The Stream 93i not only has a headphone socket but also a 3.5mm output socket - perfect for plugging in a pair of more powerful active speakers or even your home hi-fi. There's a third 3.5mm socket that's an AUX input; ideal for connecting up your MP3 player or smartphone.

Superior sound
With its solid wooden cabinet and powerful amplifier, the Stream 93i has a more powerful and fuller sound than you might expect. Especially good with speech but also, thanks to the built-in woofer, surprisingly dynamic with music, listening to the Stream 93i is always a rich experience.

An excellent sound combining with a wide range of truly useful features: it's little wonder this is the radio of the year!

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The main reason for recommending this is this recent announcement from Roberts about a firmware update that will allow the radio to handle the new-format BBC iPlayer/Listen Again streams that changed 18 months or so ago. Not many radios can handle the changed formats - but this one now can:

Firmware Update: Roberts Stream 93i radio

We are very pleased to announce that the Stream 93i Smart Radio will receive an exciting firmware update over the next few days. This update will bring additional functionality, including the ability to receive higher quality Internet Radio streams and listen again services from the BBC. In order to receive this latest update, please ensure your Stream 93i is connected to the internet, and set to automatically check for new versions of software. Please note: this update adds a wide range of new features to the Stream 93i. A full reset of the radio will be performed once the update process has completed, and you will be required to re-enter your network password in order to reconnect the radio to the internet. This update may also result in favourite stations and presets being removed from the radio.

Stream 93i – Added functionality as a result of the update:

DASH Support – You can now listen to BBC Internet Radio streams at a significantly higher audio quality than previously.

On-Demand Listening – Catch up on many recent broadcasts from the BBC. These are also now available in a higher audio quality than previously. In addition, you may pause, resume, rewind or fast-forward through the programme being listened to.

Music Player – Support for the Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) for music files streamed to the radio using DLNA or played from a USB memory device.

Kitchen Timer – A convenient and easy to use timer, that may be set in one minute increments up to a maximum of 5 hours. A buzzer alarm will sound at the end of the set interval, but with a faster volume increase than existing alarms. The Kitchen Timer may be used whether the radio is playing or in standby, with a ‘time remaining’ indicator present on the display during use.

Release Date: 31st May 2016
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Frankly, I think this is a better deal:

hotukdeals.com/dea…605

£139, but includes a free 6 year warranty from Richer Sounds.

Posted this one, though, for anyone who just wants the lower price. Lowest Amazon have had it for at least a year.
I vote hot. I have the 83i and the only trouble with it is there are only 5 preset channels compared to the 120 on this model.
What's the diff between this and the £59 median one

What's the diff between this and the £59 median one


Quite a lot, I'd guess - but which one do you mean?
The internet radio by median reduced from 99 to 59

The internet radio by median reduced from 99 to 59


Sorry - don't know it. Do you have a link?

The internet radio by median reduced from 99 to 59



Guess you mean this one hotukdeals.com/dea…749

Not a bad device at that price but the Roberts is just that bit better quality. You get what you pay for and Roberts radios are about the best you can get.

Medion will likely have issues with BBC Internet streaming due to new format BBC are using. New firmware on the Roberts fixes this.
Have this nearly a year and still going strong. I have mine on top of the fridge with bass on max and for size the sound is really good. Currently doing the update so probz making it a little better then what it already is. I paid £150 so it's slowly coming down.
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What's the diff between this and the £59 median one



The Median is just an Internet Radio with an Alarm clock.

This deal is for a DAB+, FM and Internet Radio with a fancy speaker system.
androoski

The Median is just an Internet Radio with an Alarm clock.This deal is for … The Median is just an Internet Radio with an Alarm clock.This deal is for a DAB+, FM and Internet Radio with a fancy speaker system.



I thought the Medion also had DAB/FM?
i would like one but i dont know if i can if i can ahhh no TY op
Shame it doesn't have optical output
I own two of these - kitchen and bedroom. Great radios.
Was looking for either the Roberts Stream 93i or the Pure Evoke F4, but which one to purchase?
Help please !!!

Was looking for either the Roberts Stream 93i or the Pure Evoke F4, but … Was looking for either the Roberts Stream 93i or the Pure Evoke F4, but which one to purchase?Help please !!!



Evoke aren't in the same league as Roberts.

The Median is just an Internet Radio with an Alarm clock.This deal is for … The Median is just an Internet Radio with an Alarm clock.This deal is for a DAB+, FM and Internet Radio with a fancy speaker system.



The Median has all those things.
how does sound quality compare to the ruark r1 mkiii?
I've always wanted a three way

Evoke aren't in the same league as Roberts.


Roberts for me then ... Thanks !

Evoke aren't in the same league as Roberts.


Not sure why you say that, given that today's Roberts isn't in the same league as the old Roberts before it got into trouble and was acquired by the Irish electric heater company Glen Dimplex.

I was also considering the Evoke F4 as an alternative to the 93i, and I chose the Roberts after a great deal of thought and research. It was a finely balanced decision, and to be honest I think either one of them would have been fine for my purposes - indeed, the battery arrangement on the F4 is far better than the cobbled add-on that Roberts have come up with for the 93i.

What swung the decision? Pretty much the 6 year Richer Sounds warranty on the other thread:

hotukdeals.com/dea…605

6 years is a long time in internet radio terms, and repairs are pretty pricey.
I've been tempted by this 93i, but not sure if i would really use the internet radio much. If my Roberts Eco 4 packed up, then i'd might buy this 93i as a replacement. I'm really fussy about sound quality on portable radios and the 93i does have an excellent sound quality.

As far as Pure is concerned.... My Pure One Classic packed up just out of warranty and Pure didn't want to know, whereas my Roberts Eco 4 has been totally reliable for 6 years, also the sound quality is superb on it.
This in itself has put me off ever buying Pure again and i also dont like the design of their radios..... so for me personally, i would always choose Roberts over Pure.

I've been tempted by this 93i, but not sure if i would really use the … I've been tempted by this 93i, but not sure if i would really use the internet radio much. If my Roberts Eco 4 packed up, then i'd might buy this 93i as a replacement. I'm really fussy about sound quality on portable radios and the 93i does have an excellent sound quality.As far as Pure is concerned.... My Pure One Classic packed up just out of warranty and Pure didn't want to know, whereas my Roberts Eco 4 has been totally reliable for 6 years, also the sound quality is superb on it.This in itself has put me off ever buying Pure again and i also dont like the design of their radios..... so for me personally, i would always choose Roberts over Pure.


Horses for courses, I suppose. I've had both, and they've both been fine for reliability. Four Evoke 1s bought in 2003 are still going strong (and still look great) and a couple of Evoke 3s (still an incredible radio for its EPG-style recording capabilities) are also going strong after several years.

The Median has all those things.



Gone for the Medion, thanks for the info.
Biker Jeff

The Median has all those things.



​Possibly. But just like a top of the range Panasonic TV a Vestel does pretty much exactly the same thing at a much lower price. The quality and performance however are at opposite ends of the spectrum.

DAB is DAB lols

​Possibly. But just like a top of the range Panasonic TV a Vestel does p … ​Possibly. But just like a top of the range Panasonic TV a Vestel does pretty much exactly the same thing at a much lower price. The quality and performance however are at opposite ends of the spectrum.


Can I just ask- this doesn't have Bluetooth- can I still play songs off my phone on to it? (using wifi I guess!?)
Splodger101

DAB is DAB lols



​Yeah. Much like wine is wine and cars are cars.

Can I just ask- this doesn't have Bluetooth- can I still play songs off … Can I just ask- this doesn't have Bluetooth- can I still play songs off my phone on to it? (using wifi I guess!?)


Yes you can. I have Galaxy S6 Edge+ and can send my songs via DLNA (WIFI) to the Roberts Media Player from within the Samsung Music app 'Smart View' BUT I had an LG G3 and sent my Music via 'Local Cast' app so you might have to download the app to use on some phones.

Bluetooth: I think a cheap Bluetooth reciver will work just as well as the Roberts adapter as it connects via auxiliary as do cheap receivers via Amazon etc... but most are rechargeable and there is a full size USB Behind the Roberts.




Edited by: "AJ92" 5th Jun 2016

Yes you can. I have Galaxy S6 Edge+ and can send my songs via DLNA (WIFI) … Yes you can. I have Galaxy S6 Edge+ and can send my songs via DLNA (WIFI) to the Roberts Media Player from within the Samsung Music app 'Smart View' BUT I had an LG G3 and sent my Music via 'Local Cast' app so you might have to download the app to use on some phones.Bluetooth: I think a cheap Bluetooth reciver will work just as well as the Roberts adapter as it connects via auxiliary as do cheap receivers via Amazon etc... but most are rechargeable and there is a full size USB Behind the Roberts.



Thanks for your detailed response

As far as Pure is concerned.... My Pure One Classic packed up just out of … As far as Pure is concerned.... My Pure One Classic packed up just out of warranty and Pure didn't want to know, whereas my Roberts Eco 4 has been totally reliable for 6 years, also the sound quality is superb on it.This in itself has put me off ever buying Pure again and i also dont like the design of their radios..... so for me personally, i would always choose Roberts over Pure.



Same here with a Pure DMX-50 which died just out of warranty.
Have to endorse those comments about Pure. I "upgraded" the firmware for mine, and followed the prompts to save the old firmware where I could find it. The new firmware wrecked the radio: burbly and unstable. There was no way, having saved the old, stable firmware, to restore it. Their support line said they did not support "downgrading" and my radio was out of warranty, so, (paraphrasing now) go jump in a lake. Never, ever buying Pure again.

Thanks for this deal, OP. Have some heat. Used it to create a Flubit demand; they offered £112.07.

Edited by: "sylv" 5th Jun 2016

Yes you can. I have Galaxy S6 Edge+ and can send my songs via DLNA (WIFI) … Yes you can. I have Galaxy S6 Edge+ and can send my songs via DLNA (WIFI) to the Roberts Media Player from within the Samsung Music app 'Smart View' BUT I had an LG G3 and sent my Music via 'Local Cast' app so you might have to download the app to use on some phones.Bluetooth: I think a cheap Bluetooth reciver will work just as well as the Roberts adapter as it connects via auxiliary as do cheap receivers via Amazon etc... but most are rechargeable and there is a full size USB Behind the Roberts.



I have an Aukey Bluetooth receiver plugged into my 83i and it's been really good, plugs into the auxiliary socket on the radio. That said it's not as convenient as having it built in, but it does the job.
Happy to report that a Chromecast Audio works well with this radio. The USB socket on the back provides the Chromecast with power, and the short audio lead that came with the Chromecast connects to the radio's aux in socket, also on the back; a neat and tidy setup. So, once my three months Spotify for 99p is up, I can move on to another streaming service.

Thanks again, OP.

Edited by: "sylv" 11th Jun 2016
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