Roku Streaming Stick+ (4K) Watch World Cup in UHD £59.99 @ Amazon, Currys and Very
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Roku Streaming Stick+ (4K) Watch World Cup in UHD £59.99 @ Amazon, Currys and Very

£59.99£79.9925%Currys Deals
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Found 30th Jun
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The BBC is part-way through showing a total of 29 FIFA World Cup games in Ultra HD and HDR on iPlayer. If you have a 4K TV that is not compatible, you have the option of the Virgin TV V6 box, Roku Streaming Stick+ or the Sony PS4 to be able to watch in UHD.
You will also be able to watch tennis at Wimbledon in Ultra HD.

I love my Roku streaming sticks, as you get all the main streaming services plus all the catch-up tv services, such as Iplayer, All4, 5OD, ITV hub, UKTV player, Amazon prime, Netflix, Now TV, Google and youtube. The wireless remote is great with buttons for TV power and volume, and voice search now works.

Don't forget TCB/Quidco £3/£2.50 bonus, if purchasing from Currys or Very.
Normal price is £79.99.

Can I watch the World Cup live in Ultra HD on my connected TV? bbc.co.uk/ipl…uhd
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Bought this for the same price a couple of weeks ago, I think Amazon put the price up when they saw how many people were buying it for the World Cup. Couldn't fault it, great piece of kit.
confused between this one and Chromecast Ultra... Please suggest...
Edited by: "lovehukds" 30th Jun
lovehukds24 m ago

confused between this one and Chromecast Ultra... Please suggest...


The biggest difference (I've had an older chromecast & 2 Rokus) is the latter just works, all the time, every time.

The remote will make a big difference, as will the Internet signal booster if you're a long way from the Router. Hope that helps
It's not well advertised but if you're buying this from Currys you can actually get it half price when purchasing with a TV.
Isn't the 4K viewing restricted to 10000 slots on BBC?
Gollywood18 m ago

Isn't the 4K viewing restricted to 10000 slots on BBC?


Not had any problems accessing it so far.
Does the ITV Hub on the Roku have live TV? Or just catchup?
How do you watch 4k on a Tivo V6 box?
Thanks OP, gonna give this a shot see if it’s £60 better than my TV smart features... I’m guessing not but want to give it a chance!
I use this in my smart TV. In a nutshell the roku is far superior to what my smartTV can do. My TV is 3 years old and the apps are out of date with only a small selection to pick from. The Roku however has 100s of apps (channels) and it is insanely fast for any task you do. EG: loading Netflix on roku is near instant vs 20 seconds with my smart tv.
DanOBrien1 h, 31 m ago

Thanks OP, gonna give this a shot see if it’s £60 better than my TV smart f …Thanks OP, gonna give this a shot see if it’s £60 better than my TV smart features... I’m guessing not but want to give it a chance!


I have this and it's much more reliable than my brand new Samsung mu7000's smart features. Really can't fault it, great signal and fast menus.
Scrat3 h, 52 m ago

Not had any problems accessing it so far.


Me neither, sometimes turn it on halfway through and still able to access it. Can’t stand the delay though. The first England game, I knew someone had scored as the neighbours all started cheering. A minute later Kane scored.
BBC World Cup (and tomorrow Wimbledon) 4K now also available via Playstation Pro:

whathifi.com/new…pro
sainsburys was dumping stock sometime ago selling this at 45£
worth a purchase
only issues I have faced is getting this to play local files and cant get it to work with subtitles
Can you access the 4k streams with a normal PS4 or is it only using the PS4 pro?
Gollywood8 h, 47 m ago

Isn't the 4K viewing restricted to 10000 slots on BBC?




Like previously mentioned I've watched most of them on 4k and never had problem getting connected.
SargoTechniks6 h, 39 m ago

sainsburys was dumping stock sometime ago selling this at 45£ worth a …sainsburys was dumping stock sometime ago selling this at 45£ worth a purchase only issues I have faced is getting this to play local files and cant get it to work with subtitles


How does it play local files???
miffyl10 h, 48 m ago

How do you watch 4k on a Tivo V6 box?


YouTube app Netflix prime and BBC iPlayer app
I tried this on my Playstation Pro yesterday, it was as jittery as hell because they enforce a 50fps program to be output at 60fps, no proper hdr either. I've read that the Roku Stick does it correctly, tempted.
PS Pro is UHD, not 4K btw. Not sure about Roku. Not that theres a lot between UHD and 4K, but there is a difference. Also, you may need to change the colour space manually on the PS Pro, or it looks a bit overly bright.
Edited by: "ctafield" 1st Jul
GadgetButler32 m ago

I tried this on my Playstation Pro yesterday, it was as jittery as hell …I tried this on my Playstation Pro yesterday, it was as jittery as hell because they enforce a 50fps program to be output at 60fps, no proper hdr either. I've read that the Roku Stick does it correctly, tempted.


I read that all Roku's seem to output BBC iplayer at 60Hz / frames and result in juddery motion... oddly the Now TV Roku stick does NOT do the same even though they're the same hardware with different software. It's the one reason I have held back from buying a Roku stick.
qazsed3217 h, 36 m ago

Can you access the 4k streams with a normal PS4 or is it only using the …Can you access the 4k streams with a normal PS4 or is it only using the PS4 pro?



Normal PS4 doesn't support 4K output!!!

ctafield28 m ago

PS Pro is UHD, not 4K btw. Not sure about Roku. Not that theres a lot …PS Pro is UHD, not 4K btw. Not sure about Roku. Not that theres a lot between UHD and 4K, but there is a difference. Also, you may need to change the colour space manually on the PS Pro, or it looks a bit overly bright.



UHD and 4K are two different names for 3840 x 2160 resolution, they are literally the same thing! iPlayer on PS4 Pro only supports 4K UHD and doesn't support HDR. As BBC are doing 4K in HLG HDR something funky seems to have gone on with them making non HDR version for PS4 Pro as it was very desaturated/washed out, especially in the initial broadcasts. The match yesterday though they seemed to have ironed this out as the colours were much closer to what they should be.

Gollywood13 h, 12 m ago

Isn't the 4K viewing restricted to 10000 slots on BBC?



As others have mentioned technically it is a trial and it was announced that access would be limited to "tens of thousands" (Note not 10,000 specifically) on first come first served basis. In practice everyone has been able to access it so either they never enforced the limit or so few people have been using it the limit has never been reached.
I watched the highlights on iplayer on both roku and LG smarttv (3 years old UHD) and apart from the lag, I found it better & brighter on the TV compared to roku. ...might also give iplayer on xbox today
Edited by: "deepu25" 1st Jul
hobsgrg1 h, 44 m ago

Normal PS4 doesn't support 4K output!!!UHD and 4K are two different names …Normal PS4 doesn't support 4K output!!!UHD and 4K are two different names for 3840 x 2160 resolution, they are literally the same thing! iPlayer on PS4 Pro only supports 4K UHD and doesn't support HDR. As BBC are doing 4K in HLG HDR something funky seems to have gone on with them making non HDR version for PS4 Pro as it was very desaturated/washed out, especially in the initial broadcasts. The match yesterday though they seemed to have ironed this out as the colours were much closer to what they should be.As others have mentioned technically it is a trial and it was announced that access would be limited to "tens of thousands" (Note not 10,000 specifically) on first come first served basis. In practice everyone has been able to access it so either they never enforced the limit or so few people have been using it the limit has never been reached.


4k = 4096 x 2160
Consumer UHD = 3840 X 2160


It's a minimal difference and people have ended up using the terms interchangeably but there is a difference. Consumer streams, ponels, projectors are all 3840x2160.
IronSoldier40 m ago

4k = 4096 x 2160Consumer UHD = 3840 X 2160It's a minimal difference and …4k = 4096 x 2160Consumer UHD = 3840 X 2160It's a minimal difference and people have ended up using the terms interchangeably but there is a difference. Consumer streams, ponels, projectors are all 3840x2160.



DCI 4K (4096x2160) and UHD 4K (3840x2160) are both officially recognised as 4K, with DCI 4K used in cinemas and UHD 4K used in the consumer market
hobsgrg3 h, 17 m ago

As others have mentioned technically it is a trial and it was announced …As others have mentioned technically it is a trial and it was announced that access would be limited to "tens of thousands" (Note not 10,000 specifically) on first come first served basis. In practice everyone has been able to access it so either they never enforced the limit or so few people have been using it the limit has never been reached.


The following article explains the whole process including technical background and issues.

gladdy.uk/blo…uk/

It also gives the reason why this is a limited trial.

"BT’s peak network throughput (that we know…) was 10.37 Tbps back in April. If the BBC allow 50,000 people to watch the UHD feed, that would generate 1.8 Tbps of data, almost 20% of BT’s entire peak traffic load, and that is why this is being run as a trial – it’s possible the UK’s internet infrastructure simply wouldn’t be able to cope."
If you are using apps like Movies hd you can't cast to this device!
statto9933 m ago

The following article explains the whole process including technical …The following article explains the whole process including technical background and issues.https://gladdy.uk/blog/2018/06/16/how-to-watch-and-where-to-find-the-world-cup-in-4k-uhd-on-bbc-iplayer-in-the-uk/It also gives the reason why this is a limited trial."BT’s peak network throughput (that we know…) was 10.37 Tbps back in April. If the BBC allow 50,000 people to watch the UHD feed, that would generate 1.8 Tbps of data, almost 20% of BT’s entire peak traffic load, and that is why this is being run as a trial – it’s possible the UK’s internet infrastructure simply wouldn’t be able to cope."



"That said, it doesn’t appear that all the UHD slots have been filled for any games so far, so it might not be as popular as expected – or the BBC have more slots than expected." so still doesn't explain why limit has never been reached, is nobody watching it or are they letting more people watch than they said they would???
We probably won't find out until some time after the tournament. They're continuing the experiment on into Wimbledon, too.

And obviously, I didn't say the article explained why the limit hadn't been reached. it just explains the BBC's UHD process and why there needs to be a limit at all.
Tried on my Amazon fire TV via BBC iPlayer and not showing uhd
Can I watch the World Cup live in Ultra HD on my connected TV? bbc.co.uk/ipl…uhd

Amazon is not on the BBC list of supported devices.
I believe it has to be the tv itself, a Roku Streaming Stick Plus or Playstation 4 Pro.

Trying it by PS4 Pro now. Working. Tiny bit jittery. Colours very pale. Could be my settings.
Looking much better with the Samsung on "Dynamic" picture mode. Not convinced it's a game changer so far, though.
boonkoh19 h, 25 m ago

Does the ITV Hub on the Roku have live TV? Or just catchup?


Yes, it does I used ITV hub to watch live French open tennis on itv.
DanOBrien9 h, 3 m ago

How does it play local files???


it doesnt thats the thing but I have managed to sort out a workaround
You have to copy the file onto your smartphone and download an app called servercast for android and then you will be able to play files from the smartphone just make sure you disable battery optimization for that app or it will cut out after a while.
Switched back to BBC1 HD for the extra time. INSTANTLY noticed the difference. Pin sharp back to sharp with a little bluriness you don't usually notice. Back on Standard in the TV picture menu, but still more vivid colours than with Dynamic on UHD. Artificially "turned up" by the broadcaster?
Can anyone comment on heat issues with UHD streams (bbc / Netflix / amazon)
Brought today out of pure Intrigue of the BBC UHD service. Given that there is no web player option for Windows, this was the cheapest option. My thoughts are that the stream looked mixed to me. I don't think it was even broadcast true 4K. The colours were drab, along with pixelation at points with close ups. Is it better than HD iPlayer? 100%. But the jury is still out for me.
Edited by: "Rauss" 1st Jul
oldskoo149 m ago

Can anyone comment on heat issues with UHD streams (bbc / Netflix / amazon)



had the full game on just, was suprisingly warm when I checked at the end.
lovehukds30th Jun

confused between this one and Chromecast Ultra... Please suggest...


I'd say Chromecast!
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