Euro 2020 final can be viewed in 4K
England will face Italy in the Euro 2020 final tonight, with millions expected to tune in to see if the Three Lions can win their first tournament since the 1966 World Cup. BBC and ITV are both showing the highly anticipated meeting which will be available for viewing in full HD on terrestrial TV and via the iPlayer and ITV Hub apps.
But if you own one of the latest and greatest 4K televisions, you might also be wondering if it’s possible to watch all the action in this gloriously razor-sharp format. If you didn’t already know, 4K offers an image with four times the resolution that standard HD can muster.
This makes it perfect for watching sports action and there is good news as some lucky fans should be able to watch tonight’s game in glorious 4K Ultra HD.
The BBC has confirmed that it will broadcast the England v Italy match from Wembley in 4K.
“For the first time, fans will be able to experience the Euro in excellent Ultra HD quality live on BBC iPlayer, as part of a BBC trial. Viewers with compatible TVs and a high-speed internet connection can watch 22 of the BBC games in Ultra-High Definition and High Dynamic Range,” according to the broadcaster.
A number of matches have already been broadcast during the tournament and the final will also receive this super sharp makeover.
Unfortunately, it’s not all good news with the BBC confirming that there will be a limited number of seats available for each Ultra HD live stream, with the broadcaster telling fans who want the ultimate experience to “get in early”.
To make sure you have a shot at this image boost, it’s worth launching the iPlayer app on your device as early as possible, as the 4K slots fill up quickly.
Don’t forget that this service is available on a multitude of platforms with iPlayer included on Amazon’s Fire TV sticks, Google’s Chromecast, Apple TV, and on most modern smart TVs from companies like Samsung, LG, and Sony.
Sky and Virgin Media set-top boxes also have the iPlayer app pre-installed, meaning you can watch the action straight from these devices.
Of course you also need a 4K TV with the BBC saying users will see if they are watching in 4K via a UHD icon that appears on the screen,
When a fan chooses to watch tonight’s stream, they can also choose to watch live in UHD.
The match kicks off at 8pm and BBC coverage starts at 6:20pm.
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