How to watch the Premier League in 4K HDR


After an FA Cup weekend and an international break, we’re back in the thick of it as Liverpool and Manchester City return to league games in pursuit of three more points. It’s all building well ahead of the teams’ game against each other at the Etihad in April.

With only 10 games left in the season, there aren’t many opportunities to see your teams in action before the summer break. But we’re reaching the tipping point of the season where every game and every point counts, and you won’t want to miss out on the action.

So when you’re watching your team from the comfort of your own home, you want to see it in the best possible quality. Here’s our guide on how to watch the Premier League in 4K HDR, what’s left of the 2021/22 season.

Where can I watch the Premier League in 4K HDR?

There are two main ways to watch the 2021/22 Premier League season in 4K.

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Option number one is Sky Q. The British broadcaster brought HDR to its platform in 2020 and this is the first season in which it is broadcasting the English Premier League in HDR.

To see Sky Q’s HDR coverage you’ll need a Sky Sports or Sky Sports Football subscription, with HDR subscribers having to press the red button during a match to see the 4K HDR feed.

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The second option is BT Sport. BT doesn’t have as many games as Sky, but has been producing 4K HDR football programming for a while. BT Sport customers need a subscription to BT Sport Ultimate to watch in 4K HDR with a recommended connection speed of 30Mbps.

Amazon Prime Premier League 4k

There is a third option, although this avenue is now closed for the season. Amazon Prime streamed 20 games through Prime Video in December 2021. A Prime Video subscription is required (Amazon still offers a 30-day free trial) and Amazon recommends an internet speed of at least 15Mbps for 4K HDR.

What do I need to watch the Premier League in 4K HDR?

The most obvious component is a 4K HDR compatible TV. 4K HDR TVs are now the norm rather than the outlier, although not all 4K TVs are created equal. For the best performance, you need to buy in a higher price range.

Sky subscribers have their Sky Q box (you can check which Sky Q boxes are compatible on this page) and Sky Glass. BT Sport and Amazon Prime customers will need a subscription to the appropriate tier and access to a 4K capable device and display to watch.

For example, the Roku Express 4K and the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K are sufficient in connection with a 4K television.

Other devices that support BT Sport include PS4 Pro, Google Chromecast with Google TV, Apple TV 4K, Roku 4K devices, and Xbox Series S and X. There is an app for the PS5, but 4K HDR isn’t supported.

You can rest assured that all of these devices will support Prime Video in 4K, as well as Amazon’s own Fire TV Cube.

Which Premier League matches can I watch in 4K HDR?

We’ve listed all the games available to view in 4K HDR for the first two weeks of April. They include:

Saturday April 2, 2022

  • Manchester United v Leicester City – 5.30pm, Sky Sports Ultra HD

Sunday April 3, 2022

  • West Ham United v Everton – 2pm, Sky Sports Ultra HD
  • Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United – 3pm, Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday April 4, 2022

  • Crystal Palace v Arsenal – 8pm, Sky Sports Ultra HD

Wednesday April 6, 2022

  • Burnley v Everton – 5.30pm, Sky Sports Ultra HD

Friday April 8, 2022

  • Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers – 5.30pm, Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 04/09/2022

  • Everton v Manchester United – 12.30pm, BT Sport Ultimate
  • Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur – 5:30pm, Sky Sports Ultra HD

Sunday April 10, 2022

  • Norwich City v Burnley – 2pm, Sky Sports Ultra HD
  • Manchester City v Liverpool – 4.30pm, Sky Sports Ultra HD
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