England face Italy in the Euro 2020 final tonight, with millions expected to see if the Three Lions can win their first tournament since the 1966 World Cup. The BBC and ITV are both showing the eagerly awaited encounter, which will be shown in Full HD on terrestrial television and via the iPlayer and ITV Hub apps.
However, if you own one of the latest and greatest 4K TVs, you may also be wondering if it is possible to see all of the action in this gorgeous, razor-sharp format. If you didn’t already know, 4K offers an image at four times the resolution that standard HD can provide.
This makes it perfect for sporting action and there is good news as some lucky fans should be able to watch the game in glorious 4K Ultra HD tonight.
The BBC has confirmed that it will broadcast the England v Italy game from Wembley in 4K.
“For the first time, fans can experience the euros live on the BBC iPlayer as part of a test version of the BBC in excellent Ultra HD quality. Viewers with compatible televisions and a high-speed Internet connection can watch 22 BBC games in ultra-high definition and high dynamic range, “the broadcaster said.
A number of games have already been broadcast during the tournament and the finals will also receive this super sharp makeover.
Unfortunately, it’s not all good news as the BBC confirms that a limited number of seats will be available for any Ultra HD livestream, with the station telling fans who want the ultimate experience to “get in early”.
To ensure you have a chance at this screen nudge, you should start 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 many 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.
The iPlayer app is also pre-installed on the set-top boxes from Sky and Virgin Media, so that you can follow the action directly from these devices.
Of course, you’ll also need a 4K TV with the BBC message that users will see if they are viewing in 4K through a UHD icon that appears on the screen.
If a fan opts for today’s stream, he can also watch live in UHD.
The game starts at 8 p.m. with BBC coverage from 6:20 p.m.