Are you a big fan of the content that is being streamed by BT Sport and are wondering if you can get it on Firestick? If that is the case, we have some great news to share with you. BT Sport can be installed on Firestick, and today we will show you how to do it by presenting a detailed step-by-step guide. That’s not all. We will also showcase how to use the BT TV app to stream exclusive BT Sport channels on Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and all other Firestick models.
If you are not familiar with the content that BT Sport offers, you should know that this is one of the biggest sports television networks in the UK. The network is operated by BT Group, and it holds exclusive rights to many sports leagues and tournaments that have been airing since 2013. Knowing just how important football is in the UK, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to find out that BT Sport obtained the official rights to broadcast 52 matches from every season of the EPL (English Premier League).
The app doesn’t limit users to watching matches from the EPL. BT Sport also offers 351 games from the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europe League. In fact, you can use the app to watch matches from the Bundesliga, National League, Ligue 1, and many other top-level football tournaments. The great thing about using BT Sport on your Firestick device is that you can use it to access a bundle of other sports like the UFC, WWE, Moto GP, and many others.
The feature that makes BT Sport stand out from all the other sports-centric apps for Firestick is that subscribers who pay 15 pounds/month can access a special Sports package. The package makes it possible for subscribers to watch live football matches.
To make things even more impressive, you can take things to the next level and use the BT TV set-top box to stream all other kinds of sports in real-time. This is all possible just by installing the BT TV app. Nonetheless, keep reading to find out how to watch BT Sport on Firestick.
How to Watch BT Sport on Firestick
#1 Use the Official BT TV App
There are two methods to watch BT Sport on Firestick, and they both are easy to use. The first method is to install the official BT TV app on your Fire TV and use it to access all the content that you enjoy watching.
Unlike other third-party apps that need to be sideloaded in the form of APK on the Firestick, the BT Sport is available to download directly from the Amazon Appstore. Thanks to this, the installation process is quite simple, and it guarantees that users don’t have to deal with annoying bugs.
One of the best things about getting the official version of the BT TV app from the Amazon Appstore is that you will receive access to all the latest updates that are rolling out via OTA (over the air). In fact, a brand-new update that polished the UI (user interface) and enhanced the software performance was released last week.
This is just one of the perks you will receive by using the official version of the app. There’s also the fact that you can stream content from BT Sport, BT Sport Extra, BT Sport ESPN, and other exclusive channels directly to your Firestick device.
On the downside of things, we do need to mention that Firestick users can’t access all the content that the BT TV app is offering for free. Even if you already have an existing BT TV subscription from your cable company, you will need to pay an extra 5 pounds/month to access all the content on your Firestick as well. Nonetheless, let’s go ahead and check out how to install the official BT TV app on Firestick.
How to Install BT Sport on Firestick
Downloading and installing BT Sport on Firestick can be done directly through the official Amazon Appstore. If you don’t know how to do it, it’s nothing that you need to worry about because we will present a detailed step-by-step guide that you can find below:
- Access the Firestick search menu by selecting the lens logo (top-left side of the home screen);
- Use the Firestick remote or the built-in voice search option to search for “BT TV”;
- A drop-down list of results will appear, and you need to select BT TV;
- Next, head over to the Apps & Games section and select BT TV;
- In the Amazon Appstore menu, select the Get option to start installing BT TV on Amazon.
You will need to wait for the BT TV app to be installed, which takes 1-3 minutes, and then access it from the Your Apps & Channels section. If the app doesn’t appear in the first couple of rows, you can click on the See All option to make them all show up.
Log In Guide for BT TV on Firestick
After the app finishes installing on your Firestick device, the next step is to use your account info to log in. Make sure to have the BT TV App Extra add-on linked to your BT TV subscription. Here is how you can log in to BT TV on Firestick:
- Start the BT TV app on the Firestick device;
- A screen that welcomes users to the app will pop up, and you can select OK to make it disappear;
- All that is left is to use your BT TV ID and password to log in.
The app will take 5 to 10 seconds to verify your account credentials, and after the process is complete, you will be logged in. Nevertheless, you only need to log in once with your BT TV account.
How to Use the BT TV App to Access Your Favorite Sports Content
Now that the BT TV app is installed on your Firestick device accessing your favorite sports content is as easy as clicking a couple of buttons. All you have to do is visit the TV Channels menu of the BT TV app and select the Sports category (you usually need to scroll a bit). A group of BT Sport channels will pop up, and you can choose the one you like the most.
Another cool feature that we need to highlight is the Highlights category. If you don’t have enough time to watch a full football match or MMA/boxing event, you can use BT Sport to get direct access to all the highlights. The category will provide you with highlights and trending moments from a wide variety of sports.
#2 Use the Mobile BT TV App to Cast BT Sports on Firestick
If you don’t want to go through the entire process of installing the BT TV app on Firestick so that you can access the BT Sports content, there is an easier way to do it, but you need to use your smartphone. The BT TV app is available to download on Android and iOS powered devices, and it uses the same subscription like the one for the television set-up. You can use your smartphone to cast football matches or other sports on your Firestick device.
The only tricky part about casting content from the mobile version of the BT TV app to Firestick is that you will need to get the latest firmware version of the Firestick operating system.
Luckily, this can be done just by heading over to the Firestick’s settings menu and clicking on updates. Nonetheless, you stream content from the BT TV app to your Firestick by selecting the Cast icon in the top-right corner of the media player on your smartphone.
Sidenote: The iOS version of BT TV does not support casting, and you will still need to pay for the BT TV App Extra add-on (which is 5 pounds/month) to get mobile access to all the content available to stream.
BT Sports has the official streaming rights to many important matches, and this is why getting an account is a good idea if you are a big football fan. The installation process is quite simple because the app is available to download directly from the Amazon Appstore.
However, the problem is that you will need to pay 5 pounds extra to get access on your mobile or Firestick device to all the content that the app offers.