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You can get the Roberts 93i from John Lewis in black at around £140 (white is GBP20 extra), Amazon (black finish) at around £130-140 (white is around GBP20 extra), or from Co-op Electrical and Argos online (item 237/3034) (black finish)

You can get the Roberts Revival iStream 2 from John Lewis in black at around £220 in black, duck egg or cream, Amazon (black finish) at around £180-200, or from Co-op Electrical.





Two of Roberts' wi-fi internet radios with DAB+ get firmware update for BBC high quality streams and full listen again shows

4th June 2016

Roberts Radio's popular Stream 93i and Revival iStream 2 can now stream the BBC's radio stations in high quality (using a new Mpeg-DASH standard and upgraded AAC codec) and access the complete catalogue of BBC listen again shows - including those containing music, in addition to the corporation's extensive podcast selection.

The 93i and iStream combine FM, DAB and DAB+ tuners with an internet radio receiver, offering the opportunity to listen to radio stations through an aerial over the airwaves or via a fast internet connection.
Roberts 93i internet radio
The Roberts 93i internet radio receiver has recently received a firmware update to enable it to stream BBC stations in higher quality

The Stream 93i, currently the most popular internet radio available online, gets a firmware upgrade offering several new features for listeners:

  • Mpeg-DASH support giving high audio quality for BBC internet radio streams and listen again

  • Pause, resume, rewind or fast-forward through the BBC's on-demand (listen again) programmes

  • Support for the Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) for music files streamed to the radio using DLNA or played from a USB memory device

  • An easy-to-use kitchen timer, that may be set in one minute increments up to a maximum of 5 hours


Roberts iStream 2
The Roberts Revival iStream 2 internet radio receiver also receives a firmware update to enable it to play 'listen again' shows from the Beeb in high quality

Roberts Revival iStream 2 also gets a firmware upgrade, downloadable via the receiver, giving:

  • Mpeg-DASH support giving high audio quality for BBC internet radio streams and listen again

  • Pause, resume, rewind or fast-forward through the BBC's on-demand (listen again) programmes

  • Support for the Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) for music files streamed to the radio using DLNA or played from a USB memory device

In order to receive this latest update, Roberts Radio advise that your Stream 93i or iStream 2 are connected to the internet, and set to automatically check for new versions of software. A full reset of the radio will be performed once the update process has completed, and you will be required to re-enter your network password in order to reconnect the radio to the internet. Roberts Radio also advise that the update may also result in favourite stations and presets being removed from the radio.

Roberts have been working on an update to these two popular internet radios since the BBC made changes in February 2015 to the way internet radios access its streams. The BBC provided an update to their plans in February 2016. Since the changes, many internet radios have only been able to stream the BBC's stations in 128kbps MP3 format (with the exception of BBC Radio 3, whose audio continues to be provided in a higher quality MP3 format). The Mpeg-DASH format ensures listeners can hear stations in much higher audio quality across all of the BBC's stations, with the internet radio able to switch automatically without interruption to a lower-quality stream if the listener's broadband connection experiences a temporary slowdown.

Products from Pure, such as the C-F6 internet radio, Evoke F4, F3, Sensia 200D Connect and One Flow are also compatible with the BBC's revised high-quality internet radio streams and 'listen again' shows. The Zettaly Avy internet radio tablet can also stream the BBC's new streams and 'listen again' content in high quality. In addition, the recently-launched LG stylus 2 DAB+ and internet-enabled smartphone makes use of the BBC's high-quality streams. LG is the first manufacturer to offer a DAB+ receiver in a smartphone.

Our internet radio's Buyers' Guide has been updated with the latest information on receivers able to receive high-quality radio streams from the BBC.

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