Stream 94i

DAB+/DAB/FM/INTERNET SMART RADIO WITH BLUETOOTH

3.6 out of 5 by 50.

The award-winning Stream 94i Smart Radio delivers all of the functionality of its predecessor, Stream 93i, now with added Bluetooth. Use Stream 94i as a stylish speaker and stream your music collection from a smartphone. Featuring built-in FM/DAB/DAB+, built-in wireless connectivity, access to millions of songs via Spotify Connect, and a choice of 20,000+ internet radio stations and podcasts. What's more, you can listen to your personal music collection by streaming direct from your PC/Mac/NAS via Music player.

Don't just take it from us, here's a snippet from What Hi-Fi? in their 5 star review: "A great upgrade on an already fantastic radio, the Stream 94i sets the bar high"

Available from John Lewis, Amazon, ArgosCurrys and selected UK independent retailers.

Please allow 3 - 5 days for delivery.

£199.99

Specification

  • SOURCE
    FM/DAB/DAB+ Built in
    Yes
    Internet Radio
    Yes
    Spotify Connect
    Yes
    Bluetooth® Connectivity
    Yes
    Music Player via Network
    Yes (PC, Mac or NAS over home network)
    Music Player via USB
    Yes
    Music Player Codec Support
    MP3/WMA/FLAC/AAC/ALAC/WAV
  • Network
    Wi-Fi
    Yes (802.11b/g/n standard on 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands)
    Wired Ethernet Connection
    Yes
    Control via UNDOK app
    Yes (iOS or Android smartphones)
  • Audio
    Tweeter
    Yes
  • CONNECTIVITY
    Headphone Socket
    Yes (3.5mm Stereo)
    Line-out (Analogue)
    Yes (3.5mm Stereo)
    Auxiliary input socket for playback via smartphones
    Yes (3.5mm Stereo)
  • DESIGN
    Alarm Function
    Yes (Radio/Buzzer)
    Kitchen Timer
    Yes
    Full Colour Screen
    Yes
    On-device Control
    Yes
    Hand-held remote control
    Yes
    Mains Powered
    Yes
    Battery Powered
    Yes (via optional Rechargeable Battery Pack)
    Supplied Accessories
    Mains Adaptor, Remote Control with Battery
    Dimensions (mm)
    260w x 170h x 132d
    Weight
    1.7kg

Reviews

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Love it

I bought the radio around two months ago, love it listen every day. Doesn’t go incredibly loud, but has a great sound to it

Rating: 4/5 50 years 1 month ago
Practically a HiFi receiver+ - but not faultless

My old stand-alone HiFi DAB receiver is dying. These are scarcely marketed any longer. The Roberts makes an almost perfect - and very economical - replacement, adding Internet radio and network streaming too. Sonically - played via a quality amp and speakers - it's certainly up to HiFi standards. It's not quite without 'issues' however. Used as a media player it tends to choke on FLAC files - to skip, occasionally suddenly to shut down altogether in mid-flight. Not all that often, but often enough to be a nuisance. Of course, this may be due to network or PC issues but whatever, the impression gained is that the 94i is happier with MP3s. With FLAC's the buffer always shows full, perhaps it sometimes overflows? Significantly perhaps, in this regard it does no better on ethernet than on WiFi. Otherwise, highly recommended!

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Fantastic sound and features

My Daughter bought me the 94i for christmas after using the older model 93i when we were on holiday, I loved the sound it produced and the dab radio, never stopped listening to plant rock, she could not find the 93i because the 94i has replaced it but I think the 94 is even better. superb features and looks fantastic. Love it.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Really good sound quality

Good sound quality mostly easy to set up some

Rating: 2/5 50 years 1 month ago
This makes no sense

My newish Stream 94i now wakes with a message asking if I want to download an update. If I select 'Yes' it switches into Sleep mode (?) and goes silent for five minutes (not ideal if you want the news). Next morning - the same. I wish my old Pure Tempus hadn't died.

Rating: 1/5 50 years 1 month ago
Too Complex

I bought this radio after listen to it in a well known department store. The sound quality was excellent and I was attracted to the podcast features. Unfortunately it is so complex that you need a degree in electronic to set it up and the 70 page instruction book is written by electronic experts for electronic experts and in no way would pass the Crystal English mark. Unfortunately it is now going on EBay unused for a fraction of the price.

Rating: 4/5 50 years 1 month ago
Aerial has brpken

All my own fault but I retracted the aerial by pushing from top and I'm one person who should know better. I can't find any spares for sale on the Robertsradio site. Apart from that, the radio works on battery and can play from a memory stick. Not found out if I can record from radio to memory stick yet (Timed)

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Excellent Connectivity

Retro looking radio with all the connectivity you could need and excellent sound quality.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Great radio looks good and sounds good.

Very pleased with this product, does all I wanted and more, if you want to listen to an internet radio station that isn't listed on the database though it's a little tricky to add it, but other than that a terrific little radio.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Fine radio

Bought as a present for my wive. This Roberts 94i replaces a Audisse Shirudo i want to use in my workplace. I can compare the sound and ease of use of both radio's. The sound of the Roberts is better, but the Shirudo can play a lot harder whithout distortion. I love the interface of the 94i more because it is very straightforward. I've been using it as an internet radio (radio Swiss Classique) and as a DAB radio for whole days, playing loud and clear. Even no problems when connecting with bluetooth. I connected a Samsung S7, a Huawei P20 and a Samsung tab 5Se to the 94i whithout any issues. I hope we can use this Roberts radio for many years, because Brexit will make English gear to expensive for people in Europe. Very satisfied, just wanted a litlle bit more bass.

Rating: 2/5 50 years 1 month ago
Not comaptible with bluetooth 5

The product looks good, is well made and sounds good. It suffers from occasional freezing which requires a hard reboot achieved by unplugging the unit. Now and then, the radio stream drops out (even R3), which requires a quick on/off, but sometimes a power down. However, despite these niggles (which I can just about live with), the 94i doesn't functional well on bluetooth. My laptop is bluetooth 5 (which is backward compatible), but the 94i does not function correctly. It connects, but then times out every 15mins - which the manual states is because the bluetooth connection is inactive. During the 15mins it remains connected, sound streams OK and the 94i can be used to select next/previous tracks. However, the volume control doesn't work when used from the bluetooth device. The volume knob on the 94i works, but when attempted from the laptop, the volume reading on the 94i is jerky and steadily moves downwards until the sound mutes. Having had numerous discussions with Roberts tech support, it was determined that this a problem with compatibility with bluetooth 5 and that they would work on a software patch to resolve the issue. This was months ago and despite further enquiries, the only reply I receive is that the issue 'is still being worked on'. If this is a problem affecting the product as a whole and not just my one, it seems strange that it is taking so long to resolve. If it is a problem affecting just my radio, I should have thought that Roberts would offer a replacement - if only to get mine back to determine if the fault is due to defective components, the manufacturing process or a software bug.

Rating: 2/5 50 years 1 month ago
Problems with internet radio service

It seems that this radio is in breach of the trade descriptions act as “due to issues with internet radio provider” service cannot be guaranteed. If this can be resolved it should be all over their help pages and it is not. All I get is a messaged to remove power cable for a minute and then re connect, and it does not work! And then get exactly the same message. It worked fine until recently I should add.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Great little radio

Great sound for its size, huge range of music available from bluetooth, internet radio and the USB input in addition to the beeb and classic. Recommended

Rating: 2/5 50 years 1 month ago
Cannot manually load url address as specified.

Purchased this to listen to Digitally Imported which I subscribe to. I checked first, by downloading the instruction manual to see if this was possible. It said no problem, you can manually load the url. However it is not possible then or now. Gutted that I have been duped. You cannot log into their server. Very poor service. On the plus side the radio sounds good even though you cannot receive what you want.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Fantastic radio

This is my 3rd Roberts radio so far. Initially I had the WM202, then the Stream 83i and now the Stream 94i. The current features are quite impressive especially when compared to the Stream 83i . I'm not sure if the recent change Wifi providers from vTuner is the reason, but the amount of buffering and "loading" problems I had with the 83i are a thing of the past. To be honest, it took me a little while to get used to the wood retro look, as I loved the glossy piano black surface. Now, I doubt I'd go back. Bluetooth connectivity is a great and much needed addition and works really well, however I would have preferred it to be both inbound as well as outbound (for Bluetooth headphones). It wasn't a biggie as I managed to bypass by using an external transmitter. Still, for a radio of this price & quality, it should have been a given. The display is very crisp and the new backlighting controls are a blessing. Finally after years of an almost "alien like" blue glow at night from the 83i, the 94i is a pleasure to have next to my bed. Sound quality is superb. The only negative aspect, and it could be purely personal, is the black cloth covering the speakers. While it looks and feels nice, it offers little or no protection to the speakers and has the potential of easily tearing and collecting dust. Not sure how easy it would be to replace. Overall, very very happy and would recommend.

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