Stream 94i

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

3.69 out of 5 by 13.

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. It's easily controlled with the free UNDOK iOS/Android smartphone app. 

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"

FREE DELIVERY. Please allow 3-5 working days for delivery of your order.

£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 via SD Card
    -
    Music Player Codec Support
    MP3/WMA/FLAC/AAC/ALAC/WAV
    CD Playback
    -
  • 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
    Yes
    Oui
    Full-range Driver
    -
    Subwoofer
    -
    Equalizer
    Yes (6 Position Equalizer & Separate Bass / Treble Controls)
  • CONNECTIVITY
    Headphone Socket
    Yes (3.5mm Stereo)
    Line-out (Analogue)
    Yes (3.5mm Stereo)
    Line-out (Digital)
    -
    NFC for easy pairing of Bluetooth
    -
    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: 1/5 48 years 12 months ago
Good sound, but a couple of flaws......one fatal

All I wanted from a 'radio' and sounded good, but tried 2 different sets from different shops and both had same fault [some might say that that was too much of a coincidence and it is a design fault, but I can't possibly comment]. The auto standby mode kicked in and shut the unit down when streaming Bluetooth. This happened when streaming from 2 different laptops [W10]. It worked OK streaming from my phone and iPad. Contacted Roberts tech support, but was just told it was a fault and to send them both back. The UNDOK feature/app was a bit hit and miss about when it wanted to work as well, which was frustrating, as it was good when it decided it was up for it. Also, asked Roberts about their other products as an alternative, but they decided they couldn't be bothered to answer. Hey ho!!

Rating: 4/5 48 years 12 months ago

Rating: 4/5 48 years 12 months ago
another great radio from Roberts

Bought this via online shopping, arrived today....real style...looks stunning....sounds just like 93i....but has subtle changes that are not obvious until hook up and loading....the first issue, which for me is a crucial one . Roberts have changed the colour on the screen, to scroll down/up the highlight is a pale blue which does not stand out very well ( the 93i is yellow on black, an ideal colour for partially sighted people.....)..the main menu no longer names the music source I e internet spotify fm dab....you need to know the symbols ..but for me the main issue is,I can't deal with the pale blue visually.....pity ....THIS IS A BRILL RADIO, I would say...BUY.......the sound is exceptional !! by the way...I do have the 93i....it is GREAT all rounder for me...………...can Roberts issue a software update to change colours on the 94i, I wonder....too much to hope for....?? but I say again....BUY this 94i radio !!! you will love the sound ! Mickey

Rating: 1/5 48 years 12 months ago
Faulty on purchase?

Bought Stream 94i yesterday from local John Lewis. At £230* it's expensive but on paper it has all the features I wanted and I hoped for a robust radio with good sound quality and performance. (*It's a portable - compact size with a handle - but to use it as such you need the 'optional' rechargeable battery pack that takes it up to this price! … and it just screws onto the back covering much of the sub-woofer. I knew that before purchase so it's appearance/location lives up to my low expectation in that regard). I have just fired it up and I'm immediately disappointed. I may well take it back (what a pain) but it is 1. underperforming in one respect and 2. probably faulty in another respect. As for no. 2 (faulty), it won't pair with anything on Bluetooth .. in fact doesn't recognise any products (e.g. my Android phone or PC. My phone pairs effortlessly with other things (audio systems, my car, etc). My phone discovered it and says that it is connected to Stream 94i but in the Roberts radio the blue Bluetooth symbol just keeps flashing which, as I understand it, denotes searching for Bluetooth signals. It does not list any products found. As far as I can see I'm doing all the right things to set it up. I will try and try again but if no luck, back it'll have to go (for a refund, not a replacement). And problem 1.: Whilst OK on DAB it is hopeless in FM. Must be very insensitive. Even on the 'find weak stations' setting it doesn't find much and all are noisy due to weakness of signal capture. On the stronger signals only setting it only found one station and that was noisy. I have a number or FM radios/receivers from 'cheapo' £20 small portable to micro and full size hifi. All fine and clear on nearer stations inc all BBC national stations - 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.. I do have a simple Roberts Solar DAB portable and bedside clock radio working with their telescopic aerials. Both fine (and a lot cheaper). This model ….

Rating: 3/5 48 years 12 months ago
Very dissapointed with value for money

I have just purchased the Robert's Radio Stream 94i from John Lewis. This is my first time owning a Robert's radio and I thought I would get a premium radio that suited my needs. I must admit there are some build issues that are quite unexpected baring in mind the product is not far short of £200. The "selection" jog wheel is a big issue. It has indents in and as you turn the wheel to select an input, a station name, a track or anything that the wheel is designed to be used for, it "skips" items that are not "on dent". You then find yourself trying to find a spot inbetween the indents to select the item that has been "skipped". Trying to press select on it once you have highlighted it is then a little like the krypton factor! For a premium design, the long row of buttons along the top of the speaker are not aligned correctly. Of course it is not obvious to all, but again for a premium product such as this, I would expect a certain amount of time and care to be taken over details. The "my Music" feature I have been looking forward to. I have a large collection of regular FLAC audio files (44.1/16 bit) as well as "high resolution" FLAC files in varying sample rates and in varying bit depths on my music server. The first issue is that the 94i does not "see" files above 44.1 at 16bit, this is a huge dissapointment. Secondly, the files it does see, there is no "search" facilty. This is crazy! I have artists from a through z and albums of the same. Scroling through with the annoying selector wheel takes forever and after a while of "turning" you feel like you might break it as it all has a "cheap" feel to it. The supplied remote control is a little bonus, however, the buttons are very very stiff. So I end up resorting to the controls on the unit itself for ease and convenience. Then there is the "Undock" app. This is great, but not without downfalls too. For instance, you cannot set alarms and seraching internet staions are tricky. It would appear "going back" in the folder tree once you have found a country or genre has been forgotten about. I find I have to make numerous random button presses and restarts of the app to get back to the root/starting folder. I am sure Roberts' will deny "Undock" being their property and so I should contact "Undock", however I am telling you perspective buyers directly. The alarm features require attention too. The "fade in time", users should have a facilty to adjust the fade in speed or to disable it if they wish. Another huge dissapointment is not being able to have something from "my Music" on the media server be used for my alarm, be it a playlist, a track or an album. Personally I am not a fan of "morning radio" and sometimes I have to be up before some have gone to bed and the selections at that time are not what I wish to be woken by. However, waking to my favorite album, song or playlist from my media server would be the ideal option, but Roberts have chosen not to allow a user this choice. I feel that Roberts need to provide a firmware update to resolve a lot of these issues. Yes, the build issues I will have to live with but the other things can be resolved by a firmware update. Selector wheel - Sensitivity adjustment Alarm - Fade in time & Diasble fade in feature. Add feature to use your own media as an alarm (album, song or playlist) My Music - Flac - Update to enable playback of High Resolution audio fies up 196k/24 bit If Roberts have any control or contact with Undock, provision of alarm settings are required. The over all sound of the unit is acceptable. The abilty to adjust the EQ to your own room and tastes is a huge plus and once the issues within the onboard firmware/software are resolved, I would then feel like I am closer to a £200 piece of equipment. As it stands, I am feeling very let down by a brand that has a very reputable name.

Rating: 4/5 48 years 12 months ago
Good, but....

Sound quality is very good, as are features but.... the radio is prone to 'crashing' when using to play media files from a DLNA server. A Pure One Flow copes with the same files etc without problems. Also, if you are 'too quick' on the buttons it will crash. Having the on/off button to 'kill' the alarm is silly. I often wake up early, turn on the radio, and doze off. The alarm goes off and pressing the on/off button kills the radio!

Rating: 5/5 48 years 12 months ago
Excellent sound, but....

A very good radio, but there is no indication that a separate battery is needed in any of the advertisements which have I seen. I only found that out after trawling the instruction manual, which was then too late. The radio is already quite heavy enough and I object to having to buy an extra attachment, which will make it even heavier to lug down the garden. I have always bought Roberts radios and it was disappointing to find that the marketing of this one was misleading.

Rating: 5/5 48 years 12 months ago
Excellent Sound

Had mine for 4wks, used in my loft office. Very nicely balanced sound is my favourite feature, this replaced a NAD amp and wharfdale speakers and I don’t miss them. Very user friendly, looks great, versatile, doesn’t go loud but as expected for size. Very good value 9/10 overall.

Rating: 5/5 48 years 12 months ago
Roberts stream 94i internet radio

This is my choice it’s a great sounding radio it has a built in subwoofer so the sound is excellent in all modes it plays Spotify and is great for internet stations from any we’re in the world build quality is faultless even has a remote this is by far the best radio I have owned easy to set up can’t get any easier

Rating: 3/5 48 years 12 months ago
Bought as present for my daughter

I have not used this product myself as it was a present for my daughter so I cannot comment on or rate how it preforms. However it would appear that my daughter has found it extremely difficult if not impossible to register the product in her name even though she is the owner and user of it. Roberts need to get this sorted as I am sure that this cannot be the first time their products have been bought as a present for someone else.

Rating: 4/5 48 years 12 months ago
Where is the battery???

I gave a 93i ... great radio and have just bought a bolt on lithium battery to make it truly portable. The remote us useless and eats batteries in no time but I use my phone instead. I hope the 94i is better and I'm pleased to see it now has built in bluetooth has but perhaps the 95i will go the extra mile and include a battery

Rating: 4/5 48 years 12 months ago
easy to use

Radio came very quickly and was easy to set up. I had a Roberts radio before and got another one because they are longer lasting than the cheaper ones and have better sound quality. The bluetooth and Spotify options both work well. Only improvement I could suggest is that the prset buttons are less clear than the old 83i but we've soon got used to that.

Rating: 5/5 48 years 12 months ago
Brilliant Radio

I bought my new Roberts Stream 94i very soon after it became available. It is my 6th Roberts Radio. I purchased this model to replace my aging Roberts Stream WM202, which still works well but my eyesight isn’t as good as it was. The display screen on the 94i is very cleR and easy to read. I have downloaded the Undock App and it has made operating the Sydeam 94i even easier for me. I have used the My Favourites function as well as My Added Stafions and even linked my new Stream 94i with my older Stream WM202. Wonderful radio. The beat radio I have ever owned. Thank You Roberts Radio.