Revival iStream 3

Our top of the range Revival

4.55 out of 5 by 67.

The Revival iStream 3 has a distinctive design, Works with Alexa and built-in Bluetooth. Streaming your music from your smartphone has never been easier thanks to Bluetooth connectivity, plus built-in access to streaming services including Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Prime Music, and TIDAL gives you access to millions of songs at your fingertips. The acoustically-tuned handcrafted wooden speaker casing produces a warm depth of sound with fantastic audio quality. 

Features include: Wi-Fi connectivity, USB smartphone charging, DAB/DAB+/FM wavebands, Internet Radio, access to Podcasts, and more. Easily control the iStream 3 using the on-device controls or via your smartphone.

Available from John Lewis, AmazonCurrys and selected UK independent retailers.

Please allow 3 - 5 days for delivery.

£199.99
the combination of connectivity, trendy design and fine build quality and finish feels good value for money
What Hi-Fi? 5* Review

Specification

  • SOURCE
    DAB/DAB+/FM radio
    Yes
    Works with Alexa
    Yes
    Spotify Connect †
    Yes
    Deezer built-in †
    Yes
    Amazon Prime Music built-in †
    Yes
    TIDAL built-in †
    Yes
    Internet Radio
    Yes
    Access to Podcasts
    Yes
    Bluetooth Connectivity
    Yes
    Music Player via Network (DLNA)
    Yes
    Music Player via USB
    Yes
    Codec support
    MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/ALAC
    Third party streaming services may require subscription accounts
  • Network
    Wi-Fi connectivity (Dual-band Wi-Fi, 802.11 b/g/n/a)
    Yes
    Control via free UNDOK smartphone app
    Yes
  • Audio
    6 position equaliser & separate bass and treble
    Yes
  • CONNECTIVITY
    Headphone socket
    Yes
    Line-out (Analogue)
    Yes
    Auxiliary input socket for smartphone playback
    Yes
  • DESIGN
    USB charging of smartphone, tablet, or similar devices
    Yes
    Alarm function (2 alarms DAB/FM/Internet or Buzzer)
    Yes
    Full colour screen
    Yes
    On-device control
    Yes
    Mains powered
    Yes
    Battery powered
    Yes
    Built-in battery charging of NiMH AA cells
    Yes
    Supplied Accessories
    AC adaptor, Instruction book
    Dimensions (mm)
    255(w) x 160(h) x 110(d)
    Weight
    1.8kg

Reviews

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago

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

Fantastic blend of old style charm with modern technology. Has the lovely warm tones and handsome looks of a traditional Roberts radio with every technology (Dab, Bluetooth, Internet Radio and steaming services) I need. Takes standard and rechargeable AA batteries (which will recharge when the radio is plugged into the mains adapter). I have bought two of these radios as they are soo good.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago

Rating: 2/5 50 years 1 month ago
Disappointed

Bought this as present for wife’s birthday. Attracted to this as Alexa compatible. Was to replace a Sonos One with a prettier option. Set up and connected to WiFi extremely easily. UNDOCK software is a bit clunky, but following instructions to the letter is fine and works. Now the disappointment. I can’t use this to control Alexa fully (like a Sonos One for example). It needs to be linked to a controlling device. That’s frustrating and disappointing but so be it. Then, trying to set this as the preferred speaker for the Alexa controlling device, cannot be done as “...it must be able to play all audio. Your preferred speaker is only able to play certain types of audio...”. So, this is just a “glorified” speaker for the Alexa device. I probably would have known this (and maybe thought twice) if I’d researched more, so perhaps I’ve contributed to my own disappointment. Of course, I can hard wire via Aux or connect via Bluetooth, but I could do that with other cheaper options. Paying this level of money, I’d expect some better compatibility features. Will it permanently replace the Sonos? Time will tell. I’ve given 2 stars as the other functions (that I didn’t buy to use) are great, DAB, streaming, etc.

Rating: 2/5 50 years 1 month ago
Lacks Stamina

I have a previous iStream model which I bought around 5 years ago, and it has recently stopped switching on. When I press on the "on" button it makes a thumping noise but nothing happens. Disappointing as I bought the radio with the indestructible old analogue models in mind, and as a radio producer by trade I like to have a classic model to listen to my own work on, but this doesn't seem to have the same stamina as its forebears... Would be interested in buying an iStream 3, but for the price it doesn't seem worth it given this experience.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Istream 3 Review

Really pleased with the product and the sales process, both through your website and in delivery of the product. Great to see independent, quality British companies like yourselves doing well. Bit disappointing to see you now marketing the product you want me to review £30 cheaper than what I paid however

Rating: 3/5 50 years 1 month ago
A Great Radio, But Not So Great Software

I was delighted to receive this as a Christmas present from my wife. It took quite a while to set up but the instruction manual is fairly comprehensive, well laid out and a decent size to read. I love the simple menus, easy to save and recall pre-set stations on Internet, DAB and FM, and the sound quality is first class. The radio has a substantial feel to it, it's heavy enough to sit steady on a surface without skitting about at the slightest knock. I also like the way the lead connects underneath the radio near the battery compartment, the feet allowing enough room for the lead to pass comfortably. The only downside I have is the UNDOK software, this allows you to control your radio from a mobile device once the UNDOK software has been installed on your phone. My initial attempt went smoothly and operated the radio nicely allowing me to adjust the volume and change pre-sets etc without problem. Unfortunately 3 days later I tried to use it again and my radio had dropped off the software. It's now up and running again but it took many attempts and the best part of an hour of my life to get it going again. But it's a common problem, a read of the comments on Play Store gave scathing recent reviews of UNDOK. A software update in Oct 19 seems to be the problem so don't UNDOK or Roberts read these reviews and address the issue? For that reason, and my wasted time, I'm knocking a couple of stars off.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Amazing

The radio is great. Amazing sound quality and works perfect!! Would 11/10 reccomend.

Rating: 4/5 50 years 1 month ago
Great looks

Looks Great, Sounds Great, Slight mark on top Knob which is a real shame, and rather complicated to connect to Alexia.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Great product .

I bought this as a present for my adult daughter. She is delighted with it and very impressed with the many features it offers.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Happy relationships are worth taking time over.

I have been delighted by my purchase. Not being terribly technically savvy, I am taking my time getting acquainted with all its features. I love the sound; it comes across as beautifully mellow to my ears, and not at all tinny or grating, unlike my previous radios. I love the fact that I can pick up my favourite radio stations from overseas via the internet, to be able to hear what my loved ones are hearing where they are, and to have all my favourite stations, near and far, programmed in for such easy access. My Roberts Radio has become my alarm clock to wake me up so gently to my own preferred soothing sounds of Classic FM. As I have said, there are still many features for me to use, and I will set them up in my own good time; there is no rush. Happy relationships are worth taking time over.

Rating: 2/5 50 years 1 month ago
Nice sound but not very reliable

I bought one for my wife for Christmas 2016 but it died earlier this year. I thought it might be the adapter so bought a new one from Roberts, to no avail. I think the power supply itself has gone and it's quite expensive to repair it. Disappointing really

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Roberts Revival iStream 3 Radio

Beautifully designed radio with great sound and features.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 1 month ago
Fantastic

Quick, simple and easy to set up, great sound from a radio!

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