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How to watch 2017 Test cricket in 4K Ultra HD

Sky Sports is offering Test cricket in glorious 4K Ultra HD resolution for the first time in the summer of 2017. Here's the list of Test cricket matches you can watch in 4K and how to get involved.

Sky Sports was one of the first broadcast services to offer live sporting events in 4K resolution, courtesy of the brilliant Sky Q offering. You can already enjoy the likes of Premier League matches and F1 in 4K resolution and now Test cricket has joined the Ultra HD fold.

This summer, Sky Sports will broadcast the England vs South Africa matches in 4K for the first time. These gorgeous, super-crisp visuals join a host of other great features that Sky has implemented over the years, including Hawkeye, stump microphones, hi-motion replays and enhanced statistical offerings. Not to mention Sky's funky new split-screen mode.

Sky Sports Head of Cricket Bryan Henderson said: “With Ultra HD, customers can enjoy the four Test matches with four times better picture quality and four times greater clarity. It is a first for Sky Sports and we can’t wait to bring you closer to the action, excitement and drama that the South Africa Test series will deliver this summer.”

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What Test cricket matches can I watch in 4K resolution in 2017?

All four Tests of the England v South Africa coverage will be broadcast live by Sky in Ultra HD. These will be shown on the following dates:

1st Test: July 6-10

2nd Test: July 14-18

3rd Test: July 27-31

4th Test: August 4-8

How can I watch Test cricket in 4K on Sky Sports?

To enjoy these matches in Ultra HD, you'll of course need to be a Sky Sports subscriber. However, you'll also need to be a Sky Q customer, as only Q subscribers can get those 4K visuals beamed to their TVs.

Still not got Sky Q? Well, this year might be the time to jump on board. Sky has already added some great new features, including a nifty split-screen mode for watching live sports and of course full voice search. If you're a sports fan or simply enjoy collapsing on your sofa with a good telly boxset, Sky Q really is a solid offering - and with multi-room support and the ability to take shows and movies on the go, it's a pretty complete package.

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