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Showtime streaming hands-on: Not just on-demand films and shows but also live TV

Showtime streaming hands-on: Not just on-demand films and shows but also live TV

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Showtime has followed in HBO's footsteps by launching a standalone streaming service in the US. It's called Showtime, of course, and it's a lot like HBO Now in that you don't need a cable subscription in order to watch. Showtime is almost as popular as... >>

Roku 3 review (2015): Voice-controlled set-top box smarts
4.0 stars

Roku 3 review (2015): Voice-controlled set-top box smarts

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There's stiff competition in the set-top box world. From Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Google Nexus Player, there are plenty of big guns already established for on-demand content and media handling - but it's Roku that continues to make its mark. And... >>

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: Stick it to 'em
4.0 stars

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: Stick it to 'em

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While it has been available in the US since the end of last year, the Amazon Fire TV Stick finally makes its way across the pond for release in the UK and, thanks to a combination of attractive price point and rich feature set, could end up being a more... >>

Amazon Fire TV Stick hands-on: UK pre-orders now open, get it for just £19

Amazon Fire TV Stick hands-on: UK pre-orders now open, get it for just £19

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Amazon released its media streaming dongle, the Fire TV Stick, in the US at the tail end of last year, expanding its connected television line-up and offering a more discreet alternative to its Fire TV set-top-box. Now it is ready to bring the device... >>

Nvidia Shield is the Apple TV beater we’ve been waiting for (hands-on)

Nvidia Shield is the Apple TV beater we’ve been waiting for (hands-on)

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Nvidia has announced its entrance into the set-top box market with Shield, a new game console and media player based on Android. Shield features the Tegra X1 chipset announced at CES 2015 in January, which is Nvidia’s most powerful mobile processor... >>

Are you a Frozen fan who has Sky? You'll want the Sky Disney Frozen remote then

Are you a Frozen fan who has Sky? You'll want the Sky Disney Frozen remote then

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Sky has often come out with interestingly designed remote controls - such as the football team editions - or set-top-boxes, and its latest venture is to partner with Disney to launch a dedicated Sky+HD Frozen-themed remote control for those that just... >>

YouView from BT DB-T2200 mini box review: Ideal for your second TV
4.0 stars

YouView from BT DB-T2200 mini box review: Ideal for your second TV

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There's a new YouView from BT set top box in town, offering the smart TV platform for less of your cash.  However, the new DB-T2200 box strips out some of the connections and features found in the higher-spec DTR-T2100, but allows you to get YouView... >>

LG SoundPlate 540 review: Super connected speaker base
4.0 stars

LG SoundPlate 540 review: Super connected speaker base

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The speaker base, which acts like a flattened speaker bar, has been something of an emerging trend in recent years, offering a way to boost your TV's speakers without resorting to a full-blown speaker system. The LG SoundPlate 540 mixes things up, crossing... >>

Dolby Atmos is a must for home cinema fans and here's why the Onkyo TX-NR838 is leading the way

Dolby Atmos is a must for home cinema fans and here's why the Onkyo TX-NR838 is leading the way

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Dolby Atmos has made fantastic in-roads into cinemas in the last couple of years, with a flood of movies featuring the more immersive surround sound format having screened already and many more on the way. However, in the home it is a different story.... >>

EE TV review: A revelation for screens big and small
4.5 stars

EE TV review: A revelation for screens big and small

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EE, the mobile network operator and internet provider, has always included entertainment as part of its offering, from movies to cinema tickets. With EE TV, the company makes a bigger play for home entertainment, offering a greater incentive to opt for... >>