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BT launches Whole Home Wi-Fi to eliminate dead spots

BT launches Whole Home Wi-Fi to eliminate dead spots

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BT has come up with a new Wi-Fi router system, the first of its kind in the UK, which promises to effectively eliminate "dead spots". The system comprises three compact, 165mm discs, each with four built-in antenna which extend the Wi-Fi signal around... >>

BT TV is getting a new look, more content and virtual reality in 2017

BT TV is getting a new look, more content and virtual reality in 2017

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BT has announced plans to update its TV service during 2017 and there's a lot that's set to change. The biggest change will be the look of the interface and the speed at which it works. It's because BT TV runs on the YouView platform, which also announced... >>

How to make Amazon Echo connect to your BT Home Hub: An easy fix

How to make Amazon Echo connect to your BT Home Hub: An easy fix

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Amazon Echo arrived in the UK on 28 September to much excitement. Those who pre-ordered the connected device took delivery and then discovered that it wouldn't work with one of the UK's largest internet services, as it failed to connect to BT's Home Hub.Setting... >>

BT launches Dolby Atmos sound with 4K TV packages, get the stadium experience at home

BT launches Dolby Atmos sound with 4K TV packages, get the stadium experience at home

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BT has upped its TV credentials and taken the fight to Sky Q with the announcement that Dolby Atmos will be supported with select sports shown in Ultra HD from next year. BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box Dolby Atmos:... >>

BT Family SIM plan for up to 5 family members could save you cash

BT Family SIM plan for up to 5 family members could save you cash

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BT has launched a new Family SIM plan that lets you and up to four other family members each have a SIM card for smartphones and tablets, with individual monthly allowances, all while saving money.BT says the plan can save families up to £372 a year... >>

EE pay monthly customers now get BT Sport channels for free

EE pay monthly customers now get BT Sport channels for free

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It's been a while since the BT Group acquired mobile network EE and now we're seeing the fruit of that alliance. All EE pay monthly customers, new and existing, will be able to access BT's sports channels for free for six months.Access is through the... >>

BT Smart Hub: BT's new Hub is faster, smarter and ready for the future

BT Smart Hub: BT's new Hub is faster, smarter and ready for the future

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BT has announced its latest router, called the BT Smart Hub, and claims it has the most powerful Wi-Fi signal of all its broadband rivals, to ensure a connection that's even faster and more stable.Although it doesn't officially carry a Home Hub name with... >>

How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free

How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free

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It's coming to the end of the domestic football season and there's not many prizes left to dole out.Liverpool sadly lost against Sevilla in the final of the Europa League and Manchester United will be taking on Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final this... >>

BT Infinity 1 offers 52Mbps fibre broadband from just £10 a month

BT Infinity 1 offers 52Mbps fibre broadband from just £10 a month

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BT has introduced a new entry level fibre broadband package, BT Infinity 1. It offers speeds of up to 52Mbps as standard for as little as £10 a month.In addition to the internet connection, customers also received access to the provider's sports channels,... >>

BT's £12.5 billion EE buyout finally approved and will go ahead soon

BT's £12.5 billion EE buyout finally approved and will go ahead soon

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BT's last hurdle for buying EE in a staggering £12.5 billion deal has now been overcome. The Competition and Markets Authority has given clearance to the buyout, allowing it to go ahead.It said that the deal was unlikely to harm competition as BT was... >>

4K Netflix comes to YouView thanks to BT: Watch Ultra HD shows and films on your box

4K Netflix comes to YouView thanks to BT: Watch Ultra HD shows and films on your box

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BT's YouView has become the first pay TV service to get access to 4K Netflix content through a set-top-box. That means BT subscribers who also pay for top tier Netflix membership can access Ultra HD versions of shows like Narcos, Better Call Saul and... >>

Virgin Media and BT broadband customers will be able to use Sky Q too

Virgin Media and BT broadband customers will be able to use Sky Q too

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Sky unveiled its much-rumoured Sky Q new TV service earlier today and perhaps surprised many by announcing a whole family of devices rather than one set-top-box, with a Sky Q Hub broadband router as part of the set-up. It makes sense as Sky Q is very... >>

BT hopes to offer 500Mbps broadband to most UK homes, starts trial soon

BT hopes to offer 500Mbps broadband to most UK homes, starts trial soon

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BT begins the first large-scale trials of its G.fast broadband technology in August, which is the first step, it says, to introducing up to 500Mbps ultrafast speeds across the UK in future.It will start to roll out the new technology in the country from... >>

It will cost you just £15 a month to get 4K live footy this season

It will cost you just £15 a month to get 4K live footy this season

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BT has announced the price of its BT TV Ultra HD package, which includes the broadcaster's new dedicated 4K channel, and it's cheaper than you might previously have thought.The channel comes as part of BT's Entertainment Ultra HD package that costs £15... >>

Fear the Walking Dead confirmed for UK, thanks to BT

Fear the Walking Dead confirmed for UK, thanks to BT

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BT, not content with taking on Sky on the sports front, is now starting to take on the broadcaster on the TV shows front too.The telecoms giant, who has strong ambitions to dominate the TV market in the UK, has confirmed that it has partnered with US... >>

BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box

BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box

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BT Sport has confirmed that it will be bringing 4K sport to your TV in August 2015.Alongside a number of announcements, BT confirmed that a new channel, appropriately called BT Sport Ultra HD will be launching in August. At the same time, it's confirmed... >>

Want to play Android apps on your home phone? BT adds Google Play to its landline handset

Want to play Android apps on your home phone? BT adds Google Play to its landline handset

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BT has announced a second generation of its Android-based home phone that adds Google Play so you can download apps and play them in the house, much like you would do on a mobile device.The BT Home SmartPhone S II offers almost the same Android experience... >>

BT Mobile 4G SIM-only prices confirmed, positions it nicely before EE buyout

BT Mobile 4G SIM-only prices confirmed, positions it nicely before EE buyout

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BT has launched its first mobile network offering for many a year with BT Mobile and BT Broadband customers get huge discounts on the company's new SIM-only 4G deals.This comes ahead of a £12.5 billion deal to buy national network EE, which was agreed... >>

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 from... >>

Sky to rush out a 4K set-top-box under pressure from BT

Sky to rush out a 4K set-top-box under pressure from BT

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Sky is heavily tipped to bring forward the launch of a 4K Ultra HD-enabled set-top-box to spring in the UK.This might come as a shock to some, especially with broadcasters yet to reveal their 4K ambitions, but the company faces increased pressure by... >>

BT G.fast broadband trials will hit 500Mbps this summer, 1Gbps in future

BT G.fast broadband trials will hit 500Mbps this summer, 1Gbps in future

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As part of its latest financial results unveiling BT has revealed that it will be testing 500Mbps broadband in two pilot locations in the UK this summer. The technology used is to be called G.fast and BT explains that it will enable "most homes" in the... >>

It looks like BT is about to buy EE for £12.5bn as it enters exclusive negotiations

It looks like BT is about to buy EE for £12.5bn as it enters exclusive negotiations

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There has been a lot of talk about BT bidding for a network operator with O2 and EE in the running. Now it's been announced that BT is entering exclusive negotiation talks with EE ahead of what will likely be its buyout.EE is made up of Deutsche Telekom... >>

BT in confirmed talks with both EE and O2 for move back into mobile

BT in confirmed talks with both EE and O2 for move back into mobile

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EE has revealed that it too is in talks with BT over the British telecoms company buying the mobile operator's UK business. It was already understood that BT was in talks with O2 to bring it back under its wing, but while it seems certain now that the... >>

BT Smart Home Cam 100 review: The all-seeing eye
3.5 stars

BT Smart Home Cam 100 review: The all-seeing eye

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Smarthome cameras, such as the BT Smart Home Cam 100, are becoming increasingly popular. Not just because they allow you to see what your pets get up to when you walk out the door, but they also offer peace of mind for much less money than a 24-hour... >>

YouView found by High Court to be infringing on YourView copyright of Total

YouView found by High Court to be infringing on YourView copyright of Total

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The High Court has ruled that TV service YouView is infringing on the copyright name YourView owned by Total Ltd.YouView, a joint venture between BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva faces an injunction from Total Ltd.Mr Justice Sales... >>

BT Extra Box service launches for multi-room YouView viewing

BT Extra Box service launches for multi-room YouView viewing

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BT now offers its Extra Box option for users who would like to have their channel subscriptions in more than one room.The additional YouView+ box will work with all the same subscription channels and bolt-ons as the main box in the house. The second box... >>

BT YouView+ Humax DTR-T2100 review
4.5 stars

BT YouView+ Humax DTR-T2100 review

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YouView isn't standing still and the YouView hardware supplied by BT isn't either. The Freeview PVR and catch-up TV service set-top box needs to keep evolving in the face of both Sky's and Virgin's formidable - albeit expensive - services, and that's... >>

UK ISPs agree to send piracy alert letters to suspected offenders

UK ISPs agree to send piracy alert letters to suspected offenders

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After years of talks, internet service providers in the UK are about to sign a deal to help cut down on piracy by sending alert letters to suspected offenders. However, they will be educational in tone rather legal. And after four alerts, ISPs will take... >>

BT Sport will be second broadcaster available through Chromecast in UK

BT Sport will be second broadcaster available through Chromecast in UK

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BT Sport plans to add support for Chromecast, making it the second UK broadcaster available through Google's HDMI dongle.John Petter, consumer division head at BT, announced via The Financial Times that BT Sport is coming to Chromecast, though only BT... >>

YouView’s future secured, all major backers agree investment extension - including BBC

YouView’s future secured, all major backers agree investment extension - including BBC

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Contrary to rumour and speculation in recent months, the BBC has joined the rest of the original YouView backers in pledging further investment to the service for another five years.The new agreement includes ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT, TalkTalk and... >>

Got Google Chromecast? Got a BT Home Hub? You might want to read this

Got Google Chromecast? Got a BT Home Hub? You might want to read this

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Google Chromecast owners with a BT Home Hub will need to make a change to their settings to get all the functionality out of Google's HDMI streaming stick.Setup for the Chromecast is very simple. It only takes a couple of minutes to register it on your... >>

BT YouView+ box gets downsized, now fanless

BT YouView+ box gets downsized, now fanless

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BT has launched a new BT YouView+ set-top box that has been substantially downsized as redesigned over the previous iteration.When we first saw BT's YouView box in October 2012 we were told there would be other boxes coming in the future, but that BT... >>

ITV screens top adverts remade in Lego to celebrate Lego Movie release (video)

ITV screens top adverts remade in Lego to celebrate Lego Movie release (video)

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As part of the hype for The Lego Movie, one of the commercial breaks during last night's Dancing on Ice on ITV featured some special versions of genuine adverts. They had all been remade using Lego.Recognisable ads from the British Heart Foundation, Confused.com,... >>

Android landline phone, Home SmartPhone S, offers Nuisance Call Blocking from BT

Android landline phone, Home SmartPhone S, offers Nuisance Call Blocking from BT

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BT has just announced a new smartphone for home landlines, dubbed Home SmartPhone S. The touchscreen handset will allow users to block nuisance calls thanks to BT's service.The handset itself comes with a 3.5-inch touchscreen and Android OS. This isn't... >>

BT first pay TV service to announce buy-to-keep movies for YouView boxes

BT first pay TV service to announce buy-to-keep movies for YouView boxes

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BT has announced a new service that will allow UK users to buy movies outright that they can then watch on their YouView set-top-boxes.This buy-to-keep movie service will be a first for a YouView-centric pay TV service in the UK. BT will provide a selection... >>

BT to spend £50 million bringing fibre broadband to more UK cities

BT to spend £50 million bringing fibre broadband to more UK cities

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BT will be throwing a hefty £50 million at fibre broadband expansion. This will bring greater connectivity to more than 30 cities and over 400,000 properties, it has announced.BT's fibre broadband offers speeds of up to 300Mbps with the likes of BT... >>

UK 1.4 terabit internet achieved, that's 44 HD movie downloads a second

UK 1.4 terabit internet achieved, that's 44 HD movie downloads a second

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British scientists have just smashed the speed record for an internet connection in a real world environment. They managed to achieve 1.4 terabits per second, which is the equivalent of 44 1080p movies downloaded in a second.The achievement was made by... >>

BT, TalkTalk and Sky porn filters also found to block legitimate sex education sites

BT, TalkTalk and Sky porn filters also found to block legitimate sex education sites

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After months of debate, internet service providers have started to engage filters to protect children from porn at the behest of the UK government.For new BT customers, TalkTalk customers and Sky subscribers these filters will be automatically switched... >>

BT's Wi-Fi app lands for iOS, helps UK users auto-connect to BT hotspots

BT's Wi-Fi app lands for iOS, helps UK users auto-connect to BT hotspots

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BT wants you to use one of its 5.2 million Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK, so it has released an app that eliminates all the hassle involved with connecting to the web while on the go.The free BT Wi-Fi app provides an automatic and "seamless" wireless broadband... >>

BT's default filter settings will block porn for new internet customers

BT's default filter settings will block porn for new internet customers

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New customers to BT's internet services will have adult content filtering turned on by default, meaning they won't be able to connect to any site focusing on adult themes unless they purposely decide against implementing Parental Controls when they first... >>

YouView update adds zoom function, other accessibility options

YouView update adds zoom function, other accessibility options

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YouView has rolled out a software update and introduced new accessibility options that will allow TV subscribers to better zoom in and use a USB keyboard to improve the programme search process, among other things.YouView, an on-demand set-top box, has... >>

BT Home Hub 5 hands-on: Making BT Infinity even better

BT Home Hub 5 hands-on: Making BT Infinity even better

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It was only a few months ago that we were telling you that BT had launched the Home Hub 4, with a sleek new design and a bump in specs. At the time we reported that there was another model - Home Hub 5 - waiting in the wings.BT Home Hub 5 is now available... >>

Win: A £1,000 entertainment package courtesy of BT

Win: A £1,000 entertainment package courtesy of BT

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To celebrate BT's new range of products designed to make it easier to connect your gadgets to the internet, Pocket-lint has teamed up with the service provider to give away a full entertainment package. And it's an awesome one.The package will include... >>

BT plans for new 4G service progress nicely, strikes deal with EE

BT plans for new 4G service progress nicely, strikes deal with EE

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It was reported in May that BT could make a return to the mobile sector with a new consumer network offering. Now it seems those plans have moved a step closer, with its announcement of a deal with EE to supply mobile network services to customers... >>

Curzon Home Cinema paid-for film service now available to BT TV customers

Curzon Home Cinema paid-for film service now available to BT TV customers

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Cinema chain Curzon has signed a deal with BT to offer its film streaming service through BT's YouView TV boxes.Curzon Home Cinema provides the opportunity to pay to watch independent and world cinema movies the same day as their cinematic release. It... >>

Ofcom: Microsoft, Google, BT and others to trial white space technology in UK

Ofcom: Microsoft, Google, BT and others to trial white space technology in UK

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Ofcom has announced that Microsoft, Google, BT and others will take part in a white space technology trial that it's conducting over the next six months.Let's first explain what white space technology is and why it matters. The technology relies on unused... >>

Back to school: BT offers 9 month unlimited broadband package to students

Back to school: BT offers 9 month unlimited broadband package to students

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Students at university don't want to sign up to a 12-month contract when they're busy taking advantage of all those long holidays that us working stiffs are so jealous of. So BT is offering a 9-month broadband and phone contract for £16 a month.The BT... >>

BT Sport lands on Virgin Media, free for XL subscribers, £15 for other packages

BT Sport lands on Virgin Media, free for XL subscribers, £15 for other packages

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Virgin Media has announced that BT Sport is now available on its subscription television service. The new service from BT launched this month as a free offering for BT broadband subscribers, bringing a wide range of sporting content across three channels,... >>

App of the day: BT Sport review (Android)

App of the day: BT Sport review (Android)

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Sport is very much the modern battlefield, both on the field of play and when it comes to selling you entertainment, with exclusive rights, packages and everything else, on offer.The newest kid on the block, looking to shake things up and rival the likes... >>