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Amazon Fire TV review
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Amazon Fire TV review

By 24 October 2014

When we first encountered the Amazon Fire TV and wrote our original review, it was a US product only. Since then though it has made it onto the UK market too and, with hindsight and time on its side, the UK version has implemented some of the things missing... >>

BBC connected red button finally available on BBC co-funded YouView... but not TalkTalk yet

BBC connected red button finally available on BBC co-funded YouView... but not TalkTalk yet

By 24 October 2014

YouView users can finally use the BBC's latest connected red button services. And the jazzed-up BBC iPlayer service has arrived on the platform too. Virgin Media's TiVo boxes were the first to get the connected red button at the end of 2012, while Smart... >>

Look at the fancy new NOW TV boxes you can get in time for Christmas

Look at the fancy new NOW TV boxes you can get in time for Christmas

By 23 October 2014

Sky has unveiled its Christmas present this year, and there's more than one. The Now TV services can be streamed to your TV from your own personalised Now TV box, with five to choose from. The special edition Now TV boxes will still be only £10 to buy... >>

Christian Bale didn’t have to audition for Steve Jobs role, he was the only candidate

Christian Bale didn’t have to audition for Steve Jobs role, he was the only candidate

By 23 October 2014

Christian Bale was the automatic choice to play Steve Jobs in the eponymous biopic of the Apple CEO's life, according to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin claims that the actor, perhaps best known in more recent times as Batman, didn't even have to audition,... >>

Amazon Fire TV now available in the UK

Amazon Fire TV now available in the UK

By 23 October 2014

Amazon's Fire TV connected set-top-box is now available in the UK. Previously only listed as coming soon, the box is now in stock on Amazon.co.uk and has started shipping to customers who pre-ordered it. The Amazon Fire Game Controller is also available... >>

Sky+ app upgrade allows you to fling photos to your TV

Sky+ app upgrade allows you to fling photos to your TV

By 22 October 2014

Sky has announced an update to its Sky+ app to work with Sky+ HD boxes. The latest software will enhance the service beyond a portal to TV and movies allowing you to make your TV smart using the app. The new Sky+ app update will allow users to fling images... >>

Sky are you listening? We want the Simpsons World app too

Sky are you listening? We want the Simpsons World app too

By 21 October 2014

FX Networks in the US has announced an app for multiple devices that will offer every single episode of The Simpsons ever made to view any time you like, but sadly it will only be available in America. And to FXX cable subscribers at that. Coming to mobile... >>

Snap! Could Nexus Player Gamepad’s uncanny similarity to OnLive controller mean app is inbound?

Snap! Could Nexus Player Gamepad’s uncanny similarity to OnLive controller mean app is inbound?

By 17 October 2014

Google announced its Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV-rivalling Nexus Player set-top-box a couple of days ago but with few details at the time. It has since labelled it a "console" as while it is able to play media files and stream video and music content... >>

New Google Chromecast coming but most users won’t notice the difference

New Google Chromecast coming but most users won’t notice the difference

By 17 October 2014

Even though it is about to enter the video streaming market again with its Nexus Player set-top-box, Google is not abandoning the Chromecast - far from it, there's a new one in-bound. According to a filing at the Federal Communications Commission, the... >>

Has Netflix’s bubble burst? Shares plummet as it fails to gain as many subscribers as hoped

Has Netflix’s bubble burst? Shares plummet as it fails to gain as many subscribers as hoped

By 16 October 2014

Netflix shares plunged last night by more than a quarter of their value as the company revealed that it fell short of securing the amount of new subscribers it promised in the summer. Facing increased pressure from rival streaming services, all of which... >>


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