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Now you can change your Roku UI with new themes available, including Star Trek

Now you can change your Roku UI with new themes available, including Star Trek

By 29 May 2015

Roku has introduced themes for users to install on their media streamers that include favourite shows and movies, such as Star Trek and The Big Lebowski. Although you could change the colour of the homescreen from the traditional purple in the past, you... >>

Lenovo takes on Apple TV and Google Chromecast with its own Cast streamer

Lenovo takes on Apple TV and Google Chromecast with its own Cast streamer

By 28 May 2015

Lenovo has announced its first media streamer to take on the likes of Apple TV, Amazon's Fire TV and the Google Chromecast. And it is the latter rival device that will perhaps draw the biggest comparison, not because the Lenovo Cast is a dongle that hides... >>

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Nexus Player and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Nexus Player and more

By 20 May 2015

Happy National Streaming Day to one and all. Today, 20 May, has been designated as a day for everyone to celebrate the fact that we can now get our movies, TV shows, music and other content whenever we want. And that there are plenty of ways to get... >>

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: Stick it to 'em
4 out of 5

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: Stick it to 'em

By 9 April 2015

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

By 24 March 2015

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... >>

Amazon acquires game studio Double Helix following console rumours

Amazon acquires game studio Double Helix following console rumours

By 6 February 2014

Amazon has acquired game studio Double Helix, the maker of the Xbox One exclusive game Killer Instinct.   "Amazon has acquired Double Helix as part of our ongoing commitment to build innovative games for customers,"  the company confirmed to Pocket-lint.... >>

Next-gen Apple TV could include built-in TV tuner, wireless router

Next-gen Apple TV could include built-in TV tuner, wireless router

By 28 January 2014

Apple will be taking its Apple TV set-top box a step further, moving beyond being just a deliverer of iTunes content, Netflix and Hulu. 9to5mac reports Apple is testing a built-in TV tuner within the next-generation Apple TV, a feature similar to what... >>

Amazon reportedly set to release Android console in 2014, priced under $300

Amazon reportedly set to release Android console in 2014, priced under $300

By 28 January 2014

Amazon has plans to release an Android-based games console to compete with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, according to VG247. Not only will the console stream and download games, it will also provide music, movies and TV content to users for under $300,... >>

Samsung HomeSync media streamer goes on sale 6 October for $299

Samsung HomeSync media streamer goes on sale 6 October for $299

By 4 October 2013

Samsung has finally announced availability of its HomeSync media streamer, unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February. Targeted for Galaxy device owners, the HomeSync will be available to customers in the US from Sunday 6 October for $299 (£185).... >>

Popcorn Hour A-400
4 out of 5

Popcorn Hour A-400

By 16 May 2013

There was a time when the Popcorn Hour was THE media player to have. Not only did it do everything, it also managed to produce excellent quality pictures and sound. In recent years though, things have become much more competitive in this media playing... >>