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

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

By 7 hours ago

The rise in the number of media streaming services has been scarily rapid in the last couple of years. There are now so many ways to have movies and TV shows delivered to your home, at a variety of subscriptions and fees, that you could never be found... >>

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... >>

Pure Avalon 300R Connect
5 out of 5

Pure Avalon 300R Connect

By 2 March 2013

Selling your very first Freeview set-top-box in 2012 is the move of either a company that knows what it's doing, or the move of a company so adept at missing the boat that it has evolved into a fish to avoid further boat-missing agony. The Pure Avalon... >>

Samsung unveils HomeSync media streamer for the living room

Samsung unveils HomeSync media streamer for the living room

By 24 February 2013

Samsung is expanding its reach into the living room with the announcement of its HomeSync media streamer at Mobile World Congress 2013. The small-box plays an Apple TV-like role, hooking up to a user's television and delivering 1080p content over Wi-Fi.... >>

Roku LT
5 out of 5

Roku LT

By 21 February 2013

We liked the Roku 2 XS, but we didn't absolutely love it. Things have moved on a bit though, and the company offered us the chance to look at its LT model. It's technically a little less hardcore than the 2 XS, but it costs half as much - about £50 -... >>

Popcorn Hour A-400 pictures and hands-on

Popcorn Hour A-400 pictures and hands-on

By 25 January 2013

By way of an introduction, if you haven't heard of it before the Popcorn Hour range of media streamers aims to offer a way of playing back pretty much any kind of video and audio. When Syabas started making the A100 - the first-generation device - there... >>