Reviews & hands-on

  • Gadgets 4.5 out of 5

    Google Chromecast review

    By 19 March 2014

    Following its successful US launch last summer, Google has launched Chromecast in the UK. And it's a rather big deal. Chromecast is an HDMI dongle designed to plug into your TV and is a rival to Apple's AirPlay and devices like Apple TV, Roku and other...

  • Home Cinema

    Netflix 4K Ultra High Definition video streaming pictures and hands-on

    By 11 January 2013

    There's little doubt that the major story of CES 2013 has been Ultra High Definition (UHD), the name attached to what many still call 4K video. Every major manufacturer has a range of TVs featuring the higher resolution of 3840 x 2160, some LED some even...

  • Online

    Netflix for Windows 8 pictures and hands-on

    By 25 October 2012

    So far, most of the apps that come with, or can be downloaded, for Windows 8 have left us cold. “People” is awful, and most of the third-party apps are basic and uninspiring. But today at the Windows 8 launch in New York, we’ve seen the newly released...

  • Gaming

    Hands-on: Now TV review

    By 16 July 2012

    Forget Netflix, forget LoveFilm, Sky wants Now TV to be the service you choose when it comes to streaming movies online to your computer, phone, games console, or set top box. But is the new service "powered by Sky" good enough to impress? We had a quick...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Philips HMP2000 Smart Media Box review

    By 20 March 2012

    There is no doubt that 2012 will be the year of the smart TV. But if you already own a TV, and don't want to upgrade it just to get access to internet services, then don't despair, you have options. Companies such as LG, Samsung and Sony have been putting...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Netflix review

    By 11 January 2012

    Netflix has now officially launched in the UK, bringing with it a formidable streaming experience that works across multiple platforms including iOS and Android. We have had a few days to play with the service now, running it through its paces on various...

  • Televisions

    Netflix UK pictures and hands-on

    By 9 January 2012

    Netflix has sent its services live in the UK this morning bringing with it the largest online video streaming library currently available. Priced in at £5.99 per month, it means unlimited access to a vast selection of content ranging from everything...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Lovefilm By Post review (Android)

    By 10 November 2011

    If those pretty please with sugar on it come back and start paying us again e-mails haven’t been doing the trick, then prepare for another way of getting sucked into renting films until you get stuck on something really worthy that you’re never in...