Reviews & hands-on

  • Home Cinema

    Amazon Fire TV streaming box and game controller pictures and hands-on

    By 2 April 2014

    Amazon has finally entered the set-top box space with its newly-announced Fire TV. And it can do everything, including stream movies and television shows, displaying photos, and allow users to game - directly from their television sets. The actual Fire...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Roku 3 review

    By 1 November 2013

    Roku has refreshed its Roku set-top box lineup and with it announced the launch of the Roku 3, a £100 flagship box of tricks that promises to turn your TV into something considerably smarter. But does the Roku 3 make sense given that you could buy the...

  • Home Cinema 5 out of 5

    Roku LT review

    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 -...

  • 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 3.5 out of 5

    Roku 2 XS review

    By 16 March 2012

    TV is changing, and it's happening quickly. As recently as 10 years ago, the idea of TV being delivered over the internet was a pipe dream. Now, we can watch near-broadcast quality video, streamed to us over the internet with a wait of just a few seconds....

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Roku XDS review

    By 22 April 2011

    Roku emerged in 2008 as one of the first set-top boxes to enable streaming internet content on a TV. Originally dominating the Netflix streaming market, the Roku is now up against some fierce competition like the Logitech Revue with Google TV and Apple...