Reviews & hands-on

  • Home Cinema

    Hands-on: Sky EPG 2014 review (video)

    By 25 March 2014

    Sky is set to release an update to the EPG in the UK this Spring (read April) that will bring a couple of new features as well as pave the way for more features in the coming months. We've been living with the new update to see if it helps improve your...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Sky Wireless Booster review

    By 29 January 2014

    This is a review for Sky customers, as the Sky Wireless Booster is a new product in the company's arsenal. If you already have a Sky Broadband router in your home then, let us guess, its wireless power doesn't quite reach everywhere? In the UK, with our...

  • Home Cinema 5 out of 5

    Now TV box review

    By 1 August 2013

    Sky has launched a set-top box that allows you to turn any crusty old television with an HDMI socket into something capable of getting movies, sports and BBC iPlayer. All via the internet, all for a tenner. It can’t be that easy can it? Design With...

  • Online

    Sky Broadband Sky Hub pictures and hands-on

    By 17 October 2012

    Sky has announced the launch of a new broadband hub which it hopes will increase where you can use its Sky Go and Now TV services in the home, but is it that simple? Pocket-lint installed the new Sky Hub to find out. Open the box and the simplicity starts...

  • Apps

    Sky+ iPad app update pictures and hands-on

    By 15 August 2012

    Sky has rolled out quite a significant update to its iPad app, giving owners of Sky+ HD boxes the ability to control them by remote using their iPad. It might be a simple tweak but this is one update we know Sky subscribers have been waiting for, Pocket-lint...

  • 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

    Sky EPG (2012) update starts rolling out, we go hands-on

    By 7 June 2012

    UPDATE 7 June 2012: The new EPG is starting to roll out slowly in the UK and we've already got it. Sky has told Pocket-lint that the roll out will be phased out gradually to a wider audience in the coming months.  A second glance on our home setup and...

  • Televisions

    Sky Sports for iPad F1 pictures and hands-on

    By 9 March 2012

    The Sky Sports News app for iPad is to get a significant redesign to coincide with the launch of the broadcaster's new dedicated Formula One channel. It's now called Sky Sports for iPad, and Pocket-lint has had a play with what the application has in...

  • Home Cinema

    Sky Go for Android video, pictures and hands-on

    By 20 February 2012

    Sky has released an Android version of its Sky Go app allowing some Android smartphone owners to turn their phone in to TV. We've grabbed a Samsung Galaxy S II downloaded the app, and plugged in our details to check it out. Sky Go Android is free,...

  • Home Cinema

    ITV Player on Sky Anytime+ pictures and hands-on

    By 1 February 2012

    On Monday, Sky announced that it would be bringing ITV's catch-up service, ITV Player, to its Anytime+ service on Sky boxes. And true to its word, the company has done just that. But what's it like? Pocket-lint has checked out the new offering... If you...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Sky Go (iOS)

    By 19 July 2011

    Sky Go was officially born on 8 July, when its Mac and PC platforms went live, but this is the launch that all the fanboys have been waiting for - its arrival into the App Store. But should you download the free app, and sign up for a subscription, or...

  • Apps

    Sky News for iPad hands-on

    By 16 March 2011

    Sky News has launched a dedicated iPad app that will let you get the most of the 24 hour news channel when you are away from a TV. Open up the free app and you’ll notice that it looks very different from your average catch up news broadcasting app with...

  • Home Cinema

    Sky+ iPad app hands-on

    By 22 December 2010

    Sky has moved to create an interactive digital TV guide out of the iPad, with a new app designed specifically for the Apple tablet that lets you select programmes to record without having to pick up your traditional remote; and yes, moments after it hit...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Sky Anytime+ review

    By 29 October 2010

    With over 200 channels, you would think that there is already enough to watch on Sky, but if that's the case why are you always saying there's nothing on? Don't worry you aren't alone, and perhaps hearing the cries that people just want to watch what...

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    First Look: Sky 3D review

    By 29 September 2010

    The dawn of a new era in television is upon us, but is 3D really the answer? We've given Sky's new 3D service a run for its money to see what's what before the service goes official. It's worth stressing at this point that Sky's 3D service is in its infancy....