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Sky Buy & Keep service lets you do just that with new movies

Sky Buy & Keep service lets you do just that with new movies

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Sky has announced it will soon let customers buy HD movies to download and keep via their Sky box as it continues to try and capitalise on the 4.4 million connected Sky customers in the UK with set top boxes in their homes.While Amazon, Netflix, and... >>

Hands-on: Sky EPG 2014 review (video)

Hands-on: Sky EPG 2014 review (video)

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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... >>

8K TV broadcast trials: Do they mean 4K UHD TVs are obsolete already?

8K TV broadcast trials: Do they mean 4K UHD TVs are obsolete already?

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If you thought talk of 8K broadcasting was premature, you're right. 4K TVs are still expensive and broadcasting of UHD hasn't even begun yet. Nevertheless, Japanese TV station and tech company NHK is pushing 8K developments with plans to air the 2020... >>

NOW TV could come to Chromecast, Sky always 'looking at potential platforms'

NOW TV could come to Chromecast, Sky always 'looking at potential platforms'

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Sky's NOW TV movie, entertainment and sports streaming service could come to the UK version of Google's recently launched Chromecast device in the future."We are always looking at potential distribution platforms for NOW TV including Chromecast," said... >>

New Sky+ EPG and homepage starts to roll out to Sky+HD customers

New Sky+ EPG and homepage starts to roll out to Sky+HD customers

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Sky customers will start to get the new Sky+ EPG from today. The new homepage packages different elements of the Sky TV service together as tiles, with the channel listings now an accessible section alongside Catch Up TV, the Sky+ Planner, Sky Store and... >>

Sky+ EPG (2014): What's new? (video)

Sky+ EPG (2014): What's new? (video)

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Sky has detailed its new Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) and Pocket-lint was treated to a behind closed doors sneak peak at some of the features ahead of a bigger rollout expected in April.Already being tested by hundreds of Sky employees, the new system... >>

Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

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Sky is set to offer a new recommendations service for Sky+ customers later this summer, following the rollout of its new Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).The new feature will recommend and suggest content to watch based on what you have saved in on your... >>

Game of Thrones series 1-3 available for catch-up on NOW TV and Sky OnDemand ahead of season 4 premiere

Game of Thrones series 1-3 available for catch-up on NOW TV and Sky OnDemand ahead of season 4 premiere

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Winter is coming. But before it arrives in series 4 of Game of Thrones, a catch-up session is available on Sky.From today, series 1-3 of Game of Thrones are ready to watch on Sky OnDemand. The shows, all in HD, can be watched ad-free right now meaning... >>

NOW TV Beta app brings Entertainment Pass and Sky Atlantic to Android, tablet support too

NOW TV Beta app brings Entertainment Pass and Sky Atlantic to Android, tablet support too

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Sky has finally released a second NOW TV application for Android that adds wider compatibility with devices, including tablets, and access to the Entertainment Pass and therefore Sky Atlantic in plenty of time before Game of Thrones season four starts.Available... >>

Sky heralds age of 'connected TV' as 2013 financial results show Sky Go on the rise

Sky heralds age of 'connected TV' as 2013 financial results show Sky Go on the rise

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Sky has posted its unaudited financial results for the six months ending 31 December 2013. It made a £647 million profit in the period, but the biggest rise is in the number of Sky+HD customers who have connected their boxes to the internet.Thanks to... >>

Sky unveils new Sky TV EPG to push on-demand content, coming this spring

Sky unveils new Sky TV EPG to push on-demand content, coming this spring

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Sky will be updating its Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) for all Sky customers this spring to highlight its on-demand offering better than it currently does.The change is in response to the growing number of Sky subscribers that are choosing to watch... >>

Sky and HBO extend exclusivity deal to 2020, will now make original shows together

Sky and HBO extend exclusivity deal to 2020, will now make original shows together

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BSkyB has announced that it has extended its exclusivity agreement with HBO to show the US channel's programming in the UK on Sky Atlantic first. The new deal will run until 2020 and includes an agreement to make new original drama shows together.Sky... >>

Sky On Demand gets catch-up TV from Watch, Gold, Dave and Alibi

Sky On Demand gets catch-up TV from Watch, Gold, Dave and Alibi

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UKTV has signed a deal with Sky to add catch-up TV services for four of its channels - Gold, Dave, Watch and Alibi - to Sky's On Demand platform. Sky+HD customers will now be able to access shows from each of the channels on demand after they have originally... >>

Sky Wireless Booster review
4.0 stars

Sky Wireless Booster review

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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... >>

OneDrive: The new global name for SkyDrive, as Microsoft adheres to court order

OneDrive: The new global name for SkyDrive, as Microsoft adheres to court order

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Microsoft has changed the name of its SkyDrive cloud service to OneDrive, after a UK court found in June 2013 that the original name infringed on a trademark owned by British broadcaster and network BSkyB.Microsoft agreed to change the name without appealing... >>

Game of Thrones Season 4 trailer blasts its way across the net (video)

Game of Thrones Season 4 trailer blasts its way across the net (video)

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The Game of Thrones Season 4 trailer has officially been on the internet for only six hours and already it's accrued over two million views on YouTube. And that's just the official version, not the many reposts that have since appeared.Aired for the first... >>

Game of Thrones Season 4 will start on US screens 6 April, UK 7 April, first trailer coming 12 January

Game of Thrones Season 4 will start on US screens 6 April, UK 7 April, first trailer coming 12 January

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It has been confirmed by HBO that the fourth season of Game of Thrones will start screening in the US on Sunday 6 April. The first trailer will be shown on the channel this Sunday, 12 January, before the premiere of new drama True Detective, and presumably... >>

Apple TV owners can now access Sky Sports through Now TV Day Pass

Apple TV owners can now access Sky Sports through Now TV Day Pass

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Sky's Now TV service has launched an application for Apple TV that allows owners of the media streaming box to access Sky Sports.If there is a particular sporting event you want to watch, you can purchase a Sky Sports Now TV Day Pass through the app,... >>

Sky Store opens its doors to all, anybody can rent movies not just Sky subscribers

Sky Store opens its doors to all, anybody can rent movies not just Sky subscribers

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Sky has made its Sky Store movie rental service publicly available. Anybody can now sign up for an account and rent movies through a number of different platforms, not just those with a Sky subscription.The Sky Store offers a wide collection of movies,... >>

Sky+ app for iPhone and Android now lets you download TV shows to your Sky+HD box remotely

Sky+ app for iPhone and Android now lets you download TV shows to your Sky+HD box remotely

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Sky has released an update for its Sky+ app for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android that adds the feature to download On Demand shows to your Sky+HD box.This means you can choose shows from the Showcase, Catch Up TV, TV Box Sets or Sky Movies sections... >>

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2013 in pictures

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2013 in pictures

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The 10th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards brought the great and the good of the UK tech industry together in Central London last night, for an evening of award giving, partying, dancing and taco scoffing.Also celebrating a decade of Pocket-lint, the mood... >>

Now TV box gets 4oD to expand catch-up and on-demand offering

Now TV box gets 4oD to expand catch-up and on-demand offering

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Owners of a Now TV set-top-box will find a new app alongside the existing catch-up and on-demand offerings from BBC iPlayer and Demand 5. Channel 4's 4oD service is now accessible through the box, leaving just ITV as the last major terrestrial TV broadcaster... >>

Best home entertainment device 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best home entertainment device 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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Home entertainment has really come into its own this year, with a range of systems now available to make your living room the most exciting place to be in the house. From streaming to audio to making that old TV smarter, there're a host of options to... >>

Sky Go Extra subscription now half-price: Get 12 months of offline viewing for £2.50 a month

Sky Go Extra subscription now half-price: Get 12 months of offline viewing for £2.50 a month

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As well as savouring the expansion of the normal Sky Go service with a further 14 channels, as announced today, Sky viewers are being offered 50 per cent off the Sky Go Extra subscription fee for 12 months. And you won't even have to sign a new contract.Sky... >>

Now TV's Entertainment Month Pass lands for iOS and LG devices

Now TV's Entertainment Month Pass lands for iOS and LG devices

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BSkyB's Now TV internet television service offers a new package that dramatically increases the amount of content available through the Now TV box, and now it is available to iOS and LG devices.Called Now TV Entertainment Month Pass, the package works... >>

Sky unveils this year's designer Sky+HD box collection, lobsters, blood and Minnie Mouse

Sky unveils this year's designer Sky+HD box collection, lobsters, blood and Minnie Mouse

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Sky has once again asked a collection of designers and stars to come up with their own unique designs for a limited-edition run of its Sky+HD boxes - in this case the latest Sky+HD 2TB box.Fashion designers Roland Mouret, Giles Deacon and rising star... >>

Behind the scenes with Sky Sports: Why digital is changing football for good

Behind the scenes with Sky Sports: Why digital is changing football for good

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When Sky Sports introduced the Red Button services to its football coverage, some considered the new feature a gimmick, others a side-show to the main event. But today, with the company's smartphone and tablet applications in full swing and unprecedented... >>

Now TV adds new PAYG entertainment package: Sky Atlantic and other channels for £4.99 a month

Now TV adds new PAYG entertainment package: Sky Atlantic and other channels for £4.99 a month

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Sky-owned Now TV has announced a new package for its streaming service that dramatically increases the amount of content available through the Now TV box, and applications for PS3, Roku, Macs and PCs. An Entertainment Month Pass is now available on a... >>

Sky Go Extra subscription model working as almost quarter of a million opt to pay

Sky Go Extra subscription model working as almost quarter of a million opt to pay

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Sky has posted its Q1 financial year results (July-September) and one of its biggest successes in the period is in the number of Sky Go user who have taken a paid Sky Go Extra subscription.Although Sky Go is a free service to Sky TV customers, who can... >>

NOW TV Box bundled with Sky Sports or Sky Movies on sale today in the UK

NOW TV Box bundled with Sky Sports or Sky Movies on sale today in the UK

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NOW TV, the set-top box from Sky that transforms your TV into a smart television, is on sale in the UK today with bundled channels. Previously only the box could be bought for £9.99, but now it comes with Sky passes at a bundled rate.Argos and Currys... >>

Sky expands number of Android devices supported by Sky Go, includes Note 3, LG G2, Xperia Z1

Sky expands number of Android devices supported by Sky Go, includes Note 3, LG G2, Xperia Z1

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Sky has expanded the number of Android devices capable of running its Sky Go app.The application will now run on 45 different devices, which for the first time includes the HTC One SV, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z1, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Sony Xperia... >>

Sky enhances search features for Sky+HD boxes

Sky enhances search features for Sky+HD boxes

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Sky has announced a raft of improvements and changes for the way its Sky+HD boxes search for content. It will be rolling out the new features to customers over the "coming months" and asks that they ensure their devices are connected to the internet so... >>

Sky brings The Sopranos back to its on demand TV Box Set service, adds The Wire

Sky brings The Sopranos back to its on demand TV Box Set service, adds The Wire

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Sky is to put all six series of The Sopranos back on to its TV Box Set service, to watch on demand on Sky+HD boxes or via Sky Go. In addition, series of The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men and Hannibal will be available alongside several other hugely... >>

Sky Go adds E4 and Film4 to channel line-up

Sky Go adds E4 and Film4 to channel line-up

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Sky has added E4 and Film4 to its Sky Go line-up that now brings its number of accessible channels up to 49.Channel 4 and More4 had already been introduced to the service earlier this year. The addition of the two new channels now completes the Channel... >>

Sky broadcasts first 4K live UK event, Premier League football in ultra high-definition

Sky broadcasts first 4K live UK event, Premier League football in ultra high-definition

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In a UK first, Sky has broadcast a live event using 4K Ultra High Definition. The event was to show that Sky has the technology to support 4K UHD and to assess its future potential.Sky filmed and broadcast Saturday's West Ham versus Stoke football game... >>

Sky Sports Pub Challenge launches, with app to match

Sky Sports Pub Challenge launches, with app to match

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Sky's new Pub Challenge app gives you the chance to win all sorts of amazing prizes, including Premier League tickets, weekly £2500 prizes and an annual £20,000 grand prize. And remarkably, all you need to do is go to a Sky Sports pub. The app, available... >>

Now TV box review
5.0 stars

Now TV box review

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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?DesignWith a... >>

Microsoft to change name of SkyDrive after losing Sky trademark battle

Microsoft to change name of SkyDrive after losing Sky trademark battle

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Microsoft has agreed to change the name of its cloud storage service SkyDrive after a UK court ruled that it infringed on a trademark owned by BSkyB.The British Sky Broadcasting Group won its battle with the software giant after claiming that the SkyDrive... >>

Got a Sky Now TV box? Now you can get a subscription for just £2.50 a month

Got a Sky Now TV box? Now you can get a subscription for just £2.50 a month

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At the tail end of last week, Sky launched the Now TV box, a £9.99 online streaming device that gives you access to the Now TV movie and sports services, BBC iPlayer, Demand 5 and more. Now it is pushing its on demand streaming service by offering a... >>

New Sky+HD box coming in September with built-in Wi-Fi as standard

New Sky+HD box coming in September with built-in Wi-Fi as standard

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Sky has revealed that it will be introducing a new Sky+HD box in September, with integrated wireless internet connection as standard. It will become the version offered to new Sky HD subscribers and will help the channel ensure more of its customers are... >>

Sky's catch-up TV services and Sky Go contribute to successful financial year

Sky's catch-up TV services and Sky Go contribute to successful financial year

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BSkyB has posted its year-end financial results for 2012/13 and its profits have risen year-on-year. This is in no small part thanks to a major rise in subscribers connecting their Sky boxes to the internet to make use of the company's catch-up TV and... >>

Sky wants to turn your existing TV smart with new £10 Now TV box

Sky wants to turn your existing TV smart with new £10 Now TV box

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Sky is hoping to shake up the set top box market with the launch of a £10 box that plugs into your TV and gives you access to Now TV, BBC iPlayer, and other internet services.Priced at just £9.99, the box will allow people without a smart TV to connect... >>

LG grabs Now TV exclusive until 2014

LG grabs Now TV exclusive until 2014

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Sky has teamed up with LG to release its Now TV service exclusively with the television maker.We say exclusively, but that term is only for smart TV platforms built into the television or Blu-ray players and doesn't affect how you get Now TV on other... >>