Streaming archive

  • YouView from TalkTalk review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    YouView from TalkTalk review

    By 24 December 2012

    YouView - for those unfamiliar - is a TV service that wraps up digital Freeview channels with online catchup services such as BBC iPlayer and plenty more. TalkTalk's YouView service - as offered through its Plus TV package - includes the Huawei version...

  • The best ways to stream your Christmas movies
    Online

    The best ways to stream your Christmas movies

    By 21 December 2012

    Top off the 2012 on-demand trend by doing things a touch different with your Christmas movies. This year, rather than being bound to the television at certain times of the day, why not stream your Christmas entertainment whenever you have time? There...

  • Spotify rolls out new collection, follow and discovery tab features
    Online

    Spotify rolls out new collection, follow and discovery tab features

    By 6 December 2012

    Spotify has announced a new set of features for its player which plugs some major functionality holes that have been missing since launch.  The first, called collections, is a way to manage all the music you listen to frequently on Spotify. Rather than...

  • YouView from BT review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    YouView from BT review

    By 5 December 2012

    YouView comes in several flavours. You can walk into a shop on the high street and pick up the YouView box and plug it into your existing aerial and internet connection, or you can buy as part of a wider package. We've already reviewed the hardware, so...

  • PlayStation 3 is best, says Netflix: First for updates, streams most movies
    Gaming

    PlayStation 3 is best, says Netflix: First for updates, streams most movies

    By 4 December 2012

    Sony Computer Entertainment America and Netflix have revealed that the PlayStation 3 is the top device for development and viewing in 2012.  Reed Hastings, chief executive officer of Netflix, said: "PS3 is our largest TV-connected platform in terms of...

  • Lovefilm for Kindle Fire HD pictures and hands-on
    Apps

    Lovefilm for Kindle Fire HD pictures and hands-on

    By 26 October 2012

    With the arrival of the Kindle Fire HD comes Lovefilm streaming its way on to Android. Not for every Android user mind, just those who happen to have picked up Amazon's new tablet.  We've been calling out for a Lovefilm app for Android for ages: the...

  • Apple plans online streaming radio service for early 2013
    Online

    Apple plans online streaming radio service for early 2013

    By 26 October 2012

    Apple is said to be in advanced talks with major record labels about introducing a new online radio streaming service. It’s thought a deal could be struck by mid-November, with the service launching early next year.  According to Bloomberg, the service...

  • Rip-N-Play adds your entire music library to its server for access across multiple devices
    Apps

    Rip-N-Play adds your entire music library to its server for access across multiple devices

    By 15 August 2012

    Rip your CDs on to AVA Media's Rip-N-Play music server and you’ll have access to your entire music collection no matter where you are.  Music can be streamed to nearly any musical outlet, including DLNA devices, computers and mobile phones. More than...

  • Netflix coming to Nordic countries
    Home Cinema

    Netflix coming to Nordic countries

    By 15 August 2012

    Having given us some of the best TV in recent years, it seems only right that the Nordic region gets to enjoy some of them via Netflix. The online streaming service will be rolled out to Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland before the end of 2012 enabling...

  • FA Cup back on Facebook as opening match is live streamed - David Seaman, Ray Parlour and other stars to play
    Online

    FA Cup back on Facebook as opening match is live streamed - David Seaman, Ray Parlour and other stars to play

    By 7 August 2012

    Facebook will broadcast a live stream of the Extra Preliminary Round FA Cup tie between Wembley FC and Langford FC. The stream will go out simultaneously on ESPN, with viewers able to get a glimpse of a host of former stars as they turn out for Wembley...

  • Linn enhances network streaming range with the Kiko Music System
    Online

    Linn enhances network streaming range with the Kiko Music System

    By 30 July 2012

    If you use your computer as your main media outlet, and if you’ve got a couple of grand to spare, the Linn Kiko Music System might tickle your fancy.  By synching the Kiko Music System to your computer's network, you’ll be able to play any music...

  • Spotify gets personal with Artist App providing insight into our musical favourites
    Online

    Spotify gets personal with Artist App providing insight into our musical favourites

    By 27 June 2012

    Spotify users can now start to enjoy apps featuring their favourite artists, giving them instant access to new tracks, playlists and biographies. Initially there are apps be four just four artists, but the collection will expand over time. So whom have...

  • BBC iPlayer gets live TV rewind function
    Televisions

    BBC iPlayer gets live TV rewind function

    By 19 June 2012

    It's easy to forget that we have one of the best - if not THE best - catch-up TV services in the world, in iPlayer. Today, the BBC has announced that to make it one notch better, you will be able to restart a currently airing TV programme at the touch...

  • Samsung and LG go head-to-head with online game streaming for their TVs
    Gaming

    Samsung and LG go head-to-head with online game streaming for their TVs

    By 6 June 2012

    Samsung and LG have revealed their own online gaming-streaming services that require no console, just one of the manufacturers’ high-end televisions. Samsung has joined forces with cloud gaming service Gaikai for what it’s calling Samsung Cloud Gaming,...

  • Netflix vs Lovefilm
    Televisions

    Netflix vs Lovefilm

    By 31 May 2012

    Netflix has landed and immediately gone for the jugular of the most popular movie streaming service in the UK - Lovefilm. Netflix are pushing out an immense amount of content at launch and, like its rival, granting new users a month's free trial to check...

  • Belkin gearing up for 802.11ac debut meaning three times faster Wi-Fi speeds
    Online

    Belkin gearing up for 802.11ac debut meaning three times faster Wi-Fi speeds

    By 16 May 2012

    Belkin has announced that it is pressing ahead with plans to be one of the first technology solutions to tackle the 802.11ac Wireless Networking Market.  Its wireless dual-band router will mean Wi-Fi speeds three times faster than existing 802.11n technology...

  • Netflix comes to Sony Entertainment Network, rolling out with 2012 Bravia models
    Home Cinema

    Netflix comes to Sony Entertainment Network, rolling out with 2012 Bravia models

    By 24 April 2012

    Netflix, the video-on-demand subscription service, today launches on the Sony Entertainment Network. Sony devices, including Bravia TV, Blu-ray players and the PS3 will all benefit from access to the service. "Adding Netflix to the Sony Entertainment...

  • Spotify iPad app "getting closer"
    Audio

    Spotify iPad app "getting closer"

    By 16 April 2012

    Could a Spotify iPad app finally be on the horizon? Well, yes  - if an image posted on Instagram is to be believed. The picture shows a screenshot of the app on an iPad along with the evocative “It’s getting closer!” Despite a Spotify app being...

  • Netflix "Just for kids" section just got bigger
    Home Cinema

    Netflix "Just for kids" section just got bigger

    By 10 April 2012

    Kids rejoice! Those that live in the US at least. Netflix has agreed a new deal that means you’ll have even more shows to help put off your homework. The internet subscription service has thrashed out a deal with Hasbro Studios that will see its various...

  • Spotify streams hitting Billboard Hot 100
    Online

    Spotify streams hitting Billboard Hot 100

    By 14 March 2012

    The US equivalent of the singles chart, the Billboard Hot 100, is to get a 21st-century makeover with streams from the likes of Spotify being included for the first time. Currently the Hot 100, the US music industry standard singles popularity chart,...

  • Netflix Just for Kids hits the PS3
    Home Cinema

    Netflix Just for Kids hits the PS3

    By 13 March 2012

    If you don't like the idea of your little cherubs accidentally stumbling across the raunchy antics of Hank Moody in Californication, have them witness Walter White cooking up crystal meth in Breaking Bad, or subject them to the loose and foul tongue of...

  • New Apple TV detailed, brings 1080p support
    Home Cinema

    New Apple TV detailed, brings 1080p support

    By 7 March 2012

    Apple has announced that it is updating the Apple TV, adding 1080p and a number of other features. The new box, which will look the same and cost the same £99 as the current model, will add the features in time for the new iPad to benefit from enhanced...

  • Spotify update adds gapless playback
    Audio

    Spotify update adds gapless playback

    By 23 February 2012

    The prayers of millions of Spotify users have finally been answered. No, Stefan Dennis' s1989 hit Don't It Make You Feel Good hasn't landed on the platform but gapless playback has finally been introduced. This means, when streaming a live album, classical...

  • HTC Spotify rival rumoured
    Audio

    HTC Spotify rival rumoured

    By 15 February 2012

    Since HTC coughed up a cool $300 million for a majority stake in the digital sound company Beats, we've had plenty of souped-up audio action on handsets such as the HTC Sensation XE, but nothing to get too excited over....yet. But all that could be set...

  • Roku tunes in BBC iPlayer for UK streamers
    Home Cinema

    Roku tunes in BBC iPlayer for UK streamers

    By 10 February 2012

    The BBC iPlayer is landing on Roku boxes, just in time for the UK launch. Back in January, Roku - the leading streaming platform in the US - announced that it was launching on this side of the pond, courtesy of two models: the Roku 2 XS and the Roku LT....