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Panasonic has a trio of 4K UHD Blu-ray players for 2017

Panasonic has a trio of 4K UHD Blu-ray players for 2017

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Panasonic has used CES 2017 to launch a trio of new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players at the more affordable end of the budget spectrum. The DMP-UB400, UB310 and UB300 all promise to deliver a super-sharp 4K Blu-ray image thanks to the company's Hollywood Cinema... >>

Samsung QLED TV preview: Is this Samsung's best ever television range?

Samsung QLED TV preview: Is this Samsung's best ever television range?

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During a pre-CES invite-only briefing, Samsung unveiled the QLED TV series and we can honestly say, from what we've seen so far, that they are the best televisions the company has ever made.We got up close to the new QLED TV concepts shown at the Samsung... >>

Panasonic EZ1002 4K OLED TV doubles-down on peak brightness for HDR thrills

Panasonic EZ1002 4K OLED TV doubles-down on peak brightness for HDR thrills

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At CES 2017 it's all about the tellies. And Panasonic is looking to make its mark in TV this year with a brand new Ultra HD 4K OLED, the EZ1002.But this is no ordinary OLED: the EZ1002 is said to produce nearly double the brightness of a normal OLED panel... >>

Samsung enters the era of QLED TV, amazing 2017 models revealed

Samsung enters the era of QLED TV, amazing 2017 models revealed

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Samsung has continued to develop its Quantum Dot technology for its 2017 TV range rather than compete in the OLED sector, highlighting the 100 per cent colour volume of its new picture tech - a first for the manufacturer's televisions - and significantly... >>

LG announces trio of new soundbars including flagship SJ9 with Dolby Atmos support

LG announces trio of new soundbars including flagship SJ9 with Dolby Atmos support

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LG has taken the wraps off a trio of new soundbars at CES 2017: the SJ9, SJ8 and SJ7, with Dolby Atmos, 4K and high-resolution support featuring across the range. CES 2017: All the announcements, TVs, laptops and more to expect from the show The flagship... >>

New TV tech explained: What do the logos and buzzwords mean?

New TV tech explained: What do the logos and buzzwords mean?

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Television manufacturers release new models at least twice a year and the technology in their latest sets is constantly improving. It can be hard to keep up at times.Even if you've bought a new TV recently, you might not know what it is truly capable... >>

LG launches Super UHD TVs with Nano Cell technology for more accurate colours

LG launches Super UHD TVs with Nano Cell technology for more accurate colours

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LG has been the first TV giant to unveil a new range of screens at CES 2017. While LG may be at the forefront of OLED technology, it hasn't forgotten about LCD and it's the latter that has been on the receiving end of some new innovative technology. CES... >>

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on TV: Your complete guide

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on TV: Your complete guide

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Amazon's video streaming service has been rapidly expanding since it was rebranded from Lovefilm in 2014. Amazon Prime Video is now the main global rival to Netflix and like its peer, it offers TV shows and movies to watch instantly on an internet connected... >>

Roku tips and tricks: 14 things you probably didn't know you could do

Roku tips and tricks: 14 things you probably didn't know you could do

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You've landed yourself a Roku device and want to know its hidden features. No problem.To help you get the most of your set-top box, we've rounded up 14 cool things you likely didn't know were possible on the Roku platform. For instance, we've included... >>

How to watch Netflix on TV: Your complete guide

How to watch Netflix on TV: Your complete guide

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Netflix has changed our TV and movie viewing habits completely. It has 83.3 million subscribers worldwide and that has allowed it to not only challenge and beat video rental services, it now has the userbase and muscle to take on traditional broadcasters... >>

Apple’s new TV app explained: What is and how does it work?

Apple’s new TV app explained: What is and how does it work?

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In September 2016, unveiled a new TV app, which is now available to download.The new TV app is a unique, free way for Apple TV and iOS devices to offer universal search. CEO Tim Cook said Apple wants Apple TV to be "the one place to access all of your... >>

Samsung will introduce Ultra High Quality audio and 4K Blu-ray player at CES

Samsung will introduce Ultra High Quality audio and 4K Blu-ray player at CES

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Samsung often has one of the biggest stands at CES to show off its new home cinema, audio and home appliances for 2017. On the audio side of things, the company has some big news, in the form of Ultra High Quality audio. CES 2017: What is it and what... >>

How to watch 4K Ultra HD content on TV and online

How to watch 4K Ultra HD content on TV and online

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When 4K TVs were first announced, they promised to be the future of home entertainment and "the next big thing". They also arrived with sky high prices that meant many of us couldn't justify buying one.Since then, specifications have been deliberated... >>

66 best Christmas movies you can stream in the US right now

66 best Christmas movies you can stream in the US right now

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If you're anything like us, you're trying to watch as many Christmas films as possible over the holiday season.There are tonnes of films to choose from after all, including cult classics, cute newbies, and of course the occasional oddballs that you... >>

Google Chromecast tips: 17 ways to enhance your streaming experience

Google Chromecast tips: 17 ways to enhance your streaming experience

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You're probably reading this because you own a Chromecast but don't know what to do with it beyond casting YouTube or Netflix videos from your device to a TV. Well, Pocket-lint is here to help.You can use Chromecast to magically turn on your TV, play... >>

Best Christmas films to watch on Netflix, Amazon and Now TV in the UK

Best Christmas films to watch on Netflix, Amazon and Now TV in the UK

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Christmas is a time for eating too much, visiting in-laws and more wrapping paper than you know what to do with, but it's also one of the best times of the year to watch some great films and TV shows.The broadcasters in the UK will have their own Christmas... >>

Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started with it

Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started with it

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Google's Chromecast might seem complicated to figure out and set up but that isn't the case. The whole purpose of Google's HDMI dongle is that it's easy; easier for you to take a YouTube video on your phone, or a Netflix stream on your tablet, or a web... >>

Watch The Grand Tour for free over Christmas, here's how

Watch The Grand Tour for free over Christmas, here's how

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Amazon has made the first episode of The Grand Tour available to watch for free over the Christmas period.All Amazon customers in the UK, not just those with Prime membership, can now watch "The Holy Trinity", the one hour 11 minute debut of the new show... >>

Your 2016 Samsung 4K TV can now play YouTube HDR videos

Your 2016 Samsung 4K TV can now play YouTube HDR videos

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Samsung has just announced it will be updating the YouTube app on all of its 2016 Quantum Dot and 4K Ultra HD TVs so that they will support HDR content. What is HDR, what TVs support HDR and what HDR content can I watch? The update will automatically... >>

You now have another way to play Minecraft - on the Apple TV

You now have another way to play Minecraft - on the Apple TV

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Minecraft is available everywhere - every platform, every device - including the latest Apple TV set-top box.The Apple TV edition of Minecraft has just launched. It doesn't come with multiplayer Minecraft Realms or Xbox Live support, but those features... >>

How to get the BBC iPlayer 4K Ultra HD Planet Earth 2 trial on your TV

How to get the BBC iPlayer 4K Ultra HD Planet Earth 2 trial on your TV

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The BBC has started its first ever consumer trial of 4K content, offering a four-minute clip of Planet Earth 2 in Ultra HD through its free streaming platform, BBC iPlayer.What's more, it also uses Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) picture tech, a form of HDR, to... >>

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?

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Google Chromecast is a device you can use to send things from your small screen phone to your big screen TV.It's super easy to figure out, set up, and use. With it, you can send a YouTube video on your phone to a TV, or you can send a website on your... >>

Amazon Fire TV gets swanky new user interface: Here's what your box does now

Amazon Fire TV gets swanky new user interface: Here's what your box does now

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Amazon has rolled out a new user interface for its 4K Fire TV set-top-box and will introduce the new design to the Fire TV Stick and first-generation Fire TV early in the new year.The new UI comes with a cleaner, fresher look that makes it more simple... >>

Here's how to control Netflix using Google Home

Here's how to control Netflix using Google Home

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Now you can ask Google Home to pause House of Cards on your TV.Google Home could easily beat Amazon Echo - if it offered more integrations and skills. The addition of Netflix support is a major step in the right direction. Google's voice-activated speaker... >>

Win some amazing tech prizes in time for Christmas!

Win some amazing tech prizes in time for Christmas!

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'Tis the season to be jolly, and at Pocket-lint we're feeling very jovial indeed. We've asked around some of our industry friends to round up some seriously great prizes for you to win in the run up to Christmas. They're not just any prizes either, as... >>

Win Sky Q with Ultra HD, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports free for a year

Win Sky Q with Ultra HD, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports free for a year

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Pocket-lint and Sky has teamed up together to give you the chance to win a Sky Q system with Ultra HD, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports free for a year. Yes, that's right, the award winning Sky Q free for a year.With Sky Q you can watch all your recordings anywhere... >>

Google Chromecast Ultra review: 4K casting is perfect... yet pointless
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Google Chromecast Ultra review: 4K casting is perfect... yet pointless

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Casting, Google Cast or Chromecast represents one of the greatest steps in recent consumer technology. The ability to fling content from a phone or mobile device to a big-screen TV and control it from the palm of your hand is simple, but great.For us... >>

BBC and ITV launch BritBox video streaming service in the US

BBC and ITV launch BritBox video streaming service in the US

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The BBC said toward the end of 2015 that it would launch a video streaming service exclusively for the US. Today, the BBC has confirmed the service will launch in early 2017, but in collaboration with ITV as well.The two broadcasters have been developing... >>

You could win this amazing Star Wars autograph book, with 150 genuine cast signatures

You could win this amazing Star Wars autograph book, with 150 genuine cast signatures

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A custom-designed book containing Star Wars concept art and the autographs of the film franchise's biggest stars is going to be auctioned off to raise money for national disability charity, Sense.It could be described as the ultimate piece of memorabilia... >>

My5 On Demand streaming makes its way to Google Chromecast

My5 On Demand streaming makes its way to Google Chromecast

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Channel 5 and Google have announced that My5 is to be the latest on demand video streaming app to make its way to Google's Chromecast streaming dongle. With the new addition, Chromecast users will be able to stream programmes and box sets from across... >>

Watch first run cinema releases on Apple TV? Steve Jobs predicted it six years ago

Watch first run cinema releases on Apple TV? Steve Jobs predicted it six years ago

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Last week, Apple was reported to be in talks with major movie studios to bring first run cinema releases to iTunes, to be rented and watched in the home and on its mobile devices.Bloomberg claimed that 21st Century Fox, Warner Bros and Universal Pictures... >>

The Grand Tour more popular than Game of Thrones, to pirates at least

The Grand Tour more popular than Game of Thrones, to pirates at least

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Amazon's The Grand Tour is reported the most illegally downloaded TV show of all time, beating Game of Thrones to the unwanted pinnacle of the piracy charts.Data analyst Muso told the Daily Mail that the first episode alone had been illegally downloaded... >>

What is Apple single sign-on and how does it work?

What is Apple single sign-on and how does it work?

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Apple has finally launched its long-awaited "single sign-on" feature.But there are a few things you need to know about it before you can jump right in. For instance, it's only available in one country right now, and it only works with a handful of cable... >>

Sky agrees to sell business to Fox for £18.5bn

Sky agrees to sell business to Fox for £18.5bn

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Twenty-First Century Fox has been in talks to buy Sky before but it seems there is a breakthrough in the acquisition of the satellite broadcaster and entertainment company.After a new approach by the movie studio and media firm, and subsequent negotiations,... >>

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you?

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you?

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The rise of streaming services has continued at a swift pace over the last year, with many platforms available offering multiple kinds of entertainment for all manner of different tastes.However, there are two that remain the most talked about: Netflix... >>

Here's how to create Hulu profiles, including ones for kids

Here's how to create Hulu profiles, including ones for kids

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Taking a page from Netflix's playbook, Hulu is finally letting its users create multiple profiles.Each Hulu account can maintain up to six individual profiles that will serve up tailored recommendations and remember viewing history. Every profile also... >>

ITV will soon ditch the ads on ITV Hub, as long as you pay £3.99 a month

ITV will soon ditch the ads on ITV Hub, as long as you pay £3.99 a month

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One of the biggest bugbears we have about the ITV Hub is the proliferation of adverts that play before each catch-up show. Yes, the channel needs to make money somehow and is a commercial enterprise, but there's so many of them you can be forgiven for... >>

What is Hybrid Log Gamma and why should you care?

What is Hybrid Log Gamma and why should you care?

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The TV world has been on the receiving end of several new buzzwords in the last few years. First there was 4K, which we now know plenty about as it's pretty much everywhere. We finally have some proper 4K sources to deliver content, in the form of Netflix... >>

BBC iPlayer gets Ultra HD, Planet Earth II trial in 4K HLG

BBC iPlayer gets Ultra HD, Planet Earth II trial in 4K HLG

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The BBC is streaming a clip in Ultra HD and HDR on BBC iPlayer, allowing you to watch a small section of Planet Earth II in the highest quality ever.The four-minute clip is a test. It'll only be available on a "small selection of the latest TVs", enabling the... >>

These were the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016

These were the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016

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Now that 2016 is coming to an end, Google has released its annual list of the top-trending YouTube videos for the year.Google defined "top-trending" based on stats like time spent watching, sharing, commenting, liking, and so on. Collectively, these 10... >>

Virgin TV TellyTablet preview: Virgin Media’s 14-incher more telly than tablet

Virgin TV TellyTablet preview: Virgin Media’s 14-incher more telly than tablet

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Although the Virgin TV V6 box was far from a surprise when it was announced in London in November, not least because the company itself had tweeted teasers, a partnering 14-inch tablet device most definitely caught us off guard. Virgin Media has never... >>

New Nvidia Shield Android TV box and controller expected for CES 2017

New Nvidia Shield Android TV box and controller expected for CES 2017

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Nvidia's Shield Android TV box has been around for more than a year but is still the flagbearer for Android set-top-boxes. It was the first media streamer to offer Netflix in 4K and with HDR, and its Tegra X1 processor and 3GB of RAM ensured that it zipped through... >>

Sony is getting in on the OLED TV action with two new models

Sony is getting in on the OLED TV action with two new models

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OLED TVs represent some of the best in the business. LG is the only real champion of the screen technology right now, with Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and Philips sticking with LCD LED. But that's all set to change next year as it's been confirmed Sony will... >>

You now have another way to watch 4K content: Google Play

You now have another way to watch 4K content: Google Play

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One week after Hulu joined the ranks of Amazon and Netflix by streaming content in Ultra HD, Google Play has begun making the same move.Google first made movies available on Android devices in the US five years ago, and at the time, you could only rent... >>

Netflix finally adds video previews to help you decide what to watch

Netflix finally adds video previews to help you decide what to watch

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We've all been there: it's 8 pm on a Monday night, and you're scrolling through Netflix looking for something to watch, only you can't decide.But have you ever looked at the art displayed for shows and movies and wondered why Netflix couldn't just give... >>

Win a Probox2 Air TV box with Remote+

Win a Probox2 Air TV box with Remote+

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The Probox2 Air is one of the best Android 6.0-powered TV boxes it’s designed to let you run Android apps such as Netflix, Google Chrome or XBMC on a TV.Amazon sells the Probox2 Air for GBP84.99 bundled with a wireless remote control called the Remote+... >>

Hulu now offers 4K, starting with original shows and 20 Bond films

Hulu now offers 4K, starting with original shows and 20 Bond films

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Hulu has begun offering 4K streams for Xbox One S and PlayStation Pro owners.The US-based streaming services has announced that starting 2 December anyone with the latest generation, 4K-capable Xbox and PS systems can stream a selection of shows and movies... >>

10 best TV shows to catch on Freeview Play this Christmas

10 best TV shows to catch on Freeview Play this Christmas

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It's almost Christmas and that means there's a stack of amazing TV shows coming up on the old gogglebox.All of the major channels will be hosting specials and festive fun, with some major returns and debuts along the way. There's also one or two old faves... >>

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

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Launched in October last year, the Freeview Play service has gathered momentum of late. Many more supported devices are now available and the free catch-up technology from the UK's major digital television provider is proving an excellent alternative... >>

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

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There's a revolution happening in TV catch-up. Paid TV services have long offered on demand services, as have individual applications for a multitude of broadcasters, but now there's a subscription free alternative to catching up on television shows you've... >>