The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of November for the 13th year. There are 14 categories spanning smartphones, tablets and laptops to games, cars and home entertainment devices, with each nomination being something we have seen and reviewed in full over the last 12 months.

Every year in the run up to the awards, we publish a series of features that look at the nominees within each category in a little more detail. We want you to know why they have been shortlisted and what we think is great about each of them to help you decide which ones you think should walk away as the overall winners.

If you head to our Awards hub you will find the nominees for Best Game, Best Camera, Best Phone, Best Tablet / 2-in-1 and Best Laptop, but if you stay here, you'll find the nominees for the Best Home Entertainment Device or Service this year.

As with all the categories, there are some great contenders in home entertainment from the Amazon Video and Netflix services to the Xbox One S, but which one will get your vote?

Voting in the 13th annual EE Pocket-lint Awards is now open so you can let us know which one of these great devices you think should win the Best Home Entertainment Device or Service award for this year and give us your verdict on all the other tech across the 13 select categories.

Winners will be announced at the exclusive event in London on 23 November in association with EE. For now, keep an eye on the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016 hub for all the latest on how the voting works, who the elite judges are and the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards shortlist.

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While Amazon Prime might seem like an expensive option to get free next day delivery, it has evolved into so much more. For us, not only is it the express route to delivery for everything, but it delivers a first class entertainment service that not only has premium exclusive programming, but also brings cutting-edge Ultra HD quality to that massive new TV in the front room. 

Choosing to subscribe to Netflix is easy: it's a small monthly cost. Choosing to subscribe to Amazon Prime is a bigger hit, but arguably it is better value for money, because you get so much more than just movies and TV.

FULL REVIEW Amazon Video review: Hitting the Prime time

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Netflix has made itself an entertainment essential, providing access from all quarters, along with easy navigation and great features like multiple accounts and syncing - so it's easy to pause and resume no matter the device you're using - as well as series autoplay for ultimate binge watching comfort.

The best Netflix offering is through those 4K-capable apps, on the Xbox One S, YouView 4K box or through native smart TV apps (where applicable). This is where Netflix really cements itself: it provides you with rich ultra-high definition 4K content in glorious HDR, meaning you can really get the best from your TV.

FULL REVIEW Netflix review: The leading light in home entertainment

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Ultra HD Blu-ray is the next big thing in home cinema. It combines the pin-sharp picture benefits of 4K with the stability of a physical disc. And Panasonic's DMP-UB900 could just be the best player on the market.

It delivers high quality audio and stunning visuals, has a number of video streaming apps and is incredibly well-built. 

FULL REVIEW Panasonic DMP-UB900 review: Ultra-HD Blu-ray master class

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Samsung's UBD-K8500 is one of the most affordable ways to get Ultra HD Blu-ray into your home. But does it sacrifice performance compared to its more expensive Panasonic rival?

Not really, no. It serves up a tremendously sharp and detailed picture and the addition of HDR is a welcome one. It doesn't have quite the same number of connections as the Panasonic, but for the price, we're not complaining.

FULL REVIEW Samsung UBD-K8500 review: Beautiful Ultra HD Blu-ray

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Sky Q is more than just a name change for Sky's broadcasting service. It's an entirely new platform that allows you to watch different programmes in different rooms and even supports 4K.

With all the content and ability to watch recordings on the go, Sky Q has all the potential of being the best TV service we've ever had.

FULL REVIEW Sky Q review: The future of multi-room television?

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The Xbox One S has become the best console on the market on the build up to Christmas 2016. It is a bone fide, all-in-one media machine, and we feel that is its attractive selling point.

The Xbox One S is the best console on the market bar none. It is also one of the best 4K Ultra HD media players, and that should be more than enough for most.

FULL REVIEW Xbox One S review: Best console and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player out there

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