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How to watch the World Cup online, on TV, on mobile, in 4K and from abroad
How to watch the World Cup online, on TV, on mobile, in 4K and from abroad By Dan Grabham

England's plane has touched down, the TV studios are ready and the amount of podcasts, tweets and articles has reached fever pitch. The FIFA World Cup has officially kicked off, with hosts Russia putting in a great performance in front of their home... Read more

Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why?
Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why? By Max Langridge

Apple has been said to be investing in its original programming to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon for some time now, but we've yet to see any truly compelling TV shows or movies. The tech giant was originally said to be producing TV shows starring... Read more

BenQ TK800 True 4K HDR for Immersive Live Sports
BenQ TK800 True 4K HDR for Immersive Live Sports By Pocket-lint Promotion

So you want a bigger TV to really get into the World Cup and other live sports, but you really don’t want a big screen cluttering up the place? And anyway, how about a really big screen, 100 inches, say?There’s one way to make this happen, affordably... Read more

What is VAR and how will it be used at the World Cup?
What is VAR and how will it be used at the World Cup? By Dan Grabham

During this World Cup we'll be hearing a lot about technology and specifically about VAR, the Video Assistant Referee. It's being used for the first time at a World Cup.But how did VAR come about and how will it be used at during the World Cup in Russia? ... Read more

Dolby and Odeon announce plans for Dolby Cinema UK rollout
Dolby and Odeon announce plans for Dolby Cinema UK rollout By Max Langridge

Dolby and Odeon Cinemas have teamed up to launch the first Dolby Cinemas in the UK. There are already in excess of 100 Dolby Cinema locations around the world, but the UK was notably absent from the list, until now.  What is Dolby Cinema? Why the UK... Read more

Sky to give cricket the 4K treatment, starting with England T20 and ODI matches
Sky to give cricket the 4K treatment, starting with England T20 and ODI matches By Max Langridge

Sky is increasing the amount of sport it broadcasts in 4K by announcing that from today 13 June, cricket fans will be able to watch all of England's T20 and One Day International matches in 4K Ultra HD through Sky Q and the Sky Sports Cricket channel.... Read more

Loewe adds 65-inch model to Bild 3 TV family
Loewe adds 65-inch model to Bild 3 TV family By Max Langridge

High-end German TV manufacturer Loewe has added a 65-inch model to its Bild 3 series of entry-level TVs. When we say entry-level, we don't necessarily mean affordable for everyone, but for a premium, design-led 65-inch OLED TV with all the latest TV tech,... Read more

All 4 now supports Google Assistant voice control
All 4 now supports Google Assistant voice control By Max Langridge

Channel 4 has announced that it has become the first UK broadcaster to partner with Google, to offer the first UK on-demand service to support voice control via Google Assistant on Chromecast. Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started... Read more

Freeview Play gets £125m investment to fund major changes
Freeview Play gets £125m investment to fund major changes By Max Langridge

Freeview is due to get some serious investment from the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Arqiva, part of the Digital UK group, that will see some big changes introduced to the connected service to turn it into a hybrid platform.  What is Freeview Play, when is... Read more

What’s the best VPN for Netflix?
What’s the best VPN for Netflix? By Carrie Marshall

The internet may be global, but contracts often aren’t. That means you’ll often find a service streaming one lot of movies and TV shows to customers in one country and a different selection in another country. So what happens if you live in country... Read more

Amazon Fire TV Cube specs, release date, price and more on the set-top-box and Echo hybrid
Amazon Fire TV Cube specs, release date, price and more on the set-top-box and Echo hybrid By Rik Henderson

Amazon has officially unveiled a new Fire TV device it calls the Fire TV Cube.It is essentially a cross between a conventional 4K Fire TV and an Amazon Echo voice-enabled speaker. And it is now available to order in the US.Here is everything we know about... Read more

Fire TV Cube official: 4K HDR steaming with voice control for your TV, lights and everything else
Fire TV Cube official: 4K HDR steaming with voice control for your TV, lights and everything else By Chris Hall

Amazon has announced another twist on the Fire TV in the form of the Fire TV Cube. If you imagine the functionality of the Fire TV, combine it with an Echo Dot and add in a bit of universal remote control, you've arrived at the Fire TV Cube. Not only... Read more

Amazon wins live Premier League football TV rights from 2019, to show on Amazon Prime
Amazon wins live Premier League football TV rights from 2019, to show on Amazon Prime By Rik Henderson

Amazon has secured the rights to show 20 live Premier League football matches on its Prime Video service each season from 2019 to 2022.Alongside Sky and BT Sport, the streaming service will host games for three seasons, having won one of the two remaining... Read more

What is Dolby Atmos?
What is Dolby Atmos? By Rik Henderson

Home cinema isn't just about the picture, sound is just as important. For years we've had 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound systems, but now that's all changed thanks to the mainstream arrival of Dolby Atmos.Dolby Atmos has made a big impact since its arrival... Read more

How to get Dolby Atmos: The essential soundbars, speakers and AVRs to buy
How to get Dolby Atmos: The essential soundbars, speakers and AVRs to buy By Max Langridge

Dolby Atmos is shaking up the home entertainment world, creating a more enveloping sound stage than traditional 5.1- and 7.1-channel surround-sound systems by adding height channels.The extra height allow Atmos to be more accurate with sound placement,... Read more

Apple adds Dolby Atmos to Apple TV 4K, will upgrade your library for free
Apple adds Dolby Atmos to Apple TV 4K, will upgrade your library for free By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced that it is adding support for Dolby Atmos to its Apple TV 4K box as part of the forthcoming tvOS 12 update. What's more, your existing movies and TV shows that support Dolby Atmos will be upgraded for free.It's a similar story to when... Read more

Last 10 seasons of Doctor Who now available to watch on BBC iPlayer for free
Last 10 seasons of Doctor Who now available to watch on BBC iPlayer for free By Rik Henderson

The BBC has made all episodes in the last 10 seasons of Doctor Who available to view for free on BBC iPlayer, including 13 specials, in the build up to the new season starting this autumn.Jodie Whittaker officially takes over as the 13th Doctor this year... Read more

How to watch UK TV online
How to watch UK TV online By Carrie Marshall

The days when entire families crowded round a small TV set to watch the same programme are long gone. Today we watch TV on all kinds of devices, and we watch when and where it suits us.The younger we are the less likely we are to watch live TV on a dedicated... Read more

Panasonic UB9000 UHD Blu-ray player plugs the high-end gap left by Oppo
Panasonic UB9000 UHD Blu-ray player plugs the high-end gap left by Oppo By Chris Hall

Panasonic announced a new reference grade Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the DP-UB9000 which has a substantial chassis and a range of other technologies to ensure supreme audio and visual performance. It was announced in February and more recently we've had... Read more

BBC iPlayer to stream all BBC World Cup 2018 matches in 4K HDR
BBC iPlayer to stream all BBC World Cup 2018 matches in 4K HDR By Rik Henderson

The BBC has announced that it will host 4K HDR livestreams of all 29 of BBC One's World Cup 2018 matches on iPlayer.It will show them as part of its live 4K trials, as started with the York City Knights and Catalans Dragons rugby match in April.You will... Read more

What is Hybrid Log Gamma and why should you care?
What is Hybrid Log Gamma and why should you care? By Max Langridge

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... Read more

How to watch the Champions League finals for free
How to watch the Champions League finals for free By Max Langridge

BT has announced it will be broadcasting the upcoming UEFA Europa and Champions League football finals for free for everyone to watch via YouTube, the BT Sport website and the BT Sport App. Watch the Champions League final on YouTube Currently, only BT... Read more

Get a 43-inch 4K HDR LG TV for just £249 if you sign up to Sky Q
Get a 43-inch 4K HDR LG TV for just £249 if you sign up to Sky Q By Rik Henderson

Sky is offering an amazing deal if you sign up for a Sky Q package by 31 May.As part of its Royal Wedding celebrations, where it showed the festivities in Ultra HD, the company made the amazing step of offering a 43-inch 4K HDR LG TV for half the usual... Read more

James Bond 25 release date confirmed, Danny Boyle to direct
James Bond 25 release date confirmed, Danny Boyle to direct By Rik Henderson

Trainspotting director Danny Boyle has been confirmed as the director of the 25th James Bond movie.And as revealed on the official James Bond Twitter account, Daniel Craig will return to play 007 for the fifth time.The production will start to shoot on... Read more

Boba Fett Star Wars film in production, Logan director on board
Boba Fett Star Wars film in production, Logan director on board By Rik Henderson

Solo: A Star Wars Story has recently hit cinemas and news of yet another spin-off has emerged. Disney and Lucasfilm are reportedly starting on a one-off movie starring one of our favourite characters from the original trilogy: Boba Fett.The Hollywood... Read more

Nvidia Shield TV experience upgrade 7.0 rolls out, adds new customisable homepage and more
Nvidia Shield TV experience upgrade 7.0 rolls out, adds new customisable homepage and more By Rik Henderson

Nvidia has been updating its Nvidia Shield TV Android set-top-box ever since the launch of the first model in 2015, with new features, apps and capabilities.Now both Shield TV boxes, including the latest version released in 2017, get the Nvidia Shield... Read more

Do VPNs work with Netflix?
Do VPNs work with Netflix? By Steve Dye

A virtual private network, or VPN, can help you disguise your IP address when accessing the internet and can be a useful, legal tool. However, you might find that while protecting your online privacy, you also struggle to do some of the more fun things... Read more

French Open tennis to be shown in 4K on Sky Q and Virgin TV
French Open tennis to be shown in 4K on Sky Q and Virgin TV By Rik Henderson

Coverage of the Roland Garros tennis tournament will be shown in Ultra HD across Europe for the first time this year, with Sky Q and Virgin TV customers getting a new 4K live channel for the duration.Eurosport's 4K feed will be available on both platforms,... Read more

LG OLED C8 review: Simply stunning
5.0 stars LG OLED C8 review: Simply stunning By Steve Withers

It's hard to overstate LG's dominance in 2017, especially when it came to the higher-end of the TV market. OLED, the tech praised for its ultra-rich black levels thanks to individual pixel control, was owned by LG: if you weren't buying an LG OLED, then... Read more

Barack and Michelle Obama land a multi-year Netflix production deal
Barack and Michelle Obama land a multi-year Netflix production deal By Elyse Betters

Former US President Barack Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama are coming to Netflix.In a tweet on 21 May, Netflix formally announced a multi-year production deal with the former president and the former first lady. The agreement includes "films... Read more

Sky 4K HDR broadcasts start in Italy, UK Sky Q update imminent?
Sky 4K HDR broadcasts start in Italy, UK Sky Q update imminent? By Rik Henderson

Sky Italia has started broadcasting content in 4K HDR, leading many to believe that Sky Q in the UK will be next.Sky has promised a HDR technology upgrade for Sky Q in the recent past, using the HLG format recognised by many 4K HDR TVs, but has previously... Read more

How to Watch the Royal Wedding on TV and online in the UK and US
How to Watch the Royal Wedding on TV and online in the UK and US By Max Langridge

The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle takes place this Saturday 19 May at St. George's Chapel in Windsor and is set to be one of the biggest televised events of the year.If you're not planning on heading to Windsor to join the crowds, and... Read more

Polk's Command Bar with Alexa control is coming to the UK
Polk's Command Bar with Alexa control is coming to the UK By Max Langridge

First talked up at CES 2018 Polk Audio has now announced its Command Bar for the UK and you will be able to pick it up later in the Summer for £349 from Amazon as well as Argos and Richer Sounds. It's the first soundbar with Amazon Alexa built-in... Read more

What is YouTube Premium, how much is it, and how does it work?
What is YouTube Premium, how much is it, and how does it work? By Elyse Betters

YouTube Red is dead. Long live YouTube Premium.A couple years ago, YouTube began offering a new service called YouTube Red. It's a paid-for subscription service that essentially allowed people to watch ad-free YouTube videos, among other things. However,... Read more

BT TV to add Amazon Video and Now TV from 2019
BT TV to add Amazon Video and Now TV from 2019 By Max Langridge

BT has announced it will offer the widest range of video on-demand and catch-up services on a single set-top box within the next year.  What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money? Now TV vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you? The... Read more

Apple just made its Carpool Karaoke show free to watch via TV app
Apple just made its Carpool Karaoke show free to watch via TV app By Elyse Betters

Apple has a new TV show, called Carpool Karaoke: The Series, that you can now watch - absolutely for free.The television show is accessible via Apple's TV app, according to a new trailer the company shared on its YouTube channel. Free episodes of the... Read more

What's the best VPN for streaming?
What's the best VPN for streaming? By Hassan Mohammed

VPN services have become such essential without which today’s internet user cannot survive. While there are many reasons to opt for a streaming VPN, the main reason is the requirement of data and online identity protection. A VPN protects users from... Read more

Best movies to look forward to in 2018: Here are all the top film trailers
Best movies to look forward to in 2018: Here are all the top film trailers By Rik Henderson

With The Avengers: Infinity War going great guns in the cinema and it being only one of a fantastic array of films already having hit cinema screens this year, you can be forgiven for thinking that we've seen the best already.But that would be churlish.... Read more

4K Android TV dongle does exist, but you're unlikely to get one
4K Android TV dongle does exist, but you're unlikely to get one By Rik Henderson

During its Google I/O developers conference, Google announced a new Amazon Fire TV 4K-style device which it currently calls the ADT-2.Like the Fire TV, it is a 4K-enabled streaming dongle with TV apps, games and other Android TV features. Nice.The only... Read more

LG's 2018 TVs now support Google Assistant voice control
LG's 2018 TVs now support Google Assistant voice control By Max Langridge

LG has announced that its 2018 OLED and Super UHD TVs can now be controlled using your voice and Google Assistant.  LG ThinQ: Everything you need to know about LG's smart platform LG 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: W8, G8, E8, C8, B8, SK9500 and more compared... Read more

Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos movies on demand: Rakuten TV ramps up its offering on LG TVs
Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos movies on demand: Rakuten TV ramps up its offering on LG TVs By Chris Hall

There has been a lot of buzz around Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos recently, bringing great visual impact on one hand and boosting the immersive audio experience on the other.LG has been leading the way in technically enabling these technologies on its... Read more

The best World Cup TV deals, 4K HDR and HD TV bargains for Russia 2018
The best World Cup TV deals, 4K HDR and HD TV bargains for Russia 2018 By Rik Henderson

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will kick off in Russia on 14 June and run for just over a month, with the final taking place in Moscow on Sunday 15 July.And, with 32 teams competing, that means there will be 64 live matches shown on TV in that period - all in... Read more

Buy Samsung's artsy The Frame TV on Amazon by 12 May and save $400
Buy Samsung's artsy The Frame TV on Amazon by 12 May and save $400 By Elyse Betters

Samsung quietly reduced the price of its artsy TV, The Frame.It is a television that's designed to blend into your room and look like a piece of artwork when it's not in use, rather than being a big old black rectangle on your wall. Unfortunately, The... Read more

You can watch the Royal Wedding in 4K on Sky Q
You can watch the Royal Wedding in 4K on Sky Q By Rik Henderson

Sky has announced that it will be showing the upcoming Royal Wedding in Ultra HD for those with a Sky Q 2TB box.The Sky News presentation of the wedding between Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle will be broadcast live in 4K, from 9am on Saturday... Read more

Samsung could be set to release its first MicroLED TVs later this year
Samsung could be set to release its first MicroLED TVs later this year By Max Langridge

After debuting its new MicroLED TV technology at CES 2018, Samsung could now be on the path to release the first commercial sets before the year is out.  What is MicroLED? The TV technology to take on OLED explained The revelation comes from the company's... Read more

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?
What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it? By Chris Hall

Sky Q is Sky's number one product, offered as the de facto option for newcomers to Sky TV. Existing Sky+ users can upgrade to Sky Q at reduced rates, and the company is keen to switch all of its customers to the platform. At some point this year you won't... Read more

Sky Q now has Spotify and new user interface, other new features still to come
Sky Q now has Spotify and new user interface, other new features still to come By Rik Henderson

Spotify is now available on Sky Q boxes.You can now play Spotify music through a dedicated app on an updated Sky Q user interface. It is available in the Music section of the new menu and works with free and Spotify Premium accounts.The new, wider user... Read more

Toshiba announces 2018 4K HDR TV choices, with OLED, Dolby Vision and HLG
Toshiba announces 2018 4K HDR TV choices, with OLED, Dolby Vision and HLG By Max Langridge

Toshiba was noticeably absent from Pocket-lint.com until last year, when it mounted a comeback in Europe thanks to a partnership with Vestel, and the X97 OLED TV spearheading the charge. The Japanese TV manufacturer is ramping up its efforts for 2018,... Read more

Get a whole month of Sky Box Sets through Now TV for £3.50, including brand new Westworld
Get a whole month of Sky Box Sets through Now TV for £3.50, including brand new Westworld By Max Langridge

Now TV has discounted its Entertainment Pass and Sky Cinema Month Pass, so you can watch some of the very best TV box sets and movie releases. To use either of the passes you will either need a Now TV box, Streaming Stick or the Now TV app installed... Read more

Sony XF9005 TV review: Full backlight makes for bloomin' great brightness
4.5 stars Sony XF9005 TV review: Full backlight makes for bloomin' great brightness By John Archer

Sony struck TV gold in 2017 with its XE90. Fitting this affordable mid-range TV range with a contrast-enhancing direct LED lighting system (where the lights are placed right behind the screen) rather than the much more common edge-lighting approach made... Read more

Roku upgrades voice search, now understands more natural language
Roku upgrades voice search, now understands more natural language By Max Langridge

Roku has announced that it will be bringing its new Enhanced Voice Search feature to the 4K-enabled Streaming Stick+ and the companion Roku Mobile App from 1 May, as part of the new Roku OS 8.1 rollout. Enhanced Voice Search is already enabled in the... Read more