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BT TV gives you HD UKTV content for Dave, Gold, W and more for first time
BT TV gives you HD UKTV content for Dave, Gold, W and more for first time By Rik Henderson

BT has extended its partnership with UKTV, the provider of numerous television channels, including Dave, Gold, W and Alibi.Like Virgin Media, it has signed a new long-term agreement to ensure all of UKTV's channels will remain on the BT TV platform for... Read more

BT TV App Extra introduces offline and Smart TV viewing for catch-up content and more
BT TV App Extra introduces offline and Smart TV viewing for catch-up content and more By Rik Henderson

BT has announced a couple of changes to its BT TV app that add offline viewing, purchases and an additional subscription service to expand your BT TV experience beyond the box in your living room.Firstly, BT TV customers can now buy or rent a show or... Read more

BT TV adds Amazon Prime Video; Now TV still to come
BT TV adds Amazon Prime Video; Now TV still to come By Max Langridge

BT has announced that Amazon Prime Video is now available as an on-demand service through its set-top box, keeping to its promise made earlier this year.  What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money? Now TV vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is... 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

BT will be first to launch UK 5G in 2019
BT will be first to launch UK 5G in 2019 By Chris Hall

BT has made a huge swathe of announcements about the future of its converged networks covering BT, EE and Plusnet. Within the announcements (which basically outline plans to use the best bits of each different service), is confirmation that BT will be... Read more

BT Mobile enables Wi-Fi Calling and 4G calling on its network
BT Mobile enables Wi-Fi Calling and 4G calling on its network By Dan Grabham

BT has switched on Wi-Fi Calling and 4G calling for its customers as it ramps up its network features.The bad news it’s only available on selected plans and phones so you’ll need to check that it is supported on yours.There’s no need to register... Read more

BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic and more
BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic and more By Rik Henderson

One of the biggest quibbles many BT TV customers have had for years is that they couldn't subscribe to the main Sky Sports channels. There is a Sky Sports Main Event channel for some live action, including the occasional Premier League match, F1 coverage... Read more

BT Whole Home Wi-Fi review: Changing Wi-Fi for the better
4.5 stars BT Whole Home Wi-Fi review: Changing Wi-Fi for the better By Chris Hall

There's been a step change in handling Wi-Fi recently. Having attempted to deal with Wi-Fi problems from the router, and with various third-party extenders to spread that into places that Wi-Fi otherwise doesn't reach, the rise of the mesh network solution... Read more

BT Ultra HD YouView review: 4K entertainment, but in limited supply
4.0 stars BT Ultra HD YouView review: 4K entertainment, but in limited supply By Chris Hall

BT was the first television provider in the UK to take a step into the future of entertainment, launching its own Ultra HD 4K service. It started, appropriately, with BT Sport Ultra HD, before expanding into other 4K content from streaming providers,... Read more

BT Sport wins Champions League TV rights again, no free-to-air TV coverage at all
BT Sport wins Champions League TV rights again, no free-to-air TV coverage at all By Rik Henderson

BT has once again secured UK TV broadcasting rights for all Champions League and Europa League football matches, beating Sky in a bidding war. It has also ensured that the rights this time are exclusive to the paid TV service, so there will be no free-to-air... Read more

BT launches Whole Home Wi-Fi to eliminate dead spots
BT launches Whole Home Wi-Fi to eliminate dead spots By Max Langridge

BT has come up with a new Wi-Fi router system, the first of its kind in the UK, which promises to effectively eliminate "dead spots". The system comprises three compact, 165mm discs, each with four built-in antenna which extend the Wi-Fi signal around... Read more

BT TV is getting a new look, more content and virtual reality in 2017
BT TV is getting a new look, more content and virtual reality in 2017 By Max Langridge

BT has announced plans to update its TV service during 2017 and there's a lot that's set to change. The biggest change will be the look of the interface and the speed at which it works. It's because BT TV runs on the YouView platform, which also announced... Read more

BT launches Dolby Atmos sound with 4K TV packages, get the stadium experience at home
BT launches Dolby Atmos sound with 4K TV packages, get the stadium experience at home By Max Langridge

BT has upped its TV credentials and taken the fight to Sky Q with the announcement that Dolby Atmos will be supported with select sports shown in Ultra HD from next year. BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box Dolby Atmos:... Read more

BT Family SIM plan for up to 5 family members could save you cash
BT Family SIM plan for up to 5 family members could save you cash By Max Langridge

BT has launched a new Family SIM plan that lets you and up to four other family members each have a SIM card for smartphones and tablets, with individual monthly allowances, all while saving money.BT says the plan can save families up to £372 a year... Read more

BT Smart Hub: BT's new Hub is faster, smarter and ready for the future
BT Smart Hub: BT's new Hub is faster, smarter and ready for the future By Chris Hall

BT has announced its latest router, called the BT Smart Hub, and claims it has the most powerful Wi-Fi signal of all its broadband rivals, to ensure a connection that's even faster and more stable.Although it doesn't officially carry a Home Hub name with... Read more

How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free
How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free By Rik Henderson

It's coming to the end of the domestic football season and there's not many prizes left to dole out.Liverpool sadly lost against Sevilla in the final of the Europa League and Manchester United will be taking on Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final this... Read more

BT Infinity 1 offers 52Mbps fibre broadband from just £10 a month
BT Infinity 1 offers 52Mbps fibre broadband from just £10 a month By Rik Henderson

BT has introduced a new entry level fibre broadband package, BT Infinity 1. It offers speeds of up to 52Mbps as standard for as little as £10 a month.In addition to the internet connection, customers also received access to the provider's sports channels,... Read more

BT's £12.5 billion EE buyout finally approved and will go ahead soon
BT's £12.5 billion EE buyout finally approved and will go ahead soon By Rik Henderson

BT's last hurdle for buying EE in a staggering £12.5 billion deal has now been overcome. The Competition and Markets Authority has given clearance to the buyout, allowing it to go ahead.It said that the deal was unlikely to harm competition as BT was... Read more

BT hopes to offer 500Mbps broadband to most UK homes, starts trial soon
BT hopes to offer 500Mbps broadband to most UK homes, starts trial soon By Rik Henderson

BT begins the first large-scale trials of its G.fast broadband technology in August, which is the first step, it says, to introducing up to 500Mbps ultrafast speeds across the UK in future.It will start to roll out the new technology in the country from... Read more

Fear the Walking Dead confirmed for UK, thanks to BT
Fear the Walking Dead confirmed for UK, thanks to BT By Stuart Miles

BT, not content with taking on Sky on the sports front, is now starting to take on the broadcaster on the TV shows front too.The telecoms giant, who has strong ambitions to dominate the TV market in the UK, has confirmed that it has partnered with US... Read more

BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box
BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box By Chris Hall

BT Sport has confirmed that it will be bringing 4K sport to your TV in August 2015.Alongside a number of announcements, BT confirmed that a new channel, appropriately called BT Sport Ultra HD will be launching in August. At the same time, it's confirmed... Read more

BT Mobile 4G SIM-only prices confirmed, positions it nicely before EE buyout
BT Mobile 4G SIM-only prices confirmed, positions it nicely before EE buyout By Rik Henderson

BT has launched its first mobile network offering for many a year with BT Mobile and BT Broadband customers get huge discounts on the company's new SIM-only 4G deals.This comes ahead of a £12.5 billion deal to buy national network EE, which was agreed... Read more

BT Smart Home Cam 100 review: The all-seeing eye
3.5 stars BT Smart Home Cam 100 review: The all-seeing eye By Britta O'Boyle

Smarthome cameras, such as the BT Smart Home Cam 100, are becoming increasingly popular. Not just because they allow you to see what your pets get up to when you walk out the door, but they also offer peace of mind for much less money than a 24-hour... Read more

BT Sport Extra red button service now available on BT, Sky and Virgin Media, offers more live footy
BT Sport Extra red button service now available on BT, Sky and Virgin Media, offers more live footy By Rik Henderson

BT Sport has introduced a red button service to offer even more live football than its existing channels can handle.As part of its battle with Sky, which launched Sky Sports 5 HD last month to show continental football, BT Sport has lined up a large selection... Read more

BT Extra Box service launches for multi-room YouView viewing
BT Extra Box service launches for multi-room YouView viewing By Luke Edwards

BT now offers its Extra Box option for users who would like to have their channel subscriptions in more than one room.The additional YouView+ box will work with all the same subscription channels and bolt-ons as the main box in the house. The second box... Read more

BT YouView+ Humax DTR-T2100 review
4.5 stars BT YouView+ Humax DTR-T2100 review By Chris Hall

YouView isn't standing still and the YouView hardware supplied by BT isn't either. The Freeview PVR and catch-up TV service set-top box needs to keep evolving in the face of both Sky's and Virgin's formidable - albeit expensive - services, and that's... Read more

BT Sport will be second broadcaster available through Chromecast in UK
BT Sport will be second broadcaster available through Chromecast in UK By Elyse Betters

BT Sport plans to add support for Chromecast, making it the second UK broadcaster available through Google's HDMI dongle.John Petter, consumer division head at BT, announced via The Financial Times that BT Sport is coming to Chromecast, though only BT... Read more

BT YouView+ box gets downsized, now fanless
BT YouView+ box gets downsized, now fanless By Chris Hall

BT has launched a new BT YouView+ set-top box that has been substantially downsized as redesigned over the previous iteration.When we first saw BT's YouView box in October 2012 we were told there would be other boxes coming in the future, but that BT... Read more

BT, TalkTalk and Sky porn filters also found to block legitimate sex education sites
BT, TalkTalk and Sky porn filters also found to block legitimate sex education sites By Ian Morris

After months of debate, internet service providers have started to engage filters to protect children from porn at the behest of the UK government.For new BT customers, TalkTalk customers and Sky subscribers these filters will be automatically switched... Read more

BT's default filter settings will block porn for new internet customers
BT's default filter settings will block porn for new internet customers By Rik Henderson

New customers to BT's internet services will have adult content filtering turned on by default, meaning they won't be able to connect to any site focusing on adult themes unless they purposely decide against implementing Parental Controls when they first... Read more

BT Home Hub 5 hands-on: Making BT Infinity even better
BT Home Hub 5 hands-on: Making BT Infinity even better By Chris Hall

It was only a few months ago that we were telling you that BT had launched the Home Hub 4, with a sleek new design and a bump in specs. At the time we reported that there was another model - Home Hub 5 - waiting in the wings.BT Home Hub 5 is now available... Read more

Win: A £1,000 entertainment package courtesy of BT
Win: A £1,000 entertainment package courtesy of BT By Pocket-lint Promotion

To celebrate BT's new range of products designed to make it easier to connect your gadgets to the internet, Pocket-lint has teamed up with the service provider to give away a full entertainment package. And it's an awesome one.The package will include... Read more

Curzon Home Cinema paid-for film service now available to BT TV customers
Curzon Home Cinema paid-for film service now available to BT TV customers By Rik Henderson

Cinema chain Curzon has signed a deal with BT to offer its film streaming service through BT's YouView TV boxes.Curzon Home Cinema provides the opportunity to pay to watch independent and world cinema movies the same day as their cinematic release. It... Read more

BT Sport lands on Virgin Media, free for XL subscribers, £15 for other packages
BT Sport lands on Virgin Media, free for XL subscribers, £15 for other packages By Chris Hall

Virgin Media has announced that BT Sport is now available on its subscription television service. The new service from BT launched this month as a free offering for BT broadband subscribers, bringing a wide range of sporting content across three channels,... Read more

App of the day: BT Sport review (Android)
App of the day: BT Sport review (Android) By Chris Hall

Sport is very much the modern battlefield, both on the field of play and when it comes to selling you entertainment, with exclusive rights, packages and everything else, on offer.The newest kid on the block, looking to shake things up and rival the likes... Read more

BT HomeHub 4 hands-on: Bringing dual-band home
BT HomeHub 4 hands-on: Bringing dual-band home By Chris Hall

One of the key points BT is pushing with its new HomeHub 4 router is the slim design. Not only is it designed to be less obtrusive in your home, but the packaging has also been created to make delivery easy, so it can be posted through your front door.... Read more

BT Sport challenges Sky Sports' dominance with huge studio, ground-breaking tech and social media integration
BT Sport challenges Sky Sports' dominance with huge studio, ground-breaking tech and social media integration By Rik Henderson

BT Sport will officially kick-off on 1 August in the UK and the service has revealed how it will be taking on Sky Sports in the battle for fans' undying attention. Not only does it have a groundbreaking studio set-up, much of its strategy involves the... Read more

BT HomeHub 5: Wi-Fi ac support, Gigabit Ethernet, the partner for your 300mbps Infinity broadband
BT HomeHub 5: Wi-Fi ac support, Gigabit Ethernet, the partner for your 300mbps Infinity broadband By Chris Hall

BT will be launching the BT HomeHub 5 later in 2013, following hot on the heels of the HomeHub 4. The BT HomeHub 5 will bring with it support for the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi protocol, as well as including Gigabit Ethernet connections to give you faster... Read more

BT responds to Sky Sports' free for a day promotion: BT Sport is free every day
BT responds to Sky Sports' free for a day promotion: BT Sport is free every day By Rik Henderson

Sky fired the first salvo in what is going to be an interesting battle with BT to capture the attention of sports and specifically football fans by making Sky Sports 1 free on the first day of the new Premier League season, Saturday 17 August. However,... Read more

BT Vision subscribers to lose Sky Sports if they don't take Infinity broadband
BT Vision subscribers to lose Sky Sports if they don't take Infinity broadband By Rik Henderson

Many BT Vision subscribers are angry that they will lose access to Sky Sports when the communications and broadcaster launches its own BT Sport channels from 1 August. Because BT Sport will be filling the digital terrestrial television channel slots that... Read more

BT Home Hub 4 quietly released, brings dual-band technology, £35 upgrade price
BT Home Hub 4 quietly released, brings dual-band technology, £35 upgrade price By Chris Hall

BT has quietly released a new Home Hub router for BT Broadband or BT Infinity customers. The BT Home Hub 4 is the latest version of BT's own router, the last, the BT Home Hub 3, was released in February 2011."This is our best ever Home Hub. We're once... Read more

BT could launch its own 4G phone network
BT could launch its own 4G phone network By Hunter Skipworth

BT may be planning to start its own 4G mobile phone network. The telecoms giant recently obtained some 4G spectrum and is searching for a mobile operator to partner with and launch its own BT-branded network.“We won some excellent 4G spectrum just recently... Read more

BT allows you to block cold callers with new 'nuisance call' killing BT6500
BT allows you to block cold callers with new 'nuisance call' killing BT6500 By Rik Henderson

BT has launched a new landline phone that can block nuisance calls, such as those from PPI and gas company cold-callers.The BT6500 range allows you to block calls from international, withheld, or up to 10 specific numbers. BT says that by doing so it... Read more

BT launches BT Cloud storage service, runs risk of music industry wrath
BT launches BT Cloud storage service, runs risk of music industry wrath By Rik Henderson

BT has launched its BT Cloud online storage service for its own broadband customers, which works with apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android, giving subscribers remote access to their own files. All good so far.However, as Musically.com points... Read more

BT SmartTalk lets you make calls from your smartphone on your BT landline account
BT SmartTalk lets you make calls from your smartphone on your BT landline account By Chris Hall

BT has introduced a new service called BT SmartTalk, which it claims can save you money by offering access to your BT landline tariff for calls placed on your mobile phone. The BT SmartTalk service works through a free app to essentially give you a VoIP... Read more

Ofcom reveals new 4G spectrum bidders - O2, Vodafone, Three, EE and BT among the mix
Ofcom reveals new 4G spectrum bidders - O2, Vodafone, Three, EE and BT among the mix By Rik Henderson

UK independent communications regulator Ofcom has announced which companies have qualified to bid in the auction for the extra spectrum earmarked for 4G data.The companies that will compete in "the largest ever sale of mobile airwaves in the UK" include,... Read more

0800 numbers to be free to UK mobile users
0800 numbers to be free to UK mobile users By Rik Henderson

Charges for calling 0800 numbers on a mobile phone could soon be a thing of the past. Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK's communications industries, has outlined a proposal to make the number group, as well as 116... Read more

BT planning 300Mb broadband
BT planning 300Mb broadband By Paul Lamkin

BT has announced that it has held successful trials of “FTTP on demand” in St Agnes, Cornwall, paving the way for broadband download speeds of up to 300Mbps.Back in 2009 BT said it would use "fibre to the cabinet", or FTTC, tech at 29 exchanges across... Read more

OnLive and BT kick-off PES 2012 in the cloud
OnLive and BT kick-off PES 2012 in the cloud By Paul Lamkin

OnLive and BT are celebrating the launch of PES 2012 on the cloud-based gaming platform by offering up a whole host of prizes for fans of the football sim franchise.The latest edition of Konami's FIFA rival costs £29.99 on OnLive but anyone splashing... Read more

Heineken teams up with BT for booze-based Wi-Fi
Heineken teams up with BT for booze-based Wi-Fi By Paul Lamkin

Wi-Fi and beer. Any self respecting geek's perfect partnership. And now that partnership is all set for a boost as Heineken has teamed up with BT to get public Wi-Fi hotspots into more pubs.The deal will see 100 London pubs getting access to BT Openzone,... Read more