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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

Amazon Fire TV Cube specs, news and release date: Set-top-box and Echo hybrid coming soon

Amazon Fire TV Cube specs, news and release date: Set-top-box and Echo hybrid coming soon

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has confirmed the existence of a new Fire TV device it calls the Fire TV Cube.Here's everything we know so far about the new device, which is a set-top box that also features Amazon Echo functionality built-in A splash page on Amazon.com simply... 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

How to watch the Champions League and Europa League finals for free

How to watch the Champions League and Europa 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. BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic... 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.With Sky News showing the Royal Wedding on Saturday in Ultra HD the company is helping you celebrate by slashing the price of a 43-inch 4K HDR LG TV by half.You can nab yourself... 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

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

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

Rakuten announces day-and-date movie releases with Rakuten Cinema

Rakuten announces day-and-date movie releases with Rakuten Cinema

By Max Langridge

It's something that many movie fans have longed for - and something Napster founder Sean Parker proposed in 2016 - but Rakuten will finally introduce day-and-date cinema releases later this year in Europe. The Japanese retail giant has announced Rakuten... Read more

What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money?

What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money?

By Rik Henderson

Amazon Prime launched in 2007 in the UK and two-years earlier in the US. It's now available in multiple countries around the world and millions of members have signed up to receive a swathe of benefits. Not least early access to bargains during Black... Read more

BBC iPlayer broadcasts live sport in 4K HDR ahead of World Cup 2018

BBC iPlayer broadcasts live sport in 4K HDR ahead of World Cup 2018

By Rik Henderson

Over the weekend, the BBC successfully broadcast a live sporting event in 4K HDR in order to trial the feasibility of doing so for the Russia World Cup and/or beyond.It streamed the Rugby League match between York City Knights and Catalans Dragons in... Read more

Netflix may soon move from small screen to big screen cinema so it can compete for awards

Netflix may soon move from small screen to big screen cinema so it can compete for awards

By Max Langridge

Netflix may soon be eyeing up a move from the small screen in your front room to the big screen of cinema, according to sources speaking to the Los Angeles Times. How to watch Netflix on TV: Your complete guide The sources reveal that the video streaming... Read more

Amazon continues its push into TV, scores exclusive rights to US Open tennis

Amazon continues its push into TV, scores exclusive rights to US Open tennis

By Max Langridge

Following the news last year that Amazon has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast the ATP World Tour tennis through Amazon Prime, the retail giant has now announced it has done the same with the US Open tennis championship. Amazon serves up exclusive... Read more

Samsung Q9FN TV review: The big, bright, back-lit QLED boss
5.0 stars

Samsung Q9FN TV review: The big, bright, back-lit QLED boss

By John Archer

Looking back at Samsung's debut QLED tellies from last year, it's hard not to think that they came out a year too soon. They were eye-wateringly expensive, and their use of only edge-based LED lighting ultimately seemed to sell the potential of Samsung's... Read more

Amazon Fire TV Edition smart televisions with Alexa coming to Best Buy later this year

Amazon Fire TV Edition smart televisions with Alexa coming to Best Buy later this year

By Rik Henderson

Televisions with Amazon's Fire TV platform built-in have been around for the last year but not on the scale expected for the coming months in 2018.That's because the company has signed a deal with Best Buy to sell Fire TV Edition sets in US and Canadian... Read more

21 best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays available to buy now

21 best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays available to buy now

By Rik Henderson

After a slow start, 4K Blu-rays are now being released at a fast and frantic pace. Almost every major studio is now embracing the format and, should you own a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player or Xbox One S or X, you can treat yourself to the very best pictures... Read more

How to watch the 2018 Grand National on TV and for free online through a VPN

How to watch the 2018 Grand National on TV and for free online through a VPN

By Rik Henderson

The 2018 Grand National takes place at Aintree at 5.15pm BST this Saturday, 14 April. It's the biggest British jump race of the year and often draws bets from people who wouldn't dream of taking a punt on a horse race at any other time.There's a magical... Read more

ESPN+: How does it work, what does it offer, and how much is it?

ESPN+: How does it work, what does it offer, and how much is it?

By Elyse Betters

ESPN+ is finally here.Disney's latest product is a direct-to-consumer subscription video service for all you MLB and NHL sports fans. There’s no separate app to install on your device; it's all within the redesigned ESPN app that's now available. Here's... Read more

Apple TV 4K review: A long-awaited boost to the premium streamer
5.0 stars

Apple TV 4K review: A long-awaited boost to the premium streamer

By Stuart Miles

A lot can happen in a couple of years. Whole industries can shift, evolve, or even die.Since the last Apple TV launch - which was all about games - we've seen an increasing transition to 4K and high dynamic range (HDR) content. The Apple TV 4K jumps... Read more

Will Google launch this Android TV dongle and Assistant remote in May?

Will Google launch this Android TV dongle and Assistant remote in May?

By Elyse Betters

Google might launch an Android TV player that you can control by voice.When Google shut down Google TV a few years ago, it replaced the platform with something completely different: Android TV. It is easy to operate, can be controlled via voice, and has... Read more

Sony reveals three new 4K HDR TV series to flesh out its 2018 Bravia line-up

Sony reveals three new 4K HDR TV series to flesh out its 2018 Bravia line-up

By Dan Grabham

Fresh from announcing its high-end 2018 TVs at CES 2018, Sony has now fleshed out some more of the 2018 Bravia range with the XF83, XF70 and XF75 sets.Slotting in alongside the XF90, XF85 and XF80, the new XF83 features the 4K HDR Processor X1, the same... Read more

Sky News may end up being sold to Disney separately from the rest of Sky

Sky News may end up being sold to Disney separately from the rest of Sky

By Dan Grabham

Sky News could end up being sold to Disney before the rest of Sky.You might recall that Twenty-First Century Fox wants to buy the whole of Sky in an £11.7 billion takeover but also that Fox itself has decided to sell almost its entire TV broadcasting... Read more

How to live stream Joshua vs Parker: How to watch the big fight live on Sky and more

How to live stream Joshua vs Parker: How to watch the big fight live on Sky and more

By Max Langridge

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker face off for the first time tonight in the first major boxing match of 2018.Current IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua is set to face WBO world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, from New... Read more

Google Chromecast tips and tricks: 15 ways to enhance your streaming experience

Google Chromecast tips and tricks: 15 ways to enhance your streaming experience

By Elyse Betters

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. Chromecast 2 review: Make any TV smart, effortlessly Google... Read more

Denon announces Heos HomeCinema HS2 soundbar with 4K video and hi-res audio support

Denon announces Heos HomeCinema HS2 soundbar with 4K video and hi-res audio support

By Max Langridge

Denon has announced the new and improved version of its Heos HomeCinema soundbar and wireless subwoofer package. Joining the rest of the Heos HS2 family, the latest soundbar has received a number of upgrades over its predecessor to make it the ideal solution... 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

Apple is investing $1 billion in original programming, will begin streaming next March

Apple is investing $1 billion in original programming, will begin streaming next March

By Max Langridge

Apple has been said to be investing heavily in original programming for some time now, but we haven't seen much in the way of content appearing on the company's Apple Music streaming service. Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why?... Read more

LG 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: W8, G8, E8, C8, B8, SK9500 and more compared

LG 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: W8, G8, E8, C8, B8, SK9500 and more compared

By Mike Lowe

After releasing some of the most astounding tellies in 2017, LG has refined its processing prowess by introducing the Alpha 9 (a9) processor to its updated 2018 OLED TV line.All the company's tellies feature 4K Ultra HD pixel resolution and support major... Read more

Samsung's 3D Cinema LED screen gets its world debut in Switzerland

Samsung's 3D Cinema LED screen gets its world debut in Switzerland

By Max Langridge

Samsung has installed the world's first 3D Cinema LED screen at the Arena Sihlcity cinema complex in Zurich, Switzerland. Samsung has already installed 2D versions of the Cinema LED screen in movie theatres in Seoul, Shanghai and South Korea, but the... Read more