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What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it?

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it?

By Rik Henderson

To stay relevant in a world of television where catch-up and on demand video is king, Freeview is no longer just a digital TV platform, it also embraces connected tech and online content.It offers connected TV shows directly within its electronic programme... Read more

The best 4K Ultra HD TVs 2018: our pick of the top 4K TVs to buy today

The best 4K Ultra HD TVs 2018: our pick of the top 4K TVs to buy today

By Chris Hall

The time is now for 4K Ultra HD. This latest step in high-definition is no longer something for the rich and privileged, it's coming from all sides, making your TV viewing better than ever before. So what's the best 4K TV to buy? There's a huge amount... Read more

Sony Bravia A8F 4K HDR OLED TV initial review: A more accessible version of last year’s best TV

Sony Bravia A8F 4K HDR OLED TV initial review: A more accessible version of last year’s best TV

By Dan Grabham

Last year’s Sony A1 Series OLED TV was widely acknowledged as one of the best – if not the best – TVs launched in 2017. And that's quite impressive since the A1 was Sony's first proper consumer OLED TV. Now its epic hardware has found its way... Read more

The best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players 2018

The best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players 2018

By Chris Hall

Many will proclaim that optical media is dead and that streaming is the way ahead, but one look at the quality of the latest blockbuster movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray and you'll change your mind.With a standardised format, Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and players... Read more

Now you can watch Blue Planet II in 4K HDR even without a HLG TV

Now you can watch Blue Planet II in 4K HDR even without a HLG TV

By Rik Henderson

The BBC has released Blue Planet II on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, so those with 4K HDR TVs that aren't HLG enabled can get the very best pictures at home.A 4K HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) version of the seven episode series was released on BBC iPlayer in early December,... Read more

LG W8 OLED TV initial review: Signature set brings processor, voice-control and HDR enhancements

LG W8 OLED TV initial review: Signature set brings processor, voice-control and HDR enhancements

By Mike Lowe

The world's largest technology show, CES, has long been known as the place to unveil brand new tellies. Which is exactly what LG did at CES 2018 with its latest and greatest W8 Signature OLED.We got to see the new top-tier set behind closed doors at the... Read more

Panasonic FZ950 OLED TV initial review: A strong second coming

Panasonic FZ950 OLED TV initial review: A strong second coming

By Stuart Miles

The Panasonic FZ950, or FZ952 as it will be known in the UK, is the company's brand-new flagship OLED TV for 2018. It offers a more powerful processor, better picture quality, and enhanced sound over previous models, but is it the TV you'll want?The FZ950... Read more

Polk Audio Command Bar is the first soundbar with Alexa voice control

Polk Audio Command Bar is the first soundbar with Alexa voice control

By Max Langridge

American audio manufacturer Polk Audio has used CES 2018 to unveil the Command Bar, the very first soundbar with Amazon Alexa built-in. By combining a powerful soundbar with Alexa voice control, Polk believes the Command Bar to be the only home theatre... Read more

What is MicroLED? The TV technology to take on OLED explained

What is MicroLED? The TV technology to take on OLED explained

By Max Langridge

Just when we thought TV screen technologies had plateaued, CES 2018 introduced a new one: MicroLED. It's not a totally brand new technology, but it's now being championed by Samsung - Apple has shown an interest too - so is expected to take off in a big... Read more

Samsung's new QLED TVs may have black levels to rival OLED

Samsung's new QLED TVs may have black levels to rival OLED

By Max Langridge

We were a underwhelmed by Samsung's press conference at this year's CES. The manufacturer usually comes out all guns blazing, unveiling an entire new range of TVs for the year ahead. While we were shown "The Wall", a 146-inch MicroLED prototype TV, regular... Read more

Want a 2018 Samsung TV? You'll have to wait until March for the new line-up to be announced

Want a 2018 Samsung TV? You'll have to wait until March for the new line-up to be announced

By Chris Hall

Samsung surprised many at CES 2018 by not really announcing any new products. There was talk at the annual press conference about connectivity and a vision of a connected world, but aside from 14 new models of the Family Hub fridge, very little was said... Read more

Sony announces XF range of 4K HDR TVs, including XF90 flagship with Dolby Vision

Sony announces XF range of 4K HDR TVs, including XF90 flagship with Dolby Vision

By Max Langridge

All eyes may have been on the new A8F OLED TV at Sony's 2018 CES booth, but the Japanese tech company has yet again shown some love to the LCD screen too. Launching alongside the A8F is a new XF range of TVs, comprising three models: XF80, XF85 and the... Read more

Hisense World Cup 2018 plans include special edition TVs and 4K HDR matches via app

Hisense World Cup 2018 plans include special edition TVs and 4K HDR matches via app

By Rik Henderson

Hisense is the official TV sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and has plans for special edition TVs and an app that will broadcast matches in 4K HDR.Announced during CES 2018, there will be a Hisense U7 ULED TV, World Cup Special Edition, and Hisense... Read more

Sony UBP-X700 is the company's first 4K Blu-ray player with Dolby Vision support

Sony UBP-X700 is the company's first 4K Blu-ray player with Dolby Vision support

By Max Langridge

At CES 2017, Sony introduced the UBP-X800, its first ever 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. It certainly grabbed the headlines, but a noticeable technology was left unsupported, Dolby Vision. Fast-forward a year to CES 2018 and Sony has remedied that with the... Read more

Sony’s new A8F OLED follows up on the awesome A1

Sony’s new A8F OLED follows up on the awesome A1

By Dan Grabham

The Sony A8F is a superb new OLED TV from Sony, given its debut at CES 2018.The new AF8 series has Sony’s 4K HDR-supporting X1 Extreme processor from the A1 as well as the same acoustic surface technology, where the sound comes directly from the screen... Read more

Sony CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it

Sony CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it

By Elyse Betters

Sony will hold a press conference at CES 2018 and help kick off the world's-largest consumer electronics trade show with a 45-minute keynote address, detailing products and technologies it is developing.But it has yet to give the media a sneak peek. Sony... Read more

Samsung's 2018 TVs will let you set them up using your smartphone

Samsung's 2018 TVs will let you set them up using your smartphone

By Chris Hall

Samsung has announced its new line-up of QLED TVs during its CES 2018 event, but the most exciting thing isn't this new range of sexy TVs, it's one clever thing that Samsung has done to make using these TVs easier.That's right, it has streamlined the... Read more

What is HDR, what TVs and devices support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

What is HDR, what TVs and devices support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

By Chris Hall

The television and display industry never stands still, with manufacturers introducing new technologies every year to improve their TVs and convince you that now is the time to upgrade.Over the past few years we've seen the move from CRT to thin TVs,... Read more

Panasonic CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it

Panasonic CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it

By Elyse Betters

Panasonic will be at CES 2018 and will likely unveil new TVs.The company is holding a press conference and will help kick off the world's-largest consumer electronics trade show with a 45-minute keynote address. Unlike other major players, such as Samsung... Read more

LG's 2018 OLED TVs offer enhanced HDR, Google Assistant, Dolby Atmos and voice AI

LG's 2018 OLED TVs offer enhanced HDR, Google Assistant, Dolby Atmos and voice AI

By Chris Hall

LG has pulled the covers off its flagship OLED TVs for 2018, following very much in the lines of 2017, but this time called its TVs AI OLED, to indicate the new level of intelligence that they offer.There's a new Signature Wallpaper model, the W8 leading... Read more

LG CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it

LG CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it

By Elyse Betters

LG has a slate of new products planned for CES 2018.The company is holding a press conference and will help kick off the world's-largest consumer electronics trade show with a 45-minute keynote address. It will use that time to unveil several new devices... Read more

Nvidia 65-inch 120Hz 4K HDR Big Format Gaming Displays come with Shield Android TV built in

Nvidia 65-inch 120Hz 4K HDR Big Format Gaming Displays come with Shield Android TV built in

By Rik Henderson

Nvidia has announced that it is working with partners to release BFGDs - Big Format Gaming Displays - designed especially for PC gamers that want optimised visuals at 65-inch screen sizes.Partners include Acer, Asus and HP, and they will be releasing... Read more

You'll be able to buy an 8K Samsung QLED TV later this year

You'll be able to buy an 8K Samsung QLED TV later this year

By Rik Henderson

During CES 2018, Samsung will fully unveil an 85-inch 8K QLED TV, the Q9S, which we can't wait to when we attend the consumer electronics trade show.What's particularly special about it is, while 8K televisions have debuted at CES before, they have been... Read more

Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray player delivers Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and Alexa voice control

Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray player delivers Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and Alexa voice control

By Stuart Miles

Panasonic has launched four new ultra HD Blu-ray players ahead of CES 2018.The new models will offer a range of new features including HDR10+ playback, Dolby Vision support, and for the first time, voice control via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.At... Read more

Panasonic FZ950 and FZ800 flagship OLED TV ranges continue 'Hollywood to Home' focus

Panasonic FZ950 and FZ800 flagship OLED TV ranges continue 'Hollywood to Home' focus

By Stuart Miles

Panasonic has announced four new OLED TV models ahead of CES 2018.The new ranges, the FZ950 and FZ800, will continue the company's "Hollywood to Home" focus as Panasonic seeks to help the movie industry recreate the creative intent of the filmmaker by... 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

Amazon hoping to steal Premier League football TV rights from Sky and BT

Amazon hoping to steal Premier League football TV rights from Sky and BT

By Dan Grabham

Amazon has held talks with English football’s top-tier league as it continues its ambitious assembly of principal sports rights under the Prime banner.The TV rights auction for the 2019-22 Premier League seasons takes place next month and Amazon is... Read more

Hisense's 2018 4K smart TVs will feature Amazon Alexa capabilities

Hisense's 2018 4K smart TVs will feature Amazon Alexa capabilities

By Elyse Betters

Hisense just joined the Alexa craze.At CES 2017, we saw a tonne of companies announce that they planned to integrate Amazon's assistant into their products, and now, one year later, we're beginning to see the same trend. The world’s third-largest TV... Read more

What is HFR (High Frame Rate) and why should you care?

What is HFR (High Frame Rate) and why should you care?

By Max Langridge

High Frame Rate, or HFR, is a TV and movie practice that relates to the number of frames used per second. It's a well documented practice, but rarely do directors go above the standard 24 frames per second for their movies. That's started to change though,... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

LG 2018 TVs will be smarter and come with advanced Alpha 9 image processor

LG 2018 TVs will be smarter and come with advanced Alpha 9 image processor

By Rik Henderson

LG will unveil its 2018 range of OLED and Super UHD TVs at CES 2018 next week and has announced prior that they will be enhanced by the company's smart artificial intelligence technology, becoming part of its all-new ThinQ range.In addition, they will... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

Amazon's video streaming service has become almost a different beast 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... Read more

LG to unveil 88-inch 8K OLED display at CES 2018

LG to unveil 88-inch 8K OLED display at CES 2018

By Rik Henderson

LG will use the CES 2018 consumer electronics trade show to flex its OLED muscles further by exhibiting the "world's first" 8K 88-inch OLED display.While it is more a tech demo unit rather than a consumer product at present, the 88-incher shows what is... 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.You can use Chromecast to magically turn on your TV, play... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

How to watch Netflix on TV: Your complete guide

How to watch Netflix on TV: Your complete guide

By Rik Henderson

Netflix has changed our TV and movie viewing habits completely. It has more than 100 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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

Google's Chromecast might seem complicated, but it isn't.The whole purpose of Google's HDMI dongle is that it's easy: easy for you to watch a YouTube video on your phone or a Netflix stream on your tablet and then wirelessly fling it to your TV so you... Read more

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

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

By Max Langridge

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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 secretly... Read more

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

By Max Langridge

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... Read more

Amazon Fire TV tips and tricks: How to get the most from your Fire TV Stick or 4K box

Amazon Fire TV tips and tricks: How to get the most from your Fire TV Stick or 4K box

By Rik Henderson

Amazon offers two different Fire TV streaming devices these days: the dongle-like Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and the second generation Fire TV Stick.Both of which come with an Alexa Voice Remote, so not only do they access streaming services including BBC... Read more

Amazon Fire TV devices now let you browse the web via Silk and Firefox

Amazon Fire TV devices now let you browse the web via Silk and Firefox

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has opened up web browsing to Fire TV users.The online retailer announced that, starting 20 December, all owners of the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick will be able to browse the web on those devices via Amazon's Silk browser or Mozilla's Firefox... Read more

Samsung NW700 Soundbar Sound+ is a skinny soundbar sans sub that will be unveiled at CES

Samsung NW700 Soundbar Sound+ is a skinny soundbar sans sub that will be unveiled at CES

By Max Langridge

Samsung has announced that it will be taking its brand new soundbar to CES in Las Vegas in January. Called the NW700 Soundbar Sound+, it replaces the MS650 Sound+ from 2017. A number of changes have been made since the MS650, including a serious diet,... Read more

How to watch Sky Go abroad using a VPN

How to watch Sky Go abroad using a VPN

By Steve Dye

Sky's Sky Go and Sky Q streaming apps are amazing, enabling you to watch great TV shows like Game of Thrones and Tin Star when travelling. But leave the UK for work or holiday and you're out of luck - you'll have to wait to see that last episode in a... Read more

Which P5 and Ambilight Philips TV is right for you?

Which P5 and Ambilight Philips TV is right for you?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Philips has been a premier TV manufacturer for many years and its latest sets are among the greatest in the world. That's thanks to many factors, including premium design and the Android smart TV platform, but two stand out more than most: the P5 picture... 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

Sky Sports channels explained: What they are and how to get them

Sky Sports channels explained: What they are and how to get them

By Rik Henderson

In the summer, Sky Sports rebranded its TV channel line-up, adding a new stations in the process. Now TV also offers them through its streaming platform too.Sky Sports subscribers through Sky, Now TV, Virgin Media and other providers, have access to them... Read more