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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

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

We're into spring now and means the movie schedules are hotting up.In the coming months we'll see a return for some much-loved comic book characters, including the biggest ensemble A-list cast every gathered for Avengers: Infinity War, we also finally... 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
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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
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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

Five reasons to get a VPN: Streaming Pay-Per-View boxing to sports online

Five reasons to get a VPN: Streaming Pay-Per-View boxing to sports online

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

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

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 now well established, offered as the de facto option for newcomers to Sky TV and throwing off its original shackles as a premium service. Existing Sky+ users can upgrade to Sky Q at reduced rates, so it's really the provider's main option going... Read more

Amazon Fire TV Stick slashed to £29 in Easter sales

Amazon Fire TV Stick slashed to £29 in Easter sales

By Rik Henderson

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a great way to add smart features to your TV. Normally costing £39.99 the Fire TV Stick, with Alexa Voice Remote, has been slashed to £29.99 in the Early Easter sales. See the discounted Fire TV Stick on Amazon UK The Stick... Read more

Grab yourself a 4K Amazon Fire TV for just £60

Grab yourself a 4K Amazon Fire TV for just £60

By Rik Henderson

Amazon often discounts its own-branded products, and now we've hit the Easter sales there are some bargains to be had: the discounted Amazon Fire TV with 4K and Alexa Voice Remote, for starters.Normally selling for £69.99, the 4K Fire TV is just £59.99.... Read more

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: OLED 973, OLED 873, OLED 803, 8503, 8303, 7803, 7303, 6503 compared

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: OLED 973, OLED 873, OLED 803, 8503, 8303, 7803, 7303, 6503 compared

By Rik Henderson

After a successful 2017, TP Vision is betting even bigger on 4K HDR TVs this year. The manufacturer will release a stack of televisions under the Philips brand in 2018, including five new OLED models.They will all feature 4K Ultra HD pixel resolutions... 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 streaming app is 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 series or vital... Read more

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Google officially made its entry into the streaming of live TV, with the launch of YouTube TV, last year.The new service lets you access live and recorded content from all the major networks typically found on cable. It is available alongside YouTube's... Read more

What is HDR and what TVs and devices support it? Plus our guide to HDR content to watch

What is HDR and what TVs and devices support it? Plus our guide to HDR content to watch

By Chris Hall

The TV industry never stands still, with new technologies every year to improve TVs and convince you that now's the time to upgrade.Over the past few years we've seen the move from CRT to thin TVs, we've seen the rise and fall of plasma, we've witnessed... Read more

Samsung's 2018 QLED TV lineup will include Bixby to be smarter than ever before

Samsung's 2018 QLED TV lineup will include Bixby to be smarter than ever before

By Max Langridge

Samsung has announced its QLED TV lineup for the year ahead. Comprising five series, Samsung's TV offering this year will be smarter than ever before thanks to the inclusion of its Bixby voice assistant and the SmartThings platform. Samsung 2018 QLED... Read more

Samsung 2018 QLED TV launch: Watch it right here

Samsung 2018 QLED TV launch: Watch it right here

By Rik Henderson

As previously rumoured, Samsung is hosting a TV launch event in New York today, 7 March and you can watch it live online.The company's latest QLED TVs were conspicuously absent from CES 2018 in January, with focus on future television technologies instead.... Read more

33 of the weirdest and wildest movie villains of all time

33 of the weirdest and wildest movie villains of all time

By Adrian Willings

They say that no idea is original, but there have certainly been some weird and wild movie villains over the years. From not-so-terrifying toy robots to un-frightening foodstuffs, we dive into the weird world of unlikely, and often unwise, movie villains.... Read more

Sky Q will have Netflix integrated into the UI this year, new combined TV package too

Sky Q will have Netflix integrated into the UI this year, new combined TV package too

By Rik Henderson

There have been plenty of Sky Q announcements this week already, with Spotify coming to the platform, HDR and other new features, but they were the tip of the iceberg. Sky and Netflix has announced a partnership that will see Netflix shows and movies... Read more

Win a Philips Quantum Dot 8602 TV worth £1250

Win a Philips Quantum Dot 8602 TV worth £1250

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Great news for TV fans - courtesy of ao.com and Philips TV, Pocket-lint is giving you a  chance for you to win a fantastic 55-inch, Philips Quantum Dot 8602 TV, worth £1250!The picture quality for most 4K TVs is good but on the Philips 55-inch 8602... Read more

Netflix will offer more than 700 original shows and movies to watch in 2018

Netflix will offer more than 700 original shows and movies to watch in 2018

By Max Langridge

Netflix CFO David Wells has announced that the video streaming service plans to invest some $8 billion in new original content this year. He added that he expects the company to offer 700 original titles through the service by the end of the year, with... Read more

Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more
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Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more

By Stuart Miles

When it was originally launched, Sky Q was pitched as the company's flagship TV offering, delivering a number of new features above and beyond what was available with the standard Sky HD package.Now it is the only offering available to new customers,... Read more

Got Wood? Bang & Olufsen's latest BeoVision Eclipse TV does

Got Wood? Bang & Olufsen's latest BeoVision Eclipse TV does

By Max Langridge

Bang & Olufsen, manufacturer of high-quality Scandinavian electronics, has unveiled its latest TV, the BeoVision Eclipse Wood. B&O has taken the already gorgeous BeoVision Eclipse TV and, as the name suggests, given it a wooden makeover, by way of an... Read more

Sky Q getting loads of new features from March, including Spotify, more 4K and HDR

Sky Q getting loads of new features from March, including Spotify, more 4K and HDR

By Rik Henderson

Spotify is coming to Sky Q. From this spring, you will be able to play Spotify music through a dedicated app on the Sky Q user interface. But that's not the only exciting new feature coming to the platform.Starting next month, Sky will be introducing... Read more

Why you need to register and sign in for BBC iPlayer

Why you need to register and sign in for BBC iPlayer

By Rik Henderson

 BBC iPlayer now requires you to sign in to watch programmes. But why? Here's everything you need to know about the new BBC iPlayer sign-in, including how to register for an account and the benefits it brings.In September 2016, the BBC outlined changes... Read more

Quick! Get a 2 month Sky Sports Now TV pass for £20 per month

Quick! Get a 2 month Sky Sports Now TV pass for £20 per month

By Max Langridge

Now TV is running a very time limited offer that lets you get a 2 month Sky Sports Month pass for £20 per month, saving you £13.99 per month. The deal is available now and ends on 25 February at midnight, so act fast if you want to catch some amazing... Read more

Now TV Streaming Stick review: Low-price streamer needs Full HD content
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Now TV Streaming Stick review: Low-price streamer needs Full HD content

By Dan Grabham

Now TV is the pay-as-you-go streaming version of Sky, with various bundles to choose from. It's ideal if you want to watch Sky Sports, Sky Cinema or Sky's entertainment contract but don't want to sign up to a long term (and costly) deal; perhaps if you... Read more

UKTV Play brings catch-up for Dave and other channels to Now TV and Roku players

UKTV Play brings catch-up for Dave and other channels to Now TV and Roku players

By Rik Henderson

British catch-up service UKTV Play has arrived on Now TV and Roku media streamers. It adds catch-up for UKTV's suite of channels: dave, Yesterday, Really and Drama.Available as a downloadable app, the platform also hosts many UKTV boxsets, including Red... Read more

How to watch the Winter Olympics

How to watch the Winter Olympics

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The XXIII Olympic Winter games are upon us. It's the biggest winter sporting event in the world - and it's all going down this year in South Korea.More than 2,500 athletes from 90 nations will travel to the country to compete in ice and snow, and estimates... Read more

3 reasons to buy: Why you should upgrade to a 4K TV

3 reasons to buy: Why you should upgrade to a 4K TV

By Stuart Miles

If you're looking to buy a new television, one of the key technologies you need to think about is 4K. As part of our new "3 reasons to buy" series, we ask a number of experts to each give three reasons why you should rush out and buy a new 4K TV.Our... Read more

Beginning of the end for Freesat? Channel 4 pulls HD channel and All4 catch-up from platform

Beginning of the end for Freesat? Channel 4 pulls HD channel and All4 catch-up from platform

By Rik Henderson

Freesat has always found it hard to be mentioned in the same breath with the other free terrestrial programme platform Freeview, even though it appears as an option on hundreds of different television models.YouView is also more widely known, it seems.Yes,... Read more

Hisense N6800 4K TV review: Unrivalled bang for your buck?
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Hisense N6800 4K TV review: Unrivalled bang for your buck?

By John Archer

It's not hard to spot the main attraction of the Hisense H65N6800: it's a 65-inch, 4K-resolution, HDR-capable TV (that's high dynamic range, if you're new to it) that's currently on sale for the distinctly unprincely sum of £899.That's a whole £600... Read more

Wow! You can get this mammoth 75-inch 4K HDR TV for under £1,500

Wow! You can get this mammoth 75-inch 4K HDR TV for under £1,500

By Rik Henderson

Hitachi is a brand clawing its way back into the TV business, taking on the likes of Hisense in the low to mid-price points, yet offering the latest television technologies.And if its latest set is anything to go by, it'll certainly carve a very nice... Read more