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Now TV Sky Sports Mobile Month Pass gives you live Premier League for just £5.99
Now TV Sky Sports Mobile Month Pass gives you live Premier League for just £5.99 By Rik Henderson

Now TV has always been a great way to get access to Sky Sports without a contract and now it has a mobile only deal that will give you live Premier League football matches and much more for just £5.99.The Sky Sports Mobile Month Pass is just for smartphones.... Read more

Netflix to arrive on Sky Q in November, other UI updates too
Netflix to arrive on Sky Q in November, other UI updates too By Rik Henderson

Sky Q customers will get Netflix integration from November.Announced at the beginning of March, Netflix will be added as an app on Sky Q boxes. Netflix content will also appear throughout the Sky Q user interface as long as you subscribe to the streaming... Read more

Philips 55OLED803 takes OLED TV perfection to another level
Philips 55OLED803 takes OLED TV perfection to another level By Pocket-lint Promotion

Philips has made an art of sound and vision. The only TV manufacturer to combine Ambilight mood lighting with UHD visuals, its 4K screens occupy a unique position in the TV market. And with the 55OLED803, it’s produced its best UHD display yet. This... Read more

How Netflix works on Sky Q: Your questions answered
How Netflix works on Sky Q: Your questions answered By Rik Henderson

Netflix is coming to Sky Q in November and we've had a sneak preview of how it will be integrated into the general Sky Q experience.You will be able to launch Netflix from the Sky Q menu or even just jump straight into shows.Here then is our handy guide... Read more

OnePlus TV: What's the story so far?
OnePlus TV: What's the story so far? By Chris Hall

OnePlus has surprised many with the announcement that it's working on developing a new product that breaks away from its popular smartphones and accessories.OnePlus TV was announced as a vision for OnePlus in September 2018, outlining the company's aim... Read more

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

OnePlus is developing a smart TV to bring 'intelligent connectivity' to the home
OnePlus is developing a smart TV to bring 'intelligent connectivity' to the home By Chris Hall

OnePlus has surprised its fans by announcing plans to move into the home with OnePlus TV.Making the announcement on the OnePlus forums, Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, announced the company's ambitions to bring the "benefits of intelligent connectivity" to... Read more

BBC tackles World Cup latency issues, future 4K HDR events shouldn't lag
BBC tackles World Cup latency issues, future 4K HDR events shouldn't lag By Rik Henderson

The BBC's live Ultra HD trials during the World Cup were excellent in picture quality terms, especially with the inclusion of HLG (HDR) technology, but the most common complaint was that the football was shown 30 seconds or more behind the general broadcast... Read more

Sky and Channel 4 partner for F1 and TV show content swaps
Sky and Channel 4 partner for F1 and TV show content swaps By Rik Henderson

Sky has announced what it is calling a ground-breaking deal with a UK broadcaster. It has partnered with Channel 4 to ensure F1 still has a presence on terrestrial TV, and the two services are working more closely to present TV shows to a wider audience.Channel... Read more

Hisense 75U9A 4K TV review: The brightest big screen ever
4.0 stars Hisense 75U9A 4K TV review: The brightest big screen ever By John Archer

Although relatively new to the UK TV marketplace, Hisense has already established itself as a strong budget brand. With its 75U9A, though, it's out to make a case for itself as a high-end force, too. Best TVs 2018 The 75U9A's huge 75-inch screen gets... Read more

Virgin Media launches own 4K TV channel, but it’s not for everyone
Virgin Media launches own 4K TV channel, but it’s not for everyone By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media will launch its own 4K Ultra HD TV channel on 17 September. It will be the UK's first channel dedicated to 4K TV shows and concerts.It won't be available to all subscribers, however. The new channel, named Virgin TV Ultra HD, will be exclusive... 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 Mike Lowe

Just when we thought TV screen technologies had plateaued, this year has seen a new technology introduced: MicroLED. It's not a totally brand new technology, but it's now being championed by Samsung (while LG has also demonstrated it) so is expected to... Read more

IMAX Enhanced is yet another TV and audio standard to get used to
IMAX Enhanced is yet another TV and audio standard to get used to By Rik Henderson

If you were already confused over the multiple AV technologies and badges and what they mean, prepare to have to learn another. IMAX is getting in on the picture and audio performance act with its own home cinema standard.IMAX Enhanced is a certification... Read more

Loewe brings Freeview Play to its TVs at last
Loewe brings Freeview Play to its TVs at last By Rik Henderson

Loewe has announced that Freeview Play is finally coming to its televisions.The service will be rolled out to compatible TVs "later this year". It will give viewers the chance to instantly start shows they missed, through services such as BBC iPlayer,... Read more

Samsung Q900R 8K QLED initial review: It all starts here
Samsung Q900R 8K QLED initial review: It all starts here By Chris Hall

"It's easy to make an 8K TV," said Samsung as we sat down to learn more about the future of Samsung's TVs. In literal terms, it is easy to make an 8K TV. You buy the panel, you buy the components, you stick it in a frame and Bob's your Uncle, it's an... Read more

Philips beefs up its latest OLED with Bowers and Wikins sound
Philips beefs up its latest OLED with Bowers and Wikins sound By Dan Grabham

Philips OLED+ 903 has a lot more sonic punch than the recent Philips OLED 803 thanks to a partnership with British audio legends Bowers and Wilkins.Powered by a new second-generation P5 image processor with support for HDR10+ and Android TV, the visuals... Read more

LG 88-inch 8K OLED TV makes it to IFA 2018
LG 88-inch 8K OLED TV makes it to IFA 2018 By Rik Henderson

After an impressive showing at CES 2018 in January, LG has brought the "world's first" 8K 88-inch OLED TV to Europe, debuting it at the IFA 2018 consumer electronics show in Berlin.While it is more a tech demo unit rather than a consumer product at present,... Read more

Future of Toshiba televisions: Dash battery replacements, Alexa voice control and Android TV
Future of Toshiba televisions: Dash battery replacements, Alexa voice control and Android TV By Chris Hall

As Toshiba looks to re-establish its TV brand in Europe, the company is looking at a wide range of technologies to support its sets.Vestel, manufacturing Toshiba TVs under licence has a range of flagship OLED models, a bezel-less design, a Wall Art concept... Read more

Toshiba has an 8K TV of its own, but it's just a concept
Toshiba has an 8K TV of its own, but it's just a concept By Chris Hall

Toshiba has used IFA 2018 to show off a range of TV technologies as Vestel, license holder of the Toshiba brand, looks to push the brand in Europe.Alongside a range of 4K HDR sets, including OLED models and some interesting integrated technologies, the... Read more

Sony IFA 2018 press conference: Watch the Sony Xperia XZ3 launch right here
Sony IFA 2018 press conference: Watch the Sony Xperia XZ3 launch right here By Maggie Tillman

Sony's press conference will be one of the highlights of IFA 2018. It'll likely be a big brand event, covering many different devices.We expect some TV and headphone announcements, and if the leaks are anything to go by, an unveiling of a couple of new... Read more

Samsung Q900R QLED: The age of the 8K TV is upon us
Samsung Q900R QLED: The age of the 8K TV is upon us By Chris Hall

Samsung has been quietly talking about 8K television through 2018, but at IFA 2018 it has announced its first 8K TV - and not just a concept, one you'll actually be able to buy.For those who don't know, 8K is the next evolution in television, moving the... Read more

Amazon to launch ad-supported, free TV channel on Fire TV, claims report
Amazon to launch ad-supported, free TV channel on Fire TV, claims report By Rik Henderson

If you own an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick you might soon get an entire, new TV channel of content to view for free, provided by Amazon itself as it looks to take on the big broadcasters in the US and beyond.Amazon has been linked with launching its... Read more

HDR10+ arrives on Samsung and Panasonic TVs
HDR10+ arrives on Samsung and Panasonic TVs By Andrew Williams

Samsung and Panasonic are the first manufacturers to plug HDR10+ support into their TVs, and select 2018 models have reportedly already had the required firmware update deployed.“The majority of our 2018 4K models are now HDR10+ certified,” says director... Read more

Disney Play streaming service: Release date, rumours, and price
Disney Play streaming service: Release date, rumours, and price By Maggie Tillman

Disney is currently developing on a standalone streaming service - and it hasn't been shy about discussing it with the media.Thanks to the company's talkative CEO, we have a good idea about when it will launch, how much it will cost, and what types of... Read more

UK LG TVs will soon get Google Assistant as global rollout continues
UK LG TVs will soon get Google Assistant as global rollout continues By Rik Henderson

When LG rolled out its Google Assistant voice control features for US 2018 ThinQ TVs it said that they would be coming to Europe and Asia too. Now it has confirmed that they will arrive in several new locations in the fourth quarter this year.That means... Read more

Control your TV with Sony's new PS4 Cloud Remote
Control your TV with Sony's new PS4 Cloud Remote By Maggie Tillman

Sony has a new device. It's meant for controlling media playback.Called the PS4 Cloud Remote, it was developed with Performance Designed Products (PDP). It's essentially a programmable remote that can find and control your television, so you can easily... Read more

Sky Q tips and tricks: Getting the most from Fluid Viewing and your Sky Q box
Sky Q tips and tricks: Getting the most from Fluid Viewing and your Sky Q box By Stuart Miles

You've got the latest television system from Sky, Sky Q, but how the heck to you use it? And are there any secrets hidden in the settings that will make your TV viewing experiences better or easier?We've been using Sky Q since the beginning in 2016 so... Read more

Amazon is working on yet another TV device, but this one records live TV
Amazon is working on yet another TV device, but this one records live TV By Maggie Tillman

Amazon seems to be working on a new device to disrupt entertainment in the living room, though specific features may be up in the air still.Bloomberg reported that Amazon is developing a device that’ll record live TV. Internally dubbed Frank, it'll... Read more

Philips 803 OLED TV (55OLED803) review: Ambilight and multiple delights
5.0 stars Philips 803 OLED TV (55OLED803) review: Ambilight and multiple delights By Steve May

The 803 is the first Philips OLED flatscreen TV to feature the brand's second-generation P5 Perfect Processing Engine, which claims to offer twice the picture performance of its predecessor. Given that the original silicon was no slouch, that set our... Read more

What is HDR? Why HDR will improve your movie watching
What is HDR? Why HDR will improve your movie watching 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

What is Freeview Play and how can I get it?
What is Freeview Play and how can I get it? By Rik Henderson

Freeview is no longer just a digital TV platform, it also embraces connected tech and online content. And now there's Freeview Play that offers on-demand TV directly within its electronic programme guide, so you don't have to hunt through individual... Read more

HQ Trivia now has an Apple TV app so you can play on the big screen
HQ Trivia now has an Apple TV app so you can play on the big screen By Maggie Tillman

HQ Trivia exploded in popularity earlier this year, and now, you can finally play it on the TV.Although millions of people have used the live game show, it's clear that the mobile app, which was founded by the co-creators of Vine, had room to grow. Now,... Read more

Samsung NU8000 TV review: A solid mid-ranger for under £1000
4.0 stars Samsung NU8000 TV review: A solid mid-ranger for under £1000 By Steve Withers

Samsung has been heavily promoting its QLED range in 2018, with the promise of better high dynamic range (HDR) pictures, meaning brighter highlights and a wider colour gamut than standard. However, while QLED goes toe-to-toe with OLED (LG's panel of choice,... Read more

Virgin Media gets back Dave, Gold and other UKTV channels
Virgin Media gets back Dave, Gold and other UKTV channels By Dan Grabham

After an uncertain couple of weeks, Virgin Media and UKTV have reached a long term agreement which will restore all of UKTV’s channels and services to Virgin TV.These will return as soon as possible. Dave HD and Gold HD channels will be added to Virgin... Read more

You can now watch Roku content on PC, Mac, mobile or tablet
You can now watch Roku content on PC, Mac, mobile or tablet By Rik Henderson

Roku is expanding its reach beyond its own set-top-boxes and media streaming sticks. You can now access its free film and TV service, The Roku Channel, on PC, Mac, mobile and tablet - basically, anything with a web browser.Select Samsung smart TVs can... Read more

Sony UBP-X500 is a stripped back deck designed to play 4K Blu-rays well
Sony UBP-X500 is a stripped back deck designed to play 4K Blu-rays well By Rik Henderson

With the explosion of 4K video streaming and the very capable 4K disc spinning talents of the Xbox One S and Xbox One X, you can be forgiven for wondering why standalone players exist. Especially at the £200-300 mark.Sony hopes to prove otherwise though,... Read more

Amazing Sky Sports deals for start of Premier League: Sky Q and Now TV bargains
Amazing Sky Sports deals for start of Premier League: Sky Q and Now TV bargains By Rik Henderson

The football Premier League season kicks off this Friday, with Manchester United vs Leicester City live on Sky Sports, and you can make sure you don't miss a minute of the action on Sky or Now TV with some amazing deals.Serious footy fans can subscribe... Read more

TCL TVs are now available in the UK, offering big value on big screens
TCL TVs are now available in the UK, offering big value on big screens By Chris Hall

TCL is the world's third largest TV manufacturer and it has its eyes set on a new market, the UK. TCL TVs are now officially available in the UK from a range of retailers - including Amazon.co.uk - with warranties and engineer support for screens 43-inches... Read more

Sony's new Master Series 4K TVs are perfectly tuned for Netflix
Sony's new Master Series 4K TVs are perfectly tuned for Netflix By Maggie Tillman

Sony has a new 4K TV flagship range, humbly called the Master Series, which consists of two models at launch.The two models are the AF9 and ZF9 (or A9F and Z9F in the US). The first, which replaces the A1, is an OLED model, while the second sits above... Read more

Lucasfilm: Leia will be in next Star Wars film and won't be CG'd
Lucasfilm: Leia will be in next Star Wars film and won't be CG'd By Maggie Tillman

Lucasfilm has announced some major news about the next main Star Wars film: the late Carrie Fisher will reprise the role of Leia.The Disney-owned company confirmed Star Wars: Episode IX will begin production on 1 August and Leia will appear in the film,... Read more

Sky Q voice control getting better, you could even ditch the remote control in future
Sky Q voice control getting better, you could even ditch the remote control in future By Rik Henderson

Sky has released its year end financial results for 2017/18 and among the numbers and forecasts lies an interesting commitment to improving the voice control capabilities for Sky Q.Sky Q can currently search for content across the platform through simple... Read more

BBC makes your smart TV even smarter, with green button restart
BBC makes your smart TV even smarter, with green button restart By Rik Henderson

The BBC has launched a new, simple way for Freeview smart TV owners to restart BBC shows from the beginning, even if they come in midway through.By pressing the green button on any favourite BBC show - on BBC One, One HD, Two, Two HD and BBC Four - you... Read more

Netflix profile icons getting a facelift, choose your fave characters
Netflix profile icons getting a facelift, choose your fave characters By Rik Henderson

After several years of the same, fairly bland avatars Netflix is giving its profile front-end something of facelift. It is adding extra colour and contours to the existing range of selectable images while adding a suite of all new profile pics to choose... Read more

Samsung will release its giant MicroLED TV next year for consumers
Samsung will release its giant MicroLED TV next year for consumers By Maggie Tillman

Samsung first showed its MicroLED TV tech at CES 2018, and now, it's on the path to releasing the first commercial sets by next year. What is MicroLED? The TV technology to take on OLED explained The revelation comes from the company itself. Samsung's... Read more

Here’s when Amazon Prime Video will finally get Dolby Atmos
Here’s when Amazon Prime Video will finally get Dolby Atmos By Rik Henderson

Amazon Prime Video will finally support Dolby Atmos surround sound soon.Already available on a number of platforms, including rival Netflix, Sky Q, Apple TV and 4K Blu-rays, Dolby Atmos soundtracks will be available on supporting Amazon Video content... Read more

Walmart might launch Netflix-like streaming service later this year
Walmart might launch Netflix-like streaming service later this year By Maggie Tillman

Walmart already has Vudu, but it wants to launch something that will more directly compete with Netflix, according to a new report.OK, let's back up a minute: Vudu, an online video store, is a pay-per-use service. That means it has you pay for movies... Read more

What is DC Universe and which shows and comics will it offer?
What is DC Universe and which shows and comics will it offer? By Maggie Tillman

DC Comics is nearly ready to launch its streaming service.The company, which has just announced pricing details, is clearly trying to get us excited about the launch. Keep in mind many networks and companies are launching their own dedicated subscription... Read more

Now TV adds third-party Hayu Pass to platform, could it be start of something bigger?
Now TV adds third-party Hayu Pass to platform, could it be start of something bigger? By Rik Henderson

Now TV will soon add a new subscription pass to work alongside its Entertainment, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and Kids Passes. However, unlike those, this is not centred mainly on Sky content.The Hayu Pass, which is coming in early August in time for that... Read more

Do VPNs work with Netflix and which is the best virtual private network for Netflix steaming?
Do VPNs work with Netflix and which is the best virtual private network for Netflix steaming? 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

Amazon 4K Smart TV on the cards for UK, Freeview HD tuner and Fire TV built in
Amazon 4K Smart TV on the cards for UK, Freeview HD tuner and Fire TV built in By Rik Henderson

Amazon is reportedly looking to expand its own-branded devices to include an Amazon 4K Smart TV.The Telegraph claims that the online retailer, which is currently hosting its Prime Day sales on thousands of products, is working with a "group of Chinese... Read more

Here's why you should get Amazon Prime today
Here's why you should get Amazon Prime today 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 people have signed up to receive a swathe of benefits. Not least early access to bargains during Black Friday... Read more

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