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Do VPNs work with Netflix? Which is the best virtual private network for Netflix watching?
Do VPNs work with Netflix? Which is the best virtual private network for Netflix watching? 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

BenQ TK800 True 4K HDR for Immersive Live Sports
BenQ TK800 True 4K HDR for Immersive Live Sports By Pocket-lint Promotion

So you want a bigger TV to really get into the World Cup and other live sports, but you really don’t want a big screen cluttering up the place? And anyway, how about a really big screen, 100 inches, say?There’s one way to make this happen, affordably... 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

How to watch the World Cup final and third-fourth place play-off online
How to watch the World Cup final and third-fourth place play-off online By Dan Grabham

We're almost at the end of the FIFA World Cup 2018 and while a valiant England will not be playing for the ultimate prize, they will be competing for third-place honours against Belgium this Saturday.Then, of course, there's the World Cup final itself,... Read more

How to watch the World Cup in 4K HDR with BBC iPlayer
How to watch the World Cup in 4K HDR with BBC iPlayer By Dan Grabham

This has been one of the best World Cup tournaments we can remember - even with England's exit at the semi-final stage - and the BBC is offering the opportunity to watch the final in 4K.All the BBC's games have been available on certain, 4K HDR-supporting... Read more

Virgin Media TV customers get 4K BT Sport for free very soon
Virgin Media TV customers get 4K BT Sport for free very soon By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media is adding BT Sport in 4K to its Virgin TV offering.Previously only available on BT's own Ultra HD set-top-box, the BT Sport 4K UHD channel will be available at no extra cost to Virgin Media customers on Full House and VIP bundles who use... 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 Maggie Tillman

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

Get 3 months of paid Amazon Prime Video channels for free
Get 3 months of paid Amazon Prime Video channels for free By Rik Henderson

As part of its amazing deals on the build up to Prime Day on 16 July, Amazon is offering some great freebies for Prime Video members.You can get three months of several "channels" as part of Amazon Prime Video's line-up for absolutely free. And if you... 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

You can watch Wimbledon or the World Cup in 4K HDR on this £59 Roku stick
You can watch Wimbledon or the World Cup in 4K HDR on this £59 Roku stick By Chris Hall

If you want to capitalise on the summer of sport and enjoy BBC iPlayer's 4K HDR coverage of the FIFA World Cup and Wimbledon, then the cheapest way of doing so is via the Roku Streaming Stick+.This dongle is supporting the UHD trials that the BBC is running... Read more

Amazon plans to expand channel line-up on Amazon Video, should Sky, BT and Virgin Media be worried?
Amazon plans to expand channel line-up on Amazon Video, should Sky, BT and Virgin Media be worried? By Rik Henderson

Amazon could be growing its Amazon Video service to be a valid rival to paid TV platforms, such as Sky, Virgin Media and BT.As well as secure some of the live Premier League football rights from 2019, which will be available to Amazon Prime members, it... Read more

Pricey new Netflix Ultra tier is very bad news for HDR TV owners
Pricey new Netflix Ultra tier is very bad news for HDR TV owners By Rik Henderson

Netflix is trialling an expensive new membership tier that will anger those already paying for Premium access. That's because it removes high dynamic range support from Premium and charges more per month for HDR and Dolby Vision video under a new Ultra... Read more

How to watch Wimbledon in 4K on BBC iPlayer, Sky Q and Virgin TV
How to watch Wimbledon in 4K on BBC iPlayer, Sky Q and Virgin TV By Rik Henderson

This year's Wimbledon tennis tournament starts today, Monday 2 July, and you can watch much of it in 4K Ultra HD. In fact, some of the matches will be available with the stunning HDR contrast and colour tech too.Just like the World Cup, the BBC is showing... Read more

Apple may one day offer music, TV and news streaming bundle
Apple may one day offer music, TV and news streaming bundle By Max Langridge

Apple may be looking to one day offer customers a single subscription-based package comprising TV, music and news content, according to a report from The Information. Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why? Apple might launch a subscription... Read more

Best movies to look forward to in 2018 and beyond: Here are all the top film trailers
Best movies to look forward to in 2018 and beyond: 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

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

Amazon Fire TV Cube specs, UK release date, price and more
Amazon Fire TV Cube specs, UK release date, price and more By Dan Grabham

Amazon has officially unveiled a new Fire TV device it calls the Fire TV Cube - and it's now out in the US priced at $119.99. In the US? Order the Fire TV Cube right now The Fire TV Cube is essentially a cross between a conventional 4K Fire TV and an... Read more

You can now use Google Assistant on Nvidia Shield TV in the UK
You can now use Google Assistant on Nvidia Shield TV in the UK By Dan Grabham

Nvidia is now rolling out the Google Assistant to Nvidia Shield TV boxes in the UK. You can now say "OK Google" just as you would with any other Google Assistant-enabled device to start playing music, videos, TV shows, movies and games.As you can see... Read more

Google Assistant finally arrives on Sony Android TVs
Google Assistant finally arrives on Sony Android TVs By Max Langridge

Sony has announced that Google Assistant is finally making its way to 4K HDR TVs with the Android TV OS. Google's voice-controlled smart assistant first launched on the Nvidia Shield in November last year, and at the time, Google said it would launch... Read more

Future Philips TVs will come with integrated Bowers & Wilkins speakers
Future Philips TVs will come with integrated Bowers & Wilkins speakers By Maggie Tillman

TP Vision and Bowers & Wilkins are going to create new TVs together.TP Vision is the sole licensee for Philips TV manufacturer in the UK, while Bowers & Wilkins is one of the premier British speaker and headphone manufacturers.They have entered a multi-year... 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 Maggie Tillman

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

What is VAR and how will it be used at the World Cup?
What is VAR and how will it be used at the World Cup? By Dan Grabham

During this World Cup we'll be hearing a lot about technology and specifically about VAR, the Video Assistant Referee. It's being used for the first time at a World Cup, although it has been tested at other FIFA tournaments. But how did VAR come about... Read more

How to watch the football outside with the BenQ TK800 projector
How to watch the football outside with the BenQ TK800 projector By Pocket-lint Promotion

There’s no way you can watch a regular TV in the garden, even at night. The cables would be a lethal trip hazard, the screen would sit uncertainly on a wobbly table on the lawn until it inevitably toppled and the reflections on the glass screen would... Read more

What’s the best VPN for Netflix?
What’s the best VPN for Netflix? By Carrie Marshall

The internet may be global, but contracts often aren’t. That means you’ll often find a service streaming one lot of movies and TV shows to customers in one country and a different selection in another country. So what happens if you live in country... 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

Dolby and Odeon announce plans for Dolby Cinema UK rollout
Dolby and Odeon announce plans for Dolby Cinema UK rollout By Max Langridge

Dolby and Odeon Cinemas have teamed up to launch the first Dolby Cinemas in the UK. There are already in excess of 100 Dolby Cinema locations around the world, but the UK was notably absent from the list, until now.  What is Dolby Cinema? Why the UK... Read more

Sky to give cricket the 4K treatment, starting with England T20 and ODI matches
Sky to give cricket the 4K treatment, starting with England T20 and ODI matches By Max Langridge

Sky is increasing the amount of sport it broadcasts in 4K by announcing that from today 13 June, cricket fans will be able to watch all of England's T20 and One Day International matches in 4K Ultra HD through Sky Q and the Sky Sports Cricket channel.... Read more

Loewe adds 65-inch model to Bild 3 TV family
Loewe adds 65-inch model to Bild 3 TV family By Max Langridge

High-end German TV manufacturer Loewe has added a 65-inch model to its Bild 3 series of entry-level TVs. When we say entry-level, we don't necessarily mean affordable for everyone, but for a premium, design-led 65-inch OLED TV with all the latest TV tech,... Read more

All 4 now supports Google Assistant voice control
All 4 now supports Google Assistant voice control By Max Langridge

Channel 4 has announced that it has become the first UK broadcaster to partner with Google, to offer the first UK on-demand service to support voice control via Google Assistant on Chromecast. Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started... Read more

Freeview Play gets £125m investment to fund major changes
Freeview Play gets £125m investment to fund major changes By Max Langridge

Freeview is due to get some serious investment from the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Arqiva, part of the Digital UK group, that will see some big changes introduced to the connected service to turn it into a hybrid platform.  What is Freeview Play, when is... Read more

Fire TV Cube official: 4K HDR steaming with voice control for your TV, lights and everything else
Fire TV Cube official: 4K HDR steaming with voice control for your TV, lights and everything else By Chris Hall

Amazon has announced another twist on the Fire TV in the form of the Fire TV Cube. If you imagine the functionality of the Fire TV, combine it with an Echo Dot and add in a bit of universal remote control, you've arrived at the Fire TV Cube. Not only... Read more

Amazon wins live Premier League football TV rights from 2019, to show on Amazon Prime
Amazon wins live Premier League football TV rights from 2019, to show on Amazon Prime By Rik Henderson

Amazon has secured the rights to show 20 live Premier League football matches on its Prime Video service each season from 2019 to 2022.Alongside Sky and BT Sport, the streaming service will host games for three seasons, having won one of the two remaining... Read more

What is Dolby Atmos?
What is Dolby Atmos? By Rik Henderson

Home cinema isn't just about the picture, sound is just as important. For years we've had 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound systems, but now that's all changed thanks to the mainstream arrival of Dolby Atmos.Dolby Atmos has made a big impact since its arrival... Read more

Apple adds Dolby Atmos to Apple TV 4K, will upgrade your library for free
Apple adds Dolby Atmos to Apple TV 4K, will upgrade your library for free By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced that it is adding support for Dolby Atmos to its Apple TV 4K box as part of the forthcoming tvOS 12 update. What's more, your existing movies and TV shows that support Dolby Atmos will be upgraded for free.It's a similar story to when... Read more

Last 10 seasons of Doctor Who now available to watch on BBC iPlayer for free
Last 10 seasons of Doctor Who now available to watch on BBC iPlayer for free By Rik Henderson

The BBC has made all episodes in the last 10 seasons of Doctor Who available to view for free on BBC iPlayer, including 13 specials, in the build up to the new season starting this autumn.Jodie Whittaker officially takes over as the 13th Doctor this year... Read more

How to watch UK TV online
How to watch UK TV online By Carrie Marshall

The days when entire families crowded round a small TV set to watch the same programme are long gone. Today we watch TV on all kinds of devices, and we watch when and where it suits us.The younger we are the less likely we are to watch live TV on a dedicated... Read more

Panasonic UB9000 UHD Blu-ray player plugs the high-end gap left by Oppo
Panasonic UB9000 UHD Blu-ray player plugs the high-end gap left by Oppo By Chris Hall

Panasonic announced a new reference grade Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the DP-UB9000 which has a substantial chassis and a range of other technologies to ensure supreme audio and visual performance. It was announced in February and more recently we've had... Read more

BBC iPlayer to stream all BBC World Cup 2018 matches in 4K HDR
BBC iPlayer to stream all BBC World Cup 2018 matches in 4K HDR By Rik Henderson

The BBC has announced that it will host 4K HDR livestreams of all 29 of BBC One's World Cup 2018 matches on iPlayer.It will show them as part of its live 4K trials, as started with the York City Knights and Catalans Dragons rugby match in April.You will... 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

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

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.As part of its Royal Wedding celebrations, where it showed the festivities in Ultra HD, the company made the amazing step of offering a 43-inch 4K HDR LG TV for half the usual... Read more

James Bond 25 release date confirmed, Danny Boyle to direct
James Bond 25 release date confirmed, Danny Boyle to direct By Rik Henderson

Trainspotting director Danny Boyle has been confirmed as the director of the 25th James Bond movie.And as revealed on the official James Bond Twitter account, Daniel Craig will return to play 007 for the fifth time.The production will start to shoot on... Read more

Boba Fett Star Wars film in production, Logan director on board
Boba Fett Star Wars film in production, Logan director on board By Rik Henderson

Solo: A Star Wars Story has recently hit cinemas and news of yet another spin-off has emerged. Disney and Lucasfilm are reportedly starting on a one-off movie starring one of our favourite characters from the original trilogy: Boba Fett.The Hollywood... Read more

Nvidia Shield TV experience upgrade 7.0 rolls out, adds new customisable homepage and more
Nvidia Shield TV experience upgrade 7.0 rolls out, adds new customisable homepage and more By Rik Henderson

Nvidia has been updating its Nvidia Shield TV Android set-top-box ever since the launch of the first model in 2015, with new features, apps and capabilities.Now both Shield TV boxes, including the latest version released in 2017, get the Nvidia Shield... Read more

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

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

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

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