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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

BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic and more

BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic and more

By Rik Henderson

One of the biggest quibbles many BT TV customers have had for years is that they couldn't subscribe to the main Sky Sports channels. There is a Sky Sports Main Event channel for some live action, including the occasional Premier League match, F1 coverage... Read more

Sky revamps its TV package offerings, making them more flexible and cheaper

Sky revamps its TV package offerings, making them more flexible and cheaper

By Max Langridge

Sky has quietly rolled out a completely revamped TV package offering, making its products and services a lot more flexible than before and cheaper, too. Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more Gone are the three tiers of Original, Variety... Read more

Disney buys Fox's TV and film businesses, including majority stake in Sky

Disney buys Fox's TV and film businesses, including majority stake in Sky

By Rik Henderson

It seems that 21st Century Fox's £11.7 billion takeover of Sky could mean that Disney will own the UK satellite broadcaster lock, stock and barrel.That's because Fox itself has decided to sell almost its entire TV broadcasting assets and film production... Read more

Grab yourself an Amazon Fire TV Stick for just £30 or 4K Fire TV for £55

Grab yourself an Amazon Fire TV Stick for just £30 or 4K Fire TV for £55

By Chris Hall

It's almost Christmas. And as we rush headlong to the day itself, tech deals across all types of devices are emerging to help you make last minute gift purchases. Some are certainly too good to miss out on: the discounted Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa... Read more

T-Mobile TV streaming service: What will it offer and how will it work?

T-Mobile TV streaming service: What will it offer and how will it work?

By Elyse Betters

T-Mobile is going to "un-carrier" your TV.The US carrier has been using "un-carrier" as a marketing campaign for the past four years as a way to differentiate itself from other carriers, like Verizon or AT&T, which were known to force its customers into... Read more

Amazon Prime HDR10+ video content rolling out to Samsung TVs today

Amazon Prime HDR10+ video content rolling out to Samsung TVs today

By Max Langridge

Earlier this year we reported that Amazon would be the first video streaming service to make HDR10+ content available to stream on Samsung TVs. Today that is finally happening, as the feature has now gone live. What is HDR, what TVs and devices support... Read more

Nvidia Shield TV down to just £143 in UK, $149 in US for Christmas

Nvidia Shield TV down to just £143 in UK, $149 in US for Christmas

By Rik Henderson

Even considering the latest Apple TV 4K box, the Nvidia Shield TV is one of the most powerful streaming boxes around. And now it's dramatically cheaper for the build-up to Christmas.The Android-powered Shield TV box is capable of streaming 4K HDR content,... Read more

Blue Planet II now available in 4K HDR on BBC iPlayer for free, here's how to watch it

Blue Planet II now available in 4K HDR on BBC iPlayer for free, here's how to watch it

By Rik Henderson

The BBC has released its first full series in 4K Ultra HD and with HLG (HDR) wider colours and contrast too.The entire seven-episode series of Blue Planet II is now available on BBC iPlayer to stream in 4K HDR on compatible televisions.It's not the first... Read more

Why ambient light is key to your TV viewing experience

Why ambient light is key to your TV viewing experience

By Pocket-lint Promotion

When setting up a brand new television, such as the Philips 9002 OLED TV, you have to be aware of where it will be placed. That's not just so that everyone gets a great view - with OLED's super wide viewing angles, that's less of an issue these days -... Read more

Apple TV app finally arrives in the UK, get all your TV streaming from the one place

Apple TV app finally arrives in the UK, get all your TV streaming from the one place

By Stuart Miles

Apple's march towards creating a better TV experience in the UK has arrived.Previously only available in the US, now all UK iPhone, iPad and Apple TV users have access to the Apple TV app. On iOS, it replaces the Videos app that has been on the Apple... Read more

When is The Grand Tour on TV and how can I watch it?

When is The Grand Tour on TV and how can I watch it?

By Rik Henderson

The Grand Tour, an Amazon exclusive show, is back for its second season. The car show, starring ex-Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May has relaunched today, 8 December, with a new episode released every Friday for the next... 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

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

Why the Philips 9002 is the flagship OLED TV you'll want

Why the Philips 9002 is the flagship OLED TV you'll want

By Pocket-lint Promotion

There are some incredible recent television innovations that make the latest TVs the best we've ever had, but of them all, the technology that most impresses is OLED.The display technology is by far and away the biggest breakthrough for picture quality... Read more

Apple TV gets Amazon Prime Video app at last, Mr Robot here we come

Apple TV gets Amazon Prime Video app at last, Mr Robot here we come

By Rik Henderson

The latest 4K HDR-enabled Apple TV is one of the best media streaming boxes around, but it’s been lacking something important since the day it launched: Amazon Prime Video. The Apple TV series has pretty-much always featured Netflix, on its many iterations,... Read more

Freeview Play connected TV platforms lands on select Sony TVs

Freeview Play connected TV platforms lands on select Sony TVs

By Max Langridge

Freeview and Sony have made the joint announcement that the Freeview Play connected TV platform is being rolled out to select Sony TVs. The service, which is now supported by three of the four major TV manufacturers and 18 in total, provides quick, easy... Read more

A whole host of BBC boxsets are coming back to iPlayer for Christmas: Peaky Blinders, Planet Earth, Sherlock and more

A whole host of BBC boxsets are coming back to iPlayer for Christmas: Peaky Blinders, Planet Earth, Sherlock and more

By Max Langridge

The BBC has announced it will be bringing back a bucketload of box sets back to the iPlayer from 16 December, just in time for the holiday period, so viewers will always have something to watch. Whether it be finally watching a series you've been meaning... Read more

Damson launches the S-Series totally wireless Dolby Atmos speaker system

Damson launches the S-Series totally wireless Dolby Atmos speaker system

By Max Langridge

UK audio company Damson has announced a completely wireless Dolby Atmos speaker system - except for power cables of course - at an affordable price to bring the enveloping sound technology to more homes. Dolby Atmos explained: What is it and how do I... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK Blu-ray deals: 4K Ultra HD and box set discounts galore

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK Blu-ray deals: 4K Ultra HD and box set discounts galore

By Max Langridge

With Black Friday over it's now time for the deals to come flooding in on Cyber Monday. You've bought your new 4K TV and soundbar and now you just need some new content to watch through it all. We've rounded up some of the best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays and... Read more

Grab a Google Chromecast for £19 in the Black Friday sales

Grab a Google Chromecast for £19 in the Black Friday sales

By Max Langridge

The Google Chromecast is a fantastic media streaming device. It connects to your TV and can be setup in minutes, so you can stream all manner of video content to the big screen.Better yet, you can get one for just £19 this Black Friday, with many retailers... Read more

Amazing Samsung QLED and 4K HDR TV Black Friday deals, get up to £600 off

Amazing Samsung QLED and 4K HDR TV Black Friday deals, get up to £600 off

By Rik Henderson

There are thousands of bargains during the Black Friday sales period, but few products offer as spectacular savings as TVs. So if you're in the market for a new 4K HDR telly, you won't get a better time to buy.Samsung is one of the leaders in the field... Read more

Super LG OLED B7 Black Friday deals: Save hundreds on this award-winning OLED TV

Super LG OLED B7 Black Friday deals: Save hundreds on this award-winning OLED TV

By Chris Hall

If you're in the market for a new TV, this is probably the deal you've been waiting for: LG's award-winning OLED B7 has hit its lowest price at £1499.Originally priced at £2999 when the B7 was announced early in 2017, the model has been slowly dropping... Read more

Roku Black Friday sale includes 30 per cent price cut on Streaming Stick+

Roku Black Friday sale includes 30 per cent price cut on Streaming Stick+

By Elyse Betters

Roku is getting in on Amazon's Black Friday bonanza.The maker of set-top boxes and streaming media devices has discounted a bunch of its devices on Amazon. The deals last all week and include a 30-per cent price cut on the Roku Streaming Stick+. It's... Read more

Why great motion is important for your next TV choice

Why great motion is important for your next TV choice

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The single most defining feature of video is motion. In fact, the whole idea of stitching lots of still frames together to make video is to create pictures that move.Unfortunately for AV fans though, as well as being fundamental to the very definition... 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 the current... Read more

Photoshop fails go to the movies: 33 of the worst film posters of all time

Photoshop fails go to the movies: 33 of the worst film posters of all time

By Max Langridge

Movie posters are used the world over to advertise upcoming films. There are countless iconic posters throughout history that do an amazing job at grabbing your attention. Then there are posters that grab your attention, but for the completely wrong reasons.... Read more

Currys Black Friday deals include £800 off 55-inch LG OLED TV, £20 off Amazon Echo and loads more

Currys Black Friday deals include £800 off 55-inch LG OLED TV, £20 off Amazon Echo and loads more

By Max Langridge

Currys PC World has started its Black Friday event early by announcing a number of "Why Wait?" deals available in store and online before Black Friday officially takes place on Friday 24 November.The retailer guarantees deal prices on the selected products... Read more

Amazon might soon offer a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video

Amazon might soon offer a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video

By Elyse Betters

Amazon is considering a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video, a new report has claimed. The streaming service is a benefit for Amazon Prime subscribers, who currently pay $99 a year for their membership. They get things like free two-day shipping... Read more

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series and spin-off

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series and spin-off

By Elyse Betters

Amazon is stepping up its original series efforts in a major way.Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, apparently wants Amazon's original TV division to develop more big, primetime-level shows, kind of like Game of Thrones. It was previously reported that Amazon... 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

Why great colour is important for your next TV choice

Why great colour is important for your next TV choice

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The picture quality of any TV you buy depends on five key elements: contrast, colour, sharpness, motion clarity, and source recognition/adaptation.We recently looked at the first of these, contrast, in the context of Philips' stunning new P5 picture processing... Read more

Disney's standalone streaming service: What's the story so far?

Disney's standalone streaming service: What's the story so far?

By Elyse Betters

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

Canton DM5 will fill your room with TV-boosting sound from a compact body

Canton DM5 will fill your room with TV-boosting sound from a compact body

By Max Langridge

German audio manufacturer Canton has announced its latest soundbar in the DM5. It joins a roster of other top-performing soundbars and soundbases in the DM range, but has a much smaller footprint for those short on space. Q Acoustics M2 review: Super... Read more

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2017 #MozTheMonster commercial

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2017 #MozTheMonster commercial

By Rik Henderson

Over several years, John Lewis has firmly ensconced itself as the king of the Christmas commercial, not only with extended short movies but with cover versions of songs that regularly make it to the top five of the British music charts.Each year's effort... Read more

Dolby Vision just got a lot more affordable thanks to Vestel partnership

Dolby Vision just got a lot more affordable thanks to Vestel partnership

By Max Langridge

Dolby and Vestel have announced a partnership that will see the former's Dolby Vision HDR TV technology arrive on all of Vestel's Ultra HD TVs, including OLED. What is Dolby Vision? Dolby's very own HDR TV tech explained If you're not familiar with Vestel,... Read more

What is Freeview Bundle Builder and when is it coming?

What is Freeview Bundle Builder and when is it coming?

By Max Langridge

Freeview is celebrating 15 years this year, but even though it's getting old, the company shows no signs of slowing down and is constantly coming up with new ideas to reinvigorate the service. What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how... Read more

You can now interact with BBC's new radio play using your Echo speaker

You can now interact with BBC's new radio play using your Echo speaker

By Elyse Betters

BBC has launched its interactive radio story for Amazon Echo.The broadcasting company, well-known for its radio plays, recently announced a new project: a comedy/science fiction play, titled The Inspection Chamber. It partnered with an audio company,... Read more

Why great contrast is important for your next TV choice

Why great contrast is important for your next TV choice

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Philips has a long and proud heritage of using powerful picture processing to improve the picture quality of its TVs. And the stellar work over the years has lead to the pinnacle of image tech in its new P5 Picture Engine.The company has managed for the... Read more

BBC to broadcast an extra 1,000 hours of live sport a year online

BBC to broadcast an extra 1,000 hours of live sport a year online

By Max Langridge

The BBC has announced that it plans to broadcast an extra 1,000 hours of sport a year via its online channels such as the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer on-demand streaming service. BBC to spend £34 million to win kids back from Netflix BBC will reinvent... 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

It's been long rumoured that Google will use YouTube to introduce a live TV service. The company has now confirmed those suspicions.Google officially launched its entry into the streaming of live TV, with YouTube TV. It lets you access live and recorded... Read more

YouTube TV streaming service is coming to Apple TV, Xbox, and more

YouTube TV streaming service is coming to Apple TV, Xbox, and more

By Elyse Betters

You can soon watch Google's YouTube TV streaming service through your set-top box or streaming media device.YouTube TV launched in April, allowing you to stream live sports, local and national news, and more on your phone, tablet, and computer. Now,... Read more

Sky Store now offers Blu-rays with digital movie purchases too

Sky Store now offers Blu-rays with digital movie purchases too

By Max Langridge

Sky has revised its Buy and Keep service that lets you get a physical copy of a film that you buy through the Sky Store. Up until now, with any film you bought, Sky would automatically send you a DVD copy in the post. Sky Store Buy & Keep now rolling... Read more

Five reasons to get a VPN: Streaming Pay-Per-View boxing to native language surfing

Five reasons to get a VPN: Streaming Pay-Per-View boxing to native language surfing

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

All 2018 World Cup matches to be shot in 4K HDR

All 2018 World Cup matches to be shot in 4K HDR

By Rik Henderson

FIFA has announced that all matches of the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be shot in Ultra HD and HDR. Some footage will also be created especially for virtual reality headsets and 360-degree video on demand.Who will broadcast the matches in 4K HDR is... Read more

Roku might soon stream content on devices beyond its own hardware

Roku might soon stream content on devices beyond its own hardware

By Elyse Betters

Roku wants to expand beyond its own devices.The company is considering streaming videos on devices made by third-party manufacturers, such as Apple and Google, according to Variety. However, Roku’s first attempt at streaming on third-party devices will... Read more

Best TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

Best TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

By Rik Henderson

There is an amazing line-up of TV shows and series coming our way soon on streaming services and some crackers that have just started to appear. New episodes of Star Trek Discovery are released each week and Mr Robot season 3 has begun at last. Hurrah!Then,... Read more