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Watch The Open for free with Now TV

Watch The Open for free with Now TV

By Rik Henderson

You can watch the first day of The Open golf championship for free today, 14 July, thanks to Now TV.The major golf event is being shown exclusively by Sky Sports and if you don't have Sky you might miss out. However, Now TV is giving everyone a free Sky... Read more

What can I watch in 4K Ultra HD on Sky Q?

What can I watch in 4K Ultra HD on Sky Q?

By Rik Henderson

Sky Q goes live on 13 August, to coincide with the start of the new Premier League football season. However, rather than launch as a couple of new channels, as previously expected, there will be content available from day one in different forms.There... Read more

Sky Q 4K Ultra HD confirmed for 13 August and it's free

Sky Q 4K Ultra HD confirmed for 13 August and it's free

By Rik Henderson

Sky is finally ready to unleash its 4K Ultra HD services, as teased during the launch of Sky Q in November last year.The Sky Q service and boxes were made available to consumers in March, but Ultra HD content was always set to follow in the "summer".... Read more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Life Stripped Bare, T in the Park and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Life Stripped Bare, T in the Park and more

By Rik Henderson

Considering what was on last week, including a Super Sunday of tennis, footy and F1, with the British Grand Prix, Wimbledon and Euro 2016 finals, we decided to completely ignore it all and give you some prime alternatives in our weekly catch-up TV round-up.All... Read more

YouTube Unplugged online TV service might launch soon with ESPN

YouTube Unplugged online TV service might launch soon with ESPN

By Elyse Betters

YouTube has been working on an online TV service, and a new report makes it seem like it might finally be coming together.According to The Information, YouTube is close to inking deals with ESPN, ABC, and CBS. If that's true, those channels will be offered... Read more

Sky Broadband Shield porn filter switched on by default, here's what it does and how to turn it off

Sky Broadband Shield porn filter switched on by default, here's what it does and how to turn it off

By Rik Henderson

After successful trials of a "default on" approach with its Sky Broadband Shield service for some customers last year, the company has made the bold step of switching on porn and adult content filters for every customer by default.New customers who register... Read more

Now TV Smart Box: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Now TV Smart Box: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

Sky has now set into motion a new stage for Now TV, its internet streaming service that has grown massively over the last couple of years.Not only has it introduced a new package and way to get Now TV, with the Now TV Combo that includes broadband and... Read more

What is the Now TV Combo, how much does it cost and when can I get it?

What is the Now TV Combo, how much does it cost and when can I get it?

By Luke Edwards

Not only has Sky released a new Now TV Smart Box, but also offers a new contract-free home connectivity package.The Now TV Combo from Sky encompasses a streaming service pass, unlimited broadband and a phone line.Releasing such an all inclusive package... Read more

Now TV Smart Box and Now TV Combo bundle available, erm, now

Now TV Smart Box and Now TV Combo bundle available, erm, now

By Rik Henderson

Sky announced its next Now TV box at an event in London just over a week ago and has revealed that you can nab one from today, Thursday 7 July.It is also the Now TV Combo from today too, which lumps a streaming service pass, unlimited broadband, and... Read more

8 reasons Sony Bravia TVs are setting the pace in 2016

8 reasons Sony Bravia TVs are setting the pace in 2016

By Pocket-lint Promotion

There’s a lot to take in if you’re thinking of buying a new TV these days. New technologies are revolutionising picture quality, smart features are becoming ever more sophisticated, and there have never been so many content sources to choose from.... Read more

You can now buy Samsung’s fancy Serif TV in the US from MoMA

You can now buy Samsung’s fancy Serif TV in the US from MoMA

By Elyse Betters

Art enthusiasts can now get a Samsung TV from a Manhattan museum to complement the highbrow decor of their living rooms.Last year (about nine months ago, to be exact), Samsung announced a new TV. But it's not one of those flexible, curvy, or super-thin... Read more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Wimbledon, Formula E and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Wimbledon, Formula E and more

By Rik Henderson

It has been a real summer of sport and that is reflected in our weekly round-up of TV shows from the last seven days you should catch-up on.If you scroll backwards through a Freeview Play electronic programme guide, you can click on any of the following... Read more

The Minecraft movie has a release date, coming in 3D and to IMAX

The Minecraft movie has a release date, coming in 3D and to IMAX

By Elyse Betters

Minecraft diehards can rejoice! Their movie is just three years away.Mojang has announced an official release date for the game series' first feature film. The developer studio, which Microsoft acquired in 2014 for $2.5 billion, said its Warner Bros-produced... Read more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Glastonbury 2016, Celebrity Masterchef and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Glastonbury 2016, Celebrity Masterchef and more

By Rik Henderson

We know the feeling. You're bored with live TV and want something to watch immediately that isn't a soap or the news.These days though, you are spoiled for choice, especially if you have Freeview Play on your TV or set-top-box.Televisions, set-top-boxes... Read more

Netflix finally considering downloads for offline viewing

Netflix finally considering downloads for offline viewing

By Rik Henderson

A couple of years ago, Netflix told Pocket-lint that offline viewing was very unlikely to ever happen. Licensing of shows and movies was one reason given.Since then, its major rival Amazon Instant Video added offline viewing for some of its content, for... Read more

Seven cool features of the Sony XD93 TV

Seven cool features of the Sony XD93 TV

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Television technology is going through an unprecedented period of change right now. The combination of new Ultra HD screens, high dynamic range technology (HDR) and ever-changing, ever-expanding smart TV features has made it harder than ever for consumers... Read more

What is Sony PlayStation Vue and where is it available?

What is Sony PlayStation Vue and where is it available?

By Elyse Betters

Sony PlayStation Vue is no longer limited to the PlayStation platform.That means almost anyone can pick a plan and - without a cable contract - get access to a rich channel offering that comes close to matching what cable and satellite providers currently... Read more

What is 4K HDR and how will it change your TV?

What is 4K HDR and how will it change your TV?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The talk of the town is 4K HDR, arriving with force in 2016, and changing just about everything about home entertainment. It appears in a number of guises and forms, but more importantly, perhaps, than the resolution race of recent years, the HDR side... Read more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Eurotrash, The Living and The Dead and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Eurotrash, The Living and The Dead and more

By Rik Henderson

If you have access to a device that features Freeview Play, be it a supported TV or set-top-box, you can simply catch up with shows you've missed by scrolling backwards through the electronic programme guide.That takes away the fuss of having to come... Read more

Westworld trailer looks amazing, HBO’s robot cowboy sci-fi to meet high hopes

Westworld trailer looks amazing, HBO’s robot cowboy sci-fi to meet high hopes

By Luke Edwards

The HBO adaptation of the Westworld film has finally been teased in a trailer that makes it look even better than the original. Robot cowboy slaves finding self-awareness, what's not to love?The ten part series, to air on Sky Atlantic in the UK, is described... Read more

The gadgets and costumes of Suicide Squad in pictures: Harley Quinn, The Joker and more

The gadgets and costumes of Suicide Squad in pictures: Harley Quinn, The Joker and more

By Rik Henderson

After a busy E3 in Los Angeles, we were invited to end the week with a trip to Warner Bros Studios in Burbank to undertake a tour of the lot and get up and close to a whole host of props and costumes.We saw plenty of items from past and present, including... Read more

Get out the party streamers, Netflix picture-in-picture has arrived on iPad

Get out the party streamers, Netflix picture-in-picture has arrived on iPad

By Luke Edwards

Many owners of the iPad rejoiced when the iOS 9 update rolled in baring the gift of picture-in-picture. But that joy was mixed with lament as it didn’t extend to Netflix. Let happiness reign, it's just arrived.Netflix has rolled out a new update that... Read more

Sky Movies becomes Sky Cinema, kicks off with Spectre

Sky Movies becomes Sky Cinema, kicks off with Spectre

By Stuart Miles

Sky has rebranded its Sky Movies service to be called Sky Cinema. The new name, which will come into effect on the 8 July, will kick off with the UK premiere of James Bond's latest outing: Spectre. "We have a brand new name! Introducing Sky Cinema, bringing... Read more

What's new in Apple TV? Smarter Siri, better gaming, single sign-in and more

What's new in Apple TV? Smarter Siri, better gaming, single sign-in and more

By Luke Edwards

Apple has announced the latest update to its Apple tvOS that will see huge live TV access, smarter Siri and more.Now over 100 live channels will be coming to the platform as of next month. Apple will make jumping between subscription services easier than... Read more

Sony XD9405 4K TV review: The 75-inch UHD wonder
4.5 stars

Sony XD9405 4K TV review: The 75-inch UHD wonder

By John Archer

Love movies? Got a big living room? Feeling flush this month? Then Sony thinks it has just the ticket for you in the shape of its new flagship TV, the KD-75XD9405.For the princely sum of £4,999 the XD9405 gives you a huge 75-inch screen stuffed with... Read more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Top Gear, Euro 2016 and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Top Gear, Euro 2016 and more

By Rik Henderson

You might not know this, but if you have a Freeview Play TV or set-top-box you can catch-up with the last seven days of TV shows just by scrolling back through the electronic programme guide.Shows that aired of BBC, ITV or Channel 4 are available to scroll... Read more

Now you can use an Nvidia Shield TV as a Plex media server

Now you can use an Nvidia Shield TV as a Plex media server

By Rik Henderson

We've always been fans of the Nvidia Shield Android TV box, with its 4K output and gaming prowess. We've also always loved Plex and the excellent way it catalogues and presents our media files.Now the two are combining in a way that is every Plex fan's... Read more

Now TV 4K box and "more" to be announced on 29 June

Now TV 4K box and "more" to be announced on 29 June

By Rik Henderson

Sky has sent out press invites to an event on 29 June where the new Now TV box will be unveiled.However, the new set-top-box, already revealed to be 4K-ready, will not be the only announcement. The invite states that there will be "so much more than... Read more

Samsung 4K HDR TV choices for 2016: KS9000, KS8000, KS7500 and KS7000 compared

Samsung 4K HDR TV choices for 2016: KS9000, KS8000, KS7500 and KS7000 compared

By Luke Edwards

Samsung announced a new generation of SUHD televisions at CES 2016 at the beginning of the year and now has a full selection of TVs for you to choose from, in a wide of sizes and prices.The top-end screens use Quantum Dot displays meaning a layer of crystals... Read more

Philips AmbiLux PUS8901 review: Projector-laden 4K TV is mad, but brilliant
4.0 stars

Philips AmbiLux PUS8901 review: Projector-laden 4K TV is mad, but brilliant

By Steve May

When we first clapped eyes on Philips AmbiLux, back in 2014, we thought the engineers responsible had lost the plot. Sure, we've always had a soft spot for Philips Ambilight, the LED edging that casts puddles of coloured light onto surrounding walls,... Read more

Samsung KS7000 SUHD TV review: Serious performance for the price
4.5 stars

Samsung KS7000 SUHD TV review: Serious performance for the price

By Chris Hall

Samsung has impressed with its line-up of SUHD televisions over the last year. For 2016, the message is about refinement, continuing the solid performance of the LED sets and pushing the message that this is now second-gen HDR (high dynamic range), the... Read more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: The Musketeers, Pokemon and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: The Musketeers, Pokemon and more

By Rik Henderson

Freeview Play televisions and set-top-boxes give you the option to scroll back through the EPG to catch-up with shows you might have missed the previous week.All you have to do it click on the show and it will open in each channel's respective on demand application... Read more

Panasonic DMP-UB900 review: Ultra-HD Blu-ray master class
4.5 stars

Panasonic DMP-UB900 review: Ultra-HD Blu-ray master class

By Chris Hall

Taking a step into the future is Ultra HD Blu-ray, looking to up the quality and make the most out of the latest 4K televisions, all for your entertainment pleasure. There are currently two UHD Blu-ray players available. Vying to be the next big thing... Read more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Wallander, American Dad and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Wallander, American Dad and more

By Rik Henderson

With Freeview Play, TVs and set-top-boxes offer the ability to scroll backwards through the last seven days of an electronic programme guide in order to choose catch-up shows to play automatically.Users only need find the show on any of the supported... Read more

Humax adds Netflix to FVP-4000T Freeview Play boxes

Humax adds Netflix to FVP-4000T Freeview Play boxes

By Rik Henderson

Humax's FVP-4000T Freeview Play recorders have just got even better, you can now play Netflix content using them.The 500GB and 1TB set-top-boxes have each received over-the-air updates to add the Netflix app. Subscribers to the paid TV and movie streaming... Read more

Samsung UBD-K8500 review: Beautiful Ultra HD Blu-ray
4.5 stars

Samsung UBD-K8500 review: Beautiful Ultra HD Blu-ray

By Chris Hall

Optical discs are dead, or so many would have you believe. That's perhaps a reflection of the times we're living in, where streaming entertainment out-paces its arrival on physical media. What better example than the latest Star Wars blockbuster, arriving... Read more

Google gives its Nexus Player the axe

Google gives its Nexus Player the axe

By Elyse Betters

Good luck trying to find a Nexus Player after today.Google has quietly stopped direct sales of its set-top box, meaning you'll have to buy it from third-party retailers that still have some stock left. The Nexus Player can no longer be found on the Google... Read more

LG 4K HDR choices for 2016: G6, E6, C6 and B6 TVs compared

LG 4K HDR choices for 2016: G6, E6, C6 and B6 TVs compared

By Luke Edwards

LG's message in its 2015 televisions was about curved OLED, later releasing flat models to accompany the curved versions. With 2016, the message is still very much about OLED, Ultra HD and HDR, but guess what? The lead model moves to flat instead.OLED... Read more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: England's Euro 2016 warm-up and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: England's Euro 2016 warm-up and more

By Rik Henderson

Freeview Play is an incredible useful tool that gives you the ability to scroll backwards through the electronic programme guide and choose catch-up shows to play automatically.Just find the show listed in the last seven days, click on it and it'll open... Read more

Google and IMAX are making a cinema-quality Jump VR camera

Google and IMAX are making a cinema-quality Jump VR camera

By Elyse Betters

Google wants to make a 360-degree rig that can capture virtual-reality video in a good enough quality to be acceptable at cinemas.At last year's Google I/O developer conference, Google launched the Jump ecosystem for virtual reality filmmaking as... Read more

Is your broadband fast enough for video streaming? Here's how to find out

Is your broadband fast enough for video streaming? Here's how to find out

By Rik Henderson

If you're always wondering how fast your broadband actually is but can't decifer the multiple results provided by Speedtest, Netflix has launched a simple solution: Fast.com.If you're not worried about ping or upload speeds, Netflix's dedicated webpage... Read more

How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free

How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free

By Rik Henderson

It's coming to the end of the domestic football season and there's not many prizes left to dole out.Liverpool sadly lost against Sevilla in the final of the Europa League and Manchester United will be taking on Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final this... Read more

Hugely controversial Preacher exclusive to Amazon Prime Instant Video in UK

Hugely controversial Preacher exclusive to Amazon Prime Instant Video in UK

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has snapped up several exclusive rights to one of the most eagerly anticipated US TV series, Preacher.It will be only available on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK, Austria, Germany and Japan. The series starts on Monday 23 May.Based on the... Read more

BBC Food website faces the chop, as BBC trims the fat

BBC Food website faces the chop, as BBC trims the fat

By Chris Hall

Shock horror! The BBC is reporting that its BBC Food website could face the chop as part of the proposed £15m savings drive faced by the corporation. In recent days we've learnt that the BBC iPlayer loophole is due to be closed, that the licence fee... Read more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: F1 Spanish Grand Prix, The Hollow Crown and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: F1 Spanish Grand Prix, The Hollow Crown and more

By Rik Henderson

When looking for something to watch it's worth remembering that with Freeview Play you can easily find shows that have been on in the last seven days, without having to go through a multitude of different streaming apps.TVs, set-top-boxes and other entertainment... Read more

You'll need to pay for BBC iPlayer from 2017

You'll need to pay for BBC iPlayer from 2017

By Rik Henderson

The government's white paper on the BBC Charter has been published and one of the stand-out changes will be the expected close of what is termed the "iPlayer loophole".Currently, people in the UK can watch BBC programming through BBC iPlayer for free,... Read more

Virgin Media TiVo 2 coming with 4K, new set-top-box to take on Sky Q

Virgin Media TiVo 2 coming with 4K, new set-top-box to take on Sky Q

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media is soon to replace its current TiVo box as the flagship set-top-box in its TV line-up. There is a new device coming in the next few months that will also be powered by TiVo, but capable of 4K video output.In its first quarter financial results... Read more

Star Wars meets Bond: Watch this stunning new intro sequence for Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars meets Bond: Watch this stunning new intro sequence for Empire Strikes Back

By Rik Henderson

Just imagine that, instead of the opening crawl and looming star destroyer, Empire Strikes Back started like a James Bond movie. Can you picture it?Actually, you don't need to, Kurt Rauffer has actually created exactly that. He's directed and edited his... Read more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Peaky Blinders, MasterChef and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Peaky Blinders, MasterChef and more

By Rik Henderson

Freeview Play TVs, set-top-boxes and other entertainment kit give you the option to scroll back through the electronic programme guide and catch-up on shows you might have missed the previous week.All you have to do it click on the show and it will open... Read more