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EE TV Recordings To Go enables mobile viewing, takes fight to Sky Q

EE TV Recordings To Go enables mobile viewing, takes fight to Sky Q

By Chris Hall

EE TV was ahead of its time in many ways when it launched in 2014, offering a number of features that until recently, weren’t available on any other TV platform.Not one to shy away from new features, EE TV has just added a great new option, called Recordings... Read more

Flix Premiere brings movies into the home instead of the cinema

Flix Premiere brings movies into the home instead of the cinema

By Luke Edwards

A new online movie-streaming platform called Flix Premiere aims to bring the cinema experience into the home.Unlike the average streaming offerings, already clogging up app space on myriad devices, Flix Premiere is all about exclusive films that might... Read more

Sky to show Formula 1 in 4K UHD from 2017

Sky to show Formula 1 in 4K UHD from 2017

By Luke Edwards

Sky has officially confirmed that it will show the Formula 1 race season in 4K Ultra High Definition from next year.The 4K race coverage will be delivered via the latest Sky Q service from Sky. This is available now but won't get used for 4K UHD viewing until... Read more

Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why?

Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why?

By Elyse Betters

Reports from last year suggested Dr Dre would soon star in Apple's first original TV series, a somewhat-autobiographical drama called Vital Signs, but now we're hearing that another Hip-Hop star, Will.i.am, is set to star in the company's first major... Read more

Watch out Periscope, YouTube Connect is coming for you

Watch out Periscope, YouTube Connect is coming for you

By Luke Edwards

Google is reportedly working on a live broadcasting service that will take on Twitter's Periscope. This service is called YouTube Connect.According to sources of VentureBeat, YouTube has committed to building the Connect service not only to take on Twitter's... Read more

Vizio's new TV and speaker lineup come with Google Cast and an Android tablet

Vizio's new TV and speaker lineup come with Google Cast and an Android tablet

By Elyse Betters

Vizio is known in the US for making affordable televisions, and it's just launched a new series that not only continues legacy but also packs all the latest tech inside, including built-in support for Google's Chromecast.The new 2016 P Series starts at... Read more

How to get started with the new BBC micro:bit computer

How to get started with the new BBC micro:bit computer

By Stuart Miles

Announced last year, the BBC micro:bit pocket-sized computer is now being delivered to all 11 and 12-year-olds (Year 7) in the UK.The new computer, which many will see as an alternative to the Raspberry Pi, offers kids the chance to play with dedicated... Read more

Apple TV gets new voice and photo features in latest update

Apple TV gets new voice and photo features in latest update

By Stuart Miles

Apple has announced a new update to its Apple TV set top box. The new update, which will be available from today will bring with it a number of new features like Folders, as well as sort some of the complaints from the initial release last year.Apple... Read more

Want a Netflix Recommended TV? You've got just these two options

Want a Netflix Recommended TV? You've got just these two options

By Luke Edwards

Netflix has launched a label for televisions it deems up to scratch for the standards it requires, only two manufacturers made the list. So if you want a TV that's perfect for your favourite video streamer you won't have to spend long picking.The idea... Read more

All Sky customers to get live Sky Sports free… through new Sky Sports Mix channel

All Sky customers to get live Sky Sports free… through new Sky Sports Mix channel

By Rik Henderson

Sky is launching an all-new Sky Sports channel that will be free to all of its TV customers and offer a selection of different, live sporting events.Sky Sports Mix will include live sports including football, golf, cricket and more, and won't cost anything... Read more

Sky Q to get 4K Ultra HD TV shows and movies from summer, Now TV too

Sky Q to get 4K Ultra HD TV shows and movies from summer, Now TV too

By Rik Henderson

It's been known since the unveiling of Sky Q last year that the Sky Q Silver box would be getting Ultra HD programming at some point in its future, we just didn't know when.The main box in the Sky Q line-up has the required HDMI output to transmit 4K... Read more

Sony PlayStation Vue is finally now available across the US

Sony PlayStation Vue is finally now available across the US

By Elyse Betters

Sony announced that its PlayStation Vue internet TV service has gone nationwide in the states.The Netflix-like service launched over a year ago and has been available in select US cities, bringing live, local broadcasts from CBS, ABC, FOX, and NBC (as... Read more

What is Comic-Con HQ and when will it go live?

What is Comic-Con HQ and when will it go live?

By Elyse Betters

Comic-Con is getting its own subscription streaming service.It's called Comic-Con HQ. From what we can tell, it is trying to be a Netflix of sorts for comic-book geeks. It's also trying to extend the Comic-Con experience from just a few days a year to... Read more

Virgin Media continues to take on Netflix with MMA drama Kingdom exclusive

Virgin Media continues to take on Netflix with MMA drama Kingdom exclusive

By Rik Henderson

After exclusively bringing Ash vs Evil Dead to the UK, Virgin Media continues to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon Video by offering a new series you can only get through its paid TV service.Mixed martial arts drama Kingdom has been secured by Virgin... Read more

You could be watching Star Wars 8 in your own home on its 2017 release day

You could be watching Star Wars 8 in your own home on its 2017 release day

By Rik Henderson

If Napster founder Sean Parker gets his way, you will be able to watch the latest films from the comfort of your own home on their cinematic release dates.Films like Star Wars: Episode VIII, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Alien: Covenent could be available... Read more

Game of Thrones' first season 6 trailer is finally out - watch it here

Game of Thrones' first season 6 trailer is finally out - watch it here

By Elyse Betters

It is a glorious day.Game of Thrones is set to return 24 April, and to whet your appetite for the big premiere, HBO has just graced us with the new season's first full-length trailer. It's almost 2 minutes long and is set to James Vincent McMorrow's "Wicked... Read more

Think 4K is good? Wait until you see the 2016 Olympics in 8K with 22.2 sound and VR

Think 4K is good? Wait until you see the 2016 Olympics in 8K with 22.2 sound and VR

By Luke Edwards

The 2016 Rio Olympics will not only be a showcase for human physical achievement but for tech too. The Olympic Broadcasting Services has confirmed it will record and air 8K video coverage with 22.2 channel surround sound as well as VR.Over 130 hours... Read more

Sky Q Fluid Viewing has a flaw, but here's the fix

Sky Q Fluid Viewing has a flaw, but here's the fix

By Stuart Miles

When Sky Q was announced in 2015, the standout feature for the new TV service was that you would be able to start watching your favourite TV show or movie in one room, then pause, before resuming in another room with zero hassle. Sky is so confident... Read more

Sky Q install: Tips and tricks to get you ready for installation

Sky Q install: Tips and tricks to get you ready for installation

By Stuart Miles

Sky Q, the new top of the range TV service from Sky, is starting to be installed in homes up and down the country, but is there anything you can do to get ready for the big day ahead of the Sky engineer coming to your house?Having gone through the install... Read more

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will come to Blu-ray and more on this date

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will come to Blu-ray and more on this date

By Elyse Betters

Disney has announced when Star Wars fans will finally be able to watch The Force Awakens from the comfort of their own homes.During The Walt Disney Company’s annual shareholders meeting, Robert A. Iger, CEO, said the latest installment of the Star Wars... Read more

Panasonic 4K HDR choices 2016: DX902, DX802, DX750, DX700 TVs explored

Panasonic 4K HDR choices 2016: DX902, DX802, DX750, DX700 TVs explored

By Chris Hall

Panasonic refreshed its line-up of Viera televisions for 2016, with a number of models offering Ultra HD/4K, as well as high dynamic range (HDR).We saw the launch of the DX900 at CES 2016 (appearing as the DX902 in Europe), Panasonic's first television... Read more

Panasonic UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray player available from mid-April

Panasonic UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray player available from mid-April

By Chris Hall

One of the first Ultra HD Blu-ray players to hit the shelves will be the Panasonic UB900, meaning you'll be able to play your (as yet unavailable) Ultra HD Blu-ray discs in glorious 4K with HDR on your brand new television.Panasonic has confirmed that... Read more

Netflix picks a side, stops users enjoying US library with VPNs, Reddit cries out

Netflix picks a side, stops users enjoying US library with VPNs, Reddit cries out

By Luke Edwards

Netflix has increased the aggression with which it attacks work-arounds that allow non-US residents enjoy US content.Now watching shows and movies that are reserved for US residents will be much more difficult for those residing outside of the country.Using... Read more

What is Sky Q Fluid Viewing and how do I get it?

What is Sky Q Fluid Viewing and how do I get it?

By Rik Henderson

Now that Sky is heavily advertising its new TV system, Sky Q, we've had many questions about what it offers.There are lots of components to the Sky Q system, with a main box - either Sky Q Silver or Sky Q box - and separate Sky Q Mini boxes for other... Read more

Oscars 2016 nominees: Watch all the trailers here

Oscars 2016 nominees: Watch all the trailers here

By Elyse Betters

Early in January, Hollywood held its breath.. The Academy was getting ready to unleash the Oscars 2016 nominees.Shortlists for all 24 categories are now out, and you can browse them in the gallery above. The categories include the usuals, such as Best... Read more

Roku 4 review: Rock-solid streaming, now in 4K
4.5 stars

Roku 4 review: Rock-solid streaming, now in 4K

By Elyse Betters

The Roku 4 is the company's updated flagship set-top box with support for 4K (although, bizarrely, it's still not available in the UK). With so many big-name competitors now on the market, such Amazon Fire TV 4K, is it worth paying $130 for this particular... Read more

Televisions with built-in Google Chromecast likely to arrive this spring

Televisions with built-in Google Chromecast likely to arrive this spring

By Elyse Betters

Chromecast-like functionality is being built into TV sets from Vizio and others.According to Variety, Google and Vizio have been working together to add Chromecast into Vizio's new TVs coming out this spring, thus eliminating the need to offer up standard... Read more

New BBC Music app curates the best of the Beeb based on your music tastes

New BBC Music app curates the best of the Beeb based on your music tastes

By Stuart Miles

The BBC is continuing its push to offer more choice through various apps by launching a new dedicated BBC Music app.The free BBC Music app will, according to the Beeb, bring the best of music from across BBC TV, Radio and Online straight to the palm of... Read more

Sky+ customers get new Netflix-like binge watching features

Sky+ customers get new Netflix-like binge watching features

By Stuart Miles

Sky has rolled out a handful of new features for its Sky+ customers including the ability to download an entire season at the start for some TV shows, as well as automatically start the next episode of a "Box Set" when you've finished watching the previous... Read more

Netflix second screen and mobile data limiter coming this year, HDR launch show revealed

Netflix second screen and mobile data limiter coming this year, HDR launch show revealed

By Luke Edwards

Netflix has told Pocket-lint, at a private event near MWC 2016, that is plans to launch an update for its mobile app to save on data charges. It will also introduce a second screen function for use on smartphones and tablets while watching on a main... Read more

Planet Earth II is coming to the BBC and it will be in 4K

Planet Earth II is coming to the BBC and it will be in 4K

By Rik Henderson

The BBC has announced that it is currently filming a sequel to its most successful nature documentary series, Planet Earth.Due to air later this year, the cunningly titled Planet Earth II will once again be narrated by Sir David Attenborough, but this... Read more

Philips 2016 TV range: Full HD, Ultra HD 4K, HDR, Ambilight, and more

Philips 2016 TV range: Full HD, Ultra HD 4K, HDR, Ambilight, and more

By Elyse Betters

Philips TVs have returned with a new, varied range.The new range includes sizes going from 24-inches to 75-inches and include sFull HD TVs as well as Ultra HD 4K sets. The 4K TVs run the latest version of Android TV OS, and some of them support high dynamic... Read more

Microsoft made a new Chromecast-like Wireless Display Adapter

Microsoft made a new Chromecast-like Wireless Display Adapter

By Elyse Betters

Not to be outdone by the recent update to Google Chromecast, Microsoft has decided to refresh its own Chromecast-like device, called the Wireless Display Adapter, making it both smaller and cheaper than the original version.Microsoft first launched the... Read more

What is NBCUniversal Hayu and will it launch in the UK?

What is NBCUniversal Hayu and will it launch in the UK?

By Elyse Betters

One of the world's leading entertainment companies has announced a new streaming video service that's all about reality TV - and it's intended audiences are in the UK, Ireland, and Australia.Called Hayu, NBCUniversal has described its initiative as... Read more

Apple TV subscription streaming service: What's the story so far?

Apple TV subscription streaming service: What's the story so far?

By Elyse Betters

Sometimes there are so many Apple rumours they're difficult to keep straight, like the latest information surrounding Apple's TV streaming service.The Apple TV was just updated, despite reports from analysts, who repeatedly claim Apple will abandon the... Read more

Netflix made a kid show about bugs completely based on Beatles music

Netflix made a kid show about bugs completely based on Beatles music

By Elyse Betters

Netflix has announced a new show for children that is set to premiere this summer - and what makes it unique is that the whole thing revolves around covers of iconic songs by The Beatles.The upcoming show, called Beat Bugs, includes 11-minute episodes... Read more

Star Trek TV series for 2017 will make it great again

Star Trek TV series for 2017 will make it great again

By Luke Edwards

Following the popularity of the new Star Trek movies, the almost defunct TV series has been given a green light to start a new run.The last Star Trek series, Enterprise, lasted just four seasons and ever since Star Trek for TV has been left on the shelf.... Read more

The 90s are back: Netflix's Fuller House has its first full trailer, watch here

The 90s are back: Netflix's Fuller House has its first full trailer, watch here

By Elyse Betters

America has a few national treasures. Full House is most definitely one of them. And so Netflix's first full trailer for the upcoming reboot is nothing short of perfection. It's also amazing in that it is brimming with 90s nostalgia.Netflixannounced last... Read more

Voice dictation coming to Apple TV, you'll be able to speak your username and password

Voice dictation coming to Apple TV, you'll be able to speak your username and password

By Rik Henderson

Apple will introduce voice dictation to its 2015 Apple TV set-top-boxes in the near future, with beta software users already getting that function.The company has been trialling and adding new features to tvOS 9.2, which is hotly tipped to be announced... Read more

Philips PUS8601 4K TV with 4-sided Ambilight review: Colour us impressed
4.5 stars

Philips PUS8601 4K TV with 4-sided Ambilight review: Colour us impressed

By Mike Lowe

It can take quite a lot for a TV to stand-out from the crowd. Philips' approach? Plonk some LED lights around all four sides of its rear - aka Ambilight, used to real-time project coloured lighting in sync with the image on screen - and, no doubt, you've... Read more

4K Blu-ray is here, Samsung player on sale today with UHD movie

4K Blu-ray is here, Samsung player on sale today with UHD movie

By Luke Edwards

It's been a long time since we wrote with excitement about a Blu-ray player, but that time is here once more with the first 4K Blu-ray player going on sale today.Samsung has beaten the other manufacturers to the punch with the release of its UBD-K8500... Read more

Sky Q goes on sale, from £42 a month and £99 one-off fee

Sky Q goes on sale, from £42 a month and £99 one-off fee

By Rik Henderson

Sky's all-new, all-singing and dancing TV entertainment system is now available. Sky Q can be bought from the company's own dedicated online store from today, 9 February.The Sky Q packages start at £42 a month, although there will also be set-up costs... Read more

3D is officially dead, future Samsung and LG TVs won’t even support it

3D is officially dead, future Samsung and LG TVs won’t even support it

By Rik Henderson

It's been expected for quite a while but 3D in the home is officially kaput. Both Samsung and LG are phasing out the technology when it comes to new TVs and that will put the final nail in the format's coffin.It was telling for us that very few companies... Read more

YouTube tipped to start live streaming 360-degree VR videos

YouTube tipped to start live streaming 360-degree VR videos

By Rik Henderson

One of the big tech trends of 2016 is thought to be virtual reality. Not only has Google sold plenty of its Cardboard headsets and Oculus and Samsung had great success with the consumer version of Gear VR, but we'll soon see Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive... Read more