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Did you know you now get Channel 5 HD on Freeview?

Did you know you now get Channel 5 HD on Freeview?

By Rik Henderson

As of yesterday, Channel 5 HD is now in the line-up of free-to-air high definition stations. It has been added to the Freeview electronic programme guide and is available to all TVs, set-top-boxes and entertainment devices that support Freeview HD.Freeview... Read more

Netflix now lets you cap streams in tiers, save data but keep quality

Netflix now lets you cap streams in tiers, save data but keep quality

By Luke Edwards

Netflix has introduced a new feature to its mobile app that will allow greater control of data usage when streaming over networks.The new Netflix tool will allow you to decide how much data is used up per hour of streaming. While the app did previously... Read more

YouTube could soon offer a paid service that streams cable channels

YouTube could soon offer a paid service that streams cable channels

By Elyse Betters

YouTube is getting into premium online television. Like, a subscription-based service that'll let you stream cable channels.Now, Hulu has just confirmed it is doing the same thing. It basically wants to go after Dish's Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation... Read more

Samsung says no to OLED TVs for 2017, something else is coming

Samsung says no to OLED TVs for 2017, something else is coming

By Luke Edwards

Samsung may have once been an OLED television creator but it's left that in the past to focus on its own Quantum Dot, Nano-Crystal tech. Rumours were circulating that it may begin OLED production again in 2017, but that's now been shot down.Samsung vice... Read more

Now TV Kids Pass coming to give children their shows in the one place

Now TV Kids Pass coming to give children their shows in the one place

By Rik Henderson

Now TV will soon add an all-new subscription offering and it's just for children.From 21 June, you will be able to pay £2.99 a month for a Now TV Kids Pass. It will give access to six live TV channels and all the box sets and catch up content to view... Read more

New Hulu subscription service to stream broadcast, cable TV channels

New Hulu subscription service to stream broadcast, cable TV channels

By Elyse Betters

Hulu is reportedly working on a new subscription service for US cord-cutters.Cord cutters are people who ditch cable television in favour of an internet-based service, and according to The Wall Street Journal, they'll soon have a new service to choose... 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 for several days ourselves now... Read more

You won't believe how little you'll pay for this 75-inch 4K HDR TV

You won't believe how little you'll pay for this 75-inch 4K HDR TV

By Rik Henderson

Hisense has released a 75-inch 4K HDR TV for a little under £2,500.The Hisense 75M7900 features all the latest telly tech but for a fraction of the price of rivals. In fact, you'll be hard pressed to find a 55-inch 4K HDR TV for much cheaper, let alone... Read more

FilmStruck is TCM and Criterion's new streaming service launching this year

FilmStruck is TCM and Criterion's new streaming service launching this year

By Elyse Betters

This autumn will see the launch of yet another movie-streaming service, though this one is unique because it'll be all about the oldies.According to The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, Turner Classic Movies, an American cable network known... Read more

Samsung UBD-K8500 4K UHD Blu-ray player now available in the UK

Samsung UBD-K8500 4K UHD Blu-ray player now available in the UK

By Rik Henderson

It's been a while since Samsung showed its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player to the public, at IFA in Germany last autumn in fact, but now it's finally available to buy in the UK.It makes sense considering the discs themselves have only recently gone on... Read more

Netflix added a record 6.74 million new subscribers in Q1 2016

Netflix added a record 6.74 million new subscribers in Q1 2016

By Elyse Betters

Netflix recently added more than 130 countries to its world service map, and now it's revealing the effect of that expansion: a record number of new subs.The video-streaming service just posted its first-quarter results for 2016. And buried between a... Read more

YouTube introduces live streaming for 360-degree videos, spatial audio

YouTube introduces live streaming for 360-degree videos, spatial audio

By Elyse Betters

YouTube doesn't just want you to experience all angles of scene; it wants you to do so as the action unfolds.Google-owned YouTube first launched support for 360-degree videos in early 2015, but now, just in time for the Coachella music festival in the... Read more

This is why C-3PO has a red arm in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This is why C-3PO has a red arm in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

By Luke Edwards

If you've seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens you'll remember that an old favourite character, the protocol droid C-3PO, is sporting a new red arm. What you likely didn't know is why.The film did draw attention to the arm with C-3PO even talking about it,... Read more

What is Ultra HD Premium and why does it matter? The 4K HDR badge explained

What is Ultra HD Premium and why does it matter? The 4K HDR badge explained

By Mike Lowe

The home cinema and entertainment technology industry sure loves a badge or two. Kit from TVs and Blu-ray players, to amplifiers and speakers all seem to be run through a certification process to give you an idea that they will perform in given circumstances.... Read more

Netflix HDR has arrived in the UK, Sony at front of the queue

Netflix HDR has arrived in the UK, Sony at front of the queue

By Luke Edwards

Netflix has begun streaming its High Dynamic Range and Dolby Vision content in the UK on selected TV screens, starting with Sony.The enhanced HDR content will be part of the 4K streaming package offering a greater brightness to the video, reports Steve... Read more

Netflix prices are about to go up for early subscribers, be warned

Netflix prices are about to go up for early subscribers, be warned

By Luke Edwards

Movie and show streaming service Netflix has announced that it will be putting up its prices soon, for early adopters in the UK.Until recently Netflix subscribers who signed up early were given a pay freeze on their subscription price. That freeze, as... Read more

Freeview Play to get even better with UKTV support

Freeview Play to get even better with UKTV support

By Rik Henderson

UKTV, which runs British channels Dave, Yesterday, Really and Drama, is adding its app to those that work with Freeview Play - the free digital TV catch-up TV service.It effectively means that owners of Freeview Play-enabled TVs or set-top-boxes will... Read more

These are the first 4K UHD Blu-rays with HDR and Dolby Atmos you can buy

These are the first 4K UHD Blu-rays with HDR and Dolby Atmos you can buy

By Luke Edwards

The year of 4K UHD Blu-ray is here in 2016 and it's bringing High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos too.Finally those 4K TVs that were bought in the Christmas sales can really get some use with enhanced picture vibrancy, colours and contras from this new... Read more

New Roku Streaming stick: Performance boost and new private listening mode via app

New Roku Streaming stick: Performance boost and new private listening mode via app

By Stuart Miles

Roku has overhauled its small streaming stick in the US as the company looks to deliver more power to users keen to make their TVs smart.The new stick will get a whopping eight-fold processing power boost, private listening through the Roku mobile app,... Read more

LG talks webOS 3.0 and Freeview Play updates: Roll-out starting in May

LG talks webOS 3.0 and Freeview Play updates: Roll-out starting in May

By Chris Hall

LG announced webOS 3.0 late in 2015 and showed off the new user interface for its TVs at CES 2016. Since then we've been awaiting details on the webOS 3.0 release date.Talking today in London, LG demoed some of the new features coming to webOS 3.0, as... Read more

Sky Kids app 'Buddies' bring TV and on demand fun to the little ones

Sky Kids app 'Buddies' bring TV and on demand fun to the little ones

By Luke Edwards

Sky has announced its new Sky Kids app which aims to keep your children entertained. It will be available from 31 March, arriving just in time to help keep them busy over the Easter holiday.The Sky Kids app, available for iPad and some Android tablets,... Read more

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