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KeepVid.com: Download any YouTube video or song to your computer

KeepVid.com: Download any YouTube video or song to your computer

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Sometimes you want to download a YouTube video but you don't want to mess around with computer or mobile apps.No worries. Try KeepVid.com. It lets you download videos or audio files from YouTube, Facebook, DailyMotion, and several other online video and... Read more

Sharp debuts its Aquos 8K TV, bringing a new meaning to Ultra High-Definition

Sharp debuts its Aquos 8K TV, bringing a new meaning to Ultra High-Definition

By Max Langridge

Japanese TV manufacturer Sharp has unveiled a new Aquos 8K Ultra High-Definition TV at IFA in Berlin. Along with the TV, Sharp has announced a partnership with Foxconn, to develop and deliver an entire 8K ecosystem, from shooting on camera, to editing... Read more

Toshiba's Star Wars TV is ready to take you to a galaxy far, far away

Toshiba's Star Wars TV is ready to take you to a galaxy far, far away

By Chris Hall

Toshiba has unveiled a Star Wars inspired TV at IFA 2017, ready and willing to transport fans to a TV galaxy far, far away. This isn't a TV that's going to shift the balance in the TV universe, but it might make some young fans happy. Based around a... Read more

Watch the Sony IFA 2017 press conference right here

Watch the Sony IFA 2017 press conference right here

By Chris Hall

The Sony press conference is one of the highlights of IFA 2017, a big brand event, covering lots of different devices.We expect some TV announcements, hopefully something on 4K Ultra HD and, if the leaks are anything to go by, an unveiling of a couple... Read more

Panasonic adds 77-inch EZ1002 monster to 4K HDR OLED TV range

Panasonic adds 77-inch EZ1002 monster to 4K HDR OLED TV range

By Rik Henderson

During its IFA 2017 press conference, Panasonic announced that it is adding a 77-inch model to its line of 4K HDR OLED televisions.Coming this Autumn, the Panasonic EZ1002 has a 77-inch screen and, along with the EZ952, fits into the company's 4K Pro... Read more

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Eclipse is a 4K OLED TV with real class

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Eclipse is a 4K OLED TV with real class

By Rik Henderson

Bang & Olufsen has partnered with LG for its latest television, as announced at IFA 2017.The B&O BeoVision Eclipse is a 4K HDR TV using an LG OLED panel and comes in 55 and 65-inch variants.What makes it distinct and different from LG's own OLED offerings... Read more

Sony XE85 4K TV review: Impressive performance for the price
4.0 stars

Sony XE85 4K TV review: Impressive performance for the price

By John Archer

With Sony mostly smashing it out of the park this year with its high-end TVs - the A1 and XE90 being obvious examples - hopes have to be high that a healthy dollop of such quality will have filtered down to more affordable Sony models such as the XE85... Read more

Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Conor McGregor: When is it and how can I watch it online?

Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Conor McGregor: When is it and how can I watch it online?

By Max Langridge

Floyd Mayweather Jr. one of the most decorated boxers of his generation, is set to take on Conor McGregor, who is possibly the best ultimate fighting champion, in a bout that is set to generate around $700 million, and $100 million for each fighter.The... Read more

4K Apple TV all but confirmed for September reveal

4K Apple TV all but confirmed for September reveal

By Max Langridge

Unnamed sources familiar with Apple's plans have confirmed the technology giant will indeed unveil a revised Apple TV set-top box, capable of supporting 4K Ultra HD. Apple TV 4K: What's the story so far? Apple TV 2017 will be 4K, maybe HDR too The new... Read more

Apple might offer films right after they hit cinemas - but at a high cost

Apple might offer films right after they hit cinemas - but at a high cost

By Elyse Betters

Cinema chains must be super worried right now.Major Hollywood studios are deciding whether to offer digital rentals of films mere weeks after they appear in theatres, according to Bloomberg, which talked to unnamed people "familiar with the matter". These... Read more

Amazon Alexa comes to EE TV for voice-controlled channel hopping

Amazon Alexa comes to EE TV for voice-controlled channel hopping

By Max Langridge

If you own an EE TV set-top box, you can now ask Alexa for information on what programmes are on, and even set recordings. The integration of Alexa marks the first time it has been done on a set-top box in the UK. Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what... Read more

Apple OLED TV standalone display pops up in blurry leaked images

Apple OLED TV standalone display pops up in blurry leaked images

By Elyse Betters

Apple has been rumoured to be working on a TV set for many years.It's such an old story at this point, you can't help but roll your eyes at the thought of another analyst claiming Apple is once again readying a standalone display. But analyst talk is... Read more

Game of Thrones Sky Q Remote covers in pictures: Declare your love for Westeros

Game of Thrones Sky Q Remote covers in pictures: Declare your love for Westeros

By Rik Henderson

We only have two feature-length episodes left in season 7 of Game of Thrones but anyone who has seen any of the previous five will know we're in for a treat. And what better way to settle down and watch the next two week's shenanigans than with limited... Read more

Amazon's Lovefilm DVD and Blu-ray postal rental service to end in October

Amazon's Lovefilm DVD and Blu-ray postal rental service to end in October

By Rik Henderson

Amazon is to finally close its Lovefilm movie rental service on 31 October.To soften the blow, it is offering existing Lovefilm customers £15 off an Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote. They can each snag one for £25 instead of the usual £40.The... Read more

Disney might not ditch Netflix after all, new streaming service could co-exist

Disney might not ditch Netflix after all, new streaming service could co-exist

By Elyse Betters

Contrary to recent reports, Disney might not be pulling its content from Netflix. The Marvel films and TV series, along with the Star Wars films in the US, could stay on the platform beyond 2019.At present, Netflix has the exclusive rights to Disney's... Read more

Amazon Prime Video to develop new shows from 'Walking Dead' creator

Amazon Prime Video to develop new shows from 'Walking Dead' creator

By Elyse Betters

Amazon inked an "overall deal" with the creator of The Walking Dead.The company revealed that it signed a first-look deal with Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment, the production company behind a few popular comics and hit TV shows, such as The Walking... Read more

Sky Q now has Dolby Atmos support, just in time for Premier League kick-off

Sky Q now has Dolby Atmos support, just in time for Premier League kick-off

By Rik Henderson

Sky has added Dolby Atmos support to the Sky Q 2TB box, just in time for the start of the 2017/18 Premier League season.Arsenal takes on Leicester in the first televised match on Sky Sport's new Premier League channel tonight, Friday 11 August with... Read more

Netflix snags next Coen Brothers project: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Netflix snags next Coen Brothers project: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

By Rik Henderson

Netflix might be losing Disney titles and TV shows in a couple of years' time but it is still continuing apace with its plans for world domination. It has now signed no less than The Coen Brothers to write and direct a new Netflix Original series: The... Read more

Now TV vs Now TV Smart Box vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you?

Now TV vs Now TV Smart Box vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you?

By Britta O'Boyle

There are three ways to get access to Sky's content. The options are the Now TV or Now TV Smart Box route or the Sky Q route, choosing either the standard option or the Silver offering. The question is, which is the right service for you?   This... Read more

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

By Chris Hall

Sky Q is well established now, first launching as a premium service but now offered as the de facto option for newcomers to Sky TV.Existing Sky+ users can also upgrade to Sky Q at reduced rates, so it's really the provider's main option going forward.... Read more

Dolby Atmos explained: What is it and how do I get it?

Dolby Atmos explained: What is it and how do I get it?

By Rik Henderson

Home cinema isn't just about the picture, sound is just as important too. For years we've have 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... Read more

How to watch Edinburgh Festival 2017 acts online, BBC streams shows live

How to watch Edinburgh Festival 2017 acts online, BBC streams shows live

By Rik Henderson

Edinburgh Festival 2017 is in full swing and from today you can watch some of the shows live online.The BBC is streaming several acts that appear in its own Blue Tents in Edinburgh and they have started already. There will be live streams available today,... Read more

Sky Store coming to LG TVs with the very latest film and TV shows

Sky Store coming to LG TVs with the very latest film and TV shows

By Max Langridge

LG has announced it will soon be rolling out an update that will add Sky Store as an exclusive feature to its TVs running webOS 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5. Sky Store lets you buy and rent films and TV shows available through Sky, and receive a physical copy... Read more

Samsung Q8C 4K TV review: Spectacular QLED quality on a curve
4.0 stars

Samsung Q8C 4K TV review: Spectacular QLED quality on a curve

By John Archer

The big TV story for Samsung in 2017 is the introduction of its first QLED models. These LCD TVs - which include the 55-inch QE55Q8C on test here - combine ground-breaking new ultra-bright, ultra-colourful Quantum Dot colour technology with a new "cable-free"... Read more

Sky VIP rewards customers with free tickets and priority service

Sky VIP rewards customers with free tickets and priority service

By Max Langridge

Sky has announced Sky VIP, a new loyalty programme that rewards all of its customers, but gives bigger and better rewards the longer a customer has been with Sky. What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it? Split across four tiers, Silver,... Read more

The BBC wants you to use your voice to sign into digital services

The BBC wants you to use your voice to sign into digital services

By Max Langridge

The BBC has partnered with Microsoft to develop a new concept to sign into digital services, and ultimately control your TV viewing.Just as how we use our unique fingerprints to sign into our phones and authenticate payments, our voice is unique to use... Read more

How to use Alexa to control Amazon Fire TV devices without a remote

How to use Alexa to control Amazon Fire TV devices without a remote

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has introduced a new voice-control feature for Fire TV users.As of 1 August, if you own one of Amazon's Fire TV media players, as well as an Echo device, you can control that Fire TV from your Echo using just your voice. That's right. No more remote... Read more

Amazon serves up exclusive rights to ATP World Tour tennis

Amazon serves up exclusive rights to ATP World Tour tennis

By Max Langridge

Avid tennis fans who regularly tune in to watch the ATP World Tour will now need to make sure they have an Amazon Prime subscription, after the US retail giant won exclusive UK rights to show the World Tour matches from Sky.Read more about Amazon Prime... Read more

Samsung MU7000 4K TV review: Bucketloads of features for the price
4.5 stars

Samsung MU7000 4K TV review: Bucketloads of features for the price

By Chris Hall

While Samsung took to the world's technology shows to demonstrate its QLED family of flagship tellies, the MU range has been more quietly introduced, so you'd be forgiven for not knowing that TVs such as the MU7000 sit a step below QLED in the wider Samsung... Read more

Samsung UBD-M9500 review: Ultra HD Blu-ray served from a refined platter
4.5 stars

Samsung UBD-M9500 review: Ultra HD Blu-ray served from a refined platter

By Chris Hall

The Ultra HD Blu-ray player market is maturing, with 2017 serving up more choices than 2016 for a format that's still very new. As we move beyond the realms of the early adopter and into the mainstream, manufacturers are at a crossroads: go high-end,... Read more

Where to position your TV for the best Ambilight experience

Where to position your TV for the best Ambilight experience

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Philips Ambilight is a lighting technology that uses LEDs set into the rear of a Philips TV to shine light on the surrounding wall. The light they shine can either mimic the hues and colours of the content on screen, or can be static to set a particular... Read more

YouTube 360 videos come to Nvidia Shield TV Android box

YouTube 360 videos come to Nvidia Shield TV Android box

By Rik Henderson

When Nvidia first showed the latest iteration of its Shield TV Android streaming box it claimed it would be the first such device to come with 360-degree video support for YouTube.Now that time has come and a YouTube app update is rolling out that brings... Read more

Best Comic-Con 2017 trailers: Ready Player One, Stranger Things, Westworld and more

Best Comic-Con 2017 trailers: Ready Player One, Stranger Things, Westworld and more

By Rik Henderson

The San Diego Comic-Con might be over for another year but it left us looking forward to some incredible movies and TV shows that are coming up later this year and long into next.During the convention we were treated to more news and revelations about... Read more

Philips Ambilight explained: Why you need to light up your living room

Philips Ambilight explained: Why you need to light up your living room

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Any technology that can immerse you deeper in your home TV and movie viewing is great in our book. The most obvious one would be sound, but Philips has a proprietary technology that glues you to the screen.That technology is Ambilight, and it refers to... Read more

Game of Thrones season 7: When it's on, how to watch it and full trailers right here

Game of Thrones season 7: When it's on, how to watch it and full trailers right here

By Elyse Betters

Tired of being the only person who doesn't know who Jon Snow is or what the heck "winter is coming" means?No worries. Now's the time to jump on the Game Of Thrones bandwagon. Season seven has now started on HBO and Sky in the US and UK respectively, huzzah!... Read more

You can now buy that Samsung TV that looks like artwork for £1,999

You can now buy that Samsung TV that looks like artwork for £1,999

By Elyse Betters

Samsung quietly announced a new TV, called The Frame, recently, and now it's available to buy in the UK.It is a television that's designed to blend into your room and look like a piece of artwork when it's not in use, rather than being a big old black... Read more

Want The Grand Tour crossed with Robot Wars? Sky's new Carmageddon could be just that

Want The Grand Tour crossed with Robot Wars? Sky's new Carmageddon could be just that

By Rik Henderson

Sky has announced several new TV shows coming to Sky 1 this autumn and early 2018 and one has particularly piqued our interest.Currently sporting the working title of Carmaggedon, a new six-episode series is set to combine the car driving shenanigans... Read more

First look of Ready Player One movie shows Spielberg gets it right

First look of Ready Player One movie shows Spielberg gets it right

By Rik Henderson

Although we're in the middle of the blockbuster movie season, with major films such as Spider-Man: Homecoming and War of the Planet of the Apes thrilling cinema audiences worldwide, the biggest movie story to emerge concerns a film not out for almost... Read more

Amazon Echo owners can control Sony TVs and Logitech Harmony through Alexa

Amazon Echo owners can control Sony TVs and Logitech Harmony through Alexa

By Rik Henderson

During the recent Amazon Prime Day sales, you might have snapped up a bargain Amazon Echo or Echo Dot and now have an Alexa voice assistant in your home. And if you did, you're probably wondering what amazing things you can do with it.Well, we recommend... Read more

Samsung is taking over movie theatres with Cinema LED 4K HDR screens, bye bye projection

Samsung is taking over movie theatres with Cinema LED 4K HDR screens, bye bye projection

By Rik Henderson

Samsung is making a play to replace projectors in cinemas for good. It has installed its first, comercialised 34-foot 4K HDR LED display designed specifically for movie theatre use.The Samsung Cinema LED screen is backlit, so does not need front projection.... Read more

11 best movies and TV shows to get the most from your OLED and Ambilight TV

11 best movies and TV shows to get the most from your OLED and Ambilight TV

By Pocket-lint Promotion

With the emergence of OLED as a TV technology, and its deep, involving black levels and vibrant colours, certain movies and TV shows have never looked so good in the home.Then add Philips' proprietary Ambilight tech to the mix, where the action on screen... Read more

Loewe bild 5 is an 'affordable' slice of stylish TV

Loewe bild 5 is an 'affordable' slice of stylish TV

By Max Langridge

German TV manufacturer Loewe has added yet another screen to the bild series of TVs in the bild 5. It joins the bild 7.77 and bild 9. While the bild 5 is an incredibly good looking screen, it's the price that is perhaps the most attractive aspect of... Read more

The Grand Tour season 2 trailer drops as an Amazon Prime Day tease

The Grand Tour season 2 trailer drops as an Amazon Prime Day tease

By Chris Hall

Amazon Prime Day is in full swing and Amazon has used the occasion to drop a teaser for the next season of its most anticipated show: The Grand Tour. The Grand Tour see Clarkson, Hammond and May extracted from the BBC's Top Gear and taking their chaotic... Read more

Get an Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa remote for £30 on Prime Day

Get an Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa remote for £30 on Prime Day

By Max Langridge

Amazon's Prime Day of deals kicks off at 6pm tonight, Monday 10 July, exclusively for Prime members. If you don't currently subscribe to Prime, you can sign up for £79/year here.As part of the Prime Day deals, Amazon is knocking £10 off the price of... Read more

Virgin Media adds Twitter to social networks you can browse data-free

Virgin Media adds Twitter to social networks you can browse data-free

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media was one of the first companies to offer access to popular apps that don't use up any of your data allowance.For a while, customers on its Virgin Mobile plans have been able to use Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp as much as they like, without... Read more

Changing the way we view TV: TP Vision's head designer talks about styling Philips' sets

Changing the way we view TV: TP Vision's head designer talks about styling Philips' sets

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Televisions have not only radically changed in performance in recent times, they have also changed in style. Where once we had a massive beast dominating the corner of a living room, we now have a super-slim flatpanel either hanging on a wall or stealthily... Read more

BBC to spend £34 million to win kids back from Netflix

BBC to spend £34 million to win kids back from Netflix

By Rik Henderson

The BBC is set to announce £34 million worth of new incentives in order to win back kids from streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Video.Falling viewing figures of children's TV has forced the Beeb to assess kids' viewing habits and it has realised... Read more

How Philips rediscovered the lost art of TV sound

How Philips rediscovered the lost art of TV sound

By Pocket-lint Promotion

While there are many things to celebrate about the shift from hulking CRT televisions to sleek LCD and OLED TVs, sound quality is not one of them.Having so little bodywork for audio engineers to work with has all too often led to today's glorious TV... Read more

Hisense's new TV is the "ideal size" at 45-inches

Hisense's new TV is the "ideal size" at 45-inches

By Max Langridge

Hisense, the purveyor of affordable yet well-performing TVs, has announced its latest set, the 45N5750. That first number is a clue as to the screen size; 45-inches.We've never come across a 45-inch set before, as screens in the past have gone from 40... Read more

Netflix now offers Dolby Atmos 3D sound, but there's a catch

Netflix now offers Dolby Atmos 3D sound, but there's a catch

By Elyse Betters

Vudu is no longer the only streaming service that supports Dolby's Atmos 3D sound technology.Netflix does as well, with the launch of Bong Joon Ho's Okja, a film that debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. It's now available on Netflix, and with Atmos support,... Read more