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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

Sony A1 OLED 4K TV review: Back to OLED with a bang
4.5 stars

Sony A1 OLED 4K TV review: Back to OLED with a bang

By John Archer

While ultra-expensive Sony OLED screens have long enjoyed an enviable reputation in the professional video mastering world, the brand hasn't dipped its toes into the consumer OLED market since it launched a miniscule 11-inch model back in 2008. Until... Read more

Panasonic DMP-UB400 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: Packs a punch for an affordable price
4.5 stars

Panasonic DMP-UB400 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: Packs a punch for an affordable price

By Chris Hall

Panasonic was one of the first companies out of the gate with an Ultra HD Blu-ray player in 2016. The UB900 - still the flagship player from Panasonic - offered superb handling of the new 4K disc format, but came at a price that would only attract home... Read more

What is DisneyLife and why will it make your summer holidays better?

What is DisneyLife and why will it make your summer holidays better?

By Rik Henderson

Disney has always been active on streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, with many of its movies available to view as part of a subscription. However, it has also been steadily growing its own, standalone streaming service since launching... Read more

How Philips is putting picture quality first

How Philips is putting picture quality first

By Pocket-lint Promotion

TV technology is in such a state of flux right now that it's hard to keep up. There are, though, two things that thankfully never seem to change. First, TV buyers always pick outright picture quality as their most wanted TV feature, and second, Dutch... Read more

LG rolls out the world's first 77-inch flexible OLED display

LG rolls out the world's first 77-inch flexible OLED display

By Max Langridge

LG has unveiled a new 77-inch 4K Ultra HD flexible and transparent OLED display that can be rolled up to a radius of 80mm without affecting the picture. It's the first time a display like it has ever been produced. Roll out your OLED TV like a projector... Read more

Freeview Explore serves up the best daily on-demand content

Freeview Explore serves up the best daily on-demand content

By Max Langridge

Freeview Play has a brand new feature that will highlight the best content available on-demand from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, UKTV Play and any future broadcasters that partner up with the Freeview service. What is Freeview Play, when is it... Read more

KeepVid Android: Download any song or video from YouTube to your Android

KeepVid Android: Download any song or video from YouTube to your Android

By Pocket-lint Promotion

There's an Android app that will let you download YouTube songs and videos to your Android. It's called KeepVid Android.KeepVid Android is not only a free YouTube downloader, which lets you download directly to your device at not cost, but it also lets... Read more

Why OLED is important and why it's the next big thing

Why OLED is important and why it's the next big thing

By Pocket-lint Promotion

There has never been a better time to buy a television.Technologies such as 4K Ultra HD and HDR (high dynamic range) provide extraordinary clarity, contrast and colour representation. And we are blessed by the availability of one of the greatest breakthroughs... Read more

Sky Q now lets you record six programmes, while watching a seventh

Sky Q now lets you record six programmes, while watching a seventh

By Chris Hall

Ever felt spoilt for choice? The latest update for Sky Q customers will bring the ability to record six programmes while watching a seventh.That's mind boggling news, but means that you really don't ever, ever, have to miss out on recording something... Read more

YouView piloting Alexa support for TV boxes, change channels using voice-control

YouView piloting Alexa support for TV boxes, change channels using voice-control

By Rik Henderson

YouView is planning Alexa support for viewers using any of the connected TV set-top-boxes available through TalkTalk, BT and other manufacturers.It is piloting voice-controlled features that will enable viewers to interact with their boxes and YouView... Read more

Oppo UDP-203 and 205 Blu-ray players now support Dolby Vision

Oppo UDP-203 and 205 Blu-ray players now support Dolby Vision

By Max Langridge

Oppo has released an official update for its UDP-203 and UDP-205 Ultra HD Blu-ray players that will bring the added benefit of Dolby Vision support. What is Dolby Vision?: Dolby's very own HDR TV tech explained Opponents UDP-203 review: UHD Blu-ray has... Read more

Amazon and Apple finally playing nicely, Amazon Video coming to Apple TV

Amazon and Apple finally playing nicely, Amazon Video coming to Apple TV

By Max Langridge

After several rumours suggesting it was happening, Apple has confirmed that itself and Amazon have finally settled some differences, as Amazon's Video app will make its way to Apple TV later this year. Amazon Video is the last major video app missing... Read more

Toshiba X97 Series OLED TV preview: High-end TV tech, but at what price?

Toshiba X97 Series OLED TV preview: High-end TV tech, but at what price?

By Adrian Willings

Toshiba recently announced its re-entry into the European TV market with a series of televisions, the pinnacle of which is the 65-inch X97 OLED.Toshiba is pitching the new series of models as being "mid-market" - aimed at price-conscious but ambitious... Read more

Toshiba TVs return to Europe with 65-inch X97 OLED leading the charge

Toshiba TVs return to Europe with 65-inch X97 OLED leading the charge

By Chris Hall

It's been some time since we've had anything to write about from Toshiba, but the company is making its way back into Europe thanks to its partnership with Vestel, and leading the charge with an OLED TV.OLED has seen something of a up kick in 2017, with... Read more

Lego Batman Movie is first 4K HDR film to stream on Xbox One S

Lego Batman Movie is first 4K HDR film to stream on Xbox One S

By Rik Henderson

The Xbox One S has been able to play 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays since its introduction in August last year, and in HDR to boot. It's currently the only games console to do so.You can also stream Netflix and Amazon Video content in Ultra HD with HDR on shows... Read more

BBC Store to close, get a refund for any digital TV shows you bought

BBC Store to close, get a refund for any digital TV shows you bought

By Rik Henderson

The BBC is closing its online digital content store, BBC Store, on 1 November 2017, just two-years after its launch. It is also shutting the cloud content locker so those who bought shows through the service will no longer be able to access their paid-for... Read more

Loewe Bild 7.77 is a gorgeous, future-proofed sliver of OLED TV

Loewe Bild 7.77 is a gorgeous, future-proofed sliver of OLED TV

By Max Langridge

Loewe has just launched the Bild 7.77 OLED TV. At 77-inches it's the largest screen in the Bild 7 range and will grace your front room with just under two metres of screen. Loewe Bild 9 is £6,990 of pure TV beauty Loewe's iconic minimalist design features... Read more

Amazon Channels comes to UK: What is it and what channels does it offer?

Amazon Channels comes to UK: What is it and what channels does it offer?

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has launched Amazon Channels in the UK. It offers a way to subscribe to a large array of premium TV channels and services for a low, non-contract monthly fee.So to help you understand the new service, here's our short, handy guide on what it offers...What... Read more

Twin Peaks (2017): The return, how, when, and where to watch it

Twin Peaks (2017): The return, how, when, and where to watch it

By Elyse Betters

If you're a fan of Twin Peaks, you be frothing with excitement that the series has returned after a 26-year absence from our TV screens.The first episode has aired in the US and UK as part of a simulcast between Sky and Showtime. If you missed it though,... Read more

Sony XE90 4K TV review: Backlight bonanza
4.5 stars

Sony XE90 4K TV review: Backlight bonanza

By John Archer

Most of us weirdos who spend the majority of our waking lives testing TVs seem to agree that LCD screens that use lights placed directly behind them (rather than around their edges) are best suited to the new high dynamic range (HDR) picture technology... Read more

Samsung QLED Q7F 4K TV review: QLED gets off to a flying start
4.5 stars

Samsung QLED Q7F 4K TV review: QLED gets off to a flying start

By Chris Hall

The flagship 2017 Samsung TVs carry the QLED name, a new branding for the company's top-tier tellies.QLED has been called many things, but there are two important things to consider: firstly, QLED is the third-generation of Quantum Dot; secondly the... Read more

Sony XE93 4K TV review: Latest picture tech unlocks HDR thrills
4.5 stars

Sony XE93 4K TV review: Latest picture tech unlocks HDR thrills

By John Archer

The first new Sony TV for 2017, the 55-inch XE9305, sets a seriously high-tech tone.Leading the way is the second-generation of Sony's Slim Backlight Drive system, which uniquely places two LCD light plates in sequence to provide twice as much local... Read more

19 best movie and TV spaceships: The star craft that defined our childhood

19 best movie and TV spaceships: The star craft that defined our childhood

By Adrian Willings

Science fiction films and TV shows have graced us with some amazing spaceships over the last few decades, often becoming as iconic as the characters and stories themselves.Now with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Alien: Covenant currently on the big screens,... Read more

You will need to register and sign in for BBC iPlayer: Here's why

You will need to register and sign in for BBC iPlayer: Here's why

By Rik Henderson

Back in September last year, the BBC announced that a BBC account would eventually be needed to access some of the Beeb's online services, including iPlayer and iPlayer Radio. That day will come soom.You will need to sign in with a registered account... Read more