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You can watch LG's CES 2017 press conference live right here

You can watch LG's CES 2017 press conference live right here

By Chris Hall

LG is kicking off a busy day of press conferences at CES 2017, promising the chance to "see the next". LG has already made a number of announcements in the run up to CES 2017, including some mid-range smartphones, a levitating 360 degree speaker, an... Read more

Panasonic has a trio of 4K UHD Blu-ray players for 2017

Panasonic has a trio of 4K UHD Blu-ray players for 2017

By Max Langridge

Panasonic has used CES 2017 to launch a trio of new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players at the more affordable end of the budget spectrum. The DMP-UB400, UB310 and UB300 all promise to deliver a super-sharp 4K Blu-ray image thanks to the company's Hollywood Cinema... Read more

Samsung QLED TV preview: Is this Samsung's best ever television range?

Samsung QLED TV preview: Is this Samsung's best ever television range?

By Rik Henderson

During a pre-CES invite-only briefing, Samsung unveiled the QLED TV series and we can honestly say, from what we've seen so far, that they are the best televisions the company has ever made.We got up close to the new QLED TV concepts shown at the Samsung... Read more

Panasonic EZ1002 4K OLED TV doubles-down on peak brightness for HDR thrills

Panasonic EZ1002 4K OLED TV doubles-down on peak brightness for HDR thrills

By Mike Lowe

At CES 2017 it's all about the tellies. And Panasonic is looking to make its mark in TV this year with a brand new Ultra HD 4K OLED, the EZ1002.But this is no ordinary OLED: the EZ1002 is said to produce nearly double the brightness of a normal OLED panel... Read more

Samsung enters the era of QLED TV, amazing 2017 models revealed

Samsung enters the era of QLED TV, amazing 2017 models revealed

By Rik Henderson

Samsung has continued to develop its Quantum Dot technology for its 2017 TV range rather than compete in the OLED sector, highlighting the 100 per cent colour volume of its new picture tech - a first for the manufacturer's televisions - and significantly... Read more

LG announces trio of new soundbars including flagship SJ9 with Dolby Atmos support

LG announces trio of new soundbars including flagship SJ9 with Dolby Atmos support

By Max Langridge

LG has taken the wraps off a trio of new soundbars at CES 2017: the SJ9, SJ8 and SJ7, with Dolby Atmos, 4K and high-resolution support featuring across the range. CES 2017: All the announcements, TVs, laptops and more to expect from the show The flagship... Read more

LG launches Super UHD TVs with Nano Cell technology for more accurate colours

LG launches Super UHD TVs with Nano Cell technology for more accurate colours

By Max Langridge

LG has been the first TV giant to unveil a new range of screens at CES 2017. While LG may be at the forefront of OLED technology, it hasn't forgotten about LCD and it's the latter that has been on the receiving end of some new innovative technology. CES... Read more

Samsung will introduce Ultra High Quality audio and 4K Blu-ray player at CES

Samsung will introduce Ultra High Quality audio and 4K Blu-ray player at CES

By Max Langridge

Samsung often has one of the biggest stands at CES to show off its new home cinema, audio and home appliances for 2017. On the audio side of things, the company has some big news, in the form of Ultra High Quality audio. CES 2017: What is it and what... Read more

Watch The Grand Tour for free over Christmas, here's how

Watch The Grand Tour for free over Christmas, here's how

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has made the first episode of The Grand Tour available to watch for free over the Christmas period.All Amazon customers in the UK, not just those with Prime membership, can now watch "The Holy Trinity", the one hour 11 minute debut of the new show... Read more

Your 2016 Samsung 4K TV can now play YouTube HDR videos

Your 2016 Samsung 4K TV can now play YouTube HDR videos

By Max Langridge

Samsung has just announced it will be updating the YouTube app on all of its 2016 Quantum Dot and 4K Ultra HD TVs so that they will support HDR content. What is HDR, what TVs support HDR and what HDR content can I watch? The update will automatically... Read more

How to get the BBC iPlayer 4K Ultra HD Planet Earth 2 trial on your TV

How to get the BBC iPlayer 4K Ultra HD Planet Earth 2 trial on your TV

By Rik Henderson

The BBC has started its first ever consumer trial of 4K content, offering a four-minute clip of Planet Earth 2 in Ultra HD through its free streaming platform, BBC iPlayer.What's more, it also uses Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) picture tech, a form of HDR, to... Read more

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?

By Elyse Betters

Google Chromecast is a device you can use to send things from your small screen phone to your big screen TV.It's super easy to figure out, set up, and use. With it, you can send a YouTube video on your phone to a TV, or you can send a website on your... Read more

Amazon Fire TV gets swanky new user interface: Here's what your box does now

Amazon Fire TV gets swanky new user interface: Here's what your box does now

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has rolled out a new user interface for its 4K Fire TV set-top-box and will introduce the new design to the Fire TV Stick and first-generation Fire TV early in the new year.The new UI comes with a cleaner, fresher look that makes it more simple... Read more

Here's how to control Netflix using Google Home

Here's how to control Netflix using Google Home

By Elyse Betters

Now you can ask Google Home to pause House of Cards on your TV.Google Home could easily beat Amazon Echo - if it offered more integrations and skills. The addition of Netflix support is a major step in the right direction. Google's voice-activated speaker... Read more

Win some amazing tech prizes in time for Christmas!

Win some amazing tech prizes in time for Christmas!

By Max Langridge

'Tis the season to be jolly, and at Pocket-lint we're feeling very jovial indeed. We've asked around some of our industry friends to round up some seriously great prizes for you to win in the run up to Christmas. They're not just any prizes either, as... Read more

Win Sky Q with Ultra HD, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports free for a year

Win Sky Q with Ultra HD, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports free for a year

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Pocket-lint and Sky has teamed up together to give you the chance to win a Sky Q system with Ultra HD, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports free for a year. Yes, that's right, the award winning Sky Q free for a year.With Sky Q you can watch all your recordings anywhere... Read more

Google Chromecast Ultra review: 4K casting is perfect... yet pointless
4.5 stars

Google Chromecast Ultra review: 4K casting is perfect... yet pointless

By Chris Hall

Casting, Google Cast or Chromecast represents one of the greatest steps in recent consumer technology. The ability to fling content from a phone or mobile device to a big-screen TV and control it from the palm of your hand is simple, but great.For us... Read more

BBC and ITV launch BritBox video streaming service in the US

BBC and ITV launch BritBox video streaming service in the US

By Elyse Betters

The BBC said toward the end of 2015 that it would launch a video streaming service exclusively for the US. Today, the BBC has confirmed the service will launch in early 2017, but in collaboration with ITV as well.The two broadcasters have been developing... Read more

You could win this amazing Star Wars autograph book, with 150 genuine cast signatures

You could win this amazing Star Wars autograph book, with 150 genuine cast signatures

By Max Langridge

A custom-designed book containing Star Wars concept art and the autographs of the film franchise's biggest stars is going to be auctioned off to raise money for national disability charity, Sense.It could be described as the ultimate piece of memorabilia... Read more

My5 On Demand streaming makes its way to Google Chromecast

My5 On Demand streaming makes its way to Google Chromecast

By Max Langridge

Channel 5 and Google have announced that My5 is to be the latest on demand video streaming app to make its way to Google's Chromecast streaming dongle. With the new addition, Chromecast users will be able to stream programmes and box sets from across... Read more

Watch first run cinema releases on Apple TV? Steve Jobs predicted it six years ago

Watch first run cinema releases on Apple TV? Steve Jobs predicted it six years ago

By Rik Henderson

Last week, Apple was reported to be in talks with major movie studios to bring first run cinema releases to iTunes, to be rented and watched in the home and on its mobile devices.Bloomberg claimed that 21st Century Fox, Warner Bros and Universal Pictures... Read more

The Grand Tour more popular than Game of Thrones, to pirates at least

The Grand Tour more popular than Game of Thrones, to pirates at least

By Rik Henderson

Amazon's The Grand Tour is reported the most illegally downloaded TV show of all time, beating Game of Thrones to the unwanted pinnacle of the piracy charts.Data analyst Muso told the Daily Mail that the first episode alone had been illegally downloaded... Read more

What is Apple single sign-on and how does it work?

What is Apple single sign-on and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Apple has finally launched its long-awaited "single sign-on" feature.But there are a few things you need to know about it before you can jump right in. For instance, it's only available in one country right now, and it only works with a handful of cable... Read more

Sky agrees to sell business to Fox for £18.5bn

Sky agrees to sell business to Fox for £18.5bn

By Rik Henderson

Twenty-First Century Fox has been in talks to buy Sky before but it seems there is a breakthrough in the acquisition of the satellite broadcaster and entertainment company.After a new approach by the movie studio and media firm, and subsequent negotiations,... Read more

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you?

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you?

By Rik Henderson

The rise of streaming services has continued at a swift pace over the last year, with many platforms available offering multiple kinds of entertainment for all manner of different tastes.However, there are two that remain the most talked about: Netflix... Read more

ITV will soon ditch the ads on ITV Hub, as long as you pay £3.99 a month

ITV will soon ditch the ads on ITV Hub, as long as you pay £3.99 a month

By Rik Henderson

One of the biggest bugbears we have about the ITV Hub is the proliferation of adverts that play before each catch-up show. Yes, the channel needs to make money somehow and is a commercial enterprise, but there's so many of them you can be forgiven for... Read more

BBC iPlayer gets Ultra HD, Planet Earth II trial in 4K HLG

BBC iPlayer gets Ultra HD, Planet Earth II trial in 4K HLG

By Elyse Betters

The BBC is streaming a clip in Ultra HD and HDR on BBC iPlayer, allowing you to watch a small section of Planet Earth II in the highest quality ever.The four-minute clip is a test. It'll only be available on a "small selection of the latest TVs", enabling the... Read more

These were the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016

These were the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016

By Elyse Betters

Now that 2016 is coming to an end, Google has released its annual list of the top-trending YouTube videos for the year.Google defined "top-trending" based on stats like time spent watching, sharing, commenting, liking, and so on. Collectively, these 10... Read more

Virgin TV TellyTablet preview: Virgin Media’s 14-incher more telly than tablet

Virgin TV TellyTablet preview: Virgin Media’s 14-incher more telly than tablet

By Rik Henderson

Although the Virgin TV V6 box was far from a surprise when it was announced in London in November, not least because the company itself had tweeted teasers, a partnering 14-inch tablet device most definitely caught us off guard. Virgin Media has never... Read more

Sony is getting in on the OLED TV action with two new models

Sony is getting in on the OLED TV action with two new models

By Max Langridge

OLED TVs represent some of the best in the business. LG is the only real champion of the screen technology right now, with Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and Philips sticking with LCD LED. But that's all set to change next year as it's been confirmed Sony will... Read more

You now have another way to watch 4K content: Google Play

You now have another way to watch 4K content: Google Play

By Elyse Betters

One week after Hulu joined the ranks of Amazon and Netflix by streaming content in Ultra HD, Google Play has begun making the same move.Google first made movies available on Android devices in the US five years ago, and at the time, you could only rent... Read more

Netflix finally adds video previews to help you decide what to watch

Netflix finally adds video previews to help you decide what to watch

By Elyse Betters

We've all been there: it's 8 pm on a Monday night, and you're scrolling through Netflix looking for something to watch, only you can't decide.But have you ever looked at the art displayed for shows and movies and wondered why Netflix couldn't just give... Read more

Win a Probox2 Air TV box with Remote+

Win a Probox2 Air TV box with Remote+

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The Probox2 Air is one of the best Android 6.0-powered TV boxes it’s designed to let you run Android apps such as Netflix, Google Chrome or XBMC on a TV.Amazon sells the Probox2 Air for GBP84.99 bundled with a wireless remote control called the Remote+... Read more

Hulu now offers 4K, starting with original shows and 20 Bond films

Hulu now offers 4K, starting with original shows and 20 Bond films

By Elyse Betters

Hulu has begun offering 4K streams for Xbox One S and PlayStation Pro owners.The US-based streaming services has announced that starting 2 December anyone with the latest generation, 4K-capable Xbox and PS systems can stream a selection of shows and movies... Read more

10 best TV shows to catch on Freeview Play this Christmas

10 best TV shows to catch on Freeview Play this Christmas

By Rik Henderson

It's almost Christmas and that means there's a stack of amazing TV shows coming up on the old gogglebox.All of the major channels will be hosting specials and festive fun, with some major returns and debuts along the way. There's also one or two old faves... Read more

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

By Rik Henderson

Launched in October last year, the Freeview Play service has gathered momentum of late. Many more supported devices are now available and the free catch-up technology from the UK's major digital television provider is proving an excellent alternative... Read more

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

By Rik Henderson

There's a revolution happening in TV catch-up. Paid TV services have long offered on demand services, as have individual applications for a multitude of broadcasters, but now there's a subscription free alternative to catching up on television shows you've... Read more

Virgin TV V6 TiVo box is 4K HDR ready and joined by a 14-inch Android TellyTablet

Virgin TV V6 TiVo box is 4K HDR ready and joined by a 14-inch Android TellyTablet

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has unveiled not one device, as expected, but two. The Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo, is now official, but so too is a 14-inch HD TellyTablet that enables you to watch live TV, on demand content and your Virgin TV recordings in any room... Read more

Sky Mobile will let you roll over your unused data for up to 3 years

Sky Mobile will let you roll over your unused data for up to 3 years

By Rik Henderson

Sky has officially announced its entry into the mobile network market with Sky Mobile, its first 4G service.It is initially offered with 12-month contracts and SIM only, although phones, such as Samsung devices and iPhones, will become available in 2017.... Read more

What is Dish Sling TV and does it really offer ESPN, DVR, and more?

What is Dish Sling TV and does it really offer ESPN, DVR, and more?

By Elyse Betters

One of the most buzz-worthy things unveiled last year wasn't a virtual-reality headset or an expensive television or even wearable gadget that could read every function in your body. It was an over-the-top television service from Dish, called Sling TV.It's... Read more

7 great reasons to get a Freeview Play box

7 great reasons to get a Freeview Play box

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Freeview Play launched in November 2015 as the company's new connected TV service. With it you're able to scroll backwards and forward by seven days to either set recordings for future shows, or catch-up on the ones you've missed. Catch-up apps are baked... Read more

Best TVs 2016: The best televisions available to buy today

Best TVs 2016: The best televisions available to buy today

By Max Langridge

Looking for a new TV but don't know what to buy? Then you've come to the right place. 2016 saw the rise of 4K Ultra HD TVs and even introduced a new TV technology, HDR, or High Dynamic Range. Big screen events such as the 2016 Rio Olympics may have been... Read more

Get a free 4K TV with Sky Q Black Friday deal, plus many other Sky and Now TV deals

Get a free 4K TV with Sky Q Black Friday deal, plus many other Sky and Now TV deals

By Rik Henderson

Sky is going crazy with its Black Friday deals, there are huge discounts across many of its services and hardware, plus free TVs or games consoles when signing up to monthly packages.Its Black Friday bundle deals even include an amazing freebie when signing... Read more

Samsung KS8000 SUHD TV review: Hitting the 4K HDR sweet spot
4.5 stars

Samsung KS8000 SUHD TV review: Hitting the 4K HDR sweet spot

By Chris Hall

Say what you like about Samsung's recent fortunes, there's no shortage of top choices when it comes to choosing an excellent 4K HDR TV - that's ultra-high definition and high dynamic range, to hit the two televisual must-haves for 2016.From the top-of-the-line... Read more

YouView unveils new faster, cleaner, TV user interface

YouView unveils new faster, cleaner, TV user interface

By Chris Hall

YouView has unveiled its next-generation TV platform, leaving Flash in the past and embracing HTML5 moving forward. The new interface leverages the cloud, meaning that YouView can quickly and easily update or add features in the background, something... Read more

How to build your own TV package and ditch the monthly bills

How to build your own TV package and ditch the monthly bills

By Pocket-lint Promotion

It is inevitable that paid TV bills have been rising rapidly in recent times, especially with increasing numbers of TV channels and enlarged costs of sports rights. However, there are other options to a monthly TV subscription, ones that give you access... Read more

Freeview Play expands, Hisense, Toshiba, Sharp and Blaupunkt TVs join the party

Freeview Play expands, Hisense, Toshiba, Sharp and Blaupunkt TVs join the party

By Rik Henderson

The amount of devices compatible with Freeview Play is set to expand greatly with four new manufacturers jumping on board.From next year, televisions from Hisense, Sharp, Toshiba and Blaupunkt will come with the Freeview Play catch-up service. They join... Read more

Netflix 4K now available in Windows 10 but you probably can't get it

Netflix 4K now available in Windows 10 but you probably can't get it

By Rik Henderson

Windows 10 users can now view Netflix shows and films in 4K Ultra HD, hurrah! But you need a PC running a chipset not widely available yet, boo!It has been announced that it is now possible to view Netflix in 4K through Microsoft Edge on a Windows 10... Read more

Samsung KS9500 SUHD TV review: Brightest HDR, pitched on a curve
5.0 stars

Samsung KS9500 SUHD TV review: Brightest HDR, pitched on a curve

By Chris Hall

Ask Samsung and it will tell you that curved is very much where you should be with televisions. Having pushed the curved display as the next big thing after 3D - which is a feature incidentally absent from the KS9500 - the company still rates its flagship... Read more

The Grand Tour now available, see the hijinks of the ex-Top Gear crowd on Amazon

The Grand Tour now available, see the hijinks of the ex-Top Gear crowd on Amazon

By Rik Henderson

Amazon's rival show to Top Gear has finally started. Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond present The Grand Tour, a new car show that started on Amazon Prime Instant Video today, Friday 18 November.A new episode will debut each Friday for... Read more