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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

Amazon Video preparing for worldwide expansion

Amazon Video preparing for worldwide expansion

By Max Langridge

Amazon could be set to undergo a huge global expansion of its video streaming service from December, following the launch of the company's new show The Grand Tour. When is The Grand Tour on TV and how can I watch it? Amazon Video review: Hitting the Prime... Read more

Sony brings its PlayStation Vue live TV service to new Apple TV

Sony brings its PlayStation Vue live TV service to new Apple TV

By Elyse Betters

Sony has finally launched a PlayStation Vue app for the new Apple TV.PlayStation Vue is a new cloud-based TV service. It offers live programming from AMC, Discovery, FX, ESPN, and other channels without a cable or satellite subscription. It is therefore... Read more

Buying a new TV? Here's what to look for

Buying a new TV? Here's what to look for

By Rik Henderson

With Christmas looming and a feast of entertainment about to arrive, you might be thinking of upgrading your television soon.You might have already heard a lot about 4K and have decided that, with plenty of Ultra HD content becoming available, now's... Read more

All 4 takes on Netflix and Amazon with new design and exclusive shows

All 4 takes on Netflix and Amazon with new design and exclusive shows

By Rik Henderson

Channel 4 has announced changes to its All 4 on demand service, which is moving away from simple catch-up to provide more over-the-top online programming.The key change is visual, with an all-new design being pushed out to all applications. Smart TVs,... Read more

BT launches Dolby Atmos sound with 4K TV packages, get the stadium experience at home

BT launches Dolby Atmos sound with 4K TV packages, get the stadium experience at home

By Max Langridge

BT has upped its TV credentials and taken the fight to Sky Q with the announcement that Dolby Atmos will be supported with select sports shown in Ultra HD from next year. BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box Dolby Atmos:... Read more

Virgin Media introduces 4G tariffs with free WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger

Virgin Media introduces 4G tariffs with free WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger

By Max Langridge

Virgin Mobile has finally added 4G to its mobile services for customers in the UK. The company has introduced a range of flexible 4G SIM plans with various benefits and as Virgin Mobile piggybacks EE's network, you can expect pretty fast download speeds... Read more

LG is bundling Sky Q with select 4K OLED and Super UHD TVs

LG is bundling Sky Q with select 4K OLED and Super UHD TVs

By Max Langridge

It seems LG is all too aware that when you buy a shiny new 4K TV, you're going to want to have some content to watch on it. Besides using the likes of Netflix and Amazon for streaming, or Ultra HD Blu-ray, there's only one decent way to watch live 4K... Read more

Virgin Media to launch 4K TiVo box on 30 November

Virgin Media to launch 4K TiVo box on 30 November

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has sent out invites for an event on 30 November, which the company says is for "something unmissable" It's highly likely the event will see the official unveiling of the long awaited V6 4K TiVo box.Virgin Media posted a teaser image of... Read more

Onkyo's LS7200 Atmos soundbar plays nice with movies and music

Onkyo's LS7200 Atmos soundbar plays nice with movies and music

By Max Langridge

Onkyo has taken the wraps off the new Envision Cinema LS7200 3D soundbar system. The star of the show is the soundbar that at 53mm high, promises to not block your view of the TV, although you can wall-mount it if you'd rather. Inside you'll find two... Read more

Roku OS 7.5 rolling out from today, includes live pause and private listening

Roku OS 7.5 rolling out from today, includes live pause and private listening

By Max Langridge

Roku has announced a new software update that is available now for select Roku streaming devices and all Roku TVs. The update brings with it two big features, although these are reserved solely for Roku TVs, which for now are only available in the US.... Read more

Sky+ gets some more Sky Q loving

Sky+ gets some more Sky Q loving

By Max Langridge

Sky has announced some new features for the Sky+ platform that are already available on Sky Q. The new features include Auto Play, which automatically plays the next episode of a TV series you're watching, provided it's already downloaded to your Planner.... Read more

Hisense M6600 is a £699, 55in curved 4K HDR TV

Hisense M6600 is a £699, 55in curved 4K HDR TV

By Max Langridge

Hisense has been on the UK TV market scene for a couple of years now, with the manufacturer setting its sights on the upper mid-range market. The company's philosophy is to deliver much of the same technology that's found in high-end sets from the likes... Read more

Microsoft introduces Dolby Atmos support for Xbox One

Microsoft introduces Dolby Atmos support for Xbox One

By Max Langridge

While Microsoft's Windows event put a lot of focus of 3D image capturing and designing, the company also made some announcements for the Xbox. Updates for the Microsoft's games console include being able to host your own tournaments within games, that... Read more

Humax H3 Espresso media player provides aerial-free TV viewing

Humax H3 Espresso media player provides aerial-free TV viewing

By Max Langridge

All you need to get up and running with Humax's new H3 Espresso smart media player is an HD TV and wired or wireless internet connection. It comes with three apps pre-installed: Netflix, YouTube and TV Player, the latter letting you watch live TV via... Read more

Here's why you can't access Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, or Reddit

Here's why you can't access Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, or Reddit

By Elyse Betters

Check your favourite sites right now, like Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, or Reddit.They're all down, right? That's because much of the internet is broken due to one massive cyber attack that is affecting systems run by Dyn, one of the largest providers... Read more

What is HBO Go and how do you watch it?

What is HBO Go and how do you watch it?

By Elyse Betters

Everyone knows what HBO is... but it can get confusing when people start talking about HBO Go.But it's really not that complicated. To help you understand what HBO Go is and how to use it, Pocket-lint has explained everything you need to know about the... Read more

Marantz's SR7011 is a do-it-all AV receiver powerhouse

Marantz's SR7011 is a do-it-all AV receiver powerhouse

By Max Langridge

Marantz has just announced its flagship home cinema amplifier for 2016, the SR7011 and it can do pretty much anything you'd want from an AV receiver. It will handle Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D object-based surround sound formats and delivers sound through... Read more

Candy Crush is becoming a TV game show. Seriously

Candy Crush is becoming a TV game show. Seriously

By Elyse Betters

Candy Crush Saga - the addictive King title that quickly swept the world and turned our parents, siblings, and friends into mobile gaming fiends - is coming after your livingroom television next.Candy Crush Saga lets you match colourful candies in combinations... Read more

Sky Q smartphone app now available; recordings go fully mobile

Sky Q smartphone app now available; recordings go fully mobile

By Max Langridge

Sky has announced a new smartphone app for Android and iOS to accompany its Sky Q multi-platform service. The smartphone app joins the already available tablet app, in letting you access recordings from your box to download for offline viewing, streaming... Read more

You can now send Facebook videos to your Apple TV or Chromecast

You can now send Facebook videos to your Apple TV or Chromecast

By Elyse Betters

Facebook has just embraced Apple TV and Google Chromecast.The social network has been really pushing video these last couple years, with the bulking of its video platform and live-streaming capabilities. Now, as part of that strategy, you can send any... Read more

This is the final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This is the final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

By Elyse Betters

This will be your last look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.In terms of trailers, anyway. Rogue One already has a teaser and a full trailer, but this latest one, which debuted on Good Morning America Thursday, is apparently the last one we'll get before... Read more

Google Chromecast Ultra vs Roku Premiere+: What's the difference?

Google Chromecast Ultra vs Roku Premiere+: What's the difference?

By Adrian Willings

The Google Chromecast Ultra was recently announced and is set to be available to buy from November. With 4K streaming and HDR picture quality it's going to be a good alternative to the Roku Premiere+.To help you decide which one is the best choice for... Read more

LG OLED E6 review: The perfect OLED match
5.0 stars

LG OLED E6 review: The perfect OLED match

By Mike Lowe

A TV is just a TV, right? Not when it's as good-looking as the LG OLED E6 (or OLED55E6V). This super-slim panel comes with a dazzling display mounted in a glass border, has a rear that has a carbon fibre appearance about it, and a built-in metallic soundbar... Read more

Win a Probox2 Android Home Entertainment system

Win a Probox2 Android Home Entertainment system

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Pocket-lint has teamed up with Probox2 to give one lucky reader the chance to win a Probox2 Air Android TV box.The PROBOX2 Air is perfect for home entertainment. It is a revolutionary new way to enjoy all of your favourite movies, music, TV series and... Read more

What is Westworld, when is it on TV and can you watch for free?

What is Westworld, when is it on TV and can you watch for free?

By Rik Henderson

It was mid-2014 when HBO announced that it would make a small screen adaptation of Westworld and although we've had a lengthy wait it's finally here.Most will fondly remember Michael Crichton's original film from the early 70s, with a robotic Yul Brynner... Read more

Sky Q adds split screen viewing to make football and F1 even more thrilling

Sky Q adds split screen viewing to make football and F1 even more thrilling

By Rik Henderson

Sports fans with a Sky Q box are in for a treat as there is a new feature that will help them enjoy tense action like never before.A Sports Split Screen mode makes great use of the Sky Q boxes' many tuners in order to present different ways to keep... Read more

Apple ditches 3rd gen Apple TV, new 4K model inbound?

Apple ditches 3rd gen Apple TV, new 4K model inbound?

By Max Langridge

While all eyes were on Google yesterday at its Made by Google event, Apple silently killed off the 3rd generation Apple TV, leaving just the 4th gen on sale. Apple has had two boxes on sale for some time, so this could be an indication a new version is... Read more