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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

BenQ TK800 True 4K HDR for Immersive Live Sports
BenQ TK800 True 4K HDR for Immersive Live Sports By Pocket-lint Promotion

So you want a bigger TV to really get into the World Cup and other live sports, but you really don’t want a big screen cluttering up the place? And anyway, how about a really big screen, 100 inches, say?There’s one way to make this happen, affordably... 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

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