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Google Chromecast Ultra: Everything you need to know

Google Chromecast Ultra: Everything you need to know

By Elyse Betters

Google's Chromecast is going 4K.It's been a year since Google updated Chromecast by releasing Chromecast 2 with a new design, improved internals, and a refreshed app. At the Mountain View, CA-based company's October 4 event, it announced a new, third-generation... Read more

Google Chromecast Ultra launches with Google Play Movies in 4K

Google Chromecast Ultra launches with Google Play Movies in 4K

By Max Langridge

The rumours were true, Google has indeed unveiled a new Chromecast dongle that's capable of supporting 4K Ultra HD streams with HDR and Dolby Vision. Called the Chromecast Ultra, the newest member of the Chromecast family sports a similar disc-shaped... Read more

Sony ZD9 4K TV review: The HDR master
5.0 stars

Sony ZD9 4K TV review: The HDR master

By John Archer

The pages of AV history are littered with "here today, gone tomorrow" features only truly memorable for the amount of hype that surounded their launch. We have no doubt, though, that the latest feature on the AV block, high dynamic range (HDR) playback,... Read more

LG OLED C6 4K TV review: The curved OLED master
4.5 stars

LG OLED C6 4K TV review: The curved OLED master

By Chris Hall

When the term "OLED" is uttered around people who like TVs, there's a twitch of excitement. An eye sparkles, an eyebrow raises, a corner of the mouth curls into a smile. That all comes down to the reputation that OLED has acquired: movie fans want to... Read more

LG OLED G6 4K TV review: So good it's almost silly, but it's silly expensive too
4.0 stars

LG OLED G6 4K TV review: So good it's almost silly, but it's silly expensive too

By John Archer

Two things stand out about the 65-inch LG G6 OLED TV right from the off: its stunning design and its eye-watering price.Where the latter is concerned, £6,000 is clearly a massive chunk of cash to consider dropping on a 65-inch TV. But the OLED65G6V's... Read more

Amazon Video review: Hitting the Prime time
4.5 stars

Amazon Video review: Hitting the Prime time

By Chris Hall

With Amazon becoming the almost default choice for DVD and Blu-ray purchases, it was perhaps no surprise to see the company offering this content in a different format.With Lovefilm on the books providing the postal rental solution, the way that Amazon went... Read more

Roku Express vs Google Chromecast 2: What's the difference?

Roku Express vs Google Chromecast 2: What's the difference?

By Adrian Willings

There are a few choices out there if you are looking for a compact and affordable streaming device, but if you want something that's capable of streaming content from a few different providers (Netflix, Google Play, Hulu, etc), two of the current best... Read more

Amazon's new Fire TV stick is faster and has an Alexa remote (but no 4K)

Amazon's new Fire TV stick is faster and has an Alexa remote (but no 4K)

By Elyse Betters

Amazon is giving its streaming media stick an update.The company has announced a new Amazon Fire TV streaming media stick with a quad-core processor, rather than the dual-core processor found the last stick, and support for faster Wi-Fi (802.11ac MIMO).... Read more

YouTube Go app is designed for users with data limits, hits India first

YouTube Go app is designed for users with data limits, hits India first

By Rik Henderson

YouTube has launched a version of its app designed specifically for users on slow data connections or with limiting data caps.YouTube Go has been developed initially for users in India but will then be rolled out wider after a testing period.It is designed... Read more

BBC iPlayer will require BBC iD registration and account from early 2017

BBC iPlayer will require BBC iD registration and account from early 2017

By Rik Henderson

The BBC has confirmed that users of BBC iPlayer will be required to log into the service using their BBC iD accounts from early 2017.For many years, the service has been completely open and free-to-use and while the latter will continue - save for a Television... Read more

Here’s what Google’s 4K-capable ‘Chromecast Ultra’ looks like

Here’s what Google’s 4K-capable ‘Chromecast Ultra’ looks like

By Elyse Betters

A new leak has revealed the design of Google's upcoming Chromecast Ultra.VentureBeat posted renders of a new Chromecast device. Google is rumoured to have developed a Chromecast capable of streaming in 4K resolution for the arrival of 4K televisions on... Read more

Plex Cloud now means you can watch your media without the need for an always-on PC or NAS drive

Plex Cloud now means you can watch your media without the need for an always-on PC or NAS drive

By Rik Henderson

We've been fans of Plex for years, the way it organises our media files, fetches metadata and basically sets up our home streaming network to be as comprehensive, yet graphically rich and simple to use as Netflix or Amazon Video.However, unless you have... Read more

New Roku box line-up official, starts at $30 and embraces 4K HDR

New Roku box line-up official, starts at $30 and embraces 4K HDR

By Rik Henderson

Roku has officially confirmed that it is replacing all the set-to-boxes in its line-up with all-new devices.As rumoured over the last couple of weeks, there are five new Roku boxes, which start at just $29.99 for an entry-level device, going up to £129.99... Read more

Netflix review: The leading light in home entertainment
5.0 stars

Netflix review: The leading light in home entertainment

By Chris Hall

Netflix needs no introduction. The company quickly gained momentum in the US with its DVD rental service that evolved into video streaming on demand, before spreading its wings to the UK in 2012.So impressive has the rise of Netflix been, that it's become... Read more

New Apple TV surfaces in FCC filing, has Bluetooth and, er, NFC?

New Apple TV surfaces in FCC filing, has Bluetooth and, er, NFC?

By Rik Henderson

When the latest Apple TV was unveiled a year ago it raised a few eyebrows. That's because, excellent streaming box that it is, it didn't have support for 4K video. It seemed short sighted at the time, becoming even more so as rivals released their own... Read more

These are the new Roku boxes with 4K HDR, specs and pics revealed

These are the new Roku boxes with 4K HDR, specs and pics revealed

By Rik Henderson

At the end of August, we revealed that Roku will be replacing its entire streaming box line-up with as many as five new devices. We believe they will be launched in the next few weeks, in the States at least, and will add 4K HDR streaming to at least... Read more

BBC looks to the future of television with Holographic TV prototype

BBC looks to the future of television with Holographic TV prototype

By Rik Henderson

The BBC has often been at the forefront of new broadcast technologies, trialling 3D, virtual reality and 4K programming long before many others.All three have either made it into the public sphere or are on the immediate horizon - and one has even been... Read more

Oppo’s UDP-203 is an Ultra HD Blu-ray playing powerhouse

Oppo’s UDP-203 is an Ultra HD Blu-ray playing powerhouse

By Max Langridge

Oppo has taken the wraps off its new UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player, and will join just a small number of similar players in the UK. Currently, the only UHD Blu-ray players available are the Panasonic DMP-UB900 and DMP-UB700, Samsung UBD-K8500 and the... Read more

Hisense 75M7900 4K TV review: Budget sense, but HDR nonsense
4.0 stars

Hisense 75M7900 4K TV review: Budget sense, but HDR nonsense

By John Archer

The 10-inch difference between a 65-inch TV and a 75-inch TV is more than just a measurement. It marks the difference - at least in any fairly regular-sized living room - between just watching television and stepping into the world of home cinema. Unfortunately... Read more

Google is releasing Chromecast updates early. Here’s how to get them

Google is releasing Chromecast updates early. Here’s how to get them

By Max Langridge

If you’re a Google Chromecast owner and want to get the very latest features as soon as possible, then you’ll be pleased to know Google has released the Chromecast Preview Program. Google says the Preview Program is a “user opt-in channel that updates... Read more

Wow, you can get an Amazon Fire TV Stick for under £10 if you’re very quick

Wow, you can get an Amazon Fire TV Stick for under £10 if you’re very quick

By Rik Henderson

We now know that The Grand Tour, the long awaited TV show starring former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, will be available to Amazon Prime members from Friday 18 November.It will then run for the following 11 weeks,... Read more

Panasonic Viera TX-50DX802 4K TV review: Your affordable 4K future is here
4.5 stars

Panasonic Viera TX-50DX802 4K TV review: Your affordable 4K future is here

By Mike Lowe

It's a bit of a numbers war when it comes to buying a 4K TV. And when spending over a grand on the latest and greatest Ultra HD tech, you want to make sure you've got it right. Fortunately Panasonic's TV numbering system is relatively logical (if inelegant):... Read more

This is Sony's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player with 4K and HDR support

This is Sony's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player with 4K and HDR support

By Elyse Betters

Sony's really getting into 4K now.The company is officially supporting 4K in a physical format, with the introduction of the UBP-X1000ES. It's Sony's first Blu-ray player capable of Ultra HD Blu-ray playback. It not only brings support for full 4K but... Read more

CBeebies Playtime Island now available for free for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire tablets

CBeebies Playtime Island now available for free for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire tablets

By Rik Henderson

After huge success with its last collection of games for pre-schoolers, the BBC has launched a second CBeebies Playtime app for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire tablets with all-new games and experiences to keep young kids amused.Like the original, CBeebies... Read more

BBC iPlayer adds Live Restart to mobile and tablet apps, other huge changes coming soon

BBC iPlayer adds Live Restart to mobile and tablet apps, other huge changes coming soon

By Rik Henderson

The BBC will shortly roll out Live Restart to its BBC iPlayer mobile and tablet applications, bringing them in line with the TV and set-top-box versions.Live Restart was introduced as a connected TV feature in August last year. It allows you to start... Read more

Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player not likely to appear until 2017

Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player not likely to appear until 2017

By Rik Henderson

Sony showed of a prototype version of its first dedicated 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray during the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin last week, but while rivals have machines already on shelves, it might not appear until 2017.The deck shown doesn't... Read more

Panasonic 4K OLED TV for 2017 is coming - and looks like it'll be a stunner

Panasonic 4K OLED TV for 2017 is coming - and looks like it'll be a stunner

By Mike Lowe

First there was the Viera CZ950V: Panasonic's first 4K OLED television. A TV that we first laid eyes on back in January at the CES 2016 trade show; the very first THX certified 4K OLED, no less; a TV that, despite its £6,000 asking price, sold out its... Read more

Panasonic UB700 4K UHD Blu-ray player takes on Samsung UBD-K8500 in price wars

Panasonic UB700 4K UHD Blu-ray player takes on Samsung UBD-K8500 in price wars

By Mike Lowe

Panasonic has a brand new 4K UHD Blu-ray player, the UB700, which is pitched a peg lower than its UB900 bigger brother - and perfectly placed to take on the Samsung UBD-K8500 in the €500/£430 price wars.The UB700 is similar to the UB900 with many of... Read more

Roku overhaul will see five new streaming boxes released, include 4K and HDR

Roku overhaul will see five new streaming boxes released, include 4K and HDR

By Rik Henderson

Roku will reportedly enforce its biggest line-up overhaul in many years, replacing all of its current streaming devices with all-new boxes, many of them offering 4K video.Two leaks have revealed Roku's plans. Documents filed with the Federal Communications... Read more

Bush Digital TV Recorder has fluid viewing-style features without needing Sky Q

Bush Digital TV Recorder has fluid viewing-style features without needing Sky Q

By Rik Henderson

British tech firm Bush has announced a Digital TV Recorder that gives access to your stored programmes even when you are out and about.Thanks to ShowDrive support, users can record TV shows on the new set-top-box and watch them on mobile devices over... Read more

Virgin Media TiVo customers get major platform update and new features

Virgin Media TiVo customers get major platform update and new features

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has unveiled a new set-top box over the last couple of days, the Virgin Media V6 box powered by TiVo. We're still awaiting details on what it has to offer but, in the meantime, users of existing boxes are to get new features from today too.An... Read more

Rogue One trailer shows Star Wars prequels can work after all

Rogue One trailer shows Star Wars prequels can work after all

By Rik Henderson

To be completely honest, we've not been as excited on the build up to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as much as we were ahead of Force Awakens. After all, the track history of Star Wars prequels hasn't been great.But this new trailer changes everything.Director... Read more

Bang & Olufsen embraces 4K Ultra HD and Android TV with BeoVision 14

Bang & Olufsen embraces 4K Ultra HD and Android TV with BeoVision 14

By Rik Henderson

It has been a couple of years since Bang & Olufsen unveiled a new television, the stunning BeoVision Avant. And it's been even longer since it released the BeoVision 11.However, a spiritual successor to the latter is now available in the form of the BeoVision... Read more

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics on TV, online, mobile and in VR

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics on TV, online, mobile and in VR

By Rik Henderson

The Rio 2016 Olympics are finally upon us and we can look forward to more than two weeks of action across a vast array of sports.The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will also be streamed live around the world, with the former starting tonight, 5 August.... Read more

New Apple TV plans emerge, EPG for digital shows and films

New Apple TV plans emerge, EPG for digital shows and films

By Rik Henderson

After Apple was said to have ditched plans for its own television broadcast service at the end of last year, there have been few rumours about its TV expansion plans. And the Apple TV set-top-box is still waiting for something to ignite its potential,... Read more

New Apple TV Remote app lets you control Siri on Apple TV from iPhone

New Apple TV Remote app lets you control Siri on Apple TV from iPhone

By Elyse Betters

Apple has released a new app, called Apple TV Remote, and it sort of replaces the previous Remote app.Teased at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference last year, the new Apple TV Remote app has been available for developers since June and was released... Read more

House of Cards comes to Sky in the UK

House of Cards comes to Sky in the UK

By Stuart Miles

Netflix stalwart, House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey will be available on Sky in the UK for the first time as part of a new move from the broadcaster to sell TV Box Sets in its Sky Store. Fans of the political drama will now be able to watch the... Read more

Sony XD9305 4K TV review: Making a strong first impression
4.0 stars

Sony XD9305 4K TV review: Making a strong first impression

By John Archer

Brilliant though the TV world's new high dynamic range (HDR) technology is, it's also proving monumentally hard for current TV technologies to handle. Which is precisely why Sony has moved past "current TV technologies" and come up with something new... Read more

Best Comic-Con 2016 trailers: Justice League, Wonder Woman, and more

Best Comic-Con 2016 trailers: Justice League, Wonder Woman, and more

By Elyse Betters

Although Comic-Con 2016 is done and dusted, you can relive some of the convention's best highlights via trailers and teaser clips.San Diego Comic-Con is an annual comic convention held in, well, San Diego. This year's SDCC kicked off with Preview Night... Read more

Now TV Smart Box review: Is live TV and Sky in one device worth the price?
4.0 stars

Now TV Smart Box review: Is live TV and Sky in one device worth the price?

By Rik Henderson

When Sky first revealed that it was to introduce another new Now TV box, it was widely presumed that it would feature 4K streaming. But even though Ultra HD content is coming to the company's flagship TV offering, Sky Q, the Now TV Smart Box maxes out... Read more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Robot Wars, Kinky Britain and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Robot Wars, Kinky Britain and more

By Rik Henderson

Over the last few months we’ve suggested some cracking shows that you can catch-up with for free using Freeview Play and this week is now different.Freeview Play devices give you the ability to scroll backwards through the electronic programme guide... Read more

Panasonic Viera DX902 4K TV review: Honeycomb-sweet picture quality
4.5 stars

Panasonic Viera DX902 4K TV review: Honeycomb-sweet picture quality

By Chris Hall

The big sell with the Panasonic DX902 (or DX900 in other regions) is that this 4K TV is about as close as you'll get to a professional reference monitor in the home.That's a fairly lofty comparison, as reference monitors are incredibly expensive, designed... Read more

How to get 4K Ultra HD movies, sport and TV on your Sky Q box

How to get 4K Ultra HD movies, sport and TV on your Sky Q box

By Rik Henderson

Sky Q subscribers will finally be able to access 4K Ultra HD TV shows, movies and sport from 13 August, but ahead of the launch you can ensure your Sky Q Silver box is ready to play the content.Sky has started pushing a software update to your Sky Q... Read more

Sky Q major software update rolling out: Here's what your Sky Q box can do now

Sky Q major software update rolling out: Here's what your Sky Q box can do now

By Rik Henderson

Sky started to install its new Sky Q service and kit in customers homes at the end of March and, by all accounts, it has gone down very well indeed.However, all things can be improved over time, especially technology and entertainment equipment and Sky... Read more

Sony announces Z Series 4K TVs, brings Bravia 4K HDR TVs to Europe

Sony announces Z Series 4K TVs, brings Bravia 4K HDR TVs to Europe

By Elyse Betters

Sony has introduced a new flagship line of 4K LCD TVs, called the Z Series, and it's bringing five Bravia 4K HDR TVs to major UK and Irish retailers.Starting with the Z Series, which now sits above the X Series in terms of display quality, it includes... Read more

Sky Q features coming to Sky+, here's what to expect in Homepage refresh

Sky Q features coming to Sky+, here's what to expect in Homepage refresh

By Rik Henderson

Sky isn't just concentrating on Sky Q these days, after all the vast majority of its customers have Sky+HD boxes. Sky Q might be getting 4K soon, but Sky+ customers will also benefit from a user interface refresh that'll add several features to tie their... Read more

What is BBC+ and why should you download it for iPhone or Android?

What is BBC+ and why should you download it for iPhone or Android?

By Rik Henderson

The BBC generates an enormous amount of content each day: TV shows, news, radio programming and the thousands of pages of new material added to bbc.co.uk on a constant basis. However, with so much on offer, how on Earth do you find stuff that's interesting... Read more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Pokemon, The Rack Pack and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Pokemon, The Rack Pack and more

By Rik Henderson

There's something for everyone in our round-up of TV shows from the last week to catch-up on. Comedy dramas, a top sporting event a sitcom and hard hitting documentary are included. And yes, there's Pokemon too, for all you Pokemon Go players who are... Read more

Hisense M7000 ULED TV gives you 55-inches, 4K UHD and HDR for just £799

Hisense M7000 ULED TV gives you 55-inches, 4K UHD and HDR for just £799

By Rik Henderson

Hisense continues down its path of offering the highest TV spec on a budget. The Hisense M7000 55-incher has 4K HDR tech for just £799.There's also a 65-inch model for just £1,199.The range uses what Hisense calls ULED technology. That's the name it... Read more