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HQ Trivia now has an Apple TV app so you can play on the big screen
HQ Trivia now has an Apple TV app so you can play on the big screen By Maggie Tillman

HQ Trivia exploded in popularity earlier this year, and now, you can finally play it on the TV.Although millions of people have used the live game show, it's clear that the mobile app, which was founded by the co-creators of Vine, had room to grow. Now,... Read more

You can now download Virgin Media shows to your phone or tablet
You can now download Virgin Media shows to your phone or tablet By Dan Grabham

Virgin Media customers can now download TV shows and box sets to their phones and tablets thanks to an updated Virgin TV Go app for iOS and Android. The best Blu-ray players to buy today More than 2,000 episodes of catch-up and on-demand box sets are... Read more

Buying the new Sonos Beam soundbar? Here’s how to get the most out of it in your living room
Buying the new Sonos Beam soundbar? Here’s how to get the most out of it in your living room By Pocket-lint Promotion

The new Sonos Beam is the ideal soundbar for a smaller room or if you’re looking for something more compact to deliver your TV's audio in crystal clarity.As with any piece of audio equipment though, you need to make it work for your living room (or... Read more

Virgin Media gets back Dave, Gold and other UKTV channels
Virgin Media gets back Dave, Gold and other UKTV channels By Dan Grabham

After an uncertain couple of weeks, Virgin Media and UKTV have reached a long term agreement which will restore all of UKTV’s channels and services to Virgin TV.These will return as soon as possible. Dave HD and Gold HD channels will be added to Virgin... Read more

You can now watch Roku content on PC, Mac, mobile or tablet
You can now watch Roku content on PC, Mac, mobile or tablet By Rik Henderson

Roku is expanding its reach beyond its own set-top-boxes and media streaming sticks. You can now access its free film and TV service, The Roku Channel, on PC, Mac, mobile and tablet - basically, anything with a web browser.Select Samsung smart TVs can... Read more

Sony UBP-X500 is a stripped back deck designed to play 4K Blu-rays well
Sony UBP-X500 is a stripped back deck designed to play 4K Blu-rays well By Rik Henderson

With the explosion of 4K video streaming and the very capable 4K disc spinning talents of the Xbox One S and Xbox One X, you can be forgiven for wondering why standalone players exist. Especially at the £200-300 mark.Sony hopes to prove otherwise though,... Read more

Amazing Sky Sports deals for start of Premier League: Sky Q and Now TV bargains
Amazing Sky Sports deals for start of Premier League: Sky Q and Now TV bargains By Rik Henderson

The football Premier League season kicks off this Friday, with Manchester United vs Leicester City live on Sky Sports, and you can make sure you don't miss a minute of the action on Sky or Now TV with some amazing deals.Serious footy fans can subscribe... Read more

TCL TVs are now available in the UK, offering big value on big screens
TCL TVs are now available in the UK, offering big value on big screens By Chris Hall

TCL is the world's third largest TV manufacturer and it has its eyes set on a new market, the UK. TCL TVs are now officially available in the UK from a range of retailers - including Amazon.co.uk - with warranties and engineer support for screens 43-inches... Read more

Sony's new Master Series 4K TVs are perfectly tuned for Netflix
Sony's new Master Series 4K TVs are perfectly tuned for Netflix By Maggie Tillman

Sony has a new 4K TV flagship range, humbly called the Master Series, which consists of two models at launch.The two models are the AF9 and ZF9 (or A9F and Z9F in the US). The first, which replaces the A1, is an OLED model, while the second sits above... Read more

Lucasfilm: Leia will be in next Star Wars film and won't be CG'd
Lucasfilm: Leia will be in next Star Wars film and won't be CG'd By Maggie Tillman

Lucasfilm has announced some major news about the next main Star Wars film: the late Carrie Fisher will reprise the role of Leia.The Disney-owned company confirmed Star Wars: Episode IX will begin production on 1 August and Leia will appear in the film,... Read more

Sky Q voice control getting better, you could even ditch the remote control in future
Sky Q voice control getting better, you could even ditch the remote control in future By Rik Henderson

Sky has released its year end financial results for 2017/18 and among the numbers and forecasts lies an interesting commitment to improving the voice control capabilities for Sky Q.Sky Q can currently search for content across the platform through simple... Read more

BBC makes your smart TV even smarter, with green button restart
BBC makes your smart TV even smarter, with green button restart By Rik Henderson

The BBC has launched a new, simple way for Freeview smart TV owners to restart BBC shows from the beginning, even if they come in midway through.By pressing the green button on any favourite BBC show - on BBC One, One HD, Two, Two HD and BBC Four - you... Read more

Netflix profile icons getting a facelift, choose your fave characters
Netflix profile icons getting a facelift, choose your fave characters By Rik Henderson

After several years of the same, fairly bland avatars Netflix is giving its profile front-end something of facelift. It is adding extra colour and contours to the existing range of selectable images while adding a suite of all new profile pics to choose... Read more

Samsung will release its giant MicroLED TV next year for consumers
Samsung will release its giant MicroLED TV next year for consumers By Maggie Tillman

Samsung first showed its MicroLED TV tech at CES 2018, and now, it's on the path to releasing the first commercial sets by next year. What is MicroLED? The TV technology to take on OLED explained The revelation comes from the company itself. Samsung's... Read more

Here’s when Amazon Prime Video will finally get Dolby Atmos
Here’s when Amazon Prime Video will finally get Dolby Atmos By Rik Henderson

Amazon Prime Video will finally support Dolby Atmos surround sound soon.Already available on a number of platforms, including rival Netflix, Sky Q, Apple TV and 4K Blu-rays, Dolby Atmos soundtracks will be available on supporting Amazon Video content... Read more

Walmart might launch Netflix-like streaming service later this year
Walmart might launch Netflix-like streaming service later this year By Maggie Tillman

Walmart already has Vudu, but it wants to launch something that will more directly compete with Netflix, according to a new report.OK, let's back up a minute: Vudu, an online video store, is a pay-per-use service. That means it has you pay for movies... Read more

What is DC Universe and which shows and comics will it offer?
What is DC Universe and which shows and comics will it offer? By Maggie Tillman

DC Comics is nearly ready to launch its streaming service.The company, which has just announced pricing details, is clearly trying to get us excited about the launch. Keep in mind many networks and companies are launching their own dedicated subscription... Read more

Now TV adds third-party Hayu Pass to platform, could it be start of something bigger?
Now TV adds third-party Hayu Pass to platform, could it be start of something bigger? By Rik Henderson

Now TV will soon add a new subscription pass to work alongside its Entertainment, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and Kids Passes. However, unlike those, this is not centred mainly on Sky content.The Hayu Pass, which is coming in early August in time for that... Read more

Do VPNs work with Netflix and which is the best virtual private network for Netflix steaming?
Do VPNs work with Netflix and which is the best virtual private network for Netflix steaming? By Steve Dye

A virtual private network, or VPN, can help you disguise your IP address when accessing the internet and can be a useful, legal tool. However, you might find that while protecting your online privacy, you also struggle to do some of the more fun things... Read more

Amazon 4K Smart TV on the cards for UK, Freeview HD tuner and Fire TV built in
Amazon 4K Smart TV on the cards for UK, Freeview HD tuner and Fire TV built in By Rik Henderson

Amazon is reportedly looking to expand its own-branded devices to include an Amazon 4K Smart TV.The Telegraph claims that the online retailer, which is currently hosting its Prime Day sales on thousands of products, is working with a "group of Chinese... Read more

Here's why you should get Amazon Prime today
Here's why you should get Amazon Prime today By Rik Henderson

Amazon Prime launched in 2007 in the UK and two-years earlier in the US. It's now available in multiple countries around the world and millions of people have signed up to receive a swathe of benefits. Not least early access to bargains during Black Friday... Read more

How to watch the World Cup final and third-fourth place play-off online
How to watch the World Cup final and third-fourth place play-off online By Dan Grabham

We're almost at the end of the FIFA World Cup 2018 and while a valiant England will not be playing for the ultimate prize, they will be competing for third-place honours against Belgium this Saturday.Then, of course, there's the World Cup final itself,... Read more

How to watch the World Cup in 4K HDR with BBC iPlayer
How to watch the World Cup in 4K HDR with BBC iPlayer By Dan Grabham

This has been one of the best World Cup tournaments we can remember - even with England's exit at the semi-final stage - and the BBC is offering the opportunity to watch the final in 4K.All the BBC's games have been available on certain, 4K HDR-supporting... Read more

Virgin Media TV customers get 4K BT Sport for free very soon
Virgin Media TV customers get 4K BT Sport for free very soon By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media is adding BT Sport in 4K to its Virgin TV offering.Previously only available on BT's own Ultra HD set-top-box, the BT Sport 4K UHD channel will be available at no extra cost to Virgin Media customers on Full House and VIP bundles who use... Read more

ESPN+: How does it work, what does it offer, and how much is it?
ESPN+: How does it work, what does it offer, and how much is it? By Maggie Tillman

ESPN+ is finally here.Disney's latest product is a direct-to-consumer subscription video service for all you MLB and NHL sports fans. There’s no separate app to install on your device; it's all within the redesigned ESPN app that's now available. Here's... Read more

Get 3 months of paid Amazon Prime Video channels for free
Get 3 months of paid Amazon Prime Video channels for free By Rik Henderson

As part of its amazing deals on the build up to Prime Day on 16 July, Amazon is offering some great freebies for Prime Video members.You can get three months of several "channels" as part of Amazon Prime Video's line-up for absolutely free. And if you... Read more

BT TV App Extra introduces offline and Smart TV viewing for catch-up content and more
BT TV App Extra introduces offline and Smart TV viewing for catch-up content and more By Rik Henderson

BT has announced a couple of changes to its BT TV app that add offline viewing, purchases and an additional subscription service to expand your BT TV experience beyond the box in your living room.Firstly, BT TV customers can now buy or rent a show or... Read more

You can watch Wimbledon or the World Cup in 4K HDR on this £59 Roku stick
You can watch Wimbledon or the World Cup in 4K HDR on this £59 Roku stick By Chris Hall

If you want to capitalise on the summer of sport and enjoy BBC iPlayer's 4K HDR coverage of the FIFA World Cup and Wimbledon, then the cheapest way of doing so is via the Roku Streaming Stick+.This dongle is supporting the UHD trials that the BBC is running... Read more

Amazon plans to expand channel line-up on Amazon Video, should Sky, BT and Virgin Media be worried?
Amazon plans to expand channel line-up on Amazon Video, should Sky, BT and Virgin Media be worried? By Rik Henderson

Amazon could be growing its Amazon Video service to be a valid rival to paid TV platforms, such as Sky, Virgin Media and BT.As well as secure some of the live Premier League football rights from 2019, which will be available to Amazon Prime members, it... Read more

Pricey new Netflix Ultra tier is very bad news for HDR TV owners
Pricey new Netflix Ultra tier is very bad news for HDR TV owners By Rik Henderson

Netflix is trialling an expensive new membership tier that will anger those already paying for Premium access. That's because it removes high dynamic range support from Premium and charges more per month for HDR and Dolby Vision video under a new Ultra... Read more

How to watch Wimbledon in 4K on BBC iPlayer, Sky Q and Virgin TV
How to watch Wimbledon in 4K on BBC iPlayer, Sky Q and Virgin TV By Rik Henderson

This year's Wimbledon tennis tournament starts today, Monday 2 July, and you can watch much of it in 4K Ultra HD. In fact, some of the matches will be available with the stunning HDR contrast and colour tech too.Just like the World Cup, the BBC is showing... Read more

Apple may one day offer music, TV and news streaming bundle
Apple may one day offer music, TV and news streaming bundle By Max Langridge

Apple may be looking to one day offer customers a single subscription-based package comprising TV, music and news content, according to a report from The Information. Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why? Apple might launch a subscription... Read more

Best movies to look forward to in 2018 and beyond: Here are all the top film trailers
Best movies to look forward to in 2018 and beyond: Here are all the top film trailers By Rik Henderson

With The Avengers: Infinity War going great guns in the cinema and it being only one of a fantastic array of films already having hit cinema screens this year, you can be forgiven for thinking that we've seen the best already.But that would be churlish.... Read more

BT TV adds Amazon Prime Video; Now TV still to come
BT TV adds Amazon Prime Video; Now TV still to come By Max Langridge

BT has announced that Amazon Prime Video is now available as an on-demand service through its set-top box, keeping to its promise made earlier this year.  What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money? Now TV vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is... Read more

Amazon Fire TV Cube specs, UK release date, price and more
Amazon Fire TV Cube specs, UK release date, price and more By Dan Grabham

Amazon has officially unveiled a new Fire TV device it calls the Fire TV Cube - and it's now out in the US priced at $119.99. In the US? Order the Fire TV Cube right now The Fire TV Cube is essentially a cross between a conventional 4K Fire TV and an... Read more

You can now use Google Assistant on Nvidia Shield TV in the UK
You can now use Google Assistant on Nvidia Shield TV in the UK By Dan Grabham

Nvidia is now rolling out the Google Assistant to Nvidia Shield TV boxes in the UK. You can now say "OK Google" just as you would with any other Google Assistant-enabled device to start playing music, videos, TV shows, movies and games.As you can see... Read more

Google Assistant finally arrives on Sony Android TVs
Google Assistant finally arrives on Sony Android TVs By Max Langridge

Sony has announced that Google Assistant is finally making its way to 4K HDR TVs with the Android TV OS. Google's voice-controlled smart assistant first launched on the Nvidia Shield in November last year, and at the time, Google said it would launch... Read more

Future Philips TVs will come with integrated Bowers & Wilkins speakers
Future Philips TVs will come with integrated Bowers & Wilkins speakers By Maggie Tillman

TP Vision and Bowers & Wilkins are going to create new TVs together.TP Vision is the sole licensee for Philips TV manufacturer in the UK, while Bowers & Wilkins is one of the premier British speaker and headphone manufacturers.They have entered a multi-year... Read more

What is YouTube Premium, how much is it, and how does it work?
What is YouTube Premium, how much is it, and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

YouTube Red is dead. Long live YouTube Premium.A couple years ago, YouTube began offering a new service called YouTube Red. It's a paid-for subscription service that essentially allowed people to watch ad-free YouTube videos, among other things. However,... Read more

What is VAR and how will it be used at the World Cup?
What is VAR and how will it be used at the World Cup? By Dan Grabham

During this World Cup we'll be hearing a lot about technology and specifically about VAR, the Video Assistant Referee. It's being used for the first time at a World Cup, although it has been tested at other FIFA tournaments. But how did VAR come about... Read more

How to watch the football outside with the BenQ TK800 projector
How to watch the football outside with the BenQ TK800 projector By Pocket-lint Promotion

There’s no way you can watch a regular TV in the garden, even at night. The cables would be a lethal trip hazard, the screen would sit uncertainly on a wobbly table on the lawn until it inevitably toppled and the reflections on the glass screen would... Read more

Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why?
Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why? By Max Langridge

Apple has been said to be investing in its original programming to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon for some time now, but we've yet to see any truly compelling TV shows or movies. The tech giant was originally said to be producing TV shows starring... Read more

Dolby and Odeon announce plans for Dolby Cinema UK rollout
Dolby and Odeon announce plans for Dolby Cinema UK rollout By Max Langridge

Dolby and Odeon Cinemas have teamed up to launch the first Dolby Cinemas in the UK. There are already in excess of 100 Dolby Cinema locations around the world, but the UK was notably absent from the list, until now.  What is Dolby Cinema? Why the UK... Read more

Sky to give cricket the 4K treatment, starting with England T20 and ODI matches
Sky to give cricket the 4K treatment, starting with England T20 and ODI matches By Max Langridge

Sky is increasing the amount of sport it broadcasts in 4K by announcing that from today 13 June, cricket fans will be able to watch all of England's T20 and One Day International matches in 4K Ultra HD through Sky Q and the Sky Sports Cricket channel.... Read more

Loewe adds 65-inch model to Bild 3 TV family
Loewe adds 65-inch model to Bild 3 TV family By Max Langridge

High-end German TV manufacturer Loewe has added a 65-inch model to its Bild 3 series of entry-level TVs. When we say entry-level, we don't necessarily mean affordable for everyone, but for a premium, design-led 65-inch OLED TV with all the latest TV tech,... Read more

All 4 now supports Google Assistant voice control
All 4 now supports Google Assistant voice control By Max Langridge

Channel 4 has announced that it has become the first UK broadcaster to partner with Google, to offer the first UK on-demand service to support voice control via Google Assistant on Chromecast. Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started... Read more

Freeview Play gets £125m investment to fund major changes
Freeview Play gets £125m investment to fund major changes By Max Langridge

Freeview is due to get some serious investment from the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Arqiva, part of the Digital UK group, that will see some big changes introduced to the connected service to turn it into a hybrid platform.  What is Freeview Play, when is... 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

Fire TV Cube official: 4K HDR steaming with voice control for your TV, lights and everything else
Fire TV Cube official: 4K HDR steaming with voice control for your TV, lights and everything else By Chris Hall

Amazon has announced another twist on the Fire TV in the form of the Fire TV Cube. If you imagine the functionality of the Fire TV, combine it with an Echo Dot and add in a bit of universal remote control, you've arrived at the Fire TV Cube. Not only... Read more

Amazon wins live Premier League football TV rights from 2019, to show on Amazon Prime
Amazon wins live Premier League football TV rights from 2019, to show on Amazon Prime By Rik Henderson

Amazon has secured the rights to show 20 live Premier League football matches on its Prime Video service each season from 2019 to 2022.Alongside Sky and BT Sport, the streaming service will host games for three seasons, having won one of the two remaining... Read more

What is Dolby Atmos?
What is Dolby Atmos? By Rik Henderson

Home cinema isn't just about the picture, sound is just as important. For years we've had 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound systems, but now that's all changed thanks to the mainstream arrival of Dolby Atmos.Dolby Atmos has made a big impact since its arrival... Read more