Google Chromecast UK Review: Eyes Land on the Stream

Better late than never, eh Google? After waiting the best part of a year for the Google Chromecast media streaming dongle to cross the Atlantic, the thumb-sized device is now finally available in UK stores. Has it been worth the wait? Read More >>

Flash New Sky Home Screen Rolls Out Today

Satellite TV subscribers who do their tellying through a relatively modern Sky+HD box will see Sky's all-new home screen layout appear today, with the refreshed EPG and its focus on on-demand services rolling out right now. Read More >>

WSJ: Amazon's Streaming Box Will Arrive Next Month

Amazon's much-rumoured video streaming device will go on sale in "early" April—on as well as through retailers, suggests the Wall Street Journal. Read More >>

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How to Handle Internet Indecision

The internet is full of choices to to pick from, decisions to navigate and options to eliminate. Sometimes deciding between a roast beef sandwich and a pepperoni pizza is an impossible bind. But this is not an isolated dilemma—the question of what to watch, what to eat, and what to click is indicative of an issue that plagues the whole internet. Read More >>

Popcorn Time, the Netflix of Piracy, Has Already Shut Down

Well, that didn't last long. Just a little over a week ago, Popcorn Time descended upon the masses as a way to easily (if perhaps not entirely legally) stream torrents straight to your computer. Now, though, amidst pressure regarding piracy, Popcorn Time has officially closed its doors. Read More >>

WSJ Reaffirms Rumours That Music Streaming is Headed to Amazon Prime

Last month, Re/code reported that Amazon was in talks to create a streaming music service to bundle with Prime subscriptions. Now, the Wall Street Journal is reaffirming that rumour. Read More >>

Hands-On With the Brand New BBC iPlayer

A catch-up services innovator since first launching back in 2007, the BBC today revealed a brand new design for its industry-leading iPlayer streaming platform. Rolling out to mobile and desktop browsers today, I've spent some time playing with the new-look iPlayer in a desktop browser, and while its changes are subtle, they're all welcome. Read More >>

A Redesigned BBC iPlayer Launches Today

The BBC has today announced the launch of a revamped iPlayer catch-up service, rolling out today. Read More >>

Google Chromecast UK Launch Looms as Wider International Release is Touted

While running the risk of turning into the boy who cried wolf, it now appears that an official UK launch date for the Google Chromecast streaming stick is just weeks away. Chromecast is available on our shores through import, but isn't officially supported in the UK by Google. That could all change soon, with a wider international release being teased. Read More >>

Watching Planes Land From Space is Like a Video Game Brought to Life

Ever wanted to watch the world—in real-time HD—from space? Well prepare to experience what it'd be like if the world was your very own video game and check out a few planes landing at the Bejiing airport. It'll be the coolest planespotting you've ever done. Read More >>

Chromecast-Rivalling Roku Streaming Stick Headed to the UK

This is Roku's brand new streaming stick. It's only £49.99, and it's ready to pop into your HDMI port right out of the box. Read More >>

Popcorn Time Lets You Stream Torrent Movies

Too impatient to wait for a torrent to download? Then maybe you should check out Popcorn Time—a web-based application that lets you stream torrents to your computer. Read More >>

Amazon Prime Instant Video Saves BBC's Axed and Bloodied Ripper Street

BBC drama Ripper Street will be coming back for a third series, after Amazon stepped in with the money to recommission it. New episodes will stream first for Prime Video subscribers, before hitting the BBC "a few months later." Amazon also gets an exclusive on streaming the first two runs of the show in the UK. Read More >>

We Go Hands-On With Amazon Prime Instant Video, and Here's What's Changed

Lovefilm Instant is dead, today replaced by Amazon Prime Instant Video, the online retail giant's revised movie and TV streaming service. As it turns out, you'd be forgiven for failing to notice that there's been any update at all. Read More >>

Upgraded Apple TV Shows up on US Shop's Comparison Chart

An upgraded Apple TV, which earlier rumours suggested might see an announcement in April, has been sort-of spotted again, with US retailer Best Buy supposedly including a substantially enhanced Apple TV with loads more apps in a product comparison slide. Read More >>

Netflix, Beware: LoveFilm Instant Becomes Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK

If you like your movie streaming services with added one-day delivery and ebook borrowing options, you're in luck. Amazon has announced that LoveFilm Instant is to be combined with Amazon Prime from February 26th, becoming Prime Instant Video, Britain's "largest subscription streaming service". Read More >>


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