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Which UK streaming services have the Marvel movies?

Last night was a big night for film fans and comicbook geeks: Marvel announced its plans for "Phase 3" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe - and revealing who will be joining Iron Man, Captain America and company for Avengers: Infinite War in 2018. And this made us think: Before next year's Avengers: Age of Ultron,…

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James O'MalleyWhich UK streaming services have the Marvel movies?
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Amazon Fire TV now shipping in the UK

Amazon has announced that its streaming Set-Top-Box, the Fire TV is now being shipped out to customers in the UK. The box, which has been available for pre-order for a few weeks now, is Amazon's answer to the likes of Apple TV, and offers all of Amazon's streaming services, as well as iPlayer, Netflix and…

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James O'MalleyAmazon Fire TV now shipping in the UK
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HBO joins the 21st century – 5 takeaways

HBO, the US premium cable channel that produces the likes of Game of Thrones and True Detective has just announced that it will soon be launching a version of its on-demand product "HBO Go" that doesn't require US customers to have a cable subscription and a cable HBO subscription on top of that.…

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James O'MalleyHBO joins the 21st century – 5 takeaways
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Almost 1bn TV sets will be online by 2020

The world is becoming ever more connected, and it's not going to slow down any time soon. According to a new report from the company Digital TV Research, the number of TV sets connected to the internet will reach 965 million by 2020 - up from 103m at the end of 2010 and the 339m…

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Stuart O'ConnorAlmost 1bn TV sets will be online by 2020
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Britons still prefer to watch television live – on their TVs

As our "second" screens get smaller while our TV screens get larger, it seems that the old adage that "bigger is better" just might hold true. Some new research has shown that despite the growth in watching television via a PC, tablet or smartphone, 90 per cent of viewers still regularly use the TV to…

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Stuart O'ConnorBritons still prefer to watch television live – on their TVs
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Netflix now in 10% of British homes

Streaming film and television service Netflix is now hooked up to more than three million British households. A report in the Daily Telegraph says that the new figure means more than one in 10 households have joined the service, and signals a rise in take-up over the past year. The report says that Netflix is…

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Stuart O'ConnorNetflix now in 10% of British homes
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Amazon drops pre-orders for Disney titles

Amazon in the US has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies in what appears to be another contract dispute, according the Wall Street Journal. Copies of films such as Muppets Most Wanted, Maleficent and Captain America: The Winter Soldier were unavailable for order on DVD or Blu-ray on Amazon.com on Sunday, although digital copies were…

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Stuart O'ConnorAmazon drops pre-orders for Disney titles
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BBC technical problems affect iPlayer and homepage

TV viewers were unable to watch or listen to their favourite BBC shows online for more than 24 hours over the weekend, when the corporation's TV and radio iPlayer service was hit by technical issues. The gremlins also got into the BBC website's front page. An error message on the page reads: "Due to technical…

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Stuart O'ConnorBBC technical problems affect iPlayer and homepage

Netflix begin rollout of multiple profiles to single shared accounts

Netflix from today will begin rolling out a new Profiles feature that will allow multiple users of a single shared Netflix account get individually personalised recommendations. Each user will get their own profile, which they'll be able to log-in to…

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Gerald LynchNetflix begin rollout of multiple profiles to single shared accounts