Amazon Instant Video won’t charge Prime customers extra for 4K streaming

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Amazon has announced that it won't be charging extra for 4K streaming - unlike rivals Netflix. The news comes just weeks after Netflix announced a price hike for customers wanting 4K quality streaming - to $11.99 from $8.99 in the US. Meanwhile Digital Spy quotes Michael Paull, VP of Amazon Digital Video saying: ""Amazon Prime…

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EE TV is now available in shops

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We've been intrigued by EE TV since it was announced. The new service combines a Freeview box, DVR and on-demand services - and will even preemptively record your six favourite channels so you can catch up on the last 24 hours at the touch of a button. And today it is finally available in EE…

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Is BT YouView going to get the Sky Sports channels?

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Interesting legal intrigue this morning as it has emerged that Ofcom, the telecoms regulator, could force Sky to offer its sports channels on rival platforms - including BT's YouView offering. According to the news release, the decision was made by the Competition Appeal Tribunal to uphold a ruling from Ofcom in 2010 which would force…

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YouView gets Netflix

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YouView has announced that its set-top-boxes now support Netflix. If you've not watched House of Cards yet, and have a YouView box, now you've got no excuse. The Netflix update is rolling out today on "YouView from BT" and Humax boxes - though YouViewers with boxes made by TalkTalk or Huawei will have to wait…

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Which UK streaming services have the Marvel movies?

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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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Almost 1bn TV sets will be online by 2020

Stuart O'Connor Broadband, Digital set-top boxes, Gadgets, Gaming, HDTV, Home Appliances, Internet, Internet Of Things, IPTV, Online TV, TV, TVs Leave a Comment

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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Britons still prefer to watch television live – on their TVs

Stuart O'Connor BBC, Computers, Digital set-top boxes, DTR, DVD, HDTV, Home Appliances, Home cinema, Internet, iPad, iPhone, IPTV, media player, Online TV, Personal video players, Satellite TV, Sky, Smartphones, Tablet, TV, TVs Leave a Comment

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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