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How to Install Any App on an Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV devices, like Amazon Fire tablets, don’t have access to the standard Google Play Store, so you can’t get at as many audio, video and other apps as you can on, say, an Android TV. You don’t have to settle for this state of affairs though – you can sideload just about any app you want on to a Fire TV device by jumping through a few hoops. Read More >>

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Battle of the TV Boxes: Android vs Apple vs Amazon vs Roku

If you’re in the market for a dinky little black box to slide under your living room TV set and pipe through some quality content, you’re in luck: there’s lots of them to pick from. All the major names now have established boxes on the market. While Gizmodo is a big fan of the Roku box and everything it can do, it’s not the only media box in town, and it might not even be the perfect box for you. So instead we compared the four major operating systems running in those boxes to help you sort out exactly which platform will best meet your needs. Read More >>

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How to Use Your Chromecast in a Hotel Room

Google’s Chromecast is one of the most useful streaming dongles ever invented—but its functionality falls down as soon as your internet access is restricted or just not available at all. Getting a Chromecast working in a hotel room isn’t easy, but it is possible. These are the tricks you can try. Read More >>

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Why Hasn’t Google Made the Chromecast Available in the UK Yet?

Of all Google's attempts to make headway into the world's living rooms, from the disappointing Google TV to the disastrous Nexus Q music system, the Chromecast media streamer is its first dedicated home entertainment success. So why is there still no sign of a Chromecast UK launch? Read More >>

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£5 PAYG Now TV Bundle Adds 10 Channels to Sky’s Miniature Set-Top Box

If you want to get a bit more out of Sky's super-cheap telly dongle, its new Entertainment Month Pass adds 10 subscription packages to your EPG in return for a £4.99 a month, casual, no-strings, PAYG financial commitment. Read More >>

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Now TV Box Review: This £10 Box Is Miles Better Than It Should Be

A media streamer for just £10 has to be utter rubbish, surely? Not if it's actually a Roku LT underneath and subsidised by Sky. The Now TV box gives you BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Spotify, Now TV, and a couple of other streaming services on your TV for the price of one cinema ticket. Heck, less than a cinema ticket, in some (Leicester Square) cases. Read More >>

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This £60 Dongle Lets You Send Video to a Dumb TV’s HDMI Input via Wi-Fi

This sleek little dongle, called Plair, is a neat little solution for slinging video from any number of devices to your TV. Simply plug it into an empty HDMI port and beam media to it via Wi-Fi. Read More >>

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Roku Now Available In the UK With Added BBC iPlayer

The cheap streaming mini-marvel of a set-top box that our American cousins have been raving about for years is finally available on our shores. It’s shipping right now and has even had the BBC iPlayer bundled in for good measure. Read More >>

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Roku LT and Roku 2 XS Mini-Streamers Priced, Dated and Up For Pre-Order In the UK

We knew that Roku was planning on entering the UK streaming set-top box market, but now we’ve got prices and pre-orders available. Both the Roku LT and the Roku 2 XS will land on our shores at the end of January, sold through Amazon.co.uk. Read More >>