Since I’ve had it, my Roku 2XS has generally been very stable; I can use it for hours a day watching Netflix, in high definition, without any problems. For the last ten days, however, it’s been nothing but trouble, Netflix support has been useless, and I’ve had to resort to spending the evening watching old… Read More Netflix on Roku – is it hanging for you?
Around about a year ago, I wrote a piece over on The Register looking at the state of play with ‘Over the top’ video services – that’s those that provide an IP service; in the UK these are found on a variety of platforms, including smart TVs, YouView and the Roku box. Back then, Sky’s… Read More Sky Store – or Acetrax revisited?
IPTV service Acetrax – one of the first to appear on smart TV sets from the likes of Panasonic – is to wind down across all the territories in which it operates. Unlike LoveFilm, Netflix and Sky’s NowTV, Acetrax was a pay as you go service, so users could dip in and out as little… Read More Farewell Acetrax
My article on this has just been published over on The Register. I hope it’s an interesting read. One nugget I’d like to pull out of it is regarding Acetrax, the pay per view service found on quite a few smart TV sets. The Acetrax website proudly proclaims them to be an “independent pan-European VOD… Read More IPTV in the UK, one year after Netflix, and what Now for Acetrax
My review of the Roku IPTV box is now live over at RegHardware. It’s a nice enough piece of kit, but I can’t help feeling that, given it costs £99, it just doesn’t do quite enough, and doesn’t provide access to enough top class content. The main things for the UK are Netflix and iPlayer,… Read More Roku 2XS review
Announced last month, just after Netflix launched, the Roku media player is now available in the UK from Amazon, where it’s listed with the catchy moniker Roku 3100EU XS AV Receiver Set-Top Box (affiliate link). My unit arrived this morning, so I’ve only just started playing, ahead of a full review that I’ll be doing… Read More Roku’s media player arrives in the UK
If you’ve been asking yourself that question, my article comparing the two is now live on RegHardware. Broadly speaking, I think that I’m more likely to keep paying for Netflix after the end of the free period, but that’s because I tend to enjoy working my way through some of the ‘box set’ type material… Read More Netflix or LoveFilm?