There has been a fair amount of coverage in the news recently about the closing of what’s been called the ‘iPlayer loophole.’ This was a gap in the rules for the TV licence that said that you only needed to pay for one if you received live television, including over the internet. So, if you… Read More TV makers cause trouble for Auntie’s iPlayer loophole
Earlier this year, Google caused some upset amongst owners of some Sony and Panasonic TVs and BluRay players by dropping support for their built-in YouTube functionality. Now it looks like it’s the turn of some LG owners to be upset by Amazon. Update: Not just LG. Since I first posted, I’ve heard from a Samsung… Read More LG BluRay players, Samsung TVs to lose Amazon Video
I’ve recently done a roundup of smart TVs for ComputerActive (the 8th November issue, no 384) together with an article explaining to CA readers what ‘smart’ sets can do for you. In the course of my testing, I actually became pretty disenchanted with some of the interfaces, as I’ve mentioned in another recent post here.… Read More Smart TVs – why are they so awful to use?
Like many people, I suspect, I’ve been waiting eagerly for Netflix, and specifically for the client for Samsung’s SmartTV system. This morning, I was in luck – going into the SmartTV section, I was prompted for an update, which added Netflix in the ‘Recommended’ section of the App list. That’s not all you need to… Read More Netflix arrives on UK Samsung SmartTV