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iPlayer is changing again

iPlayer is changing again

After the BBC told you that you have to own a TV licence to watch their iPlayer (or at least say you have one), now they're changing things up again. Auntie Beeb says that you'll have to sign-up for an account if you want to watch their catch-up service from 2017. Now, there's already around…

Kodi streaming boxes to become illegal?

A lot of people enjoy watching TV through streaming set-top boxes, which basically gives you access to shows for free, and the whole thing is legally speaking, a grey area. Known as 'Android boxes' or Kodi boxes, a legal case about them kicks off this week. A trader called Brian Thompson has been accused of…

Amazon Fire TV price drop 'til midnight

In a bid to promote the new Jeremy Clarkson (& Co) show, The Grand Tour, Amazon have decided to drop the price of their Amazon Fire TV. It is only until midnight tonight (today being 20th September 2016, if you're reading this late), and you'll get £25 off, bagging the set-top box for £9.99. Now,…

You can recycle your Sky box for money!

You may not know it, but you can recycle your Sky equipment and be rewarded for it. Of course, if your Sky box is filled with dead birds and covered in old gravy, they're not likely to take it. However, if not, it is definitely worth checking out if you can! Over at Sky's dedicated…

More and more people refusing to pay for TV licence

While the BBC clearly has more output than the average broadcaster, that doesn't mean everyone has to like it. Now, over 1,000 homes per day are getting rid of their TVs and not paying for their licence fee by watching shows on catch-up or on other subscription services. According to figures, over half a million…

eBay crack down on Ultraviolet codes

If you've bought a film in a physical format lately, you may have got an Ultraviolet code with it. If you don't know what that is, it basically allows users to watch your movie on any device away from your DVD/Blu Ray player. Ultraviolet - which is owned by Sony, Universal, Paramount, Warner Brothers and…

Over 2,000 free MS-DOS games to be played on your computer!

Fans of old video games can rejoice as a huge library of MS-DOS games have been archived and are playable on your computer. And you won't need to dust down a floppy disk or mess around with command prompts as they're playable in your browser. The MS-DOS Software Library has gathered up games in advance…

EE TV: You won't own it and you might not want to

We told you about EE's new fancy TV box gizmo, which they think is the bee's knees. They love it so much that you're not actually allowed to have one for keeps. See, if you're thinking of getting EE's TV service, you won't be owning their set-top boxes, rather, you'll have one on loan and…

How To... fix Skybox problems

Have you been having problems with your Sky+ box? Have you found that it won't switch on or have become as unresponsive as a drunk pensioner? Is it showing 'no signal' or barking at you, advising that you should get in touch with Sky or visit their website when you know damn well you have…

Now TV say sorry for being so rubbish

Sky’s live streaming service Now TV, is not exactly popular with users at the moment. Customers have been left angry when the service cut out half way through someone having their knob chopped off with a sword in Game of Thrones, and there was a disastrous outage during the Premier League final stage, which caused…

People are STILL watching black and white tellies

You would have thought that the black and white TV had gone the way of the mangle and the Spinning Jenny by now, but according to TV Licensing, 11,550 households in Britain still have a B&W TV licence. London is a hot bed of monochrome TV watching, with 2334 sets – four times as many…

Save money- don't buy a TV licence

We all like saving money, and one way to do that is to go through direct debits and standing orders and see whether there are any old or outdated ones that could be cancelled. One bill that many people wish they could cancel is the TV licence fee- a £145.50 annual BBC 'tax' on watching…

Wave goodbye to live TV live streaming

If you're a fan of watching television on your computer through sources that aren't iPlayer, 4oD and the like, then you may have some bad news. The sites that retransmit live television, according to a European court, are in breach of copyright. Of course, you probably knew that if you've been watching football matches through…

Rewriting rock history with knock-off t-shirts

Half Man Half Biscuit ironically sang about Joy Division oven gloves, as branding the most miserable band in music history is one of the more difficult things to do. That was, I presume, the joke. However, once, I saw a t-shirt in Urban Outfitters which featured the artwork for the group's 'Unknown Pleasures' LP, complete…

Off on holiday and missing a good dose of British Television? Try TVCatchup, a UK based video streaming website relaunched last week after being in hiatus for the past 8 months. TVCatchup (TVC) allows its registered users to view a selection of UK Freeview channels, for absolutely free.  Channels include  BBC1, ITV, 4, and Five. …