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Do you actually need that TV subscription any more?

Got a Sky or Virgin TV contract? Let me ask you a serious question. If you’re not into sports, are you really using it fully? Enough to warrant the monthly cost? Statistics announced today by Ofcom show that 90% of people still watch live TV every week. Some …

Latest Netflix update won’t install on rooted devices

Here at the coolsmartphone newsroom (which to be honest is normally a kitchen) we’ve heard rumours that the latest version of the Netflix app is showing as incompatible with rooted devices. Netflix has just confirmed that with the v5.0 update adds some special.. ahem .. “new features”. They’ve …

First look – The EBox T8 V Streaming TV Box – Version 5

We’ve received another Android TV box to test today so I thought I’d give you a quick overview as it’s an improved version of an already very popular box. This is from EntertainmentBox – it’s the EBox T8 V and is powered by an Amlogic S912 64bit octa-core …

Selling a fully loaded Kodi box – It’s a grey area

Wait, I know what you’re going to say.. Of course it’s not a grey area! If you’re selling a “Fully Loaded Kodi Box” then it’s going to be illegal, end of. Well no, not necessarily, and I’ll tell you why. For most of us, “Fully Loaded” means that …

ProBox 2 Air Android TV Box – Review

Some time ago I decided to cancel my current satellite TV subscription. To be honest I thought the monthly fee was extortionate and decided to go along the “cable cutters route”. I found that I could get nearly all, if not all of the content I wished to …

V88 Plus TV Box – Review

Back in the “old days” we used to have photos on film. We then sent them off to get processed and we’d get them back on nice paper and we’d put them into albums. Now, we have smartphones and we have our photos stored either in a “cloud” …

The best media streaming devices of 2016

As the internet continues to become more prevalent in day-to-day life, so too does the role of tech gadgets. We now use smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices to perform a myriad number of functions that in years past required individual, separate devices. From basic math calculations to …

The other reason people are buying an Amazon Fire TV Stick

You’ll have seen these things advertised by Jeremy Clarkson. After punching a BBC TV producer, Top Gear returned with a change of presenters and some new ideas, but Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond joined Amazon. Their new show – called “The Grand Tour” – will no …

Get on your back. Let me put this on your face.

Where do I start with this one? The picture alone is enough to give you an idea of the madness. It’s a “Cardboard Home Cinema” and, because it’s not the actual size of a real cinema, you basically lie on the floor and stare at your phone. Yeah. …

An Android TV box – It’s time for me to dive in

Some time ago I nearly got into the whole Android TV Box experience. I’d written this post about how some “fully loaded” boxes are able to deliver Sky TV without you actually paying for it. I’ve not taken the leap just yet, but I have been messing around …

Stream your home content to your mobile with younity

These guys have been onto us quite a bit, and they want you to know about their Android app, which is now available to download. It’s free and it turns your home computer into a media server which “unifies media across devices”. Effectively it’ll let you stream the media …

Watch Sainsbury’s Movies and TV via your Chromecast

You knew that Sainsbury’s offered TV and Movie content over your smartphone, didn’t you? No, I’ll admit, neither did I, but I do now. If you use Sainsbury’s Entertainment and have their app, you can now output your favourite content to your TV via Chromecast. It’ll also let …

Watch cartoons and movies for free

I’ll be honest and admit that this app isn’t the right and proper place to get streamed movie and cartoon content. It’s not Netflix and the app, named “Cartoon Plus”, has the infamous get-out-clause stating that it’s “just a search engine for content which is readily available on …

Vodafone want you to feature in the movies

Well, almost. Orange / EE customers have long enjoyed the “Orange Wednesdays” promotion, which gives their customers 2 for 1 entry to films. Now Vodafone are getting in on the act too, giving their Pay as you go customers £10 to spend at the cinema every month for …

Tesco offers half-price Blinkbox action

If you’ve got a clever TV, console, tablet or computer; you can watch TV and movies on-demand. Blinkbox offer just such a service and, because Tesco owns them, they’re pretty cheap. First up, there’s no subscription and you only pay for what you want to watch, when you …

Celebration: Google Play 25p Sale!!!!

Google Play, Google’s app store has hit 25 billion downloads according to the Official Android blog. As a way of celebration Google have decided to have a sale and offer various apps, books and films (as well as music if you are in the US) for only 25p …

HTC 5p Films Weekend

HTC Watch, the online video service,  are offering another 5p films weekend. With 30 days to start downloading after purchasing then 48 hours to watch your film, the list is a long one containing some great titles. Adventures of Tintin Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Happy Feet Two Happy …

US: MGM Joins the Play Revolution

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer have today joined forces with Google Play and You Tube to add over 600 titles for rental in the United States and Canada. This means there are now five of the six major studios and over ten independent movie studios, currently offering movies for rent on YouTube and …

HTC Watch rentals discounted over Easter

Got a HTC phone? Used the Watch service? It’s definitely worth a try this weekend, because they’ve reduced the rental price on a whole splodge of new movies down to just 5p. Once you’ve rented you have 30 days to watch it, so don’t worry if you don’t …