Since now more people are working from home than ever, binge-watching has skyrocketed. People worldwide want to get the best entertainment, and they’re prepared to go to any lengths to access hit movies & TV shows even if it is not accessible to them. So, here are some hacks for you to expand your entertainment … Read more
When it comes to Netflix series, the UK library of Netflix offers some of the best selections based on the show's quality. With the list of hundreds of shows to enjoy, we have selected our favorites that will leave you wanting more. Enjoy our pick on UK Netflix, and if you are not living in the UK, there is no need to worry. You can select any VPN from the list of the best Netflix VPN for UK, connect to the UK server, and enjoy the series.
Netflix is rightfully considered to be the king of entertainment. Catering to every mood can provide you with a vast selection that you don't have to wonder what to watch anymore. The content choice is one of the main reasons Netflix is better than other streaming sites, including Disney Plus, Hulu, HBO Max, and Hulu.
Another reason for favoring Netflix is its user interface, especially on Android and iOS devices. With an easy, interactive, and visually appealing interface, you are one step away from getting addicted to Netflix. As we have discussed why we love Netflix, here is the list of the series that will prove that our love is based on our desire to enjoy fantastic content.
Planning an “all US Netflix” marathon month but don’t have the budget for a premium VPN? We have an easy fix. American Netflix hosts a massive library of badass titles. From movies that changed the face of the cinema forever to TV shows that managed to build a cult following worldwide – the US version … Read more
With over 140 million subscribers globally, I don’t need to explain what Netflix is or what it does. This blog is for binge watchers who truly love eat and breathe Netflix. Since you are so much in to streaming platform, there are some tips and tricks that you should know of to enhance your viewing … Read more
Video codecs are not the most exciting of things but they make a huge difference with the media we consume. Currently, when we watch Netflix they use the VP9 codec by default which was originally developed by Google. This codec is natively supported on Android in both software and the hardware. The hardware support is … Read more
I have reviewed a few VPN services recently, all of which have been quite good, but I am always on the lookout for new affordable options. Surfshark appears to be a relatively new VPN for Android and Windows, but with their current Christmas promotion, they are quite an appealing choice. At the moment you can … Read more
Following my review of the GooBang Doo ABOX A1 Plus, I wasn’t entirely happy with the performance for my particular needs. It is a decent device for the money, I am just a bit fussy about things, I wasn’t overly keen on the user interface, the remote didn’t work very well in Netflix, and I … Read more
I have previously reviewed one Android box before, and that was the M8S which appears to have been a massively popular device for people. I primarily use a Nvidia Shield, and an Amazon 4K box, or RPI3s. I like to watch a TV show on my lunch break so use an RPI3 on a widescreen, … Read more
Following up on our post about OLED vs QLED it seemed prudent to cover the new HDR technologies that are prominent on this year’s 4K TVs. Similar, but not as binary as the HD-DVD vs Blu-ray war, Dolby Vision and HDR10 are two separate standards that are competing for dominance. ‘HDR’ stands for High Dynamic … Read more
Over the past 7 years, Roku has established themselves as the top providers of streaming devices on the market. With the exception of the Apple TV there are not really any standout devices apart from Roku prior to 2013. However, with the launch of the Chromecast, Fire TV, and generic Android boxes, as well as … Read more
Googe released the Chromecast in the States several months ago acclaim. This diminutive device plugs directly into your TV HDMI socket which then allows you to stream media from a connected device such as a Android Phone or Laptop directly to the TV.
Unfortunately at the moment this device does not natively cast any content you want to the TV, but instead is restricted to certain applications including: Netflix, BBC iPlayer, YourTube and Google Play movies. However software is gradually being released that is compatible with Chromecast and functionality should improve exponentially over the next few months.
Unlike other solutions such as Apple TV or Roku this device costs just £30 which makes it extremely affordable. We picked one up even though we had no real intention of using it frequently!
Set up is extremely easy, you just plug it into the HDMI socket and connect the power lead, if you TV has a powered USB socket this will do, alternatively you can use the plug adapter provided. You then search for the device with the Chromecast app and follow the set up instructions. It took a couple of minutes at the most for us.
Once set up using the stick is also a breeze. You just load up your Chromecast compatible app select what you want to play and then select it to play on your device, a few seconds later it should start playing on your TV.
We mainly experimented with Netflix and found the experience extremely pleasant, it is a little slower than playing directly on your device and for the first 30 seconds or so it played at a low quality stream, but eventually everything cleared up and the image quality was excellent.
Functionality can be extended with applications such as AllCast which will allow you to stream media from other sources including a Plex Server, Dropbox and local files on your phone.
Media Browser is an app for iOS and Android that streams media content stored on any computer in the house, giving the Chromecast home theater PC granting capabilities.
Unfortunately streaming from services other than iPlayer are nonexistent at the moment there is no Sky, 40D, ITV Player, BT Sport, Demand 5, Blinkbox, or Amazon Instant. We some if not most of these will be available eventually however Amazon could be unlikely as they are rumoured to be releasing their own streaming device anytime soon.
Music is also lacking and we really hope that Spotify will be supported soon as it will be really useful.
Overall for the price there is a lot to like about Chromecast. If you have an old dumb TV then this can be an absolutely fantastic addition. If you have a new TV, then a lot of the Chromecast features will be made redundant, but at £30 we still feel it is a worthwhile investment as a backup device. As more compatible Apps are released this will become an absolute must have.
One of the major gripes about Netflix in the UK is the fact it has less content than its US version. This has led to a whole new range of online services allowing you to access international content from the UK. This originally was done just using a VPN to reroute your traffic through the … Read more