This week we’ve updated three service reviews including Hulu that just added an ad-free option, Zattoo UK due to recent improvements in video quality and Amazon Prime which announced the news of the week (or year for that matter) with offline downloads for iOS and Android!
The BBC once again find themselves in our updated reviews post, with one of their most exciting for a while. This time we see their fantastic Restart “Time-shifting” feature arrive on a range of set-top-boxes and Smart TVs, along with cross-platform support rolling out, and starting with mobile devices and the web portal!
It has been a little too long for our liking since our last review update, so we had to get back into the program again. This week there has been an updated Now TV Sports review (In time for the Ashes and upcoming new EPL season) and 4oD’s transition to All 4 begins, with more updates to come later.
What a crazy two weeks it’s been, what with Australia and the US going overboard for new services and improving existing ones. But somehow we managed to fit in a couple of updates, with the Now TV review being the largest adding tabs for four new platforms.
This week’s updates include a BBC iPlayer refresh, with more concise bitrate testing, and the first of our individual Netflix updates. We’re now splitting the Netflix reviews by region, with the plan in the future to include more information regarding local libraries. This week, we start with the UK and US.
This week we finally were able to test another platform for Sky Go, no thanks to Sky’s draconian device limit that was surely designed to frustrate their customers. So we’ve added Android tabs to the reviews, along with a Sling TV update thanks to additional channels and an AFTV tab!
We’ve finally had the chance to update some of our reviews, and so we’ve added a pile of new platform tests to the likes of the BBC iPlayer, Aertv and NBC via the Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One and Android devices, along with refreshed bandwidth tests including some welcome improvements.
Sky Go’s review made it’s Eye on-Demand debut last summer with the distinction of our lowest ever score, mainly due to almost non-existent platform support, lack of features and poor video quality. Since then things have improved a tad, especially with the new PlayStation apps. This week in time for the Cricket World Cup, we’ve updated the review to include PS4 coverage.