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Specsavers launches ‘actionable’ audio advert for smart speakers

Say It Now, the London voice assistant adtech firm, has partnered with Specsavers to enable customers to book their hearing tests online via their Alexa smart speaker. Smart speaker listeners who hear the Specsavers advert on digital radio stations will be able to say “Alexa, open Specsavers Hearing”, with customers then able to have a […]

June 15, 2022

UK MPs to probe connected tech

The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to examine the impacts of the increasing prevalence of smart and connected technology and what needs to be done to ensure it is safe and secure for its users. The ‘Connected tech: smart or sinister?’ inquiry will explore how devices including smart speakers, […]

May 12, 2022By Colin Mann

Amazon Fire TV adds audio streaming for hearing aids

Fire TV is launching Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids on Fire TV Cube (2nd gen) for compatible Bluetooth hearing aids from Starkey. This makes Fire TV the first-ever streaming media player to support Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids, commonly known as ASHA. Customers with compatible Starkey hearing aids can connect directly to Fire TV Cube […]

April 28, 2022

TalkTalk rolls out new 4K TV Box

The new TalkTalk TV 4K Box is available on new and existing fibre plans, offering a selection of UHD entertainment for £4 a month. The new 4K TV Box offers more choice for TalkTalk TV customers, giving access to more than 70 channels and on-demand players through the Netgem TV interface, with more apps and […]

March 21, 2022

Sling TV on Amazon Echo Show 15

Amazon Echo Show 15 customers in the US can now stream Sling TV to watch live television and access its catalogue of more than 150,000 on-demand shows and movies. Viewers can get started by simply saying “Alexa, open Sling TV” and log-in to their account. Once in the app, users can request specific channels by […]

March 16, 2022

Kudelski lifts FY revenues

The Kudelski Group, a global player in digital security, has published its 2021 annual results. In 2021, total revenues and other operating income increased to $778.8 million (€686.3m) from $741.5 million in 2020, reflecting higher sales in Digital TV, Cybersecurity and IoT. The Group generated EBITDA of $72.4 million, a $8 million improvement from the […]

February 23, 2022

Data: Nintendo Switch top Xmas gaming gift

Gaming consoles emerged the winner in the battle of the Christmas presents, according to network usage data from UK connectivity provider TalkTalk, who analysed the data of over one million of its customers – showing what devices they connected to the network and when on Christmas Day 2021 vs 2020 – and it’s thrown up some […]

January 7, 2022

Roku unveils streaming player line-up for Germany

Roku has introduced its streaming player line-up for Germany, including the Roku Express, Roku Express 4K, Roku Streaming Stick 4K and Roku Streambar. At launch, German consumers will be able to acess a wide variety of global and local entertainment. Roku streaming players are powered by the Roku operating system (OS), offering consumers a customisable […]

September 27, 2021

Wiztivi creates new personalised Video Soundbox experience

By creating the user interface of Sagemcom’s brand-new Video Soundbox, Wiztivi brings together the best of video, audio and voice control, and opens up new possibilities for a significant level of customisation. The user experience has never been so complete within a set-top box. The new Video Soundbox combines the latest technologies in video, audio […]

September 23, 2021

Amazon branded TVs unveiled

As heavily rumoured, Amazon has announced an all-new lineup of Fire TV devices with its first-ever Amazon branded smart TVs, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series and 4-Series smart TVs, and the all-new Fire TV Stick 4K Max. “We’ve reimagined what a TV can do by building it with two of our most popular experiences […]

September 10, 2021By Colin Mann