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Nick Baker, Broadband and TV expert

Nick Baker

Content Editor - Telecoms

About the Author

Nick is the content editor for Uswitch's telecoms products, writing about and appearing in the media as a spokesperson and expert on broadband and TV services.

He's covered annual broadband price increases and quarterly Ofcom complaints data, as well as all the latest TV releases and how to watch the football on TV for the best price.

Expertise

  • Broadband services and technology

  • Digital TV and streaming services

  • Mobile releases, news and reviews

  • Product photography

  • Video editor

Featured in News

Nick has recently been featured and quoted in several high profile publications including:

Articles written by Nick

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26 September 2022

What is Apple Arcade?

Apple's gaming subscription includes around 200 games that can be played on any Apple device.

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22 September 2022

Turn your TV into a smart TV

Smart TVs let you watch Netflix and other streaming services directly through your Wi-Fi. But you can make your TV smart with the help of a small, relatively cheap device.

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13 September 2022

Do you need a satellite dish for Sky TV?

Do you still need a dish to get Sky TV? The hassle of getting a dish installed in order to watch Sky TV might soon be a thing of the past. Here's how to get Sky without a dish.

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07 September 2022

How to watch Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon UK

The new Game of Thrones series, The House of the Dragon launched in the UK on 21st August 2022. So here's how to watch Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon on UK TV and online without a Sky contract.

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06 September 2022

Best camera phones 2022: top 7 cameras ranked | Uswitch

With so much incredible camera technology available, choosing the best camera phone in 2022 has never been harder. Uswitch have ranked the top 7 mobile phone cameras available to buy on the market right now.

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05 September 2022

What channels are on Sky TV?

Here is a full list of what channels are on Sky TV, as well as some of the most popular channels which you can only get directly from Sky TV.

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05 September 2022

Save money on your streaming services - Ustream

You can save money on your streaming services by mixing and matching the ones you need throughout the year. You can save money on your streaming services and still watch your favourite shows online.

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05 September 2022

Six broadband switching myths — busted

What's keeping people from switching to a better broadband service? We found six myths surrounding the whole process that are absolutely not true!

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05 September 2022

Cloud gaming and game streaming guide | What's the best game streaming service?

Cloud gaming and game streaming mean that gamers can have access to large libraries of video games, play games on mobile devices and access games without the need for brand new consoles.

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02 September 2022

Parent’s Guide to Gaming

We reveal the best child-friendly games, as well as help parents decipher PEGI content descriptors and age ratings.

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30 August 2022

How to watch Paramount Plus in the UK

Paramount Plus is the latest streaming service to launch with a combination of exclusive and classic content. Here's how to watch Paramount Plus UK.

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30 August 2022

TV and film streaming services guide

With so many streaming services entering the market, which one should you be subscribing to? Find out everything you need to know about TV and film streaming services guide.

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30 August 2022

How to switch broadband | A guide to changing your provider

Looking to switch your broadband service? Here's how to do it all, from finding the broadband speed you need to choosing the right provider for you.

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30 August 2022

Broadband and moving house | How to set up your internet

Your guide to moving your broadband connection to your new house. Here's what to consider when moving, including whether you should switch or stay.

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24 August 2022

Video game downloads: how to speed up your console - Uswitch

Bored waiting for video games to download on your console? Try these top tips to speed up downloads on your PS5, PS4, Xbox and PC devices.

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23 August 2022

How to self-install your broadband connection

For times when an engineer can't visit your home to install your new broadband, here's how you can do it yourself.

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23 August 2022

How to get broadband without a landline

Want broadband without a phone line? It's now easier than ever to get broadband without a landline frm many of the UK's major broadband providers.

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23 August 2022

What are the best wireless routers?

Guide to the best broadband routers in the UK. Find the best router for coverage across major providers like BT, Virgin Media, Sky and others.

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16 August 2022

What can you get with Freeview?

With streaming services offering access to more TV series, viewers are ditching large TV packages. Here’s a list of what’s available on Freeview TV.

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15 August 2022

How to watch live TV online

Need to watch a new episode or sports events live but don’t have access to the TV right now? It’s easy to watch live TV online no matter what device you’re using.

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15 August 2022

What's on Comedy Central?

With a range of comedy from classic sitcoms to timely satire, Comedy Central will keep you laughing out loud. Find out more about Comedy Central.

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15 August 2022

How to get Sky in a block of flats

Think Sky is only for houses? Think again. While getting Sky in your flat can be a bit complicated, it might still be doable.

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09 August 2022

How to watch Sky Atlantic — with or without Sky

If you want to watch all the latest programming from HBO, Sky Atlantic is a must. Here’s how you can watch Sky Atlantic with any TV provider.

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09 August 2022

What is digital TV?

Thanks to digital TV, we have access to hundreds of channels and thousands of series available on-demand and in HD format. Learn more about what digital TV is and how to watch your favourite digital TV content.

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09 August 2022

Can I get SYFY UK?

The SYFY channel - now known as Sky Sci-Fi – shows horror, action, science fiction and fantasy programming and films. Here's how to get Sky Sci-Fi with Sky, NOW, BT, Virgin or TalkTalk.

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08 August 2022

What channels are on NOW TV?

Interested in the flexibility of NOW TV but not sure what you can actually get with it? This guide gives you all the channels you can get with NOW TV memberships.

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08 August 2022

What channels are on BT TV?

Considering signing up for BT TV but not sure what you’ll get? Here’s a rundown of the channels across BT TV’s packages.

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08 August 2022

What set-top box will I get?

Will you get a YouView or Sky Q? Does it hold 1TB or 2TB? Can you record live TV? Here’s your guide to what set-top box you'll get with each provider.

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04 August 2022

Want to watch Sky Sports Live? | Here's how to get Sky Sports

Showing live sports like Premier League and EFL matches, Formula 1 races and more, Sky Sports is a must for sports fans. Here’s how to get Sky Sports.

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03 August 2022

What's the cheapest way to watch football on TV?

With the Premier League and the majority of competitions only available on pay-TV platforms, what's the cheapest way to watch football on TV?

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02 August 2022

Virgin Media TV Channels Full List | What channels are on Virgin Media TV?

Here's a full list of all the channels included in Virgin Media TV and broadband packages.

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02 August 2022

Get the fastest broadband available | Ultrafast broadband

Unsure if you need ultrafast broadband? Here’s how to get the fastest broadband available at the best price.

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01 August 2022

What’s on Apple TV Plus?

Apple's streaming platform features a host of exclusive and original content. Read on to find out more about what's on Apple TV Plus.

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01 August 2022

What's on Sky Go?

Sky Go is Sky’s free streaming service. If you have a Sky subscription, you'll automatically get access to Sky Go. Here’s what you watch on Sky Go.

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01 August 2022

What's on W Channel?

Showing a mix of BBC greats and popular programmes from abroad, W channel — formerly Watch — has a wide variety of top programming.

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25 July 2022

BT Sport vs Sky Sports

Compare BT Sport and Sky Sports to see whether you should get Sky Sports or BT Sport. Find out which channels you need to see the sports you love.

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25 July 2022

MCU timeline: Watch the Marvel movies in order | Uswitch

Ready to watch the Marvel movies in order? We've got you covered with all the MCU timeline options: chronological, release, and best-rated film order.

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25 July 2022

What is on-demand TV?

On-demand TV gives you the series you want whenever you want them. Find out more about on-demand TV, including how you can watch it, in our guide.

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21 July 2022

How to get Sky Cinema

Sign up for Sky Cinema and get a new film every day, plus access to over 1,000 films on demand. Here's how to get Sky Cinema with any TV provider.

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21 July 2022

How can I get Discovery Channel?

Sharks, cars, history and tech: Discovery Channel has it all. Find out how you can watch the Discovery Channel no matter who your TV provider is.

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20 July 2022

10 tips to save money while you're away on holiday

Before you zip up your bags and head to the airport, there are a few things you can do to make sure you're not met with an unpleasantly large bill when you get home.

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19 July 2022

Which broadband provider has the best customer service?

Using the latest data from Ofcom, see which broadband provider is best for customer service and find what to look out for when choosing your next package.

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19 July 2022

Getting the most out of your broadband when working from home

With many of us continuing to work from home still, there are a few things you can do to make sure you’re getting the most out of your broadband when working from home.

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12 July 2022

Amazon Prime Day’s biggest deals launched

Amazon Prime Day 2022 is here, with some great deals available on gadgets and tech. Here are a few of our top picks.

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11 July 2022

Business vs home broadband: Which service do I need?

In this guide we look at the key selling points of business broadband over home broadband so you can decide what's best for your needs.

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11 July 2022

Internet dongle | Understanding a mobile internet dongle

Wondering what is a broadband dongle? Want to ask what is a USB mobile broadband stick? Read the Uswitch guide to mobile broadband dongles, plus compare dongles.

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06 July 2022

What's the best broadband for gaming?

What's the best broadband for gaming? What broadband speed do I need for downloading games? And how much broadband speed do you need for the Playstation 5?

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27 June 2022

What broadband speed do I need? Find the broadband speeds available in your area

Take a look at our guide to broadband speed guide — find out what speeds you have available in your area and how to deal with slow broadband speed.

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27 June 2022

Bits and bytes explained — a guide to internet connection speeds

Knowing the difference between bits and bytes is key to understanding broadband download times and figuring out what broadband speed you need.

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27 June 2022

Download time calculator | Check your internet speed

Understanding broadband speeds and download times has never been easier with our download speed calculator. Find out real download times based on your broadband speed with this guide.

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23 June 2022

How to watch catch-up TV online

Thanks to catch-up TV, you’re no longer tied to a set TV schedule. Here’s how to watch TV shows on your own terms using online catch-up services.

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16 June 2022

How to stay safe online if you’re LGBTQ+

Access to online resources is vital to many in the LGBTQ+ community, whether that's social groups, travel tips or legal advice. But access to LGBTQ+ content varies widely worldwide.

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14 June 2022

Sky vs NOW review

You can get contract-free access to premium Sky Sports, TV series and films through NOW. But is it the same as Sky without a contract?

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14 June 2022

How to watch Disney Plus in the UK

Want to know how to watch Disney Plus in the UK? Our guide will tell you what to expect from the wonderful world of Disney streaming and how to get the most out of your Disney Plus subscription.

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13 June 2022

Comparing basic TV packages

With more providers offering options or add-ons, some viewers are finding they only need basic Freeview. Here are the basic packages TV providers offer.

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13 June 2022

What's on Eurosport?

Eurosport has live coverage of key European and international sporting events, with titles like the Australian Open and the Tour de France available to watch on any device.

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10 June 2022

How to watch NOW TV on TV

Signed up for a NOW TV membership to save on Sky content but don’t want to just watch it on your computer or mobile device? Here's how to watch NOW TV on your TV

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09 June 2022

What is a wireless router?

Read our guide to wireless routers to find out how to set them up and how they get your home connected to the internet.

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07 June 2022

What to watch during Pride month | The best LGBTQ+ TV content you can stream

Pride month is a great time to seek out and stream some exceptional LGBTQ+ shows. Here are some of our favourites.

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06 June 2022

Which streaming service should I get?

We compare some of the biggest streaming platforms to decide once and for all, which streaming platform is the best.

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06 June 2022

How to watch HBO in the UK

With high-quality shows like Mare of Easttown, Game of Thrones, The White Lotus and The Wire, HBO is one of the most popular TV channels in the US. Here’s how you can watch HBO in the UK.

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25 May 2022

Global Streaming Index

We reveal the best value streaming services across the world, based on the average price per subscription and number of films and TV shows available.

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23 May 2022

What broadband speed do I need for streaming?

The amount of broadband speed needed for streaming depends on which platforms you use, what quality you stream in and how many people are in your household.

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27 April 2022

Successful Movie Sequels

Can a movie sequel ever be as good as the original? We reveal the best and worst movies from 20 of the highest-grossing movie franchises.

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13 April 2022

The most and least child friendly apps

Uswitch finds the most and least child friendly apps according to data tracking.

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29 March 2022

Sky Q vs Sky Glass

How does the new Sky Glass smart TV compare to Sky's industry-leading set-top box, Sky Q?

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17 March 2022

How to recycle your broadband router

Reduce waste and save on extra costs by recycling or returning your old broadband router and digital TV equipment. Here's what each provider will and won't recycle.

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16 March 2022

TalkTalk broadband price increases 2022 - what can you do?

TalkTalk has recently announced that there will be price increases coming to some of its services. Here's what you can do if you're affected by the price hike.

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28 February 2022

How to watch Netflix on your TV

As more devices become 'smart', there's no need to watch Netflix on a small screen. There are loads of different ways to watch Netflix on your TV.

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23 February 2022

What is TalkTalk TV?

TalkTalk TV packages are flexible and affordable. Here's how you can easily subscribe to a range of TalkTalk TV channels on a month-by-month basis.

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04 January 2022

Why is my internet so slow?

Here are a few reasons why your internet is slow and what you can do to fix it.

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14 October 2021

What broadband speed do I need for Black Friday?

Is your broadband ready to handle all the new gadgets you're planning to get on Black Friday?

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08 October 2021

How do I keep my email address if I change providers?

If you've been using the email address linked to your broadband account, you should be able to keep your email address if you switch providers. Here's how.

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23 August 2021

Google Stadia review

How good is Google's game streaming service and how does it compare to others on the market?

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09 July 2021

What's the best gaming monitor?

Looking to upgrade your gaming set-up? Here are some tips to making sure you get the best gaming monitor for your money.

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22 June 2021

Make Me Famous: The Reality TV Shows Attracting The Most Applications Revealed

We reveal the reality TV shows that we most want to appear on, from hit-shows like Love Island to our favourite daytime quiz shows.

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09 June 2021

UEFA Euro 2020

With UEFA Euro 2020 in full swing, Uswitch has compiled some tips to help the nearly 15 million fans who have had goals spoiled due to delays and spoilers.

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05 May 2021

What is IPTV?

Uswitch's guide to IPTV or Internet Protocol Television. Learn how to access IPTV on your broadband connection.

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29 April 2021

How to get the best gaming PC UK

Should you get a prebuilt gaming PC? Is it better to build a gaming PC yourself? And how can you optimise your PC for gaming?

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16 April 2021

Which nationalities cheat the most at video games

Many people use video game cheat codes to boost their chances of winning, but which nation is home to the biggest cheaters? We did the research to find out.

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31 March 2021

How to watch NOW TV memberships

Want access to great Sky TV series, sports matches and films? NOW TV membership might be for you. Read our guide on how you can watch NOW TV on your device.

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24 March 2021

How to change your Wi-Fi password

You don't have to keep the Wi-Fi password set by your broadband provider. Follow our step-by-step instructions on how to change your Wi-Fi password to something secure and easy to remember.

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10 March 2021

Google Chromecast review | our favourite streaming device

With the addition of Google TV, the new Google Chromecast is our favourite streaming device. Here's why.

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09 March 2021

How to contact your broadband provider

Here's how to contact your broadband provider if you need to cancel, change your services, or enquire about billing or faults.

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08 March 2021

Index ranking the most missed TV shows in the world

Delving into the 50 best tv shows of all time, we ranked the most missed characters, the most talked-about moments and the shows worst for complaints

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The TV Streaming Report
18 February 2021

The UK TV Streaming Report

Take a look at the Uswitch.com TV streaming report to see the UK’s favourite shows, the most rewatched shows, and get views from the public on TV streaming.

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09 February 2021

Virgin V6 review

Virgin Media's V6 set-top box is packed with serious tech and powerful features. Our V6 guide will help you make the most of the new set-top box.

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09 February 2021

How can I watch BT Sport?

If you’re a sports fan, you’ll want access to dedicated sports channels like BT Sport. Here’s how you can get BT Sport with any provider.

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02 February 2021

What’s the best media streaming device?

What’s the best media streaming device? We'll help you choose between a Fire TV cube, a Chromecast, a NOW TV Stick amongst others to get the best streaming stick for your home.

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13 January 2021

What to watch on Netflix | January 2021

Netflix has become synonymous with streaming — but is it the right streaming service for you? Here's what you can watch on Netflix in January 2021

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13 January 2021

How to get streaming services for free in the UK

The cost of streaming services can quickly add up, so here's how to get streaming services for free in the UK (legally).

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13 January 2021

TalkTalk TV Plus Box review

TalkTalk’s TV Plus Box is a YouView set-top box that lets you record live TV. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of your set-top box.

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07 January 2021

What to watch on Sky and NOW

Sky TV and its streaming platform NOW have hundreds of channels with some of the latest TV shows available from both the UK and the US. Here's what to watch on NOW and Sky TV.

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16 December 2020

What is wireless broadband?

What is wireless broadband? Uswitch Broadband's Guide to Wireless Broadband. Learn about Wireless Routers and Setting up WiFi in Your Home.

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11 August 2020

What is gigabit internet and do I need it?

The next big step in home broadband is the introduction of gigabit internet speeds across the UK. But just how useful is gigabit internet and do you need it?

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28 July 2020

What is ADSL broadband?

Want to know how ADSL broadband works? Read Uswitch's quick guide to ADSL broadband. Find out what ADSL broadband is, how ADSL broadband works and who can get ADSL broadband.

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woman looking very frustrated with her broadband connection
28 May 2020

My broadband services are down, can I get money back?

With your broadband down or if you're experiencing wifi problems, you're entitled to compensation. Find out what you're entitled to and how to claim quickly and easily.

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30 April 2020

What is cable broadband?

Think cable broadband is the same thing as fibre? Think again. Read on to learn more about what cable broadband is and how it's different from fibre.

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17 April 2020

Your guide to internet connection problems

Having internet connection problems? Here are a few pointers to help you identify the source of your broadband connection problems and get back online.

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13 March 2020

Your guide to UK broadband providers

Get up-to-date info on your broadband supplier and browse the different options available to you with this guide.

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09 March 2020

How to find good Wi-Fi on the tube

The London Underground has a surprisingly good network of Wi-Fi hubs at stations throughout the city. We created a new tube map with the average Wi-Fi speeds available.

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04 March 2020

How to claim free vouchers from BT

Just bought BT broadband? Read on to find out how to claim your vouchers from BT. Find out how to claim your BT Reward card on Uswitch.

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19 February 2020

What is superfast broadband?

Looking for superfast broadband? Don't know what is superfast broadband? Read our guide to find out what superfast broadband is and how to choose superfast broadband.

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12 February 2019

What is an IP address?

What is an IP address? How do I find my IP address? Find out these answers and more about IP addresses in our Uswitch guide to IP address.

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12 February 2019

What is a "Fair Usage Policy"?

Wondering what's a fair usage policy? Read our guide to broadband fair usage policies, including unlimited broadband and fair usage policies.

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