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Apple TV nets Bravo, E! and Syfy content with new tvOS apps

05/26/2016, 07:05 pm

As of Thursday, pay TV subscribers who also own a fourth-generation Apple TV can stream the latest shows from NBCUniversal channels Bravo, E! and Syfy through dedicated apps Bravo Now, E! Now and Syfy Now.

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Updated Apple TV may form foundation of Siri-based Amazon Echo competitor - report

05/26/2016, 03:05 pm

While Apple is indeed said to be working on competition for Amazon's Echo voice assistant, it should come in the form of an upgraded Apple TV instead of a separate speaker-like device, a report claimed on Thursday.

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Apple pondered Time Warner buyout in 2015 - report

05/26/2016, 09:05 am

Eddy Cue, Apple's head of internet software and services, raised the idea of his company buying Time Warner in talks with the media giant late last year, a report said on Thursday.

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Samsung may beat Apple to the punch with global live TV subscription service

05/20/2016, 03:05 pm

Samsung Electronics has begun talks with entertainment companies to sell an online TV service, potentially beating to market Apple, whose own talks to offer a subscription video content plan have apparently stalled.

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Apple TV sales surge with hardware refresh, but still rank 4th in US streaming device market

05/17/2016, 03:05 pm

A new survey of U.S. broadband households recently purchased a streaming media player has found that Roku continues to own the largest market share, while the Apple TV sales have greatly increased since last year's update. However, no one device controls a majority of the market, leaving the race for a winner still wide open.

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Apple squashes bugs with tvOS 9.2.1, watchOS 2.2.1 updates

05/16/2016, 01:05 pm

Before the next-generation operating systems for Apple Watch and Apple TV are unveiled at WWDC, there are bugs to be squashed in the current versions, which Apple accomplished with a pair of updates issued on Monday.

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Disney shutters "Disney Infinity" video game business

05/10/2016, 05:05 pm

Just over one month after Disney discontinued support for "Disney Infinity 3.0" on Apple TV, the company on Tuesday announced plans to abandon Disney Infinity altogether, citing poor financials.

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Apple imagines future Siri enhancements to find, control live television content

05/10/2016, 11:05 am

If Apple ever gets its long-rumored web television service for Apple TV off the ground, a newly-issued patent shows that users may depend on voice navigation to find, watch, and record shows and events.

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AMC launches tvOS app with free streaming for select shows

04/27/2016, 08:04 pm

As promised, AMC this week launched a tvOS app with a content selection mirroring that of its iOS app and web portal, including free-to-stream episodes of hit shows like "The Walking Dead" and "The Night Manager."

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Apple activates web previews for select Apple TV apps

04/19/2016, 08:04 pm

As part of ongoing efforts to build out its new tvOS App Store, Apple on Tuesday activated iTunes web previews for fourth-generation Apple TV apps, allowing potential buyers to browse current offerings without turning on their television.

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Apple courted top Hollywood talent at Sundance for Apple TV original programming effort

04/18/2016, 06:04 pm

A report on Monday adds to ongoing rumors of Apple's behind-the-scenes push to produce original TV and movie content for Apple TV, saying the company met with top industry talent in private backroom meetings during this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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Apple begins promoting 'Live Tune-In' feature for fourth-generation Apple TV

04/15/2016, 12:04 pm

Owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV were on Friday greeted with an updated "What's New" splash screen, promoting "Live Tune-In," a feature letting people jump straight into the live TV feeds of select apps.

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CBS tvOS app gets Apple TV universal search integration

04/14/2016, 02:04 am

CBS this week became the latest streaming provider to tap into Apple TV's universal search APIs, adding to a growing list of apps that let surface first-party content via text and Siri voice search.

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Siri, Kobe Bryant & Michael B. Jordan feature in latest Apple TV ad

04/10/2016, 07:04 pm

Apple on Sunday posted a new ad for the Apple TV, featuring soon-to-be-retired basketballer Kobe Bryant and actor Michael B. Jordan, best known for roles in movies like Creed and Fruitvale Station.

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Starz arrives on iOS, Apple TV as standalone service with $8.99 price tag

04/05/2016, 02:04 pm

No longer will fans of "Ash vs. Evil Dead" be forced to keep a cable subscription or pony up to purchase full seasons, as premium content network Starz has become the latest company to join the on-demand content fray.

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Only months after launch, 'Disney Infinity' ditches support for Apple TV

03/31/2016, 09:03 am

Disney has revealed it no longer plans to update "Disney Infinity 3.0" for Apple TV, meaning new content and compatibility with new figurines will arrive only on competing platforms.

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Apple airs Apple TV ad focusing on Siri voice control, Apple Music

03/24/2016, 05:03 pm

Apple on Thursday shared a new Apple TV ad highlighting the fourth-generation set-top's Siri voice control functionality, deep content search and Apple Music integration.

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tvOS 9.2 now available for Apple TV with features like folders, voice improvements & more

03/21/2016, 04:03 pm

As promised, Apple on Monday released the finished tvOS 9.2 update, making a broad assortment of improvements to the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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'The Trace,' Sega's 'Sonic' series come to Apple TV's tvOS App Store

03/17/2016, 03:03 pm

Two popular games from other platforms -- "The Trace" and "Sonic the Hedgehog" -- launched for the fourth-generation Apple TV on Thursday, with Sega promising that more Sonic titles would be making the trip shortly.

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Official 'Apple Events' app launches on tvOS App Store ahead of 'Let us loop you in' event

03/17/2016, 08:03 am

Apple on Thursday released the official "Apple Events" application for the fourth-generation Apple TV --a free download from the tvOS App Store that will let users view the company's special event next Monday.

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