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Topic: Apple TV

Apple buys original space drama TV series from 'Battlestar Galactica' creator

12/15/2017, 01:12 pm

Ronald D. Moore, the brain behind the critically acclaimed remake of "Battlestar Galactica," will pen a new space drama for Apple, as the company continues its push into original TV content to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

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Amazon spokeswoman confirms Apple TV 4K being processed for return to sale

12/14/2017, 02:12 pm

The Apple TV 4K and Chromecast appear to be on their way back to Amazon sales listings after a two-year absence, according to a spokeswoman for the commerce giant.

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Redbox On Demand is rental service's second attempt at internet streaming

12/13/2017, 09:12 pm

Redbox, known for its DVD and Blu-Ray rental kiosks, is making a second attempt at internet streaming with Redbox On Deman, a service that looks to take on industry incumbents Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

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Apple releases promised iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 update, restoring shared HomeKit access

12/13/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple has released iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1, with bug fixes and minor changes including restoration of remote access to shared users of the Home app.

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Apple picks up two business affairs executives to bolster original video

12/12/2017, 05:12 pm

As the company prepares its first big-budget scripted TV shows, the newest recruits for Apple Worldwide Video are reportedly Philip Matthys, formerly of Hulu, and Jennifer Wang Grazier of Legendary Entertainment.

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Apple's 'TV' app goes live in France, Germany & UK [u]

12/08/2017, 11:12 am

Apple on Friday quietly brought its "TV" app for iPhones, iPads, and the Apple TV to Europe, offering a centralized way of watching shows and movies from iTunes and various compatible streaming apps. [Updated with info about Sweden & Norway]

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Apple pushes Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV with 'What's New' screen, paid Twitter ads

12/08/2017, 10:12 am

Apple has gone all-in on promoting the new Amazon Prime Video app, and is not only telling users that it is available after a tvOS 11.2 update, but has taken out Twitter "promoted" tweets noting it as well.

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How to make the most of Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV

12/07/2017, 07:12 pm

The long-awaited Amazon Prime Video is finally available on Apple TV and iOS, and although the UI might not be perfect, support for Siri and Apple's TV app really adds to the user experience.

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Apple puts 4K Aerial screen saver of Los Angeles skyline into rotation on Apple TV 4K

12/07/2017, 06:12 pm

Apple recently updated its list of Aerial screen savers for Apple TV 4K with ultra high-resolution snippets ported over from the fourth-generation model, as well as all-new footage of Los Angeles at night.

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SiriusXM radio comes to native Apple TV app

12/07/2017, 03:12 pm

SiriusXM on Thursday launched an app for the fourth-generation Apple TV and the Apple TV 4K, granting access to the satellite radio service's live and on-demand content.

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Apple hires veteran producer Michelle Lee to help oversee original TV shows

12/06/2017, 03:12 pm

A years-long veteran of the TV industry, Michelle Lee, has reportedly joined Apple has a creative executive with its Worldwide Video division, which is spearheading a push into high-budget TV shows.

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How to use the new Apple TV Amazon Prime Video app with Siri and the TV app

12/06/2017, 02:12 pm

Amazon has gone with the user interface it prefers when it developed the Prime Video service for the Apple TV. But, using Siri, you can skip most of the interface oddities on the Apple TV.

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Apple transforms iTunes Movies Twitter account into @AppleTV

12/06/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple has rebranded its iTunes Movies account on Twitter as @AppleTV -- which, despite its name, is so far concentrated on the TV app for iPhones, iPads, and the Apple TV.

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Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV limited to 2.1 stereo sound, despite streaming 4K HDR video

12/06/2017, 12:12 pm

Though owners of an ultra-high definition 4K TV set with high-dynamic range will get full visual fidelity from Amazon's newly released Prime Video app for Apple TV, the sound quality won't match that best-in-class experience, as it is apparently limited to 2.1 channels at launch.

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First look: Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV launches on tvOS App Store

12/06/2017, 08:12 am

Six months after being announced, Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV has debuted on the tvOS App Store, meaning subscribers will be able to view hits like "The Man in the High Castle," "The Big Sick," "Catastrophe," and "The Grand Tour" on Apple's latest set-top boxes.

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Amazon Prime Video arrives on Apple TV, updated for iPhone X

12/06/2017, 07:12 am

An Amazon Prime Video app that provides full iPhone X support also brings along a tvOS version to finally provide Apple TV owners video playback from the service without relying on AirPlay.

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App Store mixup hints at imminent release of Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV

12/05/2017, 09:12 pm

Apple appears to have tipped the release of Amazon's long-awaited Amazon Prime Video app in an App Store listing this week, which suggests the title is not only coming to iOS, but Apple TV as well.

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Google blocks YouTube from Amazon devices as business conflict escalates

12/05/2017, 07:12 pm

In an escalating tit-for-tat spat between Google and Amazon, the internet search giant on Tuesday began blocking certain Amazon devices from accessing YouTube, and announced the list will grow starting next month.

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Apple updates tvOS to 11.2, adds live sports & video display mode switching

12/04/2017, 01:12 pm

A few days after the emergent release of iOS 11.2, Apple has wrapped up the beta testing and has made tvOS 11.2 for the fourth generation Apple TV and the Apple TV 4K available to all.

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Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV beta testing by employees underway, release date still unknown

11/30/2017, 10:11 am

New reports are circulating that the long-awaited Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV is being evaluated by Amazon employees -- but several rumored release dates have come and gone, and neither Apple nor Amazon are saying anything about it.

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