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Topic: Apple TV

Apple TV software update adds Bluetooth keyboard support, hints at new hardware

01/28/2013, 01:01 pm

The Apple TV set-top box was updated to software version 5.2 on Monday, adding enhanced support for iTunes in the Cloud and the ability to connect a Bluetooth keyboard, while also hinting at a minor hardware refresh.

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Cook coy on Apple TV: 'There's a lot that we can contribute in the space'

01/23/2013, 06:01 pm

In Apple's quarterly conference call on Wednesday, CEO Tim Cook said that the company's Apple TV set-top box continues to sell well and characterized the television segment as a space where "there's a lot we can contribute."

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Apple TV gains access to Watchever in Germany

01/11/2013, 12:01 pm

The Apple TV set-top box was updated in Germany on Friday to add support for streaming service Watchever.

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2013 smart TVs dismissed as 'not that smart,' leaving opportunity for Apple

01/10/2013, 12:01 pm

Smart HDTVs being showcased at this year's CES aren't actually that smart, according to one analyst, who believes a lack of innovation in TVs has created a huge opportunity for Apple.

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Valve eyes the living room with multiple set-top 'Steam Boxes'

01/09/2013, 04:01 pm

Competition in the living room continues to heat up, with game maker Valve revealing its plans to support multiple set-top box devices for playing games and streaming content.

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Samsung teases CES unveiling of HDTV with 'unprecedented new shape'

12/31/2012, 02:12 pm

Samsung, one of Apple's chief rivals, is hyping the announcement of a brand new HDTV set with an "unprecedented new shape" at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show.

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Intel expected to unveil cable service, set-top box at CES

12/31/2012, 11:12 am

Chipmaker Intel is reportedly planning to unveil a new set-top box and accompanying cable service at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January.

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Rumor: Foxconn testing Apple televisions sized 46 to 55 inches

12/19/2012, 10:12 am

A new, questionable rumor claims Apple's manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is testing televisions for the company sized between 46 and 55 inches.

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WSJ: Apple testing 'several' HDTV designs with Asian manufacturers

12/12/2012, 05:12 am

The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday became the latest publication to chime in on the much-rumored Apple television, saying the company's most recent efforts have focused on a collaboration with struggling Japanese electronics maker Sharp.

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47% of consumers interested in Apple television, willing to pay 20% premium

12/11/2012, 08:12 am

A new survey has found consumers are extremely interested in the prospect of an Apple-branded television, and are willing to pay a 20 percent premium over existing TV prices for such a device.

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Google to sell off Motorola's set-top box business as Google TV flounders

12/10/2012, 09:12 am

With its Google TV platform failing to catch on, Google is working on a deal to sell its Motorola Home Business, responsible for building set-top boxes for cable providers.

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Full-fledged television considered 'more in tune' with Apple than simple set-top box

12/07/2012, 11:12 am

With Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook admitting that television is an area of "intense interest" for his company, pundits have debated whether Apple would build a full television set or simply enhance upon the existing Apple TV accessory.

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Cook admits love of 'Jetsons,' but little else to NBC about potential Apple television

12/06/2012, 10:12 pm

Brian Williams of NBC admitted it was "frustrating" trying to pry answers from Apple's elusive CEO Tim Cook, particularly when the two discussed the possibility of an Apple television.

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Tim Cook hints that Apple plans to redefine the television set

12/06/2012, 07:12 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has poured gasoline on the growing fire of speculation that his company plans to build a full-fledged television set in the near future, with comments disparaging current television sets as outdated pieces of technology.

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Apple TV 5.1.1 update now available

11/29/2012, 03:11 pm

A new version of the Apple TV software was made available for second- and third-generation set-top boxes on Thursday.

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Black Friday: Get an Apple TV for $89 at Amazon, other retailers

11/21/2012, 09:11 pm

Microsoft rumored to take on Apple TV with Xbox-branded set-top box in 2013

11/21/2012, 03:11 pm

Microsoft may compete more directly with the Apple TV next year with a new low-cost set-top box that will access the company's Xbox entertainment services.

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Users report dead Apple TVs after installing software update

11/20/2012, 11:11 am

Problems associated with the latest software update for the Apple TV set-top box have resulted in non-functional units for some users.

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Apple has talked with cable companies about 'new TV product,' but launch not imminent

11/16/2012, 09:11 am

Apple has reportedly held talks with some major cable operators in the U.S. about "some new TV product," but the debut of a potential Apple television set is not expected to come in the immediate future.

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Apple working with enterprise partners to enhance Bonjour, Apple TV

11/08/2012, 08:11 pm

In response to complaints from higher education, Apple is working with hardware partners and the internet community to extend Bonjour "zero config" networking to better scale across large networks and enhance the enterprise credentials of Apple TV

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