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Topic: Apple TV

Apple launches iTunes Festival channel for Apple TV alongside refreshed iOS app

08/20/2013, 11:08 pm

As the 2013 iTunes Festival approaches, Apple on Tuesday rolled out a new Apple TV channel and revamped iOS app dedicated to the month-long concert series, featuring new looks and in-depth information about the acts set to perform come September.


Vevo reportedly inks music video content deals with Apple and Samsung, Apple TV app could launch this week

08/20/2013, 10:08 pm

Music video platform Vevo is said to have signed deals with both Apple and Samsung to deliver streaming and on-demand content via set-top boxes and television sets, with a possible Apple TV debut coming as soon as this week.


TiVo's new Roamio DVRs stream content directly to Apple's iPhones, iPads

08/20/2013, 12:08 pm

TiVo on Tuesday announced its first major update to its line of digital video recorders in three years, giving buyers the opportunity to stream content from a DVR to an iOS-powered device such as an iPhone or iPad.


Rumor: Apple may announce 'some sort of television product' as soon as November

08/16/2013, 11:08 am

It may not be a full-fledged television set, but Apple could announce some sort of TV-related product later this year with enhanced control functionality, a new rumor claims.


Matcha's status as best among video content aggregators led Apple to buy

08/15/2013, 03:08 pm

Apple bought video programming recommendation site Matcha earlier this week not because of the talent the company had, but because the site had developed a service that apparently stood head and shoulders above its competition.


Roku beats Apple TV in owner engagement as video streaming device market picks up

08/14/2013, 07:08 pm

A report released Wednesday focusing on the U.S. streaming video device market says more Roku owners use their set-top streamer than those who have an Apple TV.


Music platform Vevo reportedly developing dedicated Apple TV 'music channel'

08/08/2013, 05:08 pm

A report on Thursday claims popular Internet music video platform Vevo is working on a dedicated app that act as an always-on "24-7" music channel for Apple TV owners.


Netflix launches multi-user accounts on iOS, Apple TV, other platforms

08/01/2013, 09:08 am

Netflix on Thursday rolled out a long-awaited feature to its iOS and Apple TV apps, allowing subscribers to maintain separate profiles for individual users sharing one account.


Apple now offering refurbished Apple TV for $75

07/31/2013, 11:07 am

The Apple TV set-top box may be a bit more attractive to some buyers, as a refurbished version of the device is now available direct from Apple for just $75, knocking 25 percent off the price of a new model.


Review: Google's $35 Chromecast has promise, but plenty of room for improvement

08/03/2013, 02:08 pm

Google has dipped its toes into the home media space before with Google TV, Project Tungsten and the Nexus Q, but the company has yet to see success in the living room. Is the Chromecast destined to be the commercial success Google has been looking for?


Apple TV to get automatic "touch to configure" setup via Bluetooth 4.0, iOS 7

07/29/2013, 09:07 pm

Apple appears to be using a novel device setup method to ease initial configuration of Apple TV under iOS 7, using an NFC-like touch without NFC hardware.


Latest Apple TV beta brings iTunes music purchasing to the living room

07/29/2013, 08:07 pm

A closer look at the Apple TV beta software released on Monday shows Apple is looking to bring iTunes music purchasing functionality back to its set-top streamer, allowing iTunes users yet another place to preview and buy songs.


Betas of iTunes 11.1 with iTunes Radio, Apple TV 5.4 with bug fixes now available [u]

07/29/2013, 01:07 pm

In addition to the fourth beta of iOS 7, Apple also provided developers with new pre-release versions of iTunes 11.1, featuring iTunes Radio support, and Apple TV 5.4, with a number of bug fixes.


Chromecast hacked: uses Google TV code, stripped of Android features

07/28/2013, 05:07 pm

Google described its new Chromecast HDMI web streaming device as running a slimmed down version of ChromeOS, but hackers have discovered it's really Google TV without the Android features.


Editorial: Why iOS in the Car is a very big deal for Apple

07/27/2013, 12:07 pm

Apple's new automotive initiative with iOS in the Car a prime focus for the company. Here's a look at the strategy behind it, and the company's options for bringing the new feature to market next year.


Google's Chromecast is a Roku alternative, not a cheaper Apple TV AirPlay option

07/26/2013, 05:07 am

While broadly compared to Apple TV, Google's new Chromecast product and the WebRTC protocol behind it aren't really comparable to Apple's AirPlay, the wireless video feature that is the main reason people are buying and using Apple TV.


Google to take on Apple TV with $35 Chromecast streaming device for iOS & Android

07/24/2013, 03:07 pm

Google continued its push into hardware manufacturing on Tuesday by announcing Chromecast, a new streaming device that will go head-to-head with the Apple TV set-top box for just over a third of its price.


Time Warner working to deliver live & on-demand shows to Apple TV

07/18/2013, 10:07 am

Time Warner Cable is reportedly working on an application for the Apple TV set-top box that will allow cable subscribers to stream both live and on-demand shows without the need to have a dedicated cable box.


Apple TV grabbed 56% of streaming devices market in 2012

07/16/2013, 02:07 pm

In 2012, Apple accounted for 56 percent of sales in the consumer streaming video device market with Apple TV, despite "relatively narrow content access," with Roku coming in second with a 21 percent share.


Apple's TV service would pay networks to allow ad skipping, report says

07/15/2013, 05:07 pm

Adding to rumors of Apple's supposed set-top cable box plans, a report on Monday claims the company is in the thick of talks with media executives over a "premium" level of the alleged service that would allow users to skip ads entirely.