Topic: Apple TV
02/23/2016, 12:02 pm
PBS on Tuesday announced an upcoming 24-hour PBS Kids channel that will air on not just on conventional TV, but also as a live Internet stream for phones, tablets, and set-tops, including iOS devices and the Apple TV.
02/22/2016, 07:02 pm
Disney is the latest Apple TV content provider to take advantage of the set-top's universal search API, as deep links to content from the company's Disney Channel, Disney Jr., Disney XD and Watch ABC tvOS apps are now accessible via text and Siri voice search.
02/22/2016, 04:02 pm
Apple on Monday hired a former VP at AMC, Bernadette Simpao, to take charge of its PR efforts for apps and content on the Apple TV, along with several categories of iTunes media. Separately, Twitter officially hired former Apple PR executive Natalie Kerris to head its global communications team.
02/18/2016, 01:02 pm
The Federal Communications Commission will force cable providers to ensure interoperability for third-party set-top boxes, paving the way for companies like Apple to integrate linear television programming into their offerings.
02/11/2016, 05:02 pm
CBS is no longer in talks with Apple regarding the latter's frequently-rumored streaming TV service, the network's CEO admitted in a recent interview.
02/10/2016, 06:02 pm
A mockumentary secretly produced by Funny or Die, staring Johnny Depp as US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump, has grabbed widespread media attention, making it particularly notable that, "for the best viewing experience," the comedy site recommends viewers "get the Funny or Die app for Apple TV."
02/09/2016, 02:02 pm
This week's release of tvOS 9.2 beta 3 further addresses the device's text input shortcomings, giving users the ability to enter words using their voice, rather than the onscreen keyboard.
02/06/2016, 04:02 pm
It's Super Bowl weekend, and for cord cutters that usually means a visit to a bar or friend's house -- but not this year, as NFL broadcast partner CBS has made the game available almost everywhere you look.
02/04/2016, 05:02 pm
After integrating PBS and PBS Kids into tvOS universal search last month, Apple on Thursday expanded the deep linking feature to include content sources Fox Now, FX Now and Nat Geo TV.
01/29/2016, 12:01 pm
In continuing efforts to launch a streaming TV service, Apple is now trying to pitch studios and producers on investing in exclusive TV shows, according to a Friday report.
01/27/2016, 10:01 am
The Federal Communications Commission will reportedly float a new initiative that would force cable and satellite providers to broaden support for third-party set-top boxes, paving the way for companies like Apple to build new experiences on top of traditional cable services.
01/25/2016, 05:01 pm
Apple on Monday issued second betas of tvOS 9.2 and watchOS 2.2 to developers, cleaning up some of the bugs in the updates on the way towards finished releases.
01/25/2016, 02:01 pm
Apple on Monday released tvOS 9.1.1, the third iteration of the Apple TV operating system that brings with it bug fixes, performance tweaks and a new Podcasts app.
01/21/2016, 07:01 pm
Apple posted a fun new Apple TV commercial to the Web on Thursday showing off the tvOS App Store's deep selection of apps, games, over-the-top content streamers, interactive shopping services and more.
01/19/2016, 04:01 pm
One of the people principally responsible for the look and feel of the new Apple TV's interface, Ben Keighran, is reportedly leaving Apple shortly with the eventual goal of founding a new business.
01/19/2016, 04:01 pm
ESPN is in discussions with Apple about the prospects of some sort of over-the-top streaming service, according to the sports network's president, John Skipper.
01/15/2016, 10:01 am
Some owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV are complaining that the device is spontaneously waking up itself and/or connected TVs, an inconvenience that could burn unnecessary electricity and could potentially cause screen burn-in for people with plasma sets.
01/13/2016, 05:01 pm
Just a few months after the platform launched, folders are already coming to tvOS, in the form of an upcoming 2.2 update that will make it easier for Apple TV owners to organize their apps.
01/13/2016, 04:01 pm
Apple's newly released tvOS 9.2 beta for the fourth-generation Apple TV has revamped the platform's app switcher, bringing visual consistency with iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.
01/13/2016, 10:01 am
Apple is paying close attention to the possibility of Time Warner -- or parts of it -- going up for sale, potentially with the intent of buying assets to help launch a streaming TV service, according to rumors.