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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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Apple issues sixth beta of tvOS 9.2 for Apple TV with folders, voice dictation

03/10/2016, 02:03 pm

A few days after the sixth betas of iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2 and OS X 10.11.4 debuted, a new build of tvOS 9.2 for Apple TV has been supplied to registered developers.

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MLB.com updates At Bat with tvOS features promised at 4th-gen Apple TV debut

03/09/2016, 10:03 pm

In an update sure to please baseball fans across the country, Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) launched a long-awaited update to its At Bat tvOS app this week, debuting next-generation features like split-screen viewing, stat overlays and more.

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Apple declines to bid for NFL Thursday night streaming rights - report

03/03/2016, 03:03 pm

If the National Football League's Thursday night games come to the Apple TV this fall, it will be on someone else's dime as Apple has reportedly chosen not to bid for rights to show those events.

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Sling TV, AMC poised to bring apps to fourth-gen Apple TV [u]

03/02/2016, 04:03 pm

Subscribers to Sling TV or AMC may soon be able to watch those services through native apps for the fourth-generation Apple TV, a pair of leaks indicated on Wednesday.

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Apple TV adds new app categories, advertises Tim Cook's ABC interview in tvOS App Store

02/25/2016, 07:02 pm

As part of continued efforts to build out the nascent tvOS platform, Apple on Thursday flipped the switch on new Apple TV App Store categories, while touting CEO Tim Cook's recent interview with ABC concerning the company's legal fight against FBI data decryption requests.

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Apple pushes 7.2.1 software update to third-generation Apple TV

02/25/2016, 03:02 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a surprise software update for the third-generation Apple TV, closing several security vulnerabilities in the media set-top.

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Apple releases Apple TV Tech Talks video series for building better tvOS apps

02/24/2016, 09:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday released to developers a series of videos focusing on Apple TV and its tvOS operating system, offering a detailed look at the underlying SDK, resources and best practices associated with coding for the platform.

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