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Topic: Apple TV

Amazon aiming to take on Apple TV with March launch of new set-top box

02/21/2014, 08:02 am

Internet retail giant Amazon is reportedly planning to preempt Apple's rumored springtime Apple TV refresh with an Android-powered set-top box of its own --and the device could go on sale as soon as next month.

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Latest additions to Apple TV development team to focus on third-party channels, content

02/19/2014, 12:02 pm

Though the Apple TV does not yet have an official App Store, Apple continues to expand the content available on its set-top box with new channels from third-party content providers, while behind the scenes it is hiring new personnel to ensure those partners are providing end users with the best possible experiences.

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Comcast to purchase Time Warner Cable, future Apple TV partnership uncertain

02/12/2014, 10:02 pm

It was reported earlier on Wednesday that Apple is preparing to debut a new Apple TV platform in partnership with Time Warner Cable, but Comcast is now said to be finalizing a purchase of TWC that could affect continued negotiations.

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Apple readying April unveiling of new Apple TV, may partner with Time Warner

02/12/2014, 02:02 pm

Users clamoring for an update to Apple's set-top streamer could have their wish granted within the next two months, as the company is reportedly preparing a springtime introduction for the fourth-generation device that would come with a substantial media tie-in but would not launch until this fall.

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Apple hints at unannounced 'new platforms' in job listing

02/11/2014, 10:02 am

With the debut new product categories promised by Apple in 2014 will likely come entirely new platforms, and a fresh job listing from the company discloses that such plans are in fact currently in the works.

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AirPlay configuration files in iOS 7 hint at next-gen Apple TV hardware

02/10/2014, 03:02 pm

As whispers of an impending Apple TV refresh grow louder, references to a fourth-generation hardware platform for the diminutive streamer are said to have been discovered inside iOS 7 configuration files.

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50th anniversary of Beatles on Ed Sullivan celebrated with new Apple TV channel

02/10/2014, 07:02 am

Commemorating 50 years since legendary band The Beatles appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show," the Apple TV was given a quiet update on Monday, featuring content from the band available on iTunes, along with the band's landmark U.S. television appearance in 1964.

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Apple lowers MFi & Lightning licensing fees, paving way for more affordable iOS accessories

02/07/2014, 07:02 am

Apple last month again pared back the fees it charges third-parties and accessory makers who wish to manufacture official (MFi) electronic accessories, AirPlay audio accessories, and game controllers that connect to its iPods, iPhones, and iPads.

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WWE Network bringing professional wrestling to Apple TV on Feb. 24

02/03/2014, 02:02 pm

World Wrestling Entertainment on Monday announced that the company's nascent WWE Network will launch on Apple's set-top streamer Feb. 24 alongside native apps for the iPhone and iPad.

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Apple TV gains its own shopping category in Apple's online store

01/28/2014, 02:01 pm

The most recent update to Apple's online store brought more than just Valentine's Day deals, as the company's Apple TV set-top streamer was promoted from accessory to top-level product category -- fueling speculation that the box may soon see a major update.

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Red Bull TV channel added to Apple TV content lineup

01/28/2014, 11:01 am

Cupertino's favorite hobby received a minor update Tuesday with the addition of Red Bull TV, an advertisement-free all-digital television network focused on action sports, music, and cultural events.

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Update may bring games, controller support to Apple TV this spring

01/23/2014, 01:01 pm

Apple's favorite hobby may soon see a long-awaited update that would add support for iOS games and Bluetooth game controllers, a new report claims.

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Amazon seeks licenses for new pay-TV service with live channels - report [u]

01/21/2014, 04:01 pm

Amazon is reportedly negotiating with major entertainment companies for the rights to rebroadcast content live over the Internet as part of a new pay TV service from the online retailer.

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Paint-by-rumors: Expectations for Apple in 2014

01/02/2014, 06:01 pm

Despite refreshes or redesigns for almost every product under Apple's umbrella in 2013, even more excitement is expected from Cupertino in 2014 with rumors pointing toward potential forays into television sets and wearable devices alongside larger displays for iPhones and iPads.

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Apple TV, Roku in two-horse race for set-top streaming domination

12/17/2013, 08:12 am

As rumors of an Apple-branded television set begin to die down, the company's extant living room foray --the Apple TV set-top box --is quietly posting strong sales and impressive growth, new NPD data shared with AppleInsider reveals.

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Watch ABC, Bloomberg, others added to Apple TV channel lineup

12/11/2013, 11:12 am

An over-the-air change to the Apple TV on Wednesday brought Bloomberg, Crackle and KORTV to the set-top streamer alongside access for cable subscribers to their local ABC affiliate.

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PrimeSense tech seen powering gesture controls for future Apple television products

11/25/2013, 08:11 am

Apple's confirmed purchase of PrimeSense, makers of technology that powered Microsoft's first-generation Kinect sensor, has helped to fuel speculation that a future Apple TV product, whether a next-generation set-top box or a full-fledged television set, will be controlled by gestures.

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LG's Smart TV watches you: spyware ads report your behavior in creepy detail

11/20/2013, 10:11 am

"Smart TVs" are bringing PC-style spyware and banner ads to the living room, collecting detailed logs of data that include every time the channel is changed and the names of every media file watched. In the case of sets from LG, data is being sent to the factory unencrypted, even after users attempt to turn the data collection off.

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Apple TV update adds new channels from PBS & Yahoo Screen

11/19/2013, 10:11 am

Content options on the Apple TV set-top box grew once again on Tuesday, as Apple added new channels for Yahoo Screen, as well as America's Public Broadcasting Service.

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Slowdown in Apple TV shipments suggests full-size television delayed to 2015

11/12/2013, 06:11 pm

Apple is expected to launch a refreshed Apple TV with an A7 processor in 2014, says one analyst, but major hardware additions like an "iTV" television set won't come until the end of 2015 or early 2016 at the earliest.

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