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Topic: Apple TV

FCC adopts 'Unlock the Box' proposal to open set-top box competition

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.

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CBS head says talks for Apple streaming TV have stopped for time being

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.

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Surprise Funny or Die spoof "The Art of the Deal" recommends viewers watch it on Apple TV

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."

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First look: Apple adds voice dictation to latest Apple TV with tvOS 9.2 beta 3

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.

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How to watch Super Bowl 50 on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV

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.

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Apple integrates Fox Now, FX Now and Nat Geo TV into Apple TV universal search [u]

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.

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Apple considering original TV shows to boost 'cable-like' streaming coming in Sept. - report

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.

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FCC to move on set-top box regulations, could open door for expanded Apple TV

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.

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Apple introduces second betas of tvOS 9.2 & watchOS 2.2 [u]

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.

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Apple bumps tvOS to version 9.1.1, adds Podcasts app

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.

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Latest Apple TV commercial puts focus on apps

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.

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Key Apple TV designer Ben Keighran leaves Apple with startup plans in mind

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.

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ESPN in 'ongoing conversations' with Apple about streaming service

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.

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Fourth-gen Apple TVs spontaneously awaken, power on their HDTVs, users complain

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.

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How to create and rename app folders with tvOS 9.2 on Apple TV

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.

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First look: tvOS 9.2 redesigns Apple TV app switcher to mimic iOS 9

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.

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Apple allegedly keeping 'close eye' on possible sale of Time Warner, with streaming TV in mind

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.

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VLC comes to Apple TV with wide format support, 'Remote Playback' feature

01/12/2016, 01:01 pm

VideoLAN on Tuesday released a tvOS version of VLC, making the video playback app native to the Apple TV for the first time.

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tvOS 9.2 beta 1 adds support for app folders, Bluetooth keyboards

01/11/2016, 02:01 pm

The upcoming tvOS 9.2 update for the fourth-generation Apple TV adds a number of new capabilities for the fresh platform, including the ability to stow apps in folders on the home screen, and to connect a Bluetooth keyboard for easier text entry.

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Apple's competition is going to have a tough year in 2016: part 2

01/10/2016, 12:01 pm

While Apple's detractors see a bleak future for the world's richest tech company, the reality is that it will be much easier for Apple sell iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch and Macs in 2016 given that its competitors are now weaker than they were in 2015.

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