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Watch: The best tvOS 11 features coming to Apple TV this fall

08/28/2017, 05:08 pm

Apple is expected to release its next-generation tvOS 11 operating system this fall alongside a rumored Apple TV device capable of 4K resolutions and HDR color reproduction. Get up to date on the latest feature additions and improvements coming to Apple's set-top streamer in this video.

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Apple to launch 4K Apple TV model at September iPhone event

08/24/2017, 04:08 pm

Apple at an upcoming special event next month intends to release a refreshed Apple TV model with upgraded internals capable of pumping out 4K video, according to a report on Thursday.

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Apple TV losing market share to streaming set-top box rivals Roku, Amazon

08/23/2017, 01:08 pm

Competitors to the Apple TV are continuing to outpace Apple's streaming set-top box, a consumer research report claims, with the proportion of U.S. households owning and using an Apple TV shrinking while Roku increases its strong lead.

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Vudu unveils native Apple TV app for streaming Ultraviolet, Disney Movies Anywhere content

08/22/2017, 09:08 am

As expected, a native Apple TV app has launched for Walmart's Vudu streaming service, allowing for streaming of over 100,000 titles, with 4,000 of them free and ad-supported.

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Latest tvOS 11 beta points to HDR-equipped 'J105a' model for Apple TV

08/21/2017, 03:08 pm

Further backing the impending arrival of a new Apple TV, the seventh tvOS 11 beta -- released on Monday -- makes references to a "J105a" model with support for HDR (high dynamic range).

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AT&T revives free Apple TV offer for new DirecTV Now subscribers

08/16/2017, 10:08 pm

AT&T on Wednesday renewed a promotional plan that offers new DirecTV Now customers a free 32GB Apple TV when they sign up for a three-month paid subscription.

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ESPN app for Apple TV update adds the ability to watch four live feeds simultaneously

08/16/2017, 10:08 am

ESPN has rolled out a new update for its live streaming Apple TV app, allowing cable subscribers to catch four live feeds from the network at the same time, aimed at college football season.

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Walmart's Vudu to get native Apple TV app on Aug. 22

08/15/2017, 04:08 pm

Long in the works, Walmart will finally launch a native Apple TV app for Vudu, its video streaming service, on Aug. 22.

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How to automate your home with Apple's HomeKit, with or without an iPad or Apple TV

08/08/2017, 10:08 am

Apple's HomeKit allows users to control compatible hardware with an iPhone -- but expanded control from outside the home requires either an Apple TV of some flavor, or an iPad. AppleInsider explains the use cases, and what you need to get started.

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Developer hacks tvOS Simulator to run clean 4K, resolution likely limited to 2017 Apple TV

08/08/2017, 09:08 am

Images published on Tuesday show Apple's tvOS Simulator hacked to run at 4K resolution, suggesting that Apple likely has little interface work to do to support a fifth-generation Apple TV believed to be coming this fall.

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AT&T strikes deal to bring CBS networks, Showtime to DirecTV Now

08/07/2017, 10:08 pm

AT&T on Monday announced a new deal with CBS that will bring streaming and on-demand content from a number of popular networks to DirecTV Now, including CBS News, CBS Sports Network, The CW, Pop and Showtime.

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Apple's single sign-on feature gains nearly 440 new providers

08/06/2017, 04:08 am

Apple's running list of providers offering support for single sign-on streaming authentication grew exponentially this week with the addition of 438 cable and satellite television companies, including firms offering services in Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Apple TV with 4K UHD, 10-bit HDR and Dolby Vision revealed by HomePod firmware

08/05/2017, 06:08 pm

Apple's own firmware for the upcoming HomePod speaker has proven to be the gift that keeps on giving for enthusiasts, this time revealing that a next-generation Apple TV will boast support for 4K video, as well as high dynamic range in both 10-bit and Dolby Vision formats.

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AT&T launching beta of DirecTV Now DVR functionality, including iPhone & Apple TV

08/04/2017, 02:08 pm

AT&T has launched a round of beta testing for its DirecTV Now streaming service DVR, and is inviting select iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV customers to participate.

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Plex brings Live TV features to fourth-generation Apple TV

08/02/2017, 11:08 am

Two recent features of Plex's media streaming app -- Live TV and DVR -- have emerged from beta, with the former appearing on the Apple TV for the first time.

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Apple reveals 4K and HDR plans in iTunes, hinting revamped Apple TV may arrive soon

07/28/2017, 03:07 pm

Users have found that some new releases on the iTunes Store list availability in 4K resolution and high dynamic range, suggesting that support for ultra-high-resolution video formats may soon come to iTunes, along with new Apple TV hardware.

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Apple sued over Apple TV's 'What did he say,' other Siri voice control features

07/27/2017, 10:07 pm

Florida-based software company CustomPlay on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming a fourth-generation Apple TV feature that allows users to control and interact with video content using Siri voice commands infringes on patented software technology.

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Internet-connected television use including Apple TV growing to over 168 million in 2017

07/26/2017, 11:07 am

Apple has grown its body of streaming hardware users, but still lags behind offerings from Amazon, Google, and Roku, according to a new research study.

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Apple TV universal search gets support for Discovery Communications channels, Sundance, Filmstruck, more

07/25/2017, 01:07 am

Apple this week added a handful of television content providers -- most of which are owned by Discovery Communications -- to a slowly growing list of services that offer support for universal search on fourth-generation Apple TV devices.

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Apple releases fifth tvOS 10.2.2 developer beta to developers

07/06/2017, 03:07 pm

On Thursday, much later than Apple's normal 10:00 a.m. Pacific time rollout, Apple made available its fifth beta of tvOS 10.2.2.

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