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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Rumor: Apple television plans 'on hold,' company concentrating on wearable devices

11/11/2013, 11:11 am

Apple's plans for a full-fledged television set have been placed "on hold" as the company plans to potentially launch new, wearable electronics, such as a the anticipated "iWatch," according to a new report.


Amazon's anticipated Apple TV competitor not expected to launch until 2014

10/29/2013, 03:10 pm

Amazon is still said to be working on a competitor to the Apple TV with its own set-top box, but such a device isn't expected to be out before Christmas, with the retailer reportedly eyeing a spring 2014 launch for the rumored device.


Apple releases Apple TV update 6.0.1 with minor tweaks

10/24/2013, 04:10 pm

Continuing its week of updates, Apple on Thursday released a new Apple TV software update, bringing the set-top streamer's firmware up to version 6.0.1.


Apple TVs get iMovie Theater support in latest update

10/22/2013, 09:10 pm

Following Apple's announcement that its new iMovie apps for OS X and iOS would support a new sharing feature called iMovie Theater, the company activated an Apple TV channel dedicated to the service.


Rumor: Apple will not debut 'new-style' Apple TV at Tuesday event

10/21/2013, 02:10 am

After sparking rumors of an all-new Apple TV last month, TechCrunch columnist and Google Ventures partner MG Siegler on Sunday said setbacks will see the device's launch pushed back beyond next week's planned special event.


Apple inventory snapshot suggests new MacBook Pros imminent, non-Retina iPad mini may live on

10/19/2013, 05:10 pm

A near last minute snapshot of Apple's indirect channel inventory ahead of Tuesday's media event supports expectations of new Retina MacBook Pros, 9.7-inch fifth-gen iPads, and a redesigned Mac Pro, but shows surprisingly large stock of Apple TV and the most popular iPad minis.


Rumor: Amazon's French and German sites suggest new Apple TV coming Oct. 23

10/18/2013, 05:10 am

Amazon's online storefronts in France and Germany on Thursday showed sudden unavailability of the current generation Apple TV, instead noting the device will be "available from Oct. 23," hinting that a revamped version of the set-top streamer may soon be released.


Unable to catch Apple TV, Google TV said to rebrand under Android soon

10/10/2013, 10:10 pm

Adoption of the Google TV platform trails Apple's Apple TV device by a wide margin, and now the search company may be ready to rebrand its television offerings under the Android name in an effort to spark consumer interest.


Amazon preparing Apple TV competitor to launch in coming months - report

10/03/2013, 03:10 pm

Online retailing giant Amazon is putting the finishing touches on a set-top box that may be on the company's virtual shelves in time for Christmas, according to a new report.


Netflix opens Super HD streaming to Apple TV, other devices

09/26/2013, 07:09 pm

Netflix bumped up the quality of its HD movie and television streaming service on Thursday, expanding Super HD support for all devices, including the Apple TV set-top box.


Latest over-the-air update adds Major League Soccer to Apple TV

09/26/2013, 11:09 am

An Apple TV content update supplied on Thursday has added video from Major League Soccer, as well as the Disney Junior channel.


New Apple TV 'tap-to-setup' may be first public deployment of iBeacons

09/25/2013, 05:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday detailed a new process for configuring a third generation Apple TV by tapping it with an iOS 7 device, a procedure that may be the first public deployment of the company's new iBeacons communications standard.