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Topic: Apple TV

New Apple TV box with motion controls to play 'key role' for Apple this year, but 'iTV' still a pipe dream

04/09/2014, 08:04 pm

Apple apparently has big plans for the Apple TV set-top box in 2014, with an entirely new model that will reportedly feature motion controls for easier user input. But customers holding out hope for a full-fledged television set from Apple are likely to be disappointed.

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In pushing for Time Warner merger, Comcast cites Apple's development of new set-top box

04/08/2014, 12:04 pm

Rumors that Apple is working on a new set-top box are high-profile enough that Comcast saw it fit to cite them on Tuesday as part of a filing with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

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Review: Amazon's Fire TV makes iterative improvements in set-top streaming

04/07/2014, 09:04 am

The set-top streaming business got a little more crowded when Amazon announced the Fire TV last week. With voice-activated search, predictive content loading and a gaming "bonus feature," the Internet retail giant is positioning its new device as a cure-all usability for problems plaguing existing products.

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Google prepping 'Android TV' set-top box with stripped-down interface, voice input and notifications

04/05/2014, 07:04 pm

According to supposedly leaked documents, Google is readying a new contender for the living room in Android TV, a set-top box with an easy-to-use card interface, voice controls, push notifications and more.

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Amazon fireTV launch 'aggressively' highlights need for Apple TV revamp, Piper Jaffray says

04/02/2014, 04:04 pm

Analyst Gene Munster, who has long held out hope for a more fully functional Apple TV and even a full television set from the company, believes that Wednesday's launch of the Amazon fireTV should serve as further motivation for Apple to make major moves in the television space.

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Amazon takes on Apple TV with new $99 fireTV streaming & gaming set-top box

04/02/2014, 12:04 pm

Already a content creator and seller, Amazon will now enter the set-top box business with the new $99 fireTV, launching today with video streaming and gaming capabilities, taking on the likes of the Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.

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Roku CEO speculates Apple loses money on $99 Apple TV, analyst says it's break-even

03/28/2014, 08:03 am

Though he offered no evidence to prove it, the CEO of Roku said this week that he believes rival set-top streamer Apple TV is a money losing product, though one analyst believes the device is more likely a break-even business for APple.

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Amazon expected to show off Apple TV competitor on April 2

03/27/2014, 01:03 pm

The already crowded streaming set-top box market is about to get even more congested as internet retailing behemoth Amazon looks set to unveil a new web-to-television device of its own next week.

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Bandwidth deal between Apple & Comcast would likely draw federal scrutiny

03/25/2014, 11:03 am

Though the U.S. government wouldn't need to approve a deal between Apple and Comcast for faster and more reliable streaming video, such an alignment would likely draw regulatory scrutiny, in particular with respect to its effects on net neutrality.

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Apple-Comcast talks likely limited in scope, user experience not a priority for cable providers

03/24/2014, 03:03 pm

While rumors of talks between Apple and cable provider Comcast generated buzz over the weekend, one Wall Street analyst doesn't expect the discussions to go much beyond the possibility of having a Comcast-branded application available for Apple TV.

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Apple discussing new streaming set-top box with Comcast - report

03/23/2014, 10:03 pm

Apple is reportedly planning to release a new streaming set-top box, and is in talks with cable provider Comcast on a potential deal that would bypass Web congestion and allow faster and more reliable performance for users.

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Amazon shows Apple TV competitor to developers, release imminent - report

03/18/2014, 11:03 am

Launch preparations for Amazon's long-awaited entry into the streaming set-top box market are nearly complete, as the e-commerce giant is said to have begun distributing preproduction hardware to select developers ahead of an early April debut to take on the Apple TV, a new report says.

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ACC Sports joins Apple TV channel lineup with game highlights, insider programming

03/17/2014, 10:03 am

With the teams for NCAA March Madness now set to take the court, a new ACC Sports channel, representing one of the top basketball conferences in the country, has launched on the Apple TV.

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Steve Jobs believed HDTVs were a 'terrible business,' saw Apple TV set as unlikely, new book reveals

03/16/2014, 04:03 pm

Before his death, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs reportedly said in a meeting with his top 100 employees that he didn't believe the company would ever release a television set, due to low margins and infrequent user upgrades.

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HDTV sales tumble 10% as rumors of full-fledged Apple television set have all but vanished

03/14/2014, 10:03 am

Global television sales suffered a second consecutive year-over-year decline in 2013, adding color to recent indications of a shift in Apple's living room go-to-market strategy from an integrated television set to a standalone set-top box.

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Latest Apple TV 6.1 update enables AirPlay device discovery over Bluetooth

03/12/2014, 07:03 pm

According to a recent report, Apples latest Apple TV software update enables devices running iOS 7.1 to conduct AirPlay sessions via a Bluetooth connection, doing away with the need for a Bonjour setup.

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Apple job listings suggest cameras coming to Apple TV, hinting at motion controls

03/12/2014, 10:03 am

The Apple TV is one of the few products in Apple's lineup that doesn't include an integrated camera, but that may change with future versions of the hardware, according to new job listings from the company, potentially paving the way for gesture-based motion controls in the living room.

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Apple TV 6.1 update makes it easier to hide unwanted channels

03/10/2014, 03:03 pm

A new Apple TV software update was issued on Monday, giving users the ability to reduce the plethora of channels on the device's home screen if they so choose.

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Apple adds iTunes Festival channel to Apple TV in advance of Tuesday kickoff

03/09/2014, 05:03 pm

With just days remaining until London Grammar takes the stage to open the first iTunes Festival ever held in the U.S., Apple has added a new iTunes Festival channel to Apple TV with a performance lineup and information on every act.

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Construction of Apple's new San Francisco flagship store gets final go ahead

03/06/2014, 06:03 pm

Apple has been given final approval to start its San Francisco flagship store project, which will involve the demolition of a standing building, surrounding environment renovations and construction of a building adhering to a new design style.

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