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tvOS 9.2 now available for Apple TV with features like folders, voice improvements & more

03/21/2016, 04:03 pm

As promised, Apple on Monday released the finished tvOS 9.2 update, making a broad assortment of improvements to the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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'The Trace,' Sega's 'Sonic' series come to Apple TV's tvOS App Store

03/17/2016, 03:03 pm

Two popular games from other platforms -- "The Trace" and "Sonic the Hedgehog" -- launched for the fourth-generation Apple TV on Thursday, with Sega promising that more Sonic titles would be making the trip shortly.

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Official 'Apple Events' app launches on tvOS App Store ahead of 'Let us loop you in' event

03/17/2016, 08:03 am

Apple on Thursday released the official "Apple Events" application for the fourth-generation Apple TV --a free download from the tvOS App Store that will let users view the company's special event next Monday.

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Apple issues sixth beta of tvOS 9.2 for Apple TV with folders, voice dictation

03/10/2016, 02:03 pm

A few days after the sixth betas of iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2 and OS X 10.11.4 debuted, a new build of tvOS 9.2 for Apple TV has been supplied to registered developers.

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MLB.com updates At Bat with tvOS features promised at 4th-gen Apple TV debut

03/09/2016, 10:03 pm

In an update sure to please baseball fans across the country, Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) launched a long-awaited update to its At Bat tvOS app this week, debuting next-generation features like split-screen viewing, stat overlays and more.

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Apple declines to bid for NFL Thursday night streaming rights - report

03/03/2016, 03:03 pm

If the National Football League's Thursday night games come to the Apple TV this fall, it will be on someone else's dime as Apple has reportedly chosen not to bid for rights to show those events.

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Sling TV, AMC poised to bring apps to fourth-gen Apple TV [u]

03/02/2016, 04:03 pm

Subscribers to Sling TV or AMC may soon be able to watch those services through native apps for the fourth-generation Apple TV, a pair of leaks indicated on Wednesday.

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Apple TV adds new app categories, advertises Tim Cook's ABC interview in tvOS App Store

02/25/2016, 07:02 pm

As part of continued efforts to build out the nascent tvOS platform, Apple on Thursday flipped the switch on new Apple TV App Store categories, while touting CEO Tim Cook's recent interview with ABC concerning the company's legal fight against FBI data decryption requests.

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Apple pushes 7.2.1 software update to third-generation Apple TV

02/25/2016, 03:02 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a surprise software update for the third-generation Apple TV, closing several security vulnerabilities in the media set-top.

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Apple releases Apple TV Tech Talks video series for building better tvOS apps

02/24/2016, 09:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday released to developers a series of videos focusing on Apple TV and its tvOS operating system, offering a detailed look at the underlying SDK, resources and best practices associated with coding for the platform.

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tvOS App Store gains 'Not on this Apple TV' category

02/24/2016, 12:02 pm

Avid app buyers now have an easier way to identify purchased apps that are available for their Apple TV but which have not yet been downloaded to that device, as Apple has added an iOS-like "Not on this Apple TV" category to the App Store.

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Live 'PBS Kids' streaming channel to launch on iOS, Apple TV

02/23/2016, 12:02 pm

PBS on Tuesday announced an upcoming 24-hour PBS Kids channel that will air on not just on conventional TV, but also as a live Internet stream for phones, tablets, and set-tops, including iOS devices and the Apple TV.

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Apple TV universal search integrates ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Jr. and Disney XD content

02/22/2016, 07:02 pm

Disney is the latest Apple TV content provider to take advantage of the set-top's universal search API, as deep links to content from the company's Disney Channel, Disney Jr., Disney XD and Watch ABC tvOS apps are now accessible via text and Siri voice search.

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Apple takes on new PR rep for video content as former PR exec heads to Twitter

02/22/2016, 04:02 pm

Apple on Monday hired a former VP at AMC, Bernadette Simpao, to take charge of its PR efforts for apps and content on the Apple TV, along with several categories of iTunes media. Separately, Twitter officially hired former Apple PR executive Natalie Kerris to head its global communications team.

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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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