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Topic: Apple TV

Apple hints at major App Store announcements ahead of iPhone event

09/09/2015, 09:09 am

An early morning tweet from one of Apple's official accounts suggests that the App Store will be a major focus of today's special event, lending support to long-running rumors that the marketplace would expand to an all-new Apple TV.


Apple TV's 'Apple Events' channel updated ahead of iPhone announcement

09/09/2015, 12:09 am

Apple has updated its "Apple Events" Apple TV channel in preparation of Wednesday's expected iPhone unveiling, adding details about the venue and a timer counting down to a keynote livestream that starts at 10 a.m. Pacific.


Periscope live video viewing app in development for next-gen Apple TV - report

09/08/2015, 03:09 pm

Twitter's Periscope platform will come to the next-generation Apple TV in the form of a third-party app, to be available for download on the device's dedicated App Store, a new report reveals.


New Apple TV with App Store game downloads predicted to drive 24M sales in 2016

09/08/2015, 10:09 am

A revamped Apple TV with its own App Store downloads could enter Apple into the $35-billion-per-year gaming market, adding an estimated 3.3 percent to the company's 2016 earnings per share, J.P. Morgan believes.


What we expect from today's Apple event: new iPhones, a revamped Apple TV, next-gen OS updates, more

09/09/2015, 08:09 am

Apple executives will take the stage in San Francisco later today for a special media briefing, during which we expect them to announce next-generation iPhones, a refreshed Apple TV, and provide updates on iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Here's an updated breakdown of everything you need to know.


Gaming reaffirmed as central tentpole of Apple TV revamp - report

09/06/2015, 09:09 pm

When Apple executives take the stage on Wednesday to unveil the latest rendition of the company's set-top streamer, the pitch will reportedly revolve around the device's capabilities for living room gaming and could put Apple in direct competition with traditional industry powers like Nintendo.


HBO GO activation page for Apple TV suggests support from Charter coming soon

09/04/2015, 01:09 am

Charter Communications subscribers might soon be able to stream HBO programming to their Apple TV, as an updated HBO GO activation page now lists the U.S. cable company as a participating provider


Amazon buys mobile video services firm Elemental Technologies for a reported $500M

09/03/2015, 06:09 pm

Amazon on Thursday announced the acquisition of Elemental Technologies, a firm that provides video processing services for encoding and transcoding traditional media content for consumption smartphones, tablets and PCs.


Apple Music seen as gateway for streaming TV service, may need 30M subscribers to succeed

09/02/2015, 04:09 pm

The recent launch of Apple Music --while important to the future development of iTunes -- is also thought to be part of a larger effort to push consumers toward Apple's long-rumored web television service by softening the ground for monthly subscriptions.


CBS to stream Super Bowl 50, AFC playoffs & two regular-season NFL games free to Apple TV

09/02/2015, 03:09 pm

CBS on Wednesday announced that it will stream the Super Bowl, the AFC playoffs, and two regular-season NFL games to a wide range of devices and platforms, including Apple TV, for free, with no authentication required.


Next-gen Apple TV priced at $149, will include universal search for finding content across providers

09/02/2015, 10:09 am

Finding content will be easier than ever with the next-generation Apple TV, a new report has revealed, as Apple will include universal search in its revamped set-top box, said to be priced starting at $149.


Apple eyes move into original video programming, report says

08/31/2015, 08:08 pm

A report citing high-ranking executives within the entertainment industry claims Apple is looking to create in-house movie or TV programming, suggesting the company is headed down a path forged by the likes of Netflix and Hulu.


NFL Game Pass comes to Apple TV with updated app

08/31/2015, 04:08 pm

With the 2015 NFL campaign set to kick off, Apple on Monday pushed an update to the league's Apple TV app that adds access to live streaming via Game Pass alongside a new design.


New, polished Apple TV interface said to 'blow away' existing smart TVs

08/28/2015, 02:08 pm

The launch of new Apple TV hardware may have been delayed from WWDC to Apple's Sept. 9 event to allow the company more time to polish its interface, one that will allegedly "blow away" current, "junky" smart TV interfaces.


Apple streaming TV service negotiations remain divided over $40-per-month pricing - report

08/28/2015, 12:08 pm

Though new Apple TV hardware is expected to appear at an upcoming Sept. 9 event, Apple's long-awaited subscription television service is reaffirmed to remain on hold, thanks to ongoing negotiations with content owners.


Apple announces Sept. 9 event for 'iPhone 6s,' updated Apple TV at massive new venue

08/27/2015, 12:08 pm

Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to members of the media, making official its anticipated Sept. 9 event at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. It's expected to showcase not only a next-generation "iPhone 6s" handset, but also a new Siri-enabled Apple TV set-top box.


Apple TV sales slip to fourth place in US streaming device market, study says

08/20/2015, 05:08 pm

According to research released Thursday, Apple TV was overtaken by upstart Amazon in the U.S. streaming device marketplace during 2014, dropping Apple's offering to fourth place in a burgeoning sector it helped create.


Entry into $34B console gaming market seen as largest opportunity for new Apple TV

08/17/2015, 03:08 pm

Though the new Apple TV isn't expected to have a streaming subscription service available at launch, that's not a problem for investment firm J.P. Morgan, who believes the device's real selling point will be an App Store with traditional console-style videogames.


Report: Apple TV service pushed back to 2016, new hardware expected in September

08/13/2015, 05:08 pm

A report on Thursday claims Apple has been forced to delay the announcement of a hotly anticipated over-the-top streaming television service to sometime in 2016 as content licensing talks sputter.


New Apple TV expected, but streaming video service questionable for Sept. 9 event, Piper Jaffray says

08/13/2015, 09:08 am

Apple is expected to unveil a brand new Apple TV in less than a month, but consumers waiting for a new companion streaming video service from the Cupertino-based company may have to wait longer, according to investment firm Piper Jaffray.