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Topic: Apple TV

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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Roku distills set-top box into $50 'Streaming Stick' with on-screen interface, physical remote

03/04/2014, 06:03 pm

Video streaming experts Roku on Tuesday took the wraps off the latest version of the "Streaming Stick," a thumb drive-sized device aimed at the Apple TV and Google's Chromecast streamers.

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Logitech unveils Apple TV-compatible Harmony Smart Keyboard for the living room

03/04/2014, 03:03 pm

Logitech on Tuesday took the wraps off of the latest addition to its Harmony intelligent remote control lineup: a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard with integrated touchpad, compatible with a plethora of living room devices, including the Apple TV.

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Why Apple, Inc. is keeping the identity of many of its 23 recent acquisitions a secret

03/01/2014, 05:03 pm

Apple has acquired at least 23 firms over the last five quarters, but the purpose--and even the identity--of some of them remains a mystery. This is no accident.

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Despite whirlwind of rumors, new Apple TV hardware may not be imminent

02/28/2014, 06:02 pm

On the heels of numerous rumors and speculation that Apple will soon release a next-generation Apple TV set-top box, one well-connected journalist has voiced his doubts on the claims.

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Apple TV sales topped $1B in 2013, becoming Apple's fastest growing hardware

02/28/2014, 01:02 pm

Sales of the Apple TV are estimated to have grown by 80 percent in 2013, reaching around 10 million units for the calendar year, or some $1 billion worth of set-top boxes sold to end users.

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US Apple TV promotion includes $25 iTunes card as rumors of new model swirl

02/28/2014, 12:02 pm

Apple on Friday kicked off a temporary promotion that will give customers a free $25 iTunes gift card with the purchase of an Apple TV from the company's online or retail stores in the U.S.

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TV4 debuts on Apple TV in Sweden

02/25/2014, 03:02 pm

Apple TV owners in Sweden gained access to a new channel on Tuesday, with the TV4 network gaining its own dedicated application on Apple's set-top box.

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WWE Network launches on iPhone, iPad & Apple TV, offering every PPV for $10 per month

02/24/2014, 11:02 am

Monday morning brought about the launch of the new streaming network from World Wrestling Entertainment, as well as new applications for both iOS and the Apple TV that allow users to access the content from all of their Apple devices with a $10-per-month subscription.

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