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Topic: Apple TV

Facebook Video launches for Apple TV with support for live streams

02/28/2017, 11:02 pm

Facebook on Tuesday launched Facebook Video, a new tvOS app that allows fourth-generation Apple TV owners to view pre-recorded video content, including live streams, on the big screen.

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Apple issues fourth beta of tvOS 10.2 for developers with accelerated scrolling, VideoToolbox

02/28/2017, 01:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a fourth developer beta of tvOS 10.2, an update for the fourth-generation Apple TV that should mostly add minor feature enhancements.

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Apple unlikely to develop an Echo-like standalone Siri speaker - report

02/20/2017, 02:02 pm

Apple doesn't appear interested in developing a standalone Amazon Echo-like speaker utilizing Siri, as the company's vision is instead linked to devices like the iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods.

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Apple releases third beta of iOS 10.3 with 'Find my AirPods,' tvOS 10.2, watchOS 3.2 for developers

02/20/2017, 01:02 pm

Nearly two weeks since the last release, Apple has made available the third betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 available to developers.

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AppleInsider podcast talks about 'iPhone 8' function area, fake news, BeatsX and more

02/17/2017, 09:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor talk about an 'iPhone 8' with no home button, Malware on the Mac, Apple's effort to fight fake news, and more.

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Bloomberg attacks Apple TV as failing to be "a groundbreaking, iPhone-caliber product"

02/17/2017, 12:02 am

Bloomberg is doubling down on its narrative of Apple as an incompetent, poorly managed company with a perpetual strategy of failure that can't quite pull off its iPhone Magic in everything else the company does. However, the site's facts and analysis of the TV opportunity are seriously flawed.

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Fifth generation of Apple TV to bring 4K compatibility, little else - report

02/16/2017, 08:02 am

A report declares that a new 4K Apple TV, codenamed "J105" is in testing, with a debut coming as soon as this year -- but nothing new may be added to the platform besides the bump in resolution.

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Facebook live video streaming app for Apple TV coming 'soon' to tvOS App Store

02/14/2017, 01:02 pm

Facebook's rumored video app for the Apple TV has been confirmed, with the company declaring that it will be available to fourth -eneration Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV owners soon.

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Apple hires former head of Amazon's Fire TV unit to lead Apple TV operations

02/07/2017, 09:02 pm

Apple is shaking up its Apple TV operating unit with the hire of Timothy D. Twerdahl, the former head of Amazon's Fire TV team who will fill a similar role in Cupertino, a report said Tuesday.

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Facebook reportedly developing video app for Apple TV

01/31/2017, 07:01 pm

In its latest push toward becoming a video-first company, Facebook is said to be working on a video content delivery app designed for set-top streaming boxes like Apple TV.

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Plex acquires Watchup, plans to integrate personalized news service into media player

01/31/2017, 03:01 pm

Plex, the company behind the media storage and playback tools, has acquired the personalized streaming news service Watchup, as part of a plan to provide users of the Plex ecosystem more content to watch from their devices.

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HBO Go adds support for Apple's TV app, single sign-on authentication

01/26/2017, 04:01 pm

HBO on Thursday released an important update to its iOS app for cable subscribers, HBO Go, enabling support for Apple's dedicated TV app, as well as single sign-on with compatible cable or streaming providers.

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DirecTV Now breaks 200,000 subscribers in problematic first month of service

01/23/2017, 04:01 pm

AT&T's DirecTV has successfully managed to acquire more than 200,000 paying subscribers within one month of its launch on November 30, but despite the growth, customers of the Internet TV provider are continuing to endure issues with the service.

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Apple issues watchOS 3.1.3 and tvOS 10.1.1 maintenance updates

01/23/2017, 01:01 pm

Adding to the bevy of updates, Apple on Monday released watchOS 3.1.3 and tvOS 10.1.1, the former being Apple's first Watch update since the botched 3.1.1 code from December.

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Football fans can stream Super Bowl 51 live with Fox Sports Go on iOS, Apple TV

01/18/2017, 04:01 pm

Fans looking to watch the spectacle of Super Bowl 51 -- to be played Feb. 5 in Houston, Tex. -- can turn to Fox Sports Go, an app available on numerous platforms, including Apple's iOS and the Apple TV.

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Apple TV, iPhone, iPad gain ability to play Netflix movies directly in TV app

01/18/2017, 03:01 pm

Apple is slowly rolling out the ability to stream a movie from Netflix directly from its TV app on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, but some limitations exist.

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Deals: 32GB Apple TV for $129; $150 off 2016 13" MacBook Pro; 1TB 27" iMac 5K for $2,199

01/13/2017, 04:01 pm

Shoppers this week can save $20 on 32GB and 64GB Apple TVs or $150 on Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar thanks to exclusive savings. Or snap up an upgraded 27" iMac 5K (3.2GHz, 32GB, 1TB, M380) at $200 off with free shipping and no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

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Apple boosts tvOS app size limit to 4GB

01/12/2017, 06:01 pm

Apple on Thursday announced a change in App Store policy which increases the size limit of tvOS app bundles from 200 megabytes to 4 gigabytes, a boost that should provide a better end user experience upon initial installation.

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With Verizon, Comcast, Spectrum customers still waiting, Cable One joins Apple's Single Sign-On

01/12/2017, 11:01 am

Apple has added cable company Cable One to its Single Sign-On feature for iOS and tvOS, while most cable subscribers in the U.S. still can't utilize the feature at all.

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Apple negotiating to expand scripted programming in 2017 for Apple Music - report

01/12/2017, 08:01 am

In the wake of "Carpool Karaoke" and "Planet of the Apps," a new report suggests that Apple may be looking at expanding unique scripted content, to draw users to the iTunes and iPhone ecosystems, and boost Apple Music subscriptions

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