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Topic: Apple TV

Kristen Wiig on tap for new Apple-funded scripted comedy series

01/17/2018, 01:01 pm

Apple has teamed up with Reese Witherspoon's production company for the third time, to deliver the comedy vehicle starring Kristen Wiig in her first role outside of movies in over five years.

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Apple slugs it out with HBO over new J.J. Abrams TV drama - report

01/16/2018, 06:01 pm

A bidding war has reportedly broken out between Apple and HBO for rights to a new science fiction drama written by Star Trek director and Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams.

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Fifth beta of tvOS 11.2.5 for Apple TV fourth generation, Apple TV 4K available for developer testing

01/12/2018, 01:01 pm

A day after a short-cycle in the iOS beta testing period, Apple has made available tvOS 11.2.5 beta 5 to developers for testing.

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Apple issues fourth developer betas of iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, tvOS 11.2.5, and High Sierra 10.13.3

01/09/2018, 01:01 pm

One week after the last batch, registered members of Apple's developer program can now access the fourth pre-release beta builds of operating systems for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.

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Latest addition to Apple's upcoming TV slate is 'Home' docuseries

01/05/2018, 02:01 pm

Diverting from the path of scripted fiction shows, Apple has reportedly picked up "Home," a documentary series on unusual houses and the people behind them.

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TiVo's Next-Gen Platform aims to help cable TV providers stream to Apple TV, iPhone, iPad

01/04/2018, 10:01 am

TiVo has revealed a plan to make it as easy as possible for viewers to watch the programming they want, with the announced "Next-Gen Platform" claimed to help provide cable and streaming service providers device and operating system-agnostic methods for content distribution, including to the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad.

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Older, jailbroken iPhones or Apple TVs possibly susceptible to CPU kernel vulnerability

01/04/2018, 07:01 am

An ARM security update for the Cortex A8, Cortex A9, and Cortex A15 processors issued late on Wednesday suggests that older Apple iOS-based devices may be impacted by the CPU bug -- but they would have to be jailbroken, and running malware locally for the exploit to work.

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Apple developing 'Are You Sleeping' novel into video series with 'Serial' creator advising

01/03/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple has once again grown its list of video under production, with the development of Nichelle Tramble Spellman's "Are You Sleeping," with the "Serial" podcast creator onboard in an advisory role, and Reese Witherspoon's development company producing the show.

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Apple 2017 year in review: Apple embraces 4K with Apple TV and HEVC, slow and steady approach to creating original video content

01/01/2018, 09:01 am

In an effort to grow services revenue, in 2017 Apple released the Apple TV 4K to support higher resolution televisions, and started investing heavily in video programming for the future.

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Three Amazon video content development executives jump ship for fledgling Apple production effort

12/21/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple is further growing its stable of video streaming executives, poaching three high-level staffers from Amazon with one who will retain focused on children's programming development.

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Amazon Prime Video Apple TV app updated for 5.1 sound in UHD content, NFL streaming only on newer units [u]

12/20/2017, 03:12 pm

On a recently updated document, Amazon has retracted claims that 5.1 sound is available in the early versions of the Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV, and that live streaming of Amazon channels and Thursday Night Football has limitations.

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Tidal continues push on Apple platforms with native Apple TV app

12/20/2017, 12:12 pm

Tidal on Wednesday introduced a native app for the fourth-generation Apple TV and the Apple TV 4K, making it easier to use the on-demand music service in the living room.

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Apple TV 4K sells out at Amazon hours after launching

12/20/2017, 11:12 am

Customers hoping to get an Apple TV 4K before Christmas have one less option, as Amazon completely sold out of the set-top box only hours after it began sales of the device, reflecting years of demand that grew from a dispute between the two companies.

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Apple TV 4K sales resume at Amazon after two-year block

12/20/2017, 08:12 am

After a more than two year sales block on Apple's set-top media streamers because of "customer confusion," Amazon now has two "Sold by Amazon" listings for the Apple TV 4K.

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Amazon Prime Video is already the most popular Apple TV app at launch

12/19/2017, 11:12 am

After just a few days on the tvOS App Store, the Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV is already the most popular download ever at launch, revealing just how pent-up demand was for the service.

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Google pushes YouTube TV app for Apple TV into 2018

12/19/2017, 10:12 am

People wanting to use a native Apple TV app to watch Google's YouTube TV will have to wait until the first quarter of next year, as the company says it will miss an original 2017 target.

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Apple buys original space drama TV series from 'Battlestar Galactica' creator

12/15/2017, 01:12 pm

Ronald D. Moore, the brain behind the critically acclaimed remake of "Battlestar Galactica," will pen a new space drama for Apple, as the company continues its push into original TV content to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

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Amazon spokeswoman confirms Apple TV 4K being processed for return to sale

12/14/2017, 02:12 pm

The Apple TV 4K and Chromecast appear to be on their way back to Amazon sales listings after a two-year absence, according to a spokeswoman for the commerce giant.

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Redbox On Demand is rental service's second attempt at internet streaming

12/13/2017, 09:12 pm

Redbox, known for its DVD and Blu-Ray rental kiosks, is making a second attempt at internet streaming with Redbox On Deman, a service that looks to take on industry incumbents Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

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Apple releases promised iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 update, restoring shared HomeKit access

12/13/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple has released iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1, with bug fixes and minor changes including restoration of remote access to shared users of the Home app.

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