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Topic: Apple TV

Editorial: Why iOS in the Car is a very big deal for Apple

07/27/2013, 12:07 pm

Apple's new automotive initiative with iOS in the Car a prime focus for the company. Here's a look at the strategy behind it, and the company's options for bringing the new feature to market next year.

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Google's Chromecast is a Roku alternative, not a cheaper Apple TV AirPlay option

07/26/2013, 05:07 am

While broadly compared to Apple TV, Google's new Chromecast product and the WebRTC protocol behind it aren't really comparable to Apple's AirPlay, the wireless video feature that is the main reason people are buying and using Apple TV.

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Google to take on Apple TV with $35 Chromecast streaming device for iOS & Android

07/24/2013, 03:07 pm

Google continued its push into hardware manufacturing on Tuesday by announcing Chromecast, a new streaming device that will go head-to-head with the Apple TV set-top box for just over a third of its price.

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Time Warner working to deliver live & on-demand shows to Apple TV

07/18/2013, 10:07 am

Time Warner Cable is reportedly working on an application for the Apple TV set-top box that will allow cable subscribers to stream both live and on-demand shows without the need to have a dedicated cable box.

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Apple TV grabbed 56% of streaming devices market in 2012

07/16/2013, 02:07 pm

In 2012, Apple accounted for 56 percent of sales in the consumer streaming video device market with Apple TV, despite "relatively narrow content access," with Roku coming in second with a 21 percent share.

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Apple's TV service would pay networks to allow ad skipping, report says

07/15/2013, 05:07 pm

Adding to rumors of Apple's supposed set-top cable box plans, a report on Monday claims the company is in the thick of talks with media executives over a "premium" level of the alleged service that would allow users to skip ads entirely.

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Samsung buys Apple TV competitor Boxee for $30 million

07/03/2013, 03:07 pm

Samsung may be looking to take its rivalry with Apple to another level, as a new report has the South Korean tech giant buying streaming media startup Boxee in a move that will bring it into even more direct competition with the Apple TV.

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Apple nears Time Warner deal for Apple TV, hires Hulu VP to aid in future content negotiation

07/02/2013, 04:07 pm

Apple and U.S. cable company Time Warner are closing in on a deal that will give subscribers access to cable channels via Apple TV, which also claims the Cupertino company has taken on Hulu media marketing chief Pete Distad to help secure content, according to one report.

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Microsoft's Xbox chief departs for Zynga after used game controversy

07/01/2013, 01:07 pm

Microsoft hopes to take a dominant role in the living room this fall with the launch of the Xbox One, but Don Mattrick, the executive who recently introduced the new game console and media center to the world, has reportedly left the company ahead of that launch for a position at Zynga.

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Report: Google prepping Android smart watch and game console to counter Apple

06/27/2013, 08:06 pm

Google is rumored to be preparing the release of both an Android-based smart watch, as well as a dedicated game console, in moves meant to counter Apple's suspected entrance into wearable computers and gaming.

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Motion Tennis brings Wii-style motion gaming to iOS, Apple TV

06/27/2013, 06:06 pm

Rolocule Games has released Motion Tennis, a new iOS title that turns your mobile device into a Nintendo Wii-like motion controller for gaming on an Apple TV-connected display.

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Apple's Sprite Kit framework targets games on iOS 7, OS X Mavericks & potentially Apple TV

06/21/2013, 08:06 am

Apple's new Sprite Kit development framework aims to make it easier to create 2D arcade style games for both iOS 7 mobile devices and the Mac desktop, and hints at a future strategy for games on Apple TV.

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Cable providers still leery of Apple TV, some refuse to authenticate 'HBO Go' app

06/20/2013, 07:06 pm

In an interview on Thursday, HBO's CTO Otto Berkes outlined the troubles in bringing a totally in-house app to the Apple TV, but the bigger challenge may be getting content to customers as a number of cable providers are blocking subscribers from using the app.

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Apple TV update adds HBO Go, WatchESPN & more channels

06/19/2013, 10:06 am

Apple on Wednesday issued an update for its Apple TV set-top box, adding HBO Go, WatchESPN, Sky News and other channels to the home screen for new, integrated streaming video options.

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Apple TV gets iTunes Radio, Conference Room display option in beta update

06/17/2013, 06:06 pm

Apple TV received little attention during Worldwide Developers Conference, but the diminutive set-top box still has the Cupertino company's attention, as new videos reveal iTunes Radio and a new Conference Room mode in the works for its forthcoming software update.

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Apple to stream WWDC 2013 keynote to Apple TV, official website

06/10/2013, 07:06 am

An "Apple Events" channel was quietly added to users' Apple TV main screens on Monday, along with a link on Apple's official website, revealing the company plans to allow members of the public to view a live stream of today's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.

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Plex media server comes to non-jailbroken Apple TVs with new hack

06/05/2013, 10:06 am

Thanks to an innovative hack, owners of the Apple TV set-top box can now get access to the popular media server software Plex without having to "jailbreak" their devices.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer personally visits Hollywood to sell studios on Xbox One

06/04/2013, 03:06 pm

In an effort to sell television studios on his company's forthcoming Xbox One game console and media center, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer personally paid a visit to Hollywood last week.

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Microsoft unveils 'Xbox One,' a voice-controlled all-in-one entertainment hub

05/21/2013, 01:05 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled its next-generation home game console dubbed the "Xbox One," a device that aims to go beyond gaming and become the center of a consumer's living room entertainment experience.

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Apple TV to get CW content in new streaming deal

05/16/2013, 06:05 pm

Television network The CW on Thursday announced it has reached a deal to stream content to the Apple TV, expanding its current at home digital options beyond Microsoft's Windows and Xbox platforms.

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