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Topic: tvOS

YouTube TV app update adds AirPlay capability, still no tvOS app

05/22/2017, 04:05 pm

Google's subscription tv service YouTube TV's latest update for iPhone adds AirPlay, allowing for streaming to an Apple TV or other compatible device -- but there is still no native tvOS app.

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Vevo adds curated playlists, improved personalization, more in tvOS app update

05/18/2017, 09:05 pm

Taking a page out of Apple Music's playbook, popular video music service Vevo will this week introduce a revamped tvOS app with curated and customizable playlists, new browsing features, a "peek-inside-playlist" user interface and more.

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Amazon Prime Video for tvOS will be announced at WWDC, Apple TV returning to Amazon.com

05/11/2017, 04:05 pm

In exchange for Apple bringing the Amazon Prime Video app to tvOS, Amazon will reportedly return the favor and begin sales of the Apple TV hardware via its online storefront, and the changes could come as soon as next month's WWDC.

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Amazon may finally cave, bring Prime Video to Apple TV this summer

05/05/2017, 10:05 am

After years of holding out to push its own Fire TV streaming devices, Amazon may finally be ready to bring its on-demand video service to Apple TV in the form of a dedicated app, making it easier for subscribers to access Prime Video in Apple's ecosystem.

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Apple releases tvOS 10.2.1 beta 5 for developer testing

05/04/2017, 01:05 pm

On Thursday, Apple released a single beta of tvOS to developers, and appears to be skipping a week for iOS and watchOS test builds.

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Apple seeds fourth developer betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2 & tvOS 10.2.1

04/24/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple on Monday seeded fourth betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1 to developers, paving the way for Apple's next round of maintenance updates.

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Cartoon Network adds support for Apple's iOS 10.1 TV app, Siri Universal Search

04/19/2017, 03:04 pm

The new TV app Apple introduced last fall as a central, Siri-searchable library of videos from various apps has now signed on Cartoon Network. Its content now supports Universal Search, single sign-on and recommendations on iPhone, iPad and 4th generation Apple TV.

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Rumor: Apple TV to get multi-user support, picture-in-picture with 'tvOS 11'

04/16/2017, 11:04 pm

With "tvOS 11" -- likely to be announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June -- the Apple TV will allegedly gain a pair of demanded features from the company's other platforms.

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Apple updates TestFlight to enable testing of multiple app builds, 90-day beta periods

04/12/2017, 10:04 am

Developers will get more control over the testing of iOS apps, courtesy of an update to TestFlight that allows multiple builds of an app to be tested out simultaneously, as well as providing improvements to the way external app testers are managed, and extending the beta period time to 90 days.

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Apple issues second betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2 & tvOS 10.2.1

04/10/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple on Monday issued second betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS 10.12.5 to developers, paving the way for what are likely to be minor bugfixes and security improvements for Macs, iPhones, and iPads. Simultaneously, the company released second betas of watchOS 3.2.2 and tvOS 10.2.1.

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Developer alleges spotting new Apple TV model, unannounced 'tvOS 11' in use logs

03/16/2017, 01:03 pm

Developer Firi Games claims to have seen a single instance of an unreleased Apple TV, running a new version of tvOS -- which may be the postulated 4K version of the product thought to be in testing.

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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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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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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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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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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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ESPN, WatchESPN iOS apps updated to add support for Apple's single sign-on

01/10/2017, 01:01 pm

Sports broadcaster ESPN has made it easier for viewers to watch its programming via its apps, with both the ESPN and WatchESPN iOS apps gaining support for Apple's single sign-on feature, as well as compatibility with Google Chromecast and more.

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How to configure the fourth-generation Apple TV as a HomeKit Hub

01/10/2017, 10:01 am

A HomeKit installation needs an always-on hub to allow you to control your compatible appliances from outside the home -- AppleInsider shows you how to configure the Apple TV to act as the hub of the system.

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How to get more Aerial Apple TV videos or change your screensaver outright

01/02/2017, 09:01 am

The fourth generation Apple TV ships with a couple of Aerial screen saver videos pre-installed. If you didn't tell it to check automatically for new videos when you set up the Apple TV, It doesn't take long to tire of the small initial selection -- but Apple's got loads more, and AppleInsider will tell you how to get them.

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