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Topic: tvOS

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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Minecraft comes to Apple TV with 7 pieces of downloadable content for $20

12/19/2016, 01:12 pm

The Apple TV edition of popular world building game Minecraft is now available to purchase on the tvOS App Store, and it includes the newly released Ender Update, along with a number of other downloadable content.

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Amazon brings shopping to big screen with new Apple TV app

12/13/2016, 07:12 pm

Online retail giant Amazon on Tuesday released a new tvOS app that lets users browse digital shelves, read product reviews and make purchases directly from a fourth-generation Apple TV.

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Apple selects 'Best of 2016' apps, movies, iBooks and more

12/07/2016, 12:12 am

Apple on Tuesday unveiled its "Best of" selections for 2016, highlighting the year's most popular apps, TV shows, movies, e-books and other content sold across the company's various digital storefronts.

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Apple TV gains fourth beta of tvOS 10.1 with support for new 'TV' app

11/30/2016, 01:11 pm

Apple on Wednesday supplied developers with a fourth pre-release beta of tvOS 10.1, a forthcoming update that will bring a new universal "TV" app, as well as single sign-on support for TV providers, to the company's streaming set-top box.

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DirecTV joins list of providers with single sign-on support in iOS 10.2 & tvOS 10.1 betas

11/22/2016, 09:11 am

A fifth TV provider, AT&T's DirecTV, has quietly appeared as an option for people trying single sign-on support in the iOS 10.2 or tvOS 10.1 betas.

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Nest introduces camera streaming to Apple TV, 'instaclip' creation and sharing

11/18/2016, 11:11 pm

Alphabet's Nest this week rolled out an update to its app platform that allows owners to stream Nest Cam feeds directly to fourth-generation Apple TV units, while introducing a new video clip creation and sharing feature called "instaclip."

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PlayStation Vue subscription streaming service launches on Apple TV App Store

11/17/2016, 03:11 pm

Following availability on iOS and the PlayStation 4 game console, Sony on Thursday expanded its PlayStation Vue cable cutting service to the Apple TV.

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Apple seeds third developer betas of iOS 10.2, macOS 10.12.2 & tvOS 10.1

11/14/2016, 01:11 pm

Apple on Monday issued a third developer betas of iOS 10.2, macOS 10.12.2, and tvOS 10.1, as well as a second beta of Xcode 8.2.

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Apple's 'iBooks StoryTime' tvOS app lets kids read along to their favorite books

11/10/2016, 06:11 pm

Apple on Thursday released iBooks StoryTime, a new first-party tvOS app that brings handpicked children's books to the big screen with Read-Aloud narration, fun graphics and animations, and Siri Remote compatibility.

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Behind-the-scenes update allows for Apple TV app installs from iOS or iTunes

11/09/2016, 04:11 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced changes to the way it handles tvOS apps, most notably allowing one to be automatically downloaded to an Apple TV if a person picks up its iOS counterpart.

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Apple issues second betas of iOS 10.2, tvOS 10.1 & watchOS 3.1.1 to developers [u]

11/07/2016, 01:11 pm

Apple on Monday released a second developer beta of iOS 10.2, which once it's finished will add some minor features to the platform along with standard bugfixes. [Updated with debut of TV app]

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Apple issues first iOS 10.2, macOS 10.12.2, watchOS 3.1.1, tvOS 10.1 betas to developers

10/31/2016, 04:10 pm

Apple on Monday issued the first beta versions of iOS 10.2, macOS 10.12.2 Sierra, watchOS 3.1.1 and tvOS 10.1 to developers for testing, all of which include unspecified bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Apple TV and iOS gain unified television experience with new 'TV' app

10/27/2016, 01:10 pm

Aiming to make it easier to find content across a range of services and apps, Apple on Thursday unveiled 'TV,' a new application for tvOS and iOS that allows users to browse and search for content in one convenient place. It will arrive for free in December.

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Apple releases final version of iOS 10.1 with Portrait mode for iPhone 7 Plus

10/24/2016, 01:10 pm

Following several betas, Apple on Monday released the final version of iOS 10.1, bringing a promised Portrait shooting mode to owners of the iPhone 7 Plus, and various fixes for all compatible iOS devices.

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Apple stops signing iOS 9.3.5, halting any downgrades from iOS 10

10/19/2016, 11:10 am

As of Wednesday Apple is no longer signing iOS 9.3.5, effectively preventing anyone already on iOS 10 from downgrading to iOS 9.

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Channels streaming app updated to version 2.0, brings integrated programming listings to Apple TV

10/11/2016, 02:10 pm

The popular cord-cutter app Channels has been upgraded to version 2.0, implementing on-screen television programming guides to ease streaming from a HDHomeRun to the fourth generation Apple TV.

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