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Topic: Apple TV

Apple to open Apple TV universal search API to third-party developers

10/03/2015, 07:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently confirmed that developers will indeed be granted access to a universal search API set to debut with the fourth-generation Apple TV, meaning third-party apps have the opportunity to get screen time alongside big name services like HBO and Hulu.


Apple makes more Apple TV dev kits available ahead of launch

10/03/2015, 12:10 am

Apple sent out emails late Friday notifying developers that a second batch of Apple TV dev kits are being sent out to meet overwhelming demand.


Amazon to halt sales of Apple TV, Google Chromecast in bid to push Fire TV & Prime Video

10/01/2015, 03:10 pm

Amazon will halt all sales of the Apple TV and Google Chromecast beginning on Oct. 29, the company said in an email to marketplace vendors, claiming that its Prime Video service doesn't run well on some devices outside of the Fire TV line.


Apple blocks iFixit dev account following fourth-gen Apple TV teardown

09/30/2015, 05:09 pm

Apple has banned iFixit's developer account and pulled its app from the App Store after the repair firm dismantled a fourth-generation Apple TV dev kit it received as part of Apple's pre-release program.


Week in review video: iPhones launch, lifesaving Apple Watch, iPhone 6s drop test & more

09/28/2015, 09:09 pm

Each Monday AppleInsider packs all the Apple news you need to know into a fast-paced, 120-second show. Tune in to catch up on hot stories, weekend developments and exclusive features you'll be talking about around the water cooler.


Video shows MAME emulator in action on Apple's tvOS

09/28/2015, 05:09 pm

A video posted to the Web on Monday shows a Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator running on Apple's tvOS, allowing developer Kevin Smith to play a number of old-school arcade titles with a paired Bluetooth gaming controller.


Teardown of Apple TV Siri Remote finds same touch controller as iPhone 5s & iPad Air

09/22/2015, 11:09 am

A teardown of the first Apple TV and its new voice-enabled Siri Remote has discovered the controller sports the same Broadcom-made touchscreen controller the company already uses in the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPad Air.


Comparing Apple's 4th-gen Apple TV with the competition

09/19/2015, 10:09 pm

There's a new Apple TV coming in October, but before plunking down any hard-earned money, it's worth comparing it with other options out there like Amazon, Google, and Roku -- and even the older third-gen Apple TV.


Developers receive first Apple TV dev kits, promptly post pictures online

09/15/2015, 07:09 pm

Apple made good on a promise to ship out Apple TV development kits to select developers this week, as some who were selected to take part in the early access program received their kits on Tuesday.


Apple will ship new Apple TV hardware to select developers later this week

09/14/2015, 03:09 pm

Apple on Monday began informing developers who won its Apple TV lottery that their new set-top boxes will begin shipping later this week, allowing them to build applications ahead of the October launch.


Hands On: Apple TV 2015 with tvOS apps, Remote featuring touch, motion & Siri

09/12/2015, 06:09 pm

Apple has been selling its Apple TV as long as iPhone, but the set top box has neither sold in similar quantities nor earned even a significant fraction as much money for the company. While neither of those facts are likely to change, the new 2015 Apple TV is poised to radically change the TV and game console industries.


Video shows 4th-gen Apple TV unboxed ahead of October debut

09/12/2015, 12:09 am

A video posted to YouTube on Friday claims to show the first unboxing of Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV set-top box with included Siri Remote, a device not due out until October.


Lightning strikes: Apple TV, Apple Pencil double down on proprietary port

09/11/2015, 12:09 pm

The announcement of the new reversible USB-C port, and its subsequent embrace by Apple in the 12-inch MacBook, led to speculation that the Lightning connector could be on the way out. But the company signaled otherwise this week, when it made Lightning a key component of the new Apple Pencil, as well as the Apple TV's Siri Remote.


First look: Apple's iPhone 6s, iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, Apple TV & more

09/09/2015, 08:09 pm

Apple unloaded a bevy of new hardware at its special media event on Wednesday, including new iPhones, a jumbo size iPad with Apple Pencil stylus, a refreshed Apple TV and additions to the Apple Watch collection. AppleInsider was on the scene to spend some hands on time with each device.


New Apple TV uses USB-C for service, ditches optical audio out port

09/09/2015, 06:09 pm

The new Apple TV looks largely the same as its predecessors, but its ports around back have been revised, removing optical audio output, and using USB-C for restoring the device through its service port.


New Apple TV supports console-style MFi game controllers, Apple outs new SteelSeries Nimbus

09/09/2015, 05:09 pm

Gamers playing on the upcoming Apple TV won't be limited to Apple's new motion sensing Siri Remote, as the upgraded set-top box will also include support for iOS-compatible Bluetooth gaming controllers, including a brand new offering from SteelSeries.


Siri on Apple TV will be restricted to just 8 of 80 launch countries, apps limited to 200MB

09/09/2015, 05:09 pm

When Apple announced its fourth-generation set-top box on Wednesday, the company put Siri front and center while proudly proclaiming that the new Apple TV would launch in 80 countries --but the erstwhile voice recognition system will come to just eight.


Apple posts new iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, Apple TV and Apple Watch videos

09/09/2015, 05:09 pm

Following a big hardware blowout in San Francisco on Wednesday, Apple has uploaded ad spots and product reveals for the new iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, Apple TV and Apple Watch to its official YouTube channel.


Overhauled $149 Apple TV features App Store, Siri remote and cross-service content search

09/09/2015, 02:09 pm

Simplified Siri voice search and downloadable third-party apps are the centerpieces of the brand new Apple TV, which also boasts a Bluetooth touchpad remote and an overhauled, colorful user interface.


iTunes Connect makes reference to 'tvOS,' new name for Apple TV interface

09/09/2015, 12:09 pm

Code strings discovered in iTunes Connect on Wednesday morning make reference to an operating system known as "tvOS," apparently confirming a name change for the Apple TV's software interface.