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Topic: Apple TV

Games dominate paid downloads in Apple TV App Store's first weekend

11/02/2015, 11:11 am

Last Friday's debut of the fourth-generation Apple TV also brought with it tvOS and a dedicated App Store, with games proving to be the most popular paid apps at launch, new data reveals.


New Apple TV incompatible with Apple's own Remote app for iOS and watchOS

10/30/2015, 07:10 pm

As shipments of Apple's latest and greatest Apple TV reach eager customers, some may be disappointed to find Apple's Remote app for iOS and watchOS incompatible with the new model, meaning all tvOS navigation and text entry must be conducted via the included Siri Remote and onscreen keyboard.


Game controller support is already better on Apple TV than iOS

10/30/2015, 02:10 pm

Right out of the box, the new fourth-generation Apple TV offers much clearer, simpler, and broader support for dedicated physical game controllers than the iPhone or iPad, even though the latter devices have featured gamepad connectivity for years.


First look: Fourth-generation Apple TV with Siri Remote

10/30/2015, 12:10 pm

After being unveiled in September, the revamped Apple TV today made its way into consumers' living rooms, along with the all-new Siri Remote with voice input and touchpad. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the brand new set-top box.


Fourth-gen Apple TV now available for in-store pickup at Apple Stores, Best Buy

10/30/2015, 11:10 am

The new Apple TV is available for in-store pickup on Friday not only at Apple Stores, but also for some Best Buy shoppers, who previously didn't expect to have any pickups until next week.


New Apple TV supports 3DTV content, games already in tvOS App Store

10/29/2015, 06:10 pm

It appears Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV is capable of displaying 3DTV content on compatible sets, as a third-party developer on Thursday released one of the first 3DTV-enabled titles to hit the new tvOS App Store.


Amazon yanks Apple TV and Chromecast from digital shelves

10/29/2015, 06:10 pm

Making good on promises to halt sales of set-top streaming devices competing with its own Fire TV lineup, Amazon on Thursday removed all Apple TV and Google Chromecast products from its online store.


First look: SteelSeries Nimbus wireless controller brings multiplayer gaming to Apple TV

10/29/2015, 04:10 pm

Online buyers of the new fourth generation Apple TV get a "personalized" recommendation to also buy the SteelSeries Nimbus, a wireless video game controller designed to enhance gameplay on the new device with physical joysticks, a D-pad and buttons. Although it won't be required for standard play on any games, it is needed for multiplayer gaming.


Apple begins delivering 4th-gen Apple TV, launches App Store and final tvOS build

10/29/2015, 04:10 pm

The first online orders of the new Apple TV are beginning to reach customers, just as Apple is officially launching the device's App Store and seeding the finished version of tvOS.


Eddy Cue dodges questions about original TV content, says Apple TV not for cord-cutters

10/29/2015, 02:10 pm

In a TV interview posted on Thursday, Eddy Cue -- Apple's senior VP for Internet Software and Services -- dodged questions about original programming, while downplaying the possibility of using the new Apple TV as a cord-cutting option.


BBC to release iPlayer app for new Apple TV in 'coming months'

10/29/2015, 06:10 am

UK Apple customers will soon be able to stream catch-up episodes of their favorite BBC programs on the big screen, as the storied broadcaster announced plans to bring a version of its iPlayer service to the new Apple TV.


First reviews say 4th-gen Apple TV is evolutionary step forward, has untapped potential

10/28/2015, 10:10 pm

The early reviews are in for Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV, slated to ship to preorder customers on Friday, and the general consensus is that, while not a revolutionary product, the set-top streamer is a step in the right direction.


Apple to enable Siri search for Apple Music on Apple TV early next year

10/28/2015, 09:10 pm

Two days before Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV is set to ship out to customers, the company on Wednesday confirmed it will add Apple Music compatibility to the set-top box's voice activated Siri search feature in an update early next year.


Best Buy begins taking preorders for new Apple TV with Nov. 4 launch date

10/28/2015, 08:10 am

Electronics mega-retailer Best Buy began accepting preorders for the fourth-generation Apple TV on Wednesday, with an anticipated arrival in one week, on Nov. 4.


Apple TV now available for preorder, first deliveries arrive Friday

10/26/2015, 09:10 am

As promised, the new fourth-generation Apple TV became available for purchase Monday, with the first orders scheduled to arrive beginning this Friday, Oct. 30.


Apple calls for tvOS app submissions ahead of Apple TV sales launch

10/22/2015, 12:10 am

Preparing for next week's launch of an all-new Apple TV with dedicated App Store, Apple sent out emails to developers on Wednesday asking for tvOS app submissions tested on the latest golden master seed.


Apple says new tvOS apps must support Siri remote in updated App Store Review Guidelines

10/21/2015, 06:10 pm

After pushing out new iOS, OS X and watchOS versions on Wednesday, and ahead of next week's fourth-generation Apple TV sales debut, Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines to reflect changes specific to tvOS, including a requirement that an app's "core functionality" must support Siri remote.


Apple seeds tvOS gold master to developers as launch of fourth-gen Apple TV nears

10/21/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday released the golden master of tvOS to developers, paving the way for the launch of the fourth-generation Apple TV next week, with orders officially beginning Oct. 26.


CBS, NBC round out 'big four' networks on Apple TV, exclusive M2M channel also debuts

10/20/2015, 02:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday added streaming options for the last two of the "big four" U.S. broadcast networks -- CBS and NBC -- to the Apple TV lineup, as well as an entirely new, exclusive fashion channel dubbed M2M.


New Apple TV sales start on Oct. 26, ships next week, Cook says

10/19/2015, 11:10 pm

During an interview at this year's WSJD Live conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Apple TV will be available for purchase next Monday and should start shipping out to buyers at the end of the week.