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Apple bumps tvOS to version 9.1.1, adds Podcasts app

01/25/2016, 02:01 pm

Apple on Monday released tvOS 9.1.1, the third iteration of the Apple TV operating system that brings with it bug fixes, performance tweaks and a new Podcasts app.

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Latest Apple TV commercial puts focus on apps

01/21/2016, 07:01 pm

Apple posted a fun new Apple TV commercial to the Web on Thursday showing off the tvOS App Store's deep selection of apps, games, over-the-top content streamers, interactive shopping services and more.

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Key Apple TV designer Ben Keighran leaves Apple with startup plans in mind

01/19/2016, 04:01 pm

One of the people principally responsible for the look and feel of the new Apple TV's interface, Ben Keighran, is reportedly leaving Apple shortly with the eventual goal of founding a new business.

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ESPN in 'ongoing conversations' with Apple about streaming service

01/19/2016, 04:01 pm

ESPN is in discussions with Apple about the prospects of some sort of over-the-top streaming service, according to the sports network's president, John Skipper.

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Fourth-gen Apple TVs spontaneously awaken, power on their HDTVs, users complain

01/15/2016, 10:01 am

Some owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV are complaining that the device is spontaneously waking up itself and/or connected TVs, an inconvenience that could burn unnecessary electricity and could potentially cause screen burn-in for people with plasma sets.

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How to create and rename app folders with tvOS 9.2 on Apple TV

01/13/2016, 05:01 pm

Just a few months after the platform launched, folders are already coming to tvOS, in the form of an upcoming 2.2 update that will make it easier for Apple TV owners to organize their apps.

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First look: tvOS 9.2 redesigns Apple TV app switcher to mimic iOS 9

01/13/2016, 04:01 pm

Apple's newly released tvOS 9.2 beta for the fourth-generation Apple TV has revamped the platform's app switcher, bringing visual consistency with iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

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Apple allegedly keeping 'close eye' on possible sale of Time Warner, with streaming TV in mind

01/13/2016, 10:01 am

Apple is paying close attention to the possibility of Time Warner -- or parts of it -- going up for sale, potentially with the intent of buying assets to help launch a streaming TV service, according to rumors.

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VLC comes to Apple TV with wide format support, 'Remote Playback' feature

01/12/2016, 01:01 pm

VideoLAN on Tuesday released a tvOS version of VLC, making the video playback app native to the Apple TV for the first time.

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tvOS 9.2 beta 1 adds support for app folders, Bluetooth keyboards

01/11/2016, 02:01 pm

The upcoming tvOS 9.2 update for the fourth-generation Apple TV adds a number of new capabilities for the fresh platform, including the ability to stow apps in folders on the home screen, and to connect a Bluetooth keyboard for easier text entry.

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Apple's competition is going to have a tough year in 2016: part 2

01/10/2016, 12:01 pm

While Apple's detractors see a bleak future for the world's richest tech company, the reality is that it will be much easier for Apple sell iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch and Macs in 2016 given that its competitors are now weaker than they were in 2015.

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Apple, Google in talks for rights to stream three London NFL games

01/08/2016, 02:01 pm

The National Football League is in talks with companies including Apple and Google to stream three games due to be played in London, England next season, a report said on Friday.

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New 3D ray tracing PowerVR GPU likely to bring advanced photorealistic 3D to iPhones, iPads & Apple TV

01/07/2016, 11:01 am

Imagination Technologies, the developer of the PowerVR graphics processing cores that drive Apple's A-series processors used in iOS devices, has demonstrated a new mobile engine at CES with the ability to perform realtime ray traced 3D graphics rendering, likely destined to appear in Apple's future products.

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Samsung, Lenovo, LG & HP show off copies of Apple TV, MacBooks at CES

01/06/2016, 05:01 pm

CES wouldn't be the Consumer Electronics Show without a little Copycat, Emulate & Steal. This year's event showed off some of the tech industry's best ideas on how to make products that look as much as possible like Apple's as they attempt to transition from selling cheap commodity products to premium hardware that struggles to look designed in Cupertino.

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Alarm.com's Apple TV app lets users stream HD security video, pan and tilt cameras with Siri Remote

01/04/2016, 08:01 pm

At CES Unveiled on Monday, smart home solutions provider Alarm.com launched a new Apple TV app that allows users to monitor and interact with live HD video feeds from Alarm.com-compatible cameras directly on their television.

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Apple TV universal search integration expands to PBS and PBS Kids, suggests API now open

01/02/2016, 07:01 pm

It appears Apple has made good on promises to roll out developer access to Apple TV universal search APIs, as tvOS now includes deep content links from both the PBS and PBS Kids apps.

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Microsoft mulling Apple TV competitor in slimmed-down Xbox One, report says

12/30/2015, 10:12 pm

Rumors of a "lightweight" Xbox One are gaining steam as 2016 approaches, with a report on Wednesday claiming Microsoft is experimenting with a gaming console hybrid device that could take on Apple TV.

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What's next for Apple in 2016: New features & apps for Apple TV

12/30/2015, 02:12 pm

Ten years after Apple's first attempt to bring iTunes and cloud content to the TV, the company has introduced a new tvOS platform to power the future of its Apple TV vision for the living room. Here's what to expect in 2016 as the company begins building on its new media platform.

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What's next for Apple in 2016: a focus on HomeKit, Apple Pay & Maps ecosystems

12/29/2015, 08:12 am

In 2015, Apple dramatically enhanced its ability to make money, and at the same time incrementally dismantled the profit engines of its competitors, leaving them even weaker for their next match in 2016. But Apple has several weaknesses related to the core strength of its existing ecosystems that it needs to address over the coming year if it wants to retain and enhance its brand of excellence that drives sales of its premium, profitable hardware.

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Apple TV, Apple Watch hottest holiday gifts for AppleInsider readers

12/28/2015, 07:12 pm

The results of AppleInsider's holiday survey are in, and the hottest Apple gifts for the 2015 holiday season, as selected by you the reader, were Apple TV, Apple Watch and Apple accessories.

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