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Topic: Apple TV

Some low hanging fruit for Apple to pick at WWDC 2016

06/12/2016, 09:06 pm

On Monday, Apple will finally reveal an assortment of new technologies and initiatives it's been working on over the past year. Here's a look at some of the ideas Apple likely--or hopefully--has on its agenda.

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Apple TV's universal search picks up Bravo, E!, Syfy & USA

06/10/2016, 01:06 pm

Apple on Friday added four more universal search options for American owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV, namely Bravo, E!, Syfy, and USA.

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Microsoft's Cortana heading to Xbox One, will take on Apple's Siri in the living room

06/06/2016, 09:06 am

Apple's Siri voice controls debuted on the new Apple TV last fall, and Microsoft's competing Cortana will follow suit, debuting in the living room on Xbox One consoles starting this summer.

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Yahoo Sports app comes to Apple TV with live streaming, news & highlights

06/03/2016, 01:06 pm

Yahoo on Friday relased a new app for the Apple TV, Yahoo Sports, giving owners of the set-top another centralized option for watching sports videos, including some live streams.

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Anticipating WWDC 2016: What's in store for Apple TV and tvOS

06/02/2016, 01:06 pm

Apple TV was first introduced ten years ago at the end of 2006, but unlike the blockbuster iPhone it merely remained a "hobby" over the last decade until finally getting some real attention last year with the 4th generation overhaul. Here's a look at what we're likely to see about the future of tvOS from Apple at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.

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Apple TV won't get Amazon Prime Video until Apple agrees to 'acceptable business terms'

05/31/2016, 11:05 pm

Apple TV owners will have to wait until Apple presents Amazon with "acceptable business terms" before the e-commerce giant releases a long awaited, and highly anticipated, tvOS app for serving up Amazon Prime Video content.

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Apple TV's App Store now hiding installed apps on top charts

05/31/2016, 12:05 pm

Apple has quietly tweaked the tvOS App Store to hide apps a user already has installed when browsing the store's top charts, a German developer noted on Tuesday.

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Apple TV nets Bravo, E! and Syfy content with new tvOS apps

05/26/2016, 07:05 pm

As of Thursday, pay TV subscribers who also own a fourth-generation Apple TV can stream the latest shows from NBCUniversal channels Bravo, E! and Syfy through dedicated apps Bravo Now, E! Now and Syfy Now.

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Updated Apple TV may form foundation of Siri-based Amazon Echo competitor - report

05/26/2016, 03:05 pm

While Apple is indeed said to be working on competition for Amazon's Echo voice assistant, it should come in the form of an upgraded Apple TV instead of a separate speaker-like device, a report claimed on Thursday.

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Apple pondered Time Warner buyout in 2015 - report

05/26/2016, 09:05 am

Eddy Cue, Apple's head of internet software and services, raised the idea of his company buying Time Warner in talks with the media giant late last year, a report said on Thursday.

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Samsung may beat Apple to the punch with global live TV subscription service

05/20/2016, 03:05 pm

Samsung Electronics has begun talks with entertainment companies to sell an online TV service, potentially beating to market Apple, whose own talks to offer a subscription video content plan have apparently stalled.

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Apple TV sales surge with hardware refresh, but still rank 4th in US streaming device market

05/17/2016, 03:05 pm

A new survey of U.S. broadband households recently purchased a streaming media player has found that Roku continues to own the largest market share, while the Apple TV sales have greatly increased since last year's update. However, no one device controls a majority of the market, leaving the race for a winner still wide open.

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Apple squashes bugs with tvOS 9.2.1, watchOS 2.2.1 updates

05/16/2016, 01:05 pm

Before the next-generation operating systems for Apple Watch and Apple TV are unveiled at WWDC, there are bugs to be squashed in the current versions, which Apple accomplished with a pair of updates issued on Monday.

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Disney shutters "Disney Infinity" video game business

05/10/2016, 05:05 pm

Just over one month after Disney discontinued support for "Disney Infinity 3.0" on Apple TV, the company on Tuesday announced plans to abandon Disney Infinity altogether, citing poor financials.

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Apple imagines future Siri enhancements to find, control live television content

05/10/2016, 11:05 am

If Apple ever gets its long-rumored web television service for Apple TV off the ground, a newly-issued patent shows that users may depend on voice navigation to find, watch, and record shows and events.

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AMC launches tvOS app with free streaming for select shows

04/27/2016, 08:04 pm

As promised, AMC this week launched a tvOS app with a content selection mirroring that of its iOS app and web portal, including free-to-stream episodes of hit shows like "The Walking Dead" and "The Night Manager."

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Apple activates web previews for select Apple TV apps

04/19/2016, 08:04 pm

As part of ongoing efforts to build out its new tvOS App Store, Apple on Tuesday activated iTunes web previews for fourth-generation Apple TV apps, allowing potential buyers to browse current offerings without turning on their television.

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Apple courted top Hollywood talent at Sundance for Apple TV original programming effort

04/18/2016, 06:04 pm

A report on Monday adds to ongoing rumors of Apple's behind-the-scenes push to produce original TV and movie content for Apple TV, saying the company met with top industry talent in private backroom meetings during this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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Apple begins promoting 'Live Tune-In' feature for fourth-generation Apple TV

04/15/2016, 12:04 pm

Owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV were on Friday greeted with an updated "What's New" splash screen, promoting "Live Tune-In," a feature letting people jump straight into the live TV feeds of select apps.

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CBS tvOS app gets Apple TV universal search integration

04/14/2016, 02:04 am

CBS this week became the latest streaming provider to tap into Apple TV's universal search APIs, adding to a growing list of apps that let surface first-party content via text and Siri voice search.

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