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Topic: Apple TV

Apple's over-the-top television service put on hold, says Les Moonves [u]

12/08/2015, 06:12 pm

Apple TV owners waiting for an Apple-branded over-the-top television service will likely be twiddling their thumbs well into 2016, as the company has reportedly tapped the brakes on its Internet streaming initiative, according to CBS chief Les Moonves.

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Apple Remote app for Apple Watch, iOS now compatible with Apple TV tvOS 9.1

12/08/2015, 02:12 pm

Tuesday's release of tvOS 9.1 added support for Apple's official Remote app both on iOS devices as well as the Apple Watch, offering alternative Apple TV input methods from the Siri Remote.

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tvOS 9.1 launches for new Apple TV with Siri search for Apple Music

12/08/2015, 01:12 pm

The new fourth-generation Apple TV received a software update on Tuesday, with the tvOS 9.1 update giving users the ability to search for music with their voice and the Siri Remote.

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Apple adds shuffle option for custom Apple Music playlists on Apple TV

12/04/2015, 08:12 pm

Apple recently rectified a niggling oversight in its somewhat slipshod Apple Music app for tvOS, adding a shuffle option for created playlists that saves users the hassle of executing a cumbersome workaround involving playlist sharing.

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Unlikely rumor claims fifth-gen Apple TV will go into mass production in early 2016

12/04/2015, 09:12 am

A dubious rumor on Friday from the Far East claims that a fifth-generation Apple TV is starting trial production this month, and will go into mass production as early as the first quarter of 2016, just a few months after the fourth-generation model arrived in consumers' living rooms.

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Twitter plans to bring simpler logins to tvOS via Digits authentication

12/02/2015, 04:12 pm

Twitter on Wednesday introduced another simplified login option for fourth-generation Apple TV owners by way of its Digits service, now rolling out to tvOS developers.

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Amazon says Fire TV was top streaming device at US retailers, but only before new Apple TV launched

12/01/2015, 09:12 am

Amazon on Tuesday touted the performance of its first-party product lineup -- particularly the Fire TV, which the retailer said was the best-selling streaming media player in the U.S. across all retailers. But the cited data only covers the months leading up to the debut of the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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Amazon says Instant Video app for tvOS could launch 'within a few weeks'

11/28/2015, 11:11 pm

Amazon Instant Video was notably absent from Apple's tvOS App Store launch lineup in October, and while the e-commerce giant remains mum on future plans, a support team representative let slip that the streaming movie service could hit fourth-generation Apple TVs in a few weeks.

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Facebook SDK for tvOS could solve Apple TV's app login problem

11/25/2015, 09:11 pm

Facebook, not Apple, could be the company to streamline tvOS app account authentication, a process that currently requires users punch in login and password information on an app-by-app basis using a cumbersome onscreen keyboard.

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Exclusive Deal: Free 32GB Apple TV with all 2015 MacBook Pros plus up to $230 in additional discounts per model with no tax in 48 states

11/25/2015, 01:11 pm

One-upping our offer from last year, this Black Friday AppleInsider has teamed with one of Apple's top authorized resellers to knock $30-$111 off all 2015 13" MacBook Pros and $71-$230 off all 2015 15" MacBook Pros, then throw in a brand new 4th-generation 32GB Apple TV -- on top of those discounts -- for free. Plus free shipping and no tax in 48 states.

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Apple TV advertising goes beyond small screen with new billboard installations

11/23/2015, 10:11 pm

Taking its Apple TV advertising campaign beyond the small screen and into the real world, Apple is in the process of plastering U.S. billboards with faux broadcast television test patterns rendered in colors borrowed from the company's original rainbow logo.

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Apple spotlights ABC app, Muppets in new Apple TV ad

11/18/2015, 07:11 pm

Adding to a series of Apple TV ads released earlier this week, Apple on Wednesday posted a new commercial featuring ABC's app, with a little help from the Muppets.

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Apple issues third beta of tvOS 9.1 for fourth-gen Apple TV

11/18/2015, 02:11 pm

Developers testing software on the new fourth-generation Apple TV were given access to a new tvOS 9.1 beta on Wednesday, the third pre-release build issued thus far.

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Five new Apple TV ads highlight games and content from tvOS App Store

11/17/2015, 02:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday debuted five new 15-second advertisements for the newly launched Apple TV, highlighting both streaming content and interactive games that can be downloaded from the tvOS App Store.

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Review: SteelSeries Nimbus is the best gaming controller for Apple TV and iPad

11/15/2015, 03:11 am

Comfortable, competitively priced and featuring a Lightning port for recharging, the SteelSeries Nimbus is the best iOS-compatible gaming controller we've ever tested, and it's the best option to pair with your new fourth-generation Apple TV. But without a clamp to hold an iPhone, it should be the go-to choice for Apple TV and iPad gamers only.

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Horipad Ultimate is the second Lightning-rechargeable game controller for iOS & Apple TV

11/13/2015, 02:11 pm

Horipad Ultimate, a new Apple-licensed gaming controller for both iOS and the fourth-generation Apple TV, is now available for purchase, sporting a built-in Lightning port for recharging its internal battery.

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Disney Infinity 3.0 coming to Apple TV bundled with SteelSeries controller

11/11/2015, 04:11 pm

Popular Disney-themed sandbox game Disney Infinity -- which melds physical toys with a virtual universe -- is set to debut on the Apple TV, one of the first console games to make the jump to Apple's new set-top box.

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Apple TV-focused Tech Talks going on world tour from December to February

11/10/2015, 02:11 pm

Experts from Apple will cross the globe in the coming months to help developers make better apps for the new Apple TV and its tvOS App Store, with 11 total Tech Talks scheduled for a two-month span.

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First software update for the new 4th-gen Apple TV brings tvOS 9.0.1

11/09/2015, 01:11 pm

Apple on Monday pushed its first software update for tvOS, bumping the operating system which sits at the heart of the 4th-generation Apple TV to version 9.0.1.

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Apple's Eddy Cue talks over-the-top Apple TV services, interactive content in interview

11/06/2015, 08:11 pm

In newly released footage of Eddy Cue's recent interview with CNNMoney, the Apple exec offered a few more details about the company's vision for the living room, specifically discussing the role apps will play in freeing consumers from traditional viewing habits.

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