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Topic: Apple TV

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.


Tim Cook reveals Apple Music at 6.5M paid users, talks privacy, more at WSJD Live

10/19/2015, 11:10 pm

On stage at the second annual WSJD Live conference on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed Apple Music now has more than 15 million users, including 6.5 million in the paid tier, but stayed mum on Apple Watch sales numbers and a rumored car project.


CBS will 'probably' sign deal with Apple for streaming TV service, CEO says

10/14/2015, 12:10 pm

CBS talks with Apple regarding a streaming TV service should lead to an agreement, though a timeline is uncertain, the network's CEO said in a Wednesday TV interview.


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.


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.