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Topic: Apple TV

Three Amazon video content development executives jump ship for fledgling Apple production effort

12/21/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple is further growing its stable of video streaming executives, poaching three high-level staffers from Amazon with one who will retain focused on children's programming development.

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Amazon Prime Video Apple TV app updated for 5.1 sound in UHD content, NFL streaming only on newer units [u]

12/20/2017, 03:12 pm

On a recently updated document, Amazon has retracted claims that 5.1 sound is available in the early versions of the Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV, and that live streaming of Amazon channels and Thursday Night Football has limitations.

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Tidal continues push on Apple platforms with native Apple TV app

12/20/2017, 12:12 pm

Tidal on Wednesday introduced a native app for the fourth-generation Apple TV and the Apple TV 4K, making it easier to use the on-demand music service in the living room.

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Apple TV 4K sells out at Amazon hours after launching

12/20/2017, 11:12 am

Customers hoping to get an Apple TV 4K before Christmas have one less option, as Amazon completely sold out of the set-top box only hours after it began sales of the device, reflecting years of demand that grew from a dispute between the two companies.

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Apple TV 4K sales resume at Amazon after two-year block

12/20/2017, 08:12 am

After a more than two year sales block on Apple's set-top media streamers because of "customer confusion," Amazon now has two "Sold by Amazon" listings for the Apple TV 4K.

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Amazon Prime Video is already the most popular Apple TV app at launch

12/19/2017, 11:12 am

After just a few days on the tvOS App Store, the Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV is already the most popular download ever at launch, revealing just how pent-up demand was for the service.

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Google pushes YouTube TV app for Apple TV into 2018

12/19/2017, 10:12 am

People wanting to use a native Apple TV app to watch Google's YouTube TV will have to wait until the first quarter of next year, as the company says it will miss an original 2017 target.

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Apple buys original space drama TV series from 'Battlestar Galactica' creator

12/15/2017, 01:12 pm

Ronald D. Moore, the brain behind the critically acclaimed remake of "Battlestar Galactica," will pen a new space drama for Apple, as the company continues its push into original TV content to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

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Amazon spokeswoman confirms Apple TV 4K being processed for return to sale

12/14/2017, 02:12 pm

The Apple TV 4K and Chromecast appear to be on their way back to Amazon sales listings after a two-year absence, according to a spokeswoman for the commerce giant.

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Redbox On Demand is rental service's second attempt at internet streaming

12/13/2017, 09:12 pm

Redbox, known for its DVD and Blu-Ray rental kiosks, is making a second attempt at internet streaming with Redbox On Deman, a service that looks to take on industry incumbents Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

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Apple releases promised iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 update, restoring shared HomeKit access

12/13/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple has released iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1, with bug fixes and minor changes including restoration of remote access to shared users of the Home app.

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Apple picks up two business affairs executives to bolster original video

12/12/2017, 05:12 pm

As the company prepares its first big-budget scripted TV shows, the newest recruits for Apple Worldwide Video are reportedly Philip Matthys, formerly of Hulu, and Jennifer Wang Grazier of Legendary Entertainment.

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Apple's 'TV' app goes live in France, Germany & UK [u]

12/08/2017, 11:12 am

Apple on Friday quietly brought its "TV" app for iPhones, iPads, and the Apple TV to Europe, offering a centralized way of watching shows and movies from iTunes and various compatible streaming apps. [Updated with info about Sweden & Norway]

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Apple pushes Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV with 'What's New' screen, paid Twitter ads

12/08/2017, 10:12 am

Apple has gone all-in on promoting the new Amazon Prime Video app, and is not only telling users that it is available after a tvOS 11.2 update, but has taken out Twitter "promoted" tweets noting it as well.

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How to make the most of Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV

12/07/2017, 07:12 pm

The long-awaited Amazon Prime Video is finally available on Apple TV and iOS, and although the UI might not be perfect, support for Siri and Apple's TV app really adds to the user experience.

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Apple puts 4K Aerial screen saver of Los Angeles skyline into rotation on Apple TV 4K

12/07/2017, 06:12 pm

Apple recently updated its list of Aerial screen savers for Apple TV 4K with ultra high-resolution snippets ported over from the fourth-generation model, as well as all-new footage of Los Angeles at night.

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SiriusXM radio comes to native Apple TV app

12/07/2017, 03:12 pm

SiriusXM on Thursday launched an app for the fourth-generation Apple TV and the Apple TV 4K, granting access to the satellite radio service's live and on-demand content.

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Apple hires veteran producer Michelle Lee to help oversee original TV shows

12/06/2017, 03:12 pm

A years-long veteran of the TV industry, Michelle Lee, has reportedly joined Apple has a creative executive with its Worldwide Video division, which is spearheading a push into high-budget TV shows.

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How to use the new Apple TV Amazon Prime Video app with Siri and the TV app

12/06/2017, 02:12 pm

Amazon has gone with the user interface it prefers when it developed the Prime Video service for the Apple TV. But, using Siri, you can skip most of the interface oddities on the Apple TV.

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Apple transforms iTunes Movies Twitter account into @AppleTV

12/06/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple has rebranded its iTunes Movies account on Twitter as @AppleTV -- which, despite its name, is so far concentrated on the TV app for iPhones, iPads, and the Apple TV.

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