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Topic: TV

How to set up and use HomeKit and AirPlay 2 on Sony Smart TVs

12/03/2019, 02:12 pm

Just in time for the end of the year, Sony has delivered its long-promised HomeKit and AirPlay 2 update to some of its popular smart TVs. Let's go hands-on to see how to perform the update, set it up, and what you can do with the newfound features.

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Review: Polk Command Bar is basically the Amazon Echo soundbar

11/22/2019, 09:11 am

Polk's Command Bar is the embodiment of Amazon Alexa in front of your TV. With useful features such as a compartment for a Fire TV stick paired with good sound, the Command Bar is a solid option for Alexa users.

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Apple rolls out tvOS 13.2 for Apple TV with Siri recording opt-in

10/28/2019, 01:10 pm

After a weeks-long beta process, Apple has released its tvOS 13.2 update for Apple TV with support for Siri recording opt-in and the AirPods Pro, ahead of the Apple TV+ debut.

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Apple TV vs. Roku -- comparing the two best 4K set-top streamers

10/18/2019, 03:10 pm

In the age of streaming, set-top boxes are becoming more ubiquitous. AppleInsider compares two high-end titans in the industry -- the brand new 2019 Roku Ultra and the Apple TV 4K.

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How to turn on Home Sharing in the Music and TV apps in macOS Catalina

10/08/2019, 09:10 am

The iTunes feature that let you stream your personal media to other devices like an Apple TV is still in macOS Catalina, but the procedure is a bit different. Here's what you need to know to set it up, turn it on, and why it's worth doing.

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Apple is not deleting your iTunes or movie purchases, and it isn't getting out of media sales

06/04/2019, 03:06 pm

It's true that Apple likes the Apple Music streaming service, and it is true that it's breaking up iTunes into separate apps. Nothing else you've heard is true, in particular the rumors that Apple is getting out of media sales are completely bogus -- and you're not going to lose anything with macOS Catalina because Apple wants it gone.

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Alleged screenshots for Music and TV apps in macOS 10.15 surface

05/29/2019, 12:05 pm

A set of new screenshots have emerged, with sources familiar with the matter claiming that they are part of new apps for macOS, in what may herald a breaking up of iTunes into discrete apps.

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HBO added to Apple TV Channels in iOS & tvOS 12.3 betas

05/01/2019, 11:05 am

HBO has now been added as a participating channel in the revamped Apple TV app in the latest iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 betas ahead of a launch later this month.

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Everything new in iOS 12.3 beta 2

04/08/2019, 04:04 pm

AppleInsider goes hands-on with the latest beta of iOS 12.3, which includes the newly revamped TV app and several minor tweaks.

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Vizio SmartCast 3 beta with HomeKit and AirPlay functionality launches

04/03/2019, 07:04 pm

Vizio has officially started the beta process for its SmartCast 3 software update, which includes both AirPlay and HomeKit functionality for controlling a Vizio TV.

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Everything new in iOS 12.3 & tvOS 12.3: New TV app!

03/27/2019, 03:03 pm

Just days after the release of iOS 12.2 and tvOS 12.2, Apple has rolled out first betas of iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3. AppleInsider delves into them both, to see what is new and exciting.

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New iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 betas contain first look at revamped TV app

03/27/2019, 01:03 pm

Wednesday's beta release of iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 Apple includes the first preview of the new TV app for developers.

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Apple's video service needs to hit Android & desktop to impact revenue, says Macquarie

03/22/2019, 11:03 am

Apple's video streaming service will be a "large-scale newcomer" to the market, but it needs to come to Android and Smart TVs to move the financial needle, says Macquarie.

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Comcast debuts $5-per-month 'Xfinity Flex' streaming platform and 4K HDR set-top box

03/22/2019, 01:03 am

In the shadow of an expected debut to Apple's hotly anticipated streaming service, Comcast on Thursday announced Xfinity Flex, a new platform that offers Xfinity Internet customers access to a range of video on demand services and subscription streaming apps for a low monthly fee.

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Apple's video service will treat original content as loss-leader for subscriptions

03/21/2019, 02:03 pm

Apple's anticipated video streaming service will focus on trying to sell subscriptions to other video services, a report claims, as the original shows the company has spent heavily in producing will effectively be freebies to draw users to pay for third-party content.

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Apple's well-known secrecy causing strife with Hollywood producers

03/18/2019, 11:03 am

Apple's secrecy is once more causing unease with Hollywood regulars, who are griping about a lack of details regarding launch and marketing plans for the imminent TV service announcement.

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Editorial: An Apple video streaming service is coming, but how will it land on the Mac?

03/12/2019, 09:03 am

Apple is set to debut its new streaming service soon. While deployment plans for iOS and Apple TV are relatively clear-cut, the plans for the Mac are less certain, given how Apple handles 4K video now, and a few other factors.

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LG TV support for HomeKit and AirPlay 2 to launch mid 2019

03/05/2019, 10:03 pm

LG has narrowed the timeline for adding HomeKit support to its 2019 television models, specifying the release as arriving "mid-year."

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Cook reaffirms Apple's plans for original TV content

01/29/2019, 06:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook reaffirmed Apple's commitment to original TV content during its quarterly conference call, though many details remain unknown.

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First iOS 12.2 beta gives hints as to how HomeKit on televisions will work

01/25/2019, 10:01 am

While everyone is eagerly awaiting the first HomeKit televisions to come to market, developers have taken to the first beta of iOS 12.2 to provide initial demos of the functionality.

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