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Topic: tvOS

Apple increases TestFlight beta groups to 2,000 users, 60-day evaluation periods

11/10/2015, 04:11 pm

Apple announced Tuesday that developers can now invite up to 2,000 users to help beta test apps for both iOS and the recently-released tvOS through its TestFlight evaluation tool.

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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 singles out shopping apps in new iOS App Store category [u]

11/06/2015, 01:11 pm

Apple added a new Shopping category to the iOS App Store on Friday to collect mobile banking, marketplace and coupon apps -- including those that accept Apple Pay -- in one easy to browse location.

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How to power on and navigate your 4th-gen Apple TV with an iOS-compatible gaming controller

11/06/2015, 10:11 am

With a compatible gaming controller, the new fourth-generation Apple TV can be used just like a traditional game console, powering on and navigating across the entire tvOS platform. Here's how it works.

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First developer beta of tvOS 9.1 for Apple TV now available

11/03/2015, 01:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued the very first beta for tvOS 9.1, its new Apple TV operating system, to developers for testing, less than a week after the next-generation set-top box became publicly available.

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Simplify Apple TV app & content purchases with a 4-digit passcode, or disable password entry entirely

11/03/2015, 11:11 am

Entering text, particularly a complex alphanumeric password, on the new Apple TV's Siri Remote is, frankly, a pain. Thankfully Apple has included a few convenient workarounds offering both flexibility and security when purchasing content.

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Apple activates Top Charts section for Apple TV, games dominate paid downloads

11/02/2015, 09:11 pm

Three days after launching an all new tvOS App Store alongside the fourth-generation Apple TV, Apple on Monday added a Top Charts section to aggregate the online shop's most popular and highest grossing titles, revealing games to be high on users' download lists.

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How to quickly switch and force-close apps with the fourth-gen Apple TV

11/02/2015, 02:11 pm

Multitasking on the new Apple TV is more iOS-like than ever, thanks to the inclusion of a new dedicated home button on the Siri Remote that functions largely identical to the iPhone and iPad.

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Games dominate paid downloads in Apple TV App Store's first weekend

11/02/2015, 11:11 am

Last Friday's debut of the fourth-generation Apple TV also brought with it tvOS and a dedicated App Store, with games proving to be the most popular paid apps at launch, new data reveals.

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Game controller support is already better on Apple TV than iOS

10/30/2015, 02:10 pm

Right out of the box, the new fourth-generation Apple TV offers much clearer, simpler, and broader support for dedicated physical game controllers than the iPhone or iPad, even though the latter devices have featured gamepad connectivity for years.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Apple releases fourth beta of iOS 9.1, third tvOS beta for new Apple TV

10/06/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a trio of new beta software releases to developers for testing: iOS 9.1 beta 4, tvOS beta 3, and Xcode 7.1 beta 3.

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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.

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Apple issues second betas of iOS 9.1, tvOS, Xcode 7.1 to developers

09/23/2015, 01:09 pm

In conjunction with iOS 9.0.1, Apple on Wednesday also released second betas of iOS 9.1 and tvOS to developers for testing ahead of their public launch.

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Apple will ship new Apple TV hardware to select developers later this week

09/14/2015, 03:09 pm

Apple on Monday began informing developers who won its Apple TV lottery that their new set-top boxes will begin shipping later this week, allowing them to build applications ahead of the October launch.

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Hands On: Apple TV 2015 with tvOS apps, Remote featuring touch, motion & Siri

09/12/2015, 06:09 pm

Apple has been selling its Apple TV as long as iPhone, but the set top box has neither sold in similar quantities nor earned even a significant fraction as much money for the company. While neither of those facts are likely to change, the new 2015 Apple TV is poised to radically change the TV and game console industries.

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This week on AppleInsider: New iPhones, new iPads, new Apple TV, new everything

09/12/2015, 06:09 am

There was of course one overriding theme this week: Apple's Sept. 9 press event, where it unveiled new iPhones, the iPad Pro, and a fourth-generation Apple TV. There was far more to unpack than just those devices, however.

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