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  • NFL Teases A New Subscription Service For On-Demand Games, Will Support Apple TV

    NFL Teases A New Subscription Service For On-Demand Games, Will Support Apple TV

    The NFL is preparing to launch a new version of its Games Pass service, which will now include the ability to watch games on a wider selection of devices, including the Apple TV. According to information posted on the NFL website, the new Game Pass service will also replace Game Rewind, a paid service that previously offered all 256 NFL regular season games on-demand, after they air on television. Read More

  • Apple Increases Test Device Limits For Developers, Hinting At Plans For Apple TV Apps

    Apple Increases Test Device Limits For Developers, Hinting At Plans For Apple TV Apps

    Following the consolidation of Apple’s developer programs under one roof, the company has also made a slight, but perhaps notable, change with regard to the number of devices developers can register under their accounts. Previously, developers were able to register 100 individual devices, but that number has now been increased to 500 with each platform now receiving 100 device slots apiece. Read More

  • What To Expect From Apple’s WWDC 2015

    What To Expect From Apple’s WWDC 2015

     This year’s kick-off event at WWDC will likely have a developer focus, given the nature of the event, but there will plenty for everyone to pay attention to, especially if you’re a fan of iOS, OS X or the latest new Apple device: The Apple Watch. Here’s a roundup of what’s likely to go down at WWDC this year, along with a few far-out wishes and some cold water… Read More

  • Moonves Says CBS Still In Negotiations With Apple Over TV Service

    Moonves Says CBS Still In Negotiations With Apple Over TV Service

    Leslie Moonves, the CEO of CBS, talked about its negotiations with Apple over its rumored upcoming TV service today at Code Conference. “Apple TV is trying to change the universe a bit…I think the age of the 200 channel universe is slowly dying,” said Moonves. The average home has between 100 and 150 channels, but the average home is watching between 14 and 17 of these… Read More

  • Apple’s Home App For HomeKit Said To Include Virtual Rooms, Apple TV Hub

    Apple’s Home App For HomeKit Said To Include Virtual Rooms, Apple TV Hub

    Apple is thought to be gearing up to launch HomeKit soon, likely in time for WWDC next month. The software feature for iOS devices would allow control of connected home accessories that fit Apple’s posted requirements and use its developer tools through a central app potentially called “Home,” according to a new report from 9to5Mac. This is the first we’ve heard any kind… Read More

  • The Next Apple TV Could Get A Touch-Friendly Remote Redesign

    The Next Apple TV Could Get A Touch-Friendly Remote Redesign

    Apple’s next Apple TV is rumored to be breaking cover in just a few short weeks at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference it hosts in San Francisco, and said device could also come bundled with a redesigned remote control. The remote redesign will include a touch pad, according to the New York Times, which would allow people to scroll and navigate. Read More

  • TC AppleCast 10: 13-inch MacBook Pro And Apple TV

    TC AppleCast 10: 13-inch MacBook Pro And Apple TV

    This week, we reviewed the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and we liked it. A lot. Apple’s MBP line is now the best value for money for anyone who wants to really be able to do work on the road, bar none, and the 13-inch size has great portability. But we can’t help but wonder what’s next for the MacBook Pro lineup, in light of the big changes signalled by the… Read More

  • Apple Drops The Price Of Apple TV To $69

    Apple Drops The Price Of Apple TV To $69

    No-cable-required HBO is coming to Apple TV — and, in something of a surprise twist, it’s coming to Apple TV exclusively, at first. Looking to grab as many people with this exclusive run as they can, Apple has just dropped the price of Apple TV… Read More

  • HBO’s New Streaming Service, HBO Now, Exclusive To Apple At Launch

    HBO’s New Streaming Service, HBO Now, Exclusive To Apple At Launch

    Though today’s Apple event is largely focused on the reveal of the new Apple Watch, the company also announced updates to its Apple TV platform to kick off the day – something that had been rumored to be in the works for some time. Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed earlier reports that HBO’s new standalone streaming service called HBO Now is going to be available on Apple TV… Read More

  • Of Course Comcast Subscribers Can’t Stream HBO Go On The PS4

    Of Course Comcast Subscribers Can’t Stream HBO Go On The PS4

    HBO Go finally hit the PS4 this week bringing the online streaming service to the best selling next-gen console. But of course it doesn’t work with Comcast. Why would it? HBO Go hit the PS3 last year and Comcast subscribers still can’t use the service. Comcast tells TechCrunch that their subscribers have many other ways to access HBO on other devices. A spokesperson points to the… Read More

  • Apple Patents Reverse AirPlay For Streaming From Apple TV To iOS Devices

    Apple Patents Reverse AirPlay For Streaming From Apple TV To iOS Devices

    Apple has a new patent, awarded by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which details reverse AirPlay – beaming content from your Apple TV to your iOS device, instead of the other way around. The system details remote viewing for iOS and Apple TV device owners, and also allows for mirroring of the Apple TV interface on the iOS gadget’s screen; which actually helps explain why… Read More

  • New Apple Patent From PrimeSense Covers Kinect-Style 3D Space Mapping

    New Apple Patent From PrimeSense Covers Kinect-Style 3D Space Mapping

    Apple has begun to transfer intellectual property over from PrimeSense, the Israeli firm it acquired last year. The company was a key partner to Microsoft, which licensed its tech to create the Kinect 3D motion sensing camera, which allows users to interact with Xbox and PC via gesture control. This first patent being reassigned from PrimeSense to Apple (via AppleInsider) covers some of the… Read More

  • Apple TV Could Become A Home For HomeKit Smart Devices

    Apple TV Could Become A Home For HomeKit Smart Devices

    Apple’s HomeKit is still in its earliest days, with the connected home framework technically shipping with iOS 8 but not offering up any consumer endpoints to explore just yet. The latest beta of the Apple TV operating software shows (via AppleInsider) we could be nearing more visible HomeKit feature debuts, however, as it sets up the streaming set-top box to become a smart home hub… Read More

  • Apple Patents An Advanced Smart Remote App For Apple TV And iTunes

    Apple Patents An Advanced Smart Remote App For Apple TV And iTunes

    Apple has a new patent application (via AppleInsider) for a new mobile app that could be used specifically to amp up the Apple TV viewing experience. This would be different from the existing Remote app, in that it would more directly translate the on-screen experience of using both Apple TV, and iTunes on the desktop. From the ground up, the app is based on a different paradigm when compared… Read More

  • Apple TV Gets CNBC And FOX NOW Channels

    Apple TV Gets CNBC And FOX NOW Channels

    Apple continues to fill out its Apple TV content library, with two new additions to the device today including a CNBC channel with live broadcasts and FOX NOW, the on-demand app for the network that includes episodes of Glee, Family Guy and more. Both channels need a cable subscription to unlock completely, but offer some content free, according to 9to5mac which spotted the update. On FOX NOW… Read More

  • Apple’s Living Library

    Apple’s Living Library

    Oh the double dip. If you’re a movie fan, especially one who was around for the beginning of the DVD revolution 18 years ago, those words will strike a chord. It’s the practice of a studio putting out a crappy bare-bones edition of a DVD to home video and following it up weeks or months later with a full-on loaded edition featuring extras like director’s commentary… Read More

  • Apple TV Could Get Continuity Along With iOS 8 And OS X Yosemite This Fall

    Apple TV Could Get Continuity Along With iOS 8 And OS X Yosemite This Fall

    Apple’s new Continuity feature is a marquee element of both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, due out this fall, but the Apple TV might get in on the action, too, according to new information reported by 9to5Mac. Developers running the preview build of OS 10.10, aka Yosemite, are seeing notifications that say their Apple TV is available for Continuity when both their Mac and the streaming… Read More

  • Eddy Cue Says Apple TV, With 20 Million Units Sold, Will Continue To Evolve

    Eddy Cue Says Apple TV, With 20 Million Units Sold, Will Continue To Evolve

    Apple TV has been a pretty modest success when you compare it to some of Apple’s other products, but with 20 million units sold, the product has clearly captured consumer attention. Tonight at the CODE Conference, Apple SVP Eddy Cue said the Apple TV will continue to evolve as the company seeks to improve upon today’s TV experience. Sales on Apple TV topped $1 billion last year… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Call Forwarding

    Gillmor Gang: Call Forwarding

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — record a midweek Wednesday edition after Apple and Facebook earnings calls.
    The Gang seems comfortable with Apple numbers setting the table for a Wearable Winter, if you can count an iWatch as meaning both something on the wrist and Apple TV as an extension of the AppStore. Is Facebook moving away… Read More

  • How Amazon Fire TV Stacks Up To Apple TV, Chromecast And Roku

    How Amazon Fire TV Stacks Up To Apple TV, Chromecast And Roku

    Amazon has just announced its streaming TV media device, the Fire TV, and that means it now faces off against other tech giants and incumbents in yet another category. So how does the Amazon TK compare to the likes of the Apple TV, Google’s Chromecast and Roku’s lineup of streaming set-top boxes and new HDMI stick? Here’s a basic rundown. First-Party Content Amazon has a… Read More

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