apple tv

  • 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

  • The Improbable Rise Of Roku

    The Improbable Rise Of Roku

    In 10 years, when we look back and think about which companies fundamentally changed the way viewers get their TV shows delivered to them, will Roku be a part of the conversation? Based on what the company has done to date, and where it’s going, it seems likely. Read More

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