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  • Apple TV Gets Vevo Music Videos, Disney And Disney XD, The Weather Channel And Smithsonian Content

    Apple TV Gets Vevo Music Videos, Disney And Disney XD, The Weather Channel And Smithsonian Content

    Apple continues its selective content partner rollout today with an update to Apple TV software that adds Vevo, as previously rumored, as well as Disney Channel, Disney XD, The Weather Channel and Smithsonian via new dedicated apps, as 9to5Mac reports. All those content providers are live in the U.S., but U.K. users and other regions will see only select channels via update. Read More

  • Apple Patents Smart Home And Media Center Remote Control Via iPhone

    Apple Patents Smart Home And Media Center Remote Control Via iPhone

    The fabled Apple television set is still a fable, lo these many years after it first was whispered into the waiting ear of an analyst or blogger, but today Apple has secured a new patent (via AppleInsider) which could renew interest in rumors of Apple’s television plans, since it describes an iPhone-based remote control system for completely setting up a home theatre system tailored… Read More

  • Apple Scoops Up Matcha.tv To Pack More Smarts Into Apple TV

    Apple Scoops Up Matcha.tv To Pack More Smarts Into Apple TV

    Apple may still keep us guessing over whether it will ever make a physical Apple TV set, but it’s clearly strengthening its play for the living room, by becoming the conduit between us and the screen on which we choose to watch video content. On Tuesday, it emerged that Apple has made a key move into second-screen TV: the company acquired video recommendation site, Matcha.tv, a… Read More

  • Netflix User Profiles Start Appearing On Apple TV

    Netflix User Profiles Start Appearing On Apple TV

    The long-awaited Netflix user profiles have made their first appearance, ahead of their expected August debut. According to several reports, user profiles are partially available on Apple TV devices with the option appearing upon first launch of the Netflix section. However, users still lack the ability to add or edit profiles at this time, even for those who are now gaining access to the… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Christmas in July

    Gillmor Gang: Christmas in July

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — celebrate Google’s gift to StreamTV. ChromeCast is cheap, small, simple, and extensible, just in time to kickoff the run up to Apple’s big move to the Big Screen. It’s a win-win for everybody involved, except maybe Microsoft and its XBox offering. Suddenly 3 screens and the cloud… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: IBeacon & Eggs

    Gillmor Gang: iBeacon & Eggs

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb filter across our head. Television is going streamland in a big way, and the Emmy nominations of Netflix’ House of Cards are but the most obvious indicator of the transformation. And what Apple has in store for us is becoming tangibly… Read More

  • Apple’s Reported Time Warner Cable Deal Great For Extending Provider Reach, But Not For Real Change

    Apple’s Reported Time Warner Cable Deal Great For Extending Provider Reach, But Not For Real Change

    Apple is said by Bloomberg to be working on a deal that would bring Time Warner Cable content to its Apple TV set-top streaming box, for subscribers to TWC’s existing cable packages. Which is nice, for those people, and something that’s like the iOS apps which allow cable and satellite subscribers to view content they pay for access to on devices other than their TV, but in the… Read More

  • Apple TV Finally Gets HBO GO And WatchESPN, iTunes Shoppers Now Buying 800K TV Shows Per Day

    Apple TV Finally Gets HBO GO And WatchESPN, iTunes Shoppers Now Buying 800K TV Shows Per Day

    Apple has added two major new content sources to Apple TV today, via HBO GO and WatchESPN integration. The new streaming services adds a considerable selection of content to the company’s streaming content device, bringing the HBO GO library to the platform, which offers HBO’s entire content library to cable subscribers who have the channel as part of their TV package. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Wake Up Call

    Gillmor Gang: Wake Up Call

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — recorded early on a Thursday morning, flush with Apple CEO Tim Cook’s read-between-the-lines performance at D11. Cook took some 80 minutes to say very little, or so say the pundits and Wall Street spinners. But the Gang found plenty to decrypt, including thoughts on Apple TV… Read More

  • Analyst: Apple Could Finally Be Opening Up Apple TV To Developers At An Event In March

    Analyst: Apple Could Finally Be Opening Up Apple TV To Developers At An Event In March

    The Apple TV could finally be getting a developer SDK that would allow third-party apps to appear on the platform, according to an analyst note from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek today. The note cites channel checks as the source of the info that Apple will hold an Apple TV-related event in March, at which time it may introduce an SDK for “iTV” development. Read More