Standalone Showtime Apps Hit Apple TV and App Store

7:05 PM, Jul. 7th, 2015 · · Apple TV

Showtime on Apple TV

Showtime launched its standalone service Tuesday on both Apple TV and the App Store. Apps titled simply Showtime allow users to watch Showtime programming through a monthly subscription independent of cable or satellite TV providers. 

Apple TV vs. Roku 3: May the Best Little Streaming Box Win

4:00 PM, Jul. 1st, 2015 · · Apple TV

Apple TV vs. Roku 3

Apple TV is getting long in the tooth, which set Dr. Mac to wondering if there was a better streaming media box available, or if Apple TV, which hasn’t seen an significant update since 2012, was still king of streaming media boxes... 

ShowTime Goes Standalone with Apple TV Exclusive at Launch

6:52 PM, Jun. 3rd, 2015 · · Apple TV

Apple TV

ShowTime announced Wedneday that it will offer its content over the Internet as a streaming service, similar to HBO's move earlier in 2015. The service will launch as an Apple TV exclusive in July for US$10.99 per month. HBO Go is $14.99 per month.

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And thus continues the unraveling of the legacy cable TV industry.

New Apple TV Hardware Reportedly Pulled from WWDC Lineup

6:42 PM, Jun. 3rd, 2015 · · Apple TV

New Apple TV Hardware Reportedly Pulled from WWDC Lineup

Apple recently decided to pull new Apple TV hardware from its World Wide developer Conference lineup, according to online reports. Citing unnamed sources "briefed on the product," the newspaper reported that Apple didn't think the next generation of the device was ready.

à la Carte TV Channels Agitate Fox Executive

3:45 PM, May. 7th, 2015 · · Apple TV

On May 6, 21st Century Fox COO Chase Carey told analysts that customers don't want à la Carte TV channels. John Martellaro claims that if you believe that, you live in another galaxy far, far away.

Apple Will be Forced to Add 4K to its New Apple TV

4:15 PM, May. 6th, 2015 · · Apple TV

There are indications that Apple will release a 4th generation Apple TV and a new remote control at WWDC in June. The question John Martellaro has (as always) is whether that new Apple TV will include 4K capability. He thinks it must.

Apple TV gets USA Now, CBS Sports Channels

2:34 PM, May. 5th, 2015 · · Apple TV

USA Now and CBS Sports channels appeared on Apple TV on Tuesday, adding two new sources for entertainment to the set top streaming box. USA Now requires a cable subscription login, but CBS Sports lets you view all of its content without any restrictions.

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More Apple TV channels is nice, but until we can get all of the content we want without requiring a cable or satellite television subscription package most people won't be able to truly cut the entertainment cord.

Google Kills YouTube for 2nd Gen Apple TV, Older iOS Devices

10:09 AM, Apr. 21st, 2015 · · Apple TV

Google is dropping support for several devices from its YouTube API, which means that second generation Apple TV owners won't be able to watch cat videos any more. Along with the older Apple TV model, YouTube support for iPhones and iPads running iOS 6, older Google TV versions, and some smart TVs was dropped, too.

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If watching YouTube videos through the Apple TV channel is a big thing for you, the third generation model costs US$69.