Apple TV gets ABC News, PBS Kids, More

11:39 AM, Jun. 24th, 2014 · · Apple TV

Apple pushed out more channels to Apple TV, giving users access to ABC News, PBS Kids, Willow TV, and AOL On on Tuesday. Like other channel updates, Apple quietly pushed the new content out to users without any need to run updaters or reboot.

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Seeing more channels appear on Apple TV is great, but forcing viewers to still pay for a cable TV package really sucks. TV viewers are slowing moving towards wanting to pay for just what they want to see instead of hundreds of channels they aren't interested in.

Get Ready for Apple TV Evolution

8:56 AM, May. 29th, 2014 · · Apple TV

TV sucks, we're stuck with glorified VCRs, and it's time for a change. So said Apple's senior vice president of Internet services and software Eddy Cue at Re/code's Code Conference on Wednesday, hinting that its time for Apple TV to evolve again.

Apple Rolls Out 6.1.1 Update for 2nd, 3rd Gen Apple TV

1:09 PM, Apr. 22nd, 2014 · · Apple TV

Apple released Apple TV Update 6.1.1 for the second and third generation Apple TV on Tuesday along side iOS 7.1.1 for the iPhone and iPad. So far, there aren't any details available about what's included in the update, but it seems likely that it's intended to keep the Apple TV software in step with the new iOS 7.1.1 update.

Apple TV Adds A&E, History, Lifetime Channels

10:49 AM, Apr. 21st, 2014 · · Apple TV

Apple TV owners woke up to three new channels on Monday: A&E, History, and Lifetime. The new channels appeared without users needing to install any updates, and backs up the notion that Apple is serious about bringing more content to its little set top box.

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Seeing more channels come to Apple TV is great, but it doesn't make it any easier to cut the cord because you still need to have a cable or satellite subscription. For now, it's just another way to watch content that's already available to you.

Sharing Pictures with the Apple TV

8:40 AM, Apr. 9th, 2014 · · Apple TV

In this Quick Tip, we’re going to cover how to send images from your Mac to your second- or third-generation Apple TV using Home Sharing. This is a really entertaining way to view and share your photos, and it’s simple to configure. Melissa Holt’s got the skinny on how to set it up (and all the caveats you’ll need to know!).

Apple Will End the War of the TV Set-top Boxes

2:40 PM, Apr. 8th, 2014 · · Apple TV

The little black box war

Black boxes for delivering video content are flooding the market, and, as fast as they appear, they're updated with new designs.  Is it just a phase the industry is going through? Where is this all leading? More importantly, how can Apple differentiate itself?

Apple Orders Sample 65-inch Displays Sparking TV Set Rumors (Again)

4:49 PM, Apr. 7th, 2014 · · Apple TV

The Apple Crystal Ball

Apple has ordered “sample display panels” from a Korean display maker, according to a Korean analyst. Lee Seung-woo, an analyst at Seoul-based IBK Securities, told The Korean Herald that Apple has ordered samples and was working with a local company to produce them, but from there the story gets fuzzy, to be generous.

Apple Will Need to Up Its TV Game to Compete with Amazon Fire TV

5:52 PM, Apr. 3rd, 2014 · · Apple TV

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon announced the Fire TV on Wednesday, and once again Amazon has taken aim at Apple and come out swinging. It’s another box to hook up to the telly, but this one offers a lot. Many consumers will find it compelling, and that means Apple should pay attention.