Apple has added another channel to Apple TV—Red Bull TV. As noted by Variety, the channel offers "inspirational entertainment programming, all of which is commercial free aside from Red Bull branding.
Apple rolled out another background update for Apple TV on Wednesday with more new channels. This time Watch ABC, Bloomberg, KORTV, and Crackle landed on our home screens.
Apple has signed Yahoo! and PBS up for app spots on the company's Apple TV. The apps join content from Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Vevo, Sky News, Smithsonian, and other media companies. [Update: Screenshot added.]
Apple's TV ambitions have been "put on hold again," according to unnamed sources cited by NPD DisplaySearch's Paul Gagnon. Those sources are in the TV industry's supply chain, and Mr. Gagnon speculates that Apple could be focusing on another long-rumored product entry, wearable computers (or wearables). Bryan Chaffin argues that there's not much meat on this rumor bone.
Apple updated Remote to version 4.0 Monday, a release that updates the look and feel of the app to iOS 7. It also supports iTunes 11.1. Remote allows users to remotely control iTunes on a Mac, PC, or Apple TV from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, control playlists, change song order, and more.
Apple released a software update for the Apple TV on Thursday. Apple TV 6.0.1...well, we don't know what it does yet because Apple hasn't published the patch notes. We do have download links for you if you're the sort who doesn't care what's in the update.
There is no rumor like an Apple rumor, and there is no company like Apple to cause the world to pore over everything it can to find even the vaguest hints of what the company is planning. Today is one of those days, because Amazon's French and German sites did a tiny little thing that might hint at an Apple TV refresh during the October 22nd media event the company will hold in San Francisco.
Apple used its Tuesday media event to focus on new iPhone models and the launch of iOS 7. The big software update will hit on September 18, and insider sources say a software update for Apple TV will hit at the same time.
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Even though Apple hasn't said an Apple TV update is happening next Wednesday, it makes sense. iOS 7 includes improved AirPlay streaming features plus iTunes Radio, and Apple TV needs an update to take advantage of those features. We'll be watching for the update.
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Apple added several new channels to Apple TV on Tuesday, including Vevo, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Smithsonian, and The Weather Channel. Reports that Vevo was coming to Apple TV surfaced in early August, but until today there wasn't any official confirmation.
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