Good news, procrastinators! If you’ve been planning on signing up for DirecTV NOW and taking advantage of the free Apple TV 4K offer, you have an extra week. The promotion was supposed to end, but DirecTV is extending it out to June 8th. You have to pre-pay for three months service, and you have to be a new subscriber. If that’s you, and you didn’t get around to signing up during the initial deal now you have a second chance to either take advantage of the offer or procrastinate a few more days.
Amazon is folding its Fire TV into a smart 4K/UHD TV, called the Fire TV Edition. It’s what some have called on Apple to do. Will Amazon’s vision pay off?
The Apple TV’s Siri remote has a nifty feature that allows you to quickly switch between letterbox and full-screen mode.
Previous to tvOS 11 and macOS High Sierra it was exceptionally awkward and difficult to grab screenshots from an Apple TV. Now, it’s fairly easy.
Apple released tvOS 11.3 for the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K on Thursday. The update adds new ratings-based content filtering options, along with more transparent privacy information.
There are several indicators that your Apple TV 4K is enabled for Dolby Vision, but John shows the final visual cue to look for on the TV’s screen itself.
In this very special edition of Background Mode, The Mac Observer’s Kelly Guimont and Jeff Gamet joined me to continue a previous discussion we’d been having about 4K/UHD television. It all started when I published an article, an adventure actually, about my project to get all my home video components working together to achieve 4K/UHD and Dolby Vision. One TMO Daily Observations podcast wasn’t enough to answer all the questions, and so we just kept on chatting, laughing and recording. Herein is most everything you need to know about setting up a 4K/UHD TV system with advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR), especially Dolby Vision.
It took John some time, testing, industry contacts and study to finally get his Apple TV 4K and Sony 4K/UHD TV doing the Dolby Vision magic.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what it took to get 4K Dolby Vision working with John’s Apple TV and entertainment center, plus they look at the confusing options for streaming HD and 4K content.
You can watch the news this way as long as you’re running iOS 11 or tvOS 11.
Apple makes it easy to sign up for public betas, separately, on macOS, iOS, and tvOS. John shows how to do it for tvOS.
It’s being reported by those who have installed the first beta of tvOS 11.3 that it supports Dolby Vision on specific Sony 4K/UHD TVs.
Apple released tvOS 11.2.5 for the fourth generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K on Tuesday with bug fixes and patches for several security flaws.
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about Instagram’s new Show Active Status feature, plus John explains the confusing state of Dolby Vision for Apple TV 4K owners.
On Wednesday, Sony rolled out a software update for its most advanced UHD TVs that support Dolby Vision. Except the Dolby Vision portion caused an uproar.
The 4K/UHD HDR standards are in place, and Apple TV 4K honors the most important ones. But there are a few wrinkles to be aware of.
Apple is doing something unexpected with its Apple TV 4K demos in several of its Denver Metro retail stores.
In the early days of UHD/4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR), it appeared that HDR10 would be more ubiquitous and that Dolby Vison would, while superior, remain rare. That has all changed.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to explain HDR and Dolby Vision for Apple TV 4K, plus they react to Italy’s Steve Jobs company.
Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at what they think are some of Apple’s top hardware announcements for 2017.