John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to discuss the controversy surrounding an iMac Pro Apple reportedly isn’t fixing, plus they look at the viability of Amazon’s new Fire TV Edition.
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?
These shortcuts are taps that do different things, and makes your television experience better.
The Apple TV’s Siri remote has a nifty feature that allows you to quickly switch between letterbox and full-screen mode.
The Foundation series joins other science fiction series that we’ll start seeing in 2019.
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.
The content probably won’t appear until 2019, with the majority of the production happening in 2018. The list will be updated continuously, so be sure to bookmark this page.
There are plenty of great tools to use for when you’re planning movie night.
YouTube on Apple TV is about to be fixed thanks to Kinescope. Kinescope is a YouTube client that wants to fix the recent controversial update that Google pushed. With this app you can watch YouTube videos in a native design, not Android’s Material Design. Like/dislike videos, auto-like, subscribe to channels, continue where you left off, and auto-play videos just as you would with the regular YouTube app. Kinescope is open-source, so there are no ads or subscriptions. Instead, you can support Kinescope on Patreon (which is still technically a subscription, but it’s optional). It’s not completely out yet, but you can visit the website and enter your email address to be notified when it does come out. Personally, I’m hoping it will be for iOS too, not just tvOS.
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.
This update is believed to include support for Dolby Vision on some Sony TVs, and it may include AirPlay 2, as well.
There will be 26 episodes split into two seasons.
In this TMO video podcast, Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss Apple TV, the NRA, and the idea of content blocking. They also talk about whether Apple might dump iTunes, and if so, when? John offers his thoughts on how the USB-C standards design was a mistake. They also offer a couple of show picks, and it’s all about shoe tech. (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)
Apple says it’s ending iTunes Store support for the first generation Apple TV because of security changes coming on May 25th.
Bryan and Jeff talk about the Spotify Platform problem and the problems facing any independent music streaming service. They also talk about the things they learned from Tim Cook’s interview with Fast Company, and whether or not Apple is signaling a bigger play in Apple TV gaming.
The followup to the side scrolling adventure game Alto’s Adventure, Alto’s Odyssey, is available a day early for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.
The company didn’t release patch notes for the update (which is common for Apple TV), but Apple’s other operating systems were all patched for the Telugu text bug.