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How to enable restrictions on the Apple TV

How to enable restrictions on the Apple TV

The Apple TV, thanks to iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, and other services, has an amazing amount of content for viewers of all ages. If you kids in your home, however, you may not want them watching the more adult, more R-rated or NC17 content. Luckily, Apple lets you enable parental restrictions. Not...
Amazon Fire TV

Apple TV vs. Fire TV: Can Amazon's new contender knock the champ out of the ring?

Amazon's Fire TV set top box is set to go toe to toe with Apple TV. Can it dethrone the current champion? The set top box market is heating up. In the U.S. it's been a two-horse race between the Apple TV and Roku's boxes. Things began to change after Google introduced its Chromecast device last...
How to pair a Bluetooth keyboard with your Apple TV

How to pair a Bluetooth keyboard with your Apple TV

While navigating and selecting with the Apple TV remote control works fine, trying to enter a search term or a password is tedious and frustrating. The Remote app can help ease the pain, but nothing beats a real keyboard when it comes to typing. Luckily, Apple makes it possible to pair a...
Apple and Comcast reportedly negotiating streaming TV service deal

Apple and Comcast reportedly negotiating streaming TV service deal

Apple and Comcast are negotiating a deal that would bring streaming TV service to a future Apple TV device. What's more, Comcast would give traffic generated by such devices special treatment on its network, according to the Wall Street Journal: Apple and Comcast aren't close to an agreement...
How to AirPlay content from third party apps to your Apple TV

How to AirPlay video from your iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV

AirPlay lets you wirelessly beam whatever you're watching on your iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV, even videos in App Store apps like YouTube and Netflix. Any app that's incorporated Apple's AirPlay media button will work. All that's required are a few taps! How to AirPlay videos from an app...
BBC iPlayer

The BBC comes clean on why there's no iPlayer for Apple TV

British Apple TV owners have been longing for the BBC iPlayer on our favorite black box pretty much forever, but now we might finally know why it hasn't happened. BBC's Chris Yanda has outlined why they went Chromecast, and not Apple TV. One of the reasons we decided to support Chromecast was...
Apple TV gets ready for March Madness with new channel from the ACC and Campus Insiders

Apple TV gets ready for March Madness with new channel from the ACC and Campus Insiders

Just in time for March Madness, a new sports channel, a partnership between the Atlantic Coast Conference and sports website Campus Insiders, has appeared on the Apple TV. The channel hosts several on-demand programs from both the ACC and Campus Insiders, with game highlights from ACC schools,...
How to mirror your iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV with AirPlay Mirroring

How to use AirPlay to mirror your iPhone or iPad screen to your Apple TV

AirPlay Mirroring lets you wirelessly beam whatever you're viewing on your iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV. Whether you're using a dumb network TV app that doesn't include built-in AirPlay or just want to game on your big screen HDTV, AirPlay Mirroring lets you share almost anything and...
How to hide channels on your Apple TV right from the main menu

How to hide channels on your Apple TV main menu

The Apple TV interface is overflowing with channel icons and it can make finding your favorites, the ones you actually want to watch, into a chore. So, what if you want Netflix and HBO Go but not NBA or MLB, or vice versa? Easy! You can hide channel icons right from the main menu, or toggle them...
Apple TV updated, makes it easy to hide unwanted channels

Apple TV 6.1 update makes it easy to hide unwanted channels

To go along with the release of iOS 7.1, Apple has released an update for the Apple TV. Version 6.1 allows users to hide unwanted channel icons from the main screen. Previously, you would need to navigate to Settings, then go through the list of available content sources and hide them. Now, all...
How to manually restart your Apple TV

How to manually restart your Apple TV

Netflix failing to stream on your Apple TV? Are you receiving errors when trying to access purchased content? Are channel icons disappearing from the screen? These problems and a lot more can sometimes be resolved by quickly restarting your Apple TV! How to quickly reboot your Apple TV Click on...
Having issues with your Apple TV? Here's how to restore it!

How to fix a glitchy Apple TV by restoring it to factory settings

If you're having problems with your Apple TV, if Wi-Fi or connectivity is buggy, if it keeps failing to connect or update, if the channels just don't work the way they're supposed to, then restoring it to factory settings can give you a fresh start. Sure, it's the nuclear option but it will also...
How to stream content from an iPhone or iPad to an Apple TV with AirPlay

How to use Control Center to AirPlay videos to your Apple TV

Ever wish you could take a video from your iPhone or iPad and watch it on your big screen TV? Well, with AirPlay and an Apple TV you can! Many apps have built-in AirPlay buttons but, sadly, they're often in different shapes, sizes, and places. Luckily, Control Center has an AirPlay button as well...
Top 5 shortcuts you need to know when using your Apple TV remote!

Apple TV remote: 7 amazing shortcuts you need to know!

Ever been stuck deep down inside Netflix on the Apple TV and wished there was a way to instantly jump all the way back to the main Home screen? Ever been frustrated by fast forward going too slow or too fast and wished you could simply skip chapter by chapter instead? Ever had Home screen icons...
Apple TV sales last year topped $1 billion, Cook says it's 'Difficult to call it a hobby'

Apple TV sales last year topped $1 billion, Cook says it's 'Difficult to call it a hobby'

At the company's annual shareholder's meeting today, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the Apple TV generated $1 billion in sales in 2013. This includes both device sales, as well as content sold on the Apple TV. Tim Cook indicated to shareholders that the device is no longer a hobby to Apple,...
Apple offering iTunes gift cards with Apple TV purchase, new Apple TV just around the corner?

Is there new Apple TV hardware coming soon, or isn't there?

Apple is offering a $25 iTunes gift card with a new Apple TV purchase. Store personnel were apparently informed this morning that this deal will run from today until next Wednesday, March 5. The deal is available in Apple Retail Stores as well as the Apple Online Store. This promotion could be...
How to enable Home Sharing on your Apple TV

How to use Home Sharing to access your iTunes library on your Apple TV

Home Sharing is a great way to stream content from your Mac right to your Apple TV. It lets you quickly and easily get anything from the iTunes library on your desktop to the HDTV without it having to be on Apple's servers, like iTunes in the Cloud, or you having to be at your computer, like...
WWE body-slams its way onto the Apple TV — will you be watching?

WWE body-slams its way onto the Apple TV — will you be watching?

The WWE Network has officially launched, and is available on the Apple TV. The network was originally announced at CES, and will bring you all 12 of the WWE's pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania, live. The network also promises original series, reality shows, and documentaries, as well as...
House of Cards

House of Cards season 2 now available, fire up the Apple TV!

Today, February 14, is an important day for many of us; House of Cards season 2 is available on Netflix! As of 12.01am PST the entire 13 episode collection was pushed live to binge on at your leisure. What is our own preferred way to watch? Why, the Apple TV, of course! The beauty of Netflix is...
What could possibly cause a half-a-year delay for a new Apple TV?

What could possibly cause a half-a-year delay for a new Apple TV?

Apple news sites lit up on an otherwise quiet Wednesday with rumors that Apple will unveil a new Apple TV by April, but won't sell it until Christmas. Though it was widely reported throughout the Apple blogosphere, the sole source for this was a report published today by Bloomberg: Apple Inc...

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