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Is having an Apple TV enough to cancel cable or satellite TV?

Is having an Apple TV enough to cancel cable or satellite TV?

Over the past few years now there has been an ongoing rumor that Apple may be looking into getting into the TV business and with that there's been the obvious rumors of dealings with content companies and cable providers. That said though, there has been an increasing amount of cord cutting...
Sony proves you can't half-ass a set-top box with the PS Vita TV

Sony proves you can't half-ass a set-top box with the PS Vita TV

A little while ago, Sony announced it's own low priced set-top box, the PS Vita TV, launching initially in Japan. It's priced similarly to our own Apple TV yet offering something Apple's box does not – directly – in the form of gaming. But, as the first reviews appear, it seems Sony's half-assed...
Apple gift guide: How to pick the perfect iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac!

Apple gift guide: How to pick the perfect iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac!

How to pick the perfect Apple gift for the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac lovers in your life! We're entering what is, for many, the biggest shopping and gift-giving season of the year, and by virtue of their quality, cachet, and overall coolness, Apple gifts are always high on everyone's lists....
Apple TV adds PBS, Yahoo! Screens to channel lineup

Apple TV adds PBS, Yahoo! Screen to channel lineup

Two new channels have been added to the Apple TV's lineup, PBS and Yahoo! Screen. Screen gives you access to episodes, clips, and digital exclusives from outlets like SNL, Comedy Central, ABC News, and more. You can browse either by category or channel in Screen, or use the search function to...
Apple TV receives minor software update

Apple TV receives minor software update

Following the release of iOS 7.0.4 earlier today, Apple has also released an update for the Apple TV. There don't appear to any major additions or changes in this update, so it appears to be a minor, possibly bug fixing release. Manually download the update on your Apple TV by navigating to...
The argument for AirPlay as Apple's gaming console (and Apple TV SDK)

The argument for AirPlay as Apple's gaming console (and Apple TV SDK)

If there's an Apple TV software developer kit (SDK) at Apple - something they intend to release to the public, akin to the existing iPhone and iPad SDK - then it's currently sitting the winter out up on blocks in the Cupertino driveway. Long rumored, it hasn't been announced to date, and it's...
Apple TV NBA app updated just in time for new season

Apple TV NBA app updated just in time for new season

The NBA app on the Apple TV has been updated, adding support for the 2013-2014 basketball season, which starts tonight. The app has a new icon, and lets you view standings across the league, stream games with your League Pass subscription, and view highlights. You can also browse NBA-related...
Apple TV Software 6.0.1 released

Apple TV Software 6.0.1 released, seemingly minor update

Apple has released a minor update for the Apple TV. This latest update to Apple TV software version 6.0.1, comes just two days after Apple rolled out iMovie Theater for the device. As of yet, we're not seeing anything new, so it may just be a bug fix release. To update your Apple TV manually,...
iMovie Theater channel appears on Apple TV

iMovie Theater channel appears on Apple TV

Apple's making it easier than ever to share movies you create in iMovie with a new feature called iMovie Theater. Introduced at Tuesday's Apple Event, iMovie Theater is one of many updates that Apple has incorporated into its iLife apps. Now Apple has updated the Apple TV with a new iMovie...
Apple posts full iPad & Mac keynote video, in case you missed it!

Apple posts full iPad & Mac keynote video, in case you missed it!

If for whatever reason you missed out on the iPad & Mac keynote from earlier, you can now head on over to the Apple website to relive the event in all its glory as Apple has posted it in in its entirety. That said though, if you're not wanting to check it out in your browser you can hold off...
Apple rolls out iOS 7.0.3 with plenty of improvements and bug fixes

Apple rolls out iOS 7.0.3 with plenty of improvements and bug fixes

While there was no mention of an iOS update being released today during the keynote, Apple has now sent out iOS 7.0.3 to the masses and along with it, plenty of improvements and bug fixes. We've not been able to get the update OTA as of yet but it is now appearing through iTunes and and ready for...
Amazon didn't 'confirm' an Apple TV refresh in Germany, but it will let you have a cut price one in the UK!

Amazon didn't 'confirm' an Apple TV refresh in Germany, but it will let you have a cut price one in the UK!

There may well be an Apple TV refresh headed our way as part of the October 22 event in California, but an Amazon Germany listing didn't just confirm it. But, at least here in the UK, Amazon will sell you one right now at well below the regular £99 asking price! The story stems from a changed...
What would you like to see in a next-gen Apple TV? [Poll]

What would you like to see in a next-gen Apple TV? [Poll]

What would you like to see in a next-gen Apple TV? The Apple TV was last updated back in the spring of 2012, gaining support for 1080p video. Flash forward 18 months and a lot of people are asking if Apple is going to update it again this year, this month, at the October 22 event. So, we're...
German Apple TV users get Vevo and NHL

German Apple TV users get Vevo and NHL

Apple TV users in Germany have some new options for entertaining themselves. Apple's enabled Apple TV boxes in Germany to use Vevo and NHL channels, according to Macerkopf. Vevo is a relatively recent upgrade to Apple TV: the service was added to an Apple TV upgrade back in August for the U.S.,...
Netflix rolls out Super HD to all customers and capable devices, including Apple TV

Netflix rolls out Super HD to all customers and capable devices, including Apple TV

Netflix has announced that Super HD content is now being rolled out to all customers and all capable devices, which includes the current generation Apple TV. Previously the content was only available to a limited number of folks using specific Internet service providers whom had a direct...
How to wirelessly tap-to-set-up a 3rd gen Apple TV with a supported iOS 7 device and Bluetooth LE

How to wirelessly tap-to-set-up a 3rd gen Apple TV with a supported iOS 7 device and Bluetooth LE

If you've got a supported iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 7, you can quickly and easily set up any 3rd generation Apple TV wirelessly, no awkward silver remotes required. By using the Bluetooth LE connection in both your Apple TV and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can transfer your...
Apple TV adds Major League Soccer, Disney Junior

Apple TV adds Major League Soccer, Disney Junior

A couple of new channels have been added to the Apple TV - you can now watch Major League Soccer (MLS) games and highlights, as well as content from Disney Junior - Disney's network aimed at younger viewers. All viewers of the MLS channel get free on-demand video highlights, analysis, fantasy...
Roku updates streaming video box line

Roku updates streaming video box line

Roku, Apple's biggest (but still distant) competitor in the digital set top box market, announced a new lineup of set top boxes, ranging from a redesigned LT to the new 1 and 2, with the previously released 3 rounding out the line. Prices range from $49.99 to $99.99. Roku boxes work similarly to...
Apple TV Software 6.0 update now available - again!

Apple TV Software 6.0 update now available - again!

The Apple TV Software 6.0 update has once again been made available by Apple. To get it, go to Settings > General > Software update on your Apple TV. For those keeping track at home, Apple apparently pulled the original update after it caused installation issues for what seemed like a...
How to restore a 2nd or 3rd generation Apple TV back to factory settings with iTunes

How to fix a bricked or failed-to-update Apple TV by restoring with iTunes

If you own a 2nd or 3rd generation Apple TV and you've been experiencing problems with it or it just doesn't seem to do anything at all, you can restore it in iTunes in pretty much the same way you can any other iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Recently, Apple pulled the Apple TV 6.0 software update after...

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