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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...
Apple TV Software 6.0 update goes missing, possibly pulled due to bricking issues

Apple TV Software 6.0 update goes missing, possibly pulled due to bricking issues

Last week Apple not only released iOS 7 for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, but also Apple TV Software 6.0 for the Apple TV. For some people it went smoothly, those in the U.S. got iTunes Radio support, and those everywhere got support for Shared Photo Streams, and an AirPlay update that lets...
Apple TV receives major software update, adds iTunes Radio, more

Apple TV Software 6.0 update now available, adds iTunes Radio, Shared Photo Stream, more

The Apple TV has received a major software update, adding several important new features, including iTunes Radio in the U.S., as well as the iTunes Music Store. iTunes Radio works like it does on iOS devices and desktop computers, allowing you to listen to listen either to the pre-existing...
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Apple purportedly releasing new Apple TV hardware in October

We admit it; talk of Apple TV gets us excited, so color us intrigued with talk of new hardware for October to accompany the rumored software update heading our way next week. On Twitter, MG Siegler grabbed our attention with this: "I guess those excited about a software refresh in a week are...
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Apple TV software update reportedly dropping with iOS 7 on September 18

One thing that wasn't discussed, at all, during the iPhone event yesterday in Cupertino, was the Apple TV. Recent days have seen reports emerge that claim an update is on the way, and according to AllThingsD, that is still the case: People familiar with the company’s plans say Apple TV is...
Reports: Apple preps new Apple TV software release for next week

Apple purportedly preps new Apple TV software release for next week

While there is a new Apple TV on the way, it won't arrive next week. Instead, expect an update to the Apple TV software, according to a new report on All Things D. Apple will be releasing a new version of iOS - iOS 7 - next week, and the Apple TV runs iOS, so this stands to reason. According to...
Some user unable to access iTunes in the Cloud TV shows

The case of the missing icon: Some people unable to access TV Shows on Apple TV

Nasty surprise today for some Apple TV users who powered up only to discover the TV Shows icon was missing from the interface. Yes, literally missing. Gone. Stolen. Since Apple has the ability to dynamically add or remove icons from the Apple TV interface - like iTunes Festival or Apple Events -...
Where's iTunes Extras for the Apple TV?

Where's iTunes Extras for the Apple TV?

Update: Apple launched iTunes Extras for the Apple TV on July 10, 2014. Back on September 9, 2009, Apple introduced iTunes Extras, an HTML5-based way for studios to include digital versions of director's commentary tracks, behind the scenes videos, and the other kinds of bonus material commonly...
Apple TV adds more content, including The Disney Channel

Apple TV adds even more channels, including Disney, Weather, Smithsonian

In addition to the launch of the Vevo app on the Apple TV this morning, a few other notable apps have appeared on the device as well, including two Disney channels. The Disney Channel, Disney XD, The Weather Channel, and the Smithsonian Channel have all arrived on the Apple TV. The Smithsonian...
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VEVO channel now available on Apple TV in selected locations

Having been much rumored in previous weeks, today VEVO has finally launched a channel for the Apple TV. No software update is required, as the next time you fire up your Apple TV in one of the supported countries, you'll see the new icon has been automatically pushed out. VEVO brings with it a...
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ESPN holds 'preliminary talks' over web-based TV, a star in Apple TV's future?

In a world where television is still tightly controlled by the cable providers, the news that ESPN is considering a future in web-based TV is both positive and exciting. The Disney owned sports network has reportedly been holding 'preliminary talks' to take their entire offering online according...
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VEVO music channel could be on the Apple TV as early as this week

A report first surfaced suggesting VEVO was in development for the Apple TV a couple of weeks ago, but now it seems the deal is possibly done. A new report in the Wall Street Journal suggests that VEVO TV may appear as soon as this week on the Apple TV, along with apps for other platforms such as...
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iTunes Festival added to Apple TV, iOS app updated with refreshed interface

The annual iTunes Festival is almost upon us, and in readiness Apple has pushed out an update to the official app for iPhone and iPad as well as adding the official channel to the Apple TV. Both come alongside the final headline act added to the lineup; Katy Perry on the final night of the...
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VEVO reportedly developing 24/7 music channel for Apple TV

VEVO, one of the most frequented services for watching music videos, is reportedly in development to bring a channel to the Apple TV. The dedicated music channel app would run 24/7, and according to Ad Age would provide VEVO with a way to also sell advertisements made for TV: Having an Apple...
iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac: 2013 back to school buyers guide!

iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac: 2013 back to school buyers guide!

The definitive guide to everything Apple: Which iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac should you buy before you - or your loved one - goes back to school! There's nothing more stressful for parents or students than the annual back-to-school insanity that prefaces the actual return to educational...

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