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Tim Cook announces 13 million Apple TVs sold to date, still playing coy about the future

Apple CEO Tim Cook is on stage at the D11 conference in California, and while playing coy as usual about the future of Apple TV, he has dropped some interesting figures into the conversation, namely that Apple's set top box has sold 13 million units to date, and more impressively, half of those...
Vector 1: John Siracusa and the Xbox One

Vector 1: John Siracusa and the Xbox One

Join John Siracusa, Guy English, and Rene Ritchie as they talk all about the just-announced Xbox One, how it compares to the kinda-announced PS4, the perplexing Wii U, and what's left for Google and Apple in the TV space. Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via...
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Where, oh, where is my regional Apple TV content?

I love my Apple TV, but what I'd love even more is a healthy dose of regional content on it. AirPlay is OK, but I see it more a means to an end in certain circumstances, not an integral part of my experience. When I'm relaxing watching TV, I don't want to have to reach for my iPhone or iPad, or...
Apple TV update brings bug fixes, redesigned Hulu Plus

Apple TV update brings bug fixes, redesigned Hulu Plus

The Apple TV has been updated to software version 5.1.2 with fixes for a number of security bugs, but the big news in this update is the Hulu Plus app which has been completely redesigned. When opening Hulu Plus, content categories can be found across the top of the screen, separating TV, Movies...
iMore show 340: Nerd Talking

iMore show 340: Nerd Talking

Brian Klug of AnandTech joins Rene to talk Apple TV chipsets, the limitations of battery life, camera optics and microns, high density displays and arc minutes, iOS vs. Android limitations, and much more. It's serious nerd talk, and our longest show ever! You'...
Updated Apple TV taken apart, reveals tiny A5 system-on-a-chip

Updated Apple TV taken apart, reveals tiny A5 system-on-a-chip

Earlier this year Apple updated the Apple TV with new internals. There was no press release and no public statement of any kind, just a slightly updated model trickling its way into inventory. Well, MacRumors got their hands on one, took it apart and found what looks to be an even smaller version...
Managing 40 Apple TVs in education

Managing 40 Apple TVs in education

Stephen Hackett of 512 Pixels has shared how he's deployed and continues to manage over 40 Apple TVs in education: We use them in classrooms, conference rooms and sound booths for AirPlay from iOS devices and recent Macs. AirPlay works great — even across VLANs — if you have your network set...
iMore show 337: Mac mini pro

iMore show 337: Mac mini pro

Rene is joined by Arnold Kim of MacRumors to talk OS X 10.9, iOS 7, Apple TV as a gaming platform, the future of the Mac Pro, and more. Subscribe via iTunes: Audio | Video Subscribe via RSS: Audio | Video Download directly: Audio | Video Show notes Guests...
Apple seeking new blood to lead ‘High Priority’ next gen Apple TV development

Apple seeking new blood to lead ‘High Priority’ next gen Apple TV development

Apple has posted a recruitment ad on its own site for a Software Engineering Manager specifically for the Apple TV team. It appears that Apple may be getting ready to move the Apple TV from the hobby stage into a full blown can’t do without living room necessity. According to the ad, Apple is...
Apple TV and the future of gaming

Apple TV and the future of gaming

Earlier this week, Nat Brown, one of the original Xbox team members at Microsoft, wrote a piece on the present and future of gaming, and Apple's potential to shape it. From iLike.code: Apple, if it chooses to do so, will simply kill Playstation, Wii-U and xBox by introducing an open 30%-cut...
No Apple TV SDK event in March. Of course.

No Apple TV SDK event in March. Of course.

Earlier today a financial analyst "reported" that Apple would be holding an Apple TV SDK event sometime in March. We didn't link to it because financial analysts have a lousy track record when it comes to Apple predictions, and whomever they're writing for, it's not media and it's not customers,...
HBO Go adds AirPlay support

HBO Go adds AirPlay support

HBO Go has been updated to version 2.0, bringing support for Apple's AirPlay feature to the app. HBO Go users can now stream video from any device running iOS 6 to any Apple TV that’s been updated to software version 5.1.1 or later. HBO Go has been a feature on Apple TV competitors, such as the...
How to build a really nerdy Mac-based media server

How to build a really nerdy Mac-based media server

For some users, mainly power users who have all manner of content and workflows crafted, converted, and made convoluted, an Apple TV just isn't computer enough to run their home media empire. For them, a full-on Mac, often a Mac Mini with handy HDMI port, is a far better and more flexible...
Apple reportedly in negotiations to have HBO Go on Apple TV

Apple reportedly in negotiations to have HBO Go on Apple TV

Apple and HBO are engaged in talks to bring the pay-TV channel's HBO Go service to the Apple TV set-top box, according to a new report from Bloomberg. While many modern media distribution companies like Hulu and Netflix have embraced Apple TV, the more traditional outlets like the big broadcast...
New Apple TV with smaller dimensions makes an appearance via an FCC filing

New Apple TV with smaller dimensions makes an appearance via FCC filing

A new Apple TV with model number A1469 just made an appearance in an FCC filing. The only noticeable difference that can be confirmed is the size which looks to be about 5mm smaller than the current generation Apple TV. This could be the Apple TV 3,2 that appeared in the most recent update to the...
Apple TV update lists an as-yet unreleased minor hardware variant, Apple TV 3,2

Apple TV update lists an as-yet unreleased minor hardware variant, Apple TV 3,2

Looks like the just-released Apple TV software update contains strings referencing Apple TV 3,2, an as-yet unreleased hardware variant of the Apple TV 3,1, or the 3rd generation Apple TV with 1080p support that Apple released last March. The code name, J33I, as opposed to last year's simple J33,...
Apple TV updated with Bluetooth keyboard support, iTunes Match improvements

Apple TV updated with Bluetooth keyboard support, iTunes Match improvements

In addition to releasing iOS 6.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch today, Apple has also released the software for the Apple TV. This update includes improvements to iTunes Match and Up Next, along with general iCloud support enhancements. Apple has also add the ability to connect the Apple TV...
What could Apple contribute in 2013? Pulling the strings on the intensely interesting future of Apple TV and iTV

What could Apple contribute in 2013? Pulling the strings on the intensely interesting future of Apple TV and iTV

During Apple's Q1 2013 conference call, the Apple Television Rumors That Will Not Die were once again raised with Tim Cook, who smacked them back down hard. However, Cook did announce that they sold 2 million of the current Apple TV, up 60% year-over-year. Cook also dropped all the talking points...
Apple TV gains subscription service Watchever in Germany

Apple TV gains subscription service Watchever in Germany

Apple has added a new app to the Apple TV for German users for the on demand television and movie service Watchever. Watchever was launched earlier this month, and works similarly to Hulu Plus. For a monthly fee, users have access to a wide variety of content. This is the first service that Apple...
The market, the madness, and the Apple television

The market, the madness, and the Apple television

It seems you can’t read about Apple these days without someone saying that they’re about to make a big splash into the television market. Apple, of course, hasn't and won't pre-announced anything. But that hasn't stopped Wall Street analysts claiming that the company’s TV strategy is flawed. That...

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