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Apple TV vs. Amazon Fire TV: Which one should you buy?

Apple TV vs. Amazon Fire TV: Which one should you get?

Amazon's Fire TV is here but how does it compare to the Apple TV? Fire TV is Amazon's answer to the Apple TV, and to other options like the Roku 3 and the Google Chromecast. Fire TV brings Amazon Instant Video, Showtime Anytime, and tons of games to your big screen TV. Of course it won't play...
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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...
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...
A new Apple TV may be on the way - what features are you hoping for?

A new Apple TV may be on the way - what features are you hoping for?

If a new Apple TV is coming, what new features would you like to see? Here's my wish list Rumors abound that Apple is going to roll out a new Apple TV in the coming months - a fourth-generation box that will bolster Apple's already dominant position in the streaming video player market. Let's...
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Comcast identifies Apple as threat when defending Time Warner merger

Comcast is lobbying hard to get the FCC to approve their desired merger with Time Warner, and they're citing Apple as a threat to their business that would justify such a merger. Today they published a public interest statement to justify the merger to the public (a public that looks with great...
How to use Apple TV: The ultimate guide

How to use Apple TV: The ultimate guide

Complete guide to the Apple TV, Apple's iOS-powered, 1080p streaming set top box While rumors of a new Apple TV continue to make the rounds, the current Apple TV is already a fantastic little $99 device that lets you stream all sorts of content — including iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, MLB, NHL, and...
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 browse the web on your Apple TV with AirWeb

How to browse the web on your Apple TV with AirWeb

Apple doesn't offer their Safari web browser on the Apple TV. However, if you have an iPhone or iPad with AirPlay ad the AirWeb app from the App Store you can easily and conveniently beam an optimized web browser right to your Apple TV. What's more, it's by far one of the best ways I've found to...
Netflix on Apple TV throwing up the dreaded 'An error occurred loading this content'? Here's how to fix it!

Netflix on Apple TV throwing up the dreaded 'An error occurred loading this content'? Here's how to fix it!

You grab a snack and a tasty beverage, crash down onto your sofa, pick up the Apple TV remote, cue Netflix, hit play, and... get the horrible 'An error occurred loading this content. Try again later." message. You do, and... same error. Again, and again. You snack turns soggy, your beverage goes...
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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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 at their retail stores. Store personnel were apparently informed this morning that this deal will run from today until next Wednesday, March 5.

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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 AirPlay. It's an older feature, more pull than push, but for home movies, personal video collections, ripped CDs, and more, it still works great. Here's how!

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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!

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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. Does a long delay between an announcement and the release of a new Apple TV actually hold up to scrutiny?

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A new Apple TV may be on the way - what features are you hoping for?

Rumors abound that Apple is going to roll out a new Apple TV in the coming months - a fourth-generation box that will bolster Apple's already dominant position in the streaming video player market. What might a new Apple TV look like, and what might it do that the box doesn't do now? I'm going to share my wish list, and I hope you will too.

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Evidence of new Apple TV unearthed in iOS 7

Rumors of an Apple TV 4 in the works strengthened on Monday following news that a reference to a new Apple TV device appears inside iOS 7. A reference to "AppleTV4,1" appears inside software that drives AirPlay functionality in iOS 7 devices, reports 9to5Mac:

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How to use a ridiculous workaround to get iTunes Extras to play on your Apple TV

Apple, sadly, hasn't seen fit to release iTunes Extras for the Apple TV, despite it being wickedly obvious that's where they'd be of the most value. Instead, if you like iTunes Extras and you want to watch them on your Apple TV and big screen HDTV as nature intended, you have to use this ridiculous workaround.

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How to hide channels you don't use on the Apple TV

Odds are you don't use every single channel that comes pre-loaded on the Apple TV. Whether you don't have a subscription to HBO Go or just don't care to ever launch Bloomberg News, why let them clutter up your main menu? Hide them instead! Here's how:

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How to fix a bricked Apple TV by restoring it with iTunes

Like any device, from time to time an Apple TV can give you problems. In most cases a restart, reset all settings, or restore to factory settings will fix the problem. If you're Apple TV is totally non-responsive — or bricked — the only way to fix it is a full restore using iTunes. Here's how!

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How to control your Apple TV with the Remote app for iPhone or iPad

Most people have a love/hate relationship with the silver remotes that come standard with every Apple TV. They're fine for simple navigation but when it comes to typing in search terms and passwords, it can be painful work. If you have an iPhone and iPad, the Remote app is a much more enjoyable way to control your Apple TV. Here's how to get started!

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How to pair an individual Apple remote with your Apple TV

Whether you've still got an older Mac running Front Row or have multiple Apple TV boxes in your home, sometimes pairing each remote with specific boxes is a good idea so signals don't get crossed. Or maybe you don't want someone in the next room taking your remote if they lose their own. Here's how to pair it with a specific Apple TV!

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How to set up and start using your new Apple TV

Apple TV is a small, $99 box that runs a version of iOS on the inside and streams iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, MLB, NHL, and dozens of other services in up to 1080p directly to your big screen HDTV. It can also AirPlay content from, and even mirror the display of, your iPhone or iPad. What's more, the Apple TV is Amazingly simple to set up and use... once you know how!

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Netflix on Apple TV throwing up the dreaded 'An error occurred loading this content'? Here's how to fix it!

You grab a snack and a tasty beverage, crash down onto your sofa, pick up the Apple TV remote, cue Netflix, hit play, and... get the horrible 'An error occurred loading this content. Try again later." message. You do, and... same error. Again, and again. You snack turns soggy, your beverage goes flat, and Netflix still gives you nothing but errors and frustration. That was me. Tonight. Until I remembered that a restart fixes just about everything!

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Absent of an actual Apple television, Roku introduces Roku TV

Apple TV's biggest competitor is Roku, a small set top box that similarly streams content from various providers. The company is taking its concept to the next level with Roku TV, television sets that actually integrate Roku technology inside. TV makers TCL and Hisense are the first two manufacturers with models to show at this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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Cord cut: How Apple TV, iOS, and SONOS now run my home theater

A couple of years ago I pulled the plug on cable TV. Even though my local cable company provided for à la carte channel selection - $10 basic local service, then $20 for 20 channels or $30 for 30 channels - there just wasn't enough of what I wanted and too much of what I didn't. Since then I've been using an Apple TV as my primary TV conduit. And it's been working amazingly well. Here's what I'm doing...

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Now TV comes to British Apple TV, cutting the cord gets a step closer

UK Apple TV owners should be seeing a new channel today, with Sky bringing it's online broadcasting platform, Now TV, to Apple's set top box. This is the first instance of a domestic provider bringing premium TV content to the Apple TV, and follows on from Sky News appearing earlier this year in a previous update. Not everyone will be familiar with Now TV, and what it means now, and for the future for UK Apple TV owners.

Simply put, the door to cutting the cord is now ajar.

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Apple TV gets Watch ABC, Crackle, and Bloomberg and more

Apple has added several content channels to the Apple TV, including Watch ABC, Crackle, and Bloomberg. Crackle, a Sony service, lets you watch a number of TV shows and movies without a subscription. Watch ABC, meanwhile requires you to register your cable provider before you can watch full episodes.

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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 happening as well these days wherein people are killing off their cable and satellite packages and just simply going with broadband-only connections and getting all of their content online.

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

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. Whether you're looking for that perfect present for that special someone, or just want to take advantage of the once-a-year sales for yourself, it can be a challenge to figure out exactly which Apple devices to get. When does a Retina iPad mini make more sense than a full-sized iPad Air? When does a MacBook Air? iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c? MacBook Pro or iMac? What about an iPod? Figuring out which iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Mac is your best buy this year is the questions we get asked the most often, and with Black Friday and the Holidays upon us, here are our answers!

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Apple TV adds PBS, Yahoo! Screen to channel lineup

Two new channels have been added to the Apple TV's lineup, PBS and Yahoo! Screens. Screens gives you access to episodes, clips, and digital exclusives from outlets like SNL, Comedy Central, ABC News, and more.

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