Apple has pushed out an update for the Apple TV that brings an iTunes Festival app to the main screen. The iTunes Festival, much like the Hulu Plus app that appeared earlier this month, doesn’t require a software update it just appears on your home screen over the air. The iTunes Festival is a UK based music festival put on by Apple and all of the tickets are given away free of charge. If you can’t get to the Roundhouse in London, Apple offers various ways to watch the artists live; including apps for your iPhone; iPad and iPod touch as well as on the Apple TV.
The iTunes Festival is coming back in September 2012. We’re inviting more than 60 artists to perform 30 consecutive nights of brilliant live music at the Roundhouse in London. Every ticket to the iTunes Festival is free—you can apply to win tickets to any performance.
If you can’t make the gig, watch the shows live or view them afterwards for a limited time on your computer with iTunes, or on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with the iTunes Festival app. To watch on your big screen, use Apple TV and click iTunes Festival from the main menu, or use Airplay to stream gigs wirelessly via the app.
Apple has lined up a highly impressive concert list for the event which starts on September 1. Some of the high profile acts include, One Direction, JLS, Jessie J, Usher, Emeli Sandé, Norah Jones, David Guetta, Alicia Keys and many more. It was originally thought that the iTunes Festival footage would only be available to UK residents however the app is appearing on Apple TV's in the US. The app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is also now available in the US App Store too.
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It looks like Apple will make the live performances available in a lot more countries this year. If you see the app appear on your Apple TV or in the App Store in your country, let us know.