Channel 4 is this morning pushing out what they're calling a mandatory update to their 4od iOS app for on-demand TV content. The major new features are downloadable content for "30-day catch up content" to watch offline at your leisure for a limited time, and the introduction of collections which link different programmes together by theme to help you discover great new shows.
Randomly accurate site Digitimes is reporting the often repeated rumor that Apple is still working on a TV set. The latest rumor surrounds the actual specifications of the TV set which Digitimes sources claim will be 4K. For those that don’t know, 4K or Ultra HD offers two times the horizontal and vertical resolution of the curent 1080p standard giving it a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels; this would equal four times the resolution of 1080p.
The hugely popular app, IMDb Movies and TV has received a significant update with some nice shiny new features. If you are a user of Amazon Prime then you are in for a real treat as titles that you peruse on IMDb that are also available on Amazon Prime will have a link that will allow you to watch them instantly; as long as you have the Amazon Prime app installed on your iPhone or iPad.
FireCore has announced that it has now updated its Seas0nPass jailbreak tool and its aTV Flash Apple TV software which now supports the latest version of iOS for the Apple TV. Apple rolled out iOS 5.2 which is actually iOS 6.1 for the Apple TV last month and if you were jailbroken prior to this, you hadn’t been able to upgrade.
Yesterday, the FCC published details on a new Apple TV that appeared to be smaller than the current Apple TV third generation. This information led to widespread speculation that a new model of Apple TV was about to arrive with new features too. Unfortunately it appears that this is not the case, the dimensions will remain the same but the internal components will be subject to just minor changes.
FireCore has released another update to its hugely popular software for jailbroken second generation Apple TV's (2010, 720p version). The new 2.1 release includes a raft of new features and improvements, the most interesting being the ability to create TV Show playlists.
Apple may be planning on offering support for Bluetooth keyboards when the next software update arrives for the Apple TV. When iOS 6.1 beta 3 was released, it enabled Bluetooth support on the Apple TV. 9to5 Mac decided to try pairing Bluetooth keyboards with the device, and it worked with both Apple's own Bluetooth keyboard, and a third-party keyboard.
Microsoft's companion app for the Xbox 360 is now live for iOS, allowing users to remotely control the gaming console, view related content, type out messages, and otherwise complement everything you'd normally just do with the hardware controller.
The BBC will finally release an update to its UK only BBC iPlayer app that will bring downloads to your iPhone and iPad. The current version of iPlayer will only allow you to stream content to your device which has always been very limiting, especially if you are travelling. The news comes from The Guardian and the update should go live sometime today.