Apple TV Plans

Despite the reports, some refuse to believe Apple is giving up on TVs

By on May 19, 2015 at 3:56 PM.

Despite the reports, some refuse to believe Apple is giving up on TVs

After years of speculation, a report from The Wall Street Journal seemingly confirmed that any potential plans Apple ever put together regarding a dedicated television set have been scrapped. Even analyst Gene Munster, one of the biggest proponents of the Apple TV’s existence, was ready to admit defeat. But there are others who aren’t so sure. More →

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Apple TV Remote

Apple TV is getting a huge update, but the biggest change might not even be on the device

By on May 5, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Apple TV is getting a huge update, but the biggest change might not even be on the device

With no shortage of rumors suggesting that Apple is working on a massive Apple TV refresh, the New York Times reports that Apple is also planning to introduce a completely re-designed remote for its beloved set-top box.

The new Apple TV remote will offer expanded input options in the form of a touch pad.

“The touch pad can be used for scrolling around and there will also be two physical buttons,” the Times writes.

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HBO Now Apple TV Free First Month

HBO Now officially arrives on Apple TV – and you can try it for free for one month!

By on April 7, 2015 at 11:20 AM.

HBO Now officially arrives on Apple TV – and you can try it for free for one month!

If you’re looking to watch the first new episodes of Game of Thrones’ fifth season this coming Sunday, you’ll be able to do so for free on your Apple TV. Per 9to5Mac, HBO’s standalone HBO Now app has made its official debut on Apple TV and it’s coming with a free one-month trial. This means you’ll be able to get the first four episodes of the new season of Game of Thrones, along with new episodes of shows such as Veep and Silicon Valley, completely free for one month. After the one-month trial, of course, you’ll have to pay $14.99 per month to keep using HBO Now. More →

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Apple TV 4K

You won’t be able to watch the latest high-def content on the next-gen Apple TV

By on April 6, 2015 at 6:21 PM.

You won’t be able to watch the latest high-def content on the next-gen Apple TV

If you were hoping that Apple’s upcoming big Apple TV refresh would include support for the latest and greatest high-definition content, we have bad news for you. In a new report from reliable Apple reporter John Paczkowski, who now writes at BuzzFeed, Apple’s upcoming next-generation Apple TV will not include support for 4K “ultra HD” video content.

Will anyone care? That remains to be seen. More →

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HBO Now Apple TV Exclusive

The real reason HBO Now is coming to Apple TV first

By on April 1, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

The real reason HBO Now is coming to Apple TV first

Why is HBO’s new cable-free online streaming service coming to Apple TV and other Apple products before anyone else? MacRumors flags a comment made by HBO CEO Richard Plepler that demonstrates how Apple devices are just a natural fit with what HBO is offering. More →

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HBO Now on TV

How to stream HBO Now on your TV even without an Apple TV

By on March 30, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

How to stream HBO Now on your TV even without an Apple TV

HBO Now is, for the time being, available exclusively to Apple customers who own either iOS or OS X devices. But Business Insider has found a simple way to watch HBO Now shows on a big screen TV without purchasing an Apple TV to do it. More →

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Apple TV 2015 Features

This time is different: Why Apple TV is finally poised to make a major impact on TV

By on March 24, 2015 at 4:17 PM.

This time is different: Why Apple TV is finally poised to make a major impact on TV

Unlike the iPhone’s impact on the phone market, the Apple TV set-top box really hasn’t made much of an impact on the American TV market. A lot of this has had to do with the fact that it’s just not that great of an offering, especially considering what Apple was until recently charging for it before it cut its price. However, now that Apple has finally stopped trying to work with big cable companies and is striking deals directly with content providers, it has the chance to make Apple TV really compelling for the first time in its history. More →

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Apple TV 2015 Release

We finally know when Apple will reveal its game-changing new set-top box

By on March 20, 2015 at 10:49 AM.

We finally know when Apple will reveal its game-changing new set-top box

With Apple’s cable-killing pay TV service reportedly coming this fall, BuzzFeed has scored the details about when Apple will launch its next-generation set-top box that will be used to push its new service. According to , who has been deadly accurate with Apple product reveals in the past, Apple is going to unveil the next-generation Apple TV set-top box at WWDC this June, where it will also show off some brand-new features that we’ve never seen on an Apple TV box before. More →

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Apple TV Channels

3 new channels emerge as likely candidates for Apple’s cable-killing streaming service

By on March 18, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

3 new channels emerge as likely candidates for Apple’s cable-killing streaming service

Hot on the heels of a report indicating that Apple has grand plans to take on the cable industry with a streaming TV service of its own, more information about what that service will look like has started to trickle in.

Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal reported that the initial rollout of an Apple TV streaming service will likely include about 25 channels, including ESPN, ABC, CBS, FX, and Fox.

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Apple TV Service

Apple will launch its attack against pay TV companies this fall

By on March 17, 2015 at 7:35 AM.

Apple will launch its attack against pay TV companies this fall

After years of murky rumors, we’ve finally seen the most credible report yet pointing to Apple getting into the TV business in a major way. Late on Monday, The Wall Street Journal published a report relaying that Apple has plans to launch a subscription-based streaming TV service this fall.

According to the report, Apple’s TV offering will cost users approximately $30 to $40 a month and will offer a somewhat lightweight selection of 25 channels. Some of the cable channels reportedly on-board already include big names such as ESPN and FX. Naturally, the service will reportedly include content from major networks like ABC, CBS and Fox.

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Apple TV vs. Chromecast

Can a cheaper Apple TV hold off Google’s Chromecast?

By on March 11, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Can a cheaper Apple TV hold off Google’s Chromecast?

Apple might be losing its grip on this living room. That’s not to say it ever had a stranglehold over our television sets, but when the Apple TV launched, there wasn’t much else like it. Now every vendor on the planet is selling a set-top box or a dongle with the same functionality, often at a cheaper price point.

So will the $30 discount on the Apple TV announced this Monday be enough to keep Apple in the conversation? More →

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Apple TV New Price

Apple drops the price of Apple TV to $69 to celebrate 25 million sales

By on March 9, 2015 at 1:15 PM.

Apple drops the price of Apple TV to $69 to celebrate 25 million sales

We’re just a few minutes into Apple’s spring event, and surprisingly, the conversation didn’t jump straight to the Apple Watch. Instead, we learned about Apple’s exclusive partnership with HBO for the launch of the upcoming streaming service, HBO NOW. But that’s wasn’t the only TV news Apple had on Monday. More →

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