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This is how the real Apple TV will let you ditch your cable provider

By on October 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

This is how the real Apple TV will let you ditch your cable provider

Well, this is interesting: Over the past couple of days both HBO and CBS have announced different standalone streaming services that won’t require a cable bundle… and this is all right before a big Apple event in which the company may or may not talk about the future of its Apple TV set-top box. What is clear, however, is that over-the-top content is the future while pricey cable bundles are the past, and Apple and other big tech companies are likely going to lead the way with their own streaming services, set-top boxes and perhaps even television sets that will let you watch your favorite shows online. More →

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Apple TV Release Date

Apple’s hotly anticipated next-gen Apple TV won’t launch until next year

By on July 30, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

Apple’s hotly anticipated next-gen Apple TV won’t launch until next year

That list of “exciting new product categories” Apple CEO Tim Cook loves teasing at every opportunity keeps getting smaller and smaller — and now it looks like one of Apple’s most interesting new products that was rumored to be slated for a 2014 debut will not launch until sometime next year. More →

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Apple TV Torrent Streaming

Pirate paradise: New app streams movie torrents to Apple TV and Roku

By on July 28, 2014 at 12:56 PM.

Pirate paradise: New app streams movie torrents to Apple TV and Roku

An app called Popcorn Time that has been dubbed the “Netflix for pirates” has been making waves recently because it makes finding and streaming pirated movies and TV shows easier than it has ever been before. The app is also quite sleek, with a nice user interface and, apparently, equally elegant code. The program’s code has been used in a number of similar apps, and now a new offering of particular interest has popped up: TorrenTV. More →

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Roku Vs. Chromecast Vs. Apple TV

Sorry, Apple TV: Roku and Chromecast are killing you in sales

By on July 10, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Sorry, Apple TV: Roku and Chromecast are killing you in sales

The market for web TV streaming devices is heating up and Roku and Google’s Chromecast look like the big winners so far. Per GigaOM, new data from researchers at Parks Associates estimates that both Chromecast and Roku each have sold around 3.8 million units in the United States over the past year while Apple TV has sold only 2 million units in the U.S. over the same period. This makes a lot of sense because Chromecast and Roku’s new USB dongle are both less expensive than Apple TV, which is supposedly due for a major refresh sometime this year. More →

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WWDC 2014 Rumors Apple TV iWatch

Get ready for a boring WWDC: No iWatch or new Apple TV will be unveiled this June

By on May 2, 2014 at 1:45 PM.

Get ready for a boring WWDC: No iWatch or new Apple TV will be unveiled this June

Even though Apple CEO Tim Cook promised to release multiple products throughout 2014, so far it looks as though Apple is once again pushing all the exciting stuff into the fall. Unnamed sources tell Re/code that Apple won’t unveil either its first wearable computer or its refreshed version of Apple TV at WWDC 2014 this year. While we really weren’t expecting the iWatch to launch until the fall when Apple released the iPhone 6, there had been some hope that Apple would at least take the wraps off its new version of Apple TV before the fall after earlier reports indicated that Apple would unveil the new set-top box in the spring. More →

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Apple TV Rumors

Apple’s next big thing is already here – and it’s about to get even bigger

By on April 24, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

Apple’s next big thing is already here – and it’s about to get even bigger

Amid Apple’s strong fiscal second-quarter results and continued promise of new products and services, was the burgeoning growth of Apple TV, Apple’s $99 set-top box that’s rapidly changing industries and causing competitors to pick their heads up and take notice. More →

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It looks like Siri is coming to Apple TV

By on April 23, 2014 at 10:34 AM.

It looks like Siri is coming to Apple TV

Apple is always working on ways to make both Apple TV and Siri more useful and now it looks like the company is planning to bring them together at some point. 9to5Mac reports that new code found in the iOS 7.1 software development kit indicates that Siri is going to get integrated with Apple TV in a future release. More →

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Apple TV new channels

Apple adds new channels to Apple TV ahead of major upcoming refresh

By on April 21, 2014 at 6:05 PM.

Apple adds new channels to Apple TV ahead of major upcoming refresh

In the past few months, rumors have been heating up that Apple will begin taking TV more seriously with a refreshed Apple TV. Apple has been negotiating with Comcast about the next-generation Apple TV, and earlier this month, Comcast hinted in FCC filings that Apple is working on a set-top box. According to respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will release an updated Apple TV later this year. In advance of this rumored launch, 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple has added three new channels to its current Apple TV: A&E, The History Channel, and Lifetime. This brings popular shows such as Duck Dynasty and Pawn Stars to Apple TV customers. While a subscription is required, 9to5Mac notes that you can watch the most recent episodes of popular shows for free. Apple is smart to be making these partnerships new — if it wants to compete in the living room, customers will expect to be able to watch all the shows and channels they currently watch.

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Brand new Apple TV with Kinect-like motion controls to launch in late 2014

By on April 10, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

Brand new Apple TV with Kinect-like motion controls to launch in late 2014

Rumors surrounding a refreshed Apple TV with enhanced capabilities and redesigned software have been swirling for months, but they kicked into high gear on Thursday morning when the most reliable Apple analyst on the planet issued a new report with plenty of details on Apple’s next set-top box. More →

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Apple iTV Rumors

Here we go again: Report claims Apple is testing a 65-inch iTV

By on April 7, 2014 at 9:41 AM.

Here we go again: Report claims Apple is testing a 65-inch iTV

If rumors and reports from Apple analysts are to be believed, Apple has been on the verge of launching an own-brand television for several years now. Of course, the company has yet to release anything or even hint that it might be working on an HDTV product. That didn’t stop analysts at IBK Securities from fanning the flames once again with a new claim on Sunday that Apple is currently testing a 65-inch OLED panel for possible inclusion in an “iTV.” More →

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Roku vs Apple TV Sales

Roku blasts Apple TV as a money-losing iPad accessory

By on March 28, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Roku blasts Apple TV as a money-losing iPad accessory

Speaking at Re/code’s Code/Media event on Thursday, Roku CEO Anthony Wood took several shots at competitors, focusing specifically on Apple, suggesting his company isn’t at all worried by the growing numbers of competitors. More →

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Comcast Apple TV Set-top Box Launch

Apple reportedly working to bring live television to Apple TV

By on March 24, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

Apple reportedly working to bring live television to Apple TV

Apple is reportedly in complex talks with Comcast about launching a joint product, a new Apple TV set-top box that would not only offer users access to on-demand movies, TV programs and other apps including games, but also live Comcast cable programming, reports from The Wall Street Journal and The Information reveal. More →

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