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Apple TV Release September 2015

Apple’s big Apple TV refresh is finally launching in September

By on July 30, 2015 at 4:38 PM.

Apple’s big Apple TV refresh is finally launching in September

It’s been years in the making at this point but we now know Apple will finally, at long last, release its big Apple TV refresh this coming September. Buzzfeed’s John Paczkowski, who has impeccable sources for Apple release schedules, says that Apple will unveiled its refreshed TV set-top box alongside its new iPhones in September. More →

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Apple TV Remote Touch ID HomeKit

Tech that changed how you use your iPhone may soon help control everything in your home

By on July 24, 2015 at 7:35 PM.

Tech that changed how you use your iPhone may soon help control everything in your home

Your fingerprint can already do a bunch of things on iPhones that have Touch ID sensors, including unlocking the devices, purchasing content from the App Store, logging into apps and sites, and using Apple Pay. But Apple has figured out another place where your fingerprint might be used: The connected home of the future. More →

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Apple TV Cable-Killer Service Release Date

A cord-cutter’s dream come true: Apple finally cracks networks in time for fall Apple TV refresh

By on July 14, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

A cord-cutter’s dream come true: Apple finally cracks networks in time for fall Apple TV refresh

Apple might not be working on a standalone TV set of its own, but the company is still interested in changing the way you watch TV. And in the process, it might offer its customers one more reason to cut the cord – or at least dump their current cable provider and enjoy live TV streamed over the Internet to an affordable Apple TV box. More →

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New Apple TV WWDC 2015

NYT: No new Apple TV hardware at WWDC 2015

By on June 3, 2015 at 4:53 PM.

NYT: No new Apple TV hardware at WWDC 2015

The list of things to get excited about during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference next week appears to be shrinking by the day. In a report on Wednesday, The New York Times revealed that Apple has been forced to postpone its plans to introduce new Apple TV hardware and a toolkit for app developers to go along with it. More →

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Apple TV Subscription

Apple’s anticipated TV subscription service has been delayed

By on June 1, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

Apple’s anticipated TV subscription service has been delayed

With just one week before WWDC kicks off in San Francisco, one of the Apple announcements many folks were looking forward to the most has reportedly been delayed.

For months now, we’ve been hearing rumors of Apple rolling out a TV subscription service aimed at undercutting traditional cable TV providers with a more wallet-friendly $30-$40 pricepoint. Now comes word via Re/Code that licensing and money issues have pushed back Apple’s TV plans, perhaps as far back as 2016.

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Apple Web TV Service Delay

Why Apple’s cable-killing TV service might be delayed

By on May 22, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

Why Apple’s cable-killing TV service might be delayed

Earlier this year, we learned that Apple was beginning to get serious about launching a web TV service of its own — something to compete with the other over-the-top services that have started popping up around the market. Having its name attached to the service will be a plus, but Apple wants to truly differentiate itself from the competition.

Unfortunately, that could mean we won’t see the Apple’s service any time soon. More →

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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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