November 30, 2012 |
Poor little Apple TV. It doesn't get the big, extravagant launch events that other Apple products receive. And even Chief Executive Tim Cook has sounded vague when he talks about Apple's feelings about it : “It's an area of intense interest for us,” said Cook during an interview at All Things D earlier this year. “It's not a fifth leg of the stool. It's not the same size as the phone or Mac or tablet business.” But Cook also said he can't live without his Apple TV. And apparently, he's not alone. In the wake of Cyber Monday, there was an interesting indicator that Apple TV is becoming a sleeper hit for Apple.
June 19, 2013 |
"Game of Thrones," meet Apple TV. Apple said Wednesday that HBO Go and WatchESPN apps are now available directly on its set-top box that lets users stream video and music onto television sets. HBO Go gives its subscribers access to Home Box Office's entire library, including original shows such as "Game of Thrones" and "True Blood. " WatchESPN lets ESPN customers access the sports empire's multiple channels. Apple TV users could already use both apps through a workaround -- by connecting their Apple smartphones, tablets and computers to the set-top box wirelessly through the company's AirPlay feature.
July 31, 2012 |
Hulu Plus, the $7.99-a-month subscription service, is now available on Apple TV. Hulu announced the move Tuesday. It is the latest expansion for the digital video service, which already has made itself available on Sony's Playstation 3 , Nintendo 's Wii and Microsoft 's Xbox 360 . Hulu, a joint venture of News Corp., Walt Disney Co. and NBCUniversal , has been working to expand the distribution of Hulu Plus,...
August 9, 2013 |
Perhaps feeling pressure from Apple and Google, Roku has added a feature that streams video from users' phones to their TV sets. Users with the Roku iOS app for the iPhone and iPad can send video that they've recorded with their device over to their Roku digital player. The player will then show the video on the TV that it is connected to. The feature is similar to others available on the Apple TV and Google Chromecast, but it is far more limited. PHOTOS: How Chromecast, Apple TV and Roku compare Apple TV users can use AirPlay to send video from their Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad and Mac computers, to their TVs. This can be content that they recorded or video from apps, including YouTube and HBO GO. Additionally, the feature can be used to show the device's screen on the TV, which is handy tool for giving presentations.
September 5, 2013 |
Apple Inc. is expected to announce new iPhone models next week, but could it also announce a new version of Apple TV? In August, the Cupertino-based tech giant received three shipments from one of its suppliers of set-top boxes, according to Panjiva , a company that organizes global trade and shipping data. Panjiva noted that these shipments could be for any number of things, including a new version of Apple TV, the long-rumored TV set by Apple. PHOTOS: Biggest tech flops of 2013 -- so far An Apple TV set -- the iTV perhaps?
February 13, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple will hold an event in March to plug a new program that lets developers write apps for Apple TV, Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek said. That could be a significant step for Apple TV. Steve Jobs said in late 2010 that he had plans for an app store for Apple TV. The new program would set the stage for the new Apple TV that Misek expects will be unveiled in the fall, according to his product road map. Misek predicts the new TV will be in the 42-inch to 55-inch range and will start at $1,500.