July 24, 2013 |
Google Inc. is making a splash in the world of digital TV receivers with its tiny, $35 Chromecast device. The new Google gadget rivals the Apple TV and all Roku devices. However, each digital receiver has its benefits and downsides. Here's how the three gadgets compare. Content By far the most important part of any digital TV receiver is the amount of content it has access to and the quality of that content. If you look at numbers alone, then Roku is far and away the clear winner.
April 21, 2014 |
Are you psycho for "Bates Motel" but lost without cable? Cheer up, lil' Internet TV viewer. A&E Networks announced on Monday that it has launched A&E, History and Lifetime content on Apple TV. That means more than just "Bates Motel"; it includes popular shows like "Storage Wars," "Project Runway," "Devious Maids" and "Pawn Stars. " Apple TV launched in early 2007 and offered a novel way to watch content from the Internet on a regular HDTV. The latest third-generation model was released in 2013.
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,...
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 28, 2014 |
The little hockey-puck-sized Apple TV has turned into a big business. During the company's annual shareholders meeting on Friday, Chief Executive Tim Cook said Apple TV had generated $1 billion for the company in its last fiscal year. That figure includes sales of the $99 Apple TV unit as well as the content people are purchasing over it. "It's a little bit harder to call it a hobby," Cook said. That was a reference to Cook's previous habit of saying the company considered Apple TV a "hobby" whenever someone tried to prod him into talking about his plans for the device.