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Latest channel additions to Apple TV

May 12, 2015 |

Apple TV has a few new channel additions we thought you should know about. Earlier this month, both CBS Sports and USA Now were added to the Apple TV lineup, following the addition of the NBC Sports Live Extra channel. … Read More

TBS & TNT Channels Missing from Apple TV, Fire TV & Roku

May 6, 2015 | 1

Roku has more entertainment channels than any other streaming media player, Amazons’ Fire TV has plenty of options, and Apple TV may be on the verge of updating the whole Apple TV experience. But not one of the streaming media … Read More

Canada’s CraveTV launches on Apple TV

May 5, 2015 |

Today, Canada’s Bell Media announced CraveTV is now available on Apple TV. With the launch, Canadian TV subscribers who own Apple TV media players can access episodes of Homeland, Nurse Jackie, Weeds, Happyish, Bosch, Penny Dreadful, The Wire, Seinfeld and other … Read More

Apple TV’s Newest App Channels

April 7, 2015 |

Apple TV has added several new app channels to the lineup, including the announcement earlier today that HBO Now is now available exclusively on the platform. Apple TV also made news recently when the price of the device dropped from … Read More

By the way, Apple TV is now $69

March 9, 2015 |

For the longest time Apple TV was priced flat out at $99. But that all changed at Apple’s Monday, March 9th “Spring Forward” event during which CEO Tim Cook announced the price of the streaming media player would drop to $69. … Read More

New Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer revealed

March 9, 2015 |

Apple and HBO have partnered up to launch a new over-the-top service called HBO NOW, and with today’s keynote address a new Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer was revealed. The one minute, 50-second trailer is narrated by Emilia Clarke … Read More

Here are the newest channels on Apple TV

December 8, 2014 |

We like to keep our list of Apple TV channels updated, so here’s a breakdown of several new additions to the streaming media platform since our last article. Subscription and authentication requirements are noted if applicable.

Beats Music is a … Read More

FOX Now & CNBC added to Apple TV Channel Lineup [Corrected]

August 18, 2014 |

If you’re a regular Apple TV user and frequently check the available channels listings, you may have already noticed two new apps for the streaming platform. CNBC and FOX Now have been added to the lineup, bringing Apple TV’s … Read More

Apple TV gets 4 new app channels

June 25, 2014 |

Apple has added 4 channels to the Apple TV lineup including ABC News (not to be confused with WatchABC), PBS Kids, AOL On, and Willow. The channels arrived in an Apple TV update yesterday, giving users additional options for the … Read More

Apple TV adds Major League Soccer & Disney XD channels to lineup

September 29, 2013 |

Apple TV owners just got a couple new additions to the channel lineup. Soccer fans can now get access to the subscription-based MLS channel, providing the rest of the season’s matches going into the playoffs for $25, or $14.99 per … Read More

Who Needs Another Set-Top Box?

April 25, 2013 |

Does your home entertainment center really need ANOTHER set-top box? HD-Report doesn’t think so, but Amazon is rumored to be working on their own bit of hardware to add to the clutter.Read More

iPhone 5 and Video: Apple To Release HDMI/VGA for Lightning Cable

September 14, 2012 |

One of the announcements Apple did not make regarding their new iPhone 5 was about video… particularly video-out for a phone that can handle HD video in 16:9 format.   The new Lightning connector cable is already a subject of some controversy as, originally, it meant users would no longer be able to use the much-loved/much-maligned 30-pin connector cable that the iPhone has had since its inception in 2007. Read More

New Apple TV sales to top one million

December 22, 2010 |

Apple announced that it expects sales of the new Apple TV to top one million units later this week. The new Apple TV offers the simplest way to watch your favorite HD movies and TV shows, stream content from Netflix, YouTube, Flickr and MobileMe℠, all on your HD TV for the breakthrough price of just $99. iTunes® users are now renting and purchasing over 400,000 TV episodes and over 150,000 movies per day. Read More

Networks block Google TV, so what’s next?

October 25, 2010 | 1

Google TV launched last week on several devices including Sony Bravia TVs and Blu-ray players but networks aren’t exactly happy with the free access to their content. ABC, NBC, and CBS have blocked Google’s TV platform from their programming. That leaves only FOX as the traditional broadcaster who has yet to block access, although The Wall Street Journal reports that ABC and NBC have agreed to allow promotional clips to be used. Read More

Mac Mini lives on, packs more power

June 15, 2010 |

mac_mini_lid_top_angleWe thought maybe the lil’ guy had reached the end of its days (it’s a big discussion every year) but Apple revealed today the Mac mini will live on. The mini packs twice the graphics performance, HDMI support, and better energy efficiency with an integrated power supply. Overall system volume is reduced by 20-percent, and the unibody aluminum construction just 1.4 inches thin. Read More

TV Everywhere Leaves VOD Nowhere

May 18, 2010 | 3

With Comcast and Time-Warner now moving forward with video paywalls, are the cable companies doing what Hollywood and the music industry couldn’t do?  Profit from the Internet… by forcing viewers to keep their cable subscriptions?  That reality is coming sooner than you think.

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Apple redesigns Apple TV interface, adds features

October 29, 2009 |

apple tv hdApple has redesigned its Apple TV user interface, launching Apple TV 3.0 which is designed to make navigation quicker and easier. Purchased and rented content can now be accessed on the main menu, and additional features have been added. The software update download is free to Apple TV owners. Read More

iTunes HD gets movie titles

March 20, 2009 | 1

Apple’s iTunes started offering a limited number of HD movies for rent or purchase yesterday. While iTunes has been offering TV shows in hi-def since Sept. ’08, the addition of movie titles has got to get you excited. High-definition movies are priced at $19.99, and new release rentals at $4.99. Other films from the iTunes library will be $3.99 to rent. Read More

Apple TV offers more HD downloads

October 16, 2008 |

Apple TV announced new HD content in the iTunes library today. ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC shows are now all available in high definition. As expected, HD episodes are a dollar more than standard-def episodes at $2.99 each.

Maybe this is why Apple’s Steve Jobs deflected the MacBook Blu-ray integration question at this week’s keynote address by saying “the licensing of the tech is so complex.” It seems they have their own HD thing going on. Read More

Apple TV tk2

May 12, 2008 |

I would like to know how Apple counts? When HDTV first came out there was 1080p as HD and 720/780p as ED. Apple TV is Enhanced Definition not High Definition. If ATV were 1080p then there would be something to shout about. As it is, it will be a long time before it is a household device. I have heard this from many others but let’s hear it from Apple!! – Jens24 Read More