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Adam Engst 3 comments

Apple Releases Minor watchOS 4.3, tvOS 11.3, and HomePod 11.3 Updates

watchOS 4.3 lets you control your HomePod from your Apple Watch, allows the Apple Watch’s Nightstand mode work in any orientation, and shows more information on the Siri watch face. tvOS 11.3 merely lets fourth-generation Apple TV owners play videos in their original frame rate, and HomePod 11.3 fixes bugs.

Josh Centers 6 comments

The Apple TV 4K’s HDR Nightmare

Plug an Apple TV 4K into a compatible TV and experience ultra-high definition HDR video, right? Unfortunately, as “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers has found, it’s far from that simple.

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Apple to End iTunes Store Access for First-Generation Apple TV

If you’re still using a first-generation Apple TV, be aware that Apple will cut off its access to the iTunes Store on 25 May 2018 due to security changes. These security changes will also prevent PCs running Windows XP and Windows Vista from accessing the iTunes Store. The hard-drive equipped first-generation Apple TV shipped in January 2007 and was available through September 2010. The second-generation Apple TV and later will continue being able to get content from the iTunes Store.

Josh Centers 5 comments

New Ways to Control Your Apple TV in iOS 11.2.5 and iTunes 12.7.3

Apple quietly slipped some new remote control capabilities into iOS 11.2.5 and iTunes 12.7.3. Josh Centers explains how to take advantage of them.

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Amazon Prime Video Comes to Apple TV

Yes, it’s finally here! The Amazon Prime Video app has finally appeared on the Apple TV! Here’s how to sign in and use it to watch both free video available to Amazon Prime subscribers and any movies or TV shows you’ve purchased from Amazon.

Josh Centers No comments

tvOS 11.2 Adds Sports to the TV App, Advanced Settings for Apple TV 4K

tvOS 11.2 introduces some new features for sports watchers and a few welcome tweaks for the Apple TV 4K.

Josh Centers 6 comments

Amazon Still Promising Prime Video App for Apple TV in 2017

Believe it or not, Amazon says that the Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV is still due to ship this year.

Josh Centers 6 comments

tvOS 11.1 Patches KRACK in Apple TV

Apple has updated tvOS to expand availability of the TV app and to address the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability.

Josh Centers 9 comments

Apple TV Finally Enters the 4K Realm, but It Will Cost You

Apple will soon upgrade the Apple TV to 4K, but sticker shock may have you looking at alternatives.

Josh Centers 5 comments

Apple TV to Get Amazon Prime Video and More Later in 2017

The Apple TV will finally get an Amazon Prime Video app, but Apple TV fans will have to wait for it and any other new features Apple is planning.

Josh Centers No comments

Rogue Amoeba Releases Airfoil Satellite TV for Apple TV

We reported recently that tvOS 10.2 broke Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil utility, which lets you broadcast audio via AirPlay from any app. As part of their initial pass at fixing the problem, Rogue Amoeba has released the free Airfoil Satellite TV app for the Apple TV, which acts as an Airfoil receiver. Unfortunately, the app must be running in the foreground to receive audio, but Rogue Amoeba is already in the preliminary stages of restoring full Apple TV AirPlay functionality to Airfoil, with no receiving app required.

Josh Centers 2 comments

tvOS 10.1 Unifies the Apple TV Experience with “TV” App

Apple has released tvOS 10.1, and with it the TV app, which serves as the new front face for the Apple TV. Also, Apple has finally implemented its long-promised Single Sign-on feature.

Michael E. Cohen 5 comments

iBooks StoryTime Brings Read-Aloud Books to Apple TV

Want your kids to turn off the TV and open a book? Apple’s iBooks StoryTime for Apple TV gives your kids a counter-argument. But screen time concerns remain.

Josh Centers 9 comments

Apple’s TV App Seeks to Unify the Apple TV Experience

Apple’s upcoming TV app for tvOS 10 and iOS 10 will streamline your viewing experience and make it easier to find things to watch. Unfortunately, not all content providers are on board.

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Apple Discontinues Third-Generation Apple TV

In a move that should surprise no one, Apple has discontinued the third-generation Apple TV. Apple has been phasing out the four-year-old streaming device for months, and it has been a long time since Apple updated its pre-tvOS software. You may still be able to buy a refurbished third-generation Apple TV, but with no future support planned, we can’t recommend it. Those looking for a streaming video box should instead look at the fourth-generation Apple TV or a streaming video device from Amazon or Roku. We hope Apple will reduce the price of the fourth-generation Apple TV to make up for the loss of the $69 older model and get it into more homes.