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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Apple Overhauls the Apple TV Remote App

Apple has released a new Remote app for the fourth-generation Apple TV. “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers covers what’s new and what’s missing.

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Sling TV, a Cord Cutter’s Delight, Arrives on Apple TV

The Sling TV service offers cable-style programming over the Internet at a lower cost, but a lack of Apple TV compatibility has kept many users away. Sling TV has now released an Apple TV app with a revamped interface. Julio Ojeda-Zapata reviews the app.

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NASA Delights Space Geeks with New Apple TV App

NASA has released an Apple TV app that is sure to keep space geeks busy for weeks. The app for the fourth-generation Apple TV has images, video, satellite tracking, and even a radio station with a pop soundtrack.

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Control Your Apple TV from CiderTV’s iPhone Widget

CiderTV offers an interesting suite of remote apps for your Apple TV, but what makes it worth installing is the Today View widget offered by the iOS app.

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WWDC App Adds Apple TV Version

With the Worldwide Developer Conference coming up on 13 June 2016, Apple has updated its iOS WWDC app with a version for the fourth-generation Apple TV. That’s less compelling for WWDC attendees, who will be most interested in the app’s maps of the venues and a schedule of events. For Apple developers not attending WWDC, though, the app will provide live streams of sessions and the Apple TV support will make watching easier to do in the living room. Considering the number of developers who don’t win the WWDC ticket lottery, we’re glad to see Apple improving the experience of not being there for those who can’t make it.