Tag Archives: Apple TV

Apple TV hacked to run a browser on tvOS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIDTh9bVRas A YouTube video (embedded above) shows off a fully functional Safari-like browser running on the new Apple TV. The app uses private API’s in order to work so it is unlikely we will ever see it in the App Store. However, the developer has opened sourced the browser so anyone can download it. The browser takes…

This is why Siri is limited to 8 countries on Apple TV

If you are fortunate enough to live in the UK, US, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Spain or Japan you’ll have Siri on your Apple TV fourth-generation. However, if you don’t live in those countries pressing the Siri button will bring up the search app on your Apple TV. In fact, outside of the countries listed above, the Siri remote is simply called…

Apple seeds first tvOS 9.1 beta to developers

This morning Apple released its second beta of iOS 9.2 to developers. And now, the company is also seeding its first tvOS beta since shipping the device last Friday. According to Apple, the beta is labeled tvOS 9.1. According to Apple, this beta should improve Wi-Fi connectivity, App Store and in-app purchases, and improved…

Apple’s Podcast app spotted in Apple TV demo units at Apple Stores

The fourth-generation Apple TV is a much needed improvement over the third-generation Apple TV released three years ago. In many ways it is much better, in other ways the company removed some functionalities. One being the lack of a podcasts app, which was available on the old Apple TV. The screenshot above was taken from a demo unit Apple TV that…

Amazon removes Apple TV from its online store

Now that the Apple TV can be a threat to the Amazon Fire, the company has completely removed sales of all Apple TV hardware, whether it is sold through Amazon itself or through third-party retailers. Though it’s not the Apple TV alone, the company notified all third party Apple TV and Chromecast merchants that it will no longer be offering the products…

Apple TV apps can now be searched within tvOS

Earlier, we mentioned that the first Apple TV units have began shipping in Australia and it seems that trend has moved its way over to the United States as some users are seeing shipment notifications now. And as Apple TV’s begin to ship, those who’ve been lucky enough to obtain a pre-release version of the Apple TV are now able to search for apps…

Shipments for Apple TV 4 begin with October 30 delivery dates

For those of us who opted for Next Day shipping, Apple has began rolling out “Shipped” notifications with delivery dates slated for October 30 in countries such as Australia. A couple of days ago we’ve seen orders changed from “Processing Items” to “Preparing Shipment.” For the rest of us, we should begin seeing shipped notifications as we roll into…

The new Apple TV’s will be available at Apple Stores this Friday

On Monday, Apple began its preorder (if you can even call it that) for its latest fourth-generation Apple TV. Many customers placed their order with free shipping, meaning it will arrive sometime early next week. If you paid for next day shipping, you were given a date somewhere between October 30 through November 3. But if you’re looking to secure an…