Tag Archives: Apple TV

TiP Year in Review: First generation products, services, and more

2015 was a big year for Apple, the company unveiled a lot of new first-generation products, services, and accessories. There’s a lot to cover and this could easily become a long 3,000 word post (post edit: it is), but we’ll only be going over the essentials. Products Starting in March with Apple’s Spring Forward event, the company first started with…

Apple slowly rolling out Apple TV labels on App Store

Today, Apple has begun rolling out a way to see if an app is compatible with tvOS, similar to the way apps are labeled for iPhone 5, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. As of this morning, App Store listings have started showing ‘SF.UniversalAppleTV’ labels, a method that is clearly not for the public and had slipped internal testing. Furthermore, this label is…

Apple releases tvOS 9.1 to the public

After it’s initial debut in October, Apple has only released one update to tvOS, version 9.0.1, which brought minor bug fixes and stability improvements. Today, alongside iOS 9.2, Apple has now released its first major update to tvOS, version 9.1. In tvOS 9.1 Siri now supports Apple Music. Which means you can now ask Siri to play Beats 1, a song, album…

New fifth-generation Apple TV coming in 2016, says supply chain

The fourth-generation Apple TV debuted in October, replacing its three year old predecessor with outdated hardware. But there may be a shorter wait for the next generation of Apple’s set-top box, according to DigiTimes. The report says that Apple will start testing production models for the fifth-generation Apple TV in early 2016. Supposedly, the new…

Amazon Prime Video will be available on Apple TV in coming weeks

Last month Amazon removed all Apple TV and Chromecast devices from its online store because such devices didn’t support Amazon Prime Video which the online retailer believed would cause confusion to customers. One month later and the service is still unavailable on the latest generation Apple TV. However, the service may be coming to Apple’s set-top box…

Facebook announces tvOS SDK to allow users to login to apps on Apple TV

We all know it. Logging into pretty much anything on the Apple TV 4 is a pain, there’s no bluetooth keyboard support and the remote app for iOS hasn’t been updated. But Facebook wants to fix that. In a blog post on the company’s website, Facebook says their new SDK for tvOS will allow developers to build immersive social experiences on Apple TV. The…

Apple begins rolling out Apple TV billboards across the United States

We can now officially take the “hobby” tag off of the Apple TV as Apple begins rolling out Apple TV billboards across the U.S. The billboards use simple SMPTE color bars, used to test televisions, as a backdrop to the Apple TV logo in the middle. These color bars are also featured in the most recent Apple TV ads. So far, the billboards have been…

Apple TV App Store expanded to have more categories

Initially, the Apple TV’s App Store only had two categories, Games and Entertainment. Today Apple has added more categories to the App Store to better aid you in what you’re looking for. The new categories include: Education, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News, and Sports. Of course, under each category Apple has handpicked a handful of quality…