Tag Archives: Apple TV

iTunes Festival channel added to Apple TV ready for SXSW

As many of you will already know, Apple – for the first time – is hosting its famous iTunes Festival in the U.S. as part of the SXSW conference. As part of the Festival, we’ll see performances from the likes of Keith Urban, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Willie Nelson, Soundgarden and Kendrick Lamar. So we can all watch all the performances for free, Apple…

Apple sold more than $1 billion in Apple TV units in 2013, Tim Cook says: ‘Difficult to call it a hobby’

Speaking at Apple’s annual stockholders meeting today in Cupertino, CEO Tim Cook revealed that the company had sold over $1 billion in Apple TV set-top boxes in 2013, pegging sales at close to 10 million units for the year. Sales around the 10 million mark would be roughly double the 5 million Apple sold in fiscal 2012, which was itself double the…

Apple Stores discounting Apple TV with $25 iTunes gift card ahead of rumored spring hardware refresh

Beginning today, Apple Stores in the US are giving anyone that purchases an Apple TV in-store a free $25 iTunes gift card, reports 9to5Mac. At the moment, it seems that this promotion is only available in Apple’s brick and mortar retail stores. The promotion is said to end on March 5, 2014, and reinforces recent rumors of an upcoming Apple TV hardware…

WWE Network to debut on Apple TV today with in-app subscriptions

As was previously reported, World Wrestling Entertainment’s subscription service WWE Network is set to roll out on Apple TVs later today. The update has not yet hit Apple TVs, but the company’s help website confirms that users will be able to access WWE Network and purchase subscriptions through Apple’s set-top box. If you purchase WWE Network through…

Amazon to take on Apple TV with new set-top box in March

According to a report by Re/code, Internet retail behemoth Amazon is getting ready to launch a connected-TV set-top box that would compete with Apple TV and Roku devices. According to people familiar with Amazon’s partnering plans, the company is set to launch the new TV device in March which would preempt a reported spring Apple TV refresh. While…

Apple job listings hint at possibility of iTV

Tim Cook has said as recently as last quarter’s earnings call that Apple is expected to enter new product markets in the year 2014. That means that it shouldn’t be long before we see a new product coming out of Cupertino, right? Well, because of Cook’s statements, all the focus recently has been on the much rumored iWatch. While this may be annoying for…

Apple alludes to unannounced ‘new platforms’ in job listing

With CEO Tim Cook stating that the company has “big plans” for 2014 and on more than one occasion that new product categories will be entered this year, we’re all waiting in anticipation of new products and platforms from Apple. Now, a job listing from the company discloses that new platforms are perhaps already in the works. The position advertised…

Apple TV updated with special Beatles channel to commemorate 50th anniversary of Ed Sullivan show appearance

Apple’s special relationship with The Beatles continues today, as the company quietly updated Apple TV to include a Beatles channel. Unlike all the other channels, it’s a simple link to a 14 minute video. It was added specifically to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band’s appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. It’s regarded by many as the first…

iOS 7.1 purportedly set to land in March

Over the past few months, Apple’s been sending out beta versions of iOS 7.1 to developers. So far, it’s seen 5 different builds and there could yet be another one or two if the latest rumor is to be believed. According to a report on 9to5Mac, sources are yet again stating that the public release is scheduled for some time in March. In previous…