It appears that the time has come for the little black box to grow up and become a significant player in Apple’s ecosystem. Some reports even speculate that the Apple TV will be THE center of the Apple ecosystem in homes; connecting Internet of Things devices via HomeKit, showcasing iCloud & Photos content, playing games and eventually streaming broadcast television. While the iPhone 6s will undoubtedly take center stage at this Wednesday’s event, all signs point to the new Apple TV being the real star of the show.

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We’re hearing from some developers that iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan use a new AirPlay encryption, which is not compatible with older Apple TV firmwares and software mirroring solutions like AirServer and Reflector.

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YouTube returns to Apple TV 2

by tomek on September 6, 2015


Back in May, Apple removed YouTube channel from the 1st and 2nd generation Apple TV. It was due to Google ending support for its YouTube’s Data API v2, used by older devices. Luckily, there’s FireCore and its aTV Flash (black), a little piece of software that supercharges jailbroken Apple TVs.

With the release of aTV Flash (black) 2.6, FireCore built an all-new native YouTube plugin that provides many of the most popular YouTube features that were taken away in May.

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We’re looking for contributors!

by tomek on September 6, 2015


We are looking for a US based contributor(s) with a deep knowledge of Apple TV.

With the Apple TV 4 launch just around the corner, we are seeking experienced tech writer(s) who will not only cover the announcement of the next-gen Apple TV and will get the new model on day one to provide a comprehensive review, but who will join our team long term to contribute news articles, software/hardware reviews, tutorials, opinion articles and all other kinds of Apple TV-related articles.

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Beamer, a popular AirPlay video player for Mac, has been updated to version 3.0 (public beta) that features a brand new interface, sub/idx file support, option to skip movies with the Apple TV remote and support for Chromecast.

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Apple TV 4 specs and price revealed

by tomek on September 3, 2015


New day, new details on the upcoming Apple TV 4. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman this time reveals some new information about the next-generation Apple TV’s hardware:

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