Peer-to-peer AirPlay now possible on Apple TV 3

by Roshan on September 25, 2014

Peer to peer airplay Peer to peer AirPlay now possible on Apple TV 3

When iOS 8 was announced, we could find only a handful of new features that had their counterparts on Apple TV. One of them was the peer-to-peer AirPlay capability which could transform your Apple TV into an anywhere-streaming device rather than being confined to the connected indoors.

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homekit apple tv Forbes: Apple TV will be the center of Apples smart home

You might remember one of our recent posts where we discussed how Apple TV and Apple Watch could do wonders by working together. Now, Aaron Tilley from Forbes is confident that Cupertino has much greater plans for its set-top box, as it will play an integral role in creating Apple’s ultimate smart homes. This doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has read one of our post-WWDC14 opinion articles:

The ability to control home alarms, thermostats, and lights is very powerful. Having the ability to leverage this information in your home from the largest screen you own would hopefully be an area of expansion as this technology is adopted, and combined with Siri would be an even more powerful offering.

(WWDC 2014 and the invisible Apple TV; Apple TV Hacks, June 10, 2014)

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FX NOW channel lands on Apple TV

by Roshan on September 24, 2014

fxnow apple tv 01 FX NOW channel lands on Apple TV

Proving our previous reports true, Apple TV gained the FX NOW channel today. It is Apple’s first channel addition after the UI overhaul, Family Sharing and Beats Music addition on Thursday.

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apple tv 7 0 Apple TV software update 7.0 released with new UI, Beats Music channel and Family Sharing featureAlong with iOS 8, Apple has today released a software update 7.0 that works only with the 3rd gen. Apple TV. Apple TV 7 comes with a redesigned interface, Beats Music channel, Family Sharing option and access to iCloud Photos. The 2nd. gen. Apple TV got a firmware update as well (listed as 6.2.1), though it doesn’t include the new UI and Beats Music app.

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Netflix now available to Apple TV users in France

by Roshan on September 15, 2014

netflix france launch Netflix now available to Apple TV users in France

As announced earlier this year, Netflix is expanding its territory in Europe. They have started off by saying Bonjour, as the uber popular streaming giant launched its service in France today. [click to continue…]

After Apple Watch, the next big thing is Apple TV

by Roshan on September 14, 2014

cook apple tv After Apple Watch, the next big thing is Apple TV

Apple CEO Tim Cook has given an interview to Charlie Rose and PBS released a few preview clips ahead of airing the show. One of those is a 90 second video (below) in which he discusses the Apple TV.

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