Rheo is an interesting new tvOS app that curates videos from across the web. It is said to be “the fastest way for you to discover and enjoy the videos you want to watch.” Alan Cannistraro, founder of Copper Studios, the company behind the app, spent 12 years at Apple in both design and engineering roles of media products. He worked on the very beginnings of Apple TV, and even brainstormed with Steve Jobs about the future of media technology.
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NBCUniversal announced that pay-TV customers can now watch shows from its Bravo, Syfy and E! on Apple TV 4 with the launch of three apps for tvOS: Bravo Now, E! Now and Syfy Now.
FireCore is today rolling out a big 4.2 update for Infuse, its powerful media player for iOS and tvOS. This is one of the major updates, and adds in some interesting new features including Library View on tvOS, trakt ratings sync, Spotlight search on iOS, improved Dolby audio, and a number of others.
Apple TV users have hoped for a standalone Amazon Videos app for their little black boxes for the past few years. Although there is a way to enjoy Amazon Videos on the big screen using Apple TV, it’s not the most straightforward and comfortable one. Back in November, Amazon appeared to have confirmed that they were developing a tvOS app for Prime Video, but since then we haven’t heard anything about it.
AccuWeather has just launched the all-new AccuWeather app for Apple TV 4 that is said to “revolutionize the weather viewing experience for Apple TV users” thanks to its interactive weather maps and highly detailed weather forecasts including AccuWeather’s patented MinuteCast.