Much has been said about the cluttering on the Apple TV home screen. And that is truly evident from the hits we received on our post How to arrange and hide channels on Apple TV, which we published after the feature was first introduced in the 5.1 update. Yes, the ability to hide and rearrange icons has been present on your Apple TV for a while, but yesterday Apple rolled out a new 6.1 update to Apple TV devices, which makes it much easier to hide unwanted channels right from the home screen.
In the current incarnation of the Apple TV, Apple has created an install base of tens of millions of incredibly powerful devices, essentially a stealth army of living room soldiers awaiting orders. Here are some ways Apple could leverage the existing devices to transform the living room experience, without trying to sell a 40” or larger TV set.
The Wider Image is an award-winning photojournalism app from Thompson Reuters. It is a fresh take on reporting stories among news apps, revolving mostly around photographs. Stunning snaps taken by renowned journalists are stacked, with intermittent text, interactive sections, audio, stats and more. The app just got updated bringing a bunch of new features and for us, Apple TV users, AirPlay compatibility is the noteworthy one.
The dreary winter doldrums are hanging on tight around here so now more than ever, we may all be in desperate need of some Apple TV warmth and comfort. And if the bitter cold has you stuck inside this weekend we certainly hope our weekly Pix Picks deliver all the toasty heat you need to recharge in front of your electronic fireplace.
We’ve always loved the wonderful keyboards from Logitech and also their Harmony series remotes for media players and consoles. Now, the giant peripheral maker is fusing these two categories in a new product and the resulting alloy is what is called the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard. It is said to be specifically designed for the Apple TV and “similar living room devices”, but with support for over 225000 devices from 5000+ brands and the ability to work even within closed cabinets, Logitech expects the Harmony Smart Keyboard to be a one-remote solution for all your living room needs.
In our last post, we came across some stunning implementation of the dual screen AirPlay functionality of iOS – showing different screens on your Apple TV (the gameplay) and your handheld (the controls). In case you din’t catch that one, you can read it here. Thanks to a few tips from our readers and some digging from our part, we’ve come across more dual screen games you can play on your Apple TV. In fact, we think the games in this post are better that the last one, at some points. So lets dive in!