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9733 1633 homekit l New beta turns Apple TV into the master of HomeKit

A couple of weeks back, we received some unconfirmed reports stating that Apple sneaked in HomeKit support to Apple TV with the 7.0 update. But things became official on Tuesday, when the Apple TV 7.0.1 beta 2 was rolled out to developers. In the changelogs, Apple has acknowledged that the update “can be used for testing AirPlay and HomeKit with your iOS apps.”

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10651 2998 141002 Remote 1 l Apple patents an overhauled remote app for Apple TV

Once again an Apple patent is under the microscope, as Apple Insider caught up with an application submitted by the Cupertino engineers. Titled “Browsing Remote content using a native interface”, it re-imagines how the remote app works with Apple TV.

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iCloud Family Sharing coming to Apple TV

by tomek on June 18, 2014

apple tv family sharing iCloud Family Sharing coming to Apple TV

Released earlier today, the new Apple TV software beta brings iCloud Family Sharing to the big screen, 9to5Mac reports. That’s in line with our predictions on how the future Apple TV may look like.

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datacenter WSJ: Apple quietly building its own content delivery network as possible groundwork for television

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has been building out an extensive network of data centers and connections as groundwork for moving deeper into television. Today, Apple uses a mix of content that is hosted in Apple-owned data centers and content distribution from Level 3 and Akamai, which is a good strategy for more “static” content like what is currently available in the iTunes store. Essentially, Apple can push a copy of “Thor: The Dark World” to Akamai and let them provide the servers and bandwidth to all of the users who purchase the movie.

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13.10.22 iMovie Theater Apple TV update adds new iMovie Theater channel

During yesterday’s Apple’s iPad event the iLife suite received a big update for iOS and OS X, and part of this was a new feature for iMovie called iMovie Theater. Apple has issued a small update to the Apple TV to bring this new feature to your living room screens.

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itunes radio appletv hero Apple TV 6.0 is back following a failed first attempt

According to the nice intrusive update screen that just popped up on my Apple TV, and our lovely commenters, it seems Apple has fixed whatever the issue was and it’s go time again.

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