Google and YouTube are receiving a lot of hype over the new YouTube TV subscription service. It’s $35 per month and gives you access to over 40 live streaming networks like ABC, ESPN, Fox, Disney Channel and several others. Yet, there is already a major player in the TV streaming game: Sling TV. In fact, Sling starts at just $20 per month. While YouTube TV is taking its sweet time launching initially in major cities only, Sling TV is available almost everywhere in the United States.
The jailbreak for Apple TV 4 was released yesterday for tvOS 10.0 – 10.1. Another update is also in the works to bring full support for tvOS 9.1.
In the past couple of weeks, we’ve been hearing rumors of an upcoming jailbreak for Apple TV 4 by iOS researcher Jonathan Levin. The tool has been in beta for a while to iron out all the issues and make it as stable as possible, but today marks its day of release. The jailbreak has been finally released to the public for Apple TV 4.
A couple of weeks after Facebook officially confirmed that it is working on a dedicated Video app for the fourth-generation Apple TV, the social networking giant has released the app on the tvOS App Store. The dedicated app allows Apple TV owners to easily watch videos shared by their friends, pages they like, and other top/trending videos on Facebook on their TV.
After launching the fourth-generation Apple TV in 2015, Apple is preparing to launch a new 4K capable Apple TV later this year. Codenamed “J1o5”, the fifth-generation Apple TV will be capable of streaming 4K videos and support more vivid colors.
Apple has hired Amazon’s former head of Fire TV unit, Timothy D. Twerdahl as the vice president in charge of Apple TV product marketing. Pete Distad who held the position at Apple previously has now been given the job of negotiating media deals.
You can have fun with plenty of games on Apple TV with the Siri Remote, but serious gamers should consider buying a compatible game controller. In fact some of the more intense games for Apple TV require that you have one. They’re relatively inexpensive and can successfully turn your Apple TV set-top box into a step below, but still delightfully affordable video game console.
Earlier this month, Apple released tvOS 10.1, with the new TV app, to the public. And now a new beta is available for developers.
Control Center got a big redesign in iOS 10. Instead of jamming everything into one page, there are now different panes. And there’s a whole different pane dedicated to media playback. This means that previously obvious media controls, including AirPlay controls are now distributed between two screens. That can lead to confusion.
For anyone who owns an Apple TV, and finds themselves looking at screen savers more often than not, Apple has added a few new things to look at in between binge watching that show.