Rumors of a new Apple TV were fervent before the company’s event earlier this year, but while WWDC didn’t see the unveiling of a new set-top box, the current model at least got a price drop.
A series of patents filed by Apple outline its plans to overhaul the Apple TV remote amid rumors of a major upgrade. The company hints at new features like built-in fingerprint scanners for custom profiles, and automated parental controls.
Leading up to this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, there was a lot of talk that Apple’s refreshed Apple TV hardware would be announced at the event.
In April, HBO launched Now, a brand new standalone streaming service that allows people to access the provider’s content on multiple devices, all without needing a cable subscription.
Apple updates HomeKit support pages to explain its setup process; Confirms Apple TV will work as a central hub for all devices
An updated support document from Apple about HomeKit has confirmed a previous report about the Apple TV acting as a hub for all HomeKit-compatible devices, and users being able to create virtual rooms for their HomeKit devices.
Apple has rolled out the Apple Events channel on Apple TV with the WWDC 2015 logo to confirm that the keynote scheduled for June 8th will be live streamed.