The Apple TV 4 has been on sale for quite some time, and identifies a huge push for TV apps, it was only a matter of time before the last generation set-top box was discontinued.
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Apple is silently removing HomeKit support from 3rd generation Apple TV with the iOS 10 update. Apple has introduced a new Home app in iOS 10 that will allow users to access and manage their HomeKit-compatible devices remotely through it.
Apple has started recalling a small batch of third-generation Apple TVs due to an unspecified faulty part, according to MacRumors.
It doesn’t seem to be a major recall as Apple hasn’t issued a public advisory about the issue on its website. Apple seems to be proactively contacting customers with the defective Apple TV and offering an exchange for a new unit.
AllCast for iOS lets you stream photos, music, videos to Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox, Fire TV and more
AllCast is a popular Android app that lets users stream media stored on their phones to their TVs. The developers today launched an iOS version of the app, with support for streaming to Chromecast, Apple TV, Xbox and a number of other devices.
One of the major announcements at WWDC earlier this month was Continuity, a set of features that tightly integrate iOS devices and Macs. These features will reportedly also be available on the Apple TV this fall, extending this tight integration across all products in the Apple ecosystem.
Apple has just added three new channels from the A&E Network to the Apple TV. This includes A&E, the History Channel and Lifetime. Although free previews will be offered to the users, they will require a cable subscription to view full content on these channels. Subscribers of DirecTV, Verizon FiOS and Cablevision Optimum can benefit from this new addition at the moment.