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 subscriptionÂ to view full contentÂ on these channels. Subscribers ofÂ DirecTV, Verizon FiOS and Cablevision Optimum can benefit from this new addition at the moment.
In a recently-released research note, well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo notes that the Apple TV set-top box is set to receive a refresh later this year, with the updated deviceÂ playing a “key role” in Apple’s ecosystem. The new device will include a plethora of innovative new features including motion control, which will allow users to interact with the device without the need for a remote control.
Alongside the iOS 7.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Apple today also released Apple TV 6.1 Software Update, adding the ability to easily hide channels.
Apple has added a revamped iTunes Festival channel to Apple TV ahead of this week’s event at the South by Southwest (SXSW) 2014.
Apple had released an updated version of the iTunes Festival app with a refreshed icon and new design late last week.