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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.
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 device 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.
Norwegian carrier Telenor is running a promotion, where customers who buy a 16GB iPhone 5c will get a free Apple TV. The offer, however, appears to be applicable only on the green variant of the device.