Apple continues to add new content to Apple TV. It has quietly added new apps for Vevo music channel – for on-demand music videos, The Weather Channel – which broadcasts weather forecasts and weather-related news, along with documentaries and entertainment programming related to weather, the Smithsonian Channel – which brings you original documentaries and videos exploring history, air and space, science, nature, and culture, Disney Channel and Disney XD.
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Bloomberg reports that according to their sources Apple is close a signing a deal with Time Warner Cable (TWC) to bring TWC TV app to Apple TV.
Earlier in the month, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt spoke at an event where he said the company was talking with Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung about live video streaming.
Few weeks back, a clever hack brought Plex, the popular media server to Apple TV without needing a jailbreak.
9to5Mac via Russian blog iGuides.ru reports that a similar hack now brings UnliMovieTV, a Russian subscription TV & movie service to the device without needing a jailbreak.
Apple has just released a major software update for the 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TV.
Apple TV Software Update 5.3 brings HBO GO and WatchESPN to Apple TV. The update also brings Sky News’ 24/7 news feed and on-demand news library, Crunchyroll, the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media and Qello, a leading on-demand streaming service for HD concerts and music documentaries.
Apple hardly mentioned Apple TV during the WWDC keynote, but a beta version of iOS 7 for the device went live right after the keynote for registered developers. The update doesn’t have the UI overhaul seen in other iOS devices, but it does include iTunes Radio and a few other changes.
There are a number of reasons people jailbreak or want to jailbreak their Apple TV, one of those reasons is to be able to install plugins for Plex.
Plex is a media player system that includes Plex Media Center, the front end media player and an associated media server called the Plex Media Server.
Though Apple TV’s sales have been picking up, Apple hasn’t yet released an SDK for the platform to open it to third party developers. Instead, developers have been using the iOS SDK to pair devices with the Apple TV using AirPlay, the most notable example being Real Racing.
Hot on the heels of releasing iOS 6.1.3 for iOS devices, Apple also released an update for the Apple TV, bumping its software version to 5.1.2. The update contains a number of security related fixes as well as a redesigned Hulu experience.