If you’re like me, you come across interesting YouTube videos all the time. Someone shares a link with you in WhatsApp. A creator you follow raves about a video they loved on Twitter. You discover a Reddit thread filled with gems. But there’s no way you can watch those videos right then. You’re only goofing off from work for 15 minutes, you don’t actually have the time to watch that 5-minute video right now. And so that video is lost in the oblivion that is your browser history.
Apple TV 4
Apple has released the newest version of tvOS 10 to fourth-generation Apple TV owners.
The jailbreak for Apple TV 4 was released yesterday for tvOS 10.0 – 10.1. Another update is also in the works to bring full support for tvOS 9.1.
In the past couple of weeks, we’ve been hearing rumors of an upcoming jailbreak for Apple TV 4 by iOS researcher Jonathan Levin. The tool has been in beta for a while to iron out all the issues and make it as stable as possible, but today marks its day of release. The jailbreak has been finally released to the public for Apple TV 4.
A couple of weeks after Facebook officially confirmed that it is working on a dedicated Video app for the fourth-generation Apple TV, the social networking giant has released the app on the tvOS App Store. The dedicated app allows Apple TV owners to easily watch videos shared by their friends, pages they like, and other top/trending videos on Facebook on their TV.
Apple has hired Amazon’s former head of Fire TV unit, Timothy D. Twerdahl as the vice president in charge of Apple TV product marketing. Pete Distad who held the position at Apple previously has now been given the job of negotiating media deals.
Control Center got a big redesign in iOS 10. Instead of jamming everything into one page, there are now different panes. And there’s a whole different pane dedicated to media playback. This means that previously obvious media controls, including AirPlay controls are now distributed between two screens. That can lead to confusion.