If you are facing issues with the Remote app then you may want to update it as Apple has just released an update, which includes seveal improvements for stability, search results, rating songs and sorting podcasts.
The details about the next generation Apple TV continue to leak. We first got the hints that Apple was planning to launch the next generation Apple TV, when it quietly released the iOS 6.1 firmware for an Apple TV device with code named J33I (the code name of the third generation Apple TV is J33).
Then earlier in the day, an FCC document revealed that the new Apple TV will be slightly smaller than Apple TV 3.
When I finally bought an Apple TV late last year, beyond streaming music and videos, one of the first things I did was to fire up a few games I knew had some kind of dual screen experience. Frankly, there weren’t too many to try, and really none of them blew me away to the point where I’ve played another game through my Apple TV.
Seems like a shame, doesn’t it? Which begs the question, why aren’t there more games that take advantage of AirPlay and why aren’t the ones that are available better?
As awesome as AirPlay is, it does have that teeny weeny little flaw—it’s proprietary to Apple. Now, wouldn’t it be great to have something like AirPlay that could run on TVs, set-top boxes, or Internet-connected home theaters that gave the same easy discoverability and even more features (like letting a TV launch an app on your phone)? That’s way the open-protocol DIAL is shooting for and they have some pretty big backers in YouTube and Netflix.
If you don’t have an Apple TV, but other connected devices like home theaters or DVD players or even game consoles, then you’ve probably come across DNLA. DLNA is the alternative to AirPlay that everyone else in the tech world uses and it’s pretty frustrating that Apple devices just won’t play ball (easily) with DLNA. Qualcomm Atheros wants to change that with Skifta as free iOS app that lets your iDevice connect and stream to DLNA/UPnP devices on your network.
Listings on the Apple TV iTunes Store were recently updated with a specialised section dedicated to Holiday content, which not only includes music and movies but applications and games as well. As you know, the Apple TV platform hasn’t yet been opened up to third-party developers, leading us to believe that these listings were most likely delivered to the wrong device.