Apple TV

iHeartRadio is coming to the new Apple TV

iHeartRadio is coming to the new Apple TV

While some streaming music services are shuttering their doors, others are still going strong — even expanding. iHeartRadio is looking to take new ground in 2016.

12 Tips and tricks for mastering your new Apple TV

12 Tips and tricks for mastering your new Apple TV

The Holiday Season is just over and many of us have come into some pretty great gifts during this time. The 4th Generation Apple TV is a great gift to have come across. The newest version offers a 32 or 64 GB hard drive that can be filled with popular apps like HBO GO, Netflix, Hulu and so on. And this time around, owners can download a bunch of apps like the addictive Crossy Road from the App Store. But what else can you do with your brand new device? Take a look at our nice list of Apple TV tips and tricks.

How to pair your iPhone or iPad to the new Apple TV with Remote app

How to pair your iPhone or iPad to the new Apple TV with Remote app

Apple is famously known for creating a network of devices that benefit from one another working together. Steve Jobs pushed his team to create products that easily connected to one another, adding value to owning multiple Apple devices. So, if when I purchased the new Apple TV 4, I knew that my other Apple devices would play a big role in how I used my Apple TV. 

Microsoft could be launching a smaller, cheaper Xbox to compete directly with the new Apple TV

Microsoft could be launching a smaller, cheaper Xbox to compete directly with the new Apple TV

As far as set-top boxes go, a home video game console these days typically offers all of the streaming services one could want, plus access to video games like Halo 5: Guardians or Destiny. But Microsoft could be launching a new box in 2016.

How to restart or put your Apple TV into sleep mode

How to restart or put your Apple TV into sleep mode

Apple TV 4 is one of my favorite Apple purchases. I’ve already covered some of the basics for using the device and its new Siri Remote. But while it is super easy to just leave the device running until it turns off automatically, you can manually put the device into sleep mode. You can also restart the device should you run into any issues. 

How to use iCloud Photos as your Apple TV’s screen saver

How to use iCloud Photos as your Apple TV’s screen saver

The iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. That means that iPhone owners take pictures with their phone time and time again, saving these images to their devices or their iCloud storage to be accessed and shared later. Apple TV owners can share these same images on the big screen through a screensaver or slideshow using their iCloud account. 

How to use photos from your computer as Apple TV screen saver

How to use photos from your computer as Apple TV screen saver

The new, 4th Generation Apple TV introduced the new aerial view screen savers which span across major world cities and produce super-high-quality live images taken from a fancy drone. These images are really stunning to look at, but can get old after some time. Plus, if you have great photos from your last trip on your computer, it’s always cool to add a more personal, homey touch to your Apple TV. You have always been able to stream photos from My Photos or via your iCloud photos, but fewer people know that they can stream photos from any folder on their computer with Home Sharing enabled.

Apple could become NFL streaming partner for Thursday games

Apple could become NFL streaming partner for Thursday games

Apple is among a number of companies that are being considered as possible NFL streaming partners for Thursday games, according to a new report. Amazon, Google, and Yahoo are also said to be in the mix for a non-exclusive deal over two years.

How to change the DNS server on your Apple TV

How to change the DNS server on your Apple TV

While the video below dates back to 1994, most people still don’t really know how the internet works. When you say things like HTTPS, CDN or DNS, most people don’t know or don’t care what those acronyms stand for. Just as long as they can get to iPhoneHacks.com when they type it in their search bar, everything is good. But in order for your service provider to find iPhoneHacks.com out of all the other websites in the world, it uses a DNS (Domain Name System) to translate the IP address of our site into easy to consume alphabetized characters. 

iOS App Store beginning to indicate universal apps that support the new Apple TV

iOS App Store beginning to indicate universal apps that support the new Apple TV

Universal apps are really starting to take off on iOS, beginning with apps jumping from the iPhone to the iPad, over to the Apple Watch, and now including Apple’s fourth-generation Apple TV.