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YouTube App on Apple TV Updated Following User Complaints Over Subscriptions Layout and More

It's been just over two weeks since YouTube updated its Apple TV app with a major redesign, essentially bringing the app in line with YouTube on other products like Android TV, smart TVs, PS4, and Xbox One. While the original YouTube Apple TV app was never widely favored, the new update was met …

How to use HomePod with Apple TV … it mostly works but there are some drawbacks

Apple doesn’t advertise HomePod as a TV speaker in any of its marketing, but it’s a question we’ve gotten a lot over the past couple weeks. With AirPlay, it’s very possible to connect HomePod to Apple TV and use it as your TV speaker … with some caveats and drawbacks to consider.<p>For some people, it …

Apple TV app gets live news on iOS and tvOS

Apple has introduced a live news section to its TV app for iOS and tvOS. It hosts a bunch of live feeds from a number of major news providers — but you’ll only see them if you live in the United States.<p>Apple confirmed it would be bringing live news to its TV app back in September, when it unveiled …

YouTube’s live TV service is now available for Apple TV devices

Following availability on Roku’s platform earlier today<p>YouTube’s streaming live TV service is now available on Apple TV devices, the Google-owned video site revealed in a surprise announcement this afternoon. In a tweet telling Apple TV owners to check the App Store, the official YouTube TV account …

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YouTube TV available on Roku, coming to Apple TV 'very soon'

YouTube's $35-per-month alternative to cable TV comes to a pair of popular streaming platforms.<p>Just in time for the big game, the Winter Olympics, the Oscars and everything else, YouTube TV has finally made its way to Roku and Apple TV.<p>Roku makes the most popular streamers and is a perennial …

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iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 Introduce Support for AirPlay 2

The new developer betas of iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 introduce AirPlay 2 features, allowing for multi-room music playback on Apple TVs using your iPhone.<p>With iOS 11.3 installed on an iOS device and tvOS 11.3 installed on one or more fourth or fifth-generation Apple TVs, you can use AirPlay 2 to stream …

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Installing tvOS Betas Over-the-Air from iOS with iCab and Dropbox

I was trying to update my two Apple TVs (a 4K model and a 4th generation one) to the latest tvOS 11.2.5 beta earlier today to test AirPlay 2 (more on this soon) and, because I remembered there was a way to install tvOS betas without a USB-C cable, I was attempting to download Apple's tvOS beta …

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Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 11.2.5 to Developers [Updated]

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.2.5 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second beta and three weeks after the release of tvOS 11.2.1, an update that introduced a fix for a HomeKit vulnerability.<p>Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation …

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Apple TV 4K drops to new low w/ this exclusive code (refurb), new + 4-mo. DirecTV Now $140

DailySteals offers the latest Apple TV 4K 32GB in refurbished condition for <b>$139.99 shipped</b> when promo code <b>9TO5TOYSTV</b> is applied during checkout. That’s a $40 savings off the regular price everywhere including Best Buy and the lowest we’ve tracked in any condition outside of DirecTV Now offers. …

Amazon Says Prime Video Had Most First-Week Downloads of Any Apple TV App Ever

Amazon's long-awaited Prime Video app for Apple TV had the most first-week downloads of any app in the history of the tvOS App Store.<p>"Prime Video has been a hit with Apple TV customers around the world — it had the most first-week downloads of any app in the history of tvOS," an Amazon spokesperson …

Amazon to Resume Selling Apple TV and Chromecast

Amazon has decided to once again sell the Apple TV and Google Chromecast in its online store, reports <i>CNET</i>. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed that the company is officially offering the two products as of today.<p>"I can confirm that we are assorting Apple TV and Chromecast," <i>CNET</i> was told.<p>There are new …

Hands-On With the New Amazon Prime Video App for Apple TV

The long-awaited Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV finally debuted today after a wait that spanned six months since it was first teased at WWDC.<p>Apple's set-top box is one of the last platforms to support the Amazon Prime Video app, which is now available on third, fourth, and fifth-generation …

Apple TV 4K no longer forces you to watch everything in HDR

Video purists rejoice: Apple's expensive 4K streamer provides the option to turn off automatic HDR conversion. We go hands-on.<p>When I reviewed the excellent Apple TV 4K, I had two major complaints: the price and the fact that it forced users to watch <i>everything</i> in high dynamic range<i>.</i><p>Apple didn't …

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tvOS 11.2 fixes the Apple TV 4K’s weirdest video output setting

Fixing one of the biggest issues with the new Apple TV<p>Hot on the heels of iOS 11.2, Apple has just released tvOS 11.2 for the fourth-gen Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, as noted by <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>The update fixes one of the biggest issues with the Apple TV 4K by adding content-matching options for video. …

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HBO's Interactive TV Show App 'Mosaic' Launches Today for iOS and tvOS

Last month, HBO announced a new project called "Mosaic," a murder-mystery TV show that allows you to interact with and discover branching paths based on characters you choose to follow. This interactive version of Mosaic has now arrived in the form of an app for iOS and tvOS, and in 2018 a …

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tvOS 11.2 fixes Apple TV 4K’s biggest problem

Apple TV 4K has a video output problem. It’s pretty serious when your main purpose is to output video. But after listening to user complaints, Apple has fixed the issue in tvOS 11.2, its next major software update.<p>As it stands, Apple TV 4K outputs everything at the video format you have specified …

Apple TV universal search now supports Apple Music and more

The wonderfully useful universal search function on Apple TV now supports a bunch of new services. Apple has added a number of popular providers in many countries, including BBC America, FX Now, and its own Apple Music.<p>Introduced with tvOS 10, universal search makes finding content on your Apple TV …

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Apple’s universal Search feature now works with BBC America, CBC, and more

Apple has gained several new partners around the world for its universal Search feature on Apple TV. In the United States, Apple TV users can now use the Search app or Siri to find content in BBC America, Classix, and Oxygen.<p>Search on Apple TV lets you look for movies and TV shows in supported …

Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 11.1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.1 update to developers for testing purposes, a week after seeding the second tvOS 11.1 update and a month after releasing tvOS 11 to the public.<p>Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the tvOS 11.1 beta can be downloaded …

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Apple TV 4K review: Ambition, meet reality | Ars Technica

Image quality is great, but the admirable TV app moonshot didn't quite make it.<p>With the Apple TV 4K, Apple is trying to do more than just provide you …

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You Need to Always Be Closing. This Is How You Do It.

You're really a sales professional when every word you exchange with the client is a step toward to closing the deal.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In order to always be closing, you have to begin with the idea that you do not provide a service until you close. You …

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When will Amazon Prime Video come to Apple TV?

Oct. 26 at the earliest, says “AmazonVideoEngineer,” maybe not before late November.<p>A Q&A with an anonymous Reddit account, excerpted from The Truth …

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Ikea’s smart lights are as stylish and breakable as its furniture

The best part of Ikea’s new smart light system is its dimmer. The dimmer doesn’t work very well, and its battery ran out in under a month, but it’s cute and yellow, and my cat absolutely loves it. It’s a tiny little disk that he can bat around almost endlessly. There’s a magnet in it; and at one …

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Apple recommends a minimum Internet connection speed of 25 Mbps for 4K streaming

Following news that Apple is only streaming 4K movies, not offering downloads, the Cupertino company has now detailed 4K streaming requirements in a …

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Apple TV 4K is almost picture-perfect [Review]

Apple TV has finally caught up with the 4K revolution.<p>It may be late to the game, but Apple’s newest set-top box pulls out all the stops to be the best on the field. It’s packing incredibly powerful new hardware that leaves competitors in the dust, and a much-improved tvOS platform that is years …

Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 11.1 to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.1 update to its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the tvOS 11.1 update to developers and a little over a week after releasing tvOS 11 to the public.<p>The tvOS 11.1 public beta can be obtained by going to the Settings app on the …

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Sketchy Rumor: Amazon Prime Video May Launch on Apple TV Alongside Thursday Night Football This Week

Amazon Prime Video may launch on Apple TV alongside the debut of the NFL's Thursday Night Football games on the streaming video service this week, according to a sketchy rumor shared by Apple TV blog BestAppleTV.com.<p>The report isn't very definitive, and it comes from a blog we've never heard about …

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Amazon Drops Prices on 4K Content in UK After Apple Offers 4K for HD Prices [Updated]

With the release of the Apple TV 4K, Apple has started offering 4K content in its iTunes Store at HD prices, meaning the cost of a 4K movie maxes out at $19.99. Apple has also upgraded previously-purchased HD content to 4K at no additional cost to consumers.<p>In response, Amazon has started lowering …

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Apple TV 4K teardown shows off internal fan and new thermal vents [Video]

The new Apple TV packs a lot more power than the previous generation, featuring an A10X Fusion chip to power 4K video playback and rich 3D App Store games.<p>iFixit have got their hands on one of the new pucks and their teardown shows how Apple managed to achieve this substantial increase in …

Watch: Why Apple TV 4K can't play 4K YouTube videos

Video<p>Apple TV 4K promises users the ability to view 4K HDR content from a wide range of sources, including Netflix and Apple's own iTunes Store. …

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