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Kanex's GoPlay Sidekick Pocket-Sized Game Controller for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV Now Available

Kanex today announced availability of its GoPlay Sidekick wireless game controller for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. The pocket-sized controller, introduced at CES 2017, can be purchased from Kanex's website starting today for $59.95. A company spokesperson told MacRumors it will also be available on …

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Do Roku and Apple TV really speak film geek? We put voice search to the test for answers

Cordcutters who use streaming media devices have turned binge watching into a high art, and with good reason. There are now so many a la carte TV and movie apps that the danger of losing yourself in a sea of prestige television and on demand films offered across a range of networks and services is …

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Bounce's Brown Sugar streaming service arrives on Apple TV

The Apple TV's selection of culture-specific streaming services just got a little larger. Bounce has launched its subscription video service on Apple's fourth-generation media hub, bringing a large collection of movies and TV shows that star or or are created by African-Americans. You'll see …

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Apple TV’s universal search now supports Discovery and more

Apple has again expanded the reach of Apple TV’s universal search feature, adding a handful of new content providers, including Discovery Communications and Filmstruck.<p>Introduced with iOS 10, universal search makes finding content on your Apple TV easier than ever. In seconds, you can search for …

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tvOS 11 developer beta 4 for Apple TV now available

Apple is rolling out the fourth tvOS 11 developer beta for testing on the fourth-gen Apple TV. tvOS 11 brings Home screen sync, automatic dark and light mode, full AirPods support, AirPlay 2 and more.<p>tvOS 11 beta 4 is currently only available to registered developers for testing, although a free …

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Apple Releases tvOS 10.2.2 Software Update

As well as releasing the iOS 10.3.3 update, the macOS Sierra 10.12.6 update, Apple has also released a new update for the Apple TV, tvOS 10.2.2.<p>The …

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How to use the Apple TV remote in iOS 11's Control Center

Apple TV fans are going to love iOS 11, which puts a full reproduction of the Siri Remote into your Control Center.<p>The Siri Remote is a mixed bag. …

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Apple Releases tvOS 10.2.2 for Fourth-Generation Apple TV

Apple today released a new update for tvOS, the operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV. tvOS 10.2.2 update comes two months after the release of tvOS 10.2.1, a minor update.<p>The tvOS 10.2.2 update can be downloaded on the fourth-generation Apple TV using the Settings app. …

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Apple adds Wave, 9 other TV providers to single sign-on on iPhone, iPad & Apple TV

Apple has introduced another 10 U.S. TV providers to the roster supporting single sign-on, a feature which makes it easier to watch movies and TV …

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NYRA Now Available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV

The New York Racing Association announced today that NYRA Now, a mobile and over-the-top television platform that gives users customizable video …

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How to install tvOS public beta on your Apple TV

Apple’s Beta Software Program permits regular users to install betas of iOS, macOS and tvOS on their Apple devices without needing a developer …

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Netflix now has more subscribers than cable TV in the U.S.

Streaming media has totally upended the entertainment landscape, and Netflix has led the charge, as shown by the fact that the popular streaming service’s U.S. subscriber base has doubled in just the past five years.<p>Now, Netflix has claimed a major symbolic victory over the country’s biggest cable …

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Apple adds PayPal as payment option for the App Store, iTunes Store and Apple Music

Apple today announced that it is adding PayPal as a new payment method to the App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore and Apple Music services. This means Apple users will be able to add PayPal to their Apple ID in order to buy apps, musics, movies, TV shows and more.<p>PayPal is a nice alternative to …

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Comcast, Charter and Other Providers Appear Headed to Apple’s TV App

Nearly all of the major satellite, local cable and telco TV providers in the country appear to be on board for deep integration into Apple’s …

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tvOS 11 beta 3 seeded to developers

Aside from releasing third betas of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, Apple today also seeded tvOS 11 beta 3 (build number 15J5324f) for the …

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New report details why we don't have TV bundles on Apple TV

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the reason we don’t have actual TV channels on the Apple TV is because the company tried to strong-arm networks — and failed.<p>Apple’s Senior Vice President Eddy Cue is said to have taken the wrong approach. In one meeting, he reportedly told TV …

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Hulu just gave you yet another way to watch HBO

Let’s be honest: if you have $15 burning a hole in your pocket and the desire to watch HBO, the only thing stopping you is bone-idle laziness. But on …

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Fifth tvOS 10.2.2 beta for Apple TV rolling out

Apple has released the fifth tvOS 10.2.2 beta for Apple TV. The new tvOS beta allows developers who are registered with Apple’s developer program to test their apps on the upcoming software update for Apple TV.<p>tvOS 10.2.2 beta follows the release of tvOS 10.2.1 which is the current public version. …

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tvOS 11: How to join the new Apple TV public beta

This year tvOS joined macOS and iOS in offering a free public beta version of upcoming software updates, and Apple released the first tvOS 11 public beta for testing early last week. There aren’t a ton of flashy new features in tvOS 11, but there are a few nice improvements that you can start using …

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17 hidden useful tricks and shortcuts for your new Apple TV

The Apple TV 4 is one of the best ways to add streaming video and apps to your TV.<p>As opposed to older Apple TV models, the latest version can install apps and is a fairly sophisticated computer that hooks up to your TV. Apple calls it "the future of television."<p>You can tell if you have the latest …

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Apple TV universal search adds support for kids app Holster in US

Apple TV’s universal search function, which lets you use Siri to find content across supported video apps, has gained support for the kids app …

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Boomerang network brings classic cartoons to Apple TV

The Boomerang network has updated its streaming app to add support for Apple TV. Users can enjoy classic cartoons like <i>Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo,</i> and <i>The Flintstones</i> on the big screen — so long as they cough up for a subscription.<p>Boomerang is the place to enjoy some of the greatest cartoons ever made …

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Apple TV Search Now Supports Kids App Hopster in United States

Apple has added Hopster, an app with TV shows, nursery rhymes, and games for kids, to the universal search function on the fourth-generation Apple TV.<p>For those unfamiliar with universal search, it allows users to use Siri or input text-based searches to find TV and movie content across a wide range …

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'OK Golf' Has Been Updated With Apple TV Support and a Damp and Drizzly England Course

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20 Streaming Services That Aren’t Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime

From art-house movies to British TV to anime and Bollywood, here is a sampling of the expansive world of (legal) online streaming.<p>Originally posted on June 29, 2017, 14:37 GMT<p>Updated on June 29, 2017, 19:39 GMT<p>Adam B. Vary / BuzzFeed News; Joe Belanger / Alamy Stock Photo<p>It's been 10 years since …

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Classic Cartoon Streaming Service 'Boomerang' Expands to Apple TV

In April, classic cartoon network Boomerang was announced as a new spin-off streaming service of its own, after initially being offered as a cable channel by Time Warner. Boomerang mentioned at the time that an Apple TV app was coming sometime in the future, and this week that app has debuted on …

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Apps for Apple TV, DirecTV offer a glimpse of video’s future

The apps can learn a user’s behavior and gradually personalize the content. <br>Photo by:ESPN<p>ESPN’s future may not involve ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPNews.<p>It may …

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Use this trick to watch Google Play movies on your Apple TV

Your movie and TV purchases aren't as trapped into Google's ecosystem as you might have thought. This trick works for iPhones and iPads, too.<p>Apple TV owners had cause to celebrate last month when Apple announced the totally unexpected arrival of an Amazon Prime Video app.<p>Can a Google Play app be …

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Install the TVOS 11 public beta on your Apple TV

Want to see what Apple's up to with the next OS for Apple TV? Now you can.<p>For the first time Apple TV owners have a chance to test an upcoming software update before it's done. Alongside releasing the iOS 11 public beta, Apple published TVOS 11 as part of the same beta program.<p>Installing the …

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