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tvOS 11 update for Apple TV is now available, here’s everything new

There’s a new software update out for the fourth-gen Apple TV that brings a few useful new features to the set-top box. tvOS 11 brings automatic dark mode switching, Home Screen Sync, proper AirPods support, and more to the Apple TV.<p><b>How to update Apple TV to tvOS 11</b><p>Launch Settings app<br>• Navigate to …

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tvOS 11 is Now Available for the Apple TV

If you haven’t already enabled automatic updates, you can download the software by heading to Settings > System > Software Updates > Update Software. …

Apple Rolls the TV app Out in Australia & Canada Just Ahead of iOS 11 & tvOS 11 Release

Australian and Canadian iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV users now have access to Apple’s TV app on their devices, just ahead of the Cupertino company’s …

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Apple TV 4K vs Apple TV 4th Gen Comparison

The Apple TV has finally entered the world of 4K. On Tuesday, the company unveiled its appropriately named Apple TV 4K, a next-generation set-top box …

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HDR content makes its way to the 2017 iPad Pro with iOS 11, following Apple TV 4K launch

Apple announced the <b>Apple TV 4K</b> last week alongside its new <b>iPhone</b>, with the promise of updating the iTunes Store with fresh HDR video content. While …

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Cord-cutting is happening faster than anyone predicted

Cable companies are terrified by the onset of “cord-cutting,” the term that analysts have attached to the trend of young people not wanting to fork …

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Fubo TV: All the details on this sports-heavy streaming bundle

FuboTV doesn't have the name recognition of other streaming bundles, but it’s been quietly building up a service to take on the likes of Dish’s Sling …

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The studio behind Journey is making an Apple TV game

‘Sky’ from thatgamecompany will be exclusive to Apple devices<p>Thatgamecompany is a studio best-known for poetic, emotional adventures like <i>Flower</i> and <i>Journey</i> — and now the team is bringing its next release to Apple TV. Creative lead and studio CEO Jenova Chen was on stage today at Apple’s latest …

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The Apple TV 4K skates to where the puck was

Among everything Apple announced at its press conference this week, the Apple TV 4K was the only one lacking a killer hook.<p>The new streaming box’s …

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The future of Apple TV is exciting, but it’s not hardware-related

It’s all about original TV series, movies and streaming<p>Apple announced yesterday that it was introducing a 4K HDR version of its set top box, but that’s far from the most interesting aspect of Apple TV.<p>The $179 hardware upgrade wasn’t so much an enhancement as it was a necessary action. Roku’s $60 …

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How the 4K Apple TV stacks up against Roku and Amazon

Apple announced the Apple TV 4K yesterday, an updated version of its living room set-top box that adds support for 4K and HDR video and boosts the processing power. There’s not much else new compared to the prior fourth-generation device: it offers the same apps, Siri remote, and a centralized TV …

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Apple's new Apple TV 4K is built to fuel its Hollywood ambitions

Apple just kicked off the next phase of its mission to dominate your TV viewing experience, and it's called Apple TV 4K.<p>Additional information revealed by leaked firmware late Monday indicated that the new version of Apple TV would offer 4K functionality, and it turns out that leak was accurate.<p>The …

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Apple's TV app adds local news and sports for seven more countries

Its venerable phone line wasn't the newly minted product Apple showed off at the iPhone 8 event on Tuesday. Eddie Cue announced onstage that the company will expand availability of its Apple TV app to seven new countries by the end of the year and will be adding local news and sports programming as …

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Apple TV 4K: Set-Top to Cost $179, Will Offer Ultra HD Titles for Same Price as HD

Apple has recharged its connected-TV play: The tech giant announced Apple TV 4K, priced at $179, which will stream Ultra HD movies from major …

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The 4K Apple TV is here

Apple’s streaming box is now a better match for the latest and greatest TVs<p>Apple has just unveiled a long anticipated upgrade to its Apple TV set-top box, which is now capable of playing movies and TV shows at 4K Ultra HD resolution. Tim Cook said TV is at an “inflection point” with the mainstream …

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Apple’s new 4K TV signals ambitions to overtake Hollywood — and your living room

CUPERTINO — For over a decade, Apple TV has been the middle child of the tech giant’s product lineup. Despite its early entry in 2007 with the goal …

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Get ready for a new, much more powerful Apple TV

The current Apple TV is nearly two years old. That’s why it’s not surprising to learn that Apple has been working on a new device for a while. This weekend, an upcoming build of iOS 11 for the next iPhone was leaked and contains a ton of information about unreleased products, including the next …

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How to watch the live-stream of tomorrow’s iPhone X/iPhone 8 keynote on your iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV

We’ve been learning rather more about tomorrow’s event than Apple would like thanks to iOS 11 GM firmware leaked to us on Friday evening. Info we were able to glean from the code ranged from new wallpapers to the apparent names of this year’s iPhones.<p>But while <i>9to5Mac</i> readers may be in for fewer …

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Apple TV 4K: What we expect to see unveiled on Tuesday

iPhones will be the star of the show at Apple's big Sept. 12 event. But two other major product refreshes are also rumored to be unveiled: A third-generation Apple Watch and -- our focus here -- a new Apple TV box.<p>The current version of the Apple TV was launched back in September 2015, alongside …

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Star Wars, Marvel movies moving from Netflix to Disney streaming service, ESPN OTT launching in spring 2018

Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed on Thursday that the company will make its Marvel and Star Wars films exclusive to its Disney-branded streaming service, …

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Imminent arrival of HDR iTunes Store content reaffirmed in new code findings

Expectations of high dynamic range (HDR) support in the iTunes Store — and on a fifth-generation Apple TV — were reinforced on Thursday with the …

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The cord-cutter’s guide to legally watching the NFL

You don’t need a satellite dish or cable to get your NFL fix.<p>Cable is expensive, and it’s not getting any cheaper. It gets easier every year to watch television without cable or satellite packages, but finding actual live pro football on the many services available has been difficult. But that’s …

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Apple's Sept. 12 event: What to expect from the new iPhone 8, Apple Watch and more

Now Playing: Watch this: Apple set to launch the next iPhone on September 12<p>1:12<p>Even if you don't have an iPhone or plan on getting a new one, you should still pay attention to Apple's September 12 event. For one thing, it takes place in a new location, Apple Park, the company's new headquarters in …

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tvOS 11 developer beta 9 for Apple TV now available

Apple is rolling out the ninth 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 9 is currently only available to registered developers for testing, although a free …

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Apple TV News: Amazon Prime Video App Delayed, Apple Discusses 4K Prices With Studios, Technical Emmy Win

There has been a flurry of Apple TV-related news in the last day or two, some good, and some disappointing. You decide for yourself, which is …

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ESPN Films' 30 for 30 on Tommy Morrison will premiere streaming on ESPN app and on-demand

As ESPN tries to create more of a presence in digital and streaming video, the network is providing more content exclusively for that platform in …

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Apple TV with 4K and HDR support reportedly coming this fall

The iPhone may not be the only thing Apple’s going to unveil this September. According to a report by <i>Bloomberg</i>, the Cupertino-company is finally refreshing the Apple TV after nearly two years, bringing it up to 4K streaming standards.<p>The new set-top box will reportedly have a faster processor and …

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Apple expected to debut 4K Apple TV alongside new iPhones & Watches

A new report out from <i>Bloomberg</i> today says that Apple should unveil its 4K Apple TV alongside new iPhone and Apple Watch models. The devices are expected to make a debut at next month’s September event.<p>Over the past few months, we’ve seen leaks from Apple firmware that have pointed to a potential …

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Mayweather-McGregor fight: Start time, how to stream, odds and more

What time does the fight start?<p>Quintuple champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor are set to enter the ring on Saturday night, August 26. The pay-per-view event kicks off at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET, 2 a.m. Sunday UK) in Las Vegas for what's expected to be the most …

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