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Best Apple TV apps for streaming soccer

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world — there are soccer fans everywhere. With all of this popularity comes a ton of potential leagues and tournaments to watch. If you’re a big fan, you’ll be glad to know there are some great ways to watch streaming soccer on Apple TV.<p>Certain Apple …

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Apple Is a Step Closer to Making Its Own TV Shows

The tech giant just hired two industry heavy-hitters as it tries to move into a realm occupied by Netflix and Amazon: scripted television.<p>This year, Netflix will spend something in the realm of $6 billon on original programming, more than any media company apart from ESPN. Amazon is expected to …

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Apple Provides Second Beta of tvOS 11 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 11 update for the fourth-generation Apple TV, a little over two weeks after seeding the first beta following the keynote of the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>Registered developers can download tvOS 11 by connecting the Apple TV to a …

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You can now log into HBO and Showtime with your Amazon credentials

Why it matters to you<p>Whereas you previously had to use your TV provider credentials to get these premium channels, you can now just take advantage of …

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) TV isn’t Dead, Sony Execs to the Rescue

Apple Inc. TV isn’t particularly successful in a market dominated by online streaming services and Hollywood studios. The firm claims that its “Apple …

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Apple Hires Minds Behind ‘Breaking Bad’ to Create Hit TV Content

In a move that may indicate the company is getting serious about creating original TV content, Apple on Friday announced via an official press …

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Apple Hires Executives From Sony Pictures TV to Lead Push Into Original Programming

Apple today announced that television executives Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg will be joining the company to help craft its new slate of original video programming. The two will lead Apple's video programming efforts on a worldwide scale and report to senior vice president of internet software …

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Apple hires YouTube alum to help with video efforts

Apple is stepping up its video game by hiring one of the key employees from YouTube that helped the service become the world’s biggest video streaming platform.<p>Vijay Karunamurthy, who worked at YouTube in its early years and then went on to co-found the food rating app Nom, has reportedly joined …

New Media

10 Flipboard Magazines Apple Fans Will Love

Last week, Apple announced a slew of new updates during the WWDC keynote. We thought it would be helpful to round up the best Apple magazines and topics so you can create a personal mix of news you want to follow on Flipboard. These MagMakers are obsessively thinking about and curating stories …

Sling TV’s improved DVR won’t delete your recordings

You asked, and Sling TV answered. By popular demand, the live TV streaming service's Cloud DVR now lets users protect shows from deletion and added the ability to record content on Fox channels. Plus, you can watch and manage recordings from your Xbox One.<p>There are a few other minor upgrades, too, …

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77% of consumers want a la carte TV, TiVo study finds, but price they’re willing to pay drops

The majority of consumers in the U.S. and Canada are no longer interested in hefty pay TV packages filled with channels they don’t watch. According to a new study from TiVo out this morning, 77.3 percent now want “a la carte” TV service – meaning, they want to only pay for the channels they …

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Third tvOS 10.2.2 beta for Apple TV rolling out now

Apple today released the third beta of tvOS 10.2.2 following the second beta released late last month to developers. The third beta will focus on the latest bug fixes and security improvements and doesn’t officially include new features or any known issues.<p>The public release of tvOS 10.2.2 will …

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NPR One App Launches on Apple TV, NPR Cooperating Closely With Apple on HomePod

NPR officially announced the launch of its NPR One app on the latest-generation Apple TV Tuesday, giving users another way to access news, podcasts …

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Alexa, Siri, Apple TV: Are Amazon And Apple Putting Their Rivalry Aside? | International Business Times

Apple and Amazon are fierce competitors, especially now that the iPhone maker has released its own home speaker. However, the companies seem to have …

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AirPods automatically pair with Apple TV starting with tvOS 11

When you pair AirPods to your iPhone, the wireless earbuds are automatically paired to iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches with the same iCloud account thanks to automatic setup. Apple TV has not been included in the devices that automatically pair, however, but that’s changing with tvOS 11.<p>Starting …

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Apple is laying the groundwork for a more advanced Apple TV

Apple is throwing its weight behind a more modern video standard, and it may pave the way for significant upgrades to the next Apple TV box.<p>At its annual developer conference this week, WWDC, Apple announced widespread support for High Efficiency Video Coding.<p>The company says this is coming to the …

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forma.8 GO Coming to iOS and Apple TV on June 15

MixedBag Game's atmospheric Metroidvania forma.8 is coming to iOS and Apple TV as forma.8 go with optimized touch controls and MFi controller …

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AirPods Pair Automatically With Apple TVs Running tvOS 11

Apple’s AirPods will pair automatically with fourth-generation Apple TVs running tvOS 11. The popular earbuds already auto-pair with the iOS devices …

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AirPods iOS 11 Update: Headphones Will Automatically Sync With Apple TV With tvOS 11, Plus More | International Business Times

AirPods soon will sync automatically with the Apple TV, with the device’s upcoming update, tvOS 11 developer beta shows, 9to5Mac reported.<p>The …

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How to Watch the ‘Planet of the Apps’ Premiere for Free

Apple’s first reality TV show, “Planet of the Apps,” recently premiered on Apple Music alongside a screening at WWDC ’17. And, for a limited time, …

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Fox Networks Updated Streaming App for Apple TV, iOS Pulls in FX and Nat Geo Shows

Fox Networks Group released an update to the Fox Now app — initially for iOS and fourth-generation Apple TV set-tops — that brings together shows …

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Apple’s tvOS 11 reveal explains why it wasn’t mentioned in WWDC keynote

<b>While announcing new named updates for iOS, macOS and watchOS during its WWDC keynote on Monday, Apple stopped short of announcing a new version of</b> …

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‘Planet of the Apps’: Apple Quietly Premieres Its Underwhelming ‘Shark Tank’ for App Developers

Kicking off the <i>Planet of the Apps</i> reality series on a Tuesday night at 11:30 p.m. — and without fanfare or even an announcement — doesn’t make a lot …

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HuffPost Introduces Apple TV App, Moore Debuts 'TrumpiLeaks'

HuffPost has launched a new app on Apple TV. It is a collaboration between HuffPost and Alpha, its innovation and experimental projects team.<p>In a …

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Apple TV owners to get first-ever public beta with tvOS 11

Regular Apple TV owners will soon be able download betas for the first time, getting an early peek at upcoming features, according to Apple's …

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Apple's reality show 'Planet of the Apps' debuts tonight

The show follows app developers as they try to sell their creations to a panel of celebrity judges.<p>If you have been waiting patiently for Apple's new reality show "Planet of the Apps," your wait is almost over.<p>The show, casting 100 app developers attempting to create the next big app, will make its …

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Apple TV now included in public beta program starting with tvOS 11

Apple has expanded its Apple Beta Software Program to include the fourth-gen Apple TV for the first time. Apple’s public beta program has previously been limited to iOS and macOS while tvOS betas were only available to developers with paid accounts.<p>Apple’s Beta Software Program website says “iOS …

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Amazon Prime Video comes to Apple TV at long last

Just as rumored, Apple has announced Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV at long last.<p>Amazon hasn’t exactly had a smooth relationship with Apple TV in the past – opting not to make its app available on the platform after all this time (same with Android TV, for that matter). In fact the feud …

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Apple announces HomePod speaker to take on Sonos

Apple has officially announced the HomePod speaker today, which the company claims will reinvent music in homes like the iPod did for music on the go.<p>The new smart speaker features a seven-speaker array of tweeters. Additionally, there’s a four-inch upward-facing subwoofer and an Apple A8 chip. The …

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