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Zwift for Apple TV streams ‘affordable’ 4K virtual training

Zwift has been offering limited beta offerings for its members looking to pair their virtual indoor training rides with the high quality video of …

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Sega releases 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' free on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV to celebrate 25th anniversary

Sega has added another classic title to its Sega Forever free-to-play game collection, by making the iPhone and iPad port of 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' …

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A guide to the new Apple TV screensavers

Benjamin Mayo’s got ’em all—new and old—on his updated website.<p>These are first-rate drone videos. A few of my favorites:<p>Dubai:<p>Liwa …

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Live sports integration likely coming to Apple’s TV app next month

Apple’s TV app is about to become a lot more useful for sports fans. We’re hearing that integration with live sports in the TV app is set to arrive next month. Apple demoed this feature for its TV app on tvOS with Apple TV back in September; the TV app on iPhone and iPad will also include live …

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Top 10 Apple TV Games To Play With Game Controller

Shares 0<p>An Apple TV is not just your regular TV, right? It is definitely superior to some ‘hobby’. Apple TV is a vision, a full-fledged TV system …

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Vimeo launches HDR video hosting, playable on iPhone X, iPad Pro, and Apple TV 4K

YouTube competitor Vimeo today announced that it is rolling out support for High Dynamic Range video uploads on its video hosting platform. Usually seen as the slightly more professional video site, Vimeo notes it is the first platform to support playback of HDR content on Apple’s latest devices …

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DirecTV Now is giving away a free Apple TV 4K when you pre-pay for 4-mos of service

DirecTV Now is a streaming service from AT&T that’s now celebrating its 1-year anniversary. As part of their 1-year anniversary celebration, AT&T, the parent company of DirecTV, has decided to give customers who prepay 4-months in advance a free 4K Apple TV 32GB when using promo code <b>BDAY2017</b> at …

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Library Lending Service Hoopla Brings Free, Ad-Free Movies to Apple TV, Fire TV

Hoopla, best known for providing free e-book rentals in cooperation with local libraries, is expanding to the living room: The service launched a new …

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Video for iOS & tvOS-exclusive game 'Sky' teases story, multiplayer elements

More details about "Flower" and "Journey" developer thatgamecompany's next title, "Sky," have been revealed in a brief gameplay video, showing the …

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Could sports-free over-the-top service Philo end up proving that sports are necessary to succeed in streaming?

A new over-the-top subscription streaming service is joining the increasing variety of options available to viewers who want to cut cable and …

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Look whose story Cupertino just bought for Apple TV

With Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, Apple has joined the big leagues. Here’s the plot…<p>According to the Hollywood Reporter, Apple outbid …

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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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Apple TV Screensavers and their Geo-Locations Identified

Apple TV shows fantastic screensaver when it’s left alone idle. You can also hit “Menu” on the remote while you’re in the top-level menu to activate …

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What Will It Take For Apple To Beat Netflix, Amazon, And Hulu In The Streaming Video Market?

<i>With Apple entering the streaming video business, what can they do to compete with all the other streaming services out there? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Michael Vogel, 12 years</b> …

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How to upgrade your home theater system for 4K and HDR

Thinking of getting a new 4K HDR TV? Make sure you’ve got all the gear necessary to go with it.<p>With high dynamic range (HDR) becoming available on more and more TVs, chances are your next TV will have it as a feature. But you might need to upgrade more than just the TV to get the full HDR …

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Apple TV Gets tvOS 11.1 Software Update

There are lots of new updates for Apple devices, we have seen iOS 11.1 update, watchOS 4.1, macOS 10.13.1 and now the Apple TV gets tvOS 11.1. The …

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Could 2018 Be The Year Of The OTT Breakthrough?

The stars may be aligning for 2018 to be a breakthrough in the over-the-top video world.<p>Consider, next year Netflix will spend as much as $8 billion …

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YouTube is taking on TV on its home turf, and it’s starting to win

YouTube viewing on actual TV sets is up 70 percent in the last year.<p>YouTube has been trying to position itself as a TV competitor for years. Now it can say it is making real headway: The video service says viewers are watching 100 million hours of its clips a day on actual television sets.<p>And it …

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Can the Apple TV 4K be a cord-cutter's only streaming device?

High-quality picture and smart home functionality set Apple's entertainment machine apart.<p>I cut the cable cord roughly three years ago and I’ve never regretted it. I have, however, accumulated a small village of set-top boxes, media sticks, Chromecasts, gaming consoles, and just about any other …

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How to watch the World Series without a cable subscription

October baseball is here. Here's how to stream the games online.<p>The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the World Series for the first time since 1988. The Houston Astros are returning to the World Series for only the second time in franchise history -- and the team's first as a member of the American …

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Ex-Amazon Studios exec joins growing Apple Video team

Apple has hired former Amazon Studios alumni Morgan Wandell to head up its international development for Apple’s original content division, Apple Video.<p>Wandell’s official job title is international creative development for worldwide video. While at Amazon, he helped develop shows including <i>The Man</i> …

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Apple TV 4K Review

All gadgets should be as easy-to-use and intuitive as this.<p>Apple<p>Apple TV has, we think it’s fair to say, had a bit of a tough time in the past.<p>It was …

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Channels DVR review: Ad-skipping helps justify the price for Apple TV owners

In some ways, Channels DVR is tough to recommend. The subscription cost is greater than other over-the-air DVR options, the hardware requirements are …

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Verizon Delays Streaming TV Service Until 2018

Verizon is working on a streaming television service that was originally meant to debut in 2017, but its launch date has been pushed back to 2018, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. Verizon is now said to be aiming to launch its online TV service in the spring of 2018, marking yet another delay as the company …

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Sling Offers New Customers ‘Free TV’ Day

Sling Television is offering free, no-credit-card-required access to its 30-channel Sling Orange package to new customers this Sunday (October …

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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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The Apple TV Universal Search Feature Gains New Partners

New Apple TV Universal Search partners include:<p>BBC America (US)<br>• Classix (US, Australia, Canada)<br>• Oxygen (US)<br>• 9Now (Australia)<br>• Apple Music (UK, Australia, …

Best Apple TV 4K mounts, accessories, controllers and more

Last month Apple unveiled the newest version of its Apple TV, adding 4K HDR capabilities and the new A10X Fusion chip. Whether you opted for the latest model or the $149 4th generation, you’re likely looking towards accessories at this point.<p>There are a number of ways to improve your Apple TV 4K …

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