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You Can Now Hide Those Unwanted Apple TV Channels

March 12th, 2014
You Can Now Hide Those Unwanted Apple TV Channels

Apple keeps adding channels to its Apple TV set-top box. That’s great, except it also means icon clutter and wasted screen real estate for all those channels you don’t use. Thankfully, Apple just came out with a way to fix …

    



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Apple TV update adds Yahoo Screen and PBS apps

November 19th, 2013

Yahoo’s been working hard to include support for Apple services in its Screen iOS app, now it’s gone one better and launched its video-discovery app on Apple TV. With an emphasis on comedy, Yahoo Screen has been designed to collate the best of web video, including clips from Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show, as well as live news, events and music. You’ll also be able to browse trending videos and watch Yahoo Originals programming, which are delivered direct to your Apple TV without the need to AirPlay them across. AllThingsD reports that PBS has also quietly pushed a new app, letting users get their Nova, Frontline or Antiques Roadshow fix (older episodes of Downton Abbey will be available shortly after PBS begins re-airing seasons early next year). Today’s update may only available to US users but Apple isn’t being shy about broadening the number of Apple TV apps available across the globe.

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Report: Apple buys PrimeSense, co-creators of the original Kinect

November 17th, 2013

Remember that Apple / PrimeSense deal that was rumored to be going down in July? It may have just gone through: according to Israeli news source Calcalist, Cupertino acquired the motion sensing technology firm for $345 million this weekend. If true, it could hint at future Apple products with natural, motion controlled interfaces, integrating the same kind of technology that PrimeSense used to help Microsoft build the first Kinect. In a statement to the TheNextWeb, PrimeSense refers to the report as a “recycled rumor,” saying only that it “does not comment on what any of our partners, customers or potential customers are doing.” According to the report, Apple is hounding after the motion sensing tech to improve Apple TV, noting that the original deal was delayed due to legal issues. Hungry for more? Brush up on your Hebrew and check out the source link below – but keep your salt shaker handy.

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Source: Calcalist, TheNextWeb

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Apple TV gains Major League Soccer and Disney Junior channels

September 26th, 2013

Apple TV gains Major League Soccer and Disney Junior channels

It seems that Apple’s taking its little hobby more seriously with each passing day. Not long after adding a slew of new features to Apple TV, the company has quietly added two additional channels to its growing lineup: Major League Soccer and Disney Junior. For its part, the MLS app lets viewers watch live league matches with a $25-per-season subscription, while the latter offering brings video content for young ones but relies on participating cable providers for access, similarly to the Disney Channel and Disney XD. We should mention the pair of channels appear to be only available in the US, so fret not if some of you don’t see these show up on your Apple TV’s homescreen.

Filed under: Home Entertainment, Internet, HD, Apple

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Via: 9to5Mac

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Set up a 3rd-gen Apple TV with a tap from your iOS 7 device

September 25th, 2013

Have a third-gen Apple TV and an iDevice running iOS 7? If you’ve yet to set up Cupertino’s set-top box, you can do so now by simply touching your iPhone or iPad to the Apple TV. Okay, Apple’s take on Bump requires a few more steps than that; you’ll first need to enable Bluetooth on your iOS 7 device, then connect to the WiFi network you’ll use with the Apple TV. (Your machine also needs Apple TV software 6.0 or later.) Still, it sure beats the labor-intensive process of selecting letters on-screen with the included remote. Once you’ve tapped your iPhone to the set-top box, prompts should appear on both the phone and the TV screen, and you’re good to go. Give it a whirl for yourself — Apple’s directions are available via the first source link below.

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Via: TUAW

Source: Apple Support (1), Apple Support (2)

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