So let’s talk about tvOS and Apple TV. Last fall we introduce the next generation of Apple TV and for the first time developers had a modern platform like iOS to develop for in the living room.
Starz has decided to go over the top and it has landed on iOS and Apple TV. The second most popular premium channel in the US, behind HBO but ahead of Showtime, is now available to subscribers for $8.99 a month, no cable television subscription required.
Apple is getting into original programing in a real coders of Silicon Valley kind of way. The New York Times says Apple and Black Eyed Peas’ front man turned entrepreneur Will.i.am have announced plans for a new unscripted show about the app economy. Sounds like HBO’s Silicon Valley, but without the hilarity.
Good watch to know a little bit more what I reckon will become one of Apple’s most open and successful platforms.
There is no more news on the Apple TV but that hasnt stopped CBS CEO dropping the Apple streaming service into conversation on monday during an edition of CNN Money.
In a chat to CNN money Les Moonves has stated that Apple’s TV streaming service has gone quiet, at least around his camp.
The CBS CEO told CNN money we had conversations a while back and we haven’t had recent conversations with them. This basically indicates zero change Moonves last spoke publicly on the issue.
It was back in December that the head of the Tiffany network said that Apple had pressed the hold button on streaming plans. That was said to be due to Apple’s inability to get the kind of skinny bundles of progra mming it wants to offer subscribers.
When asked if one day if we might get a streaming TV service from the Cupertino giant, Moonves simply said.
you’ll have to ask Apple that I don’t know.
and with, that please stand by
Siri on the Apple TV has had a somewhat stumbled rollout. The main culprit being Siri needing extra training from different parts of the globe pronounce names being the main culprit. That explanation is all well and good if you happen to live somewhere where that training has happened, and Siri is live on your Apple TV.
Thankfully there is a simple way to enable the new Apple TV’s excellent Siri support but are not in one of the eight supported countries, then you’re not completely out of luck.
Just in case you are wondering Siri is supported in the UK, US, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Spain or Japan.
Frustrated by it’s inability to make television detailspple is looking to develop television the piece is the Cupertino company is talking with TV producers in Hollywood studios about investing in TV shows to offer exclusively to its iTunes customers.
With cinema goers around the world watching The Force Awakens, Disney haven’t wasted any time in making it available to Pre order on iTunes. Star Wars Force Awakens is a very reasonable £13.99 for the HD version and the SD version will set you back £9.99.
Having gone to the Cinema to see the latest instalment of the Star Wars saga I’ve already placed my Pre Order. There’s no release date but it’ll be a nice surprise when it is available. Whilst you’re waiting you could always listen to the new Star Wars Radio Station on Apple Music
There are a plethora of Internet set-top boxes available at the moment all of which have different streaming platforms and content availability. The good news is is that sky’s very own Now Tv is available on the Apple TV. Whether you just want the entertainment park to grab the latest episode of the walking dead or game of thrones, a movie buff or want to overindulge in sports then Now TV is quite possibly what you’ve been looking for.
MIght have been a touch obvious to most but it seems that Games are dominating the most popular downloads for the new apple TV. Also podcasting may just be coming to Apple TV as well. There’s no RSS feed yet to pull the top free or paid for apps for tvOS yet but one website has compiled a list.
Putting aside those useless headlines stating the obvious that dropping your glass covered remote on the floor may cause the glass to break (shock horror…physics and all that), Siri and Apple TV has more up it’s sleeve than you realise. Here’s some tips to make the best out of your Apple TV and Siri experience.
Simple X. A Plex TV Client For Apple TV might have been a port of Plex TV which was going to be coming soon but now Plex has their very own offical app for Apple TV that’s just been relased. Having just been approved you can now stream media from your own media server to the Plex Apple TV App.
It looks like the review embargoes are being lifted with regards to the new Apple TV. Over at Yahoo David Pogue shares his thoughts on the latest Apple TV however he seems to class some searching problems as Apple’s fault and not those of Third-party developers.
Typical isn’t it? You spend all of that time and energy getting your raspberry Pi setup so you can watch your video library on your TV and the next day Simple, a plex TV app for the Apple TV makes itself known to the Internet.
According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple Music subscribers will be able to access their streaming subscription and listen to music on the all-new Apple TV. The Apple Music tvOS app will be available starting next week, Cook said during Apple’s fourth quarter earnings call.