So, there we are! After all the waiting, it is all over. Here are my first impressions of the announcements Uncle Tim, Phil the Schill and Hairforce One gave us.
Finally, some might say, the promised Apple TV Remote app has been released to the general public after being part of the iOS 10 developer Beta since WWDC.
The app is new and not an upgrade, is iPhone only mimicking the look and functionality of the Siri remote bundled with the latest Apple TV yet has some sizeable differences.
You can still get the old remote app called iTunes Remote but upon running an error pops up warning you it’s not optimised for iOS 10, if you are running it on the iOS 10 beta.
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.
This story has struck me as a surprisingly long time coming. For those of us here in the UK we can avoid playing the statutory license fee and still watch our favourite BBC shows via the BBC iPlayer. Culture Secretary John Whittingdale said that the TV licensing iPlayer loophole will be closed “as soon as practicable”.
This certainly looks like it’s marking its territory in taking the first steps to become a subscription only service.
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
It looks like Amazon prime will be available in a few weeks for the new Apple TV making the Cupertino’s new shiny even more awesome.
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.
In todays obvious news the Apple TV is available for ordering today from Apple.com. The 32gb Apple TV (MGY52B/A) will set you back 129.99 whilst the 64gb (MLNC2B/A) can be yours for 169.00. Just dont purchase the HDMI cable for £15.
Head over to the website benjaminmayo.co.uk a collection of the Apple TV Aerial Video Screensavers. These really are stunning. The current set of videos in the list include imagery from China, San Francisco, Hawaii, New York City and London.
Plex is simply amazing. For those who use it swear by it, if you don’t you are seriously missing out. With Plex you can watch your movies or TV shows on any device with a browser either via your own network or over the internet.
Considred getting an Apple TV but couldnt quite stretch the balance to justify one over a Chrome cast stick? Well it’s good news everyone as the version 3 of the Apple TV device can now be purchased for £49 in the UK
Apple is going to be the exclusive streaming partner for the new HBO streaming service and if you sign up in the first month, you’ll not only get 1 month free but have access to Game of Thrones Season 5 on release.
Top Gear season 22 could mean the start of a new radical shift by the BBC to stop piracy, well at least for Top Gear, something which Jeremy Clarkson has alluded to a few times. Season 22 of Top Gear will be simulcast around the world when the new series premiers 26th January, 8PM GMT