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Apple TV gets new ‘Live Tune-In’ feature for live broadcasts

Apple TV gets new ‘Live Tune-In’ feature for live broadcasts

While the long rumored, full-fledged TV service from Apple has to come to fruition, leaving cord-cutters hopelessly tied to their cable services, the fourth-gen Apple TV has made a small towards watching live television. On Friday the set-top box began notifying users via a splash screen that there's a new "Live Tune-In" feature which enables to jump right to a live TV feed in certain apps.

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Apple TV update brings dictation, Live Photos and more

Apple TV update brings dictation, Live Photos and more

Love Apple TV? The company has announced some updates and changes rolling out starting today, and that includes some long-requested features like using your voice to enter your username and passwords, eliminating the hassle of pecking each letter manually. “You’re really going to love it!,” Apple CEO Tim Cook proclaimed, running through the roster of features.

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Sonic the Hedgehog spins onto Apple TV

Sonic the Hedgehog spins onto Apple TV

If you ever owned a Sega Genesis console back in the golden days of 16-bit gaming, you almost surely spent some time with the Sonic the Hedgehog games. While the high-speed platforming, loop-de-loop running, ring-collecting hero has long been available on mobile devices, nothing beats playing the games on a real television. Fortunately for iOS and Apple TV users, that opportunity is returning. Sega has just updated the existing app for Sonic the Hedgehog 1, introducing tvOS support.

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Apple TV search adds Watch ABC, Disney Channel, XD and JR

Apple TV search adds Watch ABC, Disney Channel, XD and JR

Apple has added Disney XD, Disney Channel, Disney Jr and Watch ABC to its Siri search and universal search on the latest Apple TV, making it easier for owners to find content at those destinations through the device's interface. Now those destinations will appear as viewing options when pulling up an applicable show, for example, joining the option for iTunes and any others available.

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Revamped Apple TV remote app for iPhone coming soon

Revamped Apple TV remote app for iPhone coming soon

If there was one negative aspect about the new Apple TV that users discovered at launch, it was limitation on performing searches and entering text with the set-top box's included remote. Fortunately, Apple soon released the tvOS 9.1 update late last year improving voice search capabilities with Siri, and another update is on its way that will allow users to take advantage of dictation for text entry via the remote's mic. But the next big advancement that Apple has planned is using an iPhone to replace the remote altogether.

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Dr Dre TV show detailed as Apple original called Vital Signs

Dr Dre TV show detailed as Apple original called Vital Signs

Musician Dr Dre has been tipped to be creating a semi-autobiographical TV show with Apple by the name of Vital Signs. At this time it is not clear where the first season of this show will debut, but if you're betting, you'd do well to bet on an Apple product like Apple TV and/or iTunes. Dre helped made Beats by Dre explode as a headphone brand then a music service, following up by an acquisition by Apple. Now the video age begins.

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Apple’s Streaming TV talks with CBS have ceased, so says Les Moonves

Apple’s Streaming TV talks with CBS have ceased, so says Les Moonves

CBS CEO Les Moonves has changed a tune when it comes to Apple chats on streaming services. While last year the CBS head made clear the company was certainly in conversations regarding Apple's future smart TV releases, talks appear to have ended - for the time behind, anyway. Meanwhile CBS is certainly feeling the impact of streaming services and internet-based on-demand services of all sorts, suggesting that "something like 40% of the revenue CBS is getting didn't exist five years ago."

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BitTorrent comes to iOS, Apple TV in form of streaming news app

BitTorrent comes to iOS, Apple TV in form of streaming news app

If you've been eagerly awaiting BitTorrent to come to Apple TV or your favorite iOS device, your time has come. But if you're expecting it to allow you to watch your favorite pirated media on said devices, your wait continues. OTT News, an app developed in partnership with BitTorrent and using their peer-to-peer technology, is now available for iPhones and iPads, along with Apple's set-top box, and it offers live streaming news focused on the upcoming US election.

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tvOS 9.2 will fix the new Apple TV’s big frustration

tvOS 9.2 will fix the new Apple TV’s big frustration

Apple is addressing one of the latest Apple TV's biggest headaches, with a beta of the newest version of tvOS for the set-top box previewing an extra Siri feature. Currently available to beta testers and registered developers, tvOS 9.2 beta 3 includes a number of hotly-anticipated features like homescreen folder support, but it's one simple usability fix that is likely to interest users the most.

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Apple’s 1-billion active devices figure in perspective

Apple’s 1-billion active devices figure in perspective

This afternoon, Apple announced many firsts and bests, one of the simplest being "1 Billion Active Installed Base". This number represents what Apple has recorded as "iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Apple Watch devices that have been engaged with [Apple] services within the past 90 days". That's one whole heck of a lot of devices. It doesn't account for devices that've been active offline exclusively, and it doesn't count how many Apple devices have been sold to date.

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Apple TV gets Podcasts app in 9.1.1 update

Apple TV gets Podcasts app in 9.1.1 update

Apple TV owners have been getting some love this month. First, VLC arrived just a couple of weeks ago. Finally bringing one of the most popular media players to the device was definitely a great move. Now users will have a new way to listen to their favorite podcasts.

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VLC finally arrives on Apple TV

VLC finally arrives on Apple TV

In September, VideoLAN announced the media player VLC would be arriving for Apple TV in the future. Though it has taken a few months of waiting, VLC for Apple TV is now officially available through the App Store. With it, users are able to access and watch their media files in whatever format they exist, sidestepping the cumbersome conversion process. VideoLAN promises users have access to “every feature and format support” VLC offers on other platforms.

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