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New Apple TV sees games as top downloads

The new Apple TV has been in the wild for a full weekend now, and it seems early buyers have been eager to try out its gaming experience. Having launched on Friday of last week and debuting tvOS and its own dedicated app store, early data shows that games are topping the most popular paid apps so far. Apple hasn't officially begun listing the top apps in the paid, free, and grossing categories yet, likely because they're waiting for more users to test the waters, but Slide to Play has been able to put together a partial list with limited data access.

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BBC iPlayer app on its way to new Apple TV

With the brand new Apple TV almost in our hands, and its ability to run native apps from its own App Store, it's time for the announcements about which apps and services are hitting the set-top box first. The BBC is one such example, as the British network has revealed that its popular streaming video service iPlayer will be landing on the Apple TV in "the coming months."

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Siri Universal search on Apple TV to extend to music

One of the most loved features on the new Apple TV devices is the Siri-enabled universal search that allows fans to search for the video or movie content they want to see across multiple video platforms. That makes it easy to find content without having to go into each app and perform a search. Apple has announced that it is working on plans that will extend that search capability to music.

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New Apple TV to hit Apple Stores this Friday too

Apple broke the news on Monday that the new, 4th generation Apple TV was available for pre-order on its website, and deliveries could be expected as early as Friday, October 30th. Unfortunately, Apple declined to mention when streaming video fans would be able to get their hands on the set-top box in stores. Well, according to several Apple Store retail employees who spoke to 9to5Mac, eager buys will be able to pick one up in person on Friday as well.

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New Apple TV hits online store, starts shipping October 30

Apple's newest Apple TV (the 4th generation, for those keeping count), has just become available for ordering from the online Apple store, with first orders scheduled to begin shipping on October 30th (that's this Friday!). Both configurations are listed, the 32GB and 64GB models, each coming with the new touchpad-enabled Siri Remote. First announced in September alongside the iPhone 6s, the new Apple TV introduces a host of new capabilities, including the option to download and run apps and games.

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Cook: Apple Music has 6.5m paid users, Apple TV coming next week

It's been a rather busy week for Apple. While it started off with some bad news about more than 250 apps on its Chinese App Store doing what they have no right doing, everything else is fine and dandy in Cupertino. At the Wall Street Journal Live event, CEO Tim Cook shared his thoughts on technology and new frontiers. And among the tidbits he revealed was a ballpark number of Apple Music's subscribers, both paid and still in free trial, as well as the long-awaited retail launch of the new Apple TV.

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Apple TV streaming service likely to get CBS, hints network CEO

It seems development on Apple's highly rumored, long-awaited steaming TV service is still making progress, and is likely to sign at least one of the US's larger television networks. Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS, spoke to Bloomberg in an interview this week, saying that his network would "probably" reach a deal with Apple when the time comes. Hopefully this means some of the network's most popular shows will be easily accessible to owners of the Apple TV.

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Apple Watch, Apple TV now run DOOM thanks to Facebook devs

It is a running joke tradition among gamers and computer geeks that a computer isn't really a proper computer until it can run DOOM. The very first DOOM, that is. Well, now you can consider the Apple Watch a proper computer. And the Apple TV too, of course. A pair of developers from Facebook's Tel-Aviv office spent their specially designated hackathon time to play around with iOS. And what better way to do that than by porting DOOM to run on Apple's latest non-desktop, non-mobile devices.

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Apple TV will let developers tap into universal search

It seems that things are shaping up quite nicely for the new Apple TV, long delayed but will soon be rocking the living room. More than just the multimedia box its predecessor was, this new gen Apple TV is an entertainment nexus which now includes even gaming. With the wealth of content available to it, users might find themselves drowning in titles, names, and content sources. Luckily, Apple plans on opening up its universal search not just to its commercial partners but to third party developers as well.

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Amazon banning Apple TV and Chromecast sales over Prime Video

Amazon is banning sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast, flexing its retail muscles to push its own Prime Video service. The news, revealed to third-party vendors in an email today, is being billed by Amazon as a move to reduce confusion among customers who might expect any set-top box or media adapter included in the online catalog to be compatible with its own on-demand services.

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Apple lands banhammer on iFixit for Apple TV teardown

Teardowns have become part and parcel of tech life. Usually they happen after a device becomes available to the public. Sometimes, they happen before, though usually somewhat secretively or with less media buzz. But when you're iFixit, you don't really have that luxury, which now they are finding out the hard way. On its blog, the popular teardown experts have revealed that their Apple developer account has been banned and their app removed from the App Store. All because they were probably way too excited over the Apple TV.

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MAME emulator runs on new Apple TV, might be short-lived

The new Apple TV marks Apple's more formal foray into the land of mobile gaming. But while iOS already does have a lot of titles, both big and small, in its App Store, the platform will be forever be deprived of one class of games, at least officially: emulated games. So when an emulator is shown working well on the new tvOS, there is indeed reason to take notice. But while iMAME does seem to run on the yet to be launched 4th gen Apple TV, it might not last the year, given Apple's policies.

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