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Today’s Apple TV 4K leak is bonkers

Today’s Apple TV 4K leak is bonkers

A collection of pictures "leaked" over the past 24-48 hours in what was instantly called a next-gen Apple TV deluge. Whether this supposed 4K Apple TV is real is irrelevant - what is relevant is the crowd reaction. The idea of being given the opportunity to purchase something so massive from Apple seems to have some fans flipping and flopping just like a flounder - and it's been this way for a while.

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DirecTV NOW’s Apple TV deal is back, but you can’t find it online

DirecTV NOW’s Apple TV deal is back, but you can’t find it online

Remember the free Apple TV deal AT&T introduced at the launch of its DirecTV NOW service? That move was designed to lure in new customers, offering them the latest Apple TV hardware in exchange for prepaying a certain number of months of service. That deal is back, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the website. AT&T is being a bit tricky with this latest deal, and you can't get it online.

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ESPN on Apple TV can now stream four live games at once

ESPN on Apple TV can now stream four live games at once

Home TVs are bigger than ever and here to take full advantage of the size is ESPN's new Apple TV app. Though the ESPN app for tvOS itself isn't new, this latest update brings a feature called MultiCast. Users can now stream up to four live games at the same time on the same display, doing so in various arrangements such as two side-by-side games or four with one in each corner.

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Apple TV 4K HDR confirmed in iOS 11 code

Apple TV 4K HDR confirmed in iOS 11 code

The 4K Apple TV with HDR has apparently been unofficially confirmed, as the inadvertently-released HomePod firmware proves to be the gift that keeps on giving. Accidentally released to developers at large, rather than just early testers for the Siri-powered streaming speaker, the iOS 11.0.2 build has already been responsible for revealing plenty of iPhone 8 secrets. Now, it's spilling Apple TV tidbits too.

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Apple TV with 4K, HDR support may be on the way

Apple TV with 4K, HDR support may be on the way

If you were quick to jump on the 4K and HDR television set bandwagon and are now looking for streaming devices like the Apple TV to start offering content to match, your wait may soon be over. New details have surfaced that iTunes could be preparing to make movies available in 4K and HDR, indicating that a new Apple TV model capable of supporting the higher resolution is on the way.

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Apple eyes Netflix and Amazon TV success with poached Sony talent

Apple eyes Netflix and Amazon TV success with poached Sony talent

Apple TV may have gone from hobby to Apple's barely-better-than-hobby, but the Cupertino firm has ambitious plans for homegrown content after co-opting a pair of Hollywood execs from Sony. The move comes after rival tech firms like Amazon and Netflix, each with their own streaming TV products, have seen great success with their own, self-funded content.

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Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV later this year

Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV later this year

As the rumors foretold, it seems that Apple and Amazon have buried the hatchet. Tim Cook just took the stage at WWDC 2017, and his first announcement was that Amazon Prime Video will soon be coming to Apple TV and the TV app. This means that Amazon Prime Video will be joining the now more than 50 channels that are included in the TV app, giving Prime customers access to their Prime Video content through Apple's TV box at long last.

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Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV could get WWDC reveal

Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV could get WWDC reveal

If you were reading through the news last week, you might have heard that Apple and Amazon are rumored to have buried the hatchet in their content competition. This could mean a number of things, and chief among them is the idea that Apple could finally allow an Amazon Prime Video app on Apple TV. Originally, we heard that Amazon Prime Video could appear on Apple TV in the third quarter of this year, but new rumors say that it might get a reveal before that.

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Amazon Prime Video app could come to Apple TV after all

Amazon Prime Video app could come to Apple TV after all

Currently, there isn't really an easy way to watch content from Amazon Prime on your Apple TV without resorting to using AirPlay with another Apple device. Amazon's Prime Video app is notably not available for Apple TV, which is a casualty of both companies' desires to be the go-to video streaming service for customers. A new rumor claims that this could be changing soon, as Apple and Amazon have apparently put their differences aside.

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Sling TV Cloud DVR feature arrives on Apple TV

Sling TV Cloud DVR feature arrives on Apple TV

Following its unveiling last year, Sling TV launched its new Cloud DVR add-on feature for Roku and Android devices in mid-April. Now the company has expanded that availability, bringing its DVR feature to the Apple TV, as previously promised. With the feature, Sling TV subscribers who pay an extra fee will be able to save movies and TV shows for viewing after the show has finished airing.

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Apple TV tvOS 11 to get multi-user, picture-in-picture features

Apple TV tvOS 11 to get multi-user, picture-in-picture features

With all the focus on smart speakers like Amazon Echo, Google Home, and soon Harman Kardon "Invoke", the original smart appliance has seemingly been pushed out of the picture. Either that or smart TVs and set-top boxes have become so common that they're no longer exciting. Apple, however, isn't done giving its Apple TV some love and apparently has some treats prepared for faithful users of this smart but non-portable device. tvOS 11, whose release date is still unknown, is tipped to get multi-user support as well as picture-in-picture videos.

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ESPN’s new Apple TV app offers livestreaming auto-play

ESPN’s new Apple TV app offers livestreaming auto-play

ESPN has announced the arrival of a redesigned Apple TV app, a version that includes a better and simpler user interface, among other things. The new WatchESPN app is now simply called the ESPN App, and it includes livestreaming auto-play for users who have already authenticated the service, as well as a new curated collection of ESPN VOD (video on-demand) content said to include hundreds of hours of footage.

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