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Plex media streaming app coming to new Apple TV

Plex media streaming app coming to new Apple TV

With the new Apple TV that was announced last week getting the ability to run third-party apps along with its own App Store, we can begin to imagine some of the great apps and services from iOS that will get ported over. One that just been confirmed by its creators is Plex, the popular media server streaming app that lets users watch video content on their mobile devices. Speaking to ITWorld, Plex co-founder Scott Olechowski said they are eager to get started with the developer beta of tvOS, the Apple TV's new operating system.

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Apple TV isn’t promising Siri universal media search

Apple TV isn’t promising Siri universal media search

Siri may have taken up residence in the new Apple TV, but voice-controlled search isn't going to be a free-for-all. At launch, the set-top box will use Apple's digital assistant to go hunting through HBO, Hulu, Netflix, and Showtime, along with its own own iTunes catalog. However, the company has also confirmed that, rather than offering an open API which would allow any third-party developer to do the same, it will be working with services on an individual basis.

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SteelSeries Nimbus: a wireless game controller for new Apple TV

SteelSeries Nimbus: a wireless game controller for new Apple TV

Those looking forward to playing games on the new Apple TV will be happy to hear they won't be restricted to using the motion sensing Siri Remote that comes included. Gaming accessories maker SteelSeries has just announced Nimbus, a wireless Bluetooth console-style controller that's compatible with the new Apple TV. Echoing the design of the Xbox One controller, the Nimbus features standard layout of twin analog sticks, a D-pad, four face buttons, and four shoulder buttons.

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NVIDIA unsurprisingly says SHIELD is better than Apple TV

NVIDIA unsurprisingly says SHIELD is better than Apple TV

When Apple revealed the Apple TV, it wasn't only cable companies that were being put on notice. With a new emphasis on living room gaming, the device is also giving gaming hardware makers something to worry about,. While the big consoles like the PlayStation and the Xbox probably don't need to sweat even a little, smaller ones, particularly those banking on Android TV, might be feeling the heat. So it's not surprising that almost immediately, NVIDIA has come out with a blog post saying that its SHIELD Android TV is a better option.

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Apple TV’s Guitar Hero Live, Disney Infinity have one caveat

Apple TV’s Guitar Hero Live, Disney Infinity have one caveat

Like it or not, the new Apple TV marks a new phase of gaming in the company's digital life. Naturally, there are already games announcing their support for the new living room device, some of which, like Crossy Road, might already be familiar to mobile gamers. But now even more "serious" titles are coming our way. Activision and Disney Interactive have revealed that games like Guitar Hero Live, Skylanders SuperChargers, and Disney Infinity 3.0 will be playable on the new Apple TV, but there is a very small catch.

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Apple TV hands-on – Siri goes to the movies

Apple TV hands-on – Siri goes to the movies

What will it take for Apple TV to lose its "hobby" reputation? It might just be the new, fourth-generation Apple TV we saw today, and which I've spent a few minutes playing with in the aftermath of Apple's big iPhone 6s launch event.

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Apple Event round-up: iPhone 6s, new Apple TV, iPad Pro, and more

Apple Event round-up: iPhone 6s, new Apple TV, iPad Pro, and more

Apple’s September 9 event has reached its end, but the excitement has only begun. The company introduced the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus today, the long-rumored iPad Pro, a new Apple TV, and much, much more. We covered it all live as the news dropped, and you'd be well advised to head into the SlashGear Apple Hub for all the details in their shiny glory ahead of the inbound hands-ons. Don't have time for that? We've rounded up all the big details to make life easier.

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Apple TV pricing and release details revealed with new remote

Apple TV pricing and release details revealed with new remote

A new touch remote has been introduced with the newest edition of the Apple TV, a device with a brand new OS as well. The new tvOS will launch with the new Apple TV, but for users with an Apple TV already, that release date is today. The new Apple TV hardware will be coming to Apple Stores in Late October. The remote will come with the Apple TV device itself, as always.

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tvOS opens new Apple TV to Crossy Road, Guitar Hero and more

tvOS opens new Apple TV to Crossy Road, Guitar Hero and more

At its event today, Apple has introduced the new Apple TV, details about which we’ve already gone over. The new Apple TV controller, you may have noticed, has more buttons, and that’s because the new console is able to do more than before, including games. The new tVOS software brings things like Crossy Road, Guitar Hero, and more to your living room TV. Apple TV is based on iOS, but built for use in your entertainment system.

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The new Apple TV puts Siri to the fore

The new Apple TV puts Siri to the fore

Apple has made Siri the star of its new Apple TV, putting the speech control system in charge of a deep search system. The new set-top box is controlled with Apple's updated remote, which includes a touchpad but also a microphone button that triggers speech recognition.

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New Apple TV revealed with touch controls and games

New Apple TV revealed with touch controls and games

Apple reveals the new Apple TV, complete with a new controller with touch interface. On stage at this Apple event in California this morning, Tim Cook suggested that we are in "the golden age of television", and that "the future of television is apps." "The transition," suggested Cook, "has already begun - over 60% of pay TV streaming video is consumed on an Apple device through an app." It's apparent here that Apple TV will no longer be about "channels", as it were - now they're all about the future where everything is its own individual unit.

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Sony taunts Apple with ‘game on’ message on PlayStation’s 20th anniversary

Sony taunts Apple with ‘game on’ message on PlayStation’s 20th anniversary

In case you've been living under a rock for the last few weeks, Apple is holding its annual press event in the next few hours where it will announce this year's iPhones and more. Sony has also taken notice, seeing as how the event falls on a date significant for them as well. Today is the 20th anniversary of the PlayStation game console, which debuted in the US on September 9th, 1995. So Sony has taken to poking a little fun, sharing the above image on Twitter.

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