Good old-fashioned discounts, not gift cards.
On Tuesday, Apple quietly added new channels—Fox NOW and CNBC—to the media streaming Apple TV. The new channels will offer rich video content to all of their viewers, including live and on-demand content. CNBC brings all of their financial news broadcasts to Apple TV, while FOX NOW will include full-length TV episodes of their most popular shows
Apple has announced that its 8th Annual iTunes Festival will be held in London throughout the month of September. Scheduled to perform during the month-long music celebration are famous artists such as Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, David Guetta, Blondie, and many more.
With Apple updating OS X: Mavericks and iOS 7.1.2 in the last couple days, it’s not surprising they also updated the Apple TV OS, now at v6.2. According to Apple, this minor software update improves performance and bring a few bug fixes.
So, you’ve got your Apple TV—you subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, NHL GameCenter and whatnot—but you can’t still bring yourself to cut the cable because of the channels and first run shows you’ll miss? The newly available RCA Ultra-Thin HDTV Indoor Antenna may make the decision a little bit easier for you. With it, you can receive free local news, sports, weather and some of your favorite shows in both UHF and VHF frequencies in up to 1080i.
iSkelter seems to be in a never-ending war to wrap Apple’s cold plastic/aluminum designs in warm and gorgeous bamboo, and I have to admit, I like it. Their latest product, the AppleTV Station, elevates your AppleTV and remote in a handy, custom-fit holder that both organizes and displays your AppleTV as a living room showpiece.
My wife and I cut the cable last year with few regrets. We were paying for channels we never watched, and spending more time with Netflix and Amazon Prime. We kept the most basic tier of cable service, though, for weather emergencies and events like The Oscars, and resigned ourselves to dealing with the standard definition broadcasts that came with paying as little money as possible month-to-month. But now with the FlatWave Indoor HDTV Antenna, we might just cut the cable completely.
Moments after Apple’s iOS v7.1.1 was released, Apple unveiled their latest software update to the Apple TV box set. The v6.1.1 update doesn’t offer new features to Apple TV, it simply provides a few bug and software improvements. Users can, however, look forward to getting more video streaming services to their Apple TV devices, as Apple has added new channels such as A&E network, The History Channel, and Lifetime.
The idea of canceling cable and satellite television packages—a.k.a “cutting the cord”—is an internal struggle for those who love television programming, but hate paying $90 (or more) every month for packages that can include hundreds of channels that they’ll never watch. When that time comes, you can use this article as a guide for purchasing an OTA antenna.
Ah, a keyboard for the living room. How times have changed from the days when my dad you used to tell me, “Son, get up and change to channel 43 on the TV. Benny Hill’s coming on.” Now I’m the dad, and I get to hear myself say, “Son, get the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard and do a search on the Apple TV for that Benny Hill sketch with Darth Vader.”
I think Amazon is on serious grounds to compete with the Apple TV in a way that no other company can compete. An Amazon TV box would be as close to an Apple TV alternative as possible, especially because Amazon has been build an ecosystem with, until now, nothing to tie it all together. This device would be it.
Comcast has offered to pay Time Warner about $159 per share, which is one of the largest acquisitions we have seen in the last five years or so. Will Apple be able to go through with its original Time Warner deal, or will it now have to re-negotitatie with Comcast to get what it wants for media on its set-top box?