Apple TV major update to launch next week

tvOS 15 will launch on September 20, Apple has confirmed. The major Apple TV update will bring significant new features to the streaming box, focused on discovery.  The first, dubbed For All of You, presents a new row within the Apple TV app that suggests titles for all members of the household to stream together, […]

T-Mobile offers one year free Apple TV+ to customers

Deutsche Telekom-owned US mobile operator T-Mobile is giving new and existing Magenta and Magenta Max subscribers a year’s free access to Apple TV+. The deal applies to the majority of T-Mobile’s post-paid customers including Sprint Unlimited Plus and Sprint Premium customers, along with small T-Mobile for Business customers. To access the offer starting August 25, […]

Apple delays SharePlay rollout

Apple’s new group watching feature for iOS will not be ready when the next major operating system update launches in the Autumn, the company has confirmed. The Apple SharePlay feature was initially revealed in June, and will allow users on a FaceTime call to simultaneously watch videos in sync with everyone else on the call. […]

Apple cuts TV+ free trial to three months

Apple will reduce its free trial offer for its Apple TV+ SVOD service at the start of July. Since the service’s global launch in November 2019, Apple has offered anyone who purchases a qualifying device (which is most of its devices) a year’s free access to the streamer. That offer has been extended multiple times, […]

Watch parties come to iOS with Apple SharePlay

Apple is the latest company to get in on the watch party tech with its upcoming iOS update. A new feature will come to iOS 15 called SharePlay. This will allow users to be on a FaceTime call with friends or family while simultaneously watching video in sync with everyone else on the call. Users […]

HomePod becomes TV speaker with Apple TV 4K update

Apple has rolled out an update for its Apple TV 4K STB that allows owners of HomePod smart speakers to use them for their TV audio. Apple TV owners have been able to pair HomePod speakers to their TV-connected device since their launch in 2019 via AirPlay. This allowed one or more speakers to be […]

Apple refreshes Apple TV and launches new remote

Apple has announced its first Apple TV refresh since 2017. The new unit retains the name and look of the older device, but features a much more powerful A12 Bionic chip which enables higher refresh rates and improved video playback over AirPlay. Apple said that it is working with content providers such as Paramount+ and […]

Apple to launch HomePod and camera-equipped Apple TV?

Apple is reportedly working in a new Apple TV unit that combines a HomePod speaker and a camera with the streaming box. According to sources cited by Bloomberg, the company wants to make a major play for an all-encompassing smart home device, with an Amazon Echo Show-like smart screen device also being considered. The new […]

Apple ordered to pay US$300 million in FairPlay patent infringement trial

A Texas judge has ruled that Apple must pay more than US$300 million for patent infringement on its digital platforms. The court concluded that Apple was infringing on a patent for digital rights management held by Personalized Media Communications in the technology behind iTunes, the App Store and Apple Music including FairPlay. As a result, […]

Apple TV lands on Chromecast

Apple has finally brought its TV app to Google devices. Following an initial announcement in December 2020, the Apple TV app has arrived on the Chromecast with Google TV streaming device launched last year, with the app also coming to Google TVs from Sony and TCL.  Google previously said that it plans to bring the […]

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