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iMovie Theater channel added to the Apple TV

If you turn on your Apple TV you may notice a new channel called iMovie Theater. Apple quietly added the channel tonight. The channel itself is an extension of a feature in the new iMovie app for iOS and OS X that allows users to share clips,...

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Apple TV hacker discovers how to add custom sites on older firmware

David Schuetz, an Apple TV hobbyist, has been exploring some interesting behavior on pre-iOS 7 Apple TVs. After a bit of hacking, he discovered a way to enable an Add Site feature. This feature opens the possibility of adding custom sites to the...

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Apple TV gets NHL, Vevo in Germany

We've got good news for expat hockey players and music fans in Germany. According to Macerkopf, Apple TV has been updated for the German market with the additions of Vevo and the NHL channel. Vevo has been making inroads with Apple TV for several...

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Third-gen Apple TV Netflix users get 'Super HD' option for movies

Netflix has announced that it is rolling out "Super HD" videos to all compatible devices, including the third-generation Apple TV. The Super HD higher bit rate stream applies less compression to the 1080p image, so the image looks crisper and...

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Third-generation Apple TV setup now as easy as touching an iOS 7 device to it

TUAW reader Aaron G pointed out an interesting Apple knowledge base article to us this morning. According to the post, a third-generation Apple TV running Apple TV software 6.0 or later can be easily set up by using an iOS device running iOS 7. It's...

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Apple releases new build of Apple TV 6.0 software

A day after pulling the Apple TV 6.0 update, Apple has released a new build to the public. The original Apple TV 6.0 that was pulled had the build number of 11A470e. That version proved to provide significant problems for some Apple TV owners,...

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Apple pulls Apple TV 6.0 update

Apple has rolled back the Apple TV 6.0 update it released just on Friday, reports 9to5Mac. The update, which added support for iTunes Radio, podcast syncing, and AirPlay from iCloud, was reportedly pulled due to problems experienced by some users on...

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Apple TV 6.0 update now available, adds iTunes Radio support, AirPlay from iCloud and more

It's been expected, but now an AppleTV update has arrived. The new 6.0 firmware adds support for iTunes Radio and purchases from the iTunes Music Store. In addition, updating adds podcast syncing, viewing of shared photo streams and AirPlay from...

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Apple TV refresh expected next week with tweaked AirPlay function

Yesterday the spotlight was shining on Apple's iPhone lineup, but next week, expect to see a refresh of the company's "hobby" -- the Apple TV. Peter Kafka at AllThingsD reports that Apple TV will gain new capabilities with an update scheduled for...

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ESPN adds two new channels to iOS, Apple TV apps

Today ESPN has announced that it has added two new channels to its iOS and Apple TV apps. The new channels are ESPN Deportes and ESPNEWS on WatchESPN. ESPN Deportes is the company's 24-hour Spanish channel offering content to US Latino sports fans....

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BBC iPlayer for iOS updated with AirPlay for downloads, improved search

Our big sister site Engadget is reporting today that the BBC iPlayer for iOS received a big update that will make it easier to watch your favorite shows even when your internet connection is on the fritz. The app update is limited to the UK...

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Yesterday's Apple TV update blocks PlexConnect client

Apple pushed out a pretty nice Apple TV update yesterday that added five new channels to the set-top box. However, the update also prevents the PlexConnect streaming-media client from running on the Apple TV. Released in June, PlexConnect allowed...

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WSJ: Vevo heading to Apple TV as soon as this week

In the early 1980s, everyone wanted their MTV. It was 24 hours a day of music videos interspersed with snappy repartee from cool VJs. But MTV went the direction of reality TV, and the world lost the fun of discovering new bands and songs. Now Vevo...

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Hands-on with the Google Chromecast

The backordered TUAW Chromecast finally arrived yesterday evening from Google. We apologize for the delay in this write-up, but we simply didn't have a unit to test with. I felt, that for the sake of celebrating our native blog culture, I had to...

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Comparing Chromecast and AirPlay

Google this week introduced Chromecast, a US$35 dongle that lets users wirelessly access a humble array of entertainment options on their HDTV. Google writes: With Chromecast, you can easily enjoy your favorite online entertainment on your...

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Why Chromecast may be cool after all

Today, in the TUAW backchannels, we've been discussing Chromecast, Google's sub-$40 streaming dongle for television sets. I like the idea and will probably buy one. If I'm understanding the early publicity correctly, Google has two really strong...

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