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Apple TV Gains New ACC Sports Channel


The best basketball conference in the country just got a front row seat on the Apple TV thanks to the new ACC Sports channel added to the device’s lineup Monday morning.

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Apple TV Concept Imagines A Touchscreen Remote [Gallery]


A new Apple TV is expected in the coming months, but little is known about the hardware. Apple has yet to redesign the basic remote it ships with the Apple TV, and instead the company has put out a Remote app for iOS.

This concept reimagines the Apple TV’s remote with a touchscreen and home button, effectively turning it into an iPod touch for the living room.

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Apple TV Now Supports AirPlay With Bluetooth

Apple TV Now Supports AirPlay With Bluetooth

If you’re using the latest Apple devices and all your software is up to date, then your iPhone will now use Bluetooth to search for nearby AppleTVs as well as just searching on the network using Bonjour. The end result is the same – streaming over the local Wi-Fi network – but if you have an odd or non-standard Wi-Fi setup, this might help[,your devices talk to one another.

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Apple Targets Big Spenders With New Loyalty Program Discounts


Apple has made some changes to its Customer Loyalty Program, adding new items and increasing the discount offered on existing ones.

The discounts — which quietly went into effect last week — are on offer to people who spend upwards of $5,000 on Apple products in a 12-month period, making this a loyalty program targeted predominately at companies and education customers.

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Remote App Can Now Control iTunes Radio And Browse Purchased Content For Apple TV

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Today Apple updated its Remote iOS app with some additional options for playing content through the Apple TV.

You can now control iTunes Radio like music played through a shared iTunes library. The ability to browse purchased movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store has also been added. Apple added the option to stream purchased content last September, and now it’s easier to navigate an online iTunes library from an iOS device.

Update 4.2 to the Remote app includes bug fixes as well. It can be downloaded for free in the App Store.

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Apple TV 6.1 Update Makes It Easy To Hide Unwanted Channels


Along with releasing iOS 7.1 to the public, Apple also pushed out a firmware update for the Apple TV this morning. The update, labeled Apple TV 6.1, doesn’t bring any radically new features but it does make it easier than ever to hide your unwanted Apple TV channels.

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Apple’s New Deal On Apple TV Doesn’t Mean A New One Is Coming Soon

Installing XBMC on a jailbroken Apple TV unlocks the ability to play unsupported video formats, install third-party plugins, and more.

If you buy an Apple TV by March 5th, you will receive a $25 iTunes gift card from Apple. The promotion began today and only works at Apple retail stores or through the company’s online store.

Apple rarely does deals like this, and the timing is interesting. A new Apple TV is rumored to come out as soon as March, and this time of year is when Apple has updated its set-top box in the past. But that doesn’t mean you should expect a new one in the near future.

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Apple TV “Difficult To Call A Hobby” After $1 Billion In Sales Last Year, Says Tim Cook


The Apple TV made a staggering $1 billion in sales in 2013. Tim Cook shared the news during Apple’s annual meeting with shareholders today in Cupertino, California.

“It’s a little more difficult to call it a hobby these days,” said Cook during the meeting. For years, Apple has referred to the Apple TV as a hobby, but the company’s tone towards the $99 product is starting to change.

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Apple Adds TV4 Play Channel To Apple TV In Sweden

Apple has added a dedicated channel to the Apple TV for TV4 Play, the country’s largest commercial broadcasting network.

Live broadcasts and original programming are available for free. Full episodes of TV4 Group shows are available for playback up to seven days after their release. Premium TV4 subscribers get access to additional content, and the window of availability for TV shows is longer.

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WWE Network Finally Lays The Smackdown On Apple TV


Apple TV users in the U.S. received a smackdown early Monday in the form of a the WWE’s new 24/7 streaming channel.

After being revealed at CES this year, wrestling fans can now watch all the brutality and drama the WWE has to offer with its live streaming network that includes access to pay-per-view events, reality shows, documentaries, and classic matches.

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