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With zip, zero, and zilch ballyhooing from Apple, Hulu today made its premium Hulu Plus app available on Apple TV. Hulu Plus joins the likes of Netflix, YouTube, and other popular streaming services already available on Apple TV, adding the hardware device to its portfolio of supported products that include Roku, various tablets, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and more. "For those of you who are new to the service, Hulu Plus is the only online premium video subscription that streams current and classic TV programming on demand from hundreds of content partners, including top broadcast networks ABC, NBC,... Read more...
Best Buy recently sent out a consumer survey that, among other things, asked participants a series of questions about a 42-inch Apple TV for $1,499 with iOS baked in. This being the age of the Internet and all, it didn't take long for a screenshot of the survey to leak online, which prompted speculation that such a TV not only exists, but might be nearing release. After all, we've been hearing rumors about an Apple brand HDTV for some time now, but a Best Buy survey ranks as the strongest indicator yet that it's going to happen. Or so it seemed. Best Buy says the Internet community shouldn't read... Read more...
Best Buy has been sending out consumer surveys asking for people's opinions on potential products and services that could be released. It's a common practice for retailers to do this and normally no one would bat and eyelash at such a survey, but the fact that Best Buy is gauging customers, in detail, about an Apple brand HDTV has people wondering if the oft rumored panel might finally be nearing release. The survey, which was tipped anonymously to The Verge with a screen capture, presents a potential ad for a 42-inch Apple HDTV at Best Buy for $1,499. "Apple finally reinvents what a TV can do,"... Read more...
The Apple TV may be just a hobby for Apple, and sure enough, it's a major hobby for hackers as well. Over the new year, those very hackers were able to get iOS apps to run in full-screen mode on the Apple TV. Steven Troughton-Smith is no stranger to this realm; he's best known for getting Siri to work on devices other than the iPhone 4S. And now, he's turning his attention to the Apple TV. The hack isn't available to the masses just yet, but the proof is in the video.   Image Source:  Steve Troughton-Smith Troughten-Smith told CNET: "Nick had written this amazing window manager for the... Read more...
We've been hearing rumors of an Apple branded television (not to be confused with Apple TV, a streaming media player) for quite some time now, and if the latest online chatter proves correct, we'll finally see a shipping product by the third quarter of 2012. Two products, actually, Citing un-named "industry sources," DigiTimes reports Apple's supply chain is preparing materials for a pair of iTV sets in Q1 2012 in order to meet Apple's schedule for a Q2 or Q3 launch. The first two iTV models will measure 32 inches and 37 inches and will be full blown TV sets, not just set-top boxes like Apple TV.... Read more...
Steve Jobs’ already-famous comments to his biographer Walter Isaacson about his designs upon the TV market seem to have predicted Apple’s next great technological foray. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Apple has been meeting with media executives at large companies and discussing its TV future. The most compelling possibility is the prospect of an Apple TV--that is, an actual TV set as opposed to the not-quite-a-blockbuster set-top box the company currently offers--that would wirelessly stream content and interface with iOS devices. The effect would be a seamless one wherein... Read more...
If you aren't a heavy Apple TV user, you may not have noticed anything different tonight upon firing up your box. But if you've been on a renting rampage, something may seem... off. And it is. Completely off. Apple has decided to quietly (or as quietly as Apple can do something) pull the plug on TV episode renting from within iTunes. Now, the only option remaining is to purchase them per-episode or a Season Pass (if applicable). According to spokesperson Tom Neumayr, the company has seen that their customers overwhelming prefer buying over renting, but the skeptic in us has to wonder if that's... Read more...
Bad news for iTunes users that may have lost their movie purchases through data loss: users won't be able to re-download or stream their purchased movies to any PC or iOS device in the near future, thanks to movie studios and HBO. There were claims last week that a service named iTunes Replay was on the verge of launching. The basic idea of the service was that by putting iTunes purchases in the cloud, Apple would allow users to re-download almost any movie purchased after January 2009 and stream their content to a Mac or Windows PC, and possibly iOS devices. Users can already stream... Read more...
Blackberry developer Research In Motion is reportedly working on a media box that connects to televisions and streams content from Netflix, Youtube, and other nearby media devices. The box, which is code-named the Blackberry Cyclone, is intended to compete with similar products from Apple, Google, and others. The specs for the box, which come from an unnamed source, include HDMI-out, wi-fi connectivity with the ability to interact with other devices on a network, and streaming content from Youtube and Netflix with "more to come." The device supposedly looks like a larger version of the Blackberry... Read more...
Google TV hasn't exactly been lighting up living rooms with Internet-enhanced television goodness, but an influx of fresh software might be in store. Google has just acquired Sage TV, which has been producing its own proprietary DVR software since 2002. Sage TV's software runs on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. Google TV doesn't have DVR or placeshifting functionality, which Sage TV provides (placeshifting = Slingbox, basically). No financial terms have been announced. So far, it's only been announced via a post on Sage TV's website. However, although Sage TV has been reasonably successful on its... Read more...
You've heard of Apple TV, the $99 set-top box that allows you to rent movies and TV shows, watch Netflix titles, and stream photos and music from your home network to your living room television set. But what would you think about an Internet-connected HDTV built and branded by Apple? According to online chatter, this is exactly what Apple is working on, with a potential release date set for sometime before the end of 2011. And why not? The LCD TV market is a $100 billion industry, and with Apple's ability to mass market trendy devices, would it really be so difficult for Apple to infiltrate our... Read more...
Free flowing bandwidth; it's an enabler. There was a time when no one had cable modems or DSL lines. Remember that? Alright, fair enough, neither do we. Regardless, having a 10Mb+ data connection to your domicile is a thing of beauty, because there's obviously so much you can do with it. The question becomes not so much what the cable or telecom companies tell you, or sell to you, with respect to what you can do with it, but rather what a little imagination, and some optimized hardware and software can do with it. And that's exactly the premise by which service platforms like Roku, Apple TV, Google... Read more...
Free flowing bandwidth; it's an enabler.  There was a time when no one had cable modems or DSL lines. Remember that?  Alright, fair enough, neither do we.  Regardless, having a 10Mb+ data connection to your domicile is a thing of beauty, because there's obviously so much you can do with it.  The question becomes not so much what the cable or telecom companies tell you, or sell to you, with respect to what you can do with it, but rather what a little imagination, and some optimized hardware and software can do with it.  And that's exactly the premise by which service... Read more...
Just as cellphones are exploding, so is the consumption of digital media. Netflix is well on their way to taking over the content world, and following a very nice quarterly report, the company also revealed one other little nugget of interesting information. The company wrote the following: "Apple TV has done very well for us, and in just four months has passed the also-growing iPad in Netflix viewing hours." That's really impressive, and also very telling to how frequently people are using their Apple TV boxes. It wasn't long after launch that Apple announced that one million of the new-generation... Read more...
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