The iTunes and Netflix streaming Apple TV box could be about to get its own app store according to rumours. According to the BGR website, Apple will use next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference to announce a software development kit for developers to create software for the device. In the UK the Apple TV is still something of a mixed offering, providing access to US sports … [Read more...] about Rumour: Apple TV to get apps
Is the new Apple TV interface - rows of icons to be scrolled between - really better than the previous smart-looking lists? I guess the answer depends on whether the interface change is just the first step in a radical overhaul of the device - what if these icons were to become moveable so users could order them to suit their mood, just as iPad and iPhone users can? What if … [Read more...] about Is the new Apple TV interface the first step to Apple getting serious?
iTunes customers can now rent and buy films and TV shows in full 1080p HD to enjoy on their TVs. The company has announced a new version of its Apple TV product, adding a new interface as well as iCloud support for movie purchases. Apple says the new user interface offers “a simpler, refined user interface making it easier than ever to access your purchased movies, TV shows … [Read more...] about Apple TV gains full HD
Rumours of a new TV set from Apple continue to grow, and US blogs and commentators are giddy with talk of a ‘game changing’ intervention that will ‘destroy’ the cable business. I’m sure it could, in America. But what, if anything, could Apple bring to the UK TV market? As I’ve remarked before, the existing Apple TV set top box is the most disappointing Apple purchase I’ve … [Read more...] about What would an Apple TV set bring to the UK?
Just over a week ago I asked whether Apple had failed its UK Apple TV customers by failing to provide any meaningful functionality beyond movie rentals. So you can consider me chuffed to bits that they’ve since added the ability to watch iTunes purchased TV shows and access music via iTunes Match. But my core points still hold - Apple have been far too US-centric with this … [Read more...] about iTunes Match and TV shows rescue the Apple TV, just!