​Why Roku Matters More Than Ever

You have more streaming TV options than you could hope for, especially now that Amazon has entered the fray. And while Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV all have their strengths, they also share the same crippling weakness: self-interest. That's what makes Roku so important. » 4/04/14 3:02pm 4/04/14 3:02pm

The One Thing Apple TV Needs to Take Over Your Living Room

Apple has already stopped calling Apple TV a "hobby." It's too important now to the company's future, and too successful in its own right. But the thing that pushes Apple TV into your living room won't be any one box redesign or killer app. It'll be the remote. » 3/19/14 1:49pm 3/19/14 1:49pm

Report: Apple Could Announce Its New Apple TV as Soon as April

Bloomberg reports that Apple's next-generation Apple TV will likely be announced as soon as April. The new Apple TV would be faster and easier to navigate, and it might even host video content from Time Warner Cable, the first such deal with a cable company. » 2/12/14 1:50pm 2/12/14 1:50pm

Everything Apple Didn't Announce at Yesterday's iPad Event

Two new iPads! Better MacBook Pros! The finishing touches on the cylindrical Mac Pro. OS X Mavericks for free. iLife. iWork. Apple announced a ton of stuff during its iPad event. Stuff that'll dent your wallet. Stuff that'll make your life better. Stuff that'll keep you happy. But what about all the stuff Apple didn't… » 10/22/13 11:07pm 10/22/13 11:07pm

Report: Apple's Future of TV Is an Actual Television

We've said it time and time again: Something like half a dozen companies are working on their own versions of the future of TV. The latest rumor, via Quartz, mentions that Apple's been chatting up Viacom, HBO, Disney, ESPN, et al about offering their content on a new TV service. But apparently content is just one… » 8/22/13 10:06am 8/22/13 10:06am

What Apple's Latest Acquisition Says About the Future of Apple TV

Apple just bought a small startup company you probably never heard of called Matcha.tv. Why is this important? Because it might, maybe, could possibly reveal what Apple sees as the future of Apple TV: a channel-less oasis where it doesn't matter what streaming service you watch your favorite TV show on as long as it's… » 8/14/13 12:20am 8/14/13 12:20am