A New Apple TV with Siri and Apps Could Be Coming This Summer

Guys. Apple's finally going to do it. The Cupertino company is finally making its next big push into the TV hardware business this summer. It's not going to be TV set (obviously) according to the ever-reliable Apple beat reporter John Paczkowski. It's going to be a new Apple TV. With apps! » 3/20/15 11:40am 3/20/15 11:40am

What It Will Really Cost to Ditch Cable for à la Carte TV

That final unwavering bastion of old media—cable TV—is crumbling. And, surprise, tech giants are the ones putting the last nail in its coffin. But what will their alternative cost us? Let's take a look. » 3/17/15 3:39pm 3/17/15 3:39pm

Apple May Be Launching A Genuine Alternative To Cable In The Fall

Rumors about an Apple TV, and associated Apple TV service are about as old as the history of rumor blogs. But according to a WSJ report, this fall could finally see Apple launching a streaming TV package, featuring a bunch of big-name broadcasters, available only on Apple devices. » 3/16/15 10:49pm 3/16/15 10:49pm

Standalone HBO Is Launching Exclusively With Apple

Great news for Apple-loving cord-cutters: When HBO launches HBO Now, its new standalone subscription service, Apple will be its exclusive partner. You'll be able to watch after you sign up using an iOS device or Apple TV. » 3/09/15 1:10pm 3/09/15 1:10pm

HBO's Cable-Free Streaming Service Might Launch In April for $15 a Month

IBT reports a slew of new (supposed) details about HBO's forthcoming standalone subscription. The name? HBO Now. How much will it cost? $15. Should you be excited? Yes! » 3/04/15 3:20pm 3/04/15 3:20pm

Apple Is in Talks About Its Own Web TV Service (Again)

Apple has a long and tortured history when it comes to the development of its own TV offering. But now, it seems Apple may be trying once more to build its own small-screen provision. » 2/05/15 3:30am 2/05/15 3:30am

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Apple TV Gets One Step Closer to Becoming Your Smart Home Hub

Apple TV has long seemed like a natural fit as a hub for Apple's smart home ambitions, even before those ambitions were codified in HomeKit. Today, we finally have a good look at exactly how that's going to work in practice. » 10/07/14 4:09pm 10/07/14 4:09pm

A New Apple TV Beta Makes It Look a Little More Like iOS 7

With the arrival of a beta 4 update this morning, Apple TV finally got a little a UI makeover. It looks like Apple TV is finally catching up with iOS 7. » 8/04/14 3:43pm 8/04/14 3:43pm

Report: Apple TV's Getting NFL Now App in Time For This Season

Microsoft and the NFL might have a cozy relationship, but that doesn't mean Apple is being kept from all the action on the gridiron. 9to5Mac reports that the app, NFL Now, will also come to Apple TV later this month. » 8/04/14 10:53am 8/04/14 10:53am

Apple TV Could Finally Unlock Its Full Potential This Year

The Apple TV hasn't evolved much over the last couple of years. Sure, it's gotten a handful of new apps, but the format—locked down, bland—has stayed the same since its 2010 redesign. But while Apple didn't talk about its set-top box much at its developer conference this month, it showed that it finally has the pieces… » 6/19/14 1:00pm 6/19/14 1:00pm

iOS 7.1 Developers' Source Code Hints at Siri for Apple TV

Apple's virtual helper might soon appear in additional types of hardware from the tech giant, with snippets of code found within the iOS 7.1 SDK suggesting that a version of Siri for Apple TV may be in the works. » 4/24/14 5:15am 4/24/14 5:15am

​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