Apple TV

  • Revamped Apple TV may be delayed until 2015, report claims

    Posted July 31, 2014 - 8:34 pm

    With Apple executives touting the most exciting lineup of new products in 25 years, one product due for a major upgrade is Apple's long-adored hobby -- the Apple TV.
  • Enable VoiceOver on your Apple TV

    Posted April 4, 2014 - 11:36 am

    Here's how you can enable VoiceOver on your Apple TV. VoiceOver can be helpful if you want to have your Apple TV help you navigate its menu system.
  • Use AirPlay on your iOS device to show videos on your Apple TV

    Posted April 4, 2014 - 11:22 am

    Here's how you can use AirPlay on your iOS device to show videos on your Apple TV.
  • Use a bluetooth keyboard with the Apple TV

    Posted April 4, 2014 - 11:12 am

    Here's how you can pair a bluetooth keyboard with your Apple TV. This can make typing much, much faster than using the remote.
  • Streaming devices make better doors than windows [CARTOON]

    Posted April 4, 2014 - 6:30 am

    Add the Amazon Fire TV to your pile of streaming media boxes
  • This holiday week, take over your relatives' televisions with these apps

    Posted December 23, 2013 - 6:27 pm

    You've got a few options when it comes to bringing great videos with you on the road or across the country. Here's what to keep in mind as you pack up to go.
  • Did Apple sell 36 million iPhones in the third quarter?

    Posted October 18, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    Did Apple sell 36 million iPhones in Q3? Plus: Are iMessages really private? And a new Apple TV might make an appearance at Apple's October 22 event.
  • Chromecast can now "summon" Hulu Plus to your TV

    Posted October 2, 2013 - 3:53 pm

    The Chromecast model of "summoning" web video to your television may replace the "Attachment Box" model we have now.
  • The cool web stuff Chromecast can send to your TV

    Posted July 25, 2013 - 3:32 pm

    Let's just take a moment to rejoice in everyone having a pretty easy and cheap means of beaming the web onto their TV now
  • How to use a Bluetooth keyboard with the Apple TV

    Posted May 28, 2013 - 3:08 pm

    The Apple TV 5.2 update, released earlier this year, let you pair a Bluetooth keyboard with a second-generation or later Apple TV and then use that keyboard for both controlling the Apple TV and entering text. Configuring and subsequently using this duo are simple operations.
  • Why many Apple TVs are better than one

    Posted May 24, 2013 - 9:19 am

    My first Apple TV quickly established itself as an essential addition to my home media setup. I used it primarily to send music from my Mac's iTunes library to the home theater audio system in our living room. In addition, it let me watch videos purchased or rented from the iTunes Store on the family HDTV.
  • HBO Go 2.0 finally allows AirPlay streaming to Apple TV

    Posted February 16, 2013 - 8:55 am

    The HBO Go app for iPhone and iPad scored a long-overdue update on Tuesday. As HBO's co-president Eric Kessler promised at the Dive Into D conference, the app--along with Cinemax's Max Go app--can now stream video wirelessly to the Apple TV.
  • Apple TV 5.2 update adds Bluetooth keyboard support, AirPlay sending, and more

    Posted February 2, 2013 - 8:41 am

    iOS 6.1's Monday release may capture most of day's attention, but Apple's favorite hobby got a little love as well with the release of Apple TV Software Update 5.2. The set-top box gains a variety of new features related to iTunes in the Cloud, Bluetooth keyboard support, AirPlay sending, and more.
  • Apple TV emerges from the shadows

    Posted January 23, 2013 - 8:57 pm

    Apple TV was until now considered a "hobby," by Apple's own admission, but the product has taken on more importance for CEO Tim Cook.
  • 6 tips for getting more from your Apple TV

    Posted November 16, 2012 - 3:19 pm

    The Apple TV has evolved from a slow, hard-drive-based extension of your computer to a fairly capable media streamer. Although it doesn’t offer as many content choices as Roku’s set-top boxes, say, it gives you access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, major sports subscriptions, and more. On top of that, it’s the only media player on the market that lets you access your iTunes library and previous purchases from Apple, as well as stream content directly from a Mac or iOS device using Apple’s AirPlay technology.
  • Why you should jailbreak your Apple TV - and how to do it

    Posted October 11, 2012 - 8:00 am

    The Apple TV might be the perfect media center for the average tech connected home. It's tiny, it's powerful, but unfortunately aside from streaming music, it's useless.
  • Hands on with Apple TV Software Update 5.1

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 5:33 pm

    On Monday Apple made the Apple TV Software Update 5.1 available to owners of second- and third-generation Apple TVs. Among the update's major additions are support for iOS 6's shared photo streams, AirPlay broadcasting, and iTunes account switching.
  • How to put your movies on your media server

    Posted August 29, 2012 - 4:07 pm

    Want to copy videos to your media server? With HandBrake, it's surprisingly easy.
  • Here's what buying movies and TV shows online looks like, drawn in marker

    Posted August 24, 2012 - 2:28 pm

    How hard is it these days to choose the right service to rent or buy video from, and choose the right device to keep around for watching? I thought maybe I'd try drawing it with markers.
  • How to mirror your iPad display to your HDTV

    Posted July 28, 2012 - 7:43 am

    The iPad's king-size display is great for watching a movie by yourself, but it's not so great for group screenings. Fortunately, getting it working with the HDTV in your living room for impromptu movie nights, vacation photo slideshows, or YouTube viral video marathons isn't difficult. Depending on your needs and preferred uses, you'll be working either with a wired adapter (HDMI, VGA, or Composite video) or with an Apple TV and AirPlay--we'll walk you through both methods in this article.
  • Review

    New Airport Express a tiny Wi-Fi base station powerhouse

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:05 am

    The redesigned 2012 model of the AirPort Express Wi-Fi base station has become the mouse that roars. The revisions transform this model into a tiny powerhouse by adding to its previous modest attributes a second ethernet port, simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi, and a guest network option all in a form factor identical to the Apple TV (except white and an ounce lighter).
  • Video

    First Look: Google Nexus Q

    Posted June 27, 2012 - 2:18 pm

    Bowling-ball-shaped device will stream media content from the cloud to your devices.
  • Apple TV finds a home in the meeting room

    Posted April 18, 2012 - 7:17 am

    When Dan Kerzner wants to show his colleagues at Microstrategy the latest numbers for the company, he calls them into a conference room that's equipped with a television and he fires up his iPad--and without further fuss the spreadsheet on his tablet is on the big screen for all to see.
  • Troubleshooting your Apple TV

    Posted March 24, 2012 - 7:47 am

    The second- and third-generation Apple TV were designed with simplicity in mind but they don’t always work as expected. Where do you turn when your Apple TV acts up? The next several paragraphs are a good place to start. Check out our symptoms and solutions for common Apple TV issues.
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    Hands on with Apple TV software update 5.0

    Posted March 11, 2012 - 8:45 am

    On Wednesday, Apple introduced a new version--the third generation--of its Apple TV media player, adding support for 1080p video and debuting a major update to the device's user interface with a number of new software features. But just as welcome to many Apple TV fans was the announcement that all of the software improvements in the new model are also available immediately to the previous model via Apple TV Software Update 5.0. Which means that if you have a second-generation Apple TV, even though you won't be able play 1080p video, you'll gain the rest of the new features of the latest model without spending a cent. (Your Apple TV should notify you that the update is
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