Nvidia, Apple and Amazon share a common vision for a new type of media streaming set-top box that lives in the lounge, providing a state-of-the-art media interface - and powering a new range of mainstream-friendly games. The Cupertino...Show More Summary
Apple CEO Tim Cook recently confirmed that developers will indeed be granted access to a universal search API set to debut with the fourth-generation Apple TV, meaning third-party apps have the opportunity to get screen time alongside big name services like HBO and Hulu.
One of the key features of the new Apple TV set to launch later this month is universal search, which allows users to find content across a number of different services using text entry or, in some countries, Siri voice search. Universal...Show More Summary
In a recent interview, Tim Cook discussed the new, universal search feature on the upcoming Apple TV. While at launch the search feature will show results from iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Showtime, Cook expects developers to incorporate search into their TV apps quickly thanks to the tvOS search API. Show More Summary
The Apple TV is launching later in October but many of the details about the device remain under wraps. At the announcement, Apple announced that the Apple TV Siri universal search feature will include data from iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, Showtime and HBO. Many had hoped that Apple would be more open with this feature, allowing Siri to incorporate data from […]
Apple is preparing to send out a second wave of developer kits for the new Apple TV. The company is notifying some developers of this new wave, which will still cost those chosen to receive a unit $1. Developers selected to receive a kit have until 5:00 p.m. Show More Summary
Apple sent out emails late Friday notifying developers that a second batch of Apple TV dev kits are being sent out to meet overwhelming demand.
Citing ‘overwhelming demand’, Apple has expanded the number of Apple TV Developer Kits available for registered developers who applied for a chance to receive the pre-release hardware last month. A number of developers (but not all) who previously missed out on the initial wave of test units have been notified by Apple Developer Relations that more dev kits […]
A frenzied week ended with a spirited podcast in our bureau here on Friday.
This week’s Android Circuit includes news from Google's event on Tuesday, initial reviews on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, a look at the Pixel C tablet, the highlights of the Nexus Engineers' AMA, details on the two new Chromecast models,...Show More Summary
Amazon's move to ban sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast from its site is neither bold nor brash. It is just another shot fired in the escalating war to own the shopper's heart and mind (and wallet).
Amazon is kicking Google's Chromecast and Apple's TV off its store shelves, citing customer confusion. Right.
A couple of our developer friends from Tel Aviv managed to port Doom to both Apple TV and the Apple Watch. Why? Because it’s cool. The devolopers, Lior Tubi and Mehdi Mulani, posted some videos to YouTube so we could check out the ports. Here’s what Doom looks like on the new Apple TV: And here’s […]
Amazon's ban on Chromecast and Apple TV smells worse than month-old fish
Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV includes support for a full App Store, making it possible for developers to create games and apps for the device for the first time. A platform like the Apple TV seems well-suited to multiplayer games,...Show More Summary
One of the questions routinely faced by government regulators and consumer advocates is whether a company can get so big that it starts acting against its own customers' interests. Amazon, which says it is about to ban from its shelves media-streaming devices from Google and Apple that compete...
As the definition of “watching TV” moves further away from meaning “paying for cable,” a number of major tech companies, including Apple, Amazon, Google, Roku and others, are angling to make their streaming media player the connected TV box of choice for those cutting the cord. Show More Summary
"It's important that the streaming media players we sell interact well with Prime Video in order to avoid customer confusion," the company said in a statement.
Jeff Bezo is trying to eliminate competition. Web Amazon google Apple fire tv chromecast apple tv ban
Amazon has issued memos to merchants warning them that they will soon be unable to sell Chromecast and Apple TV on the mega-shop, and the excuse they gave for making the move is one of the dumbest things we've ever heard.