Apple TV Overview Updated February 14, 2019

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First shown in late 2006 and released in early 2007, the Apple TV has gone through a more substantial transformation than any other Apple product in the past decade. The original model was a stripped-down Macintosh computer with a 40GB hard drive for playing videos, music, and photos on an HDTV. Apple unveiled a completely redesigned plastic model in 2010, dropping the hard drive in favor of 8GB flash storage, and in late 2015 the device was updated again with its own tvOS operating system, a slightly thicker design, and an all-new Siri Remote.

The Apple TV serves a variety of purposes now, thanks to its tvOS operating system, which has its own App Store. The Apple TV 4K and 4th-gen Apple TV come with the Siri Remote. Included is a dedicated Siri button that, when paired with universal search on the Apple TV, allows users to easily look up content from a variety of sources with a single search.

Using AirPlay with your iOS device or Mac, you can stream videos, photos, and music directly from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac to your HDT, as well as mirroring their screens. Under some circumstances, Macs can use a TV equipped with an Apple TV as a second display.

With the release of the Apple TV 4K priced at $179 and $199 for 32GB and 64GB respectively, Apple has dropped the 64GB version of the 4th-gen Apple TV as it continues to offer the 32GB model for $149.

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Apple TV Stories February 14

Apple’s next media event is expected to happen on March 25, with a star-studded lineup of Hollywood guests expected to fill the Steve Jobs Theater as the company unveils its long rumored video streaming service.

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Apple TV Stories February 13

Bloomberg reports today that Apple will unveil its streaming video service at its rumored March 25th event. BuzzFeed News first reported the March 25th date yesterday in the context of Apple’s news subscription service, but it was unclear if the video service would also be included at the event.

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Rumors and speculation about Apple’s video streaming service have been floating around for a number of years now, and it seems like the company may finally be ready to launch its new service. According to a report from CNBC, Apple is preparing to launch its video streaming service in April, corroborating a report from The Information back in January.

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Apple TV Stories February 6

Live streaming sports service DAZN adds support for watching four things at once on Apple TV

Live sports streaming service DAZN has today been updated on the Apple TV with support for watching up to four streams at once. DAZN was one of the early supporters of the Apple’s TV app, meaning it integrates nicely with tvOS.

Disney plans to license content for its upcoming video service, not just originals

While details on Apple’s upcoming video streaming service remain sparse, Disney is preparing to launch its Disney+ standalone service soon. And while Disney certainly has a giant catalog of original catalog, it sounds like Disney+ won’t be limited to the Disney’s own content.

Apple TV Stories February 5

If you’re a fan of live sports, FuboTV has announced that it will soon become the second major live streaming TV service to be integrated within Apple’s TV app. It follows PlayStation Vue, which gained support back in October of last year …

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