Apple TV Overview Updated December 13, 2017

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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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Update: Redbox now says the Apple TV app will be ready in the coming weeks. In a statement to BestAppleTV.com:

“Currently, consumers can use Airplay with Apple TV to watch rented or purchased content,” company spokeswoman Kate Brennan told BESTAppleTV.com. “An Apple TV app is launching in the coming weeks.

Redbox today officially launched its streaming video on-demand service. Originally known for its rental kiosks, Redbox has suffered from stagnant growth as streaming video has become many people’s go-to for consuming content. The new Redbox On Demand service is accessible via iOS and Apple TV…

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Apple TV Stories December 12

A new report today from Variety shares that Apple has hired two new executives for its original content efforts with one coming from Hulu and the other from Legendary Entertainment.

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Apple TV Stories December 9

The Apple device ecosystem has heralded new ways for creative game makers to realise their vision, often by combining physical elements with apps, to form engaging and addictive experiences. Most of this guide leans on casual gaming where a whole family can join in together, but there’s also a consideration for the serious side of games too.

We feature the endearing Beasts of Balance, the Osmo game system, MFI game controllers and more. Read on after the jump for the full list.

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Apple TV Stories December 8

TV app now rolling out in UK to Apple TV, iPhone and iPad users

The TV app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV is now rolling out for UK users. Apple has posted the localized version of the TV app webpage confirming the launch.

In the UK, the TV app integrates TV shows and movies from iTunes, BBC iPlayer, ITV, Amazon Prime Video, Channel 5, and more.

Apple TV Stories December 7

Apple adds first new Aerial screensaver for Apple TV 4K

Apple has updated its aerial screensaver video feed for the Apple TV 4K this week with a handful of new videos. There are now a total of fourteen aerial videos for the Apple TV 4K, most are copied over from the 1080p Apple TV at higher resolution …

Just a week after launching support for CarPlay, Sirius today announced a new app for Apple TV. This means users can now access Sirius XM content right from their living room on the big screen…

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