Posts tagged: Apple TV

The Future of Television

Want to know what the future of television is? Boy, we sure do. We hope it’s something to do with virtual reality and kittens. And puppies.

 

Here’s what Apple thinks it is, via their Ad, aptly named ‘The Future of Television’. We think they’re thinking much more short term, much more focused around the new Apple TV, and far less about small, young, animals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple to start selling Apple TV 4 in store on Friday !

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Are you ready for some TELEVISION? SOME… APPLE TELEVISION?

 

You know it!

 

So do Apple. Apple began accepting pre-orders for the device this past Monday, but if you aren’t a pre-order type of guy or gal, then you might wanna listen up. This coming Friday October 30, you’ll be able to pick up your very own shiny device at an Apple retail store.

 

Sweet.

 

 

This hasn’t been totally confirmed as of yet however it seems very very likely.

 

If you are a pre-order type of humanoid, and you like your one day shipping, then you can be getting ready to smile all day at your shiny new device on Friday too!

 

If you pre-ordered through Best Buy, you can pick up your device in-store come November 4th.

 

The new Apple TV is available in 32Gb for $149 and 64GB for $199.

 

 

 

 

Did you order a new Apple TV?

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You can now place  online orders for the new-look Apple TV set-top box! Wahay! Those who have already ordered are looking to receive their shiny new devices shortly after they ship at the end of this week. The earliest of these deliveries will ship on October 30th.

 

So what will you be getting? Let’s take a little look-see:

 

The new Apple TV comes equipped with a full App store (including support for 3rd party apps), Siri, a waaaaaay better search feature, an A8 chip with 2GB RAM, allowing for up to 1080p video at 60 frames per second and and a touch-based remote that supports Siri’s good self AND an accelerometer and a gyroscope that allow it to serve a game controller,

 

The 32 GB Apple TV comes in at $149, or the 64 GB device comes in at a neat $199. Extra Siri remotes sell at $79 and Remote Loop wrist straps are $12.99. 2 year AppleCare coverage is $29.

 

Did you guys order one? Want to? Get your booty over here then silly!

 

 

 

 

Apple TV now comes with these new stations

As of this morning Apple TV now includes a bunch more content !Hooray! Fox Now and CNBC now feature as part of the Apple TV line up, and FX now (including the Simpsons catalog) will be coming soon to an Apple TV near you!

 

To access Fox Now and CNBC you will need a cable subscription to unlock the content, however some videos and episodes will be available without this.

 

CNBC will show live broadcasts as well as previously aired content. With Fox Now, you will be able to access such wonderful shows as American Idol and Glee. Wait. We mean such wonderful shows as Family Guy. Yeah. That sounds better.  

 

So… Have you guys heard about the bird? The bird is the word. ( If you don’t get the reference – quick! To your Apple TV! Family Guy! )

 

 

 

Missed Gaga on SNL? Don’t be a misserouterer anymore! Apple TV now includes…

 

 

 

Now you can access all Yahoo has to offer direct on Apple TV. Similar to their recently launched iOS app, this means you can access all the content that Yahoo hosts as well. That means AWESOME!  Hello SNL, Hello The Colbert Report, Hello The Daily Show!

 

The shows aren’t live but you can get them shortly after they’ve aired. You have to sign in using Google Plus, Facebook or or using the app’s registration.

 

This latest addition to Apple TV comes after they’ve already, just this year, added Time Warner’s HBO Go, WatchESPN, Sky News, Vevo, Disney, Weather Channel, and Smithsonian.

 

We see what you’re doing here Apple. Slowly building up an excellent service, then BLAMMO! June 2014, hello Apple iTV!

 

Hello  already  killer service, hello agreements already set in place with the top TV making peoples, hello awesome design aesthetic AND HELLO major league new tech.

 

Right?

 

 

Image courtesy of Amazon.

iTunes Festival is over, boo. But here’s a highlight reel, yay!

 

Remember when we told you guys about the 2013 iTunes Festival in London? Yeah? Well, it’s almost over. Boo.

 

Hopefully you guys caught some of the awesome acts that shone during the 30 day festival – Kings Of Leon, The Lumineers, Queens of the stone age et al, and if you didn’t – well, here’s a highlight reel from Apple of what you missed.

 

 

 

 

Apple is also expected to have an E.P of the performances available in the Apple Store by the end of the year.

 

 

Yay Music!