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    Apple TV adds channels for ABC News, AOL, PBS Kids, and a redesigned Flickr app | The Verge (click for full article)

    by Chris Welch - June 24, 2014

    -- Apple TV owners are getting a few new options for content this month, led by ABC News and AOL. The former offers both live and on-demand news feeds, mixing in entertainment coverage, original programming, and live hourly updates.

    You'll also find highlights from ABC News' programming lineup including Good Morning America, World News, 20/20, and Nightline. Unlike WatchABC — which offers on-demand access to the network's primetime shows — using ABC News doesn't require a cable subscription. The app offers deeper local news coverage for "nine major markets" according to ABC. These include New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Milwaukee, and others. As an added bonus, history buffs can dig through a wealth of ABC News archive footage amassed over the last 50 years.


    See more at: Apple TV adds channels for ABC News, AOL, PBS Kids, and a redesigned Flickr app | The Verge
     
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    Yeah, the Apple Tv Main Screen is finally starting to fill up. One of these days they may even have to add the option to hide/show channels. lol
     
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    New Apple TV beta brings refreshed look with iOS-like icons and thinner text [Gallery] | 9to5Mac (click for full article)

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    In addition to issuing updates to the iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite betas, Apple has released a new beta version of the Apple TV software. While earlier Apple TV betas did not bring more than new Family Sharing and iCloud Photos support, today’s update brings a refined look to the Apple TV Home screen.

    Taking cues from iOS and OS X, the new update brings completely redesigned icons to the Apple set-top-box and a new thinner font first introduced last year with iOS 7.
     
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    That option is already there. They really do need to update the interface though. It's getting a bit strange.

    Philip
     
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    I watched most of the Apple event today, nothing whatsoever about Apple TV. Great looking iPad Air 2 and iMac with a terrific desktop display where the cool things I saw.
     
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    Yeah the Apple TV hardware is due for a refresh - kinda looking like early 2015 is the best bet now. So many rumors about a new Apple TV but nothing much ever seems to materialize.

    I did notice that the Mac Mini hardware was refreshed. That was announced today.
     
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    I assume Apple can't get the content deals it needs to warrant upgrading the Apple TV. Continuing to add channels that require a cable subscription won't do much for the platform. An App Store might be ok but then you have the I/o issue and there aren't that many apps which transition well from phones to the TV. It's really not obvious if anything can be done at this time with TV connected devices. Google tried with GTV and has had to retreat to a rather pared down version. Microsoft seems to slowly be making the XBox One into an interesting entertainment centre. Amazon has its Fire TV which is almost a free cost ad unit for its store. It's all very bleak.
     

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