Tag: Apple TV

Hands-on: Roku’s Apple TV app helped me cut the cord — from Apple

Like virtually every Apple TV customer, I truly wanted Apple to succeed with its TV-tethered set top box — an enabling device for early cable TV “cord cutters.” I bought into the vision back in 2007 when it took the form of a stripped down $299 Mac computer, went along for the ride when it […]

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John Mulaney Makes His ‘Dickinson’ Debut In The Hailee Steinfeld-Starring Show’s New Trailer

HBO Max grabbed the elusive rights to the Studio Ghibli library and Disney+ has every movie from your childhood [and also the forgotten classic (???) Fuzzbucket], but don’t forget about Apple TV+. Apple’s streaming service is the home of The Morning Show, with Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Steve Carell; See, starring Jason Momoa; and […]

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Roku brings Apple TV app with Apple TV+ support to over 25 devices

Following the January announcements of deals between Apple and several TV makers to bring AirPlay 2 streaming support to multiple 2018 and 2019 smart TVs, Roku and Apple today announced the release of a dedicated Apple TV app for some Roku devices — only the second non-Apple platform to support streaming of Apple’s iTunes video […]

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Tom Hanks And Steven Spielberg Are Bringing A New ‘Band Of Brothers’ Followup To Apple TV+

Nearly two decades after Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg brought their first World War II-inspired limited series, Band of Brothers (2001), to HBO, they’re gearing up for a third installment, a decade after their second effort, The Pacific (2010). This time, however, the pair isn’t heading back to HBO but, instead, to Apple TV+. The […]

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Aaron Paul Goes To Jail For A Crime He Might Not Have Committed In The ‘Truth Be Told’ Trailer

Yes, Aaron Paul is having a moment (again) now that the Breaking Bad Netflix movie, El Camino, is about to drop. Hence why Apple TV (probably) dropped the first trailer for their upcoming fictional true crime series Truth Be Told, in which Octavia Spencer plays a woman whose prior work led to the conviction and […]

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As Apple sunsets iTunes for Macs, Windows users blast ‘terrible’ app

Today’s release of macOS Catalina may reduce complaints from Mac iTunes users regarding Apple’s famously bloated media management and playback app, but for Windows users, the misery appears set to go on indefinitely. Sixteen years after iTunes debuted on PCs — a gesture then-Apple CEO Steve Jobs likened to “giving a glass of ice water to […]

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Spotify and Twitch finally debut Apple TV apps

Three years ago, Spotify told GitHub followers that an app for the Apple TV wasn’t coming “any time soon,” as development had been “down prioritized” — most likely a result of ongoing strife between the music streaming giant and Apple, which was actively promoting its competitive Apple Music service. Today, Apple TV users are finally […]

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The Water Dancer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Joined Oprah in Conversation at the Apollo—and We Were There

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Oprah Winfrey at the World Famous Apollo Theater on the occasion of the launch of Coates’s first novel, The Water Dancer, Sept. 23, 2019. Photo: Shahar Azran Photography It was an amazingly candid conversation, punctuated with lots of laughter, black-ass intonations, and responses from the crowd. “I love a talking back audience,” […]

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Apple Steps Into the Movie Business

LOS ANGELES — Apple is going to the movies. The company, which is set to unveil its Apple Plus TV streaming service on Nov. 1, will enter the film business this fall with theatrical releases of three movies it acquired this year, Apple said on Friday. The effort will expand in 2020, when Apple plans […]

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Apple Could Premiere Its Original Movies in Theater Weeks Ahead of Releasing Them on Apple TV+

Apple is reportedly looking to premiere some of the movies that it has produced for Apple TV+ in theaters before making it available on its streaming service. The company is reportedly in preliminary talks about this with cinema chains and has also consulted with entertainment executives to follow a traditional theatrical-release plan for its movies. […]

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Apple Arcade Promises Games Anywhere and on Any Device. It (Mostly) Works.

Apple Arcade launched last week with a huge lineup. This week, I’m trying to unpack the service as I spend time with it, and I’m going to highlight five (or so) games, as I work through questions about the service and consider its promise: paying $5 per month for a bunch of games that’ll never […]

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It’s Hard to Use Apple Arcade Without Wondering How Developers Will Be Paid

Apple Arcade launched last week with a huge lineup. This week, I’m trying to unpack the service as I spend time with it, and I’m going to highlight five games, as I work through questions about the service and consider its promise: paying $5 per month for a bunch of games that’ll never ask for […]

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‘Grindstone’ Is a Perfect Puzzler to Showcase Apple Arcade’s Promise

There used to be a time when I’d wake up every morning and excitedly checked Apple’s App Store, to see what surprises games might be waiting. Sure, there was a lot of junk, but there were enough revelations to justify genuine excitement about the platform’s future. Device 6! Spaceteam! Flappy Bird! Like the Wii, the […]

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