Apple popped the cover on its long-awaited streaming service as well as a couple unannounced surprises! Tune in for full coverage! I, for one, was not impressed by one announcement but you’ll have to listen in to find out.
Apple TV device owners will now be able to watch a live streaming service on YouTube. This comes after Google’s online video portal YouTube’s streaming live TV service is now coming on Apple TV devices.
YouTube Live TV service is available for Apple TV devices
The company announced this development earlier this week. The Google-owned video site announced in a tweet that Apple TV owners could check the App Store. The official YouTube TV account also revealed that the app could be downloaded for tvOS devices.
The announcement came later when YouTube TV has also announced that its platform is now compatible with Roku devices.
In case you don’t know, YouTube’s move to expand its streaming service to popular set-top box platforms was not easy. The company’s expansion could be best described as a “rollercoaster” since it launched in 2017 its streaming TV services.
It can be recalled that back in December, YouTube had announced the delayed roll-out of its services-both for Roku and Apple devices.
YouTube had failed to meet an earlier deadline when Apple launched its TV app during the first quarter of 2018. The Google-owned video site then moved the deadline in late October.
And earlier this week, when YouTube announced that its streaming service is now compatible with Roku, a company official has reportedly informed the media outfits that an Apple TV support.
Apple users worldwide have something to look forward its recent iOS update. Apple has just released the Apple iOS 11.2.1 update for both iPad and iPhone. The update brings fixes to identified bugs, among others
The release of iOS 11.2.1 update just came nine days after the Cupertino-based tech company released the iOS 11.2. Apple users have welcomed the update because some users encountered a bug in the iOS 11.2. A handful of users encountered a bug that allows unauthorized access to connect to smart devices.
Tech website 9to5Mac has first spotted the existence of the bug. The bug gives unauthorized users to connect to lights, thermostats, locks, among others. This prompted Apple to release an iOS update immediately because if the bug were left unchecked, it would certainly pose a security and privacy threats to Apple’s global users.
Aside from the iOS 11.2.1 update, Apple has also released an update to Apple TV users. The Cupertino-based tech company has rolled out also the tVOS 11.2.1 update. Tech users claim that the VOS 11.2.1 update fixes the same issue found in both iPhones and iPads.
What’s the bug in iOS 11.2?
In Apple’s release note for the said update, it says that iOS 11.2.1 “fixes bugs including an issue that could disable remote access to shared users of the Home app.” On top of this, the update also attempted to fix the server-side issue which has been restored with the new update.
One of the problems in the iOS 11.2 was that Apple users were encountering an issue revolving the HomeKit. The said app, according to security analysts, has a certain vulnerability which intruders can deliberately use to their advantage.
Upon learning the vulnerability in the HomeKit app, Apple has released the update to fix the bug. However, the update reportedly broke the remote access intended for shared users. But the iOS 11.2.1 has restored the broken remote access for Apple users.
Fans of Amazon Prime Video have something to cheer about. Why? Because they can expect a new app that will be finally rolling out to Apple’s tvOS devices. The Amazon Prime Video app will be available in various countries like U. K, Canada, U.S and other regions across Europe.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has earlier announced this year the partnership of an online retail store Amazon and the Cupertino-based Apple Inc. The official launch was not immediately implemented because of several reasons the company did not disclose.
Cook, during his usual keynote speech at WWDC, has confirmed that a major app will be rolled out in Apple TV.
“Amazon is coming to the TV app in all Apple TVs later this year with Amazon Prime Video,” Cook said. Rumors about the app started circulating last May which is about Amazon’s video-streaming service finally landing on Apple’s TV ecosystem.
According to a report, Macrumors said that Amazon Prime Video app had been updated to iOS app version 5.0. An accompanying release notes of the app tells the subscribers that they can download a separate tvOS app for the Apple TV to watch videos using Prime Video Content.
Also, the updated Amazon Prime Video now supports a Universal Search. The app will be available on a third-generation Apple TVs, and 4K Apple TV.s
Amazon Prime Video can be downloaded or through a pre-app store third-generation Apple TVs as well as fourth-gen and 4K Apple TVs, according to the release notes.
However, tech experts warn that Amazon Prime Video app will not be showing up to all users. Amazon did further explain what’s the reason why the app won’t be showing to all users.
What do you think is the move of Amazon to tap Apple?
Today, Apple announced that version 3.0 of the Apple TV software is now available for download.
Apple added new features to the software as well as a redesigned menu that will make it easier for users to find the content they are looking for.
Additional features include the recently-announced iTunes Extras that gives users access to special features in the iTunes Store including cast interviews and deleted scenes from movies, and the iTunes LP which provides related content to songs such as album art, interactive lyrics, writing about the record and performance videos.
An internet radio feature has also been added to Apple TV allows to listen to several stations such as WCBS and K-Rock. Apple also added Genius Mixes which lets users listen to up to 12 endless mixes.
iPhoto users now also have access to iPhoto events as well as the iPhoto Faces.
According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, the giant company may be adding an Apple-branded TV by 2011.
And according to a research note to clients covered by AppleInsider, the TV will probably have media-management features like that in the existing Apple TV setup box and DVR and subscription-based content viewing.
“We see potential for Apple to offer best-in-class software and hardware and charge a premium,” Mr. Munster wrote.
He believes that the iTunes Store is slowly losing its shine in the online video market and in order to retain their place in that arena, would launch a subscription-based service on its one TV sets.
He also believes that Apple will enter the TV market using their own tried-and-tested method: by changing the rules and offering better user experience – just like what it did with iPod, iTunes and iPhone.
“[An Apple-branded TV] would command a premium among a competitive field of budget TVs,” he wrote. “We believe Apple could differentiate itself with software that makes home entertainment simple and solves a pain point for consumers (complicated TV and component systems).”