Following a cracking January where the service received a record 50 million plays, ABC's iview team has announced its availability on Apple TV -- along with a revamp of its features.
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Siri is a big part of the next-generation Apple TV. You can use the personal assistant app to choose content, identify movie actors, skip songs and more. If you own one of the latest puck-shaped boxes, then here are just about all the things you can say to Siri -- just press and hold the microphone button on the remote and start talking.
When the new Apple TV was announced, the inclusion of Siri was a strong selling point -- too bad it turned out to suck. Finally, though, Apple is making voice control on the set-top box rather more useful.
If you've grabbed one of those shiny fourth-generation Apple TVs then no doubt you'll be enjoying the looping video wallpapers that come with them -- professionally shot clips of famous vistas that change with the time of day. For those without an Apple TV but with a desktop or laptop, there is a way to get the same wallpapers on your computer.
Earlier this year, YouTube rolled out 360-degree videos. Like magic, they let you peer around in any direction from within the video. Now, one company is taking that futuristic video-viewing from your computer -- and bringing it to your much bigger TV screen.
Logging into apps on the new Apple TV currently involves entering a password with an onscreen keyboard, a process that makes Centrelink look organised and efficient. It's Apple's screwup, but Facebook might have just come to the rescue.
I turn 30 this month, and it feels like I am one of the few people my age who watches pay TV and is willing to pay for it. Truth is, I hate watching shows on my computer -- or worse, my phone. Give me new episodes in real-time, on a real TV. I know I'm on the wrong side of history, but I also know I'm not the only one.
Here's some good news for anyone planning to buy an Apple TV: VLC, the company behind the best video player for OS X and Windows (and arguable iOS) will be supporting Apple's new set-top box.
Apple wasn't able to invite us to its homecoming dance in San Francisco this year, but we admired its dance moves from afar. We also tuned into the after party gossip when attendees told everyone how they really felt about the latest products. The new Apple TV, apparently, is pretty good.