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  • Apple TV Updated With Impressive New Content Access


    A reader tipped us off this morning to a new Apple TV update issued by Apple today.

    The Apple TV set-top box is finally serving up some long-awaited channels, including HBO Go, WatchESPN, Sky News and more.

    Although users will (finally) be allowed to view content from HBO and ESPN on their Apple TV without a direct cable TV subscription, HBO GO on Apple TV still requires a subscription to HBO.

    “HBO GO and WatchESPN are some of the most popular iOS apps and are sure to be huge hits on Apple TV,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior VP of Internet Software and Services, in a press release this morning. “We continue to offer Apple TV users great new programming options, combined with access to all of the incredible content they can purchase from the iTunes Store.”

    Apple also revealed today that iTunes users have now downloaded more than one billion TV episodes and 380 million movies from iTunes. Just as impressive is the fact that users now purchase over 800,000 TV episodes and over 350,000 movies per day.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple TV Updated With Impressive New Content Access started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. Lysias55's Avatar
      Lysias55 -
      I'm just glad they added Crunchyroll. that was the only reason i was keeping my PS3. i sold it today and then found out about the update. it's a great day
    1. DVLPmedia's Avatar
      DVLPmedia -
      I can't wait until Apple TV gets to the point where I can stop paying so much for Cable.
    1. emerica6708's Avatar
      emerica6708 -
      Any word on if this stops the new Plex exploit?
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DVLPmedia View Post
      I can't wait until Apple TV gets to the point where I can stop paying so much for Cable.
      Wonder if we'll ever get Amazon Prime?
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Yes, once APTV gets more cable like with content, see you later cable bill :]
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DVLPmedia View Post
      I can't wait until Apple TV gets to the point where I can stop paying so much for Cable.
      Same here.
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by emerica6708 View Post
      Any word on if this stops the new Plex exploit?
      I wanna know this also...
    1. windowsdan's Avatar
      windowsdan -
      Quote Originally Posted by emerica6708 View Post
      Any word on if this stops the new Plex exploit?
      I would also love to know this?

      Dan D
    1. DirtyDan's Avatar
      DirtyDan -
      I got rid of cable a long time ago. Between Hulu, Netflix, and iTunes I get just about everything I need. The Plex exploit has been fun too!
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Crunchyroll!!!!!

      Since I use xbmc on my Apple TV, I wonder if u can just get the app via ssh and install it on a previous firmware
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DVLPmedia View Post
      I can't wait until Apple TV gets to the point where I can stop paying so much for Cable.
      Yeah? Then they will raise prices on high speed internet services from all the streaming! Hello large bills again!!
    1. pacmanisback's Avatar
      pacmanisback -
      Plex exploit still works. Yeah! BUT! Boo! No DirecTV support for HBOGO or ESPN
    1. smith01's Avatar
      smith01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by emerica6708 View Post
      Any word on if this stops the new Plex exploit?
      They blocked it. Thats why the update came out so quick after the exploit was released.

      Typical Apple, always fighting against us. They are the true fun police.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      How can u tell if u have a 2nd gen or 3rd gen Apple TV?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      How can u tell if u have a 2nd gen or 3rd gen Apple TV?
      Easiest way is output resolution. 3rd gen does 1080p. 2nd gen 720p I believe.
    1. jmcgee_jr's Avatar
      jmcgee_jr -
      Quote Originally Posted by smith01 View Post
      They blocked it. Thats why the update came out so quick after the exploit was released.

      Typical Apple, always fighting against us. They are the true fun police.
      Ignore this [...], plex connect still works just fine with 5.3.
    1. smith01's Avatar
      smith01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jmcgee_jr View Post
      Ignore this [...], plex connect still works just fine with 5.3.
      WTF? I tried it just before I posted. It DIDNT WORK.
      Last night I was using it and it was working fine, today I updated and it says "Trailers is unreachable"
      The only thing that has changed is it was updated.

      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      How can u tell if u have a 2nd gen or 3rd gen Apple TV?
      Oh thats easy. 1 is a little black box where the other is a little black box.....
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Apple when will you give Apple TV an AppStore!!!!!!!!!
    1. trek-life's Avatar
      trek-life -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      Yeah? Then they will raise prices on high speed internet services from all the streaming! Hello large bills again!!
      Charter has already done this in my area.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by trek-life View Post
      Charter has already done this in my area.
      I was paying $29.95/mo now I am paying $39.95/mo, I am sure it is happening all over the country.
      If Apple is going to do anything like what I think they want to do, they better package it with wireless LTE service with ability to switch between providers. If you are going to be dependent on cable/FiOS not only you get reamed, other people without Apple TV also gets reamed because of you.