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Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 11.4.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.4.1 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the first tvOS 11.4.1 beta and two weeks after releasing tvOS 11.4, an update that introduced support for AirPlay 2. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the new tvOS 11.4.1 developer …

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Apple Inks Deal for Emily Dickinson Series Starring Hailee Steinfeld

Apple’s latest original television series is a half-hour show about the life of poet Emily Dickinson, which is set to star Hailee Steinfeld, reports Variety. Apple recently gave a straight-to-series order for the show, which is described as a “comedic look into Dickinson’s world” that explores the “constraints of society, gender, and family from the …

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tvOS 12 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Want to See Added to the Apple TV in 2018

At the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple will introduce new versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, and for those latter two updates, we have no idea what to expect. Historically, Apple hasn’t introduced major changes in its tvOS updates, but the operating system is still new and there could be some larger scale changes …

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Apple Loses Out as Netflix Inks Content Deal With Former President Obama

Former United States President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have signed a multiyear production deal with Netflix that will see the two producing television shows and films for the service, reports The New York Times. Though Netflix had been in negotiations with the Obamas for several months, Apple was rumored to be …

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Apple Partners With French Cable Company Canal+ to Offer Apple TV 4K as Cable Box Alternative

Apple has partnered up with French cable television Canal+ to allow 5.2 million Canal+ subscribers in France to opt to receive an Apple TV 4K in lieu of a traditional cable box. Customers who choose the 4K Apple TV will need to pay Canal+ an equipment rental free of 6 euros, equivalent to approximately 7 …

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Apple to Sell Subscriptions to Streaming Services Through its TV App

Apple is planning to offer subscriptions to select streaming TV and video services through its dedicated TV app that’s available on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, reports Bloomberg. The TV app already aggregates television and movie content from a range of different providers into one easy-to-access place, so offering subscriptions is a natural evolution …

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Apple Officially Orders 'Are You Sleeping' Drama Series Starring Octavia Spencer

Apple has given a series order for 10 episodes of “Are You Sleeping,” a drama series that will star Octavia Spencer, who is known for her work in movies that include “Hidden Figures,” “The Help,” “Gifted,” and “The Shape of Water.” News of Apple’s work on “Are You Sleeping” first surfaced in January, but now …

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Apple Seeds Second Public Beta of tvOS 11.4 for Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.4 update to its public beta testing group, two weeks after seeding the first beta and three weeks after releasing tvOS 11.3, a minor update that introduced a few smaller features. The tvOS 11.4 public beta can be obtained by going to the Settings app …

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Apple Seeds First Public Beta of tvOS 11.4 for Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.4 update to its public beta testing group, one day after providing the beta to developers and a little under a week after releasing tvOS 11.3, a minor update that introduced a few smaller features. The tvOS 11.4 public beta can be obtained by going …

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Apple Releases tvOS 11.3 for 4th and 5th Generation Apple TV Models

Apple today released tvOS 11.3, the second major update to the tvOS operating system designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS 11.3 comes more than three months after the release of tvOS 11.2, and a month after the release of a minor tvOS 11.2.6 update. tvOS 11.3 can be downloaded over the …

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Quick Takes: Apple Hires a Latin TV Head, New Owner of Reserve Strap Plans to Sue Apple, and More

In addition to our standalone articles covering the latest Apple news and rumors at MacRumors, this Quick Takes column provides a bite-sized recap of other headlines about Apple and its competitors on weekdays. Friday, March 2 Apple announces hiring of Sony TV’s Angélica Guerra as Head of Latin American Programming: Guerra oversaw Sony Picture Television’s …

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