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ABC iview now available on Apple TV | @abciview

NewsSteve Molk

ABC is pleased to announce that iview is now available on the recently released 4th generation Apple TV.

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7 Tennis App now available on the big screen with New AppleTV | @7Tennis #AppleTV

StreamingKevin Perry

As Federer, Nadal, Williams and Kyrgios warm up for the Australian Open, The Seven Network has announced its 7Tennis app is now available for the latest generation Apple TV device.

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Yahoo7 deliver catch-up TV on new Apple TV

NewsSteve Molk

Yahoo7 has today announced the launch of a new PLUS7 App for Apple TV, giving Australians access to PLUS7’s premium content directly from the device.

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Taylor Swift Sydney Concert gets worldwide release via Apple

NewsKevin Perry

Taylor Swift is giving her fans on Apple Music a special surprise this holiday

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Apple hopes to reinvent the TV experience with new Apple TV

StreamingKevin Perry

Apple has today finally announced the all-new Apple TV. After years of rumours and speculation, Apple has released an updated version of its TV Dongle with an App Store, Gaming and Siri,

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Ten Network becomes first Australian broadcaster to provide catchup app on Apple TV

NewsKevin Perry

Starting today, Network Ten’s catch-up TV service tenplay is available as an App on Apple TV, giving viewers easy access to content from TEN, ELEVEN and ONE on-demand.

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Interview: Rene Ritchie Bigger iPhones and the future of Apple TV

NewsKevin Perry

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to be a guest on the TechWebCast podcast and have a chat with one of my favourite technology journalists Rene Ritchie.

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YouTube will have AirPlay support in iOS 4.2

Kevin Perry

by Jay Hathaway (RSS feed) Nov 2nd 2010 at 1:30PM

 

A couple of weeks ago, AirPlay support for YouTube videos mysteriously disappeared from beta versions of iOS 4.2, the latest update to Apple's mobile OS. That meant users couldn't stream YouTube vids from their iPhones and iPads to their desktops and AppleTVs. With the release of the iOS 4.2 golden master to developers yesterday, though, AirPlay is back in the YouTube app, and it's better than ever.

AirPlay now has its own set of controls in the multitasking bar, just like the iPod app. That means you can control your streaming music and videos without leaving your current game of Angry Birds. Aside from YouTube and iPod, AirPlay also works in Safari and iFiles. Don't be alarmed if you can't stream to your AppleTV yet, though. Apple still needs to release an AppleTV software update, which should come out around the time iOS 4.2 is available to the public.

[via MacStories]

 

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How to Convert Your Videos for the New Apple TV

Kevin Perry

The new Apple TV is all about streaming online content, offering you direct access to the iTunes store as well as Netflix. However, chances are you have quite a bit of digital content on your hard drives as well, whether it be homemade vacation movies or TV show episodes you downloaded from BitTorrent (of course we are only talking about legal torrent downloads here).

No worries, you can play all of this content with your Apple TV as well — you just have to convert it to a supported video file format and then share it the proper way. Simply follow our how-to, and you’re gonna be able to watch all your videos on the Apple TV in no time.

Fist, you’re going to need software to convert your video files. There are a number of programs out there that do the trick, but none is as easy to use as the Miro Video Converter, which is available for free for Windows and OS X.

Miro Video Converter has a number of presets for popular devices, but there’s no distinct preset available for the Apple TV yet. Instead, you can just select the iPad as the device of your choice: the iPad and the Apple TV share a lot of the same hardware and software roots, and both devices support the same video codecs and resolutions. Make sure you also have the Send to iTunes option enabled. That way, you won’t have to manually import your videos to iTunes after converting them.

To actually convert your files, you simply drag and drop them one by one onto the Miro Converter application, and then press the Convert button. Then it’s time to wait: Video conversion can take a while, especially if you’re working with large HD files. A fast CPU can greatly improve results, but even on my current-gen Macbook Pro, I always seem to have enough time to make and enjoy a quick Espresso while I’m converting an entire movie.

Afterwards, your movie will automatically pop up in iTunes, ready to be shared with your Apple TV. To actually enable sharing, you need to go to Advanced > Turn On Home Sharing and sign in with your iTunes account. I know, it seems unnecessary, but bear with me.

Now you’ll have to go to your Apple TV and add the shared library — something that obviously only works if your computer remains up and running. To do so, you have to select Computers – Home Sharing on your Apple TV and turn on home sharing. Here, you need to enter your Apple ID one more time, and you can decide whether you want to also use that same ID for iTunes store rentals on the device.

 

Done? Great, because that’s it. Your iTunes share will now show up under the Computer menu item, and you’ll be able to stream local videos just as easy as any remote content.

 

Another bonus: You can even access your iPhoto library or any other folder on your computer via your Apple TV this way. Simply go to Advanced > Choose Photos To Share in iTunes and select either your entire iPhoto library or select albums, events or folders.


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