Posted by Husain Sumra on May 15, 2013 in MacRumors | 0 comments
DirecTV today updated its iPhone app with the ability to search channels and discover new entertainment with voice commands. The app allows users to view search results on the TV (via a supported DirecTV DVR) or on the iPhone. Similar to how one would interact with Apple’s Siri, the app allows DirecTV customers to ask questions like “what action movies are on tonight?” or to...
Update to Netflix version 4.1 now automatically begins playing the next episode in a television series, puts your TV binges on auto-pilot.
Posted by Juli Clover on May 3, 2013 in MacRumors | Comments Off
According to a new report from media research firm TDG (via Gigaom) 14% of households with broadband internet owned an Apple TV, Roku box, or similar streaming platform during a study in 2012. While that sounds like an impressive number, Smart TVs have been slowly taking over the connected TV market. 25% of households owned a smart TV that comes equipped with apps, such as those offered by...
Posted by Jordan Golson on Apr 16, 2013 in MacRumors | Comments Off
Time Warner Cable is making 10 live television networks available for viewing out of the home on its iOS app, plus on demand TV shows and movies from 26 networks. Users can view Live TV from any Wi-Fi connection, and over Verizon 3G and 4G connections if they have Verizon. Previously, Time Warner customers could watch hundreds of channels on their iOS devices in their home, but the live TV...
Posted by Eric Slivka on Mar 25, 2013 in MacRumors | Comments Off
Last month, Chevrolet announced that its 2013 Sonic and Spark had become the first cars to offer support for Siri’s “Eyes Free” mode. The feature integrates Apple’s personal assistant with the vehicle’s entertainment system, allowing the driver to access information while keeping his or her eyes on the road. Chevrolet has now begun a national advertising campaign...
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