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New fifth-gen Apple TV 2016 release date & features rumours

Karen Haslam | June 23, 2016
2015's fourth-gen Apple TV - the first Apple TV device to allow users to install apps - was unveiled by Apple at the iPhone 6s launch event on 9 September 2015, and was available to buy from 26 October 2015. But we're already looking ahead to the next, fifth-gen (5G) Apple TV.

Moons said: "Apple is having conversations with everyone about doing their own streaming services. We have had those conversations, as have the other networks. Do I think something will happen? Probably, but I do not know when."

This isn't the first time Moonves has made comments about the rumoured service, earlier this year he made a similar revelation in an interview at a Re/code conference, suggesting he was in ongoing conversations with Apple.

New Apple TV 2016 release date rumours: iPlayer on Apple TV

It's here! At long last.

When the Apple TV was first announced in September we were hopeful that finally the BBC would bring iPlayer to Apple's set top box, other than by a workaround that allows users to stream iPlayer from their iPhone or iPad to the TV using AirPlay.

However, our hopes were dashed when the BBC reportedly revealed to fans on Twitter that it had "no plans currently" to develop an iPlayer app for the Apple TV. Although weeks later, the BBC changed its' mind and announced that a BBC iPlayer app would come to the Apple TV "in coming months". In an article on the BBC website the company revealed: "The catch-up app is not ready to launch alongside the revamped set top box [which is on sale now]."

Just under a month and a half later, and the polished BBC iPlayer app has made its appearance on the Apple TV. Featuring the complete iPlayer catalogue and livestreams of BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four and more, the app can now be downloaded from the Apple TV App Store. As it's a universal app, you can download it on your iPhone or iPad here and it should appear on your Apple TV, too.

According to the above BBC article, ITV has no plans to release an app for Apple TV.

Source: Macworld UK 


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