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Over-the-air update gives Apple TV apps from Vevo, Disney, others

updated 10:57 am EDT, Tue August 27, 2013

Apple continues channel-centric expansion of Apple TV

Apple has pushed a silent update to the Apple TV, adding a number of extra apps to the set-top. As anticipated, one of the them is Vevo's music video service. Also new though are Disney Channel and Disney XD, the Weather Channel, and an app from the Smithsonian.

The update continues a recent pattern of adding channels from broadcast networks to the Apple TV, instead of just more online services. Apple is thought to be pursuing a new app-based strategy toward building content for a TV set and/or a pay service. The company is still negotiating with cable providers though, and may integrate Time Warner support into the Apple TV in the near future.

by MacNN Staff



  1. pairof9s

    Senior User

    Joined: 01-03-08

    This keeps getting better and better

  1. iphonerulez

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: 11-28-08

    Roku has had a Vevo channel for quite a while and it's terrific. I'm still not going for an AppleTV until it provides full PLEX support and not some kludge.

  1. Mike Wuerthele

    Managing Editor

    Joined: 07-19-12

    I think there's about zero chance that the Apple TV will ever support Plex.

  1. Charles Martin

    MacNN Editor

    Joined: 08-04-01

    Short of Apple buying Plex, EstaNightShift is right. The "kludge" is coming from Plex, not Apple.

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