New Apps Come to Apple TV

Posted Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT by

Apple's streaming device has been updated with support for five new apps, including The Disney Channel and Vevo.

A recent update has added Vevo, the Disney Channel, Disney XD, the Smithsonian Channel and The Weather Channel to Apple TV's lineup of apps, bringing new content to the popular streaming gadget. Vevo, in particular, comes with a sizeable array of programming, including 75,000 HD music videos. In addition, the Disney apps offer live feeds and on demand options for both channels, but do require an authorized cable/satellite subscription.

These new apps join previously available services like iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, and Vimeo. The Apple TV supports 1080p video, 802.11n Wi-Fi, AirPlay for wireless streaming from iPhones and iPads, and offers a selection of over 15,000 HD movies for purchase or rental.

Apple TV currently retails for $99, and faces stiff competition from rival streaming devices like the Roku 3 and the Google Chromecast.

Source: CNET

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