Posted Thu Jun 23, 2016 at 03:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The NASA app is now available on Apple's set-top box.
NASA has announced the release of its media app for the fourth generation Apple TV. The app now joins previously available versions for iPhone, iPad, Android and Fire OS devices.
"The NASA app has been a fantastic way for the public to experience the excitement of space exploration from their mobile devices," said David Weaver, NASA associate administrator for Communications. "Now, users with the latest Apple TV can explore and enjoy our remarkable images, videos, mission information, NASA Television and more on the big screen with the whole family."
NASA's app is now available free of cost through the App store on fourth generation Apple TVs. Including all platforms, the popular app has been downloaded more than 17 million times, and offers a variety of streaming videos and images related to the agency and space exploration. Here's a full rundown of features per the press release:
- Watch live streaming NASA TV, and get a real-time view of the Earth from the International Space Station
- View more than 15,000 images individually or as a continuous slideshow
- Play on demand NASA videos
- Find the next opportunity to view the International Space Station and other NASA satellites pass overhead, based on your location.
- Display 2-D and 3-D satellite tracking maps
- Discover the latest NASA mission information
- Listen to Third Rock internet streaming radio
- View the Earth as Art image gallery
The fourth-generation Apple TV uses the company's new tvOS designed specifically for the living room with access to a wide array of apps and games. Under the hood, the player is powered by a 64-bit A8 chip with Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi. Likewise, the set-top box is capable of full HD playback at 60 frames per second. In addition, the device comes with an advanced remote with Bluetooth 4.0, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a glass touch surface for intuitive navigation, and a Siri voice search feature for comprehensive voice search results. Prices start at $149.
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