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Netflix has ditched Apple AirPlay, and this is why

Last week we saw Netflix decide to drop its AirPlay-capability, so Apple-users won’t be able to beam Netflix shows from their iPhone to their Apple TV anymore.

Apple TV gets an upgrade with Apple TV Channels, Apple TV+

Apple's Apple TV announcement was almost a disappointment, but then it went ahead and brought out the big guns by announcing Apple TV Channels and Apple TV+.

Apple’s news and video subscription services: What we know so far

Apple's scheduled an event for 25 March, and at it we're expecting to see the company unveil both a subscription news service, Apple News, and a TV streaming service (name still to be confirmed/leaked). Rumours of the new subscription services have been dropping like case-free smartphones, along with others that suggest we probably won't see the highly-anticipated next-gen AirPods or the rumour...[Read More]

DStv Now now available on Apple TV devices

In addition to being available on Samsung smart TVs and Android TV boxes, DStv Now can now be streamed in HD on Apple TV boxes. The app is only available on 4th generation (and newer) Apple TV devices, and if you’re still stuck with your 3rd gen box, don’t fret. Apple South Africa is playing the nice guy, because you can trade in your old box and receive R500 back. Then you’ve got a new TV box wit...[Read More]

How to drop DStv and move to Netflix (or Showmax)

Just about every parent in South Africa has asked their adolescent children how the youngsters cope without the magic of satellite television. Once the folks find out how cheap Netflix and Showmax actually are, though, they tend to immediately get on board. But how do you make the change from broadcast to streaming? Step one: Cancel your DStv account. Why drop the DStv account, though? What did th...[Read More]

Apple TV 4K, now with more pixels… and HDR

At a quick glance, the new Apple TV looks just like the previous one, but it’s actually a very different piece of tech, and a far more desirable one. The updated version, aptly called the Apple TV 4K now includes the eponymous support for 4K content along with both common variants of HDR (High Dynamic Range), HDR 10 and Dolby Vision. You also get the same A10X chip that first appeared in the...[Read More]

iOS 9.3 will add night viewing mode and multi-user classroom support

It’s still surprising to see how open Apple has become with its beta testing, and since the company seems to time its iOS, watchOS, and tvOS updates to launch simultaneously, that means a lot of clues coming out at once about the next big gadget enhancements. That’s the case again, as a public beta version for iOS 9.3 – along with developer versions of watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 &#...[Read More]

Netflix is now available in South Africa

Rumours that circulated last year suggesting a local launch of video-streaming service Netflix was imminent have proven to be true, with the service launching in 130 new countries today, including South Africa (bringing the total to pretty much everywhere except China). Previously, a visit to the Netflix website from a South African phone, tablet or computer would return a message saying the servi...[Read More]

Apple TV, now with Siri, a new remote and a freshly minted OS

Apple TV has long felt like the forgotten product in the tech giant’s line-up. Yesterday, Apple unveiled a new model that suggests it’s still intent on invading your living room even if it’s going to leave other electronics companies to make the actual screen. “The future of television is apps,” says Tim Cook, and to that end the new Apple TV has been made far more software-frien...[Read More]

It’s official – Android TV is here

Some time back we reported on the rumours surfacing on Google’s plans of entering your living room with their very own streaming service, and that is exactly what is going to happen. Yesterday at Google I/O, the tech giant unveiled Android TV, their take on streaming TV. Android TV will be a set-top box Android L powered monster encased in Google TV, and will look and perform much like exist...[Read More]

Amazon reported to be targeting April release for video streaming device

Amazon has long been rumoured to be planning a set-top box that would compete with the likes of the Apple TV but, as those rumours appear to be solidifying, it looks like the form factor that we can expect from the device might be a little different. Website TechCrunch is reporting that, according to several sources “familiar with the device”, Amazon is soon going to be launching a vid...[Read More]

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