Apple TV update includes iTunes Radio, AirPlay from iCloud, more

By Shawn Knight
Sep 20, 2013
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  1. Apple has released a software update for their Apple TV set-top box that delivers a number of new features and services. Chief among them is iTunes Radio, the streaming music service that debuted alongside iOS 7 a couple of days ago.

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  2. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Guru Posts: 802   +87

    I have a sneaking suspicion that IP radio will become another bubble. Every car manufacturer will create or partner with one powered by ATT or Verizon. It could be a reason to exclude AM and FM from base models. It would get rid of an antenna.
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 7,250   +962

    I wonder if the Apple TV will get a hardware refresh anytime soon.
  4. mevans336

    mevans336 TS Enthusiast Posts: 163   +11

    It bricked mine. I had to connect it to iTunes and perform a restore.
  5. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 561

    At least apple put in the ability to restore it, sometimes you hear of these devices/ games consoles ETC being bricked and having to be sent off for a repair, which can take months.
  6. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,489   +285

    Yes it is good there is a backup plan. Takes the edge off a bricking. Always worry about the "what ifs" for any firmware update.
  7. mojorisin23

    mojorisin23 TS Rookie Posts: 98   +11

    The article did say a hardware update was expected in the coming weeks... I was planning on buying Apple TV, but I think now I'll wait until it is confirmed.
  8. Andysout

    Andysout TS Rookie

    Works for me..!
  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 7,250   +962

    Yeah same. I think the upgrade will mainly be an A6 CPU and maybe a smaller design.

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