CUPERTINO, California—June 19, 2013—Apple® lately introduced that HBO GO and WatchESPN at the moment are to be had immediately on Apple TV® becoming a member of the nice lineup of programming presented to shoppers. iTunes® customers have downloaded a couple of billion TV episodes and 380 million films from iTunes so far, and they’re buying over 800,000 TV episodes and over 350,000 films according to day.
“HBO GO and WatchESPN are one of the most most well liked iOS apps and are certain to be massive hits on Apple TV,” stated Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice chairman of Web Device and Services and products. “We proceed to supply Apple TV customers nice new programming choices, blended with get admission to to all the implausible content material they may be able to acquire from the iTunes Retailer.”
Apple TV customers can make a choice from an implausible collection of programming together with over 60,000 films and over 230,000 TV episodes, in addition to the arena’s greatest selection of tune at the iTunes Retailer®. Apple TV additionally gives nice content material from Hulu Plus, Netflix’s streaming catalog, reside sports activities from MLB, NBA and NHL in addition to Web content material from Vimeo, YouTube and Flickr.*
Along with HBO GO and WatchESPN, 3 new content material suppliers* also are to be had lately on Apple TV together with Sky Information, Crunchyroll and Qello providing reside information, sports activities and present TV programming.
HBO GO customers get limitless get admission to to their favourite HBO displays, together with HBO authentic programming, hit films, sports activities, documentaries, comedy specials and extra. This comprises complete seasons of the most efficient of HBO, plus bonus options and particular behind-the-scenes extras. HBO GO on Apple TV calls for a subscription to HBO thru taking part tv suppliers.
WatchESPN on Apple TV delivers a one-stop video vacation spot for sports activities enthusiasts with reside get admission to to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Buzzer Beater/Objective Line to those that obtain ESPN’s networks as a part of their video subscription from affiliated suppliers. In style sports activities and fan-favorite displays come with faculty soccer and basketball, Monday Night time Soccer, MLB, NBA, main golfing tournaments, all 4 Grand Slam tennis occasions, SportsCenter, PTI and extra. Moreover, curated on-demand video that includes the latest and related content material—together with highlights and information clips from ESPN.com in addition to short-form segments from techniques equivalent to E:60, Outdoor The Traces, SC Featured, Recreation Science and others—can be available thru WatchESPN for the primary time by the use of Apple TV to all customers.
Sky Information on Apple TV delivers a reside 24/7 information feed to customers in the USA, UK and Eire, together with breaking information and headlines from industry, politics, leisure and extra. Along with the reside feed, customers can compensate for explicit tales at any time by the use of the intensive on-demand information library.
Crunchyroll, the main world video carrier for Eastern Anime and Asian media, will permit subscribers international to observe the newest HD displays one hour once they air in Japan. Qello, a number one on-demand streaming carrier for HD concert events and tune documentaries, gives unfastened or paid subscriptions to tune enthusiasts international. New customers can join Crunchyroll and Qello right away on Apple TV.
Apple TV makes it simple to experience iTunes video and tune proper to your HD TV. Coming this autumn, iTunes Radio™ will give you a surprisingly personalised tune enjoy immediately on Apple TV in accordance with your listening historical past and previous purchases from iTunes. And with iCloud®, you’ll be able to purchase films and TV displays on Apple TV and watch them to your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod contact®, Mac® or PC. iCloud additionally retail outlets pictures and pushes them wirelessly to all of your gadgets together with your Apple TV. iCloud is a surprisingly simple approach to get fast get admission to to your whole content material, regardless of which tool is getting used.
iPhone, iPad and iPod contact customers can use AirPlay® to circulation tune, pictures and movies from their gadgets immediately to their HD TV with Apple TV. iPhone 4S, iPhone five, iPad, iPad mini, 5th technology iPod contact and Mac customers can use AirPlay Mirroring to turn the display in their tool proper on their HD TV, letting them circulation internet pages, spreadsheets and even video games.**
Pricing & Availability
Apple TV calls for iTunes 10.five or later. Apple TV calls for an 802.11g/n Wi-Fi community or Ethernet community, a broadband Web connection and a HD TV able to 1080p or 720p and an HDMI cable this is offered one at a time. iTunes film and TV display availability varies via nation. 3rd technology Apple TV is needed to play 1080p video. HBO GO, Watch ESPN, SkyNews, Crunchyroll and Qello require Apple TV device model five.three to be had as a unfastened device replace for 2nd and 3rd technology Apple TV customers.
*Content material availability varies via nation, would possibly require account subscriptions and is probably not to be had in all territories.
**AirPlay calls for an iOS tool working iOS four.2 or later. AirPlay Mirroring isn’t supported at the authentic iPad. AirPlay Mirroring is supported at the following Mac fashions: iMac® (Mid 2011 or more recent), Mac mini (Mid 2011 or more recent), MacBook Air® (Mid 2011 or more recent), and MacBook Professional® (Early 2011 or more recent).