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Opinion: YouTube app update misses the mark

February 24th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner

Perhaps the fixes everyone actually wants for YouTube on Apple TV are still ahead in a more significant update. Perhaps Google just doesn't care. If you want YouTube on Apple TV after all, it's not like you have any other options.


Is Apple ready to embrace Apple TV gaming?

February 23rd, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner

A report earlier this week at Patently Apple states that "... Apple has updated their Apple TV logo trademark by adding all things related to gaming." This could amount to nothing, but there are reasons to hope Apple TV gaming could grow into something larger.


Opinion: Still no support from Apple for Apple TV gamers

February 2nd, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner

I'm not saying anyone would ever buy an Apple TV specifically to play games on it. But if a gamer is debating between Apple TV and the other streaming devices, a working knowledge of and easy access to the tvOS gaming library could easily tip the scale.


Will Nintendo ever offer support for Apple TV?

November 30th, 2017 | by Kirk Hiner

The short answer, of course, is no; playing Nintendo games on your television is well covered by the Switch or Wii U. This is too bad, because the gameplay in Super Mario Run is perfectly suited for Apple TV. But could the company ever give us access to a virtual console ala SEGA Forever?


Cord cutting considerations #1: Sling TV

November 19th, 2017 | by Kirk Hiner

You've surely seen the Sling TV commercials that cater to those of us who get picky about the things we buy. That pickiness actually works against Sling TV in some ways, but it's still a much better deal than your old-timey cable or satellite subscription.


Is the Apple TV 4K worth an upgrade?

September 13th, 2017 | by Kirk Hiner

Apple didn't really give us a whole lot to get excited about with the Apple TV 4K. So is it worth the investment? As much as I hate to say it, that all depends.



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