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Apple discontinues 3rd generation Apple TV

Apple TV 3G

The other shoe has finally dropped. This week Apple officially pulled the third-generation Apple TV from its stores. Previously, the Apple Store online gave consumers an option to purchase the older model set top box for $69 and even compare them. Now the Apple TV 4G with Siri Remote is the only version available, in storage capacities of 32 GB or 64 GB priced at $149 or $199 respectively.

All-new Apple TV Remote app now available

Apple TV Remote iOS

The wait is over for Apple TV owners looking forward to a new remote control option. The official Apple TV Remote app has been released by Apple after being revealed earlier this year. Once installed, any compatible iOS device will function as a remote control for second, third and fourth-generation Apple TV set-top boxes. Not only does the app simplify text entry with a keyboard for search fields, it offers full control of media playback.

Apple TV gets new Siri features in tvOS 10

Apple TV Siri music

The forthcoming update to Apple TV continues to bring fresh surprises for owners of Apple's set top box. Many improvements are coming to tvOS 10, including single-sign-on support and an upgrade to Siri's capabilities. Siri has already opened new doors thanks to the bundled Siri Remote, which simplifies many functions on the Apple TV interface. Four main highlights are coming to Siri with tvOS 10, which is expected to launch this fall.

NCAA March Madness Live app to offer Split Screen option on Apple TV and more

NCAA March Madness Live

Pay TV subscribers will be able to access all of the NCAA's March Madness coverage across 12 platforms, starting with Selection Sunday on March 10th all the way to the Final Four on Saturday, April 2. The Apple TV version of the NCAA March Madness Live app will feature a Split Screen option where users will be able to view two games side-by-side. Other supported platforms will include Amazon Fire TV, Roku players, Roku TV models, desktop computers, tablets and smartphones. College basketball fans will also be able to access all games aired on CBS without a subscription via their computer, smartphone or tablet, and watch select games on TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV’s digital platforms.

How to download Amazon Prime movies to iPhone and watch offline

How to download and watch Amazon Prime movies on your iPhone offline.

Until recently, some of the most popular content streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon would not allow movies and TV shows to be downloaded for offline viewing, much to the disappointment of their subscribers. While Netflix and Hulu haven't budged from their position, Amazon broke from the pack last September by adding Prime Video downloads to its mobile app, which allows Amazon Prime members to download content to their iPhones or iPads and watch it even when an internet connection isn't available or is too lousy for streaming video.

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