It's that time of year again, with the 52nd annual Super Bowl taking place on Sunday, February 4th. Catching the final NFL game on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch may not be ideal, but for some it may be the only option. Others may be interested in watching the Philadelphia Eagles face the New England Patriots on the Apple TV hooked up to their big screen.
Google has delivered its YouTube TV app to Apple TV. Apple TV owners were initially expecting the app to launch in 2017, however it was delayed. This week brings the tvOS version of YouTube TV to the App Store, as well as a native app to Roku streaming devices. Previously, YouTube TV subscribers had to deliver content to their Apple TV using AirPlay from an iOS device.
The thaw between Apple and Amazon continues. Hot on the heels of Amazon Prime Video coming to the Apple TV, Amazon has decided to start selling Apple's set top box in its online store. Amazon.com has already posted new product pages for different Apple TV models, although as of this writing they are still unavailable for purchase. Interested buyers can click a button to receive email notification when the products are ready to ship.
After months of waiting, Apple TV owners with Amazon Prime subscriptions can now skip AirPlay. The tvOS App Store features Amazon Prime Video, a stand-alone app bringing thousands of movies and TV shows to streaming directly on the Apple TV. Both fourth-generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K models support the app, which is a free download on the App Store. Support will also be provided for the third-generation Apple TV with no App Store access.
Apple has made a deal to revive the Emmy Award-winning series Amazing Stories. Steven Spielberg's anthology was based on the comic books of the same name and originally aired on NBC from 1985 to 1987. Each episode presented a different story, ranging from horror to science fiction, drama and even an animated episode.