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.
It was a big week for hot tech news, with the latest cutting edge gadgets making headlines. Apple was not left out of the fun, with the company just two weeks away from its next product launch. Twitter has a brand new Apple account, serving up iOS tips, tricks and support. Looking to the fall, fans of gridiron football with an Apple TV will need to look elsewhere for live games. But a new top-tier iPhone could be in the works for September. Here are more details on some news highlights from the past week.
When the Apple TV needs a complete reset to factory settings, there is usually a problem with tvOS that does not get resolved by a simple reboot. The process of resetting the Apple TV will update the unit to the latest firmware version and remove data such as account passwords and user preferences.
If the light on your Apple TV blinks for three minutes straight or the unit does not work properly after a reboot, it might need to be restored to factory settings. Here are instructions on how to restore the Apple TV firmware with iTunes and a computer.
The Apple TV can be paired with one remote control, however doing so makes other remotes unrecognizable to the Apple TV. To use multiple remotes (two or more) with one Apple TV console, the unit must be unpaired with one remote. To unpair an existing remote follow these steps:
On the Apple TV navigate to Settings -> General -> Remotes -> Unpair Apple Remote.