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Apple TV update brings apps for Disney, the Smithsonian, Vevo and The Weather Channel

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#1 OFFLINE   Athlon646464


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 10:58 AM

Apple TV update brings apps for Disney, the Smithsonian, Vevo and The Weather Channel
Rumors that Apple was about to expand the Apple TV's channel selection have just come true -- the company has quietly rolled out apps for the Disney Channel, Disney XD, the Smithsonian, Vevo and The Weather Channel. The new portals deliver the on-demand video you'd expect from their respective services. 
There are live components, however: Vevo fans get non-stop music videos through Vevo TV, while The Weather Channel jumps to live broadcasts during major storms. Any locally supported channels should appear the next time you use your Apple TV, although you'll need to be a qualifying cable or satellite subscriber to run the Disney apps.

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#2 OFFLINE   dmspen


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 07:46 AM

In addition, the Netflix app is updated to include Profiles so different users under the same account can keep their lists separate. To do this you have to go to the Netflix website and set up Profiles for each person. When the Apple TV Netflix app is opened, you'll be asked to choose a profile. To switch profiles at other times, press the Menu button until presented with the Profiles list.


I also just found out you can move or disable apps.

To move an app - select it with the remote, hold down the middle button until the icons jiggle (sound familiar), then move the app with the directional arrows on the circle

To disable an app - open Settings->General->Parental Controls. From there you can enable/disable apps.

#3 OFFLINE   lparsons21


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:30 AM

I didn't know either of those things, thanks.  Where did you find that?


I'll be editing a bit today 'cause too many of those icons represent things that either require a subscription I'm not interested in, or only work if you have something besides Dish or Direct as providers, essentially making them less than worthless to me.  :)

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 07:40 AM

This particular info was in an article on an app I use called ZITE. It's a magazine type app that congregates articles based on your preferences. The Apple TV update article mentoined those things.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:25 AM

Too bad DirecTV users can't get the Disney owned channels (Disney and ESPN) using AppleTV.  As a customer I really don't care whose at fault I just want them to work things out so I can use the same features a cable customer can.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:46 PM

Well why not a show time app too?

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