Siri has always been one of the Apple TV’s best features. On a fourth-generation Apple TV or Apple TV 4K, the voice assistant can quickly launch videos, tune to live TV channels, and provide search results for specific genres.But until recently, Apple didn’t offer a hands-free way to use Siri on an Apple TV, like Amazon offers with Fire TV and Alexa, or like Google offers with Chromecast, Android TV, and Google Assistant. If you wanted to control the Apple TV, you had to reach for the remote.That changed with iOS 12.2, which lets you use hands-free Siri voice commands through an iPhone or iPad. Once it’s all set up, you can say things like “Hey Siri, tune to ESPN on Apple TV,” or “Hey Siri, watch Game of Thrones season eight, episode four on the living-room TV,” and Apple will take care of the rest.Here’s a complete guide to getting situated with hands-free Siri voice commands:Step 1: Enable “Hey Siri” in iOSBy enabling … [Read more...] about How to use Siri for hands-free Apple TV control
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AirPlay lets you stream video and mirror your display from iPhone, iPad, or Mac to Apple TV. It also lets you stream audio to Apple TV and any compatible speakers, including those connected to an AirPort Express router. If you're on the same Wi-Fi network, AirPlay simply connects and starts streaming. If you're not on the same network, AirPlay can use point-to-point Wi-Fi to stream. That makes AirPlay great for entertainment, education, and enterprise — just tap a button, choose a target, and watch your show or run your presentation. How to AirPlay video from your iPhone or iPad You can AirPlay any video simply by mirroring your screen. Some video players, like YouTube, will even let you AirPlay right from the video pane (there'll be an AirPlay button on the bottom right of the video window when you tap it). Swipe down from the top right corner of the screen to bring up Control Center. Tap Screen Mirroring. Tap the device you'd like to AirPlay to. If you're not on the same … [Read more...] about How to AirPlay to Apple TV on iPhone, iPad, and Mac
With hundreds of games on the Apple TV that support MFi controllers, the SteelSeries Nimbus is the best game controller to ensure your gaming sessions are at comfortable as possible and feel like a full-blown console experience on your Apple TV. Our pick Made for gaming on all your Apple devices With an impressive 40-hour battery life, ergonomic design, responsive buttons, and great companion app, the SteelSeries Nimbus is the best controller to use with your Apple TV. Plus, if you really hate the Siri Remote, the Nimbus can control your Apple TV playback with ease! Who should buy the SteelSeries Nimbus Oceanhorn, Minecraft, and Leo's Fortune are just three examples of amazing games that you can play on your Apple TV and why wouldn't you? Sure, you can play those games on your iPhone or iPad, but when you load up an epic Zelda-like adventure like Oceanhorn on the biggest screen you have, it makes the game feel even more grandiose than you ever thought possible. Not to mention, … [Read more...] about Best Apple TV Game Controller in 2019
When Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the current version of the Apple TV streaming box in 2015, he famously said, "The future of TV is apps." Now an Apple app could make that box obsolete.Once you get past the credit card and magazine stand, Apple's March 25 event was all about streaming TV. But the company's one piece of streaming TV hardware, the excellent Apple TV box, went virtually unmentioned. Instead we learned about a triumvirate of services that may or may not prove to be excellent: an overhaul of the Apple TV app, Apple TV channels and Apple TV Plus. Despite the confusingly similar names, they're all different. Plus is the easiest to understand: It's basically Apple's version of Netflix, but with approximately a million fewer shows and a monthly price that's yet-to-be-announced. We'll know more this fall, but its initial popularity will depend on the devotion of Apple fans. Now playing: Watch this: Apple’s TV app, Apple TV channels and … [Read more...] about Will Apple’s TV app on Roku, Fire TV and Samsung kill the Apple TV box?
Unlike some companies — ahem, Samsung — Apple is notorious for keeping its future product plans under ultra-tight security. This makes the new product guessing game a little harder, but not impossible. Apple hasn’t even hinted that a 6th generation Apple TV is in the works for 2019, but with an all-new Apple TV streaming service on the way, rumors about an accompanying new device have been heating up. As such, we’ve rounded up everything we can find about what Apple might be planning for this new device, adding our own prognostication along the way so you can get a leg up on what Apple has planned for its streaming future. What’s missing from the Apple TV 4K? Before we dive into the future, let’s quickly recap where we are now. While the Apple TV 4K is a great streamer — especially for heavy Apple users — there are some flaws to address. For one thing, without a USB-A port, there’s no way to access movies, photos, or music … [Read more...] about Apple TV 2019: Here’s everything we want from Apple’s next streamer